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Arthur
Arthur
5 November 2009

Photo-grey window awnings

Photo-grey window awnings

I want to shade my windows on the north side of the house with awnings. I understand that you can have these retractable and motorised etc with sensors, but that seems an…

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Arthur
Nov 05, 2009 3:43 pm
Michelle From Perth
Michelle From Perth
5 November 2009

Is it worth upgrading windows?

Is it worth upgrading windows?

You could use this product guide: http://www.viridianglass.com/products/d ... 20Data.pdf It has quite a lot of data specifically related to light, insulation and solar…

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Michelle From Perth
Nov 05, 2009 4:03 pm
Carmel
Carmel
5 November 2009

Timber Blinds. Cheapa-Blinds online. Heard of them?

Timber Blinds. Cheapa-Blinds online. Heard of them?

We eventually ordered our blinds from All Blind Solutions. Turned out they had done a couple of friends homes. I found the idea of ordering online a bit too uncomfortable.…

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Carmel
Nov 05, 2009 6:06 pm
Carmel
Steveo
Steveo
5 November 2009

Timber vs Aluminium

Timber vs Aluminium
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Steveo - "Is there an independant that can look at plans and comment on glazing choice "bang for buck"??" Certainly Steveo! You can find…

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Steveo
Nov 05, 2009 7:47 pm
Steveo
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
6 November 2009

Vertical blinds. What is your opinion?

Vertical blinds. What is your opinion?
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Add me to the list of people who dislike verticals! In my current house I fitted aluminium venetians from Spotlight. Knowing they have 20% off days on a regular basis I…

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HappyCamper_au
Nov 06, 2009 4:09 pm
shunt
shunt
6 November 2009

cavity doors scraping

cavity doors scraping

:: Thanks heaps for that . I removed part of the frame and adjusted the nut...and all is good. I appreciate your help.

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shunt
Nov 06, 2009 8:58 pm

Something like these mummyfixer? I LOVE them. I have never seen the fabric around though...has anyone…

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themax
Nov 06, 2009 9:47 pm
themax
Bam
Bam
8 November 2009

Looking for place to buy nice Roller blinds in Melbourne

Looking for place to buy nice Roller blinds in Melbourne

^ Ive seen H2B's blinds in person, and must say the quality is great!

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Bam
Nov 08, 2009 1:14 pm
Bam
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
12 November 2009

Change upside down doors?

Change upside down doors?

Here is a picture of a similar door, the short panels are supposed to be at…

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buildingwithhamra
Nov 12, 2009 7:54 am
sarahc
sarahc
13 November 2009

Confused which door/window covering to choose. HELP!

Confused which door/window covering to choose. HELP!

Hi there, I am building in wa and hoping that someone can help. I have had a few quotes and am tossing up between the following for coverings for my two large sliding…

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sarahc
Nov 13, 2009 3:27 pm
Humph
Humph
15 November 2009

Gumy stuff around windows

Gumy stuff around windows

Thanks Fiffaro and Fu Manchu. I wont sound like a nurd now when I go to Bunnings. Humph.

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Humph
Nov 15, 2009 12:28 am
Humph
themax
themax
24 November 2009

Tinted windows are they too dark inside?

Tinted windows are they too dark inside?

Thanks Sheepdog (cool name!), that is helpful, I will keep tha tin mind. I haven't decided yet.

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themax
Nov 24, 2009 7:41 pm
themax

I like all off the other ideas. Don't go with the venetian thing, it looks awful and dated! What about a bi-fold door?…

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netadelle
Nov 25, 2009 9:21 am
netadelle
Bek
Bek
26 November 2009

Front Door Handles - Is it me or does this look wrong?

Front Door Handles - Is it me or does this look wrong?
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Congratulations, well done!!!!! I'm glad this forum gave you the strength to speak up, and in turn, get what you deserve!

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Bek
Nov 26, 2009 9:37 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
30 November 2009

EcoClassic - Email Questions & Queries

EcoClassic - Email Questions & Queries

Hi I must apologise to anyone who has tried to get contact us via email recently, especially on the homeone…

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ECOECO
Nov 30, 2009 9:16 am
ECOECO
sylerion
sylerion
8 December 2009

Reasonably priced Blinds in Perth metro area

Reasonably priced Blinds in Perth metro area

After comparing the blinds prices from Bunnings, Kresta, Westral, we went for the Ikea ones.Looks pretty good and sturdy.

