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gfudley
gfudley
10 July

Composite decking

Composite decking

We got Paul & his team to install... highly recommend them.

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gfudley
Jul 10, 2017 12:28 pm
Corallake
Corallake
21 June

Pizza ovens- Brick or stainless steel

Pizza ovens- Brick or stainless steel

Currently I have a large brick woodfired oven (Internal diameter is 1200mmm). It is amazing but can't take it with us. For our new house we are considering some options…

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Corallake
Jun 21, 2017 8:35 pm
Corallake
GLO
GLO
12 June

Bird Control

Bird Control

Hi, Does anyone bother about bird control to stop them crapping all over your roof and perching on your antenna? Keen to hear if anyone else is a paranoid as I am. Thanks

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GLO
Jun 12, 2017 5:23 pm
KrissM123
KrissM123
12 May

Sydney Pergola Recommendations

Sydney Pergola Recommendations

Can anyone recommend a top Sydney pergola company, preferably one that does insulated pergolas with sun strips? I've done loads of research on different companies and…

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KrissM123
May 12, 2017 12:41 pm

Alfresco area - as part of build or add on afterwards

Alfresco area - as part of build or add on afterwards

The money you place into your alfresco will be seen when you go to sell your house, while you get to enjoy it for what it is in the mean time. If you add it later it will…

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jacob.edwards97
May 02, 2017 8:30 pm

Patio roof options

Patio roof options

Hi I'm sure this question has been asked many times but I was hoping for some advice on the best material for my patio roof. It is a flat roof west facing and is mounted…

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eloisehryan1978
May 01, 2017 3:09 pm
Satria
Satria
24 April

Thinking of not building a alfresco - but doing a veranda in

Thinking of not building a alfresco - but doing a veranda in

I'm in the midst of trying to finalise the Rathdowne by simonds. The one thing I'm not sure I want to add or not is the Alfresco. Its $6k to build with them (without…

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Satria
Apr 24, 2017 4:16 pm

Hi All, A bit of a weird idea. Basically we are thinking about creating a outdoor BBQ kitchen which overlooks our future swimming pool. Our alfresco has 2 concrete…

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measure
Apr 03, 2017 8:23 pm
buildX
buildX
30 March

Outdoor kitchens - ideas, photos, discussion, considerations

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

All ideas are just wow. We are inspired now to make an outdoor kitchen not so spacious but comfortable enough for the kids and few relatives. I love the BBQ idea of Sandra. :-D

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buildX
Mar 30, 2017 10:12 am
buildX

This is how ours is done:

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Megera
Mar 08, 2017 6:53 am
Megera
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
21 February

Freostone UK Stormstone

Freostone UK Stormstone

Hello. yeah i used stormstone pavers. For this i concrened to http://www.matsgrids.co.uk You can concern to matsgrids they provides you all the info and guides very…

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lazandjohn
Feb 21, 2017 5:34 pm
Miami Stainless
Miami Stainless
15 February

Deck balustrade and roof options

Deck balustrade and roof options

Hi, I have just noticed your comment, I work for Miami Stainless and they have an online wire balustrade and stainless steel post calculator. Gives instant online…

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Miami Stainless
Feb 15, 2017 1:39 pm
Miami Stainless
David Moffett
David Moffett
6 February

Anyone got a Vergola - a couple of questions

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

It wouldn't suprise me if James turned out to be a dealer, however if he wanted light into his home a Vergola lets in twice as much light in winter due to the gaps between…

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David Moffett
Feb 06, 2017 4:45 pm

Hi all, There I was nearly about to buy 12 huge posts (H4 100mm by 100mm) to dig into the ground just for the vertical posts of the frame of my chicken run to try and…

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Eclipse
Feb 04, 2017 1:55 pm
Eclipse
Southies
Southies
5 January

Modwood and Hardiedeck

Modwood and Hardiedeck

Hey there H1ers I have recently read on another forum that Modwood scratches quite badly....... you know - dragging chairs, pots, kids' toys, etc.. Anyone have experience…

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Southies
Jan 05, 2017 1:39 pm
Southies
chuth77
chuth77
31 December 2016

Is the conduit to my outdoor power outlet routed properly?

Is the conduit to my outdoor power outlet routed properly?

Need to see some photos to make comment, but if he's not a licensed electrician then its is certainly illegal!

