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BuildingACT
BuildingACT
20 September 2008

Best double glazed glass option for privacy and efficiency

Best double glazed glass option for privacy and efficiency

Wow...! Thanks for all the replies...who knew windows would be such a complicated subject! I knew that standard timber frames aren't designed to handle the size/weight…

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BuildingACT
Sep 20, 2008 4:53 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
22 September 2008

Is this normal?

Is this normal?

Lintels in that application are supposed to be galvanised.

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Dukekamaya
Sep 22, 2008 9:23 pm
Dukekamaya
Judie
Judie
22 September 2008

Blockout Fabric For Blinds

Blockout Fabric For Blinds

I second the suggestion of Spotlight. The big stores have a huge range of material that would be suitable. They can also advise you on the simplest way to achieve what…

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Judie
Sep 22, 2008 10:15 pm
Judie
gweluphome
gweluphome
22 September 2008

Best type of window dressings to block out light?

Best type of window dressings to block out light?

No probs....thats why I find myself on this forum so often ...all this wealth of knowledge we all provide each other. :D :D

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gweluphome
Sep 22, 2008 10:54 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
22 September 2008

Rooms with views

Rooms with views

which state are you in? Id in colder climate - I'd suggest double glazed to retain the warmth while you enjoy the views. As for coverings - heavy curtains so on cold…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 22, 2008 11:51 pm
Yak_Chat
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cocteau
Sep 27, 2008 4:48 pm
cocteau
Michelle
Michelle
30 September 2008

Which colour timber blinds?

Which colour timber blinds?

I’ve noticed in the past with a few of my clients, they have put verticals up because they look a nice colour IN THE HOUSE, but didn’t think what it would look like…

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Michelle
Sep 30, 2008 1:40 pm
Michelle
seakyl
seakyl
30 September 2008

Jasper coloured venetions???

Jasper coloured venetions???

Does anyone know where we can source Jasper(colourbond colour) venetian blinds. The front of our house will have Jasper colours and we want them to match.

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seakyl
Sep 30, 2008 7:45 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
1 October 2008

Veterinary clinic internal Swinging Door

Veterinary clinic internal Swinging Door

Try asking someone at the AVA, or put a post up on their website. Our sx door swings both ways, & has a glass panel in the top, so they are definitely available.

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Hammerhead
Oct 01, 2008 10:12 pm
Hammerhead
kyton
kyton
2 October 2008

Dowell or Afinity Windows?

Dowell or Afinity Windows?

Our builders also use Dowel and we were curious about their quality. They are part of the Boral group of companies and we went to look at their local showroom. Their…

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kyton
Oct 02, 2008 9:30 am
kyton
Bryan
Bryan
2 October 2008

Say Hello, and a question about PVC profile.

Say Hello, and a question about PVC profile.

Thanks very much for your kindly response. I learn a lot from your replies, and its very important to my business. If you do not mind, can we talk this privately,…

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Bryan
Oct 02, 2008 10:39 am
gpierce
gpierce
3 October 2008

Double hung sash windows

Double hung sash windows

Sorry, they only have double hung UPVC windows. Didn't know you were looking for timber ones. According to this, Trend can do them in their double hung windows, but I…

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gpierce
Oct 03, 2008 7:23 pm

A mulit-point lock is more secure and by far better than a single dead bolt, especially with timber. The picture shows the lock for the 2nd door sash as well

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windowexpert
Oct 05, 2008 8:46 am

Hi could you please help me. I have timber framed windows and doors throughout. They are a bit worn. I have a few questions about staining them. Photos are attached.…

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Gatoblanco
Oct 05, 2008 9:32 am
Gatoblanco
grace_slick
grace_slick
5 October 2008

plantation shutter option - next question!! 30/9

plantation shutter option - next question!! 30/9

Yeah, that's definitely a thing we'd have to be mindful of, seeing as we'd have bi-fold type doors.

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grace_slick
Oct 05, 2008 9:16 pm
grace_slick
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 8:13 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 10:05 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 11:46 am
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 7:34 pm
She&He+3+3
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 3:04 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 4:43 pm
Paula
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 9:02 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 4:41 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 8:25 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 8:33 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 1:58 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 23, 2008 11:28 pm
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 8:21 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 1:53 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 9:52 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 7:10 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 2:22 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 2:47 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 5:06 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 9:05 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
Oct 31, 2008 11:23 pm
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 11:10 am
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 7:21 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 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


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