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borg
borg
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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borg
Sep 14, 2009 9:55 am
borg
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...
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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
borg
borg
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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borg
Oct 01, 2009 11:32 am
borg
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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borg
Oct 05, 2009 9:18 pm
borg
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
Neverfinished
Neverfinished
6 October 2009

Bennetts Bespoke Curtains

Bennetts Bespoke Curtains

Jazzie, if you are the perfect child as I am sure you are, you will not let another year pass without getting your mother the curtains befitting her station in life. Just…

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Neverfinished
Oct 06, 2009 8:55 pm
Neverfinished
jodge
jodge
7 October 2009

Sliced Pacific Maple - External Bi-Fold

Sliced Pacific Maple - External Bi-Fold

Hello cole_stew. . . I'm revisiting your thread in the hope of some information. I'm investigating a similar thing at the moment. . . we're going for a Hume XS24-1200…

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jodge
Oct 07, 2009 4:26 pm
jodge
ahorner
ahorner
7 October 2009

hanging internal door & image of flush panel door

hanging internal door & image of flush panel door

Hi everyone two things, please: - does anyone know how much it costs to hang an internal door? an estimate. I live in Melbourne. - what does an external flush panel door…

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ahorner
Oct 07, 2009 5:24 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 October 2009

What are window reveals / lugs

What are window reveals / lugs

We have recently gotten a few quotes from some window companies but a lot of the quotes state they don't include reveals or lugs. I'm not…

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ECOECO
Oct 08, 2009 9:54 pm
ECOECO
BecH
BecH
9 October 2009

Brisbane builders, a question

Brisbane builders, a question

Sorry I have only just checked back this post Kylie - I've pm'ed you. billdsl - I spoke to Geoff (who is the manager in maroochydore) from there a couple of weeks ago,…

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BecH
Oct 09, 2009 1:44 pm

Master bedroom window : starts approx 1.8m from the finish floor level All the bedrooms : starts approx 1.5m from the finish floor…

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room4acubby
Oct 10, 2009 11:04 am
room4acubby
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ECOECO
Oct 10, 2009 12:13 pm
ECOECO
makoby
makoby
11 October 2009

does anyone have "dune" colourbond windows??

does anyone have "dune" colourbond windows??

I was really wanting dune/woodland grey as my colours but I didnt want dark window frames and they arent a choice to us in Dune (which is so annoying cos my hubby is a…

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makoby
Oct 11, 2009 12:33 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 October 2009

Roof Windows vs Skylights

Roof Windows vs Skylights

A roof window opens whilst a skylight is a fixed pane. The names between the two culd probably blur between the two types I guess between manufacturers

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Dukekamaya
Oct 12, 2009 2:12 pm
Dukekamaya
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 October 2009

Local double-glazing supplier

Local double-glazing supplier
1 ... 4, 5, 6

If you Google WTO and ISO you will find that ISO is much more than quality management. One of the purposes is the avoidance of repeated…

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ECOECO
Oct 14, 2009 9:31 am
ECOECO
Reno_girl
Reno_girl
14 October 2009

Sashless windows

Sashless windows

I've received two quotes so far and both are the same. Has anyone used Shuggs or Aneeta before? Would you recommend them Thanks

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Reno_girl
Oct 14, 2009 10:51 am
jspitz
jspitz
14 October 2009

Options on window coverings for a really narrow window.

Options on window coverings for a really narrow window.

Hi, we have two narrow windows in our powder room (280mm) and am unsure what options there are to cover them. I had wanted to do a honeycomb like sheer blind on them but…

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jspitz
Oct 14, 2009 8:13 pm
ozzybird
ozzybird
15 October 2009

Stacker doors - Curtains, blinds or something else?

Stacker doors - Curtains, blinds or something else?

(I am also recessing the track into the ceiling to make it look neater.) Wow that would be cool but I don't think our builder would do this without some serious $$ from us.

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ozzybird
Oct 15, 2009 7:29 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
17 October 2009

Garage conversion and carport - feedback - photos

Garage conversion and carport - feedback - photos

The only problem I can see is from my experience garages and carports have no waterproofing membrane underneath the floor and consequently can feel damp and as such are…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 17, 2009 5:17 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
17 October 2009

Changing a normal bathroom single door to a louvered door?

Changing a normal bathroom single door to a louvered door?

The only louvered doors Ive seen recently are cupboard or old pantry doors (much smaller and thinner) and wonder if they are even made now a days?

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 17, 2009 5:26 am
ring09
ring09
17 October 2009

Does anyone have black timber venetians?

Does anyone have black timber venetians?

I've seen really dark chocolate brown venetians in DFH display homes, which almost look black, they look really good and probably will be going down this path myself. I…

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ring09
Oct 17, 2009 10:04 am
ring09
d3p
d3p
18 October 2009

Big window guideline

Big window guideline

Hi all... I was hoping if anyone can direct me to the right path, in relation to window height/width guidelines. We have finalised our drawing. Somehow i become paranoid…

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d3p
Oct 18, 2009 11:10 am
sabby32
sabby32
18 October 2009

Windows dramas - anyone have such problems???

Windows dramas - anyone have such problems???

An update on our windows drama. Ed, we have complained extensively to both the manufacturer and the builder and waiting for a decision. The builder keeps saying he will do…

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sabby32
Oct 18, 2009 3:40 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 October 2009

Double Hung Windows repair - know anyone?

Double Hung Windows repair - know anyone?

Welcome. :D I googled the broken component - "sash balancer" "spiral…

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ECOECO
Oct 19, 2009 3:03 pm
ECOECO
TheAlbany
TheAlbany
20 October 2009

Advice about door handles wanted see photo.

Advice about door handles wanted see photo.

Replace them with some new gainsborough ones but in their range of the older style/looking door handles :-D :) :( :-o :shock: :-? 8) :lol: :-x :-P :oops: :cry: :evil: :twisted: :roll: :wink: :-| :: :z: :n: :sh: :th: ::cheerleader::

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TheAlbany
Oct 20, 2009 1:26 am
TheAlbany
dragon20
dragon20
20 October 2009

Advice on - Paint or re-stain skirting

Advice on - Paint or re-stain skirting

LOL! I think this is really starting to be a discussion about personal preference :) The timber seems to be good timber, i not sure what constitutes good timber but its in…

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dragon20
Oct 20, 2009 6:26 pm


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