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sylerion
Dec 08, 2009 1:59 am
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
13 December 2009

Quality of roller blinds

Quality of roller blinds

I've been doing some online pricing of roller blinds from few websites which all seem to charge about the same. I have yet to do any quotes with actual blind stores -…

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buildingadreamhome
Dec 13, 2009 2:09 pm
buildingadreamhome
Cougs
Cougs
13 December 2009

Does anyone have this type of Roller Blinds?

Does anyone have this type of Roller Blinds?

Hi Jazzie, We are close to hand over to our new home and we are deciding on roller blinds. What we want are plain ones but double…

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Cougs
Dec 13, 2009 4:43 pm
Cougs
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
14 December 2009

Venetian Blinds for Stairwell Window

Venetian Blinds for Stairwell Window

Our stairwell window faces West and it lets in ALOT of heat, last summer you could feel it in the stairwell as you walked up and down. So, I'd have to say that yes it…

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House-To-Be
Dec 14, 2009 4:21 pm
GraveDilute
GraveDilute
21 December 2009

Poor window supports

Poor window supports

OK. My confidence has been battered after seeing their response to remedial works required from an independent building inspection, so I assumed this was more poor…

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GraveDilute
Dec 21, 2009 3:03 pm
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
22 December 2009

Gaps between our windows and brickwork - is this normal?

Gaps between our windows and brickwork - is this normal?

I created a thread earlier today about this... I couldn't find the question answered anywhere - but finally found this thread! (Whoops, didn't really need to create my own…

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webbiegareth
Dec 22, 2009 5:07 pm
waylow
waylow
31 December 2009

frameless glass stacker doors

frameless glass stacker doors

Couldnt pay me enough to fit another lotus frameless system. There is just no comparison between them and dorma or hafele (other than price!)

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waylow
Dec 31, 2009 4:47 pm
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kristofw
Jan 01, 2010 11:55 pm
kristofw
Striking
Striking
5 January 2010

Replacing aluminiumm window with timber

Replacing aluminiumm window with timber

Timber windows and doors are quite expensive, you are probably looking at $2k ish.... ball park

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Striking
Jan 05, 2010 8:30 pm
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Bam
Jan 06, 2010 7:30 pm
Bam
themax
themax
9 January 2010

Door Closer?

Door Closer?

I'm pretty sure it will. I intended to get one for our new timber front door, BUT now that I think about it it won't be any good if I need to *close* the door quickly if…

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themax
Jan 09, 2010 8:55 pm
themax
GO_Kylie
GO_Kylie
11 January 2010

Windows for new house

Windows for new house

Hi, Have you considered using energy efficient glass rather than double glazing? There are a large number of energy efficient glazing options available, with specific…

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GO_Kylie
Jan 11, 2010 11:23 am
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
11 January 2010

replacing roller on old sliding glass door

replacing roller on old sliding glass door

Is this a hard thing to do? Our glass sliding door (leading onto our deck) doesn't slide smoothly and i was hoping it might be a simple task to…

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dirkadirk
Jan 11, 2010 3:19 pm
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
12 January 2010

Noise from busy street, best/cost effective options?

Noise from busy street, best/cost effective options?

I used to live across the road from a busy railway station interchange. I too got used to the noise. The large cattle and coal haulers actually shook the block of units…

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Nathan SteelFab
Jan 12, 2010 1:12 pm
Nathan SteelFab
rocketleaves
rocketleaves
13 January 2010

Sliding fly screen door

Sliding fly screen door

Bulleen Screens located at Burwood. Dowell Windows & most builders order screens from it.

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rocketleaves
Jan 13, 2010 2:07 pm
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Zee
Jan 13, 2010 8:32 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 January 2010

Sliding door panels or options which dont restrict opening?

Sliding door panels or options which dont restrict opening?

There's a 2.65 wide stacker in our showroom. I think we added it since your visit. 2 panels open to give a 1.57m opening. Standard sizes are 2.65m and 3.01m. Ours…

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ECOECO
Jan 16, 2010 12:15 pm
ECOECO
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?
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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

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