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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 3:33 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 11:22 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 9:29 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 03, 2012 12:24 am
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 11:44 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 12:51 pm
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 10:50 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 4:17 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 11:30 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 11:28 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 7:55 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
17 September 2012

Affinity windows - good or bad?

Affinity windows - good or bad?

Affinity windows are supplied to quite afew builders here in Perth,dont think they would continue to use them if there was a problem. Our house has Affinity windows &…

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kerry-ann
Sep 17, 2012 7:23 pm
beckgirl
beckgirl
17 September 2012

Louvers and BAL29 rating

Louvers and BAL29 rating

OK I've found out something interesting. I read somewhere that someone said regarding the new BAL standards - "get a copy of the actual standard and make yourself fully…

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beckgirl
Sep 17, 2012 5:40 pm
beckgirl
bowser
bowser
16 September 2012

Dark stain to light stain - best way?

Dark stain to light stain - best way?

I want to change from a dark wood stain to a lighter or even clear stain. How is the best way to do this? sand or is there a chemical stripper I could use or a heat gun? thanks

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bowser
Sep 16, 2012 10:35 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
10 September 2012

Replacing window panels

Replacing window panels

I would recommend replacing the window and the timber, with a full height window. Just done a whole house, looks fantastic. Ed

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ECOECO
Sep 10, 2012 2:18 pm
ECOECO
doczim
doczim
9 September 2012

Can you put security screens on stacker doors?

Can you put security screens on stacker doors?

I am in Brisbane. I've had quotes from Marlin Security, Davcon and Alcom Security. While we havent installed yet, we will be going with either of the first two. From my…

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doczim
Sep 09, 2012 10:04 pm
kek
kek
9 September 2012

Curtain Alterations Melbourne

Curtain Alterations Melbourne

Seems the spammers are being very helpful, tjilpi. :roll: I see this is an old post, but someone else might be looking for an answer to the same question.... Google gave me…

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kek
Sep 09, 2012 7:52 pm
kek
ECOECO
ECOECO
9 September 2012

Aluminium double glazed fixed windows

Aluminium double glazed fixed windows

It is closer to Colorbond Woodland Grey than any other window…

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ECOECO
Sep 09, 2012 6:12 pm
ECOECO
Smarty pants
Smarty pants
8 September 2012

Trilock Omni Upgrade

Trilock Omni Upgrade

Our double door upgrade to fiberglass triple glazing to meet our coastal requirements was $1300, trilock omni handle and dummy set $700 including fitting by builder. They…

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Smarty pants
Sep 08, 2012 11:10 pm
JB1
JB1
7 September 2012

Fly screens

Fly screens

Ask the original window supplier. Even if you had to pay for them yourself they are not that expensive.

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JB1
Sep 07, 2012 8:53 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
5 September 2012

Whistling Windows

Whistling Windows

Where is the whistling coming from? Where the opening sash meets the frame, or where the window frame meets the…

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ECOECO
Sep 05, 2012 8:42 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
28 August 2012

Question about north facing windows

Question about north facing windows

If the windows are facing north, then I would suggest that you make sure that they will be energy efficient. At the moment, the room may not be…

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ECOECO
Aug 28, 2012 6:38 pm
ECOECO
moxie
moxie
24 August 2012

Where to find plain flush finish entrance door?

Where to find plain flush finish entrance door?

Thanks Chippy. Will call Corinithian - funny they don't have 1 of their website!

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moxie
Aug 24, 2012 10:19 am
rzkman
rzkman
22 August 2012

Ballustrade/Glazing Question

Ballustrade/Glazing Question

Hi all, Hope this is the right section for this query. Recently had some glass ballustrade put in and noticed that silicone sealing is only done on one side of the…

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rzkman
Aug 22, 2012 5:48 pm
amgsl55
amgsl55
20 August 2012

Flyscreens on commercial frame windows

Flyscreens on commercial frame windows

Met with the owner of the window company on site. He had a look at all that was done and agreed that the quality of the screens is substandard and will be replacing all…

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amgsl55
Aug 20, 2012 6:58 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
20 August 2012

Screen doors - too confusing!

Screen doors - too confusing!

Considering these are sliding doors, I don't understand how they could be secure - couldn't you just lift them off the tracks? Or failing that, break a window to get…

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First_Timer_Ray
Aug 20, 2012 3:39 pm
First_Timer_Ray
astina31
astina31
18 August 2012

How to match flyscreen colour?

How to match flyscreen colour?

This is an old post but I thought I would reply anyway.... Match the retractable flyscreen to your bifold door, that way it will look like it has always been there and…

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astina31
Aug 19, 2012 12:05 am
astina31
astina31
18 August 2012

Security

Security

Most Body corporates dont mind the stainless steel security screens bc they look like flyscreens and it is acceptable and normal practice to have flyscreens on your…

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astina31
Aug 18, 2012 11:43 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 August 2012

Double Glazing and picture windows - possible?

