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ECOECO
ECOECO
21 December 2012

Sydney - Aluminium custom sized double hung windows please

Sydney - Aluminium custom sized double hung windows please

On the topic - I am looking at windows for my house – cutouts are about 1.5m x .9m. What styles of windows are best? I'm leaning towards…

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ECOECO
Dec 21, 2012 10:28 am
ECOECO
Danois
Danois
20 December 2012

Advise on big aluminium french windows

Advise on big aluminium french windows

No... the facade shown by OP means the house would not pass without having openable windows. The rule is 5% of floor area to be openable…

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Danois
Dec 20, 2012 6:56 am
boosho
boosho
17 December 2012

Gap between floor and internal doors

Gap between floor and internal doors

Thanks dirkadirk.. I will bring it up and see what they say..

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boosho
Dec 17, 2012 8:59 am
boosho
bkm2009
bkm2009
15 December 2012

Madison door stainable?

Madison door stainable?

Depends on your builder. Some builders charge you a small fee, as the door & door frame will both be in Stain grade timber bkm2009

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bkm2009
Dec 15, 2012 9:35 pm
bkm2009
fozzy
fozzy
8 December 2012

Double Glazing in Bathroom and Toilet

Double Glazing in Bathroom and Toilet

Thanks Ed, I appreciate all of your help. If it wasn't for the wife-mandated sliding windows I would have come to you about getting our windows. By the way, I saw some…

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fozzy
Dec 08, 2012 1:33 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 December 2012

Replacing the glass in two doors

Replacing the glass in two doors

I have two interior doors which have leadlight glass in them. I am thinking about replacing the glass as I am concerned about the lead content…

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ECOECO
Dec 04, 2012 3:37 pm
ECOECO
hsvboy11
hsvboy11
3 December 2012

Pictures wanted of Corinthian 1200 X 2040 entrance doors?

Pictures wanted of Corinthian 1200 X 2040 entrance doors?

Hi all, thanks for your feedback. We decided on the 2040 X 1200 as this is a what a friend has and it looks fine. Have gone for hinges rather than the pivot system. The…

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hsvboy11
Dec 03, 2012 7:33 pm
Lourance
Lourance
2 December 2012

Cavity door broken

Cavity door broken

I'd just cut out a square of plaster wall to repair broken door, then patch, sand and paint .. job done. To return the square part I'd liquid nail a thin piece of timber…

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Lourance
Dec 02, 2012 11:34 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
30 November 2012

awning windows vs sliding windows?

awning windows vs sliding windows?

Ed, what is the average expected increase in cost from normal sliding to normal awning (all things equal aka glass/frame material…

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ECOECO
Nov 30, 2012 3:47 pm
ECOECO
dublingirl
dublingirl
30 November 2012

New Flyscreens

New Flyscreens

Thanks. I did do exactly this for the door flyscreens - worked a treat like you describe. Problem with window ones are that the whole frames are past it - buckled,…

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dublingirl
Nov 30, 2012 2:10 pm
fozzy
fozzy
28 November 2012

Differences between window manufacturers?

Differences between window manufacturers?

Thanks Ed, I've narrowed it down to either MTM or Stegbar windows. I'll visit their showrooms tomorrow but has anyone got any opinions on how these two manufacturers…

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fozzy
Nov 28, 2012 8:29 pm
zilla
zilla
26 November 2012

Large roller blinds in Perth

Large roller blinds in Perth

Hi kate123, Have you considered any of these? viewtopic.php?f=23&t=31381 Cheers, Zilla

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zilla
Nov 26, 2012 2:45 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 November 2012

I need some advice about my sliding door please- UPDATE

I need some advice about my sliding door please- UPDATE

Thanks heaps Ed for your reply. I have borrowed an ipad to video the handles and to show panel us trying to use them, not that the window…

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ECOECO
Nov 21, 2012 1:23 pm
ECOECO
RagnarD
RagnarD
17 November 2012

Sliding doors..how to dress??

Sliding doors..how to dress??

