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building-expert
building-expert
2 August 2012

Gaps between bricks and aluminium windows

Gaps between bricks and aluminium windows

Hi Heytherek Yes, your house must prevent ingress of water and dampness and the job has to look professional. If there is a display home , have a look, you are entitled…

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building-expert
Aug 02, 2012 9:08 pm
building-expert
ECOECO
ECOECO
1 August 2012

UPVC windows help

UPVC windows help
1, 2

What a load of nonsense. At 200 degrees almost every material expands hugely and start…

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ECOECO
Aug 01, 2012 1:31 pm
ECOECO
BenQld
BenQld
30 July 2012

Security Screens in Brisbane

Security Screens in Brisbane

I went with Solomons @ Cleveland. They gave me the same pricing as my builder (about 35% of list price) but HEAPS cheaper than Franklyn. When I got a quote from Franklyn…

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BenQld
Jul 30, 2012 8:58 pm
Charnley
Charnley
27 July 2012

Interior Doors

Interior Doors

Thanks guys good to know that both brands are a good choice now I just need to make a decision on style. Thanks for the pics Anon, your house looks fantastic - love your…

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Charnley
Jul 27, 2012 10:23 pm
Charnley

Ed, I would prefer to leave the windows to save costs, I've just never seen what you're suggesting being implemented before. Do you have any…

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ECOECO
Jul 22, 2012 9:54 pm
ECOECO
mgilla
mgilla
21 July 2012

Urgent! Architrave disaster - please help!

Urgent! Architrave disaster - please help!

55mm is still greater than the gap, it's a 17mm overlap. Simply pack behind it with wood or plaster packers and complete as normal. Just make…

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mgilla
Jul 21, 2012 12:41 pm

The very common 4-horizontal pane door here, painted in Deep Ocean, a Colorbond colour to match the gutters and fascia. Apologies for the poor photo! This was just after…

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Eager
Jul 19, 2012 8:10 pm
Eager
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
17 July 2012

Recommend a Vic builder who installs efficient windows

Recommend a Vic builder who installs efficient windows

My builder let me choose my windows....it was a custom build so I chose just about everything :)

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theanonyuser
Jul 17, 2012 7:59 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
15 July 2012

Windows opening direction

Windows opening direction

Yes, you are right, that is cross flow ventilation. I would choose the longest route for air through a room. Ed

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ECOECO
Jul 15, 2012 11:33 pm
ECOECO
carmania
carmania
15 July 2012

Cost of Large fixed pane of glass 2500mm x 2500mm x 12mm

Cost of Large fixed pane of glass 2500mm x 2500mm x 12mm

Hi delatite13, I am looking at doing a home extension and was after a "rough" price to work out my budget. Ed, Yes, a typo on my part thanks for picking it up, I…

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carmania
Jul 15, 2012 1:04 am
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ECOECO
Jul 14, 2012 12:50 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
12 July 2012

Which Way does the Low/E sheet go in a double glazed unit

Which Way does the Low/E sheet go in a double glazed unit

Hi The surface position on which the low-E glass will be placed is dependent on the climate. Ideally for warm climates where summer heat reduction is a priority, the…

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ECOECO
Jul 12, 2012 11:43 pm
ECOECO
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sharni
Jul 12, 2012 5:46 pm
PHL
PHL
11 July 2012

Windows type for flow through ventilation

Windows type for flow through ventilation

Sure tilt and turn windows come in any version. uPVC, timber, timber-aluminium,…

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PHL
Jul 11, 2012 10:04 pm
David Fisher
David Fisher
11 July 2012

uPVC windows - Eurotech

uPVC windows - Eurotech

Has anyone dealt with Eurotech windows before? Looking for comments on their uPVC profile workmanship and installation…

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David Fisher
Jul 11, 2012 11:34 am
Ritchie
Ritchie
11 July 2012

Basswood Plantation Shutters

Basswood Plantation Shutters

If anyone is looking for plantation shutters, I have some for sale (brand new) in viewtopic.php?f=45&t=57956 Thank you (Thought of putting a post here as I would get…

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Ritchie
Jul 11, 2012 10:06 am
susiebunt
susiebunt
10 July 2012

BLINDS Help - I need interest free!!

