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BuildingACT
BuildingACT
2 November 2008

Silicone joints - what type of glass can I use?

Silicone joints - what type of glass can I use?

Thanks guys! Once we decide on a window/door supplier, I think we'll need to sit down and discuss all the options...if we can maintain the double glazing without having…

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BuildingACT
Nov 02, 2008 9:29 pm
Wingies
Wingies
3 November 2008

Installing window frames

Installing window frames

Thanks I will certainly check out Bowens. I am an ex Melbournian and now prefer the Semi City Life of Shepparton and Surrounds.

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Wingies
Nov 03, 2008 12:27 pm
Wingies
Lyn
Lyn
3 November 2008

Cordless Cellular Shades/Blinds

Cordless Cellular Shades/Blinds

I'm keen on the cellular blinds too, and interested in any response but not much help to you Hannah!

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Lyn
Nov 03, 2008 6:18 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 November 2008

How to install PVC windows in framed walls ??

How to install PVC windows in framed walls ??

Hi EcoClassic, So the total depth of your construction, plaster to exterior cladding is 90mm? And your windows are 70mm?…

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ECOECO
Nov 05, 2008 5:50 pm
ECOECO
snistr
snistr
6 November 2008

Rail Screens

Rail Screens

Hi Guys, Hoping someone can tell me where i can get hold of a curtain/screen which is similar to the ones used in hospitals. I want to put a rail type screen in my…

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snistr
Nov 06, 2008 12:05 pm
Wingies
Wingies
6 November 2008

Blinds on the net

Blinds on the net

I guess there is only one way to find out. Do they have any feed back from clients? I would probably just buy one curtain and see what the quality is like better to waste…

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Wingies
Nov 06, 2008 12:34 pm
Wingies
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grace_slick
Nov 07, 2008 3:57 pm
grace_slick
A_Blunt_Stick
A_Blunt_Stick
10 November 2008

Wooden sliding windows?

Wooden sliding windows?

Firstly hello and thank god for forums and their many forms. I have just recently bought a house with horizontally sliding windows. (They slide left and right) They…

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A_Blunt_Stick
Nov 10, 2008 9:07 am
Smudge78
Smudge78
10 November 2008

Timber Window/Door company Perth?

Timber Window/Door company Perth?

Anyone recommend a good window or door company that do timber bifold doors or windows in Perth? I have already looked at Stegbar but there window sizes are not that…

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Smudge78
Nov 10, 2008 2:25 pm
joles
joles
10 November 2008

Mouldings or no mouldings ?

Mouldings or no mouldings ?

Heaps of faux Georgian style have window mouldings.... they were massive a few years ago. Not so big now, but everything is cyclical so they'll be back soon. if it's a…

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joles
Nov 10, 2008 9:23 pm
joles
donuts
donuts
12 November 2008

A&L Architectural colours... price?

A&L Architectural colours... price?
1, 2

Good to see forum members helping each other out! Hope it all works out well, sounds like a win-win situation - Jo gets her window colour, EcoClassic gets some business. :D

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donuts
Nov 12, 2008 7:12 pm
donuts
dymonite69
dymonite69
18 November 2008

U Values

U Values
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

"If all you have is a hammer, then everything else just looks like a…

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dymonite69
Nov 18, 2008 7:30 pm
dymonite69
penny73
penny73
20 November 2008

Reccs for someone to install a sliding screen in Melbourne

Reccs for someone to install a sliding screen in Melbourne

I have a 3 panel stacker onto the alfresco of our home. Just wondering if anyone can reccomend someone to retrofit a sliding screen door in Melbourne it has a track for…

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penny73
Nov 20, 2008 3:21 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
23 November 2008

Any heard of/used Windoor? + O/S timber window supplier?

Any heard of/used Windoor? + O/S timber window supplier?

Thanks windowexpert...and yes, I've requested a quote from Paarhammer so I'll see how that looks. I've also asked for quotes from Windoor in Mona Vale and Duce in…

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BuildingACT
Nov 23, 2008 12:22 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
24 November 2008

Sound Proofing Windows

Sound Proofing Windows

In other words several alternating thin…

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ECOECO
Nov 24, 2008 10:40 pm
ECOECO
russell
russell
25 November 2008

U-value vs SHGC & double glazing

U-value vs SHGC & double glazing
1, 2, 3

I agree, too many people think along the lines that double glazing would be nice but is too expensive. That says to me there is a very large demand for affordable…

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russell
Nov 25, 2008 2:23 pm
kek
kek
25 November 2008

Blind suggestions for glass bifolds?

