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Trewman
Trewman
9 September 2011

mirror or vinyl sliders

mirror or vinyl sliders
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We went vinyl sliding mirrors would be a pain to clean all the time

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Trewman
Sep 09, 2011 5:48 pm
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ECOECO
Sep 08, 2011 9:47 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
6 September 2011

I know double glazing is 'gold standard' but....

I know double glazing is 'gold standard' but....

Hi Ed you seem to be missing something Looking at my original calculations 1. For the original 10m of windows the heat loss is…

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ECOECO
Sep 06, 2011 9:25 pm
ECOECO
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
5 September 2011

Glass bricks

Glass bricks

That sound like the way mine is done. If you email me the photo I can host it for you. I'll PM the email address.

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chrisandkate
Sep 05, 2011 10:58 am
sceen7
sceen7
30 August 2011

DG glazing - have I got it right?

DG glazing - have I got it right?
1, 2

:lol: I'm just worried about the air gap between my ears :lol:

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sceen7
Aug 30, 2011 5:57 pm
CoolHandLukes
CoolHandLukes
29 August 2011

Cleaning windows

Cleaning windows

Hi BlueBlueBlue. Go to your local cleaning shop and get yourself a professional window cleaning scraper. They have a soft metal blade that wont scratch the glass. Put some…

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CoolHandLukes
Aug 29, 2011 10:45 pm
CoolHandLukes
CoolHandLukes
29 August 2011

Comfort Plus Windows in Western Australia

Comfort Plus Windows in Western Australia

Hi MumofaPrem. I totally agree with Ed. I have been window cleaning for 12 yrs now and have seen the Etec, Comfort plus glazing in many homes. It is one of the hardest…

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CoolHandLukes
Aug 29, 2011 10:37 pm
sceen7
sceen7
29 August 2011

Cavity Sliders

Cavity Sliders

Ours were delivered today (builder has sourced them without any imput from us) and I note they are the corinthian brand. So I guess its a bit late to ask...but i will…

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sceen7
Aug 29, 2011 8:34 pm
Pandora
Pandora
29 August 2011

Anyone used Arrow Curtains?

Anyone used Arrow Curtains?

Hi there, @ Keys. I would stay away. I haven't used it myself but know someone who did. If you'd like details please PM me. Regards, P

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Pandora
Aug 29, 2011 1:28 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
26 August 2011

Gap at the end of the window ledge?

Gap at the end of the window ledge?

Most windows have an offset reveal and the transom (the part you are talking about), finishes without connecting to the reveal. Ours does connect. Post a pic... to check. Ed

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ECOECO
Aug 26, 2011 6:11 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
25 August 2011

Replacing aluminium windows with new ones

Replacing aluminium windows with new ones

Roughly $3,000 - $3,500 each - full replacement, double glazed. Ed

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ECOECO
Aug 25, 2011 5:51 pm
ECOECO
rounablinds
rounablinds
25 August 2011

FUSION 20 PLANTATION SHUTTERS

FUSION 20 PLANTATION SHUTTERS

Hi There, we are the authorised retailer of Fusion 20 Shutters and have complete confidence in our product. We have never had problems with cracking or chipping or heat…

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rounablinds
Aug 25, 2011 3:32 pm
Pulpo
Pulpo
25 August 2011

Glass thickness

Glass thickness

Because I'm a tight ar@e and don't want to buy the standards. Can anyone tell me spans of glass for toughen double glazed units in a vertical position? So say 3mm can…

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Pulpo
Aug 25, 2011 11:07 am
newhouseplease
newhouseplease
24 August 2011

Upgrade or fix old windows? Safety issues

Upgrade or fix old windows? Safety issues

So realistically I would need; safety film, locks or screens if intended to open the windows more than a little bit. Thanks for your help. Will need to make a decision I…

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newhouseplease
Aug 24, 2011 5:25 pm
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newey
Aug 24, 2011 10:11 am
newhouseplease
newhouseplease
23 August 2011

Wide aluminium stackers - is it possible/practical??

Wide aluminium stackers - is it possible/practical??

hi everybody, thanks very much for your help. I have managed to locate someone to make my sliding stacker - it's going to be the AWS commercial slidemaster 704 which can…

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newhouseplease
Aug 23, 2011 11:02 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 August 2011

Motorised awning window actuators?

