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Tillie
Tillie
20 January 2010

Obscure sidelights

Obscure sidelights

Thanks for suggestions, I bought a piece of chocolate coloured blockout material and tacked it to the architrave, which shall see us through the summer months :lol: :lol: Once…

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Tillie
Jan 20, 2010 8:12 am
mickeyb
mickeyb
21 January 2010

What is this Blind called??

What is this Blind called??

Thanks Kek, these guys have the product I’m looking for but there based in Sydney and I’m in Melbourne. Emailed every supplier which I could Google, and know I have…

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mickeyb
Jan 21, 2010 10:06 pm
mickeyb
dragon
dragon
22 January 2010

Lintel too small?

Lintel too small?
1, 2

In our house, they have used solid bricks above all lintels.

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dragon
Jan 22, 2010 2:05 am
dragon
Lex
Lex
22 January 2010

A funny noise - is it my window?

A funny noise - is it my window?

Our whole house shakes and rattles in the wind. (stupid rental house). cant wait to move into our new house! We have glass (well no,…

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Lex
Jan 22, 2010 10:05 pm
Lex
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
23 January 2010

Looking for recs for fly screens- Melbourne

Looking for recs for fly screens- Melbourne

You can also try these guys, they are based in Preston and are cheaper than Michaels. http://www.perta.com.au/

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House-To-Be
Jan 23, 2010 4:56 pm
trepidman
trepidman
29 January 2010

sheer blinds that let the breeze through

sheer blinds that let the breeze through

You can get clips that you affix to the frame and when you pull the blind down you push the ends of the blinds into the holders. You can get them…

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trepidman
Jan 29, 2010 7:09 pm
trepidman
monkeyupatree
monkeyupatree
30 January 2010

Double blinds and venetians

Double blinds and venetians

Just wondering about peoples thoughts/experience on fabric…

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monkeyupatree
Jan 30, 2010 1:44 am
monkeyupatree
u9026a
u9026a
30 January 2010

140mm wide lintel

140mm wide lintel

Thanks for that builda, I knew I could do that, I guess I was looking for a less labour intensive method, i.e, just bung a pre-cast concrete lintel up. I guess that is the…

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u9026a
Jan 30, 2010 12:59 pm
gpierce
gpierce
31 January 2010

Double Doors & Locks

Double Doors & Locks

Just thought of something else. You can replace the hinges with ones with springs in them. I have no idea where to find these in Australia as a quick search revealed…

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gpierce
Jan 31, 2010 1:00 pm
themax
themax
31 January 2010

Eyelet Curtain Rods Installer

Eyelet Curtain Rods Installer

I think The Grey Army and Spinners both have carpentry type or handyman people.

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themax
Jan 31, 2010 4:51 pm
themax
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
1 February 2010

Noisy double roller blinds?

Noisy double roller blinds?

what we did instead of having a double blind was put two blinds on. The sunscreen one went inside the window frame and the blockout one went outside the frame. Hardly lets…

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wakeboardandy
Feb 01, 2010 8:17 am
wakeboardandy
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 February 2010

Fly screen quality?

Fly screen quality?

I've never heard of Velcro used for flyscreens but I can't see any real drawbacks... as long as you can't see it,…

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ECOECO
Feb 01, 2010 4:31 pm
ECOECO
kek
kek
1 February 2010

Corner Stacker doors

Corner Stacker doors

I would imagine the retractable kind would work - you'd have to have two, and they'd meet at the corner. :th: Something like these:…

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kek
Feb 01, 2010 7:59 pm
kek
Scaredy Cat
Scaredy Cat
1 February 2010

French Doors to Balcony - Swing in or out?

French Doors to Balcony - Swing in or out?

Whenever the doors are open have a ceiling fan or regular fan operating. It will keep most of the bugs out. Worked for us for a long time...

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Scaredy Cat
Feb 01, 2010 11:14 pm
kek
kek
2 February 2010

Quieter doors, rugs and sound proofing house?

Quieter doors, rugs and sound proofing house?

While building, we rented a single storey house and were driven crazy by the noise. ::hyst:: There were carpets in the bedrooms and the small lounge, but the main part of the…

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kek
Feb 02, 2010 3:43 pm
kek
led
led
3 February 2010

Balcony opening..Sliding or bifold?

Balcony opening..Sliding or bifold?

