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ECOECO
ECOECO
10 July 2009

Road noise problem- need advice - laminate glass

Road noise problem- need advice - laminate glass

The greatest difference comes form the total thickness of glass. The air gap makes little difference. We found that laminated glass makes a difference of 1 dB over the…

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ECOECO
Jul 10, 2009 5:03 pm
ECOECO
buzz
buzz
10 July 2009

Ready made blinds for slighty odd(?) window size

Ready made blinds for slighty odd(?) window size

Ah, thanks claego... I'll look for a good deal on the cutting down. Thanks for that! :) buzz

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buzz
Jul 10, 2009 11:35 pm
buzz
ibe6ube9
ibe6ube9
10 July 2009

wisdomhomes and double galzed windows

wisdomhomes and double galzed windows
1, 2

Why don't you ask wisdom to give you a credit, and use your own window supplier? I have done this with some of mine, I…

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ibe6ube9
Jul 11, 2009 12:07 am
Pebble
Pebble
11 July 2009

Advice needed - frosted glass in bathrooms

Advice needed - frosted glass in bathrooms

I have a full length window in my bathroom and we left it clear on purpose, I figured it would be good to have a nice venetian blind in there or something. Funny enough…

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Pebble
Jul 11, 2009 10:25 pm
Pebble
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 July 2009

"Turn" a sliding window into a vertical slider

"Turn" a sliding window into a vertical slider

Hi All Can an aluminium horizontal sliding window be re installed as a vertical slider (in a shed), or are they structurally different. On its…

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ECOECO
Jul 11, 2009 10:33 pm
ECOECO
kyton
kyton
12 July 2009

house entrance - is timber only option?

house entrance - is timber only option?

Some relations of ours hate timber so when they built their home they had double front doors installed that were aluminium framed with stained glass inners. They also had…

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kyton
Jul 12, 2009 3:57 pm
kyton
room4acubby
room4acubby
12 July 2009

Rumpus Room Windows

Rumpus Room Windows

Thanks for the great comments. I suppose as a bit of background, we have been in a real dilemna as to how to look out to our backyard (Block faces East West). To the…

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room4acubby
Jul 12, 2009 6:59 pm
room4acubby
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 July 2009

Question for Ed

Question for Ed

Hi Ed or anyone else. Just wondering if you would know an approximate price on the Vantage Magnum Stacker Sliding Door to…

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ECOECO
Jul 13, 2009 10:08 am
ECOECO
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
13 July 2009

Cleaning sliding doors.

Cleaning sliding doors.

once you are rid of the sand, I find diluted liquid sugar soap is the only cleaner I need for ANYTHING these days. Add a squeegee (sp?) & your windows will sparkle....&…

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Hammerhead
Jul 13, 2009 6:58 pm
Hammerhead
seeking solutions
seeking solutions
13 July 2009

Colour Help

Colour Help

what are your surroundings like??

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seeking solutions
Jul 13, 2009 8:57 pm
seeking solutions

I changed from one standard height door to two double higher feature doors with glass (Corinthian INF4G).... total cost,…

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iTalk
Jul 14, 2009 11:46 am
iTalk
andy_min
andy_min
14 July 2009

Ensuite Windows

Ensuite Windows

Andy_min what are the dimensions of your double shower and the glass. I want to make sure that we don't end up with water just spraying…

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andy_min
Jul 14, 2009 9:16 pm
andy_min

a couple of…

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kexkez
Jul 15, 2009 11:56 am
kexkez
Hels
Hels
16 July 2009

Fly screens and doors

Fly screens and doors

Lisa - It would be a good idea to go through the window company as you know you will be getting a good fit on the screens and doors. Strange how PD use A&L for Access and…

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Hels
Jul 16, 2009 12:54 pm
Hels
Tony & Emma
Tony & Emma
16 July 2009

Double Glazing

Double Glazing

Just rang Burbank, the base price is $254,900.00. It's strecthing my budget! Leave no room for other costs like driveway, fencing, other…

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Tony & Emma
Jul 16, 2009 4:41 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 July 2009

Low-E and UV protection

Low-E and UV protection

I am sure we can do this, but the price will be significant. Local DGUs plus…

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ECOECO
Jul 16, 2009 8:00 pm
ECOECO
Helyn
Helyn
17 July 2009

Laundry Door - what are my options for covering it?

