door frame rotting at base
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…
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…
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…
New windows & doors
when you are shoping for windows you should apply the following criteria:
-secure and easy to operate hardware
-thermally broken frames and double glazing…
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…
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…
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.
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…
Glass vs uPVC
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…
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.
Depends on the access to different parts of the cavity. A 240V downlight is no different than installing a normal batten holder type light.
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…
looking at tinted windows to reduce brightness and/or provide some privacy
Jan 08, 2007 8:05 pm
Security Screens on Windows
If you want security without obstruction or inconvenient clutter you should look beyond the traditional joinery. There are several companies in Australia producing…
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…
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
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…
bi fold doors?
Lotus doors looks good. I'll check them out over the weekend.
Tinting/Frosting front door for security.
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…
Fabricating new aluminium windows
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…
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…
EcoClasic, just noticed your name is Cynthia!
May 01, 2007 10:48 pm
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.
Wanted frosted glass
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…
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…
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…
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!!
Wish I worked in a restuarant
Aluminium suitable for windows ?
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…
Jun 08, 2007 9:12 pm
For the record,
EcoClassic is an honourable and highly ethical company.
EcoClassic is not a member of the Australian Window…
Apology to windowexpert
This is an apology to windowexpert for having been mistaken as me in one of his posts... where he copped a flogging. Sorry...
We need your knowledge of…
Jun 10, 2007 7:51 pm
It is metal - a thin layer of Silver makes glass totally reflective - we call it a mirror - Low-E is higher tech than that... almost invisible...
That's a great price. What is the Uw value?
Jun 12, 2007 8:13 pm
Window Hardware - Alert
When EcoClassic had its windows NATA tested the EcoTech aluminium awning window performed brilliantly achieving N4, with one exception, the locally supplied…