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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

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 7:31 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
17 May

Cost of Turf - Building on an acre

Cost of Turf - Building on an acre

Thanks. I had a budget of $10000 So that looks to be close to the mark

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Agent_009
May 17, 2018 6:30 am
Agent_009
garfield
garfield
15 May

Stratco Garage

Stratco Garage

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

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garfield
May 15, 2018 9:30 pm

Hello, I used to have a few pairs of pigeons roosting in my balcony in my previous condo. No matter what you do, including whacking them with brooms or loud noise, they…

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johnted
May 09, 2018 4:55 pm
greggles
greggles
5 April

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 4:59 pm

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 8:33 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 9:15 am
StructuralBIMGuy
saiya78
saiya78
25 March

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 11:07 am
firsthome8
firsthome8
22 February

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 10:01 pm
Jack123
Jack123
14 February

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 8:48 am
msjdw
msjdw
5 February

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 8:26 pm
msjdw
msjdw
5 February

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 8:20 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 11:14 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 December 2017

Pergola Roofing Ideas

Pergola Roofing Ideas

Maybe you can find some of these fit However, you should think about the material really well. You want something sturdy that will withstand everything. Also, I had a…

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SaveH2O
Dec 22, 2017 10:46 pm
SaveH2O
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 1:10 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 2:13 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 8:22 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 10:25 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 26, 2017 11:47 pm
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 12:25 am
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mike16889
Nov 02, 2017 6:05 am
Charley
Charley
1 November 2017

Outdoor kitchens - ideas, photos, discussion, considerations

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

Picking out coloirs this weekend for our outdoor kitchen, just having cabinetry either side of bbq with cabinetry under bbq too and caesarstone bench top. Should all be…

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Charley
Nov 01, 2017 7:45 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
31 October 2017

Deck/pergola roof options

Deck/pergola roof options

Awesome. Lucky duck, those roofs are the best :)

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cat_dunc
Oct 31, 2017 9:02 pm
cat_dunc
building-expert
building-expert
16 October 2017

Deck Roofing Extension

Deck Roofing Extension

Roofed structure will require building permit

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building-expert
Oct 16, 2017 4:50 am
building-expert
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 October 2017

Outdoor floating paving system in Australia?

Outdoor floating paving system in Australia?

It's a great idea. Just wondering how they would fare if a slope was required and there was a corner to work around.

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SaveH2O
Oct 05, 2017 1:01 pm
SaveH2O
lazydays
lazydays
29 September 2017

Modwood and Hardiedeck

Modwood and Hardiedeck

Hardiedeck is completely different family...it's 19mm AC planks with beveled and slotted side for quick and easy fixing with their method. You can easily slot it together…

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lazydays
Sep 29, 2017 10:31 am

Done a couple of merbau decks but just love the hardi deck I did, plus accepted the fact not to make it look like timber and used the recommendation to paint it with heavy…

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lazydays
Sep 29, 2017 7:59 am
cross74
cross74
28 September 2017

Colorbond fence colours

Colorbond fence colours

We have been asked by the neighbours if we want to change the boundary fence. I am ok with this and just want to work out what colour to go. It is currently a Pale…

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cross74
Sep 28, 2017 10:43 am
Althom
Althom
27 September 2017

Waterproof area for BBQ?

Waterproof area for BBQ?

You may be right if you stick with the open plan you've got but if you do go with that outdoor kitchen you're going to need to protect it from the weather. Personally I…

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Althom
Sep 27, 2017 5:38 pm
Althom
RachM
RachM
23 September 2017

Fencing Advice

Fencing Advice

Hi all, Just after some fencing advice. We are currently building a house, not on a corner block. So it will need to be fenced at the back and two sides. We are…

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RachM
Sep 23, 2017 10:03 pm
RachM
Arline G
Arline G
14 September 2017

Student from France looking for answers !

Student from France looking for answers !

As a student in a Master of Arts in International Business at Rennes School of Business in France, I am currently working on a graduating project on how French companies…

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Arline G
Sep 14, 2017 6:59 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
13 September 2017

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

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

Hi all, We're currently building our first home and hope to have something we will be happy with for at least the next 10-20 years. A big part of our design, our build…

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JM1911A1
Sep 13, 2017 1:37 pm
JM1911A1
arrow224
arrow224
8 September 2017

Fencing in Mickleham?

Fencing in Mickleham?

I paid $86 per metre.

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arrow224
Sep 08, 2017 10:16 am
PVBuild
PVBuild
5 September 2017

Best wood to use for decking?

Best wood to use for decking?

Merbau has to be treated correctly otherwise it will leech colour and stain surrounding material. Make sure whoever is installing it does that before hand. We'll be using…

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PVBuild
Sep 05, 2017 9:11 pm
Adelaide Girl
Adelaide Girl
5 September 2017

Patio Size????

Patio Size????

Thanks PVBuild. I think we'll have to stick with 2.8m patio....my partner isn't willing to sacrifice any more grass for the patio (which he thinks we will never use). The…

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Adelaide Girl
Sep 05, 2017 7:35 am
jessquan
jessquan
18 August 2017

Pizza ovens- Brick or stainless steel

Pizza ovens- Brick or stainless steel

Home Fires is Sydney's most established heating shop, they offer some pizza ovens with good prices.…

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jessquan
Aug 18, 2017 4:05 pm
theclaudiabeck
theclaudiabeck
26 July 2017

Composite decking

Composite decking

Composite Decking Facts and Fiction is a relatively new material that has revolutionised and opened up a whole new side of the decking industry. Due to its rapid and…

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theclaudiabeck
Jul 26, 2017 12:40 am
damos75
damos75
23 July 2017

Building a ladder stair

Building a ladder stair

Hi all, I need to build a few ladder type stair cases outdoors. It will be to allow stairs over rocks as well as one set rising approximately 3 .metres. The 3 metre one…

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damos75
Jul 23, 2017 8:16 pm
gfudley
gfudley
10 July 2017

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
KrissM123
KrissM123
12 May 2017

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
jacob.edwards97
jacob.edwards97
2 May 2017

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
eloisehryan1978
eloisehryan1978
1 May 2017

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 2017

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

This is how ours is done:

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

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


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