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EGGENZ
EGGENZ
7 September 2004

door frame rotting at base

door frame rotting at base

HEY MIKE IF THE ROT IS NOT TO BAD AND IS GOING TO BE PAINTED OVER BY A SOLID COVER PAINT REMOVE THE ROT SO YOU GET BACK TO HARD TIMBER THEN TREAT THIS AREA WITH A WATER…

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EGGENZ
Sep 07, 2004 8:48 pm
EGGENZ
tashword
tashword
7 December 2004

double glazing and glass bricks

double glazing and glass bricks

From our reseearch, I'd say that the double glazing will be more energy efficient than the glass bricks so long term costs will be cheaper. And for resale value, I know…

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tashword
Dec 07, 2004 9:18 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
30 August 2005

installing glass bricks

installing glass bricks

Peter the 2 methods I have been involved with - mortar joints & silicone joints both employed the use of spacers & reinforcing rods available for glass bricks which make…

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ausdesign
Aug 30, 2005 7:48 am
ausdesign
windowexpert
windowexpert
25 October 2005

New windows & doors

New windows & doors

Hi Joy, when you are shoping for windows you should apply the following criteria: -secure and easy to operate hardware -thermally broken frames and double glazing…

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windowexpert
Oct 25, 2005 6:34 am
boydie63
boydie63
3 January 2006

sliding aluminium glass windows

sliding aluminium glass windows

lift out windows if possible and give a good cleanout,then try an old bar of soap,that has dried out and rub on track and sides of track as well,There is a lube for…

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boydie63
Jan 03, 2006 10:02 pm
boydie63
boydie63
3 January 2006

Installing Aluminium windows

Installing Aluminium windows

If you live in perth i can have a look at that quote for you,a lot of the quotes i see,still suprise me,i don't think the installer was interested in the job at all.Have…

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boydie63
Jan 03, 2006 10:16 pm
Michelle
Michelle
15 October 2006

size of windows

size of windows

This is done a lot now; the standard window does not always suit a design look. I’m glade you saw the home with the windows, confirms what your doing is ok. I think…

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Michelle
Oct 15, 2006 2:31 pm
Michelle
jpkp47
jpkp47
30 October 2006

Hanging internal doors

Hanging internal doors

Thanks very much both of you. Much appreciated. Will do a bit more shopping around to see if I can find someone cheaper. Or else I will do as suggested ie: right tools…

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jpkp47
Oct 30, 2006 9:38 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
30 October 2006

Glass vs uPVC

Glass vs uPVC

Hi Jim The Alternative Technology Association (www.ata.org.au) had a really great article on windows in their winter 2006 edition - it discusses the pros and cons of…

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Elizabeth
Oct 30, 2006 10:08 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
4 December 2006

window install responsibility

window install responsibility

A builder will only do what you have asked and paid him to do. Generally you want any gaps covered and more importantly sealed from the weather.

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Dukekamaya
Dec 04, 2006 5:47 pm
Dukekamaya
ausdesign
ausdesign
30 December 2006

aluminium french doors

aluminium french doors

Budwah did you get a price from manufacturers ??

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ausdesign
Dec 30, 2006 1:01 pm
ausdesign
snappy
snappy
8 January 2007

Wooden Louvres

Wooden Louvres

Can anyone recommend a brand of louvres in Queensland. We are after either the mechanics as in a good metal handle instead of the flimsy plastic ones you tend to get where…

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snappy
Jan 08, 2007 11:43 am
snappy
miagi
miagi
8 January 2007

Window Tinting

Window Tinting

looking at tinted windows to reduce brightness and/or provide some privacy correct

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miagi
Jan 08, 2007 7:05 pm
windowexpert
windowexpert
12 February 2007

Security Screens on Windows

Security Screens on Windows

Hi, If you want security without obstruction or inconvenient clutter you should look beyond the traditional joinery. There are several companies in Australia producing…

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windowexpert
Feb 12, 2007 5:53 pm

Ok, as we have altered our plan slightly, on the reduced bedroom it shows that instead of having one window facing south (1543 high x 610 wide) and one window facing…

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First_Timer_Ray
Mar 02, 2007 10:28 am
First_Timer_Ray
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
1 April 2007

What about the insects ?????

What about the insects ?????

Depends where you live. I've spent time in Sydney, Brisbane and Tasmania... Brisbane: Absolutely essential Sydney: A very good idea Tasmania: Nice, but not vital

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Cabinfever
Apr 01, 2007 1:26 pm
Cabinfever
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
11 April 2007

Plantation Shutters: Kits V Assembled

Plantation Shutters: Kits V Assembled

oooh yes please? Our builder has an agreement with Victory and we were thinking of getting ours (only 3 little ones for the above-bed windows in the master) + 4 timber…

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First_Timer_Ray
Apr 11, 2007 9:36 am
First_Timer_Ray
vpande
vpande
16 April 2007

bi fold doors?

bi fold doors?

