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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 10:06 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
Jul 01, 2009 12:36 am
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 1:42 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 11:19 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 1:03 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 11:32 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 12:13 pm
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 10:42 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 9:44 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 11:05 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 12:23 pm
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 4:30 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 5:41 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 2:41 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 10:11 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 4:02 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 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


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