Blind suggestions for glass bifolds?

Nope, haven't got as far as picking fabric yet. LOL - I suppose I should worry about moving in and getting vital stuff like driveway, carpet, etc before I think abut fancy…

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kek
Nov 25, 2008 2:58 pm
kek
loretta
loretta
27 November 2008

Have I made a mistake????

Have I made a mistake????

Thanks Southies - those pics do help. When i did a quick search all I could find internally were white windows. Thanks for the thoughts - i feel better now.…

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loretta
Nov 27, 2008 7:35 am
loretta
donuts
donuts
29 November 2008

Helyn's vertical blinds

Helyn's vertical blinds

Lovely Helyn. I especially like the spare room ones with the netting, it really softens the look.

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donuts
Nov 29, 2008 4:06 pm
donuts
gweluphome
gweluphome
29 November 2008

Roller blinds or dual roller blinds?

Roller blinds or dual roller blinds?

Just an idea Bel, but you could check out the roller blinds at freedom and see if there are any similar fabrics as they also do the dual rollers. Then you could mix…

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gweluphome
Nov 29, 2008 10:15 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 December 2008

Making Front Doors

Making Front Doors

No idea - post a pic...

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ECOECO
Dec 01, 2008 5:14 pm
ECOECO
JackIves
JackIves
3 December 2008

Painting over varished wood window sills?

Painting over varished wood window sills?

Painting over varnish - At the very least make sure you remove all shinny surfaces and consider using oil paint over water paint.

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JackIves
Dec 03, 2008 8:19 am
JackIves
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 December 2008

sliding glass doors

sliding glass doors

Hi Nats Hmmm - no reply... well I will answer what I can. I am not in Brisbane and we only do double glazed... but here goes... You need an installer to measure for…

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ECOECO
Dec 06, 2008 8:44 am
ECOECO
woodsey
woodsey
12 December 2008

what's the price for a sliding door

what's the price for a sliding door

Our Alfresco extend was by 1380mm, including two 350mm brick piers and concrete floor cost $3150! def depended on size and what is required to be done 'structure' wise!

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woodsey
Dec 12, 2008 7:44 am
louiseos
louiseos
12 December 2008

Advice needed re: timber windows/sliding/biparting doors!

Advice needed re: timber windows/sliding/biparting doors!

Thank you for that . . . I will call them today!! : ) Fingers crossed they can give me information which will make our case stronger so that we can encourage the…

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louiseos
Dec 12, 2008 8:25 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
13 December 2008

Choosing the right glazing - unravelling WERS data

Choosing the right glazing - unravelling WERS data

Windows provide views and a source of ventilation. However, they can be a site of uncomfortable heat loss during winter or heat gain during summer. The Window Energy…

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dymonite69
Dec 13, 2008 12:33 pm
dymonite69
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
14 December 2008

No fly screen...Paarhammer the solution?

No fly screen...Paarhammer the solution?
1, 2

Hi, if you would go for Paarhammer how many % of your building budget would go into joinery ?? 10% is quite average if you are looking at a…

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BuildingACT
Dec 14, 2008 9:50 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 December 2008

2400mm x 1500mm wide opening - can i fit a sliding door?

2400mm x 1500mm wide opening - can i fit a sliding door?

Maybe you can only have the cassette on one side. Centor make the bifold hardware (rollers, hinges) and they make a bifold screen system. Not sure about French door. …

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ECOECO
Dec 14, 2008 3:17 pm
ECOECO
waylow
waylow
14 December 2008

aluminium vs timber bi-folds

aluminium vs timber bi-folds
1, 2

Aluminium wins hands down over timber anyday, it never needs sanding and painting. If you are hell bent on the timber look, look into Decrotive Imagaing. The are based…

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waylow
Dec 14, 2008 5:20 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
15 December 2008

Window locks

Window locks

Probably will do that just wanted to know…

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ECOECO
Dec 15, 2008 7:20 am
ECOECO
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
16 December 2008

New "hidden" stand-alone screen system from Centor

New "hidden" stand-alone screen system from Centor

Hi guys In case anyone is interested, I came across an article in a home magazine the other day about a new screening system from Centor Architectural which (i think!)…

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BuildingACT
Dec 16, 2008 10:37 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
24 December 2008

How to remove flyscreens from sliding windows

How to remove flyscreens from sliding windows

You don't need to remove the sash - the screen should lift out. Lift up and to the side with a slight bend to get one corner out. Then pull it out. The screen should…

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ECOECO
Dec 24, 2008 8:16 am
ECOECO
kek
kek
24 December 2008

Blinded by blinds

Blinded by blinds

I love curtains (in the right kind of room), but not on sliding…

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kek
Dec 24, 2008 11:50 am
kek
ECOECO
ECOECO
25 December 2008

Has anyone got Dowell double glazed windows?

