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dangerzone
dangerzone
18 June 2013

Help Needed - adding cat door to window.

Help Needed - adding cat door to window.

Hey guys, I've got a bit of a DIY problem on my hands and am hoping you guys can help. I need to add a cat door to a sash window in my house but I'm a bit stuck as to how…

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dangerzone
Jun 18, 2013 10:14 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
18 June 2013

WA: Jarrah Garage matching door?

WA: Jarrah Garage matching door?

No prestart girl just simply said they can't do a match as stain on garage door varies. Plus solver wood stain will look different on different woods. Our front door is merbau

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LeanneR
Jun 18, 2013 9:41 pm
LeanneR
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3munkeys
Jun 16, 2013 12:42 pm
Superman69
Superman69
14 June 2013

Rollershutter Problem - Please Help

Rollershutter Problem - Please Help

My Mum had roller shutters fitted to her unit in a retirement village. Unfortunatly after a power outage they are out of wack, when two go up, one comes down. Both her…

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Superman69
Jun 14, 2013 4:31 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 June 2013

Replacing window with aluminium sliding door – easy to do?

Replacing window with aluminium sliding door – easy to do?

Neither A&L or EcoClassic are in Sydney. When you buy from Bunnings, is that our door or Polar? Ed

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ECOECO
Jun 14, 2013 4:13 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 June 2013

window tinting for front glass door - yay or nay?

window tinting for front glass door - yay or nay?
1, 2

In all seriousness, the regs are a little ludicrous in their application. Overlooking regs as they stand came in after I got out of the…

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ECOECO
Jun 13, 2013 11:25 pm
ECOECO
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Stormy
Jun 13, 2013 6:13 pm
Stormy
ECOECO
ECOECO
13 June 2013

Compliance with Regulations and Standards

Compliance with Regulations and Standards

When you build your home it will be compliant with standards. What you may not know is that all standards and regulations must be complied with into the future as well,…

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ECOECO
Jun 13, 2013 2:34 pm
ECOECO
Zachary Barton
Zachary Barton
12 June 2013

Miglas Windows

Miglas Windows

I think so, too. I think Miglass is great! :D http://www.Visualfrosting.com.au/

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Zachary Barton
Jun 12, 2013 1:18 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
11 June 2013

HELP - Need Urgent Advice Re: Blinds

HELP - Need Urgent Advice Re: Blinds

Welcome. They both sell to Australia, so I would email each with the question... "How long will they…

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ECOECO
Jun 12, 2013 12:59 am
ECOECO
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 June 2013

My house is too cold

My house is too cold

What is the living area aspect ? North aspect means warmer in winter. As the sun is higher in summer it won't mean hotter in summer. Aspect and the clever use of…

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Saint Mike
Jun 10, 2013 11:09 am
Saint Mike
kylie40
kylie40
7 June 2013

Security screen for a 1200mm timber front door

Security screen for a 1200mm timber front door

Could I please bother you for where you got this from too please?

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kylie40
Jun 07, 2013 10:52 pm
kylie40
kylie40
kylie40
7 June 2013

Low-e glass vs Roller Shutters

Low-e glass vs Roller Shutters

Hi HouseOB. If you've made your decision already, how did it go? If not, shutters would be more effective but wouldn't be a good option if you want to use that room during…

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kylie40
Jun 07, 2013 10:12 pm
kylie40
kylie40
kylie40
7 June 2013

Roller shutter recommendations - Sydney

Roller shutter recommendations - Sydney

I'll be getting extruded aluminium shutters, non-perforated, so I have a list of companies, but i haven't used any. shutterworld.com.au was recommended to me by a…

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kylie40
Jun 07, 2013 10:02 pm
kylie40
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
4 June 2013

Beaumont Tiles window preparation product??

Beaumont Tiles window preparation product??

Was is something like this? http://www.carcareproducts.com.au/product/wolfs_chemicals/nano_glass_sealant_glass_guard

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oncewerefurriers
Jun 04, 2013 9:49 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 June 2013

sliding window water drain

sliding window water drain

No problem would just like to know where the water ends up that collects in channel? as i never see it running out over the brickwork just…

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ECOECO
Jun 03, 2013 7:05 pm
ECOECO

Hi Liliana I have a simple solution for…

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building-expert
May 30, 2013 11:24 pm
building-expert
elmsley78
elmsley78
24 May 2013

Resizing roller blinds anywhere in Sydney ?

