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ECOECO
ECOECO
10 June 2009

Anyone changed the opening config on Bifolds post installati

Anyone changed the opening config on Bifolds post installati

Hi The configuration of bifold doors depends upon the construction of the door and the hardware. Some doors with 4 panels can't be configured with 1 of these as a…

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ECOECO
Jun 10, 2009 8:55 am
ECOECO
francesca
francesca
10 June 2009

Discount entry doors?

Discount entry doors?

Hi everyone, Wondering if anyone knows of any auctions other than graysonline or discount suppliers/factory outlets for front entry doors? I am new to the building game,…

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francesca
Jun 10, 2009 2:31 pm
Kristi
Kristi
10 June 2009

Plantation Shutters on Rollers??

Plantation Shutters on Rollers??

I just went to curtain wonderland to get a quote for our whole house.. $24000!!!! :shock: I can get that down to approx $12000 buying online and installing myself (through i…

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Kristi
Jun 10, 2009 3:33 pm
Kristi
Casa2
Casa2
11 June 2009

Annoying question for ed.

Annoying question for ed.

Hi Casa2, This is in an established house that we want to renovate. It's not a new build or anything like that. Nice to…

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Casa2
Jun 11, 2009 8:08 pm
fik
fik
11 June 2009

Wooden venetians or Double Roller Blinds?

Wooden venetians or Double Roller Blinds?

Guess it is personal preference, but they both seem to look good and I cant decide. It's helpful to hear what others have put in kids bedrooms - thanks - will just have…

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fik
Jun 11, 2009 8:48 pm
Bam
Bam
12 June 2009

Stacker doors/open corner

Stacker doors/open corner

Ooooohhhh! I understand! :D Good thing I clarified, who knows what I would have ended up with :lol: Thanks Ed :D

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Bam
Jun 12, 2009 1:20 pm
Bam
T&V
T&V
13 June 2009

Standards for Ali Window manufactured frames?

Standards for Ali Window manufactured frames?

Hi Ed, with age comes tollerance - in my hayday i'd have come out swinging, but i like my site to run smoothly & my buildings (& windows) soundly built (with this little…

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T&V
Jun 13, 2009 12:32 am
Macy
Macy
13 June 2009

Huge Doors and Windows

Huge Doors and Windows

North-facing, north-facing, north-facing (that's in the southern hemisphere, reverse in the northern hemisphere). I saw my first…

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Macy
Jun 13, 2009 7:33 pm
will0305
will0305
14 June 2009

are security screens worth it if they don't meet a standards

are security screens worth it if they don't meet a standards

I was going to get them along with the house, but am now thinking of waiting until I can afford the real security screens eg that mesh type stuff.

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will0305
Jun 14, 2009 5:01 pm
Visionarii Brad
Visionarii Brad
16 June 2009

PVC or timber windows

PVC or timber windows

Credit where it's due. I personally have never heard a bad story about Stegbar, their product or their service. Even as industry rivals, we rate them pretty well. Good on…

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Visionarii Brad
Jun 16, 2009 11:37 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 June 2009

Standard Window Sizes?

Standard Window Sizes?

Great advice all round. Just adding to keep in mind the use of low-lites. Doesn't add any real cost to the extra mullion but saves you a…

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ECOECO
Jun 16, 2009 4:23 pm
ECOECO
rowan
rowan
16 June 2009

Upstairs windows - Regulations - Do I need restrictors

Upstairs windows - Regulations - Do I need restrictors

Hi Builder is trying to tell us we need restrictions on the wind out windows upstairs - mainly because I think they stuffed up and we have windows that wind out about…

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rowan
Jun 16, 2009 8:52 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
18 June 2009

Wrong window sizes

Wrong window sizes

I would not know... I am always accountable. If we make an error on a take-off we admit that and do the…

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ECOECO
Jun 18, 2009 3:02 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 June 2009

Windows for Sound Control

Windows for Sound Control

Ok, thanks Ed. One of the drawbacks I can see with installing a secondary window is how do you clean the existing window. When I…

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ECOECO
Jun 19, 2009 1:18 pm
ECOECO
donuts
donuts
19 June 2009

Holland Blinds

Holland Blinds

In any case I personally would be waiting to see what the house is like to live in (and see what the surrounding houses end up being like?) before investing in permanent…

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donuts
Jun 19, 2009 5:50 pm
donuts
janelle007
janelle007
22 June 2009

Security doors

Security doors
1, 2

Hi there, I'm knew to the forum, i was reading through the thread and thought i'd comment. The Security doors your looking at are probably Crimsafe Stainless Steel…

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janelle007
Jun 22, 2009 1:59 pm
janelle007
StuRat
StuRat
22 June 2009

Timber and uPVC windows made in Europe

Timber and uPVC windows made in Europe

Most popular is tilt and turn, which allows users to open the window into ventilation position and leave it as no rain will get in or noone will…

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StuRat
Jun 22, 2009 5:42 pm
Judie
Judie
22 June 2009

Where to Buy Curtains. Found Some! Thanks for the help :-)

Where to Buy Curtains. Found Some! Thanks for the help :-)

The Ikea curtains I was looking at weren't so good in real life. Add that they had a blue stripe with the black, grey and white and they got crossed off my list pretty…

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Judie
Jun 22, 2009 11:24 pm
Judie
erinleigh
erinleigh
25 June 2009

Ebay Door - Advice PLEASE!!

Ebay Door - Advice PLEASE!!

check the width of your doorway and make sure it's the same. It looks like the plain version of the corithian door we put as our laundry…

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erinleigh
Jun 25, 2009 12:03 am
erinleigh

Hi Ed That was quick, thanks for that. I guess we'll just have to wait until someone moves in to see how much we can actually see. I find it…

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ECOECO
Jun 26, 2009 5:16 pm
ECOECO
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
28 June 2009

Window covering for 3080x2400 sliding doors...help!

