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Paula
Paula
11 July 2008

Built in robes - drawer size

Built in robes - drawer size

I think the second option will look fine :D

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Paula
Jul 11, 2008 10:30 am
Paula
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to_do_list
Jul 30, 2008 5:47 pm
to_do_list
Lorraine44
Lorraine44
31 July 2008

cheap blinds?

cheap blinds?

Thanks guys,, I've just ordered 4 samples from ISeek and they were free!

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Lorraine44
Jul 31, 2008 1:31 pm
Lorraine44
Mozzie
Mozzie
31 July 2008

WARNING: Check your window &door profiles before signin

WARNING: Check your window &door profiles before signin

Looking at that picture I can't actually work out what the heck I'm looking at. Those sections of the frame protruding that you have outlined don't look like they are…

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Mozzie
Jul 31, 2008 10:00 pm
Mozzie
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BuildingACT
Aug 01, 2008 2:27 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
2 August 2008

uPVC thermal expansion ??

uPVC thermal expansion ??

Chris - It's not a grip about tyre kickers. Just an observation that I think has increased with the internet enabling the "kickers" to research, then use a local shop to…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 02, 2008 7:00 pm
Yak_Chat
claego
claego
7 August 2008

How to know it is double glaze?

How to know it is double glaze?

Thanks Casa, will take note of that... have finally found some pic as a guide too... Thanks :D

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claego
Aug 07, 2008 7:29 pm
Southies
Southies
11 August 2008

Internal Window Shutters - UPDATED questions - ANYONE ??

Internal Window Shutters - UPDATED questions - ANYONE ??

They were called Basswood Shutters. I think they atually are made for circumstances wher there is a great deal of sunlight coming…

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Southies
Aug 11, 2008 6:41 pm
Southies
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
17 August 2008

Repainting Interior Windows - Help Needed Please!

Repainting Interior Windows - Help Needed Please!

Be careful with a heat gun - you may crack the glass. do you want / need to strip them right back.? You could use paint stripper but the general task is to remove the…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 17, 2008 6:48 am
Yak_Chat
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
20 August 2008

cedar front door recommendations?

cedar front door recommendations?

Western Red Cedar is native to North America, not Australia. :)

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Dukekamaya
Aug 20, 2008 8:41 pm
Dukekamaya
joles
joles
24 August 2008

Bi-Parting Aluminium Sliding Doors

Bi-Parting Aluminium Sliding Doors

We had bi-part sliding aliminiums as standard on our plan and changed them to sliding stackers. BUT that was only because in that particular room to have the door opening…

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joles
Aug 24, 2008 11:55 am
joles
Michelle
Michelle
24 August 2008

PLEASE help a newbie!!! Windows - where to start?

PLEASE help a newbie!!! Windows - where to start?

I would call a builder, that would be the best place to start. :D

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Michelle
Aug 24, 2008 8:06 pm
Michelle
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
24 August 2008

How much & how difficult is it to put panels on doors?

How much & how difficult is it to put panels on doors?

Not sure what a chippie woud charge - probably do it as a cash job. Make it easier and paint them first, ensuring the bottom of the door is coated to avoid moisture uptake.

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Dukekamaya
Aug 24, 2008 9:45 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
25 August 2008

Changing internal door to sliding cavity

Changing internal door to sliding cavity

You don't need a second wall though you will need to remove the gyprock from at least one side of the wall. You will need to know you stud size before ordering (70mm or…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 25, 2008 9:18 pm
Dukekamaya
Tolstoy
Tolstoy
27 August 2008

Sliding Door or Bi-Fold Doors?

Sliding Door or Bi-Fold Doors?

Thanks for the feedback all. We are now looking at having internal bi-folds as we think it may be a bit difficult installing sliding doors after wall/plaster is completed.

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Tolstoy
Aug 27, 2008 9:05 am
PeterH
PeterH
28 August 2008

Door treads/sills

Door treads/sills

Excellent. Thanks Luke. I actually rang DIY yesterday. I may have to get down there before the weekend, but otherwise I'll try for Saturday.

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PeterH
Aug 28, 2008 10:43 am
Mrs B
Mrs B
29 August 2008

Luxaflex Duette Blinds - Any Opinions?

Luxaflex Duette Blinds - Any Opinions?

I really like these blinds :D :D :D and are considering to have these for some of my windows. A house where we are going to live have the blinds that go both up and down and…

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Mrs B
Aug 29, 2008 7:51 am
Mrs B
grace_slick
grace_slick
29 August 2008

Is this a good price for plantation shutters?

Is this a good price for plantation shutters?

