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KingHenry
KingHenry
31 August 2009

Fly Screens

Fly Screens

Hi, Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately the bar does slightly protrude past the architrave when the casement window is open. We may have to bite the bullet and get a…

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KingHenry
Aug 31, 2009 1:14 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
31 August 2009

Changing Garage door and Window frames to Timber finish

Changing Garage door and Window frames to Timber finish

It's all too late... but A&L would not have given you timber look anyway. Sorry, Ed

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ECOECO
Aug 31, 2009 11:09 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 September 2009

Can scratches be removed from a window?

Can scratches be removed from a window?

I in Melbourne. A lot of the windows did have film on them and "someone" removed it, so everything got covered in mortar and now lots of…

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ECOECO
Sep 01, 2009 6:14 pm
ECOECO
Roz
Roz
1 September 2009

One large or two smaller windows?

One large or two smaller windows?

Thanks buildingwithhamra and 4walls. We have still to buy furniture so this makes it a bit tricky to visualise the room layout... good point though that 300mm is narrow…

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Roz
Sep 01, 2009 10:55 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
2 September 2009

Sound proof large cavity doors

Sound proof large cavity doors

The gap would roughly be the same. Its not a matter of the door being sliding or not, its whether the door is hollow or solid. I used to have a door on my old studio which…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 02, 2009 9:41 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
4 September 2009

Window sil crack anything to worry about?

Window sil crack anything to worry about?

These systems have been in use for some time, 'often' may have been a poor choice of word. I should they they have been known to fail due to the barriers being…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 04, 2009 7:16 pm
Dukekamaya
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Stormy
Sep 05, 2009 8:05 am
Stormy
kyton
kyton
5 September 2009

windows 1.8 m high , is it a bit too big ?

windows 1.8 m high , is it a bit too big ?

Every single one of our windows are 1.8m high - the widths are the only thing that vary. Only know this for sure since I just went and measured them all this morning for blinds.

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kyton
Sep 05, 2009 1:59 pm
kyton
pete002
pete002
5 September 2009

doors/window onto balcony

doors/window onto balcony

Check out copmliance isues with AS 1288 and BCA VOL 2 Housing Provisions - Glazing. Installing openings on balconies particularly over 1m high and double sliders require…

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pete002
Sep 05, 2009 4:36 pm
Rowena
Rowena
5 September 2009

Cost of double glazing

Cost of double glazing

Thanks Ed. I value your opinion. ::smile::

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Rowena
Sep 05, 2009 7:29 pm
Rowena
ECOECO
ECOECO
7 September 2009

Finishing off External Alum Sliding Door flashing

Finishing off External Alum Sliding Door flashing

Hi We have an old house (100 yr) that has had a alum sliding door replaced in a single brick wall / concrete floor. The black flashing has been…

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ECOECO
Sep 07, 2009 10:47 am
ECOECO
paddy
paddy
7 September 2009

2400 window height with a 2550 ceiling

2400 window height with a 2550 ceiling

I would say you could go up to a 2300 height assuming you have a 450 eave and about 20-22.5 degree roof which is pretty common and will leave you…

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paddy
Sep 07, 2009 12:46 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
7 September 2009

Anyone have pics of Corinithian Madison Door

Anyone have pics of Corinithian Madison Door

Yes they did and the most worrying thing about that is that they or our SS didn't…

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House-To-Be
Sep 07, 2009 9:38 pm
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
8 September 2009

Awning over windows.. supplier / cost?

Awning over windows.. supplier / cost?

Ours have to go over the northern side of the house .. and it has to go there because the windows are not shaded by eaves .. hence! .. I'll go visit bunnings and see if…

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bluemetal77
Sep 08, 2009 11:01 pm
bluemetal77
JilaMint
JilaMint
10 September 2009

Removing white "design" across the middle of doors

Removing white "design" across the middle of doors

wow ... learn some new piece of useless trivia on this forum…

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JilaMint
Sep 10, 2009 11:22 am
dreamhome
dreamhome
10 September 2009

window locks in M@tricon homes

window locks in M@tricon homes

We are building with M. Are you getting aluminium windows or timber windows? I think the locks come with the windows with it is an aluminium window but if it is a timber…

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dreamhome
Sep 10, 2009 10:05 pm
dreamhome
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 September 2009

Bricked in a window

Bricked in a window

The jobs almost finished... 1) Take the architraves off the jambs, you can leave the reveals in place. 2) Flash the underside of the frame to prevent rain getting…

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ECOECO
Sep 11, 2009 3:49 pm
ECOECO
indigo9
indigo9
11 September 2009

Cost of getting doors installed?

