About a year ago, I embarked on a DIY project to construct an outdoor Pergola, which measures approximately 5.2 meters by 4.0…
I'm trying to put in some privacy screening on my rental rooftop on a tight budget.
I've already invested about $500 in the supplies for this.
The issue is…
Deck joist, bearer and posts
Seconded; we just used these last weekend to build a small deck. They worked perfectly as we have bluestone in the area where we wanted to build so digging down was not…
Decking to the Boundary Line (NSW)
I just built a deck in vic on a small boundary lot and had to buid 900mm from side boundary. In vic if your block is under 300qm you have to amend the original house…
Is there a building permit?
RU in Victoria?
What is the value of the building contract?
Sound Proof Modular Fence recommendations
We have a road close to our place and only an old flimsy wooden fence between us and the Neighbour closest to the road.
Any ideas on a sound proof modular fence. Like…
Outdoor fish tank
Hi guys and girls
We are about to do concrete paving (100mm thick) around the house, using 32 mpa, with plans to build a 1.5x2m x0.8m high fish tank on it later.
I am just about finish up my knockdown build (Sydney, NSW) and needs to do fencing replaced on one of the sides. That side neighbor is a troublemaker (complaining…
Firepit - concrete with metal bowl
You are fine. The concrete is never going to explode.
Worse case scenario is that it develops a crack from different rates of expansion but hopefully it's got some…
Converting Alfresco to Outdoor Kitchen
Yeah, I am thinking Crossray or Weber bbq, but the Crossray have this package, I really like the 60ml benchtop.
I am thinking to do double bricks as the wall and I…
Using roof extenda brackets for pergola
I am building a patio over my deck, and I am using the roof extenda brackets to create the fly-over roof another the eaves. It will be approx 3m wide by 4.5m long…
Is screeding required before tiling?
Hi there can I ask the person who got it did you get screeding out in or not I’m in the same boat the tiler advised I don’t need screeding just want to make sure it’s okay ?
Hi all, first post here.
Does anyone have any advise on the best way I could cover the area from rain and wind? Not sure I am allowed to put posts up next to the fence…
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I have a small backyard.
Stepping out from the decking area, I have ~5m to the fence. My neighbour on the other side of the fence has a double story house…
I live on a corner block and need to replace 34m of fencing.
I would like a 2,100mm high good neighbour fence with a 300mm lattice on…
We've just moved in to this rental. It has a 15 x 5 metre porch on the back. This photo is of one end. We are slowly tidying…
Apr 21, 2022 2:31 pm
Hi all, I'm building a 2 storey-residential home with a mix of timber cladding and concrete concept. I'm a bit stuck on the fencing, thinking of vertical timber fencing or…
If it's just path or driveway then there is no need to vibrate. Correct placement and screeding will be adequate.
Vibrating exposed agg can makes the stones sink causing…
Condition of backyard on handover?
We have built a KDRB in one of Melbourne's inner north suburbs of Melbourne. We are about 2 weeks away from handover and just wanted to query what the acceptable…
Your husband may be right. Could be wind driven rain. If you're worried about it leaking, you have actually watch it when it's raining to onow for sure
Just done one of ours, had left it to long to maintenance coat it.
Pressure washed it, then sprayed it (garden sprayer) with Intergrain Deck Prep, scrubbed that in with a…
Can u deck over existing concrete slab?
wouldn't suggest laying the timber straight down on the concrete eventually the rain will rot the timber, but even worse the water will cause the timber to swell and move…
Nov 03, 2021 3:41 pm
EZYDECK - clip together jarrah tiles??
Well I’m 10 years too late to the party ……but I’m trying to find some Ezydeck tiles to finish off a small area. I don’t think the company exists any longer. Any…
Aug 20, 2021 10:44 am
I have started conceptualising outdoor kitchen and entertainment area in our 2 year old house. The Alfresco has a concrete slab (no flooring done) and the…
Geo fabric or plastic weed mat under deck?
Eko deck requires a certain air gap underneath as per warranty please check this before installing, mould can be an issue. Weed mat and 20mm bluestone/gravel is enough but…
Cheaper option to choose than pavers?
Under the deck when it is excavated you should ideally have 30-40cm of air gap between ground and underside of deck. The ground needs a slight natural slope for water to…
PATIO LINING REMOVAL
We have a patio which we installed back about 1980. We had what I think is a foam lining with brown material adhered to it which acts like a noise protection. It has…
Outdoor lemon coffee table
I am looking for an outdoor table that has a picture of lemons on it like the sort of thing you see on the Amalfi Coast in Italy.
I am having troubling…
Outdoor pergola DIY
I think you should take a look at the gazebo constructors . They can even be found of the type you want.
Yeah, man, your roof looks pretty weak. I hope nothing happens to it until you can replace it. A global and expensive problem is roof replacement or initial installation.
Alfresco - Raise height
Hi melbournevic I was just wondering how your tiled alfresco is going? I am considering doing the same, raising concrete level to tile, but unsure of where to start? Can…
Independent client side project manager
If you are employing trades from the Gig economy...then definitely employ an licensed overseer
OT, When I started in the (Jig/tools) Economy you could build a whole House…
I have a large rectangular outdoor patio area…