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StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
25 March 2018

Decking

Decking

Timber Decking , BIM 3D model, schematics, useful data on materials, labour and costs can be viewed If you have any questions, ideas, requests post here Cheers Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 25, 2018 7:36 am
StructuralBIMGuy
alexp79
alexp79
12 February

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?
1, 2, 3

You can also check out WPC decking. A decent alternative to wooden deck at only a fraction of the cost (only few bucks per sq m for the material). Can be laid in DYI mode.…

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alexp79
Feb 12, 2019 1:11 pm
eirrac
eirrac
12 February

Cost of Turf - Building on an acre

Cost of Turf - Building on an acre

We turfed our acreage block.. got 3300m2 turfed with wintergreen couch for $4 a metre supplied and installed. They did a better deal for more than 2000m2. Glad we went…

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eirrac
Feb 12, 2019 8:42 am

Trying to get photo to work....

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eirrac
Feb 12, 2019 8:35 am
rossog
rossog
4 February

Neighbour built a second fence

Neighbour built a second fence

Hi All, Thanks for the responses. Will discuss with neighbour, Cheers

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rossog
Feb 04, 2019 11:36 pm
redcali
redcali
28 January

How much did your deck cost? (Deck budget advice needed!)

How much did your deck cost? (Deck budget advice needed!)

Alot of variables to consider in your request. How high is it being built off the ground?. Do you need approval? What do you want it made out of? What do you want it to be…

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redcali
Jan 28, 2019 4:21 pm
redcali
redcali
23 January

More deck questions

More deck questions

Basically your plan is to do away with joists and just install bearers at 40cm spacings to attach the deck timbers to? (in some sort of framed box sure, but really its…

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redcali
Jan 23, 2019 12:44 am
Weeman67
Weeman67
22 January

Deck - can i work with old one or need to build anew?

Deck - can i work with old one or need to build anew?

Hi Look at Intergrain products Timber prep or power prep I think it’s called Would take a bit of cleaning but you will get decent results I’d coat it after all…

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Weeman67
Jan 22, 2019 7:12 pm
jerrylau405
jerrylau405
1 December 2018

Bariloche Awning

Bariloche Awning

Same here. would like to have some feed backs from those who had experience with them.

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jerrylau405
Dec 01, 2018 3:46 pm
sxwallac
sxwallac
25 November 2018

Pentair or Virion Pool pumps and controllers?

Pentair or Virion Pool pumps and controllers?

Hi Guys, Deciding Viron vs Pentair: pool pump and autiomation, and need help please! We have the choice of either - A Virion Connect 10, Virion P520XT pump (2 year…

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sxwallac
Nov 25, 2018 12:49 pm
Highlander
Highlander
22 November 2018

Wooden Ceiling Panels??

Wooden Ceiling Panels??

A timber ceiling can come in many forms, material size, shape, ceiling height, tools, your skills all play the part in weather it is a one man/person job or not. I have…

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Highlander
Nov 22, 2018 6:55 pm
Highlander
aussieta
aussieta
22 November 2018

Outdoor fridge recommendations

Outdoor fridge recommendations

our tiki bar fridge started getting a lot of condensation inside decided to empty it and clean found a rodent had chewed through the insulation and made a hole to the inside

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aussieta
Nov 22, 2018 6:09 am
aussieta
E.M
E.M
20 November 2018

Shade blinds cost?

Shade blinds cost?

Hi There, Was wondering what shade blind company you used and whether you are happy with what you had installed ? Many Thanks E.M

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E.M
Nov 20, 2018 11:16 am
E.M
E.M
20 November 2018

screening and heating for pergola Melbourne

screening and heating for pergola Melbourne

Looking for assitance on screening and heating for an outside deck area with gabled pergola. It is 50sq, so far we have had a quote of $12 000 for ziptrack screening, does…

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E.M
Nov 20, 2018 10:48 am
David Moffett
David Moffett
19 November 2018

Anyone got a Vergola - a couple of questions

Anyone got a Vergola - a couple of questions
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi If you want a real Vergola and not an inferior copy (see all the reasons listed above) then contact the Vergola head office in Adelaide and they will get one of their…

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David Moffett
Nov 19, 2018 6:22 pm
gillybean
gillybean
13 November 2018