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chuth77
Dec 31, 2016 5:57 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
28 December 2016

Ideas for improving look of timber fence

Ideas for improving look of timber fence

Hi there, we moved to our new home last week. I am searching for fencing which will make my home look good and elegant. While discussing with my friend, he suggested me…

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TashPaul
Dec 28, 2016 12:32 pm
TashPaul
Rod Bradley
Rod Bradley
26 December 2016

Build a Punkawallah

Build a Punkawallah

On a recent visit to Mission Beach I saw mechanical air moving system working in an outdoor area of a Cafe, they called it a Punkawallah. I would like to try to make a…

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Rod Bradley
Dec 26, 2016 2:56 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

Building an Outdoor BBQ Grill

Building an Outdoor BBQ Grill

hmm do these look suspiciously like marketing questions??

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 12:28 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

Are you struggling with the design of your garden?

Are you struggling with the design of your garden?

Go with your passion. Choosing colours you like help. So do considerations around how much time you want to maintain the garden. Also how much are you actually going to…

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 11:00 am
Turtle1
meeks
meeks
8 December 2016

Cost effective benchtops

Cost effective benchtops

It is not necessary that cost effective benchtops are good in quality also. So, make sure of that.

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meeks
Dec 08, 2016 8:01 pm
6banga
6banga
27 November 2016

Outdoor Spa Cover Awning pergola ideas/plans

Outdoor Spa Cover Awning pergola ideas/plans

HI Everyone. I have just recently added an outdoor spa to our landscape area on an already existing concrete slab howeve I need some shade as it cops massive amounts of…

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6banga
Nov 27, 2016 2:31 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
24 November 2016

Ornamental pear problem

Ornamental pear problem

If you get tapatalk on your phone it's very easy to post pictures. :)

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cat_dunc
Nov 24, 2016 1:08 pm
cat_dunc

Going on trips for business or pleasure involves considerable preparation and research. You want to get the biggest bang for your buck and your time. Here you will see…

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Weve1952
Nov 18, 2016 9:49 pm
Weve1952
Houseandhorse
Houseandhorse
15 November 2016

Composite decking

Composite decking

Decking in the most cozy way! You can put a corner outdoor sofa in your poolside to add some summer-y feels. http://www.beanbags.com.au/outdoor-bean ... rfly-sofa/

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Houseandhorse
Nov 15, 2016 9:29 pm
Houseandhorse
braddy_
braddy_
7 November 2016

How much was your decking?

How much was your decking?

We are also considering going with a steel frame, as we are in a flood zone, and thought it might be better in the long run if it ends up sitting in pools of water (it…

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braddy_
Nov 07, 2016 7:13 am
Charley
Charley
6 November 2016

Patio makeover ideas?

Patio makeover ideas?

Our alfresco is 8m long and we have outdoor table and chairs at one end and BBQ at the other and timber look tiles for the flooring.

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Charley
Nov 06, 2016 6:18 pm
hazzadate
hazzadate
21 October 2016

Roof Extenda alternative

Roof Extenda alternative

Hi all, I want to build a patio cover over the existing wooden deck and attached to the wooden house. I like the look of the roof extenda brackets however I am wondering…

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hazzadate
Oct 21, 2016 4:46 pm
BuidingPizzaOven
BuidingPizzaOven
28 September 2016

Building a pizza oven - bluestone base

Building a pizza oven - bluestone base

Hi megantempleton, Was just wondering how you went with your bluestone bench top. Have you had any trouble with the heat from the pizza oven? I would like to do the same…

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BuidingPizzaOven
Sep 28, 2016 11:37 am
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lp77
Sep 25, 2016 9:58 pm
Bluebull80
Bluebull80
20 September 2016

Stratco Pro-Beam and Decking

Stratco Pro-Beam and Decking

Hello all While purchasing an outback at Stratco I had a rush of blood and got them to add the pro-beam sub floor, 4 x 3m. It has since arrived and I have put it together…

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Bluebull80
Sep 20, 2016 8:03 pm
Marty3333
Marty3333
6 September 2016

Ceiling under Pergola

Ceiling under Pergola

Hi all, hoping to get a bit of advice on installing a ceiling under a timber pergola, in particular what cost effective materials to use. The obvious materials that spring…

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Marty3333
Sep 06, 2016 10:23 am
nicenurse
nicenurse
2 September 2016

Bali Hut

Bali Hut

Would these still be the correct size if the Bali hut was to be 5 metres x 5 metres to the outside of posts (250mm square ironbark posts , which are already purchased)…

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nicenurse
Sep 02, 2016 8:55 pm
bne
bne
23 August 2016

