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Ed Perry
Ed Perry
16 June 2007

Windows don't matter until they let you down...

Windows don't matter until they let you down...

Very cold mornings in Melbourne these last few days - the heating is flat out and I can still feel the cold - in fact I can see the freezing fog just outside my window...…

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Ed Perry
Jun 16, 2007 9:11 am
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
16 June 2007

Secondary Glazing

Secondary Glazing

If you have significant noise issues, I think you can hire noise specialists who should be able to assist you. It…

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Ed Perry
Jun 16, 2007 9:34 am
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
19 June 2007

Stacker door handle

Stacker door handle

Don't use steel... Here's a major supplier of aluminium hardware - http://www.alspec.com.au/ But your biggest problem is that the doors have been punched and…

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Ed Perry
Jun 19, 2007 5:21 am
Ed Perry
Helen
Helen
22 June 2007

Attic/roof windows

Attic/roof windows

Checked the Breezway site Andrew and they sell them just up the road so I'll go and take a look. Cleaning with a ladder a tad difficult as we have a 3 metre verandah…

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Helen
Jun 22, 2007 11:29 am
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ECOECO
Jun 22, 2007 3:39 pm
ECOECO
miagi
miagi
24 June 2007

External door - step down, possible fall?

External door - step down, possible fall?

Sounds like if there isnt enough site clean up dirt laying about I might just get a load of topsoil delivered b4 final inspection and drop it near the door and spread it…

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miagi
Jun 24, 2007 6:21 pm
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
30 June 2007

Security Doors

Security Doors

Slouldn't this be in the "safer living" area?

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Ed Perry
Jun 30, 2007 8:09 am
Ed Perry
commodorenut
commodorenut
4 July 2007

Garage door noise - panel vs roller door choice ?

Garage door noise - panel vs roller door choice ?

I believe the openers used on tilt-a-doors & panel lifts are the same openers. My 'noise' issue isn't with the door - it's the opener. The panel lift doors, when…

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commodorenut
Jul 04, 2007 11:18 am
commodorenut
ECOECO
ECOECO
9 July 2007

Double glazing tip

Double glazing tip

Hi Ausdesign, Silica Gel (or any…

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ECOECO
Jul 09, 2007 11:52 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
9 July 2007

Repair or Replace timber in aluminium frame windows

Repair or Replace timber in aluminium frame windows

Hi Can't imagine exactly what you have but sounds like ply or similar. I would get a glazier to replace it he is used to window construction and it should be held in…

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ECOECO
Jul 09, 2007 11:55 pm
ECOECO
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
17 July 2007

Which would look better???

Which would look better???

It is really easy to fit the film - and it looks great. Even if you stuff up a contractor can do it. And much cheaper. much cheaper. Ed

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Ed Perry
Jul 17, 2007 9:18 pm
Ed Perry
mic.adii
mic.adii
20 July 2007

windows / doors with blinds

windows / doors with blinds

Hello! I suggest you check out this website and more precisely, the Velux collection. And if you change your mind about this type of blinds, you have many other types of…

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mic.adii
Jul 20, 2007 5:30 pm
Ol'Painting
Ol'Painting
22 July 2007

Stained glass (leadlight) to fill hole

Stained glass (leadlight) to fill hole

I've seem some of those windows done without any reinforcement. Looked like they were quite old and there was no visible damage on the wall. But ask traders who will…

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Ol'Painting
Jul 22, 2007 10:46 pm
Ol'Painting
Beetle
Beetle
5 August 2007

Fairview windows

Fairview windows

Thanks for the responses. Casa2 - you have a good point about the passive solar heating which we would possibly reduce with the evergreen product. Ed - again…

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Beetle
Aug 05, 2007 5:36 pm
sjones
sjones
7 August 2007

minimum toilet door opening size

minimum toilet door opening size

Actually, unless you have special mobility access requirements, I don’t think there is a particular dimension specified by the building code, it is more likely to…

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sjones
Aug 07, 2007 9:25 am

walk on window

walk on window

Just new to this site but we have done a few pavement light jobs down here in Melbourne and while costly they do a fantastic job! You could try Obeco Glass Blocks and…

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Absolutebrilliance.com.au
Aug 07, 2007 7:59 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
18 August 2007

Recommendation on quality windows for modern Georgian

Recommendation on quality windows for modern Georgian

Hi You could look at EcoTherm - our thermally broken product - very heavy aluminium, very sharp design. Or uPVC which is about the same look at a lower cost. Both…

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ECOECO
Aug 18, 2007 1:00 pm
ECOECO
McReidy
McReidy
24 August 2007