Is concrete slab needed for future decking

Is concrete slab needed for future decking

How are you going to build the deck - with bearers and joists or joists layed on concrete slab? If bearers and joists then obviously no point extending slab. If on slab…

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gillybean
Nov 13, 2018 5:45 pm
gillybean
dotnetdan
dotnetdan
3 November 2018

Solar power front gate

Solar power front gate

I got a twin swing gate opener from https://bmgi.com.au/en-au/ 2 years ago now. Was not expensive and works really well. i did have a problem with the battery they…

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dotnetdan
Nov 03, 2018 1:02 pm
LN28
LN28
16 October 2018

Deck Construction - Allowing for future Pergola construction

Deck Construction - Allowing for future Pergola construction

Hi, If you are building the deck first we will generally run the posts up for the patio and incorporate these as part of the deck. That is the preferred method as you know…

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LN28
Oct 16, 2018 2:25 pm
LN28
LN28
16 October 2018

Patio questions

Patio questions
1, 2

Hi, There are a couple of options to tackle this and each has its pros and Cons. It all depends on your situation and if you are willing to forego some things to…

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LN28
Oct 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Hughesjo25
Hughesjo25
3 September 2018

Not happy with deck stain

Not happy with deck stain

Hi all, We had a fantastic deck built by a family member once our new home was built. It is spotted gum and is in the wider boards. Looks amazing the only thing I was…

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Hughesjo25
Sep 03, 2018 11:50 pm
MAspinall
MAspinall
21 August 2018

Deck with tiles

Deck with tiles

Due to renovating we have a section outside sliding doors where we need to fill in a gap in the decking. As new decking won't match we are thinking a section of grey…

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MAspinall
Aug 21, 2018 10:02 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 July 2018

Decking to the Boundary Line (NSW)

Decking to the Boundary Line (NSW)

My draftsman has found way. I was going to go to the building appeals board, and also use fire separation material 60:60:60 but draftsman has researched and said I…

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Gaudi
Jul 22, 2018 10:50 pm
becks81
becks81
14 July 2018

Outdoor kitchens - ideas, photos, discussion, considerations

Outdoor kitchens - ideas, photos, discussion, considerations
1, 2, 3

Bit nervous about including the outdoor kitchen in our build. I have been advised to use marine grade cabinetry and that laminate will be ok. Will have caesarstone…

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becks81
Jul 14, 2018 5:44 am
LaurenWiseman
LaurenWiseman
9 July 2018

Outdoor floating paving system in Australia?

Outdoor floating paving system in Australia?

We had our house renovated a few months ago, we also built a porch since we wanted to make the most out of our yard. I consulted some architects from Melbourne, this being…

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LaurenWiseman
Jul 09, 2018 11:49 pm
timbrook
timbrook
25 June 2018

How Much Space Do I Need?! (BBQ, dining, outdoor seating)

How Much Space Do I Need?! (BBQ, dining, outdoor seating)

Hi JM1911A1. At the risk of sounding a bit "selly" as I do own a company thefurnitureshack.com.au. I feel like I am qualified do comment! 9.5 x 4 is a perfect size to fit…

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timbrook
Jun 25, 2018 12:09 pm
yorto
yorto
24 June 2018

Composite decking

Composite decking

How did you go with enduradeck? Any reviews or before and afters?

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yorto
Jun 25, 2018 12:55 am
starsky1
starsky1
5 June 2018

Fencing help

Fencing help

Hey guys, asking dumb question, does anyone know decent contractor for timber fencing in Clyde north, been looking online for few days, have been unlucky in finding one.…

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starsky1
Jun 05, 2018 1:27 am
Nick82
Nick82
4 June 2018

How to fix overflowing gutter with new Pergola

How to fix overflowing gutter with new Pergola

Hi Nick82. To prevent this, the Gutter Pumper should be fitted near the top of the gutter's slope so that leaves are flushed past prior to the syphonic action starting…

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Nick82
Jun 04, 2018 2:37 pm

Wife wants an alfresco area build to replace this grape vine frame (no idea what you call it). Area is 4mx9m approx and I've got a few things on my mind - biggest issue…

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redfox
May 21, 2018 8:31 pm
garfield
garfield
15 May 2018