Cost of ground level deck

Cost of ground level deck

hi there .. first time poster here .. I am in the process of trying to get a few quotes for a ground level deck thats approximately 56 sqm in size and less than a…

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bne
Aug 23, 2016 12:16 pm
Green thumbs 16
Green thumbs 16
21 August 2016

Front yard landscaping

Front yard landscaping

We live on the Gold Coast and have a small 3 bedroom house. Currently there is a slightly raised garden across the front of the house -the edge is rounded rocks about a…

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Green thumbs 16
Aug 21, 2016 5:52 pm
alexkb
alexkb
20 August 2016

First time oiling Batu deck

First time oiling Batu deck

Hi all, I have a Batu deck that has never been oiled. It's now 4 months old, but I was waiting for September to come around so that the oil will dry properly - I hope this…

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alexkb
Aug 20, 2016 3:43 pm
AceFI
AceFI
13 August 2016

deck and pergola design & install

deck and pergola design & install

hi all. at the very early stages of designing our deck and pergola. i am querying where posts should be installed. have attached a draft of what we are looking to…

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AceFI
Aug 13, 2016 1:53 pm
Kat_1025
Kat_1025
8 August 2016

Fencing Question

Fencing Question

Really this is not a bad idea to do fencing for outside of your home, you may go for do this. It will give a good look wherever you used it.

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Kat_1025
Aug 08, 2016 7:22 pm
Anish_Patel
Anish_Patel
6 August 2016

Deck/pergola roof options

Deck/pergola roof options

Thanks guys. I explored the options above and narrowed it down to a retractable roof situation and a louve roof. In the end, I went for a louve roof. I'll post some update…

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Anish_Patel
Aug 06, 2016 8:11 am
Anish_Patel
NelopeJ88
NelopeJ88
5 August 2016

Exterior colour scheme advice

Exterior colour scheme advice

I can't see the second photo but I agree that the first looks a bit dull and dreary. A lighter colour might help liven it up a bit.

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NelopeJ88
Aug 05, 2016 8:35 pm
NelopeJ88
chrismarshall3
chrismarshall3
30 June 2016

Is this big enough?

Is this big enough?

We are getting an outdoor area but just wondering with sizes is it going to be enough? We have a 4m x 3m section and a 4m x 4.2m section together so 8m wide and 3-4m…

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chrismarshall3
Jun 30, 2016 12:48 pm
marisa@artilux
marisa@artilux
29 June 2016

How realistic are bi-fold doors to alfresco areas?

How realistic are bi-fold doors to alfresco areas?

If your concern is insects, there are solutions to screening bifold doors. You could opt for retractable flyscreens or pleated flyscreens that tuck away out of site when…

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marisa@artilux
Jun 29, 2016 3:57 pm
isaac.stanbury
isaac.stanbury
23 June 2016

Colourbond fencing

Colourbond fencing

Hi, Have you tried ATF? I have my fencing needs done by them and I must say that they really did a great job. You should try it. And they're very responsive too. You can…

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isaac.stanbury
Jun 23, 2016 11:43 am
The_Lalas
The_Lalas
9 June 2016

Outdoor Kitchen build - Newcastle

Outdoor Kitchen build - Newcastle

Thanks, I'm going to go with an exposed aggregate slab instead of timber deck.

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The_Lalas
Jun 09, 2016 8:29 pm
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68BUS
Jun 09, 2016 8:00 am
poseiden
poseiden
2 June 2016

Alfresco tiles

Alfresco tiles

Thanks for the advice. My internal tile (light grey) also comes as an outdoor version. Should I change the alfresco tile from charcoal to light grey so it flows or it…

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poseiden
Jun 02, 2016 11:53 am
MiAlJe
MiAlJe
1 June 2016

what steps to take to make neighbour pay half fence cost

what steps to take to make neighbour pay half fence cost

My circumstances were a little different but I was waiting on payment from both my neighbours as I was the first to build in a new estate. I needed the money fairly…

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MiAlJe
Jun 01, 2016 12:07 pm
MiAlJe
esjl2809
esjl2809
1 June 2016

5 year wait..fact or pure fiction??

5 year wait..fact or pure fiction??

To StructuralBIMGuy and piscean, thks guys for your feedback. It is definitely not worth the risk and I will defintely go along the path of getting a proper permit done. cheers!

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esjl2809
Jun 01, 2016 12:03 am

Hi all, first time reader and poster. We've recently purchased a new home and while we haven't moved in quite yet (settlement is another 50 days or so away) we need to…

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rickadlee
May 15, 2016 12:55 am


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