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I reckon the mobile gardens/screens will be good. They worked well in this…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 29, 2008 10:37 pm
Yak_Chat

Graysonline always sell the Eurogrand bbq, you can pick one up for about $1000-1500. I…

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Snake
Nov 06, 2008 7:24 am
Snake
Southies
Southies
11 November 2008

R-rated outdoor tiling

R-rated outdoor tiling
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I have found quite a few tiles that are indoor, then you have the out door equivalent to…

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Southies
Nov 11, 2008 12:00 pm
Southies
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
23 November 2008

Alfresco Decking - One question

Alfresco Decking - One question

Thanks for that site..very handy. But to tell the truth it looks complicated and I don't think im ready for it yet.....well .....neither is the house :shock: I'll think about…

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Sacha1390
Nov 23, 2008 9:16 pm
Sacha1390
shazburger
shazburger
28 November 2008

GARDEN sHED

GARDEN sHED

zergling how much did it cost for your slab to go down???

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shazburger
Nov 28, 2008 9:45 pm
shazburger
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
2 December 2008

Shading of outdoor areas

Shading of outdoor areas

I got a quote for a 2.8m x 5.8m self-retracting shade unit - $1200 Not sure if this is a reasonable price as I haven't looked at covering the propsoed pergola with…

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stonecutter1309
Dec 02, 2008 3:32 pm
stonecutter1309
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 December 2008

Renting a property with an in-ground pool - Help!!

Renting a property with an in-ground pool - Help!!

I seriously suggest getting a Kreepy Mandatory :D One of these http://www.poolcenter.com/Kreepy_Kauly_Image.jpg

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Yak_Chat
Dec 05, 2008 10:02 pm
Yak_Chat
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
5 December 2008

Exterior Paint - 1940s Weatherboard House

Exterior Paint - 1940s Weatherboard House

Why not try your local paint specialist rather than Wesfarmers supermarket of useless employees

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Dukekamaya
Dec 05, 2008 10:31 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
9 December 2008

Decking around an in-ground Pool

Decking around an in-ground Pool

Google 'Modwood' or 'Monarch' decking

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Dukekamaya
Dec 09, 2008 8:30 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 December 2008

Decking - Timber options?

Decking - Timber options?

Yeah thats what I said,…

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Dukekamaya
Dec 11, 2008 8:36 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 December 2008

outdoor furniture oil?

outdoor furniture oil?

traditional outdoor furniture/decking oils require constant re-application. Oils are evapourated by the sun and also absorb dirt. IMO you would be better off with…

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Dukekamaya
Dec 11, 2008 8:38 pm
Dukekamaya
*MJ*
*MJ*
12 December 2008

Pool resurfacing

Pool resurfacing

Thank you for those links! Michelle aqualine seem to only be in QLD and NSW. Sadly, us west aussies miss out :(

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*MJ*
Dec 12, 2008 2:40 pm
acfish
acfish
18 December 2008

wirerless garden speaker

wirerless garden speaker

I saw wireless speakers from magazine, i'm thinking about putting one in my garden. i've seen few outdoor wireless speakers, i think that was Studioacoustics??

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acfish
Dec 18, 2008 8:15 pm
Colsy
Colsy
21 December 2008

Any Ideas on this outdoor reno?

Any Ideas on this outdoor reno?

You are right Uncle Arfur, thats part of the reason I will take it down.

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Colsy
Dec 21, 2008 2:41 pm
Colsy

cantilever umbrella recommendations

cantilever umbrella recommendations

I purchased a $100-odd outdoor umbrella (for above the spa) from Bunnings a couple of years ago and the cord has broken twice, and I am not going to replace the cord…

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installation inspector
Jan 01, 2009 10:04 pm
installation inspector
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
2 January 2009

Bali Hut

Bali Hut

Yep, gotta agree with kek, that backyard looks great! Ours is slightly deeper at 9m but only 11m wide and is currently full of dirt and builders rubbish so we are…

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enigma_brennan
Jan 02, 2009 11:56 am
enigma_brennan
Mrs B
Mrs B
3 January 2009

Outdoor entertaining space... almost complete!

Outdoor entertaining space... almost complete!

Hi Troy Fantastic makeover! You have certainly created the 'wow' factor in such a short time. I really like the design and easy to maintain. It is so easy to sometimes…

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Mrs B
Jan 03, 2009 1:25 pm
Mrs B
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
8 January 2009

Decking advice for the "young player"

Decking advice for the "young player"

You really don't need to posts/stirrups that close. The smallest size bearer is 90mmx70mm and will span around 1600mm comfortably. Your 90mmx45mm joists will span around…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 08, 2009 6:10 pm
Dukekamaya
Spot
Spot
10 January 2009

This for a pergola?

