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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 04, 2012 12:54 am
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 11:36 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 4:30 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 5:30 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 2:40 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 28, 2012 12:18 am
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 10:19 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 9:49 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 12:42 pm
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 9:08 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 12:11 pm
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 11:31 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 11:22 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 11:02 pm
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willcres
May 18, 2012 6:32 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 6:30 pm
Lex
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sixor
May 17, 2012 12:22 pm
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 7:07 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 10:23 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 12:49 pm
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 11:22 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 11:23 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 11:09 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 12:33 pm
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 6:11 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 02, 2012 12:40 am
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 9:06 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 12:59 pm
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 6:47 pm
alice_oro
alice_oro
24 April 2012

Suggestions for blinds

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.

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alice_oro
Apr 25, 2012 12:22 am
alice_oro
vkee
vkee
24 April 2012

Aluminium Window Awnings

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…

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vkee
Apr 24, 2012 1:25 am
PaulMac
PaulMac
16 April 2012

Fixing Hume cavity slider, help please.

Fixing Hume cavity slider, help please.

Good job, "WOW" it was nailed :shock: must have been the apprentice on the job.

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PaulMac
Apr 16, 2012 10:16 pm
rosewood
rosewood
14 April 2012

replacing built in wardrobe doors

replacing built in wardrobe doors

I replaced mine, just ring a built in wardrobe company as they do just supply doors

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rosewood
Apr 14, 2012 1:30 pm
rosewood
duped2012
duped2012
14 April 2012

Doors Plus North Geelong

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…

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duped2012
Apr 14, 2012 12:40 pm
mgilla
mgilla
12 April 2012

Install fly screen door

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…

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mgilla
Apr 12, 2012 8:24 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
12 April 2012

Is a Sliding Door a Window?

Is a Sliding Door a Window?

I just noticed something in my building contract which is concerning me. I'm…

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ECOECO
Apr 12, 2012 8:43 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
9 April 2012

Double Glaze, Double Hung retrofit 1905 Edwardian

Double Glaze, Double Hung retrofit 1905 Edwardian

Hi, I have a 1905 Edwardian with double glaze windows. I am wondering if the house can be retrofit while keeping the timber frame historic look…

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ECOECO
Apr 09, 2012 3:11 pm
ECOECO
windowexpert
windowexpert
5 April 2012

How do I lock french doors?

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.....

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windowexpert
Apr 05, 2012 7:47 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
3 April 2012

Roof Window Coverings?

Roof Window Coverings?

'Blockout Roller Shutters'

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ausdesign
Apr 03, 2012 5:57 pm
ausdesign
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
31 March 2012

Do I need DA for replacing external door?

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…

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cmhamilton
Mar 31, 2012 9:30 pm
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Michelle
Mar 29, 2012 5:48 pm
Michelle
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ECOECO
Mar 26, 2012 11:40 pm
ECOECO
Helyn
Helyn
26 March 2012

gap above door?

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…

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Helyn
Mar 26, 2012 2:32 pm
Helyn
sionghua
sionghua
25 March 2012

Good roller shutter installer in Melbourne?

Good roller shutter installer in Melbourne?

Hi, I am looking at installing roller shutter during winter (for cheaper prices). Any reputable roller shutter installer/company in Melbourne that I can be sure they will…

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sionghua
Mar 25, 2012 5:08 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
23 March 2012

Aluminium Windows - natural state??

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? Ed

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ECOECO
Mar 23, 2012 1:59 pm
ECOECO
devils_advocate
devils_advocate
23 March 2012

double glazed windows- Burbank build

double glazed windows- Burbank build

thanx for the clarification ed. very kind of you regards philo

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devils_advocate
Mar 23, 2012 11:33 am
pommie
pommie
19 March 2012

Security Blinds

Security Blinds

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…

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pommie
Mar 19, 2012 9:05 am
nrh157
nrh157
18 March 2012

flyscreens for extra large entry doors / sliding glass doors

flyscreens for extra large entry doors / sliding glass doors

Hi Carol, There's a thread on this & pics http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=49141 N

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nrh157
Mar 18, 2012 8:37 pm
nrh157


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