Cost of getting doors installed?

I was charged $400 labour to install a new front door. I supplied second hand door (art deco house) that they had to modify, hinges, locks and…

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indigo9
Sep 11, 2009 8:27 pm
deathgod
deathgod
12 September 2009

magnetite thoughts

magnetite thoughts

have done the whole council thing hopefully this will kill teh noise a fair bit

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deathgod
Sep 12, 2009 2:36 pm
Steveo
Steveo
13 September 2009

Venetians Internal to Double Glazing... available now PICS

Venetians Internal to Double Glazing... available now PICS

Indeed Ed, I had a play with your magnetic window yesterday, and it is an amazingly smooth operation for something fuly enclosed. Not for us, but an excellent idea none the less. ::smile::

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Steveo
Sep 13, 2009 11:57 am
Steveo
Guest
14 September 2009

Haymes products on timber windows

Haymes products on timber windows

Haymes products are usually very good. I have used haymes for the inside of my house. In saying that I am using interier/exterier enamel for the archs and skirts and have…

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Guest
Sep 14, 2009 9:55 am
petershaw
petershaw
15 September 2009

How to paint a window frame?

How to paint a window frame?

I need to paint exterior of the window to match my other windows, but for the interior, I want to stain it. I got enough old paint left. it is oil based.

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petershaw
Sep 15, 2009 9:45 am
gearel
gearel
15 September 2009

Vertical blinds "Vane Saver"

Vertical blinds "Vane Saver"

Hi All, I have verticals throughout my house which of course blow in the wind and snap. I have a mixture of verticals. Those that contain a plastic insert at the top…

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gearel
Sep 15, 2009 2:16 pm
MarkoL
MarkoL
17 September 2009

When can you measure for window coverings

When can you measure for window coverings

Thanks everyone.. our builder tells us that the carpenter should be early next month so i will wait til he has done his thing before I get the blinds people in.

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MarkoL
Sep 17, 2009 8:25 am
woodsey
woodsey
17 September 2009

Temporary Curtains? is there such thing?

Temporary Curtains? is there such thing?

A lot of people here use those temp redi-shades from Bunnings - they are less then $10 each from memory. If you do a…

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woodsey
Sep 17, 2009 1:48 pm
haywgl
haywgl
17 September 2009

Child Safe Blinds

Child Safe Blinds

Thanks for your comments everyone. That site was very interesting nettadelle, very sad too :( It seems alot of the so-called Safety Devices used on blinds are no more safe…

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haywgl
Sep 17, 2009 3:26 pm
haywgl
StephenM
StephenM
17 September 2009

Sliding door - privacy type lock but both sides?

Sliding door - privacy type lock but both sides?

Some one posted a link to this supplier elsewhere on this site. I think they may have something that will work for…

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StephenM
Sep 17, 2009 8:58 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 September 2009

(1) Thermal Cracking Issues and (2) Argon Gas Loss??

(1) Thermal Cracking Issues and (2) Argon Gas Loss??

Thanks for that. The Sunguard site has a lot of relevant information including comments about frames being in direct contact with concrete…

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ECOECO
Sep 19, 2009 9:53 am
ECOECO
lisanne
lisanne
19 September 2009

Security Doors for a Madison104 door

Security Doors for a Madison104 door

We have a Corinthian Madison104 door and we want to get a security door to complement it. I remember seeing a security door that had the bars…

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lisanne
Sep 19, 2009 6:10 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 September 2009

Windows by the sea

Windows by the sea

Hello, I'm new to this forum and it's great. I've spent about a week reading threads and have found them to be most informative so thanks. My…

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ECOECO
Sep 19, 2009 11:50 pm
ECOECO
gettingThere
gettingThere
20 September 2009

Stegbar Vs Dowell (Boral) windows

Stegbar Vs Dowell (Boral) windows

Thanks Ed :) I'm glad we ordered Stegbar :)

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gettingThere
Sep 20, 2009 12:24 pm
lisahello
lisahello
20 September 2009

Should internal doors be painted on the top and bottom?

Should internal doors be painted on the top and bottom?

Hi Andy, I went around with a mirror to check them top and bottom on our old house saved us heaps of time - they warp quite badly if they aren't. regards Lisa

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lisahello
Sep 20, 2009 8:28 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 September 2009

Replace Awning Style windows

Replace Awning Style windows

Thanks Ed, It does indeed look like I can do some direct replacements; all the measurements will pan out OK - thanks for putting me on the right…

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ECOECO
Sep 20, 2009 10:24 pm
ECOECO
Mark Mc
Mark Mc
21 September 2009

Just for the record - my take on aluminium windows...