BLINDS Help - I need interest free!!

Does anyone know any blind companies that offer interest free terms in Sydney (macarthur)? Thanks

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susiebunt
Jul 10, 2012 9:10 pm
Reno_girl
Reno_girl
9 July 2012

Please help in identifying this door

Please help in identifying this door

Thanks Paul I rang two glazier's and found they range between $1700 to $2240 each. I think I will need to look at other doors as this is more than my budget allows. :(

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Reno_girl
Jul 09, 2012 10:26 am
sohnaeo
sohnaeo
8 July 2012

Garage Door colour and front door stain

Garage Door colour and front door stain

Any one having steel-line western red cedar door with Jarrah stain front door? If anyone have please post the photo?

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sohnaeo
Jul 08, 2012 9:35 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 July 2012

Stacker door configuration

Stacker door configuration

Hi all, I'm starting to renovate my house and have just bought a new 3 panel stacker door (SSF) from a guy who didn't end up using his door after…

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ECOECO
Jul 03, 2012 11:30 pm
ECOECO
Starter82
Starter82
3 July 2012

Window Tinting Pricing and installation

Window Tinting Pricing and installation

Hi All, I have recently had some hardwood floors laid and I am looking to ensure they don't cook in the Perth afternoon sun. Direct sunlight hits the floors for about one…

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Starter82
Jul 03, 2012 11:05 pm
Inspiration30
Inspiration30
2 July 2012

Anyone use hume savoy xs28 door??

Anyone use hume savoy xs28 door??

Anyone use hume savoy xs28 door?? pictures??

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Inspiration30
Jul 02, 2012 9:56 pm
taththi
taththi
2 July 2012

double-hung vs awning; solar-passive vs practicality

double-hung vs awning; solar-passive vs practicality

There need be no compromise with tight-sealed homes - you need to ventilate with a heat-recovery system! We're aiming for exactly that with our new home. We plan to use a…

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taththi
Jul 02, 2012 9:11 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
29 June 2012

Safety strip with logo on glass

Safety strip with logo on glass
1, 2

Take extra care... you should not use a blade on a toughened glass panel, like this door, because toughened glass carries "fines" embedded in the surface, which can be…

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ECOECO
Jun 29, 2012 2:37 pm
ECOECO
kexkez
kexkez
24 June 2012

Sliding Door for Master Bed Room

Sliding Door for Master Bed Room

Slider bolts like Ed suggested are easy for a homeowner to put in themselves after hand over. We put some in on our 2 large sliders at our last house. They could be…

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kexkez
Jun 24, 2012 9:11 am
kexkez
PS4314
PS4314
23 June 2012

Bumps in window seal

Bumps in window seal

Thanks Ed. We're meeting the SS on Tuesday morning so will point it out then. Hopefully it's as simple as you say.

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PS4314
Jun 23, 2012 3:40 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
22 June 2012

Double glazed thermally broken aluminium windows Perth

Double glazed thermally broken aluminium windows Perth

Hi Troy, I have not done that much shopping around but have been to Casver in Malaga and seen the products they offer and am pretty impressed. The prices are very…

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AussieMark
Jun 22, 2012 11:22 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 June 2012

What kind of Glazing Bar is this?

What kind of Glazing Bar is this?

All the aluminium window suppliers (except us...) have them, ask if you can buy them or have someone install them. Ed

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ECOECO
Jun 21, 2012 4:30 pm
ECOECO
Liliana
Liliana
21 June 2012

KDHW doors and windows left unstained

KDHW doors and windows left unstained

Hi everyone, Thanks for taking the trouble to reply. It isn't the builder's fault as the designer specified unprimed windows and doors. The problem as I see it is that…

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Liliana
Jun 21, 2012 8:27 am
amgsl55
amgsl55
20 June 2012

Is my door frame adequate

Is my door frame adequate

frame is fixed but I dont know what they did

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amgsl55
Jun 20, 2012 7:31 pm
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


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