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.
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…
DIY Plantation Shutters
I posted them all up on my blog
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…
Powder Coated vs Anodised windows
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!
May 21, 2012 9:08 pm
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!
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…
scratches on window frames.....
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…
Ensuite sliding door mechanism
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…
May 17, 2012 12:22 pm
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…
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…
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…
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…
May 02, 2012 12:40 am
Homeshow - drop by say hi!!
If you are at the Homeshow - I am there daytime Saturday and Sunday morning... drop by and say hello...
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…
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…
Suggestions for blinds
I like white timber venetian blinds. Classic look and cheaper than shutters. Provide greater control of light. Rollers are great but provides less light control.
Aluminium Window Awnings
Hi, can anyone recommend a Sydney based supplier for powdercoated aluminium window awnings?
Must provide installation as well. Specifically, we are looking at the arm…
Doors Plus North Geelong
Doors Plus Pennant Hills is no better.
Lousy workman ship. Had to get the carpenter to come in the second time to smoot out the edges he cut, and paint the top and bottom…
Install fly screen door
want to get a fly screen for my sliding door 207x280mm. The open area is around 207 x 140mm. The sliding door is pretty standard. I notice…
How do I lock french doors?
I have made many french doors in wood und uPVC in my life but I have never delivered one without all the locking gear??? Unbelievable what some suppliers do.....
Do I need DA for replacing external door?
Instead of just asking here I'd ring your council just to be sure.
If it's your front entrance (feature) door then they could get all pedantic about it (wouldn't be the…
gap above door?
IN SA (not sure about other states) it has nothing to do with whether room has a window - it is to do with size of room - if the door would be unable to be opened while…
Mar 26, 2012 2:32 pm
Aluminium Windows - natural state??
Sounds like it was all wetcoat... raw aluminium will be fine... I doubt you can just get the white paint off... why not just rub back and repaint?
The house we have brought has external security blinds at the front.
We want to install roller blinds in the rooms with a recess fitting, however the security blinds have…