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14 d14 dECOECOECOECO posted:
Cost of Electric Windows

You can have a manually operated window combined with a detachable extended handle. This goes for louvre or awning. Electric is likely to add $600+ per window.

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14 d14 dECOECOECOECO posted:
Faux muntins for my windows

Timber would do the job. Or just buy a length of aluminium flat profile from Alspec

14 d14 dECOECOECOECO posted:
Exterior Door damage on the bottom

It's delaminating, probably was not painte/sealed on the underside. These doors are low cost, just get another.

1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
Raised surface at the corner

I honestly cannot see this in your pic. Unlikely a settlement issue.

1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
Energy Compliance - NOT

Hmmm... so little interest!!!
The point of what I am saying is that you may have a house that from the outset is non-compliant, and that could be costly in future…

1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
Hole left open at windows bottom

This is an easy one... all windows are type tested to meet AS2047... this covers water resistance and wind resistance. Your windows will have been tested this way, and…

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1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
Hole left open at windows bottom

Caulking is a better solution than a sill flap if it is done properly... they don't do it because of cost implications, but in this case it is the only…

1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
Hole left open at windows bottom

These are all too short in overall length. As a minimum, they should extend to the bricks at each end. Maybe they were stretched during cutting and assembly and they…

1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
Hole left open at windows bottom

I recommend you don't touch it, you photograph each and write a letter... If you try to fix it they will say you have voided the warranty.
Can I see a…

1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
Hole left open at windows bottom

Looks to me like the sill flap, which is supposed to come forward over the brick sill, is folded underneath. A brickie issue which should be picked up by the…

1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
Bradnams Awning windows restricted opennings.

The minimum opening restriction required is 125mm. I doubt that 1806 should be restricted at all. I don't know enough about their location to comment further on window restrictions.
But I…

1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
UPVC windows vs aluminium thermally broken

Website under construction, but there is a basic one...
I have not sold uPVC recently for the reasons I gave earlier, I do sell aluminium...
There are many aluminium companies, not…

1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
Energy Compliance - NOT

Some quotations for windows are not compliant with your energy report...
Here is what to look out for...
If you quote has a note that says something like... "Energy Report Sighted" and…

1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
UPVC windows vs aluminium thermally broken

uPVC is a plastic window, sometimes with steel reinforcement, thermally broken is an aluminium window which has the profiles separated, between outside and inside and these are joined with plastic.
Both…

1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
Best Soundproof Entry Door with glass panels (Perth)?

I am happy to be in Melbourne, though my daughter, son-in-law and their 6 children do live in Lesmurdie. :-)

1 month1 monthECOECOECOECO posted:
Best Soundproof Entry Door with glass panels (Perth)?

EcoEco double glazed entry door & frame - aluminium double glazed <$1,500 Pick up Melbourne Rw 35.

2 months2 monthsECOECOECOECO posted:
Energy Report re: Glazing section

Yes, and aluminium outside and timber inside... these are known as composite windows. Very expensive, but if you want the look, then no option.

2 months2 monthsECOECOECOECO posted:
Energy Report re: Glazing section

We used to supply uPVC only, but then we had problems associated with heat expansion of sashes and opening panels and the would catch and bind. So when we…

2 months2 monthsECOECOECOECO posted:
Energy Report re: Glazing section

welcome

3 months3 monthsECOECOECOECO posted:
Walling over windows

The only issue with your plan is that the weep holes at the bottom of the fixed window and in the sliding tracks need to be allowed to drain. You…

3 months3 monthsECOECOECOECO posted:
Energy Report re: Glazing section

Hi Alex
We have a thermal break design. It rated no better than the non-broken design. I assume there is a breakeven in aluminium conductance and polyamide resistance, and our…

3 months3 monthsECOECOECOECO posted:
Energy Report re: Glazing section

Here is a genuine example with our prices.
They are large projects...
Coronet Bay 83m2
Yarraville 137m2

3 months3 monthsECOECOECOECO posted:
Energy Report re: Glazing section

Hi
Here is an article I wrote...

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So you have been given the bad news by your energy rater, your home…

3 months3 monthsECOECOECOECO posted:
What's wrong with my windows...?????

Welcome

3 months3 monthsECOECOECOECO posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Most garages have a single brick wall and a square set reveal would make no sense.

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