Motorised awning window actuators?

Hi, Looking at retro-fitting electric winders to existing awning windows at the top of a raked ceiling... I know they can do it to new windows…

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ECOECO
Aug 21, 2011 8:33 pm
ECOECO
Stop Noise
Stop Noise
19 August 2011

Magnetic window panels

Magnetic window panels

There are 2 other companies called Soundblock and Soundbarrier that do retrofit windows in Sydney

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Stop Noise
Aug 19, 2011 12:31 pm
DragonzBreath
DragonzBreath
16 August 2011

Is this a tradey's answer to a stuff up?

Is this a tradey's answer to a stuff up?

With some key words from the above post and a quick google search... I have more…

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DragonzBreath
Aug 17, 2011 12:28 am
aza0
aza0
13 August 2011

Double glazing timber front door.

Double glazing timber front door.

Thankyou very much. Bunnings was only for an example anyway.

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aza0
Aug 13, 2011 2:07 pm

What about doing it yourself ? Give it a go.............Frost &…

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Southies
Aug 12, 2011 6:32 pm
Southies
chrismarie
chrismarie
11 August 2011

Window Coverings

Window Coverings
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and i thank you very much chris

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chrismarie
Aug 11, 2011 11:14 pm
rocketship
rocketship
11 August 2011

Is the handle placement right?

Is the handle placement right?

I agree looks good both ways.. beautiful door and handle... also loving your floor tiles... Well Done!

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rocketship
Aug 11, 2011 7:50 am
alt0160
alt0160
5 August 2011

What to use for servery bench under bi-fold kitchen window?

What to use for servery bench under bi-fold kitchen window?

Thanks for the ideas guys. I'm probably going to go with some kind of stone or marble bench - the essa stone looks interesting, I'll definitely…

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alt0160
Aug 05, 2011 7:11 pm
windowexpert
windowexpert
1 August 2011

Security - double glazing versus old windows?

Security - double glazing versus old windows?

We use 8.38 laminated glass on the outer pane where security is an issue. Also we add more locking points. Also we use inside glazing beads only. Not sure whether the…

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windowexpert
Aug 01, 2011 7:35 pm
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Bernard
Aug 01, 2011 5:16 pm
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suh
Jul 31, 2011 11:58 pm
suh
tintin
tintin
31 July 2011

Solatube double storey

Solatube double storey

hi - just wondering if anyone has installed solatube in first flr of a double storey house? please share experiences as to how difficult the install was?

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tintin
Jul 31, 2011 10:10 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
30 July 2011

window energy values in contracts - when can builder extra?

window energy values in contracts - when can builder extra?

I disagree with you Ed, though I was seeking thoughts from others in the forum. What if my specification was for 1 outdoor tap and the…

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ECOECO
Jul 30, 2011 11:53 pm
ECOECO
Lex
Lex
29 July 2011

Taking the Redi-Shades OFF

Taking the Redi-Shades OFF

Thanks, ladies :D Well, what do you know. I was just putting one on in the afternoon and placed it the wrong way so wanted to re-do it. It took off a bit of paint off the…

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Lex
Jul 29, 2011 10:15 pm
Lex
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
29 July 2011

Custom sized insect screens for Alfresco.

Custom sized insect screens for Alfresco.

Those both look promising,Thanks. I'll take other names if any one has them too. Size of the opening seems to be an issue in that the ones I have already spoken too say…

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chrisandkate
Jul 29, 2011 10:29 am
cmooring
cmooring
27 July 2011

Is there a trick to installing flyscreens in these windows?

Is there a trick to installing flyscreens in these windows?

Installing from the inside, while wedging it in at the top on a 45 degree angle, and then just slotting the bottom part of the screen in worked a treat. Thanks for the…

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cmooring
Jul 28, 2011 12:48 am
cmooring
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nrh157
Jul 26, 2011 7:16 am
nrh157
Wolffie
Wolffie
24 July 2011

Windows ratings

Windows ratings

Hi. I am a new member. Our house was destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Yasi and we are in the process of demolishing it in order to build a new house. Not 1 window was broken…

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Wolffie
Jul 24, 2011 10:53 am
mtchairs
mtchairs
23 July 2011

French Doors - advice needed

French Doors - advice needed

Hi, Hoping to get some advice on what to do with the French doors I have in the master bedroom opening on to a small balcony. See pic linked below. I would like to have…

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mtchairs
Jul 23, 2011 5:13 pm
catjim
catjim
23 July 2011

Can anyone recommend melb timber venetian company?

