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Cabinfever
Cabinfever
7 October 2008

Wooden doorframes and window frames - should I paint over?

Wooden doorframes and window frames - should I paint over?

I live in a late 1920s house. It has lots of quality woodwork in it. First thing I did when I moved in was rip out all the dusty, diry old carpet and polish the solid…

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Cabinfever
Oct 07, 2008 9:13 pm
Cabinfever
MsPop
MsPop
9 October 2008

Help!!! Which window coverings to use?

Help!!! Which window coverings to use?

We have these awesome semi-translucent blinds in our ensuite. Wasn't going to put anything in there as it's not facing the street or anything, but the translucent lets the…

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MsPop
Oct 09, 2008 11:05 pm
MsPop
MsPop
10 October 2008

Off the shelf blinds

Off the shelf blinds

Maybe they will deliver to you? I guess you would have to install them yourself then…

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MsPop
Oct 10, 2008 12:46 pm
She&He+3+3
She&He+3+3
10 October 2008

1200mm wide entry door- not on pivot system..anyone

1200mm wide entry door- not on pivot system..anyone

We are having hinged french doors (very similar style to seakyl) leading out our Alfresco area.

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She&He+3+3
Oct 10, 2008 8:34 pm
She&He+3+3
wonderland
wonderland
10 October 2008

Changing doors in a cavity slider

Changing doors in a cavity slider

I think those doors you want, which i see all the time in display houses are the Corinthian Windsor 21 doors. I have actually seen them as cavity slider doors. But as…

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wonderland
Oct 10, 2008 9:11 pm
wonderland
woodsey
woodsey
13 October 2008

Temporary blinds

Temporary blinds

Thanks! The click a drape is about $15 per sheet of 100cm wide by 230cm drop! not sure if that is good! getting a free sample in the mail! i think that may be good for…

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woodsey
Oct 13, 2008 4:04 pm
Paula
Paula
14 October 2008

Sheers under roman blinds?

Sheers under roman blinds?

We have window tinting at the front - another option for you. Cant see in at all. :D

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Paula
Oct 14, 2008 5:43 pm
Paula
gweluphome
gweluphome
15 October 2008

Outdoor window shutters

Outdoor window shutters

Hey thats a good Motto, and don't be sorry I will remind DH that the outside is his cleaning area and it will all work out fine. I will remid him once they are installed…

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gweluphome
Oct 15, 2008 2:07 pm
VJ
VJ
17 October 2008

Awning window for privacy

Awning window for privacy

We have been told by M that we have to have a obscure window on the bottom part of our bedroom 2 window and an awning window on the top part with clear…

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VJ
Oct 17, 2008 7:44 pm
VJ
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 October 2008

Another Double Glazing question - existing house

Another Double Glazing question - existing house
1, 2

As for the cavity walls, I've seen something on the net about an expanding foam that's pumped into the brick veneer. :shock: :shock: Toxic…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 19, 2008 10:02 pm
Yak_Chat
grace_slick
grace_slick
21 October 2008

Replacing normal door with bi-fold?

Replacing normal door with bi-fold?

Cool. Do you know much about this stuff? Would I have to get bi-folds or sliding doors with louvers custom made if I want them for the hall cupboard? Right now it's got…

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grace_slick
Oct 21, 2008 5:41 pm
grace_slick
lilian
lilian
21 October 2008

Changing hinged door to sliding

Changing hinged door to sliding

Yes, me too but to replace the door from the hall to the "walk thru" laundry - which is more of a sideways shuffle at present. I was thinking of a handyman but would this…

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lilian
Oct 21, 2008 9:25 pm
lilian
lilian
lilian
21 October 2008

Internal Doors Repairs

Internal Doors Repairs

Sorry I have been a while responding to the suggestions which are much appreciated. I have decided to go with new doors (the "puddy tat" has left home/grown up and no, I…

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lilian
Oct 21, 2008 9:33 pm
lilian
Bobcat
Bobcat
23 October 2008

Kit Shutters

Kit Shutters

i have been looking at both www.portphillip.com.au and www.shutters.com.au

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Bobcat
Oct 23, 2008 2:58 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 October 2008

Which window dressing for this window?

