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skydroid
skydroid
13 August 2015

Decking

Decking

Thought of putting wood decking for my new house's alfresco when it's finished building. Any idea what I will need to do for the base of the alfresco? Do I get the builder…

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skydroid
Aug 13, 2015 7:02 pm
building-expert
building-expert
16 October

Deck Roofing Extension

Deck Roofing Extension

Roofed structure will require building permit

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

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 2:01 pm
SaveH2O
lazydays
lazydays
29 September

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 11:31 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 8:59 am
cross74
cross74
28 September

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 11:43 am
Althom
Althom
27 September

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 6:38 pm
Althom
RachM
RachM
23 September

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 11:03 pm
RachM
Arline G
Arline G
14 September

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 7:59 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
13 September

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 2:37 pm
JM1911A1
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arrow224
Sep 08, 2017 11:16 am
PVBuild
PVBuild
5 September

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 10:11 pm
Adelaide Girl
Adelaide Girl
5 September

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 8:35 am
jessquan
jessquan
18 August

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 5:05 pm

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 1:40 am
damos75
damos75
23 July

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 9:16 pm
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 1:28 pm
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 6:23 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 1:41 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 9:30 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 4:09 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 5:16 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 9:23 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 11:12 am
buildX

This is how ours is done:

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Megera
Mar 08, 2017 7:53 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 6:34 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 2:39 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 5:45 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 2:55 pm
Eclipse
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 6:57 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 1:32 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 3:56 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 1:28 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 12:00 pm
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 9:01 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 3:31 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 2:08 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 10:49 pm
Weve1952
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 8:13 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 7:18 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 5:46 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 12:37 pm
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lp77
Sep 25, 2016 10:58 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 9:03 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 11:23 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 9:55 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 1:16 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 6:52 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 4:43 pm


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