Hi Jodge, kinda depends on how the costs of each work out. I think floor to ceiling would be better than shorter doors and a window. The doors would be 2400 - 2500 plus a…

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led
Feb 03, 2010 5:41 pm
james-locksmith
james-locksmith
4 February 2010

Security Locks on Windows

Security Locks on Windows

you can install the windows yourself as well .you can learn it from doityourself website

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james-locksmith
Feb 04, 2010 12:27 am
theyetti
theyetti
4 February 2010

Hallway Windows.. what size?

Hallway Windows.. what size?

Hey all I am in need of some advice. Our original plans had 3 hallway windows of 9 wide and 18 long. On inspection today the windows installed…

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theyetti
Feb 04, 2010 6:08 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
6 February 2010

Standard window sizes

Standard window sizes

Thanks for the replies. Huge help! :)

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mrssnowden
Feb 06, 2010 6:24 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 February 2010

Is a quote 10mm wider the norm?

Is a quote 10mm wider the norm?

We are building a kit home & the window cavity as quoted from the kit company is for example 1200 x 800mm. The quotes say 1210 x…

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ECOECO
Feb 06, 2010 11:27 pm
ECOECO
pinkapples
pinkapples
7 February 2010

Double Hung Windows are WAY too tight!!!

Double Hung Windows are WAY too tight!!!

They are brand new from Langs building supply. I saw someplace that there is a screw someplace that you tighten and loosen to adjust. But i cannot find it.

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pinkapples
Feb 07, 2010 3:44 pm
pinkapples
kek
kek
7 February 2010

front door color

front door color

Check with your builder - with some, painting the inside of the front door to match internal doors is standard. With others, it's automatically the same as the outside of…

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kek
Feb 07, 2010 7:21 pm
kek
OMG
OMG
9 February 2010

Dumb window question re sizes on plan

Dumb window question re sizes on plan

Bugger - here I was thinking I would be all organised & ready when we moved in just to hang them! Oh well - thanks Ed - you have saved me from running around trying to…

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OMG
Feb 09, 2010 1:51 pm
Ari
Ari
12 February 2010

Should lintels be painted?

Should lintels be painted?

They didn't give us an date for handover. They're probably afraid of what is in the report.

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Ari
Feb 12, 2010 9:13 am
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gpierce
Feb 12, 2010 10:03 pm
mikkyG
mikkyG
13 February 2010

Shutters for an interior Void

Shutters for an interior Void

We purchased and assembled our kits from http://www.shutterkits.com.au/. They were cheap, came up a treat and the retailer was very helpful with instructions, tips etc…

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mikkyG
Feb 13, 2010 9:38 pm
craftytess
craftytess
13 February 2010

a blind question

a blind question

@judie: that's a good option. isn't it they are a bit dearer than the double hollands? @suh: i figured that i like the light-filtering shades too more than the blockouts.…

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craftytess
Feb 13, 2010 10:11 pm
TheVulcan
TheVulcan
14 February 2010

Trend Bi-Fold Doors

Trend Bi-Fold Doors

I have access to a x2 new T r e n d Ali bifold doors. If recall correctly they are: 5 panel 2.4m x 4m in Nat Matt. They are brand new, never left the factory.…

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TheVulcan
Feb 14, 2010 6:02 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
15 February 2010

Sliding stacker door that is hidden in the wall cavity.

Sliding stacker door that is hidden in the wall cavity.

www.windowsbydesign.com.au 29/328 Reserve Road Cheltenham Vic 3192 The showroom is worth checking out, it's the nicest showroom I have seen by far. They are part of the…

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McKinnon
Feb 15, 2010 6:01 pm
kaindec
kaindec
15 February 2010

Who knows about doors?

Who knows about doors?

Hi, i would like to install a new internal door for the study. There house seems to have been built with a door in mind for the future. The dimensions are 2217H x 890W x…

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kaindec
Feb 15, 2010 6:48 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
15 February 2010

Long Casement Windows on First Floor

Long Casement Windows on First Floor

A window grille is not quite the right description, a false juliet balcony. There are a lot of these in Brighton and Balwyn because most of them have long casements in the…

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McKinnon
Feb 15, 2010 10:26 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
15 February 2010

Insides and outsides of window frames

Insides and outsides of window frames

A whole lotta people on this forum have started their posts with "I know this is a dumb question but ...". I've never done that til now! But here goes ... I know this is…

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Elizabeth
Feb 15, 2010 11:24 pm
paulfe
paulfe
16 February 2010

Venetian Bi Folds

Venetian Bi Folds

Thanks for the offer but I am in Sydney!

