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hagues
hagues
19 June 2012

sealed windows appear to have vent holes

sealed windows appear to have vent holes

Holes located on the sub-sill of the window are for drainage.

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hagues
Jun 19, 2012 7:12 pm
delatite13
delatite13
19 June 2012

Problem with window supplier

Problem with window supplier

Unless your building permit was issued back then when your plans were drawn up, and if you do not yet have a building permit you will have to comply with 6 Star rating.

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delatite13
Jun 19, 2012 11:12 am
delatite13
snufl
snufl
19 June 2012

Aluminium windows and salt spray

Aluminium windows and salt spray

Ed A big thank you for that extra information. It is wonderful to be able to come to this forum and get information from someone so experienced in the field.

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snufl
Jun 19, 2012 6:59 am
Natalie_Moore
Natalie_Moore
15 June 2012

Budget Handles

Budget Handles

They seem to have a good returns policy, which is promising.

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Natalie_Moore
Jun 15, 2012 1:36 pm
PHL
PHL
14 June 2012

Recessed door strike

Recessed door strike

An update; managed to get an extended strike plate from Sydney Woodworkers (I think they are also in Qld). They have it for various configurations, including mortice locks,…

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PHL
Jun 14, 2012 11:15 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
14 June 2012

Help with interpreting DA plans to create a window schedule

Help with interpreting DA plans to create a window schedule

At a minimum, the floor plan should nominate window coding sizes which should meet your DA requirement.

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ausdesign
Jun 14, 2012 4:14 pm
ausdesign
brom
brom
13 June 2012

Is there a 'Show me your Front Door' thread on here?

Is there a 'Show me your Front Door' thread on here?

Can anyone point me in the right direction if there is, and if there's not, show me your front door!!

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brom
Jun 13, 2012 4:31 pm

My front door is being installed today and I need to rush out and buy handles and locks. I love this look with a long pull handle and the lock underneath (only having a…

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brom
Jun 13, 2012 8:55 am

Interesting ... I was interested to see what the answer was, and found this over in the Interior Decorating Lounge, posted August 2009 when someone asked a similar…

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Forg
Jun 12, 2012 9:08 pm
Forg
Forg
12 June 2012

What're decent star-ratings for double-glazed doors/windows?

What're decent star-ratings for double-glazed doors/windows?

A new standard to meet... our EcoTech aluminium window rates Uw 3.5 with clear glass, and our thermally broken aluminium window reaches…

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Forg
Jun 12, 2012 8:46 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
12 June 2012

Magnetic Door Latches

Magnetic Door Latches

Might be OK where you dont need privacy latches on the WC bathroom and bedrooms etc, unless you like the kids barging in when you are in the middle of something. Then…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 12, 2012 2:29 pm
idream3
idream3
10 June 2012

Need advice for curtains on rail

Need advice for curtains on rail

Wow mclaren your kitchen living is beautiful! I too love the look of those curtains going to ceiling height however we have 3m ceilings and the curtains were only made to…

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idream3
Jun 10, 2012 7:58 am
Jean_home
Jean_home
8 June 2012

Internal Sliding door - spans 3m - for Home theatre

Internal Sliding door - spans 3m - for Home theatre

Any one use Real Doors? I'm looking at their internal sliders custom made, seems ok on quote?

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Jean_home
Jun 08, 2012 10:48 am

HELP!!!! Does anyone have any suggestions? I can't find information on external glass cavity sliders anywhere? We are hoping to have a 3m glass sliding cavity door…

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DestinationTranmere
Jun 07, 2012 8:11 pm
JB1
JB1
7 June 2012

Will a 1,200mm pivot door fit my house

Will a 1,200mm pivot door fit my house

Thanks for the confirmation Marcus, I thought it could be done. I've been to your website too, very informative. I have 2.7m ceilings so it should be ok height wise…

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JB1
Jun 07, 2012 4:26 pm
scotty78
scotty78
6 June 2012

Corner Bi-Fold Doors with Screens?

Corner Bi-Fold Doors with Screens?

