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
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…
Dec 08, 2012 1:33 pm
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…
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…
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,…
Differences between window manufacturers?
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…
Nov 28, 2012 8:29 pm
Nov 26, 2012 2:45 pm
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…
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…
Ecostar vs Nu Eco
Compared to single glazed aluminium sliders (+200%)? Or Single glazed aluminium awnings (+100%)? Or double glazed aluminium awnings…
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…
Nov 10, 2012 4:21 pm
Interior louvered doors
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…
Temporary Window Coverings
Thanks for putting the information in here. Our building journey is almost over My house based in melbourne will be handed over in a week's time. Till the time I decide…
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…
Oct 29, 2012 12:12 pm
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…
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?
Excel bifolds - cheaper than the rest..
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.
Oct 21, 2012 11:58 am
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.
double glazing both sheets of glass low e
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…
Oct 18, 2012 8:05 pm
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…
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…
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…
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…
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. (And yes, merino was the old name for Paperbark. CLB didn't…
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…
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…
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.
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 &…
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…