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paulfe
Feb 16, 2010 10:30 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
17 February 2010

Floor to ceiling windows

Floor to ceiling windows

Are you having screens as well? Check out Centor Architectural screens, they look fab with wide openings.

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McKinnon
Feb 17, 2010 10:48 am
Bam
Bam
17 February 2010

*Custom* Timber Bifold Companies

*Custom* Timber Bifold Companies

Thanks McKinnon :D I quite like the look of timber and although a few people have mentioned the maintenance involved, Id rather pay for the look involved with timber and…

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Bam
Feb 17, 2010 11:57 am
Bam
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
17 February 2010

Finally found great alum windows.

Finally found great alum windows.

Do they use thermal breaks? I can't see any reference to them on their website.

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Elizabeth
Feb 17, 2010 9:20 pm
Southies
Southies
18 February 2010

Finding odd size door

Finding odd size door

pop into a local joinery company if an exact match is required.

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Southies
Feb 18, 2010 5:26 pm
Southies
Annietom
Annietom
20 February 2010

Bifold Door Flyscreens

Bifold Door Flyscreens

$2,500 - $3,200 - F** ME Come on in I say to the flies!!! I can't afford that in a blue fit! what a scam! WE just got the flyscreens on all other doors (cept front) and…

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Annietom
Feb 20, 2010 11:47 am
Annietom
andy
andy
21 February 2010

plantation shutters on a stacker door that slides

plantation shutters on a stacker door that slides

they are not cheap approx $4000 ,they look great . You can also see them at any victory blind showroom.

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andy
Feb 21, 2010 8:23 am
Brenny
Brenny
21 February 2010

Wave Pivot door - Cedar or Vic Ash

Wave Pivot door - Cedar or Vic Ash

Many thanks for your help. Think I will go the victorian ash rather than pay the extra. We are building for the first time, I thought it would be a lot easier than this.…

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Brenny
Feb 21, 2010 1:28 pm
TheVulcan
TheVulcan
22 February 2010

Sliding glass doors, switching locaiton of sliding panels?

Sliding glass doors, switching locaiton of sliding panels?

It can be done. The ones I have done required little hack-saw to cut off a piece of the sliding sash. The top and bottom of the sliding sash at the interlock is punched…

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TheVulcan
Feb 22, 2010 11:28 pm
andy
andy
23 February 2010

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters

we are not sure if white plantation shutters or timber look shutters will go with blackbutt flooring . the walls are off white . any opinions txs :?

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andy
Feb 23, 2010 9:34 pm
TheVulcan
TheVulcan
24 February 2010

Cost to install First Floor Windows

Cost to install First Floor Windows

I would need more details as to what's involved. If it was a house under construction timber frame stage I would say. Scaffold hire = $125 . Cost to pick it up, errect,…

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TheVulcan
Feb 24, 2010 7:05 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
25 February 2010

retractable screen doors

retractable screen doors

Will look at CDK. All savings are good. Thanks

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mrssnowden
Feb 25, 2010 9:17 pm
overwhelmed
overwhelmed
25 February 2010

plantation shutters

plantation shutters

we are not sure if white plantation shutters or timber look shutters will go with blackbutt flooring . the walls are off white . any opinions…

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overwhelmed
Feb 25, 2010 9:51 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 February 2010

Changing existing windows to louvres??

Changing existing windows to louvres??

I have two square awning windows in my splashback. Is it possible to change these to louvres? If so, would it be a nightmare or relatively…

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ECOECO
Feb 26, 2010 10:35 pm
ECOECO
kek
kek
27 February 2010

Need a good Blinds and curtain company in Melbourne.

Need a good Blinds and curtain company in Melbourne.

I have checked few companies before window covering blinds installation at my home. I have installed Roman Blinds from Energy Window Fashions ( ) in Melbourne. They did…

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kek
Feb 27, 2010 3:12 pm
kek

I think Corinthian & Hume are the 2 main ones, our builder uses hume and we're having the Accent mostly and a few feature doors (to be used on pantry, Laundry), these are…

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BecH
Feb 28, 2010 12:02 am
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
28 February 2010

Sliding wall

Sliding wall

Thanks Ed. I had a look at that site and it's not really what I'm after. I might be best to try for a cavity slider mechanism. Anyone know where to get these from?

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mrssnowden
Feb 28, 2010 4:52 pm


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