Hi Forg, I've since done some more research on this. The best info I've come across is from the Australian Window Association. They've published a guide to window and…

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scotty78
Jun 06, 2012 3:06 pm

Hi Mook, Although I have archs, the Venetians in the kids' bedrooms are actually from our old house, and they just happened to fit the width of their new bedrooms (except…

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Stormy
Jun 05, 2012 10:39 pm
Stormy
builderforlife
builderforlife
5 June 2012

No reveals provided by aluminium windows supplier

No reveals provided by aluminium windows supplier

No issue with larger section windows like 100X 50mm but a real pain with standard residential sections. It is easy to add reveals later but it is very strange that the…

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builderforlife
Jun 05, 2012 8:59 pm
builderforlife
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 June 2012

Aluminium Frame Specifications - on DA plan?

Aluminium Frame Specifications - on DA plan?

Trying to decipher a DA plan for a residential building and understand what specification the architect has allowed for windows and doors. I can…

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ECOECO
Jun 03, 2012 11:54 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 June 2012

Aluminium window frame with wooden external trim?

Aluminium window frame with wooden external trim?

Thanks ed... so does that mean we just go ahead and let the builder (McDonald Jones) install the aluminium windows and then we can have…

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ECOECO
Jun 01, 2012 10:36 pm
ECOECO
amir1234
amir1234
1 June 2012

What do I need to know the size of a reveal for?

What do I need to know the size of a reveal for?

That's great, thank you for your help - makes more sense now.

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amir1234
Jun 01, 2012 3:30 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
29 May 2012

No reveals provided by aluminium windows supplier

No reveals provided by aluminium windows supplier

Thanks to everyone! You're helping me a lot. I live in NSW. The quote just states the dimension, type of profile, type of glazing, thermal…

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ECOECO
May 29, 2012 4:30 pm
ECOECO
thosepainterguys
thosepainterguys
29 May 2012

Restoring old doors

Restoring old doors

Are you planning on stripping the doors back to sound timber? If so, use whatever method works for you. Some prefer the old heat gun and scrapers, orbital sanders etc. If…

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thosepainterguys
May 29, 2012 1:40 pm
thosepainterguys
ECOECO
ECOECO
27 May 2012

obscure glazed windows

obscure glazed windows

hi :) would you know if this requirement is also applicable if there's no existing dwelling in the area? (i.e. we are the first ones to build on…

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ECOECO
May 27, 2012 11:18 pm
ECOECO
PHL
PHL
27 May 2012

Adjusting vertical clearance of Corinthian pivot door

Adjusting vertical clearance of Corinthian pivot door

Does anyone happen to know how to adjust the vertical clearance of one of these pivot doors? I feel that the clearance off the floor is too small, being literally 3mm, and…

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PHL
May 27, 2012 9:19 pm
netadelle
netadelle
26 May 2012

DIY Plantation Shutters

DIY Plantation Shutters
1, 2

I posted them all up on my blog http://subject2finance.blogspot.com.au/2010/09/last-of-plantation-shutters.html and…

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netadelle
May 26, 2012 8:49 am
netadelle
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
23 May 2012

French Doors

French Doors

Hi, I presume the doors you want are standard sizes? We got our french doors (1 sliding, 2 opening) from Doors Plus when they had a mid year sale. I'm sure there will be…

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Treeseachanger
May 23, 2012 11:42 am
Casa2
Casa2
21 May 2012

Powder Coated vs Anodised windows

Powder Coated vs Anodised windows
1, 2

If using clear anodising, which I did, make sure that the windows are well protected from mortar splashes. Otherwise, they look great. And will never need repainting ever!

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Casa2
May 21, 2012 8:08 pm
jen78wollahra
jen78wollahra
21 May 2012

PVC vs wood venetians

PVC vs wood venetians

We have just put wooden ones in, one company that quoted now makes everything in China and flys it in after the measure up, crazy!

