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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
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
1 March 2013

Windowsills???

Windowsills???

My dad made window sills for the last house I bought, was fairly fiddly but cheap and looked good after! Hardest part is the measuring because the sill won't be…

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xxkatxx
Mar 01, 2013 5:24 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
chatterbox
chatterbox
27 December 2012

Can recycled windows be certified in Queensland

Can recycled windows be certified in Queensland

There must be a way of sorting this out, especially as there are seconds yards that sell the stuff....maybe speak to the council and ask the question...post the answer - I…

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chatterbox
Dec 27, 2012 4:00 pm
carmania
carmania
25 December 2012

Window Size

Window Size

Thanks ED

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carmania
Dec 25, 2012 9:02 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
23 December 2012

What window for a double storey house

What window for a double storey house

I am changing my full length window in my childs bedroom to a normal window size, ie bricking/plastering the bottom half because it gives her…

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ECOECO
Dec 23, 2012 6:40 am
ECOECO
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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