Thanks Ed Lotus doors looks good. I'll check them out over the weekend. many thanks.. regards vp

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vpande
Apr 16, 2007 9:52 pm
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
17 April 2007

Tinting/Frosting front door for security.

Tinting/Frosting front door for security.

Hi If your issue is privacy you can certainly get a frosted film - not contact - it will be hard to fit and won't be UV safe. Most tint people do this at around $65/m2…

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Ed Perry
Apr 17, 2007 7:36 am
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
17 April 2007

Fabricating new aluminium windows

Fabricating new aluminium windows

Hi satmel What do you expect if most of the oz/nz aluminium windows are crap by design and hardware, no matter how well you make them. If…

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Ed Perry
Apr 17, 2007 7:49 am
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
22 April 2007

Be careful if using Canterbury windows

Be careful if using Canterbury windows

Are you surprised Had a look on their website and noticed that they use the same ancient window design with 19th century hardware as most timber joinery…

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Ed Perry
Apr 22, 2007 8:53 am
Ed Perry
mattwalker
mattwalker
22 April 2007

Advice needed on new bifold door

Advice needed on new bifold door

Thats great news Ray!! Bad news that you had to do it yourself though. Its a sad fact that people don't appreciate your stuff as much as you do. It is sad when you…

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mattwalker
Apr 22, 2007 8:50 pm
mattwalker
Susan
Susan
1 May 2007

BIG glass

BIG glass

EcoClasic, just noticed your name is Cynthia! :D :D

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Susan
May 01, 2007 9:48 pm
Michelle
Michelle
15 May 2007

Bi Fold Door Problems

Bi Fold Door Problems

Off the top of my head here……if it is holding up your roof, 1 door is not going to cause any problems at all! They are normally very well balanced supports. I…

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Michelle
May 15, 2007 2:49 pm
Michelle
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
19 May 2007

Window Locks - Are They Dangerous?

Window Locks - Are They Dangerous?

My insurance company provide lists of which I can use to instal my door and windows! It is good for security i think!

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Ed Perry
May 19, 2007 8:46 am
Ed Perry
ian
ian
20 May 2007

Bi Fold Door Problem (Revised post) pic attached

Bi Fold Door Problem (Revised post) pic attached

michael, Just to make sure of things, has your doors got sliding wheels at the bottom, if so its bottom hung. if not it is top hung. If this is the…

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ian
May 20, 2007 8:08 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
23 May 2007

Wanted frosted glass

Wanted frosted glass

Hi We are considering offering this service - I think if you talk to someone who does vinyl signs you should be able to get what you want. The frosted vinyl sign…

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ECOECO
May 23, 2007 11:41 am
ECOECO
MCS
MCS
25 May 2007

Problems / Costs with Cavity Sliding Doors ?

Problems / Costs with Cavity Sliding Doors ?

We supply and fit hundreds of cavity units and never have a problem with them. I suggest you go for a twin track unit, as they are much more reliable. As far as…

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MCS
May 25, 2007 12:06 am
MCS
MCS
MCS
25 May 2007

How soon should new timber bifold be stained/painted?

How soon should new timber bifold be stained/painted?

A door should be sealed and painted/stained as soon as possible, espiecally one that is external. Wood absorbs water, and will swell with it. If I were you, id get…

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MCS
May 25, 2007 12:10 am
MCS
MCS
MCS
25 May 2007

Hanging/installing new internal bifold doors

Hanging/installing new internal bifold doors

Pretty hard to explain over a keyboard Beau. If your not confident, I suggest hiring a carpenter. You dont want to damage your doors for the sake of a couple hundred…

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MCS
May 25, 2007 12:17 am
MCS
MCS
MCS
25 May 2007

Staining new bifold doors

Staining new bifold doors

You should certainly seal the doors, but do not forget, the carpenter will most likely need to trim the doors to fit them, so you may have to remove them once they are…

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MCS
May 25, 2007 12:24 am
MCS
ausdesign
ausdesign
31 May 2007

Trimming pocket doors

Trimming pocket doors

I would make a new bottom rail to fit firmly inside the veneer & tight up to the side rails. Run several shallow grooves across the rail so that there will be…

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ausdesign
May 31, 2007 8:51 am
ausdesign
vanderlay
vanderlay
8 June 2007

French Door Security

French Door Security

not so much in that shot...but I must admit I thought the same as 3xb with the first photo even before seeing his comment!! :D Wish I worked in a restuarant :wink:

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vanderlay
Jun 08, 2007 2:19 pm
vanderlay
Casa2
Casa2
8 June 2007

Aluminium suitable for windows ?

Aluminium suitable for windows ?

Ed, Thermal conductivity is only one piece of the puzzle. Fortunatley, there are only three pieces to the puzzle for conductance (we won't even touch radiation and…

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Casa2
Jun 08, 2007 8:12 pm


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