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jen78wollahra
May 21, 2012 11:11 am
reno pair
reno pair
21 May 2012

French Doors

French Doors

Hi all We are looking to install 2 sets of french doors in our townhouse. The first will be to replace existing 70's aluminium sliding doors on to our courtyard. The…

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reno pair
May 21, 2012 10:31 am
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
19 May 2012

scratches on window frames.....

scratches on window frames.....
1, 2, 3

i know what u mean, just call in sick lol The issues I have are that I would need to take a day off (costing me a day of work) and if the fix…

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d3vil_nik
May 19, 2012 10:22 pm
Chocaholic
Chocaholic
19 May 2012

Ensuite sliding door mechanism

Ensuite sliding door mechanism

Hi There, We bought a terrace last year (it was built in 1996) and we are progressively discovering/ fixing its idiosyncrasies. The ensuite is small and has a door that…

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Chocaholic
May 19, 2012 10:02 pm
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willcres
May 18, 2012 5:32 pm
willcres
Lex
Lex
17 May 2012

queries on curtains for contemporary look, self-installing

queries on curtains for contemporary look, self-installing

Uuuuuu, that sounds good !! Would you be able (some time in the future, not urgent) to take a behind-the-scenes picture of the little hardware (hooks and stuff while…

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Lex
May 17, 2012 5:30 pm
Lex
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sixor
May 17, 2012 11:22 am
builderforlife
builderforlife
16 May 2012

Need a Chippy in Perth and door hinge recommendations

Need a Chippy in Perth and door hinge recommendations

I would use a non mortice hinge which has two leaves that fit inside one another. No need to weld to the steel frame.

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builderforlife
May 16, 2012 6:07 pm
builderforlife
PHL
PHL
11 May 2012

How to achieve shadow grooves around door frames

How to achieve shadow grooves around door frames

We have this done in our renovation; it's actually a steel piece that is used instead of an architrave (as we didn't want that down the hallway), and not a moulding.

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PHL
May 11, 2012 9:23 pm
grom40
grom40
10 May 2012

Door Handles/Furniture

Door Handles/Furniture

I've got Gainsborough in my house (offered as standard through a volume builder) and certainly don't have any complaints. But then I know Lockwood to be a reputable brand…

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grom40
May 10, 2012 11:49 am
grom40
AussieMark
AussieMark
9 May 2012

Perth - colour of DG windows

Perth - colour of DG windows

For UPVC I think it is only white as the colour treatment cannot handle the hot sun of WA. If it is in Alu with thermal break it can be anodised any colour. Check out…

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AussieMark
May 09, 2012 10:22 pm
donuts9999
donuts9999
6 May 2012

Which company to choose

Which company to choose

im tossing up between stegbar and eco now. AL is out of the picture.I have a very good price through a contact at stegbar but like the idea of dealing with a smaller…

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donuts9999
May 06, 2012 10:23 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 May 2012

what do I need to know about windows?

what do I need to know about windows?

Without going nuts ...... first if you have westerly facing windows, a green tint redcudes the IR (Infra red) light alot, and this is what…

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ECOECO
May 06, 2012 10:09 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 May 2012

Window/metal frame making noise

Window/metal frame making noise

We tried silicone spray last night with no luck. I ended up putting a beach umbrella in front of the window and it stopped the noise for about…

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ECOECO
May 04, 2012 11:33 am
ECOECO
Dreamer
Dreamer
3 May 2012

Looking for pics of silver window frames & black grills

Looking for pics of silver window frames & black grills

We had white window frames with black grills at our last house. The security company suggested black for reasons you mentioned. I was just unsure how it would look with…

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Dreamer
May 03, 2012 5:11 pm
brbp
brbp
1 May 2012

Louvres, has anyone got them?

Louvres, has anyone got them?

We have heaps of lourves in our current…

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brbp
May 01, 2012 11:40 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
27 April 2012

Homeshow - drop by say hi!!

Homeshow - drop by say hi!!

Hi everyone, If you are at the Homeshow - I am there daytime Saturday and Sunday morning... drop by and say hello... Thanks Ed

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ECOECO
Apr 27, 2012 8:06 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 April 2012

Windows leaking

Windows leaking

Yes the are gjames! You know your stuff!. So you don't think there is any issue with the black flashing supplied on the bottom of the window…

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ECOECO
Apr 26, 2012 11:59 am
ECOECO
kdgirl
kdgirl
25 April 2012

63mm v 89mm shutters

63mm v 89mm shutters

We got a measure and quote today for plantation shutters and because we have awning windows it looks like we will have to go for the 63mm instead of the 89mm size blade…

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kdgirl
Apr 25, 2012 5:47 pm


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