Laundry Door - what are my options for covering it?

I do like the "new" style laundry doors as descibed by Helyn with the window/blind in them, but with two large dogs, the pet flap would take up most of…

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Helyn
Jul 17, 2009 11:32 am
Helyn
CoNNiE
CoNNiE
17 July 2009

Sliding Cavity Door in Established Home...

Sliding Cavity Door in Established Home...

Thanks jbdave... you cant see it in the pic but there is actually already a small wall on the left side, so it's just a matter of putting something in the middle to close…

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CoNNiE
Jul 17, 2009 3:50 pm
mikemix
mikemix
18 July 2009

Tilt & Turn Windows

Tilt & Turn Windows

We have one in our showroom (make that old showroom as we are moving as we…

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mikemix
Jul 18, 2009 10:03 am
KMBuilding
KMBuilding
18 July 2009

Has anyone installed 'Element Thermal Break Windows'?

Has anyone installed 'Element Thermal Break Windows'?

I am currently investigating thermal break windows and would be interested in feedback on 'Element Windows' product line or any thermal break alternatives people have…

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KMBuilding
Jul 18, 2009 10:39 pm
Casa2
Casa2
19 July 2009

Cost to add argon fill for a double glazed unit

Cost to add argon fill for a double glazed unit

I'm signing contracts with a builder next week and there's a lot on my mind. I'll PM you about the argon price.

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Casa2
Jul 19, 2009 4:56 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 July 2009

I still need curtains?

I still need curtains?

Double glazing does not replace the benefits of curtains, but it does make the windows perform better than single glazed windows. Single glazed with heavy curtains is…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 20, 2009 1:06 am
Yak_Chat
donuts
donuts
20 July 2009

Sheer curtains!!!!

Sheer curtains!!!!

sorry fully I don't have the cost of the sheers ... all I know is for that whole window, not the bay one but the plain one, for the blockout roller in Daintree fabric, the…

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donuts
Jul 20, 2009 1:48 pm
donuts
lisanne
lisanne
20 July 2009

HELP!!! Roman upgrade issue!!!!

HELP!!! Roman upgrade issue!!!!

I just got a call from Vista and they said it would be between $6,500 and $7k for my blinds with their current promotional offer which is 50% off some of the blinds. I…

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lisanne
Jul 20, 2009 6:41 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
20 July 2009

Honeycomb/Cellular blinds

Honeycomb/Cellular blinds

The hard data is sketchy. Thermal insulation is theoretically better than normal blinds. Acoustic insulation might be beter. Double glazing gives you an STC improvement…

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dymonite69
Jul 20, 2009 11:04 pm
dymonite69
monaclare
monaclare
22 July 2009

Different types of wood and staining

Different types of wood and staining

Okay, so the fingers and toes crossed its cedar ::lol:: Thanks for that!

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monaclare
Jul 22, 2009 4:53 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
22 July 2009

Fly / Securtiy screen recs in Melbourne

Fly / Securtiy screen recs in Melbourne

thanks Ed ill give them a call. Just another question; Do fly screens and security screens come in common window colours? We are having Woodland…

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ECOECO
Jul 22, 2009 7:57 pm
ECOECO
James Bond
James Bond
22 July 2009

How much rain can hardwood timber reveals cope with?

How much rain can hardwood timber reveals cope with?

Hi We have just installed UPVC windows with hardwood internal timber reveals. There are no walls on the house but there is a roof. The windows are getting rather wet in…

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James Bond
Jul 22, 2009 8:47 pm
James Bond
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themax
Jul 23, 2009 10:23 pm
themax
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
24 July 2009

Front door with glass - security door or not

Front door with glass - security door or not

I like the look of the stainless steel mesh. Will be something to consider once we have started to build. I do not suppose you have an image of one of those doors fitted…

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Zerosignal
Jul 25, 2009 12:50 am
digamma
digamma
26 July 2009