Window covering for 3080x2400 sliding doors...help!

We have all ways had verticals on sliding doors but we have the same dilemma we have decided not to do any thing ATM. We have friends that have the honey comb blinds on…

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JohnAndTarin
Jun 28, 2009 10:43 am
JohnAndTarin
dymonite69
dymonite69
29 June 2009

Windows - more than just good for looking or looking good

Windows - more than just good for looking or looking good

In most designs, the size and location of windows are usually dictated either by their appearance from the outside or the views obtained from the inside. However,…

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dymonite69
Jun 29, 2009 1:13 am
dymonite69
kexkez
kexkez
29 June 2009

Cheaper versions of this entrance door

Cheaper versions of this entrance door

I'll try and get a nicer pic this week with the handle on it.

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kexkez
Jun 29, 2009 8:40 pm
kexkez
Building_Nerd
Building_Nerd
30 June 2009

How do doors change energy efficiency?

How do doors change energy efficiency?

Hmm I see... The theatre room already has one door included, I just want to change it to double doors. I'm not even sure why I want double doors, I…

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Building_Nerd
Jun 30, 2009 9:06 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
30 June 2009

Windows with Argon instead of air - should i say anything?!

Windows with Argon instead of air - should i say anything?!

Yes the gap is most important... argon is a definite benefit, but it does not take the place of good…

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ECOECO
Jun 30, 2009 11:36 pm
ECOECO
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
1 July 2009

Need help with Bi-Fold Door Sizes

Need help with Bi-Fold Door Sizes

Spoke with Corinthian they do not have them on display but were happy to give us a tour of the factory to see them if we want. Currently we are sourcing the price of the…

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Zerosignal
Jul 01, 2009 12:42 pm
goskan
goskan
1 July 2009

Beautiful Blinds and Luxaflex Honeycomb Shades

Beautiful Blinds and Luxaflex Honeycomb Shades

I think the patent story on Kresta is a marketing strategy (not necessarily true :-). I also got a quote from them and was told that everything is produced in Perth…

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goskan
Jul 01, 2009 10:19 pm
jbaby
jbaby
2 July 2009

Roller Shutters vs Security Grilles vs Clear Mesh

Roller Shutters vs Security Grilles vs Clear Mesh

Yes I am funny ! :lol: Roller shutters aren't cheap there is a $6500 price difference between security grilles and the roller shutters. My main concern is security and…

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jbaby
Jul 02, 2009 12:03 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 July 2009

comfort plus glass

comfort plus glass

All "clear" float glass is green, I agree. But any "iron free" glass…

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ECOECO
Jul 02, 2009 10:32 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 July 2009

Window position

Window position

An owner builder or builder normally comes up with a concept, passes the elevations and plans to the window supplier who turns it into a window schedule. The sizes in the…

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ECOECO
Jul 03, 2009 11:13 am
ECOECO
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
3 July 2009

Measurements and quotes

Measurements and quotes

We got quotes for our blinds based on the plans but the companys we got quotes through said that the plans can be out so they would need to do a proper measure after…

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brendondanielle
Jul 03, 2009 9:42 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 July 2009

Casement and single hung?

Casement and single hung?

I understand your reasoning. No need to apologise, I have no emotional tie to awning windows, I just…

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ECOECO
Jul 05, 2009 8:44 am
ECOECO
Maniradha10
Maniradha10
7 July 2009

Closing off the ensuite with a door ...

Closing off the ensuite with a door ...
1, 2

Thanks..hmm expensive :-) but they look beautiful These three doors were just under $4000 ::: Mrs B...how are you :D thank you for your lovely words,…

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Maniradha10
Jul 07, 2009 10:05 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
7 July 2009

info on window codes

info on window codes

Hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone can help with a site with window codes and sizes trying to get blinds so ready when…

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ECOECO
Jul 07, 2009 11:23 am
ECOECO
alpino
alpino
8 July 2009

Painting federation/colonial windows

Painting federation/colonial windows

That's a good idea. I also heard about some plastic that stick to the glass and remove after but didn't look for it yet. I guess the worst part is to strip the old paint…

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alpino
Jul 08, 2009 3:30 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
8 July 2009

How to sound-proof doors? (ensuite)

How to sound-proof doors? (ensuite)

Oh wow, that's something to consider! I didn't know you could do that, lol.

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grace_slick
Jul 08, 2009 4:41 pm
grace_slick
digga123
digga123
9 July 2009

Comfort Plus Glass

Comfort Plus Glass

Thanks Ed. I just learnt all about cleaning this type of glass and it doesn't sound good. I think I'll stick with standard glass and spend the saved money on thick curtains.

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digga123
Jul 09, 2009 1:41 pm
room4acubby
room4acubby
9 July 2009

West or North Facing Windows or Doors

West or North Facing Windows or Doors

Macy, Thanks for that we to the East of Melboure, that's why I want to put the windows on the North of the Rumpus and the need for a pergola on the West.

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room4acubby
Jul 09, 2009 9:11 pm
room4acubby
grace_slick
grace_slick
10 July 2009

Installing bit of wall over window curtain rails

Installing bit of wall over window curtain rails

Does anyone think the wall pelmet will still look ok based on those pics? Any other suggestions? (the only reason I don't want a fabric pelmet is cause the curtains will…

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grace_slick
Jul 10, 2009 3:02 pm
grace_slick
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 4:03 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 10:35 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 10, 2009 11:07 pm
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 9:25 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 9:33 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 2:57 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 5:59 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 9:08 am
ECOECO


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