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Tricia
Tricia
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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Tricia
Dec 03, 2008 9:19 am
Tricia
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 9:44 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 8:44 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 9:25 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 1:33 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 10:50 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 4:17 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 6:20 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 8:20 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 11:37 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 9:16 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 12:50 pm
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 8:35 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 1:40 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 5:51 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 8:42 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 6:05 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 11:32 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 8:39 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 5:50 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 2:15 pm
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suh
Jan 15, 2009 4:48 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 9:27 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 1:44 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 9:33 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 6:40 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 5:43 pm
Southies
cazz79
cazz79
22 January 2009

anodised aluminium windows

anodised aluminium windows

some good advice there guys......thanks! I will definitely inspect them closely when they are delivered, good that its COD i guess. I might even go to the trouble of…

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cazz79
Jan 22, 2009 8:48 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 January 2009

Modern window selection.

Modern window selection.

Thanks... it was good to meet you guys...

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ECOECO
Jan 26, 2009 10:38 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
27 January 2009

Security Doors

Security Doors

I had more than a door built. It was I wider than normal door. Plus a large panel of teh shark security mesh to cover the full length window…

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ECOECO
Jan 27, 2009 7:20 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
27 January 2009

How wide can a double hung window be made

How wide can a double hung window be made

No - you won't be able to have a double hung that wide. You can work out from the elevations what was planned. If the elevations show the window as openable without…

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ECOECO
Jan 27, 2009 8:53 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
27 January 2009

Replacing Aluminium Window - Reusing existing sill flashing?

Replacing Aluminium Window - Reusing existing sill flashing?

If a builder needed to do that, he would use the exsiting flashing - if it's not long enough get some good quality adhesive tape and add more... So yes... Ed

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ECOECO
Jan 27, 2009 11:29 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
27 January 2009

Front Door Colour

Front Door Colour

I was unsure as to match it to the garage door or the brick colour. Thankyou for your opinion and help. I was thinking of matching it to the…

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ECOECO
Jan 27, 2009 11:31 pm
ECOECO
Bam
Bam
28 January 2009

Window tinting?

Window tinting?

Sharee, is the place in Thomastown "Whittlesea Curtains and Blinds?" And where are these awnings?! Im curious now...

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Bam
Jan 28, 2009 9:16 pm
Bam
ozzroo
ozzroo
2 February 2009

What front door?

What front door?

perhaps a nice corinthian federation door with wrought iron features also check out www.woodworkers.com.au they have some amazing doors. This is where we are…

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ozzroo
Feb 02, 2009 5:46 pm
Commodore
Commodore
4 February 2009

best option?

best option?

Thanks, The bifolds are so that the room can open up onto a deck and add some much needed space to a terrace house. At the moment I think we like the idea of the…

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Commodore
Feb 04, 2009 10:23 pm

They arrived... and DH has installed them! Very exciting! Just wanted to thank everyone again for their help and advice! One of the rooms all ready just waiting for…

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brissierenovators
Feb 08, 2009 12:13 pm

Thanks for the replies guys :) Hmmm I might have to re-think the roller blind. I guess I was jsut wondering whether it was 'special' enough ( :roll: ) for this window... but…

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donuts
Feb 08, 2009 10:02 pm
donuts
loco
loco
10 February 2009

Security of double glazed windows

Security of double glazed windows

I think he is talking about…

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loco
Feb 10, 2009 11:24 am
LindaS
LindaS
11 February 2009

replacing enclosed balcony windows

replacing enclosed balcony windows

Thanks for your advice Ed. I've spoken to a few window manufacturers who've put me in touch with their installers, that quote for semi commercial $8500 was from one of…

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LindaS
Feb 11, 2009 3:57 pm
wake_me
wake_me
12 February 2009

sliding windows, which layout do you prefer and why

sliding windows, which layout do you prefer and why

I prefer the sliding windows in the middle. Think about curtains or blinds. If the curtains or blinds open outwards, you don't want your sliding…

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wake_me
Feb 12, 2009 10:38 pm
wake_me
windowexpert
windowexpert
13 February 2009

bi fold door problem

bi fold door problem

Hi, I have used this hardware ( S.....a) myself and if the steel inside is not cut at 45 angles in order to reach as far as possible into the corner the hinge cant be…

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windowexpert
Feb 13, 2009 7:35 pm
lisanne
lisanne
13 February 2009

Shutters and Light

Shutters and Light

Yes I think they are called Plantation Shutters. Ok I just checked out Holland blinds and I'm not too offended by them (its weird my curtain…

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lisanne
Feb 13, 2009 8:43 pm
Casa2
Casa2
15 February 2009

Double glazing windows & high ceiling

Double glazing windows & high ceiling

To me, ComfortPlus is claytons double glazing - the double glazing you're having when you're not having double glazing. I'm sure it's intended for single glazing use. I…

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Casa2
Feb 15, 2009 9:44 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
16 February 2009

PM me for window advice and questions...

PM me for window advice and questions...

Hi Casa, Lisanne, Donuts Thanks, I really appreciate your feedback and I have enjoyed, and will continue to enjoy, helping with questions & queries. Although I visit…

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ECOECO
Feb 16, 2009 9:21 am
ECOECO


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