Ah, no no no, we're not doing it ourselves. We are SO not handy people. I don't have the time to do it properly, I haven't got even the faintest idea how to measure…

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grace_slick
Aug 29, 2008 4:55 pm
grace_slick
overthebuildingprocess
overthebuildingprocess
3 September 2008

bi-fold flyscreens

bi-fold flyscreens

Hi Penny Just been through the same thing myself. You can get them built in with Homeview and canterbury doors, or you can look at the following options.

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overthebuildingprocess
Sep 03, 2008 7:46 pm
HappyHome
HappyHome
5 September 2008

Bi-folds or Stackers?

Bi-folds or Stackers?
1, 2

It was Solver Amelia throughout the interior. The weatherboards are Solver Anthracite (grey/blue) :D

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HappyHome
Sep 05, 2008 11:36 pm
sdabel
sdabel
7 September 2008

Pet flaps

Pet flaps
1, 2

I put in a cat door for our cats, very easy to do on a lightweight laundry door- the flap cam with a frame for both inside and outside so it covered up my rough saw work :roll:

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sdabel
Sep 07, 2008 8:49 pm
sdabel
VJ
VJ
8 September 2008

Window Dressing for Bi-fold windows!

Window Dressing for Bi-fold windows!

I just posted a couple of pics on the thread above. We used sheerfold blinds.They are like a sheer curtain that has been folded over vertical slats. They…

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VJ
Sep 08, 2008 11:57 pm
VJ
windowexpert
windowexpert
10 September 2008

Double Hung Windows

Double Hung Windows

.....Depends what you're after of course, but you could always try the salvage yards...... I can imagine that those windows are cold and breezy in the winter :wink:

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windowexpert
Sep 10, 2008 6:21 am
kexkez
kexkez
11 September 2008

door repair service

door repair service

and what's more they ( poster) are in the UK SPAMMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kexkez
Sep 11, 2008 9:07 pm
kexkez
suh
suh
11 September 2008

Square Set Doors?

Square Set Doors?

I don't, but I saw a photo on Matt's blog. The doors where one handle was missing.

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suh
Sep 11, 2008 9:19 pm
suh
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
14 September 2008

Fly screen fittings

Fly screen fittings

You might have to dig around a bit to find the thinner screen frames. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Sep 14, 2008 9:08 pm
Yak_Chat
Dale
Dale
16 September 2008

Double glazed windows query

Double glazed windows query

Just to update what has happened. M3tricon has terminated our relationship as per post in building a house forum so this company's windows no longer an issue. We are…

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Dale
Sep 16, 2008 11:30 am
overthemoon
overthemoon
18 September 2008

Timber Flooring/Stairs

Timber Flooring/Stairs

Finally, we have chosen our colors and done other selections. We opted for the American White Oak timber flooring from the builders. However, for the stairs and hand…

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overthemoon
Sep 18, 2008 2:15 pm
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 5:53 pm
joles
joles
22 September 2008

Window frames

Window frames

I'm just super careful where the furniture is placed in the second storey. We are in a two storey at the moment.... DS is 10 but I still make sure the furniture is away…

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joles
Sep 22, 2008 10:00 pm
joles
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 10:23 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 11:15 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 11:54 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 23, 2008 12:51 am
Yak_Chat
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cocteau
Sep 27, 2008 5:48 pm
cocteau
kristofw
kristofw
29 September 2008

Charcoal roof and white or cream window frames?

Charcoal roof and white or cream window frames?

Blackish or dark red roof increases the ambient temperature by 5-10 degs. Meaning not only the house, but its immediate surroundings. It's even worse for dark, paved…

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kristofw
Sep 29, 2008 3:00 pm
kristofw
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 2:40 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 8:45 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 11:12 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 10:30 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 11:39 am
penny73
penny73
2 October 2008

Should we swap from a bi-fold to a stacker

Should we swap from a bi-fold to a stacker

Thanks again everyone Do you mean a bi-part door? I was thinking of doing this just widening the space as much as we can and getting a big bi-part door and when (if…

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penny73
Oct 02, 2008 5:14 pm
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 8:23 pm
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
3 October 2008

door handles

door handles

The handles may be changed at the final fit off stage to avoid any damage to them unless you chose a mortice lock which should be installed before painting.

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I_BUILD
Oct 03, 2008 11:02 pm
I_BUILD

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 9:46 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 10:32 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 10:16 pm
grace_slick
Southies
Southies
6 October 2008

Has anyone retro fitted a bi-fold/stacker door

Has anyone retro fitted a bi-fold/stacker door

I'd say ring a window supplier & get them to provide details as to what are the requirements in order to do this. I'm sure it's possible.

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Southies
Oct 06, 2008 3:23 pm
Southies


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