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Entilzha
24 April
Alfresco area - as part of build or add on afterwardsAlfresco area - as part of build or add on afterwards

that's the issue, in the end i found i couldn't do a decent area with builder as estate rules means main roof cant be closer than 3 meters from rear fence, All they could…

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Entilzha
Apr 24, 2017 4:44 pm
Satria
24 April
Thinking of not building a alfresco - but doing a veranda inThinking 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
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30 March
Outdoor kitchens - ideas, photos, discussion, considerationsOutdoor kitchens - ideas, photos, discussion, considerations
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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
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Berek
27 March
Composite deckingComposite decking

Had a look at modwood at the home show. yeah nah. Looks too fake for me.

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Berek
Mar 27, 2017 7:52 pm

This is how ours is done:

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Megera
Mar 08, 2017 6:53 am
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lazandjohn
21 February
Freostone UK StormstoneFreostone UK Stormstone

Has anyone used Freostone STormstone pavers? If so, any pics you can show me? Thinking of using it for our porch, verandah and alfresco. thanks

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lazandjohn
Feb 21, 2017 5:34 pm
Leearna
15 February
Deck balustrade and roof optionsDeck 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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Leearna
Feb 15, 2017 1:39 pm
greatwoodworker
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14 February
Idea for a wrap around deck - ¸Wood deckIdea for a wrap around deck - ¸Wood deck

Hello, I built this deck in 2008. Idea for spring project. Steps ---> Comments?

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greatwoodworker
Feb 14, 2017 4:11 am
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David Moffett
6 February
Anyone got a Vergola - a couple of questionsAnyone got a Vergola - a couple of questions
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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
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greatwoodworker
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22 January
Making a chicken brooder in a chicken coopMaking a chicken brooder in a chicken coop

Hello, After hatching chicken, its time to move chicks to brooder. This is my brodder in my coop Steps ---> Coomments?

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greatwoodworker
Jan 22, 2017 4:58 am
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Southies
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5 January
Modwood and HardiedeckModwood 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
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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
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28 December 2016
Ideas for improving look of timber fenceIdeas 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
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Rod Bradley
26 December 2016
Build a PunkawallahBuild 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
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16 December 2016
Firewood Shed Design Idea - My Building PicturesFirewood Shed Design Idea - My Building Pictures

Like the idea of pallets. Yep air circulation is key.

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 12:32 pm
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Turtle1
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16 December 2016
Building an Outdoor BBQ GrillBuilding an Outdoor BBQ Grill

hmm do these look suspiciously like marketing questions??

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 12:28 pm
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Turtle1
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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
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meeks
8 December 2016
Cost effective benchtopsCost 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
27 November 2016
Outdoor Spa Cover Awning pergola ideas/plansOutdoor 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
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24 November 2016
Ornamental pear problemOrnamental 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
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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
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Houseandhorse
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15 November 2016
Composite deckingComposite 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
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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
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

Hello, To move my chickens in my garden, I made this chicken tractor using an old car shelter frame. I know... i'm crazy.... but check out my awesome project. Steps…

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greatwoodworker
Oct 30, 2016 5:45 am
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hazzadate
21 October 2016
Roof Extenda alternativeRoof 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
28 September 2016
Building a pizza oven - bluestone baseBuilding 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

Hello, I got many pictures when I built my gravel path. Meandering design ! Steps --->

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greatwoodworker
Sep 23, 2016 5:59 am
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Bluebull80
20 September 2016
Stratco Pro-Beam and DeckingStratco 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
6 September 2016
Ceiling under PergolaCeiling 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
2 September 2016
Bali HutBali 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
23 August 2016
Cost of ground level deckCost 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
21 August 2016
Front yard landscapingFront 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
20 August 2016
First time oiling Batu deckFirst 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
13 August 2016
deck and pergola design & installdeck 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
8 August 2016
Fencing QuestionFencing 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
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6 August 2016
Deck/pergola roof optionsDeck/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
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NelopeJ88
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5 August 2016
Exterior colour scheme adviceExterior 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
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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
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
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greatwoodworker
Jun 24, 2016 2:20 am
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isaac.stanbury
23 June 2016
Colourbond fencingColourbond 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
9 June 2016
Outdoor Kitchen build - NewcastleOutdoor 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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