We have standard alum. sliding doors to alfresco I'd like to put something like shutters or blinds on, for privacy How it's normally being done? What do you put on…

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RagnarD
Nov 17, 2012 4:39 pm
RagnarD
Forg
Forg
13 November 2012

Garage Door pricing

Garage Door pricing

Has anyone got an idea of approximately how much you'd usually pay for a plain vanilla B & D Roll-A-Door, as opposed to their Flex-A-Door systems? Say ... a 3.5m…

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Forg
Nov 13, 2012 1:45 pm
maximus
maximus
11 November 2012

Ecostar vs Nu Eco

Ecostar vs Nu Eco

Compared to single glazed aluminium sliders (+200%)? Or Single glazed aluminium awnings (+100%)? Or double glazed aluminium awnings…

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maximus
Nov 11, 2012 4:31 pm
maximus
maximus
maximus
11 November 2012

Double Glazing worth the cost?

Double Glazing worth the cost?

Deleted double post by mistake sorry :oops:

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maximus
Nov 11, 2012 4:06 pm
maximus
Mary1
Mary1
10 November 2012

Marks in new windows

Marks in new windows

Thank you for your feedback, I have had the glazing company out to see the marks and they are claiming it's just something that happens in the factiry and will not replace…

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Mary1
Nov 10, 2012 4:21 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
7 November 2012

Sealing gaps between brick and aluminium window frames

Sealing gaps between brick and aluminium window frames

Sure... you may need a backing rod in the gap before you silicone if it's too wide, it will prevent the silicone from falling through the gap. You can buy it in Bunnings,…

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ECOECO
Nov 07, 2012 10:33 pm
ECOECO
deathgod
deathgod
7 November 2012

Interior louvered doors

Interior louvered doors

Hey guys We love our plantation shutters and would like to get some interior louvered doors for bedrooms and laundry. 3 reasons really. 1. The look 2. Air circulation when…

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deathgod
Nov 07, 2012 9:41 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 November 2012

8 panel stacking door for 9m span

8 panel stacking door for 9m span

If you need more info, you will need to email ME... our office is trained to say "no" to anything greater than 6m. Ed

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ECOECO
Nov 01, 2012 6:54 am
ECOECO
PoppyRick
PoppyRick
30 October 2012

Converting casement windows to AwningWindows.

Converting casement windows to AwningWindows.

We have casement windows a bit over 2 meters above the floor in 2 rooms of our old Queenslander. They are great for ventilation, but an absolute bugger to close in a hurry…

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PoppyRick
Oct 30, 2012 7:55 pm
bookish
bookish
30 October 2012

blinds

blinds

Hi there, Does anyone know where you can get custom made 25mm wooden venetian blinds. I can only get aluminium 25mm blinds. ////////////they used to be made but I just…

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bookish
Oct 30, 2012 12:10 am
Forg
Forg
29 October 2012

Cost Difference between aluminium and upvc windows

Cost Difference between aluminium and upvc windows

If I may comment briefly ... every volume project-home builder I've encountered in Sydney, who turns out an end-product that looks half-decent, uses window suppliers who…

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Forg
Oct 29, 2012 12:12 pm
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
24 October 2012

window dressings for large windows

window dressings for large windows

Try not to have a heart attack when you get quoted for custom curtains :) alternatively if you are ok with a sewing machine curtains are very easy to make, and most places…

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off2theburbs
Oct 24, 2012 2:08 pm
koborrow
koborrow
22 October 2012

Sliding aluminum windows tracks

Sliding aluminum windows tracks

Just out of curiousity... Does anyone else here have Jason sliding windows... how long have you had them for? and have you needed to replace the rollers at all? Wonder if…

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koborrow
Oct 22, 2012 5:54 pm
chrip
chrip
21 October 2012

Excel bifolds - cheaper than the rest..

Excel bifolds - cheaper than the rest..

Hey guys, I've done ALOT of hunting around for bifold doors for a new house I am building... I've been looking at 4 and 5 leaf systems for a 3.6m wide opening. After…

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chrip
Oct 21, 2012 11:58 am
Staceys Embassy
Staceys Embassy
20 October 2012

Large Internal Sliding Door - Theatre ~1640mm wide

Large Internal Sliding Door - Theatre ~1640mm wide

We are being charged $305 for a single cavity slider 1400mm wide. Hope this helps

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Staceys Embassy
Oct 20, 2012 2:25 pm
JB1
JB1
19 October 2012

Unhappy with Dowell

Unhappy with Dowell

That's pretty poor form. I'm owner building at the moment too, all I can say is get use to the delays.