Resizing roller blinds anywhere in Sydney ?

I have managed to cut the Spotlight (Wilson Flores) blinds straight & alter everything, but am having trouble removing the Knob at the bottom of the blind which needs to…

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elmsley78
May 24, 2013 8:15 pm
EmyN
EmyN
21 May 2013

Fixed windows in DA plan .. can i change them to ..?

Fixed windows in DA plan .. can i change them to ..?

I saw on Grand Designs Australia (haha) that they had a similar situation and they used a vertical sliding window - the bottom panel was fixed (up to a certain height…

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EmyN
May 21, 2013 2:17 pm
EmyN
vilmaland
vilmaland
20 May 2013

Aluminium windows Sydney

Aluminium windows Sydney

Hi, Newbie here in despair. We are planning a renovation, all plans drawn up but it seems to be turning into a stressful nightmare even before it started. I have been…

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vilmaland
May 20, 2013 7:06 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 May 2013

Window Awnings

Window Awnings

Just look for the lowest SHGC, like these 2... buy the cheapest. Don't bother with ComfortPlus. Ed STG-001-21 STG-001-22 http://werscpd.net.barberry.arvixe.com/ ... er=STEGBAR

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ECOECO
May 10, 2013 5:30 pm
ECOECO
Liliana
Liliana
8 May 2013

Why no WERS rating?

Why no WERS rating?

Okay ed. Thanks for the reassurance.

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Liliana
May 08, 2013 9:15 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 May 2013

Sound proof

Sound proof

You are better off either doing a search in these forums or posting this question in the Home Theatre & Automation forum. Quite a few threads about sound proofing walls…

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Stewie D
May 06, 2013 10:29 am
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SFC
May 03, 2013 3:18 am
SFC
dexx
dexx
23 April 2013

Changing the colour of powdercoated frames

Changing the colour of powdercoated frames

Is there a good business in Perth that will touch up aluminium powdercoated frames?

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dexx
Apr 23, 2013 7:56 pm
Vess
Vess
22 April 2013

Internal door problem!!

Internal door problem!!

We had same issue and the fit out carpenter just switched the door to outward opening. It was, apparently, easy and he had it done in 15mins.

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Vess
Apr 22, 2013 8:46 pm
Danhug49
Danhug49
22 April 2013

Re-puttying windows

Re-puttying windows

Raw timber will soak up the water so it's important to seal the glass to the outer corner of the rebate. (lip). It is very difficult to remove all the old putty without…

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Danhug49
Apr 22, 2013 8:40 am

Hello. Not sure if window trimmings is the right word, but on the outside of the window there's a wooden like border (not sure what material exactly, but doesn't…

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tompab
Apr 21, 2013 9:30 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 April 2013

Skylight advice

Skylight advice

Atlite.com.au supplies Velux as well as others. Ed

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ECOECO
Apr 19, 2013 8:44 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 April 2013

Flywire Door Help on uPvc Front Door

Flywire Door Help on uPvc Front Door

Thankyou Ed for reply. I was going to have a normal wooden type front door put there, but the company suggested I put their door there keeping…

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ECOECO
Apr 15, 2013 12:49 am
ECOECO
Mitchandamy
Mitchandamy
12 April 2013

Wood look blinds AND sheers?

Wood look blinds AND sheers?

I found a place online a few weeks ago that custom make them. I'm on my phone ATM but I'll come back tomorrow and post the link for you.

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Mitchandamy
Apr 12, 2013 1:42 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 April 2013

How to fix leaking windows?

How to fix leaking windows?

Thanks for your reply Ed, I did tip water in the track prior to the corners being sealed and water came out and down the outer wall but also came in…

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ECOECO
Apr 06, 2013 2:50 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 April 2013

Reasonable cost to upgrade to double glazing?[PRICE UPDATE3]

Reasonable cost to upgrade to double glazing?[PRICE UPDATE3]
1, 2, 3

Hi folks, not sure if this is the best place to be putting this question but here goes. I have been offered 22 second hand fridge doors -…

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ECOECO
Apr 02, 2013 4:29 pm
ECOECO
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 March 2013

old casement windows - 1955's

old casement windows - 1955's

Good job. Love the colour too. Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 31, 2013 9:43 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
30 March 2013

Adding Window sills/frames to aluminium windows

Adding Window sills/frames to aluminium windows

Hi There ... I just have a question about window sills and window surrounds/frames. I have aluminium windows, but don't have window sills. Are…

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ECOECO
Mar 30, 2013 7:33 am
ECOECO
fred1234
fred1234
29 March 2013

External louvres or rolling or traditional shutters

External louvres or rolling or traditional shutters

I should have mentioned that this is for use on North and West-facing windows, on a new second storey with small eaves (too close to the boundary to extend the eaves).

