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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 6:36 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I'm using the 5 burner version of this BBQ in black. The beefeaters are a well known and reliable brand. They integrate well with the cabinetry. I built my own alfresco…

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chippy
Jun 16, 2024 2:11 pm
chippy

I’ve just had some outdoor textured porcelain tiles installed, and they’re already getting a bit dirty from all the trees and leaves that are around. I’m looking at…

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trentdi
Jun 03, 2024 2:46 pm

What is the point of having a stirrup, no worries I'll fix it

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mybigdeck
May 20, 2024 1:14 pm
Pulse
Pulse
9 May

Tiles cracked anyway to fix?

Tiles cracked anyway to fix?

how on earth did that happen? the tiles need to be replaced, I’d be checking the concrete slab too, either tile needs to be loose or the slab cracked I would think

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Pulse
May 09, 2024 8:02 pm

Our external decking was only installed 2 months ago, and already moulded, with cracks, and some timber decolorated. The decking is in an exposed area, uncovered in our…

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icyweet
May 09, 2024 10:09 am
miteq
miteq
2 May

Cleaning

Cleaning

Yep, efflorescence as mentioned above. You could look to clean it with a "acid" based cleaner and then seal with a penetrating sealer. This may not stop it entirely but…

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miteq
May 02, 2024 10:09 pm
miteq

What type of tile is best for outdoor patios?

What type of tile is best for outdoor patios?

Natural stone tiles like slate, travertine, and limestone add a timeless, elegant look to…

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jacoobjohn01
Mar 05, 2024 8:52 pm
jacoobjohn01

Hi @bashworth This is rather an old post, but is relevant to my scenario. I have a charged line rain water system. We get a bit of soil and water from the neighbours…

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tasneem.lodhi
Feb 09, 2024 10:00 am
Yiannakis50
Yiannakis50
5 February

Decking & Span Table

Decking & Span Table

Hi, Really struggling to find some consistency amongst Span Tables, can anyone help…

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Yiannakis50
Feb 05, 2024 4:09 pm
Mofflepop
Mofflepop
29 January

Dig pool now or later?

Dig pool now or later?

So this topic was created a loooong time ago! (Back when I first met my husband and our son is now 10! Haha) but it is very relevant to me. I know we will…

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Mofflepop
Jan 29, 2024 9:06 pm
Mofflepop
cathie
cathie
5 January

Composite decking choices

Composite decking choices
1, 2

no body mentioned it wasn't rated for FNQ until I contacted Modwood about my issue. If its not rated for FNQ why would it be available for sale here? I said if you…

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cathie
Jan 05, 2024 3:41 pm
supersleuth
supersleuth
22 December 2023

Low Deck Build - Tuff Blocks on pavers

Low Deck Build - Tuff Blocks on pavers

Those span tables can be pushed a little for a low deck if you dont mind a little flex. Last deck I did, I pushed it a little and it was still rock solid - no noticeable…

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supersleuth
Dec 22, 2023 12:58 pm
osumme007
osumme007
29 October 2023

Outdoor Blinds for Pergola

Outdoor Blinds for Pergola

About a year ago, I embarked on a DIY project to construct an outdoor Pergola, which measures approximately 5.2 meters by 4.0…

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osumme007
Oct 29, 2023 8:23 pm
BerlinGarden
BerlinGarden
27 September 2023

Design Puzzle Help

Design Puzzle Help

G'day 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…

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BerlinGarden
Sep 27, 2023 5:46 pm
MarkusjOZ
MarkusjOZ
26 September 2023

Deck joist, bearer and posts

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…

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MarkusjOZ
Sep 26, 2023 8:23 am
MarkusjOZ
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
9 August 2023

Deck subframe options for very low height

Deck subframe options for very low height

This guys other videos are great too. Shame his shtick is bad dad jokes. But one or two during a 10 min video is tolerable. Good communicator

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ponzutwo
Aug 09, 2023 7:51 am
Knav
Knav
4 July 2023

Decking to the Boundary Line (NSW)

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…

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Knav
Jul 04, 2023 8:20 am
building-expert
building-expert
21 June 2023

New Pergola

New Pergola

Is there a building permit? RU in Victoria? What is the value of the building contract?

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building-expert
Jun 21, 2023 1:23 pm
building-expert
rmcconnell
rmcconnell
13 June 2023

Sound Proof Modular Fence recommendations

Sound Proof Modular Fence recommendations

Hi 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…

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rmcconnell
Jun 13, 2023 11:08 am
zillah
zillah
22 May 2023

How to brace a colourbond fence that wobbles

How to brace a colourbond fence that wobbles

Yes i guess this is one of the main reason as i checked one post foundation

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zillah
May 22, 2023 10:19 am
Bao Nguyen
Bao Nguyen
12 April 2023

Outdoor fish tank

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. My…

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Bao Nguyen
Apr 12, 2023 11:50 am
beetleone
beetleone
12 April 2023

Fencing

Fencing

Hi All, 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…

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beetleone
Apr 12, 2023 10:15 am
chippy
chippy
6 April 2023

Firepit - concrete with metal bowl

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…

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chippy
Apr 06, 2023 4:58 pm
chippy
mac888
mac888
15 March 2023

has anyone used walpamur fence paint?

has anyone used walpamur fence paint?