Screen/Security Doors Built on site

Screen/Security Doors Built on site

Can anyone help me out - I have seen a van/truck driving around Adelaide that fits & makes security screen doors on site at your house in the back of their truck.. I am…

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McReidy
Aug 24, 2007 5:30 pm
McReidy
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
1 September 2007

laundry sliding doors

laundry sliding doors

Vp - I can picture it now - ed's description - + taking time to think through your description in my head sorted it :) While it's all done now - I think putting in a…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 01, 2007 1:09 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 September 2007

which window co. to choose?

which window co. to choose?
1, 2

My original post has been moved to an new thread - Impact of Aluminium, PVC or Timber Windows? As for the vendors arguing on here - things must be tough in the window…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 08, 2007 3:37 pm
Yak_Chat
pasey25
pasey25
17 September 2007

Window pricing help needed

Window pricing help needed

I'm going to give this a bump up to the top to see if I can get an answer quickly. This is the last piece of the puzzle holding up our contract signing. Basically,…

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pasey25
Sep 17, 2007 11:17 am
pasey25
HappyHome
HappyHome
17 September 2007

Perth Plantation Shutters

Perth Plantation Shutters

Has anyone used them for their plantation shutters? We are having issues with this company and I'd like to see whether it is a common or an isolated experience.

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HappyHome
Sep 17, 2007 1:34 pm
pierre
pierre
24 September 2007

80's Aluminium Windows don't stay up.. How do I fix them?

80's Aluminium Windows don't stay up.. How do I fix them?

Thanks for the assist.. I'll track some down... fingers crossed it won't cost an arm and a leg.. I'll let you know how it goes..

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pierre
Sep 24, 2007 12:25 pm
pierre
vpande
vpande
3 October 2007

Window problem- urgent help wanted

Window problem- urgent help wanted

thanks parker They have sorted the issue by lowering the Alfresco roof which may not look good on the drawings but will be fine in reality as the area is pretty dense with houses.

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vpande
Oct 03, 2007 6:18 pm
vpande
vpande
5 October 2007

Retrofitting a window- is it complicated?

Retrofitting a window- is it complicated?

No thanks Michelle... but my neighbours aint great either... but their…

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vpande
Oct 05, 2007 11:33 am
mek
mek
12 October 2007

Door Stopper - Square sticker

Door Stopper - Square sticker

Try architrend.com.au --> Door Stops. They have a square wall one. We got some good magnetic wall ones from Mitre 10.

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mek
Oct 12, 2007 3:09 pm
mek
MaylandsManor
MaylandsManor
17 October 2007

MORE DOORS

MORE DOORS

we are doing this sort of stacker slider door (6 panels, 3 opening each side) but it is not automatic.... if only i knew they existed! too late now! Helen

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MaylandsManor
Oct 17, 2007 7:08 pm
MaylandsManor
Casa2
Casa2
5 November 2007

Window info from Trend

Window info from Trend
1, 2

You can get the solar charts from: http://solardat.uoregon.edu/SunChartProgram.html For Sydney: Lat: -34 Long: 151 Time zone: UTC +10h Cheers, Casa

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Casa2
Nov 05, 2007 11:27 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
7 November 2007

Corinthian Doors - possible problem...

Corinthian Doors - possible problem...

Hey Matt, i think i understand what you mean with the doors. We went through some more display homes yesterday and one of them had a door with the criss cross pattern…

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PhoenixStar
Nov 07, 2007 10:25 am
PhoenixStar
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eniltra
Nov 07, 2007 4:14 pm
Zoidberg
Zoidberg
8 November 2007

Timber, Aluminium or PVC Windows - Eco Impact

Timber, Aluminium or PVC Windows - Eco Impact

i am not sure how old this house is but i'd guess roughly 10 years or so ........ possibly 20 tops. the previous house i lived in (which we owned not rented) was 20 years…

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Zoidberg
Nov 08, 2007 1:13 am
renovirgin
renovirgin
8 November 2007

Your Opinion of Wideline, Trend and Other Brands

Your Opinion of Wideline, Trend and Other Brands

Thanks for that great post. Smithfield is 5 mins down the road from me. Wideline are our existing doors and windows, and we haven't had any problems as such, but I am…

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renovirgin
Nov 08, 2007 10:02 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 November 2007

Roller Shutter price indication?

Roller Shutter price indication?

but I'm of the opinion that if the heat blocker is on the inside of the glass, it then becomes a passive radiator of that blocked heat - a portion of…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 19, 2007 12:00 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 November 2007

Louvres ? Any comments ?