Can anyone recommend melb timber venetian company?

We got our double roller blinds, verticals & shutters from Into Blinds http://intoblinds.com.au/ We're really happy with them and they are a family owned company. Erin…

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catjim
Jul 23, 2011 2:14 pm
aza0
aza0
23 July 2011

Acoustic Report - Window Upgrading Costs... Help?

Acoustic Report - Window Upgrading Costs... Help?

And for those with a bit of cash that are chasing a 44db reduction, have a look here: http://www.doubleglazed.com/windows.html Last paragraph

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aza0
Jul 23, 2011 1:24 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 July 2011

Windows with integrated roller shutters

Windows with integrated roller shutters

We do a similar product in Melbourne (Venetians between the glass in double glazing). You would need to change the glass unit to remove the blinds. Ed

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ECOECO
Jul 21, 2011 10:56 am
ECOECO
Dollar
Dollar
19 July 2011

Roller blinds - Over roll or Hidden? Recessed or Face?

Roller blinds - Over roll or Hidden? Recessed or Face?

We have ours rolling forward and they sit inside the window frame. I prefer this look best. Pelmets are really nice too.

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Dollar
Jul 19, 2011 9:39 pm
scratchy
scratchy
19 July 2011

How to fix frame gap?

How to fix frame gap?

to wrap this up - my early assumption turned out to be wrong. when i found where my spirit level was hiding, it turned out the vertical was vertical, but the floor sloped…

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scratchy
Jul 19, 2011 1:39 pm
sceen7
sceen7
16 July 2011

Bi Fold insect screens

Bi Fold insect screens

Have you checked ebay? I remember some time ago there was a direct supplier on there advertising pretty good rates :)

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sceen7
Jul 16, 2011 7:22 pm
infocus
infocus
16 July 2011

Flyscreens in Sydney

Flyscreens in Sydney

Hey Guys I'm looking around for the cheapest price for flyscreens in the Sydney area. Some I have spoken to charge a flat rate per flyscreen, some charge according to…

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infocus
Jul 16, 2011 2:25 pm
bella13
bella13
16 July 2011

Window replacement in timber weatherbo house - correct way??

Window replacement in timber weatherbo house - correct way??

Oh no :((((( I would have loved timber ones :((((((( Not to worry, live and learn

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bella13
Jul 16, 2011 2:12 pm
deb17
deb17
13 July 2011

Window Covering Inspiration

Window Covering Inspiration

I got it at Beacon Lighting, they have none now. I loved it as soon as I saw it, I bought it when we first started building. The beads that hang from it were missing, so…

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deb17
Jul 13, 2011 3:56 pm
andrewkafp
andrewkafp
13 July 2011

Looking for lowest cost screen doors

Looking for lowest cost screen doors

Hi all I am looking to get 4 sliding doors made, without security mesh, just flyscreen to go on a balcony for a unit I have seen these before, so I know that someone…

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andrewkafp
Jul 13, 2011 3:37 pm
Aesthetic Blinds
Aesthetic Blinds
13 July 2011

Ventex Fabric Venetians

Ventex Fabric Venetians

I have experience in these blinds - they collect dust and they don't block out light. So don't use them for a child's bedroom. If you need to air and light control, Timber…

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Aesthetic Blinds
Jul 13, 2011 2:00 pm
Aesthetic Blinds
Aesthetic Blinds
13 July 2011

Painting timber venetians?

Painting timber venetians?

I've been selling custom made blinds for over 10years and I wouldn't suggest painting them. Maybe try and sell your existing ones and look at purchasing new white…

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Aesthetic Blinds
Jul 13, 2011 1:49 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
9 July 2011

Multi-track sliding doors and stacked doors

Multi-track sliding doors and stacked doors

We are considering replacing our regular open/ shut back door and double windows with a multi-tracking sliding door. But Ive just been researching…

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ECOECO
Jul 10, 2011 12:00 am
ECOECO


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