May 12, 2009 7:21 pm
High Ceilings and high doors
How about high vs higher ceilings
2340 doors are nice and have them on 2590 ceiling height makes them look almost "floor-ceiling" styled house without using commerical…
I have been thinking and thinking about what type of window coverings to use in my two bedrooms. The main window in each I am going to use the white lace type…
window and door colour help me pls???
It's hard to just give advice as colours are chosen more to personal liking than anything else.
Did you already decide what window system you use? Do you have…
It's not easy to adjust bifold doors if the tiles are too high. Check with the supplier of the door about the clearance height. The door should then be packed under the…
Locks on bedroom doors, yes or no?
The only locks we are having will be on the separate toilet doors. Every bedroom has an ensuite and both the bedroom and bathroom doors will not have locks on them. The…
May 21, 2009 10:59 am
Leaking sliding door.
Could the water somehow be getting into the frame at a particular section of the frame (which is not affected by the strength of the rain) and then trickling out?
Sliding Doors Help !
Bifold doors? But they are hard/impossible to screen, not sure if that is a concern or not.
Panelled doors, so you mightn't…
Hard Wired Doorbell
We got our hard wired doorbell from Bunnings. Thankfully, just before the Gyprock, I remembered that we would need a doorbell…
window fixing problem
frame size: 45mm,68mm,128mm windows. anybody can help how to fix to double brick wall please. attached frame profile. My email
Bifold doors after handover?
What did you have before then? You didnt upgrade before?
I think Ed@ecoclassic would probably be able to do something as he works in that…
Hi gilman, thanks for the reply.
I think we have a slightly different idea of plantation shutters
I should have included a picture sorry. We're looking more at this…
Entrance door question
The main reason I want a security door is so I can open the solid door and be able to talk to whoever's on the outside without being in any danger. I know the nice old…
Height of front door handle.
I thought I may have got it wrong, but I just double checked my contract and it was $1,416. I thought it was not too bad a…
Moving a brick arch
The wall is load bearing. You will need engineering advice for both suggestions. An arch naturally bears the load where a square will need a steel lintel. Get some…
PVC or Aluminium window
European Ali windows are not comparable with OZ/NZ stuff.
Hardware, strength,thermal performance, appearance... not comparable.
Compare apples with apples and the ali…
A&L versus Dowell
Thanks Ed. We are in country SA, building with a large country builder, not PD.
thanks for your reply.
Jun 03, 2009 8:42 pm
Folding glass doors
Well what a little tennis match this thread turned out to be.
Keep it up you two
I'm learning heaps while you two are sparring like this.
No final decisions as yet.…
Roller blinds installation
Sunscreen rollers don't offer privacy at night when the lights are on. You can get translucents which allow light during the day & provide some…
Jun 07, 2009 2:08 pm
Entrance Handle Price
you know I see them on ebay all the time for less than $120. People buy them and then change their mind for one reason or another. Save the extra few hundred! Spend it…
Windows Roller Shutters
Can anyone please recommend installer based on pricing and quality?
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,…
Plantation Shutters on Rollers??
I just went to curtain wonderland to get a quote for our whole house.. $24000!!!!
I can get that down to approx $12000 buying online and installing myself (through i…
Annoying question for ed.
This is in an established house that we want to renovate. It's not a new build or anything like that.
Jun 11, 2009 8:08 pm
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…
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…
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…
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…