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LeonCh
LeonCh
4 July 2014

Blinds or Curtains?

Blinds or Curtains?

Thanks CC101. I like curtain and want to buy from this site http://www.energywindowfashions.com.au/curtains

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LeonCh
Jul 04, 2014 8:41 pm
chippy
chippy
3 July 2014

Theatre Room Doors

Theatre Room Doors

Hi felicity The best thing to do is put in solid core doors that match the rest of the doors in the house. If you just have standard flush panel doors (standard flat…

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chippy
Jul 03, 2014 10:26 am
chippy
pearl
pearl
29 June 2014

Help, I don't like the colour of my Colorbond window frames!

Help, I don't like the colour of my Colorbond window frames!
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Hi Teeve Just bumping this thread as i to am thinking of painting my french doors which are currently stone beige. How did yours turn out? where you happy with them? I…

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pearl
Jun 29, 2014 3:52 pm
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Wangmingtao
Jun 27, 2014 6:38 pm
Wangmingtao
Wangmingtao
27 June 2014

Cost for Window upgrades Reasonable?

Cost for Window upgrades Reasonable?

1. For acoustic rated windows, sliding windows are not a good option. Awnings or casement windows are recommended. 2. Builders always have excessive margins for upgraded items.

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Wangmingtao
Jun 27, 2014 4:45 pm
Southies
Southies
23 June 2014

Metallised tinted Window Film

Metallised tinted Window Film

........you need double glazing I suspected as much Ed. Thank you for replying & supplying the links.

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Southies
Jun 23, 2014 3:51 pm
Southies
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 June 2014

Awning window set lower or higher? - for new regulations

Awning window set lower or higher? - for new regulations

Then choose whichever one you prefer that gives you the most amount of light and the best ventilation. Just make sure that you aren't going to create a heat trap in the…

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Stewie D
Jun 18, 2014 3:29 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 June 2014

Casement or awning windows for plantation shutters?

Casement or awning windows for plantation shutters?

Hi all, ATM trying to make a decision on bathroom windows upstairs ... it is right to say that casement windows would be better suited for…

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ECOECO
Jun 17, 2014 11:04 am
ECOECO
ferndale
ferndale
16 June 2014

Low-e on east facing window

Low-e on east facing window

Hi nish, will you be able to tell me the price for the e window and the supplier name. I am in the process of starting to build a house in Sydney. Your help will be much…

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ferndale
Jun 16, 2014 10:58 am
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
12 June 2014

Buy new or Restore

Buy new or Restore

You changed from AL to Wood? Besides appearance? Why? Her house was on the sea front. The anodised aluminium windows had casement…

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Beetaloo
Jun 12, 2014 9:11 pm
Beetaloo
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Lou_1981
Jun 11, 2014 11:37 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
9 June 2014

Colonial bar windows and french doors

Colonial bar windows and french doors

The ones I have seen aren't stegbar. I may have to knock on the door and ask the supplier!

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Treeseachanger
Jun 09, 2014 7:35 pm
elizaennal
elizaennal
4 June 2014

Recomendations for Perth window company?

Recomendations for Perth window company?

Are you looking for window installations or window cleaning services in perth? Please let us know clearly so that we can guide better. Thanks

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elizaennal
Jun 04, 2014 11:49 pm
LaceyM
LaceyM
2 June 2014

Awning, Casement, Double Hung ...

Awning, Casement, Double Hung ...
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Your awnings and casements are the best option, sashless units although they look great have terrible energy ratings. Any openable window is fine for evaporative.…

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LaceyM
Jun 02, 2014 1:23 pm
LaceyM
bpratt
bpratt
24 May 2014

Overall width of door and door jamb

Overall width of door and door jamb

I was going to get solid core doors for the external doors anyway.