Louvres ? Any comments ?

Chris, The plastic louvres are very robust and durable, and they provide great crossflow ventiliation, which is secure when the security bar is in them. But they do…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 19, 2007 12:09 pm
Yak_Chat
arkraider
arkraider
20 November 2007

Bi-Parting

Bi-Parting

Great product, my parents had them at there old house they were in it for about 9 yrs and got them installed about 5 -7 yrs ago.... Only problem is sometimes you forget…

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arkraider
Nov 20, 2007 9:48 am
arkraider
kristofw
kristofw
20 November 2007

SIngle Glazed tilt and open ??

SIngle Glazed tilt and open ??

We only manufacture 'tilt and turn' in PVC double glazed, but would you mind giving us a try for a price? I've e-mailed Simon with an…

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kristofw
Nov 20, 2007 2:22 pm
kristofw
Jet79
Jet79
21 November 2007

Window stickers

Window stickers

Thanks Michelle for your replies on all my questions, you are a wealth of knowledge. I tried harware stores but they don't have the modern design look I am after, I might…

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Jet79
Nov 21, 2007 9:11 pm
Jet79
kristofw
kristofw
23 November 2007

Can you get vertical timber louvres for a curved wall?

Can you get vertical timber louvres for a curved wall?

I've seen the large timber louvres in the master bedroom wall, in a display Eco house. They look quite (no pun intended) cool and make the cross ventilation so much…

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kristofw
Nov 23, 2007 4:33 pm
kristofw
oops_cool
oops_cool
25 November 2007

Smart home products blinds and venetians ?

Smart home products blinds and venetians ?

Now thats what you call design! Well I am all the more glad to see these as in our place these trends are not availed. Its like a fantasy to me and I would love to imagine…

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oops_cool
Nov 25, 2007 7:00 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
25 November 2007

Internal Sliding Doors

Internal Sliding Doors

Great tip there Upright Homes! http://www.almabuildingproducts.com.au/ useful stuff indeed!

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mattwalker
Nov 25, 2007 11:26 pm
mattwalker
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 December 2007

Window Frames

Window Frames

DQQ Re Pauwlonia, The thing I liked about Paulownia was the speed it grew at (in oz it would have been even faster) and there was an already established market using…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 05, 2007 1:48 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
12 December 2007

Article on Polymer, Plastic & Composite Double Glazing

Article on Polymer, Plastic & Composite Double Glazing

Interesting insight into the double glazed industry in the UK. While I'm not a fan of plastic windows, this article has some interesting points and…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 12, 2007 1:54 pm
Yak_Chat
Pebble
Pebble
13 December 2007

Prices, Prices and Prices

Prices, Prices and Prices
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:D I got my quote, very impressive! I don't know how you do it, but certainly beat the pants of the other company that also quoted me!

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Pebble
Dec 13, 2007 3:26 pm
Pebble
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
19 January 2008

Where can we get a good door in WA?

Where can we get a good door in WA?

Do any of the neighbours doors look suitable? :wink:

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Cookiemonster
Jan 19, 2008 4:56 pm
VJ
VJ
14 February 2008

Issue with doors... help!

Issue with doors... help!
1, 2, 3

Hi Anne, Long time no hear! really great to hear you have had a win with the doors, they will look brilliant. Amazing what ideas builders can come…

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VJ
Feb 14, 2008 2:07 pm
VJ
DeeElle
DeeElle
19 February 2008

Catches for french doors

Catches for french doors

blessed is the man <or woman> on having nothing to say ... says nothing :wink: . Of course I can't keep my big trap shut. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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DeeElle
Feb 19, 2008 10:08 pm
DeeElle
Stormy
Stormy
1 March 2008

Plantation shutters

Plantation shutters

I also absolutely adore white plantations! I 'plan' on having them only on the front facing facade at this stage (M Bedroom, 3rd bedroom and study), but the other 2…

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Stormy
Mar 01, 2008 2:18 pm
Stormy
andrew_123
andrew_123
12 March 2008

Alternatives to Bifolds

Alternatives to Bifolds
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i forgot to add.. these bifolds are actually the same or maybe even more expensive than timber bifols. the good thing with these is that u can get them in corner units.…

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andrew_123
Mar 12, 2008 4:07 pm
andrew_123
joaninhac
joaninhac
14 March 2008

ALUMINIUM BIFOLD OR TIMBER BIFOLD?

ALUMINIUM BIFOLD OR TIMBER BIFOLD?

we went for timber bi-folds - set of 6 they cost us $5500. Our builder didn't have the option of alluminium, otherwise i would have preferred it instead!

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