How did you get enough tint into it to get Monument from a white paint?

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mac888
Mar 15, 2023 5:18 pm
NavyLion
NavyLion
21 February 2023

Converting Alfresco to Outdoor Kitchen

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…

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NavyLion
Feb 21, 2023 9:17 am
NavyLion
livo2019
livo2019
10 January 2023

Using roof extenda brackets for pergola

Using roof extenda brackets for pergola

Hi all! 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…

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livo2019
Jan 10, 2023 5:19 pm
alannah
alannah
29 August 2022

Is screeding required before tiling?

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 ?

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alannah
Aug 29, 2022 12:53 pm

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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seb_s
Aug 25, 2022 1:07 pm
Pulse
Pulse
14 August 2022

Building a roof over deck to the boundry

Building a roof over deck to the boundry

Just go to council and ask them. Most have a duty planner available either prop in or by appointment, for that purpose. 5 minutes, free, and no more confusion

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Pulse
Aug 14, 2022 11:03 pm
Bluebell
Bluebell
1 August 2022

Outdoor gas fireplace/pizza oven

Outdoor gas fireplace/pizza oven

OK great, it will be easier to find than I thought. Thanks.

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Bluebell
Aug 01, 2022 2:51 pm
mbarlow69
mbarlow69
27 July 2022

Screening plants

Screening plants

G'day, 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…

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mbarlow69
Jul 27, 2022 12:04 am
LouLou22
LouLou22
1 June 2022

Good Neighbour Fencing

Good Neighbour Fencing

Hi 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…

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LouLou22
Jun 01, 2022 5:05 pm
Althom
Althom
6 May 2022

How would I install an alfresco Rangehood here?

How would I install an alfresco Rangehood here?

Go through the house wall and then up out though the roof. Alternately depending on what the pergola roof is made of the external fans may be able to be mounted on it but…

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Althom
May 06, 2022 9:46 am
Althom
vivhome
vivhome
2 May 2022

Alfresco enclose

Alfresco enclose

got it, Thank you

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vivhome
May 02, 2022 1:52 pm

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…

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AlfredoB
Apr 25, 2022 4:23 pm
cpete
cpete
21 April 2022

Merbau vs spotted gum decking

Merbau vs spotted gum decking

You said black butt lol

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cpete
Apr 21, 2022 1:31 pm
AnAn
AnAn
20 April 2022

Timber Fencing

Timber Fencing

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…

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AnAn
Apr 20, 2022 12:45 pm
AnAn
chippy
chippy
13 April 2022

aggregate concrete

aggregate concrete

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…

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chippy
Apr 13, 2022 10:31 pm
chippy
simonl
simonl
2 March 2022

Condition of backyard on handover?

Condition of backyard on handover?

Hi All 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…

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simonl
Mar 02, 2022 2:05 pm
Noname
Noname
27 January 2022

Stratco roof

Stratco roof

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

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Noname
Jan 27, 2022 6:21 pm

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…

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Thylacene
Jan 21, 2022 4:02 pm
Ajayturi
Ajayturi
14 January 2022

Verandah Building guidlines in Victoria, Australia

Verandah Building guidlines in Victoria, Australia

Hi I live in Shire of Melton Council. I have a verandah built without the permit and council building surveyor says it need to be regulated. One of the problems that was…

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Ajayturi
Jan 14, 2022 1:08 pm
bricklayer88
bricklayer88
5 December 2021

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?

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

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…

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bricklayer88
Dec 05, 2021 8:30 am
Kas83
Kas83
3 November 2021

Deck with flyover roof cost

Deck with flyover roof cost

Did you end up building this? Did it need approvals?

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Kas83
Nov 03, 2021 2:41 pm
HD23
HD23
20 August 2021

EZYDECK - clip together jarrah tiles??

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…

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HD23
Aug 20, 2021 9:44 am

Hi Everyone, 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…

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Parminder
Aug 16, 2021 11:12 pm
Splashers
Splashers
20 July 2021

Geo fabric or plastic weed mat under deck?

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…

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Splashers
Jul 20, 2021 9:05 am
Splashers
Splashers
Splashers
20 July 2021

Cheaper option to choose than pavers?

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…

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Splashers
Jul 20, 2021 8:58 am
Splashers
TOBY54
TOBY54
18 July 2021

PATIO LINING REMOVAL

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…

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TOBY54
Jul 18, 2021 7:52 pm
jackie768
jackie768
3 July 2021

Outdoor lemon coffee table

Outdoor lemon coffee table

Hello Everyone, 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…

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jackie768
Jul 03, 2021 1:34 pm

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