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Casa2
Casa2
13 April 2008

Half bricks under windows

Half bricks under windows

I would say so Casa. There would still be the requirement of leaving a minimum 5mm gap between the brick &…

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Casa2
Apr 13, 2008 2:18 am
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to_do_list
Apr 17, 2008 12:51 am
to_do_list
chuth77
chuth77
17 April 2008

Double cavity sliders

Double cavity sliders

I still don't understand what you mean by double cavity? Is the cavity, and hence wall double width (140mm)?

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chuth77
Apr 17, 2008 6:28 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
22 April 2008

Where to start

Where to start

Ratter, we're looking at purchasing from Home Outlet and should be able to do the whole house for $2500. For our sliding doors for the alfresco, we are possibly looking…

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PhoenixStar
Apr 22, 2008 12:26 pm
PhoenixStar
DeeElle
DeeElle
1 May 2008

Window Insulation

Window Insulation

I think your spot on ... they are a honey comb blind so we are probably talking the same thing. I'll do some research and get back to you.

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DeeElle
May 01, 2008 1:14 am
DeeElle
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
1 May 2008

Large glass panes

Large glass panes

I am trying to find out typical pricing for large panes of glass. What I am looking for is glass that is around 2.4m long and anywhere from 1m to 3m wide. The sort of…

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3timesbuilda
May 01, 2008 10:38 am
3timesbuilda
DeeElle
DeeElle
4 May 2008

Pivot Doors

Pivot Doors

very very nice.…

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DeeElle
May 05, 2008 12:49 am
DeeElle
klemaire
klemaire
8 May 2008

M3tricon Big Pivot Doors

M3tricon Big Pivot Doors

M?tricon give the retail price as around the $3500 mark, but they have packages all the time which offer this for a much, much reduced…

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993
klemaire
May 08, 2008 4:16 pm
klemaire
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
8 May 2008

Victorian Style Door

Victorian Style Door

Look in the yellow pages. You could probably get someone to make one for you. It's really not a whole lot more expensive...

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Cabinfever
May 08, 2008 11:25 pm
Cabinfever
ksutcliffe
ksutcliffe
9 May 2008

Bi Fold Doors

Bi Fold Doors

Thanks for all the feedbacks everyone :) We are going to keep the bi-fold doors :) The promotion is too good to pass up! cheers kat

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ksutcliffe
May 09, 2008 2:23 pm
ksutcliffe
ausso
ausso
10 May 2008

Flyscreens in windows and doors after you moved in?

Flyscreens in windows and doors after you moved in?
1, 2

Actually there are plenty of insect screens for wide bifold or stacking doors. Retractable or pleated screens are used and Freedom Retractable Screens have Maxi pleated…

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ausso
May 10, 2008 9:59 pm
Rajasthan Doors
Rajasthan Doors
15 May 2008

Handles - Privacy Vs Normal?

Handles - Privacy Vs Normal?

Always get privacy handles. Sooner or later somebody will want to lock their door, and upgrading handles usually leaves a mess of holes on a door, or even a weaker door, …

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Rajasthan Doors
May 15, 2008 11:19 am
Rachelle
Rachelle
15 May 2008

What do you think of these high windows?

What do you think of these high windows?

:) Thanks We're actually not having them anymore. I still like them but hubby says no.

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Rachelle
May 15, 2008 11:49 am
snistr
snistr
15 May 2008

Cost of widening entry door with PD

Cost of widening entry door with PD

Hi Guys, Does anyone have a rough idea of the cost of upgrading the entry door from 820mm wide to 870mm wide? I plan on ungrading to the corinthian 4 square panel door…

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snistr
May 15, 2008 5:03 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
21 May 2008

Louvered wardrobe door in hallway / shutters Gold Coast

Louvered wardrobe door in hallway / shutters Gold Coast

I was wondering if anyone knew how much it'd cost to get a 3 panel sliding white louvered door for our hall storage cupboard? Is it generally cheaper to buy one from…

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grace_slick
May 21, 2008 7:02 pm
grace_slick
bec
bec
22 May 2008

What's Best for Shutter Doors for Patio - Bi-fold, sliding?