Which window dressing for this window?
1, 2

I think the side windows are fine with no covering, (ie curtains inside) and if the main window is due west, then perhaps a clip on system and some lourves that tilt to…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 24, 2008 12:28 am
Yak_Chat
chuth77
chuth77
28 October 2008

Sliding Wardrobe Mirror Doors - Brisbane Recommendation?

Sliding Wardrobe Mirror Doors - Brisbane Recommendation?

I'm just chasing a contact for someone who can supply sliding mirror doors for a wardrobe rebuild? Has anyone purchased these in Brisbane at a reasonable…

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chuth77
Oct 28, 2008 9:21 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
29 October 2008

EcoClassic is back online...

EcoClassic is back online...

Hi people, We are back online, answering window questions and quoting your double glazed windows. PVC or aluminium and shortly thermally broken aluminium. We only…

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ECOECO
Oct 29, 2008 2:53 pm
ECOECO
Steve Huppert
Steve Huppert
30 October 2008

Fitting nosing and scotia to windows

Fitting nosing and scotia to windows

Thanks. I could pre-drill before nailing, but I'm not sure if liquid nails alone will do the job. Do you nail it diagonally up, down or horizontally straight through the…

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Steve Huppert
Oct 30, 2008 10:52 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
31 October 2008

Timber framed dbl glazed quote & possible heart attack!

Timber framed dbl glazed quote & possible heart attack!

Hey guys, thanks for the replies! And yep, it has to be timber :wink: we know the maintenance is much more than aluminium or pvc, but timber is pretty fundamental for…

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BuildingACT
Oct 31, 2008 8:10 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
31 October 2008

Sliding stackers meeting... problems?

Sliding stackers meeting... problems?

Hi We have these in an internal corner opening, but not on display. Price is good. How well they operate depends on installation and construction, but this should…

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ECOECO
Oct 31, 2008 3:22 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
31 October 2008

What is Safety Glass

What is Safety Glass

Your window would have to be either safety glass or…

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ECOECO
Oct 31, 2008 3:47 pm
ECOECO

Actually, I prefer roller screens myself. But I wonder how you can have both a roller screen & a roller blind…

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Southies
Oct 31, 2008 6:06 pm
Southies
dymonite69
dymonite69
31 October 2008

Window schedule. Part of the contract?

Window schedule. Part of the contract?

We have run into a sticking point with our builder. They installed a very large (and expensive) double glazed unit which is the incorrect size that we stipulated. If…

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dymonite69
Oct 31, 2008 10:05 pm
dymonite69
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 November 2008

Painted Bifolds

Painted Bifolds

I think it will look great. And I think with white you will minimise the timber movement due to expansion and contraction. Timber door manufacturers don't guarantee…

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ECOECO
Nov 01, 2008 12:23 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 November 2008

How do You value a U value?

How do You value a U value?

This is posted elsewhere in the forum... thought it may be better here. Hi all What's watt - where do they go? Windows may as well be…

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ECOECO
Nov 01, 2008 12:10 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 November 2008

Glass thickness and ripples

Glass thickness and ripples

Sure is, thinner glass is more obvious, looking at reflections from the outside…

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ECOECO
Nov 02, 2008 8:21 am
ECOECO
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 10:29 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 1:27 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 7:18 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 6:50 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 1:05 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 1:34 pm
Wingies
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grace_slick
Nov 07, 2008 4:57 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 10:07 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 3:25 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 10:23 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 8:12 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 8:30 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 4:21 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 1:22 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 11:40 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 3:23 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 3:58 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 8:35 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 5:06 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 11:15 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 6:14 pm
ECOECO


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