This for a pergola?

Hmmm, think I am starting to wonder if colorbond might be a better way to go.

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Spot
Jan 10, 2009 10:33 am
cobylee
cobylee
13 January 2009

To Deck or to Pave... lots viewing, not many posting :-(

To Deck or to Pave... lots viewing, not many posting :-(

thanks for the replies and thoughts both on topic and off. we've decided to pave, mainly because of the price of timber at present and also due to our intentions to move…

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cobylee
Jan 13, 2009 1:53 pm
cobylee
cobylee
cobylee
15 January 2009

Reducing Glare from Pavers??

Reducing Glare from Pavers??

I dont think a hotwheels car will fit through the gap, I could be wrong, but the decks ive seen are maybe a $2 coin max. gap? we've just ordered our pavers for a…

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cobylee
Jan 15, 2009 9:33 am
cobylee
jbsj1974
jbsj1974
20 January 2009

outdoor bbq benchtop.

outdoor bbq benchtop.

This one from an older thread looks like tiles (Paula?) It looks excellent https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=6241 I'll also be installing one in our…

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jbsj1974
Jan 20, 2009 9:09 pm
Hels
Hels
21 January 2009

Pergola/Patio recommendations wanted Melb

Pergola/Patio recommendations wanted Melb

We got a better quote from Pergolas R Us for $8000. It's for a timber one with a mix of colorbond and laserlite roofing. Price includes council permit, connection to…

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Hels
Jan 21, 2009 3:08 pm
Hels
fairy blue
fairy blue
22 January 2009

External BBq outlet??

External BBq outlet??

Thanks for that quick reply, sorry about the hijack rowan.

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fairy blue
Jan 22, 2009 1:38 pm
fairy blue
Bam
Bam
24 January 2009

No untidy doormats here! Update: PROJECT COMPLETE!!

No untidy doormats here! Update: PROJECT COMPLETE!!

Looks awesome!!! Mr Kek did a wonderful job - love the intergrated mat!

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Bam
Jan 24, 2009 8:49 am
Bam
suh
suh
8 February 2009

Q Quartz pool interior-anyone used it

Q Quartz pool interior-anyone used it

Has anyone used Q Quartz pool linings? It is actually a render and would love to know what it's like.

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suh
Feb 08, 2009 5:47 pm
suh
wonderland
wonderland
15 February 2009

Deck Plans...

Deck Plans...

If you're planning on using Merbau, I've seen that the price has gone up. They are about $6 per square metre now? Wow, my friend was building his deck about 6 months ago…

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wonderland
Feb 15, 2009 9:38 am
wonderland
tygwyn
tygwyn
18 February 2009

Plans and permits

Plans and permits

I checked with our Council today about whether or not we'd need permission for our deck and I was quite pleasantly surprised. Apparently as long as its not more than 1m…

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tygwyn
Feb 18, 2009 9:43 pm
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davinci
Feb 19, 2009 8:49 am
davinci
erinleigh
erinleigh
19 February 2009

Decking reccomendation?

Decking reccomendation?

Hi everyone, We are looking at getting a deck 5760 x 5260 for our alfresco area for the new home we are building. I'm assuming it will be less then a metre high and…

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erinleigh
Feb 19, 2009 2:25 pm
erinleigh
borg
borg
26 February 2009

Cheaper - Natural Gas or LPG?

Cheaper - Natural Gas or LPG?

Natural gas will be cheaper per mega joule however the additional cost with the installation of a point and the cost to upgrade the jets on the BBQ will be a bit.…

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borg
Feb 26, 2009 12:24 pm
borg
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
3 March 2009

Deck help please :)

Deck help please :)

90x90 in hardwood would be structually fine (provided it has been visually graded for a structual use i.e. F11,F14, F17 unseasoned etc) , it can be a battle to get a…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 03, 2009 9:00 pm
Dukekamaya
Helyn
Helyn
6 March 2009

Alfresco facing the street

Alfresco facing the street

Surely the 900mm fence does not have to go the whole length of the side boundary - that would expose your whole back yard to the street ?? We used to live on a corner…

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Helyn
Mar 06, 2009 7:48 am
Helyn
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
10 March 2009

Merbau decking 140 mm vs 90 mm

Merbau decking 140 mm vs 90 mm

merbau takes around 6 months to bleed all its tannin out. Cabots is a good product if you like using it every 3 months :wink:

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Dukekamaya
Mar 10, 2009 6:45 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 March 2009

Deck quotes coming in too expensive... cheaper alternatives?

