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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 8:30 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 7:44 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 14, 2013 11:49 pm
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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 12:42 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 1:50 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 3:29 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 8:43 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 6:33 am
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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 3:43 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 7:17 am
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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 8:46 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 2:12 pm
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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 12:07 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 7:39 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 1:50 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 9:08 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 8:10 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 2:44 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 12:04 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 8:11 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 2:21 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 11:41 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 March 2013

gaps in windows when closing

gaps in windows when closing

A double hung sash lock should do the job... try a locksmith, or maybe Bunnings. Ed

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ECOECO
Mar 08, 2013 5:57 pm
ECOECO
diydummy
diydummy
3 March 2013

What are my options?

What are my options?

I moved into my new place in December. Did not notice some detials until after I moved in. Had someone come and repair the old timber windos in the front/original part of…

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diydummy
Mar 03, 2013 9:14 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 March 2013

West facing windows

West facing windows

As p2f says. Nothing beats shade to stop heat entering through windows. Awnings, wide eaves, deciduous trees, pergolas anything that lets the winter sun in and keeps the…

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Stewie D
Mar 02, 2013 11:18 am
Serenity_Now
Serenity_Now
27 February 2013

Convert from Single Glazing to Double Glazing

Convert from Single Glazing to Double Glazing

Thanks all for the info. We have requested for awning windows throughout and without going into full details for each window, I have counted a total of 23 windows (its a…

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Serenity_Now
Feb 27, 2013 3:27 pm
WizardofOz
WizardofOz
26 February 2013

Retractable screens for bifold doors

Retractable screens for bifold doors

Sceen7 - those doors and screens look fantastic!! You have me worried now as I have a 7 year old boy that is gonna love em! lol But I think having both is well worth the…

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WizardofOz
Feb 26, 2013 1:00 pm
WizardofOz
Southies
Southies
26 February 2013

Want to buy Trend Alumin. windows but need a alt. quote

Want to buy Trend Alumin. windows but need a alt. quote

that's great ardy! happy to know that my suggestions sometimes work out :z: :z: :z:

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Southies
Feb 26, 2013 11:22 am
Southies
Cody Drysdale
Cody Drysdale
23 February 2013

Online roller blind recomendation please

Online roller blind recomendation please

At our old place we used Blinds Online for the following: 2 x double roller blinds (sheer and blockout) 3 x venetian blinds 1 x vertical blind They took a little while…

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Cody Drysdale
Feb 23, 2013 9:41 pm
Cody Drysdale
McLovin
McLovin
21 February 2013

Do it Yourself Window Tinting

Do it Yourself Window Tinting

We're looking at tinting some windows in our house, and a while ago I found an online supplier who cuts the tint to your measurements and sends it out to you, but I can't…

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McLovin
Feb 21, 2013 9:04 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 February 2013

sliding door lock options

sliding door lock options

Hi there, My friend just moved into a place that has no locks on their sliding windows. The pic is below. They had 8 windows quoted by a…

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ECOECO
Feb 21, 2013 6:56 am
ECOECO

note the plate in the hole thats bent to the back, you can bend if forward to get it to lock…

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Perth Dream
Feb 19, 2013 7:22 pm
Perth Dream
Henna
Henna
9 February 2013

Plantation shutters over colonial windows

Plantation shutters over colonial windows

Hi there, I am a newbie to the forum but wanted some advice. We are looking to get plantation shutters throughout our place but have colonial windows with glazing bars. We…

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Henna
Feb 09, 2013 12:16 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 February 2013

Value of double glazing

Value of double glazing

I reckon low e glass is the way to go. Cost, effectiveness, and weight. Try getting your carpenters to carry large double-glazed windows up to…

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ECOECO
Feb 05, 2013 6:59 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 February 2013

Questions about different glass type

Questions about different glass type
1, 2

I have always believed double glazing is effective at least in part because it has an air gap. These guys think so too. "The formula for…

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ECOECO
Feb 05, 2013 6:55 am
ECOECO
Mclaren
Mclaren
4 February 2013

Clear Sidelights - curtain/no curtain?

Clear Sidelights - curtain/no curtain?

We have frosted glass and it works a treat - you can't see in or out but there's plenty of light and also it will match any colour!

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Mclaren
Feb 04, 2013 2:14 pm
Mclaren
G-Thorpe
G-Thorpe
30 January 2013

fire doors leading from garage?

fire doors leading from garage?

I'm tipping if there's a fire in your garage, the rest of your house is a blaze....no matter what zone you are in.

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G-Thorpe
Jan 30, 2013 8:22 pm
SmithiesWife
SmithiesWife
27 January 2013

shutters - is there a way to confirm they're Basswood?

shutters - is there a way to confirm they're Basswood?

Not sure but I'd be asking him how he knows its not and then go back to the company who installed them and see what they have to say.

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SmithiesWife
Jan 27, 2013 12:34 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
24 January 2013

Double glazing vs 10.38comfort glass please help

Double glazing vs 10.38comfort glass please help

The ComfortPlus option, by virtue of there being more glass (10mm vs. 8mm), will give you a slightly improved acoustic performance compared to the double glazing offered.…

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ECOECO
Jan 24, 2013 11:21 am
ECOECO
bashworth
bashworth
20 January 2013

Window tinting in sydney

Window tinting in sydney

I don't know about Sydney companies but as a general have found the car companies best for this work and normally give a good guarantee. Car windows I have had tinted have…

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bashworth
Jan 20, 2013 8:20 pm
bashworth
ECOECO
ECOECO
20 January 2013

Low-E glass query

Low-E glass query

There is heaps of information on the web about hard and soft coatings (ComfortPlus is hard, and soft is the most efficient). Check out the individual manufacturers…

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ECOECO
Jan 20, 2013 9:15 am
ECOECO
zilla
zilla
18 January 2013

Openable wide but small height windows.

Openable wide but small height windows.

Hi dragonchild, For those windows you could go with awning or tilt in windows with restrictors. For the above head height mounted windows you could get a motorized remote…

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zilla
Jan 18, 2013 10:37 am

Hi there, ours is a stain grade Corinthian pivot with translucent glass, cost us $2,270. Hallway is 1620 wide but there's room either side so it wouldn't need to be so…

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selina2106
Jan 16, 2013 8:23 pm
parkesy55
parkesy55
15 January 2013

Window Replacement Melbourne- recommendations

Window Replacement Melbourne- recommendations

Can anyone recommend melb companies that are decent for upvc and preferably someone with good products-not the Asian outsourcing cheaper stuff.either australia or European made

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parkesy55
Jan 15, 2013 1:33 pm
enelya
enelya
12 January 2013

Awning Windows

Awning Windows

No problems ::lol::

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enelya
Jan 12, 2013 9:42 am
enelya
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
3 January 2013

Eastern bedrooms heating up too much in mornings

Eastern bedrooms heating up too much in mornings

Depends on what you pick...we have a tree/shrub that grows metres in a year, it's currently shading our chook pen after being cut down to nearly ground level 8 months…

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Treeseachanger
Jan 03, 2013 9:33 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
2 January 2013

Crane branded windows

Crane branded windows

Capral bought Crane in 2005... give them a call. Ed

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ECOECO
Jan 02, 2013 12:34 am
ECOECO
sceen7
sceen7
1 January 2013

Obscure or Translucent Glass?

Obscure or Translucent Glass?

I saw a sample of the satinlite and I think that would need a window covering, I'm just not sure about this translucent laminated white. Here is…

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sceen7
Jan 01, 2013 3:10 pm


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