Just for the record - my take on aluminium windows...
1, 2

Mark, As an industry person are you able to contribute to my queries about thermal cracking and argon gas loss in another thread in this…

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Mark Mc
Sep 21, 2009 10:51 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
21 September 2009

Sound proofing a double hung sash window

Sound proofing a double hung sash window

Whilst good test data about thermal insulation accompanies many windows, there is less information for specific products on acoustic insulation. The important figure is…

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dymonite69
Sep 21, 2009 8:47 pm
dymonite69
woodsey
woodsey
23 September 2009

Shortening venetians

Shortening venetians

We didn't need to adjust our wooden venetians but did for our aluminium using a special cutter you can get from spotlight, and a hacksaw for the top end. Worked a charm!…

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woodsey
Sep 23, 2009 1:37 pm
2pais
2pais
25 September 2009

Classic Corinthian entrance doors

Classic Corinthian entrance doors

Thanks Hels. But was after PCL4G with PCLSL4G as per the corinthian brochure. Im having only one sildelight.

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2pais
Sep 25, 2009 1:08 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
26 September 2009

Are you a curtain or blinds person?

Are you a curtain or blinds person?
1, 2

I've gone for a combination too. Romans (blockout) in the family, meals, kitchen, stairwell, kids playroom and study Rollers (blockout) in the kids bedrooms, pantry,…

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House-To-Be
Sep 26, 2009 1:13 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
28 September 2009

Window Coverings

Window Coverings

I am very happy with the blinds now they are installed. I love the colour too.

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brendondanielle
Sep 28, 2009 8:45 pm
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
29 September 2009

Rough idea for doors and windows

Rough idea for doors and windows

Hi All Just trying to get a rough idea on what a 3metre bifold door would cost. Also roughly a 3metre long kitchen window with sliding openings. Does that make…

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shackonthehill
Sep 29, 2009 2:58 am
shackonthehill
Jazzie
Jazzie
30 September 2009

which windows?

which windows?

Just had our windows for entire house (rebuild) delivered. They're cedar sashless windows :? There is a big bay window as well which has these nifty wind out doovers :oops:

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Jazzie
Sep 30, 2009 8:08 am
Jazzie
EKT
EKT
30 September 2009

Expected cost for curtains???

Expected cost for curtains???

My kids windows (1.5m x1.8m) in blockout fabric cost $800 to get made and fitted. That was the best price I could find. Oops, I should mention that was for two :)

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EKT
Sep 30, 2009 4:27 pm
Guest
1 October 2009

Pocket door/Sliding door in a wall

Pocket door/Sliding door in a wall

perhaps refer to them as a cavity door and not a pocket slider. I think cavity door is a more comman term.

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Guest
Oct 01, 2009 11:32 am
our place
our place
1 October 2009

Alumin lourve has to be changed to glass!!

Alumin lourve has to be changed to glass!!

We have timber look alumin lourvers running across the front of our house that is under construction, the builder has just informed us to comply with the energy rating we…

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our place
Oct 01, 2009 6:37 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 October 2009

Tilt and turn window coverings

Tilt and turn window coverings

Looking at getting tilt and turn windows and my DW is stressing on what we can use for window coverings due to them opening inwards. I wondering…

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ECOECO
Oct 02, 2009 11:02 am
ECOECO
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
3 October 2009

BIG window for studio, Polycarbonate sheets? other ideas ?

BIG window for studio, Polycarbonate sheets? other ideas ?

I am looking to put a pretty big window into my shed / studio ( on the plans it is a shed :) I would like something about 8' x 8' or 2.5m x2.5m in a single clear panel but…

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D200 Doug
Oct 03, 2009 3:10 pm
Haven
Haven
5 October 2009

PD lifestyle translucent window - anyone have them?

PD lifestyle translucent window - anyone have them?

We're building Prestige, but I don't think that makes much difference. We asked for translucent in the bathrooms as well, but we were told that they don't do a frosted…

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Haven
Oct 05, 2009 6:52 am
Haven
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Guest
Oct 05, 2009 9:18 pm
jodge
jodge
6 October 2009

Urgent help needed with front door.

Urgent help needed with front door.

Hello! I don't know if this will really help, but we are getting the same long fixed handles for our front door (though we're having one of the 1200mm wide doors). Went…

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jodge
Oct 05, 2009 11:39 pm
jodge


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