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fred1234
Mar 29, 2013 4:43 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
29 March 2013

Cuttng out sound entering through the window

Cuttng out sound entering through the window

Wow time has passed quick and I have put this in the too hard basket until now. It is a different window and its dimensions are 2 by 2.7 width. It…

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ECOECO
Mar 29, 2013 8:17 am
ECOECO
becc
becc
28 March 2013

Double doors - how to top latch when they are extra tall

Double doors - how to top latch when they are extra tall

Ok, not up with terminology either. We have passageway doors like this. Our builder has screwed in small "plates" on the top surround of doorway. These have an indent.…

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becc
Mar 28, 2013 9:46 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
22 March 2013

The distance between window's top edge and ceiling

The distance between window's top edge and ceiling

... Ive notices some houses where windows were a bit higher than the door, and only really noticed once i started the building process…

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ECOECO
Mar 22, 2013 3:12 pm
ECOECO
lynny-jane
lynny-jane
21 March 2013

Cost of staining windows and doors

Cost of staining windows and doors

Of course......my memory LOL.....Great idea for a Tshirt hehe, like a private little joke between "oilers" DSRacer......just another thing I thought of, we got a cedar…

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lynny-jane
Mar 21, 2013 1:07 pm
lynny-jane

Thinking of getting some window canopies for our place, but unsure if they will look okay... and where the best place to get them online is? We are eventually going to…

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mynameisjonas
Mar 20, 2013 8:39 pm
tezzab
tezzab
20 March 2013

internal doors with good sound insulation?

internal doors with good sound insulation?

There are both Solid Doors at the top end, and solid core doors. Both offer distinct isolation improvements over the standard hollow core builder spec ones. A big…

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tezzab
Mar 20, 2013 2:50 pm
tezzab
chippy
chippy
16 March 2013

Help Identify New Doors that never got used.

Help Identify New Doors that never got used.

Those aren't masonite skins there just mdf, You can see the water damage on them. Internal doors use mdf skins external doors have masonite (hard temper) skins and are…

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chippy
Mar 16, 2013 10:08 pm
chippy
seano
seano
16 March 2013

Window question... opinions please

Window question... opinions please

Yes - like a sitting room that has windows on 2 walls. If that's not going to be the case, then probably doesn't matter if they are totally different. Love the look of…

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seano
Mar 16, 2013 9:10 pm
abbeybox
abbeybox
15 March 2013

What should I use to protect my veneer front door?

What should I use to protect my veneer front door?

Hi All I have a corinthian wood grain veneer pivot door. I needs another coat of something as it is starting to look shabby and weather beaten. What can I use to coat it?…

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abbeybox
Mar 15, 2013 3:44 pm
Mrs Bigted
Mrs Bigted
15 March 2013

Plantation shutters - what material?

Plantation shutters - what material?

Hi Hep, did you make a decision? We installed aluminium in our last home & loved them, but given we have 12 windows to do in our new home am going to do some research into…

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Mrs Bigted
Mar 15, 2013 1:04 pm
Lourance
Lourance
14 March 2013

Best weatherseal and doors seals

Best weatherseal and doors seals

Had a couple ones like that on my doors for about 10 years now and they seem to work ok .. wont stop all the air but stops any water getting in under the door.

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Lourance
Mar 14, 2013 9:11 pm
leni
leni
10 March 2013

Security screens on 60's awning windows

Security screens on 60's awning windows

Is it possible to get security screens it fit old awning style windows? We will need access to thewindow to open and close them. Currently we have fly screens with clips…

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leni
Mar 10, 2013 3:21 am
leni
ECOECO
ECOECO
9 March 2013

Gap between windows and house frame -acceptable? (new build)

Gap between windows and house frame -acceptable? (new build)

Ok, it's probably fine then, it's hard to not know enough about all the details :) I understand that you need the space to be bigger than the window…

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ECOECO
Mar 09, 2013 12:41 pm
ECOECO

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