Security Door Help Which One

Security Door Help Which One

That aluguard stuff is tough. It does cut down a lot of visibility and airflow, but you could crash a truck into it and it would be fine. At least with the fibreglass mesh…

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digamma
Jul 26, 2009 11:16 am
digamma
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 July 2009

What door options have i got

What door options have i got

Essentially a bi-fold is one door cut in half and hinged to fold back on itself. Bi-fold french doors would be two of these which meet together when closed

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Dukekamaya
Jul 28, 2009 8:10 pm
Dukekamaya
THECONCRETOR
THECONCRETOR
29 July 2009

Window brand recommendations

Window brand recommendations
1, 2, 3, 4

we are owner building and paid a bit extra for dowel as we had them in our other house and they were good and strong. Also someone we know has jason windows and they are…

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THECONCRETOR
Jul 29, 2009 4:35 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
29 July 2009

Fitting dummy knobs

Fitting dummy knobs

Give that man a beer :D I never thought of that way to do it. Makes perfect sense now :oops: The screw is 55mm long, so more than enough to get…

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ECOECO
Jul 29, 2009 11:49 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
30 July 2009

Windows sized vs finished size?

Windows sized vs finished size?

Yes, the reveals is the timber frame around…

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ECOECO
Jul 30, 2009 6:03 pm
ECOECO
buzzard_38
buzzard_38
30 July 2009

Mould around window reveals in Beechwood homes

Mould around window reveals in Beechwood homes

Has anyone had any problems with mould around the window reveals in there new Beechwood home? Any feedback would be appreciated thank you

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buzzard_38
Jul 30, 2009 9:43 pm
King willy
King willy
1 August 2009

Sliding door for family room

Sliding door for family room

Hi Im big on the sliding cavity doors. I think you will need a 1200mm door. You can get them of the rack. But they are a bit dearer than say a 1050mm @ $90.00. The cavity…

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King willy
Aug 01, 2009 1:37 pm
King willy
Bam
Bam
2 August 2009

Double glazing windows: do they make a BIG difference?

Double glazing windows: do they make a BIG difference?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes, does sound weird :lol: :P There's just too many things to think of when building. Im starting to think it would have been a lot simpler going through a builder who I…

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Bam
Aug 03, 2009 12:51 am
Bam
joeygbh
joeygbh
4 August 2009

Security door supplier/installer in West ?

Security door supplier/installer in West ?

Point Cook, VIC Just had one installed - mesh only in frame. Give Jim at…

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joeygbh
Aug 04, 2009 2:42 pm
joeygbh
gettingThere
gettingThere
10 August 2009

Last chance to change the positioning of our doors. HELP

Last chance to change the positioning of our doors. HELP

I'd move the bed1 and bed4 doors closer and reverse the opening of bed1 door Def. leave a door on the linen cupboard unless you're super…

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gettingThere
Aug 10, 2009 2:25 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
10 August 2009

Reflective Window coverings

Reflective Window coverings

Yep - window tinting - check out the 3m web site for the plethora of their products.

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Yak_Chat
Aug 10, 2009 9:22 pm
Yak_Chat
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kristofw
Aug 12, 2009 1:16 pm
kristofw
Visionarii Brad
Visionarii Brad
12 August 2009

Traditional look UPVC windows

Traditional look UPVC windows

Hi Daniels, I think I know which ones you mean. There is a display at the Mornington Home Innovations centre (Bungower RdMornington) and I think the exhibitor is called…

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Visionarii Brad
Aug 12, 2009 4:05 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
13 August 2009

Replacing windows in old home

Replacing windows in old home

Yes, that's right. Not all but most, and especially some manufacturers... and better quality & performance than nearly all. PVC…

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dymonite69
Aug 13, 2009 1:00 am
dymonite69
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 August 2009

Installing windows in an existing house

Installing windows in an existing house

The total value of the works will mean you need someone with a builder's licence. Ed

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ECOECO
Aug 14, 2009 6:26 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
15 August 2009

Transposrting a sliding door

Transposrting a sliding door

You should remove the active panels and lay everything flat. The panels should lift out. Ed

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ECOECO
Aug 15, 2009 10:48 am
ECOECO

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