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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 1:48 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 11:11 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 4:49 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 2:49 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 5:47 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 3:09 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 11:12 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 8:29 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 7:52 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 2:05 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 2:36 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 11:56 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 3:37 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 2:08 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 11:13 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 7:38 am
ECOECO
yvonneh
yvonneh
4 February 2014

window sizes and window coverings

window sizes and window coverings

Hi Boosta, My first post on this site! High performance glass is one of those areas where most people building their second+ home always…

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yvonneh
Feb 04, 2014 9:58 am
Liliana
Liliana
1 February 2014

Sealing merbau door sills

Sealing merbau door sills

Hi JB1, That's what I was afraid of - yet another different can of varnish! Dare I ask if anyone has successfully used a water-based varnish on merbau door sills,…

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Liliana
Feb 01, 2014 6:42 pm

Hi Stewie D, Thanks for that information. Our varnish was, indeed, water-based as was our weatherboard paint so I'll definitely look for an oil-based primer. This putty…

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Liliana
Feb 01, 2014 10:33 am
MR2
MR2
29 January 2014

To or Not to double glaze? and how?

To or Not to double glaze? and how?
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We make a 2650 x 600 opening awning sash, and we make a 3000 x 600 fixed window, both without mullions and all double glazed. Most…

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MR2
Jan 29, 2014 10:17 am
MR2
ECOECO
ECOECO
28 January 2014

Caulking around windows - what type of product to use?

Caulking around windows - what type of product to use?

It is not our standard but it is a standard that the subcontractor has used previously. We will make sure that he complies with our standard and ensure it meets your…

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ECOECO
Jan 28, 2014 1:29 pm
ECOECO
EmyN
EmyN
27 January 2014

Right windows coverings

Right windows coverings

Definitely a matter of individual taste. Meanwhile I guess curtains to the ceiling wouldn't need a pelmet (for heat reasons)? Interesting...

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EmyN
Jan 27, 2014 11:21 pm
EmyN
mirz
mirz
26 January 2014

windows flyscreen mesh - fibreglass or aluminium

windows flyscreen mesh - fibreglass or aluminium

Thanks Ed, it makes perfect sense now. Also thanks for correction, not sure from where I made it to carbon fibre.

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mirz
Jan 26, 2014 4:26 pm
mirz
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 January 2014

solutions to improve poor ventilation upstairs

solutions to improve poor ventilation upstairs

The first floor is always hot in summer (been there, done that), all the ground floor heat rises up, and you have the solar heat gain from the first floor as well. Types…

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ECOECO
Jan 26, 2014 7:56 am
ECOECO
british kiwi
british kiwi
23 January 2014

uPVC double glazing company recommendations

uPVC double glazing company recommendations

There are all pretty varied so a little hard to compare like with like. Most was for awning windows and some tilt and turn. I think we will be splitting it into 2-3…

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british kiwi
Jan 23, 2014 8:22 am
mb21
mb21
22 January 2014

Window pricing

Window pricing

Hi all Hoping someone can help with a rough price on different types of standard aluminium window in a size of 1800h x 900w Looking to compare fixed (non opening) Single…

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mb21
Jan 22, 2014 9:14 pm
esmeralda
esmeralda
17 January 2014

Can we apply 3m privacy film to smartglass sp50?

Can we apply 3m privacy film to smartglass sp50?

Hi I need some expert advice. I have a large upper storey bedroom window that overlooks my neighbours backyard and straight into their dining area. Although they signed…

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esmeralda
Jan 17, 2014 7:10 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
17 January 2014

Window Heights

Window Heights

Thank you both much appreciated. ::

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bluesteel
Jan 17, 2014 2:30 pm
bluesteel
Crazyk
Crazyk
15 January 2014

M2 Cost of double glaze units

M2 Cost of double glaze units

Wow that's an interesting website Sent from my iPhone using

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Crazyk
Jan 15, 2014 9:45 pm
Crazyk
bpratt
bpratt
12 January 2014

Who can make a copy of my 20 year old aluminium window frame

Who can make a copy of my 20 year old aluminium window frame

Not a bad suggestion from Ed. Might give you a chance/excuse to double glaze the both windows. :)

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bpratt
Jan 12, 2014 10:56 pm
bpratt
bpratt
9 January 2014