Has anyone got Dowell double glazed windows?

This double glazed window is simply a single glaze window frame/runners that has not been beefed up in any way for the extra weight. This was…

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ECOECO
Dec 25, 2008 7:35 pm
ECOECO
xya
xya
1 January 2009

Removing Laundry Bifold Door

Removing Laundry Bifold Door

Hi all, We're about to move to our new apartment, but we found that the laundry room bifold door will probably need to be removed to fit the washing machine in. We…

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xya
Jan 01, 2009 12:40 am
Helyn
Helyn
1 January 2009

Choosing your blinds

Choosing your blinds

Hmmm, a UK site is not very helpful if we're in Australia :roll: :roll: Methinks your other posts got deleted for a reason :evil: Suspect this one is headed the same way :wink:

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Helyn
Jan 01, 2009 4:51 pm
Helyn
kek
kek
2 January 2009

Advice pls about blinds pls see photos

Advice pls about blinds pls see photos

We have a window that is going to have a 'split blind' (so two blinds, side by side) - not through choice, but because it's a very wide window and the manufacturer doesn't…

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kek
Jan 02, 2009 7:42 am
kek
windowexpert
windowexpert
5 January 2009

Whats going on here with our large window?

Whats going on here with our large window?

Looking at this picture it shows that in most projects windows are under budgeted for and the result is cheap, nasty and ugly. Just look at the workmanship, the rubber…

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windowexpert
Jan 05, 2009 5:05 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 January 2009

safety screens block out too much light??

safety screens block out too much light??

The screens must stop as much airflow as they do light anyway. Yep they do restrict it = but the constant ariflow makes uo for it. and…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 05, 2009 10:32 pm
Yak_Chat
chuth77
chuth77
10 January 2009

Louvres with keyed locks

Louvres with keyed locks

Yep, the should have locks if that's what is being offered by your builder!

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chuth77
Jan 10, 2009 7:39 am
popcorn-chicken
popcorn-chicken
13 January 2009

Bifold doors

Bifold doors
1, 2

My main concern with the bi-fold doors apart from the flies and bugs coming in, how well does it's mechanism last? Will it get stucked easily, or the rolling part ont eh…

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popcorn-chicken
Jan 13, 2009 4:50 pm
Blinds Online
Blinds Online
15 January 2009

How to install curtain / rods?

How to install curtain / rods?

There wont be enough room to add curtains behind the roller blinds as you mentioned. You can add them in front, if your blinds are on the architrave, you will just need…

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Blinds Online
Jan 15, 2009 1:15 pm
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suh
Jan 15, 2009 3:48 pm
suh
haywgl
haywgl
15 January 2009

DIY blind question

DIY blind question

Hi :) In our current house we have those white aliminium venetian type blinds. Now my darling children have taken it upon themselves to snap a few blades off some of them…

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haywgl
Jan 15, 2009 8:27 pm
haywgl
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
16 January 2009

2 Panel Doors

2 Panel Doors
1, 2

Zerosignal, our quote from PD in April last year was $70 for a 4 panel and $77 for the 2 panel.

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House-To-Be
Jan 16, 2009 12:44 am
Southies
Southies
17 January 2009

Shading West Facing WIndows/Bedrooms

Shading West Facing WIndows/Bedrooms
1, 2

I'm sure there is a hand crank mechanism of sorts installed on the inside. Atleast , that's how they worked years ago. Otherwise, if money is no object, they can be…

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Southies
Jan 17, 2009 8:33 am
Southies
waylow
waylow
19 January 2009

Frameless Bifold Doors and Sliding Windows - any good?

Frameless Bifold Doors and Sliding Windows - any good?

Sure will. The only thing is the Aneeta aren't frameless as such, they still need a perimeter frame around each sash. If you are going to do that you may as well just go…

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waylow
Jan 19, 2009 5:40 pm
Southies
Southies
20 January 2009

Fanligt Window Operators

Fanligt Window Operators

You need to do a bit of ringing around & if you don't find them at one place, maybe they can put you on to another supplier. Try these…

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Southies
Jan 20, 2009 4:43 pm
Southies


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