Stratco Garage

Stratco Garage

G'day all, Just wondering if anyone here has a…

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garfield
May 15, 2018 10:30 pm
greggles
greggles
5 April 2018

Pergola design advice

Pergola design advice

Thanks again for the advice. Might give one a go as you suggest. Columns are concreted in to 600mm. Plan is also to screen off with horizontal timber battens so should…

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greggles
Apr 05, 2018 5:59 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
31 March 2018

Questions about a small deck

Questions about a small deck

Hi @Human Potato Rea theses posts for starters hth for starters Cheers

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 31, 2018 9:33 am
StructuralBIMGuy

cupcake.girl Welcome to the forum Great topic! refurbishments are running HOT at the moment Photos…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 30, 2018 10:15 am
StructuralBIMGuy
saiya78
saiya78
25 March 2018

has anyone used walpamur fence paint?

has anyone used walpamur fence paint?

Hi. Thank you so much for your reply. I appreciate it!

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saiya78
Mar 25, 2018 12:07 pm
firsthome8
firsthome8
22 February 2018

Render Colours

Render Colours

Hi! Has anyone used the colours dulux beige royal and Dulux linseed for their render? If anyone has any photos that would be great!

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firsthome8
Feb 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Jack123
Jack123
14 February 2018

How much was your decking?

How much was your decking?

Got my 22 sqm decking with only 169 $ per/sqm , incl. screw fixing and staining .Work was done on time and no problems at all! Company was Calvin`s Decks and Pergolas.

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Jack123
Feb 14, 2018 9:48 am
msjdw
msjdw
5 February 2018

Seeking Outdoor Kitchen ideas

Seeking Outdoor Kitchen ideas

It looks super! Some planting pots and color will make it look superb.

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msjdw
Feb 05, 2018 9:26 pm
msjdw
msjdw
5 February 2018

Cost to have natural gas BBQ installed

Cost to have natural gas BBQ installed

Would be looking to spend around $500-$600 cash.

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msjdw
Feb 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Skinah
Skinah
24 December 2017

Popup sprinkler help needed

Popup sprinkler help needed

Since I got no replies, I'll add some info I found to help others... The trencher I hired did not do straight runs due to one tyre being worn, so I opted to use what is…

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Skinah
Dec 24, 2017 12:14 pm
ThomasMaloney
ThomasMaloney
22 December 2017

Pergola Roofing Ideas

Pergola Roofing Ideas

have you considered a flyover like some of the patios lifted above the roofline here? https://www.instylepatios.com.au/our-work

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ThomasMaloney
Dec 22, 2017 4:34 pm
ThomasMaloney
grandjardinier
grandjardinier
12 December 2017

My wrap around deck for my country house - Idea

My wrap around deck for my country house - Idea

Hello, Idea for a country house... (one of my big projects) My wrap around deck with decorative spandrels. Pictures ---> Comments?

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grandjardinier
Dec 12, 2017 2:10 am
grandjardinier
Althom
Althom
7 December 2017

Fencing or Landscaping - What comes first?

Fencing or Landscaping - What comes first?

Fencing will require digging of holes for posts. You don't want them doing that in the middle of newly planted garden beds. Fencing first

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Althom
Dec 07, 2017 3:13 pm
Althom
mandelenamacdoff
mandelenamacdoff
4 December 2017

Where to buy dovecote in Australia?

Where to buy dovecote in Australia?

There are many dovecotes are available in the Melbourne market and you can also find the collection on the internet.

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mandelenamacdoff
Dec 04, 2017 9:22 pm
building-expert
building-expert
27 November 2017

Stormwater pits and mozzies

Stormwater pits and mozzies

Yes, that will work for a short time but the mesh may block really quickly with probability of SW pit overflow and other damage

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building-expert
Nov 27, 2017 11:25 am
building-expert
Othello
Othello
27 November 2017

Using palm trees as living fence posts

Using palm trees as living fence posts

I am trying to put in a fence at the side of the house. There is a retaining wall dropping down from my place to the neighbours. The fence has to be based on my land…

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Othello
Nov 27, 2017 12:47 am
asad ali
asad ali
23 November 2017

Does Anyone Recognize this patio cover

Does Anyone Recognize this patio cover

Can anyone tell me a name of company who makes this

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asad ali
Nov 23, 2017 1:25 am

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