Deck quotes coming in too expensive... cheaper alternatives?
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No worries, you need to go look at them yourself. Batu isn't exactly a blonde hardwood, more a honey/brown. Good luck with the decision process :)

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Dukekamaya
Mar 11, 2009 6:03 pm
Dukekamaya
clath
clath
11 March 2009

cost of merbau

cost of merbau
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thanks :) yes hope the prices come down :roll:

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clath
Mar 11, 2009 6:15 pm
clath
PnSdreams
PnSdreams
13 March 2009

Alfresco Deck Question - We really need some help!

Alfresco Deck Question - We really need some help!

The $3500 is just for the timber decking itself! Though, at this stage I don't know what sort of material like treated pine or merbau etc

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PnSdreams
Mar 13, 2009 7:31 pm
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
14 March 2009

Solar Water Fountains

Solar Water Fountains

Thanks DeKa I had seen them advertised and wondered how they would work, but it doesn't sound like they would work that well. I will be having solar electricity for my…

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fitnhealthy
Mar 14, 2009 3:16 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 March 2009

attaching decking to the ceiling

attaching decking to the ceiling

You would glue and nail it to battens/rafters/ceiling joists etc. It would need to be fixed every 600mm maximum

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Dukekamaya
Mar 27, 2009 8:40 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
30 March 2009

Decking maintenance advice

Decking maintenance advice

The best product to use is an Oxalic acid, which is a plant derived natural acid. One of the better ones is Intergrain Reviva, there is also Cabots and Feast Watson…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 30, 2009 6:00 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
7 April 2009

Want a back deck built - should I wait until Winter?

Want a back deck built - should I wait until Winter?

Anywhere between $1.50 per metre to $15 per metre................ you may need to be a bit more specific :wink:

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Dukekamaya
Apr 07, 2009 7:36 pm
Dukekamaya
swanning_it
swanning_it
11 April 2009

Wet Deck Pool

Wet Deck Pool

Hi Guys, We're just about to embark on our pool area, but we're wondering how many have successfully raised the height of their pool? Currently, we have a paver coping,…

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swanning_it
Apr 11, 2009 3:25 pm
swanning_it
Michelle
Michelle
13 April 2009

Anyone have chooks?

Anyone have chooks?

Hi Luke, They have a great chook pen, but they let them out every afternoon. And yes…..somehow they manage to get into my place, but not so much anymore. Luke, 2…

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Michelle
Apr 13, 2009 6:44 pm
Michelle
Pixelated
Pixelated
18 April 2009

Dig pool now or later?

Dig pool now or later?

I have a friend who checked all this out last year. It's easier to put the pool in first and because it is...it's cheaper. Once a house is on site it will cost approx an…

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Pixelated
Apr 18, 2009 8:36 am
Pixelated
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 April 2009

Wood fired oven - built with salvaged materials

Wood fired oven - built with salvaged materials

I'd be buggered if I'd come to yours for a feed. That bloke would taste awful :lol:

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 18, 2009 4:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
kassan1973
kassan1973
19 April 2009

SWIMMING POOL

SWIMMING POOL

Hi all, has anyone used thermacell polystyrene blocks in a concrete pool application or those large grey bricks (sorry have forgotten name ) was wanting to speak with…

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kassan1973
Apr 19, 2009 9:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
19 April 2009

Awesome water feature... anyone know of a cheaper supplier?

Awesome water feature... anyone know of a cheaper supplier?

a great feature but man that would chew the water in the warmer months! A huge surface area which causes a huge amount of evaporation! Then again how often would it be on?…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 19, 2009 10:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
22 April 2009

Decking Query

Decking Query

Found this concrete stump http://www.tekstump.com.au/index.php which might be easier to screw to the bearers. Cheers

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hysterical1144
Apr 22, 2009 10:11 pm
cmooring
cmooring
23 April 2009

OUTDOOR ALFRESCO

OUTDOOR ALFRESCO

...we are just unsure wether to buy a premade stainless steel bbq or have or just buy the bbq top and brick& render the rest in. The bbq…

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cmooring
Apr 23, 2009 11:22 pm
cmooring

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