Raised ceiling height/ standard doors

Raised ceiling height/ standard doors
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We are getting a modest 2590 ceiling and are leaving all the doors at standard height, but were wondering if it is worthwhile getting the front pivot door any higher than…

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bpratt
Jan 09, 2014 9:27 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 January 2014

Window frame and sliding door farm installed AFTER brickwork

Window frame and sliding door farm installed AFTER brickwork

Hi guys, just a quick question. My builder surprise surprise has made a stuff up and we are a 2 window frames short for our build and the…

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ECOECO
Jan 08, 2014 3:48 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
7 January 2014

Glass Bricks R rating

Glass Bricks R rating

The Uw won't help, your problem is one of solar heat gain, and for that you need a low-E glass, I don't believe there is a low-E type of glass block. Here are some glass…

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ECOECO
Jan 07, 2014 8:43 am
ECOECO
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 January 2014

Install eaves before/after new windows?

Install eaves before/after new windows?

Probably too late but definitely replace the eaves linings before the windows go in. You'll struggle to make it look good if you have to do it after. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 06, 2014 9:45 am
butterbing
butterbing
6 January 2014

Huge windows - What window treatments should I get?

Huge windows - What window treatments should I get?

I know someone with a window like that lol....15 yrs on it still has no window coverings lol

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butterbing
Jan 06, 2014 2:24 am
butterbing
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AJW
Jan 03, 2014 9:31 pm
Lunich
Lunich
2 January 2014

New Windows Newcastle NSW

New Windows Newcastle NSW

I believe there is a G.James at Cardiff. Details are at gjames.com

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Lunich
Jan 02, 2014 5:21 pm
p0msd0wnunder
p0msd0wnunder
31 December 2013

Where to buy blinds in Perth?

Where to buy blinds in Perth?

Hi, As per a previous topic of mine, we are required to get curtains/ blinds fitted before our lender will release the final progress payment to our builder. To keep the…

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p0msd0wnunder
Dec 31, 2013 3:29 pm
leni
leni
29 December 2013

cedar / wooden venetian blinds

cedar / wooden venetian blinds

we have a lot of wooden venetian blinds. personally I'm not a fan. they do not block out all light, light comes through the slats as you mention. aslo they are vey heavy…

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leni
Dec 29, 2013 5:08 pm
leni
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ECOECO
Dec 27, 2013 2:51 pm
ECOECO
yvonneh
yvonneh
22 December 2013

Colour of window frames

Colour of window frames

I personally prefer black :) but it depends on what the rest of your colours are. I ended up going to Houzz and searching for 'black windows' in order to confirm I liked…

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yvonneh
Dec 22, 2013 5:06 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
18 December 2013

What material for robe doors?

What material for robe doors?

Hume and some of the others are probably cheaper. Just see what you can find when you google!

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Treeseachanger
Dec 18, 2013 10:37 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
17 December 2013

Locating Std windows in metric brick walls & prefab frames

Locating Std windows in metric brick walls & prefab frames

In the floorplan dimensioning you put in running dimensions showing the brick panels and the window openings. The prefab manuf. will make the stud openings to suit…

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ausdesign
Dec 17, 2013 10:42 am
ausdesign
ausdesign
ausdesign
11 December 2013

changing the door knob and make it lockable

changing the door knob and make it lockable

It would be an easy change over with most handles interchangeable. It may require some work on the handle hole through the door but the latch will fit to most handle…

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ausdesign
Dec 11, 2013 8:00 am
ausdesign
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 December 2013

Aluminium Bifold on kitchen servery

Aluminium Bifold on kitchen servery

EcoClassic can do this... being flush depends on exposure to rain and drainage. Ed

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ECOECO
Dec 11, 2013 7:53 am
ECOECO
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
6 December 2013

Wooden Stacker Doors - slide in on each other.

Wooden Stacker Doors - slide in on each other.
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Funny - I don't think Stegbar do these anymore ... :)

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Saint Mike
Dec 06, 2013 12:42 pm
Saint Mike
marisa@artilux
marisa@artilux
2 December 2013

Plantation Shutters & Flyscreens - Advice needed

Plantation Shutters & Flyscreens - Advice needed

What state are you in? it might be worth ringing a couple of companies and asking the question, I know my nephew had the same problem with…

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marisa@artilux
Dec 02, 2013 11:57 am


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