What's Best for Shutter Doors for Patio - Bi-fold, sliding?

um.... you need more room for the bifold ones to open them, depending which room they bifold into, furniture can get in the way if not a lot of space what are zig…

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bec
May 22, 2008 10:18 pm
jamiet
jamiet
23 May 2008

Plantation Shutters and Warranties

Plantation Shutters and Warranties

No but my point is what's the point of having a warranty if you put in so many disclaimers that it costs the owner almost as much to replace a faulty shutter as to install…

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jamiet
May 23, 2008 3:36 pm
Neverfinished
Neverfinished
25 May 2008

Sliding Glass Doors/Partitions

Sliding Glass Doors/Partitions

Don't worry. It will not get physical. I will just ignore…

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Neverfinished
May 25, 2008 10:03 pm
Neverfinished
cfham
cfham
2 June 2008

Tree Removal Hills or Northern Suburbs (SYDNEY)

Tree Removal Hills or Northern Suburbs (SYDNEY)

Hi all, I need a tree removed, including the root ball removed, from a block in Hills area before my builder will start construction (probably with good reason as the…

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cfham
Jun 02, 2008 6:31 pm
mek
mek
6 June 2008

Has anyone got kresta sheerfold or luxaflex luminette sheers

Has anyone got kresta sheerfold or luxaflex luminette sheers

I've got Luxaflex aluminium blinds but just wanted to mention that Luxaflex do two products - one gets made in AUS and another one overseas in Asia and there's a big…

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mek
Jun 06, 2008 12:45 pm
mek
VJ
VJ
6 June 2008

Shutters or Roller Blinds

Shutters or Roller Blinds

Mike, We got the quote from them too!

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VJ
Jun 07, 2008 12:32 am
VJ
dembi_2000
dembi_2000
8 June 2008

1800 High sliding windows without cross bar

1800 High sliding windows without cross bar

hi chatterbox. i have the same concern myself. I just talked to the draftsman about our windows and he said that you can't have a 1800h x 1800w sliding window with no bar…

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dembi_2000
Jun 08, 2008 2:59 am
Michelle
Michelle
9 June 2008

Window coverings! can they be any harder to decide on

Window coverings! can they be any harder to decide on

Bec, because the Romans are hung above the window, that leaves the inside of the window reveal for the blinds. It’s a neat tidy look if done this way! You should be…

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Michelle
Jun 09, 2008 12:13 pm
Michelle
Minx
Minx
13 June 2008

Wardrobes - where for a reasonable price and Aust materials

Wardrobes - where for a reasonable price and Aust materials

Very pricey indeed. Lucky me i'm getting my partner to make mine. I saw a stunning walk in at a Henley display home. I told him that was what he had to build for me :lol:

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Minx
Jun 13, 2008 1:25 pm
kristofw
kristofw
20 June 2008

Import uPVC windows from Europe direct ??

Import uPVC windows from Europe direct ??

I'm still in Europe, will head back home in about a week, to start serious research of customs and standard issues. Will keep you posted. Chris

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kristofw
Jun 20, 2008 4:56 am
kristofw
kirribilli
kirribilli
22 June 2008

Should powder coated aluminium windows rust?

Should powder coated aluminium windows rust?

Thanks everyone, good to get that clarified! I think it may be like you said, Commodorenut, that's exactly what it looks like! Another thing to raise I guess :x

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kirribilli
Jun 23, 2008 12:24 am
kirribilli
damo
damo
25 June 2008

CheapaBlinds or CheapBlinds

CheapaBlinds or CheapBlinds

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the above companies? We're looking at ordering white timber venetians and the prices appear to be much cheaper than…

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damo
Jun 25, 2008 12:57 pm
kimmey
kimmey
1 July 2008

Replacing normal bedroom door with double doors?

Replacing normal bedroom door with double doors?

I am having a carpenter come and provide an estimate for replacing a basement door that opens to the outside, and repairing the frame. So the cost would involve the…

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kimmey
Jul 01, 2008 6:35 pm
Casa2
Casa2
4 July 2008

New Home Windows

New Home Windows

I'm building a new home and am getting a bid for new windows. What kind of questions do I need to ask when getting a bid? I am thinkning of…

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Casa2
Jul 04, 2008 6:10 pm
claego
claego
8 July 2008

front entry door glazing? yes or no?

front entry door glazing? yes or no?

I am actually having the same door with translucent as well, for privacy reason... Clear glass looks good, but don't want people look through the house and no way i will…

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claego
Jul 08, 2008 10:31 am
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

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