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JB1
Oct 19, 2012 7:30 am
Pulpo
Pulpo
18 October 2012

double glazing both sheets of glass low e

double glazing both sheets of glass low e

Many thanks Some excellent info. I checked with the architect and he confirmed that is what he specified. It really didn't have anything to do with me and he was in…

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Pulpo
Oct 18, 2012 8:05 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
14 October 2012

rotted window frames, wooden

rotted window frames, wooden

Hi, what type of tradie do I get to replace broken windows AND rotted parts of the wooden frames - builder, glazier, or…

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ECOECO
Oct 14, 2012 4:30 pm
ECOECO
happy.grl
happy.grl
13 October 2012

Cost of flyscreens and security/screen doors

Cost of flyscreens and security/screen doors

Thanks heaps Callum. I'll speak to the husband about it.

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happy.grl
Oct 13, 2012 11:32 am
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ECOECO
Oct 09, 2012 6:57 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 October 2012

Which Windows

Which Windows

Oops accidentally hit send. Well I've just found out now I'm building that they aren't 'cheap' - sliding is cheaper. Though cost wasn't the…

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ECOECO
Oct 08, 2012 6:52 pm
ECOECO
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
7 October 2012

Lead windows in door - concerned about toddlers

Lead windows in door - concerned about toddlers

Unless you're planning to coat the lead with Vegemite to encourage toddlers licking the lead I wouldn't lose any sleep over it at all !! The problem with lead-paint was…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Oct 07, 2012 2:33 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
7 October 2012

Partial Double Glazing?

Partial Double Glazing?

Thanks everyone for your responses. I will ask the builder for a package price for the whole house as to me it does seem expensive in terms of what we are paying for…

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Zerosignal
Oct 07, 2012 10:22 am
HBAustralia
HBAustralia
3 October 2012

Bay Window Covering Options

Bay Window Covering Options

Great idea. Good use of different window coverings

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HBAustralia
Oct 03, 2012 8:29 pm
HBAustralia
BAD355
BAD355
2 October 2012

Glue residue on window frames?

Glue residue on window frames?

Thank you all for your helpful replies! In the end I tried Desolv-it and eucalyptus spray because it is what I had on hand. I found that the eucalyptus spray worked well…

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BAD355
Oct 02, 2012 11:24 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
28 September 2012

Awning Colour Help?

Awning Colour Help?

We can get a better idea of proportions of colour (as to the size of window in the wall) if you post a pic. :D (And yes, merino was the old name for Paperbark. CLB didn't…

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Treeseachanger
Sep 28, 2012 10:44 am
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
24 September 2012

Gap between bottom of door & frame??

Gap between bottom of door & frame??

Ok thanks guys,i will wait & see how it finishes,cheers!

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kerry-ann
Sep 24, 2012 11:51 am
toothymum
toothymum
19 September 2012

Gap in frameless corner window

Gap in frameless corner window

Thanks... will be meeting builder about it tomorrow. Hope he's got a good plan!

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toothymum
Sep 19, 2012 9:50 pm
J Lang
J Lang
19 September 2012

Half Price Blinds

Half Price Blinds

I have ordered some vertical blinds through this company and have found them difficult to deal with. I was told they would be delivered in three weeks, that was nearly 6…

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J Lang
Sep 19, 2012 3:17 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 September 2012

Quick Question

Quick Question

No idea... needs a pic of elevations. Ed

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ECOECO
Sep 19, 2012 10:30 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 September 2012

Large gap below aluminium window

Large gap below aluminium window

In the East, this would be what we call correct installation. The window needs to be level so that it operates properly and placing it on a sill won't guarantee that, as…

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ECOECO
Sep 19, 2012 10:28 am
ECOECO
aza0
aza0
17 September 2012

Fixed Window Shutter

Fixed Window Shutter

Are you looking for external mount or internal mount. I would like to get some for external but have no way of opening and closing the shutter.

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aza0
Sep 17, 2012 6:55 pm


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