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Our PVC slider would be maybe 1/10th the price, do the same job (as all sashes slide) and have an integral…

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ECOECO
Aug 22, 2009 10:58 am
ECOECO
Beeliaroo
Beeliaroo
22 August 2009

How much would it cost to add a door?

How much would it cost to add a door?

Yes a french door will be lovely!! i will have to go around to bunnings to find out how much they are.

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Beeliaroo
Aug 22, 2009 12:04 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
22 August 2009

Low-E glass and passive solar heating

Low-E glass and passive solar heating
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The best prooduct is rockwool treated with a moisture repelent - it's certified as suitable for inside brick / briock veneer walls when a vapour barrier isn't present and…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 22, 2009 3:56 pm
Yak_Chat
liveonimpulse
liveonimpulse
23 August 2009

Aluminum or Timber Bi-fold doors and other questions

Aluminum or Timber Bi-fold doors and other questions

The house faces due east. So the bigger door in the alfresco will be facing north (great in winter) and the smaller one west. However, the alfresco roofing will cover both…

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liveonimpulse
Aug 23, 2009 9:43 am
ozzroo
ozzroo
23 August 2009

Gap between sliding doors?

Gap between sliding doors?

Ed, Was thinking the same when I posetd the pics last night. First thought it may be the angle of my pic but then it really seems one handle is lower than the…

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ozzroo
Aug 23, 2009 1:12 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
23 August 2009

Scratched Windows

Scratched Windows

Some of our windows came with the plastic film over frame and glass. Others didn't have it and have scratches on the frame. I've raised this with our SS and he's looking…

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stonecutter1309
Aug 23, 2009 8:31 pm
stonecutter1309

I had red doors ;D Adored them! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1554269&l=f497b57dd1&id=565306222 This time we are going for the XS24,…

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meghan
Aug 24, 2009 12:53 pm
mgm
mgm
24 August 2009

Can you install a cat door in a double glazed unit?

Can you install a cat door in a double glazed unit?

We have a glass sliding door and it's double glazed. We need to install a cat door so we're thinking of installing it in the static piece of…

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mgm
Aug 24, 2009 5:26 pm
paintbrush
paintbrush
27 August 2009

Curtain Divider/Door

Curtain Divider/Door

My post is a little out of the ordinary, I am not a home owner but a current rentee seeking advice on dividing a very large room. I wish to use the following wires from…

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paintbrush
Aug 27, 2009 7:48 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
30 August 2009

Secondary Glazing vs Blockout Shutters (roller shutters)

Secondary Glazing vs Blockout Shutters (roller shutters)

Prices vary enormously, I think you're in NSW, so that rules EcoClassic out on economics I feel. Are you close to Qld border? If so try A&L Windows in Yatala. The price…

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ECOECO
Aug 30, 2009 10:47 am
ECOECO
Mr_T
Mr_T
30 August 2009

Good Advice Required for Secondary Glazing

Good Advice Required for Secondary Glazing

Thanks. Have emailed you regarding making a mutually convenient appointment time.

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Mr_T
Aug 30, 2009 6:42 pm
cashews
cashews
30 August 2009

sliding doors or bifolds installation cost

sliding doors or bifolds installation cost

Bear in mind you will also need to factor in the price of installing a suitable beam or t section above the door.

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cashews
Aug 30, 2009 8:29 pm
billdsl
billdsl
31 August 2009

Blinds for sliding doors?

Blinds for sliding doors?
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Here are some factors to choose for sliding doors. For more info go through this link :

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billdsl
Aug 31, 2009 9:24 am
billdsl
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 2:14 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
Sep 01, 2009 12:09 am
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 7:14 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 11:55 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 10:41 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 8:16 pm
Dukekamaya
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Stormy
Sep 05, 2009 9:05 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 2:59 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 5:36 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 8:29 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 11:47 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 1:46 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 10:38 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 09, 2009 12:01 am
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 12:22 pm
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 11:05 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 4:49 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 9:27 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 3:36 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 12:57 pm
Steveo
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 10:55 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 10:45 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 3:16 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 9:25 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 2:48 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 4:26 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 9:58 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 10:53 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 7:10 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 20, 2009 12:50 am
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 1:24 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 9:28 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 11:24 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 11:51 am


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