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bpratt
May 24, 2014 10:45 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 May 2014

Bathroom door peeling off

Bathroom door peeling off

Do you mean paint, wood or ply ... :)

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Saint Mike
May 24, 2014 12:13 pm
Saint Mike
ECOECO
ECOECO
23 May 2014

Narrow openable window

Narrow openable window

The main limit on width is the hardware... we can do min 450mm wide, min 500mm high in awning. Ed

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ECOECO
May 23, 2014 3:35 pm
ECOECO
LouR
LouR
20 May 2014

Wideline Windows - Paragon range

Wideline Windows - Paragon range

Hi, Has anyone upgraded to this range withe a volume builder? can I ask how much the upgrade was? Thanks Lou

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LouR
May 20, 2014 10:51 pm
JB1
JB1
17 May 2014

Stain grade and paint grade

Stain grade and paint grade

Stain grade is real timber. Paint grade is MDF. Stronger? I would say if they are solid then similar. Of course, real timber stained looks better

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JB1
May 17, 2014 2:52 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
16 May 2014

Re: internal double / french doors - what door width?

Re: internal double / french doors - what door width?

l have 720 x2.4 are perfect,plenty of room to pass through with one door closed

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pattycake4
May 16, 2014 7:06 pm
JB1
JB1
16 May 2014

Bedroom Window size and position? Single wide or two narrow?

Bedroom Window size and position? Single wide or two narrow?

I'd go single and raise it so you don't get the western sun during the day in winter. I'd actually make the windows north facing in bedroom 4 and south facing in bedroom 3

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JB1
May 16, 2014 6:13 pm
Forg
Forg
12 May 2014

Wind/rain regs relating to windows

Wind/rain regs relating to windows

Background to my questions is that we're having a house built, and had an inspection the other day - and noticed that one of the windows looked different to expected. The…

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Forg
May 12, 2014 4:49 pm
gav89z
gav89z
28 April 2014

BASIX and Windows critical for Occupation Certificate ?

BASIX and Windows critical for Occupation Certificate ?

Thanks Stewie, I spoke with the Windows supplier and they have advised they will supply us with a Compliance Letter stating the windows are to Basix requirements. Cheers

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gav89z
Apr 28, 2014 6:08 pm
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rob70au
Apr 26, 2014 5:05 pm

These are the best pictures I have of them at the moment.…

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EmyN
Apr 18, 2014 7:58 am
EmyN
jenathome
jenathome
17 April 2014

First Floor window-can it be sliding one?

First Floor window-can it be sliding one?

Hi tothsk, Yes in this instance the builder is probably right. These windows may not be standard but they definitely are possible. They may cost a little extra. I guess…

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jenathome
Apr 17, 2014 8:11 pm
jenathome
ECOECO
ECOECO
15 April 2014

Double glazing a poorly insulated house

Double glazing a poorly insulated house

I would fit an aluminium louvre set at 90 degrees to the wall, just above the window/door. The void is particularly easy for a louvre installation. I think it would look…

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ECOECO
Apr 15, 2014 12:54 pm
ECOECO
PTG
PTG
7 April 2014

Push out windows that keep flopping down

Push out windows that keep flopping down

We finally fixed the problem. Firstly I must correct my initial post. It was WD40 and not CRC that was used on the hinges. Firstly we tried detergent - no success, then…

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PTG
Apr 07, 2014 12:31 pm
PTG
AussieMark
AussieMark
1 April 2014

established home - double glazing

established home - double glazing

Hi Adrian, No offence for intended and I hope you took none. No problem, I re-read my post and agree that uPVC does not need a thermal break due to its inefficient…

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AussieMark
Apr 01, 2014 10:54 am
Daytona9
Daytona9
29 March 2014

Fix a cavity sliding door

Fix a cavity sliding door

Does anyone know where you can get one of these offset spanners to adjust the height of a cavity sliding door?

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Daytona9
Mar 29, 2014 6:18 pm

I've been varnishing our door sills at last and used Sikkens Cetol Hlse in pine but every doorsill seems to come up a different colour. The joiner who made them said he…

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Liliana
Mar 29, 2014 10:01 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
27 March 2014

Any recommendations for a Windows suppy and install

Any recommendations for a Windows suppy and install

Thanks for everyone's feedback, the positive feedback makes me feel better. Also Ed from EcoClassic called me and got the installer out rather…

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ECOECO
Mar 27, 2014 6:23 am
ECOECO
kid81
kid81
24 March 2014

Garage Door with or without windows pricing

Garage Door with or without windows pricing

sounds about right. the window inserts are more expensive than the standard panels

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kid81
Mar 24, 2014 12:48 pm
mr singh
mr singh
23 March 2014

heat blocking window treatments, honeycomb? sunscreen?help?

heat blocking window treatments, honeycomb? sunscreen?help?
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hi all i have north windows big once lol need a window treatment .any recommendations please

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mr singh
Mar 23, 2014 10:11 am
mr singh
bashworth
bashworth
21 March 2014

'lift off' doors: toilet regulations?

