Windows & Doors
ECOECOLaundry and Garage back door, timber frame or aluminium?
26 November 2013
About 50% of people choose timber because it's cheaper. Suitability of aluminium for a garage door depends on the wall construction. Ed
energywindowfashionsOnline Blinds and Shutter Companies
12 November 2013
I haven't really dealt with online stores for blinds and shutters, as I'm worried that everyone will say they're great and then I'll receive them and they won't be all…
LilianaQuantum microclear exterior on Western red cedar door
28 October 2013
I've had a look around the net but can't find any reviews of Quantum products which were recommended by our building designer. I'm trying to decide whether to use the…
ECOECODouble glazed aluminium windows/doors leaking inside house
12 October 2013
We built a new ecoply and rendered Koolwall clad house in 2007 and had N3 double glazed aluminium windows/doors with 12mm gap and argon gas,…
Serenity_NowDouble Glazed Windows - Obscure Glass Panes
7 October 2013
Hi, I have invested in double glazed glass for all my windows and for the overlooking and bathroom windows I have requested for obscured glass options (cathedral glazing…
salfernSecurity stacker door crimsafe? Invisi-guard?
7 October 2013
I have just had security screens installed on all the windows of my home. However these screens have replaced the old flyscreens, and have been riveted in place from the…
aza0Aircraft noise + custom windows
27 September 2013
If you can find these in Australia It would be worth considering, They wouldn't come cheap though. http://www.halo-uk.com/index.php?option ... Itemid=299 I have had no…
ECOECOEfficacy of secondary Double Glazing to existing windows?
26 September 2013
Hi Ed, I remember you mentioned that you normal aluminium windows are $250/m^2 and thermally broken ones are $400/m^2. At that moment I thought…
ECOECOBuying Ecoclassic windows and doors from Bunnings
17 September 2013
TNT are a renowned carrier, but in this case they have failed you and me, they failed to move the products out of Melbourne, and they lost a pallet of products. Apologies. Ed
JB1ADVICE re unsealed front door now hard to open
16 September 2013
I think it's in their rights to repair it now rather than let the problem get worst to the point it can't be repaired. Having said that, after the repair if it shrinks…
dedotProblem with Double-hung Windows and Crimsafe
16 September 2013
I have that problem in my current house at the moment. After years of looking at the dirt outside, I decided to unscrew the security grill, cleaned the window and screwed…
ECOECOReplacing rotted door frame, how much is too much epoxy
8 September 2013
I pulled off my bathroom door frame to find the wall frame beam is rotton at the bottom by 10cm. Can epoxy do the job as it is not a load bearing…
offshoreNEW QLD/NSW LAW: Awning windows can't open more than 12cm???
6 September 2013
Another option is to invert it into a hopper window. Opening at the top will do a better job of letting hot air escape.
mdstudioregarding bi-fold doors and retractable screens
3 September 2013
I agree with FairmontSAcustom Centor screens are an excellent option for bi-fold doors, however they are not cheap and retro-fitting them leaves an undesirable result. You…
builderforlifeIs double glazing really worth the extra cost?
23 August 2013
The extra cost also helps to take a load off the stretched resources of the planet. One day we will look at homes without double glazing the way we look at old hand mangle…
ausdesignPlanning Permission for Velux Windows?
22 August 2013
Appreciate that but if you, for example, had a neighbouring 2 storey dwelling that was visible from the windows that may be classified as overlooking. There may also be an…