Double Glazing and picture windows - possible?

Thanks for your response. There are 3 other large windows in the same room, so ample cross ventilation. But wanted this particular one fixed,…

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ECOECO
Aug 17, 2012 7:57 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 August 2012

window sizes and strengths?

window sizes and strengths?

Hi thanks for your reply. They dont have to be opening windows as I have a sliding door right at the end of the bench. I just want 2 long windows…

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ECOECO
Aug 17, 2012 3:35 pm
ECOECO
Southies
Southies
16 August 2012

Gap at bottom of door

Gap at bottom of door

Thanks theyetti - didn't think of checking out Raven's website :roll: Just assumed that Bunnings would stock all their models. Will get DH to put in an order for the RP54 :z:

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Southies
Aug 16, 2012 12:57 pm
Southies
ECOECO
ECOECO
15 August 2012

architrave around windows?

architrave around windows?

Depends... Can you post a pic?

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ECOECO
Aug 15, 2012 8:24 pm
ECOECO
Shaezy
Shaezy
12 August 2012

Creating a bigger window

Creating a bigger window

Hi all, Can anyone please help me with the following questions regarding creating a bigger window in a 1940's fibro house? The room is used as a study and only has one of…

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Shaezy
Aug 12, 2012 6:42 pm
wendyp210
wendyp210
12 August 2012

Bi-fold vs stacker & security

Bi-fold vs stacker & security

Thanks for your input... think we're going to go with the centor ES2 product as suggested by sceen7. It's a good looking product now i just hope it serves the purpose and…

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wendyp210
Aug 12, 2012 3:17 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 August 2012

Fixed or Awning Windows

Fixed or Awning Windows

Thanks Ed, I think I'll try and stick with open-able windows of some variety. Silly question but how do the window winders work (I…

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ECOECO
Aug 06, 2012 3:07 pm
ECOECO
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
4 August 2012

Door handling

Door handling

Hopefully this is simple. If you are looking at a door on a plan picture yourself standing on the side of the door where the door opens away…

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AubinGroveFan
Aug 04, 2012 11:27 pm
russco32
russco32
3 August 2012

Roller Shutter blows fuse

Roller Shutter blows fuse

The shutters have been working fine for 12-14years. I found the cause. I removed the cover and found one of the slats had worked to one side and must have occasionally…

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russco32
Aug 03, 2012 5:36 pm
building-expert
building-expert
2 August 2012

Gaps between bricks and aluminium windows

Gaps between bricks and aluminium windows

Hi Heytherek Yes, your house must prevent ingress of water and dampness and the job has to look professional. If there is a display home , have a look, you are entitled…

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building-expert
Aug 02, 2012 10:08 pm
building-expert
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 August 2012

UPVC windows help

UPVC windows help
1, 2

What a load of nonsense. At 200 degrees almost every material expands hugely and start…

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ECOECO
Aug 01, 2012 2:31 pm
ECOECO
BenQld
BenQld
30 July 2012

Security Screens in Brisbane

Security Screens in Brisbane

I went with Solomons @ Cleveland. They gave me the same pricing as my builder (about 35% of list price) but HEAPS cheaper than Franklyn. When I got a quote from Franklyn…

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BenQld
Jul 30, 2012 9:58 pm
Charnley
Charnley
27 July 2012

Interior Doors

Interior Doors

Thanks guys good to know that both brands are a good choice now I just need to make a decision on style. Thanks for the pics Anon, your house looks fantastic - love your…

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Charnley
Jul 27, 2012 11:23 pm
Charnley

Ed, I would prefer to leave the windows to save costs, I've just never seen what you're suggesting being implemented before. Do you have any…

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ECOECO
Jul 22, 2012 10:54 pm
ECOECO
mgilla
mgilla
21 July 2012

Urgent! Architrave disaster - please help!

Urgent! Architrave disaster - please help!

55mm is still greater than the gap, it's a 17mm overlap. Simply pack behind it with wood or plaster packers and complete as normal. Just make…

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mgilla
Jul 21, 2012 1:41 pm

The very common 4-horizontal pane door here, painted in Deep Ocean, a Colorbond colour to match the gutters and fascia. Apologies for the poor photo! This was just after…

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Eager
Jul 19, 2012 9:10 pm
Eager
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
17 July 2012

Recommend a Vic builder who installs efficient windows

Recommend a Vic builder who installs efficient windows

My builder let me choose my windows....it was a custom build so I chose just about everything :)

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theanonyuser
Jul 17, 2012 8:59 pm


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