Good Morning James,
Here is a link to the header when the slider is hidden using the menu arrow: http://screencast.com/t/eMeFMnD9C (About 1/3 of the height of the views below.)
Here is what I get clicking directly to the secondary pages: http://screencast.com/t/mYvp78LqXrg
When I add the .noslider code, I get the following: http://screencast.com/t/S8aWItgWa5EO Note the flowered pattern is less, but the height of the area has not changed.
Here is the view of your online example secondary pages… http://screencast.com/t/q5Izcaf9uLR The area is reduced on all pages to the height I only get if I use the menu arrow to hide the slider.
Does any of this make sense :/