'lift off' doors: toilet regulations?

A better option than lift out hinges is to have toilet doors opening outwards rather than into the toilet. In the event of an emergency a property toilet lock should be…

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bashworth
Mar 21, 2014 3:49 pm
bashworth
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 March 2014

Centor Bifold Door adjustment

Centor Bifold Door adjustment

Sadly this is all too common. I see a lot of bifold doors that have trouble working properly after being adjusted to the max mostly because the builder has put a low spec…

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Stewie D
Mar 21, 2014 1:49 pm
ohc
ohc
15 March 2014

exterior windows paint colour

exterior windows paint colour

Can exterior timber windows be painted black? I've been advised against it.

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ohc
Mar 15, 2014 4:47 pm
winxie1
winxie1
9 March 2014

External glass door into cavity fitting?

External glass door into cavity fitting?

Hi I want to look at installing a single glass door into a bedroom as an external door. I would like to see if I can use a cavity wall fitting as space is a premium. Not…

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winxie1
Mar 09, 2014 2:09 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 March 2014

Obscured glass. Can it be openable?

Obscured glass. Can it be openable?

Our plans say that some of the windows on the top floor have to be obscured glass to 1700mm. Does that mean we can't make them opening…

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ECOECO
Mar 08, 2014 10:12 pm
ECOECO
candycandy
candycandy
2 March 2014

paint splatter on window frames

paint splatter on window frames

Safe options: - Car cleaning soap and water with microfibre rag - Orange oil with microfibre rag - As above then with non scratch pad - Car bug and tar remover with…

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candycandy
Mar 02, 2014 7:29 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 February 2014

Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons

Low E glass - are you using it, pros and cons
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Technically, I am sure your designer is right. Practically, I prefer space heating in the winter to spot heating (from solar heat gain from the windows) in the summer...…

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ECOECO
Feb 26, 2014 6:52 am
ECOECO
joelwindows
joelwindows
21 February 2014

Meranti Windows

Meranti Windows

Agree with Doorkeeper. Although it's important to know that Meranti is an Asian imported timber. We use all Victorian Ash to make our windows and doors which is locally…

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joelwindows
Feb 21, 2014 1:05 pm
its
its
14 February 2014

Deadlock or Deadbolt for Exterior Doors

Deadlock or Deadbolt for Exterior Doors

Thanks.. I wanted to keep it cheap as I have 3-4 doors.. Also Didn't want those which auto lock if the door slams due to wind and we are in garden or something..

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its
Feb 14, 2014 1:36 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 February 2014

Glazing IDs for double glazed windows

Glazing IDs for double glazed windows

Hello, I looked at the WERS website to compare different DG windows. "Ar" stands for Argon filled and "Clr" is obviously for a clear…

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ECOECO
Feb 13, 2014 10:56 am
ECOECO
Althom
Althom
10 February 2014

Screening double front doors

Screening double front doors

Haven't got this on our current house but did have on last. We simply had a double screen door - the two door locked together and they had sperate bolts going into the…

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Althom
Feb 10, 2014 2:37 pm
Althom
bashworth
bashworth
6 February 2014

Top part of window frames at 25c why?

Top part of window frames at 25c why?

Not just cost. All concrete slabs can flex a little. To deal with this builders are required to have articulation joints to prevent cracking of the brickwork. The most…

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bashworth
Feb 06, 2014 1:08 pm
bashworth

Thanks Ed :) I'd love to shop around but feel like I'm locked in if we end up going with the volume builder. If we end up doing the renovation option our choices widen…

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yvonneh
Feb 06, 2014 10:13 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 February 2014

Can you spray aluminium window frames?

Can you spray aluminium window frames?

We are looking at changing the colour or a few aluminium window frames which are currently a dark brown and we would like them to now be…

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ECOECO
Feb 06, 2014 6:38 am
ECOECO


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