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VJ
VJ
2 January 2008

gas and water provisioning on outdoor area

gas and water provisioning on outdoor area

now what's a good idea for a shade? some ideas: -permanent roof (tiled roof or transparent?) -big umbrella (those on bars and coffee shops) -stretched…

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VJ
Jan 02, 2008 9:14 pm
VJ
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DeeElle
Jan 20, 2008 12:52 am
DeeElle
Keewee Swan
Keewee Swan
31 January 2008

Anyone know a good concrete pool builder in Perth?

Anyone know a good concrete pool builder in Perth?

My SIL has just had a concrete pool built by Five Star Pools. It looks fantastic and there were no problems during the construction of the pool.

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Keewee Swan
Jan 31, 2008 11:57 pm
Michelle
Michelle
6 February 2008

Anyone want to jump in?????

Anyone want to jump in?????

Congratulations!!!! :: Bet you know your alive now! :wink: :lol:

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Michelle
Feb 06, 2008 5:36 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
11 February 2008

Decking and Weep Holes

Decking and Weep Holes
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I think the crown will be better…..shucks!!!!! :cry: :cry: I’ll start looking onto it soon!!!!! :D

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Michelle
Feb 11, 2008 4:23 pm
Michelle
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
14 March 2008

Staining a treated pine deck.....

Staining a treated pine deck.....
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After all that time and money spent staining it, don't waste it by using a cheap decking oil which will last 6 months. Use a a product like Sikkens ( which you can get…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 14, 2008 6:03 pm
Dukekamaya
edy80y
edy80y
16 March 2008

Pergola Wobble

Pergola Wobble
1, 2

Dude - Please - you are helping me. I'd rather do it right the first time (in my case, the second time).

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edy80y
Mar 16, 2008 7:59 pm
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Yak_Chat
Mar 25, 2008 10:28 pm
Yak_Chat

Yes my new place has one here it is, (it has a little fridge in one of the cupboards - not really big enough for much except for a few beers to keep DH happy whilst…

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Paula
Apr 14, 2008 10:04 pm
Paula
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Jazz
Apr 14, 2008 10:38 pm
Paula
Paula
15 April 2008

Side fence options

Side fence options

Trust Matt to think outside the square! Well done :D I think that is a great option.

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Paula
Apr 15, 2008 11:20 am
Paula
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
22 April 2008

finally finished our deck!!

finally finished our deck!!
1, 2

Looks great. My only concern would be the lack of ventilation underneath with the sides closed in so much, especially being so close to the ground.

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Dukekamaya
Apr 22, 2008 7:34 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
29 April 2008

EcoWood, Red Balau and Timber Suppliers

EcoWood, Red Balau and Timber Suppliers

Ecowood is a brand-name for a manufacturer of treated pine. We sell some of their treated pine products at work There are some very 'questionable' statements on their…

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Dukekamaya
Apr 29, 2008 1:55 pm
Dukekamaya
ausso
ausso
10 May 2008

DECKING MATERIAL CHOICES

DECKING MATERIAL CHOICES
1, 2, 3

Have a look at DeckKings website, they have hidden deck fasteners using a biscuit jointer, no nails or scews showing and you can sand the deck later. Finished result…

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ausso
May 10, 2008 10:25 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
18 May 2008

Jackeroo BBQ

Jackeroo BBQ

Try calling Kmart, they used to stock Jackeroo. If not BBq's galore, or some of the bigger camping stores.

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Adrian B
May 18, 2008 9:21 pm
Adrian B
gpierce
gpierce
20 May 2008

Low deck frame suggestion help

Low deck frame suggestion help

You could also lay timber-look ceramic tiles as well. I can't find any good online examples, but I've seen some really nice ones in tile display stores. Or you could…

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gpierce
May 20, 2008 11:11 am
Amber
Amber
22 May 2008

Patio/balcony lighting & Screening plants/bamboo

Patio/balcony lighting & Screening plants/bamboo

we are putting some bamboo screens up in the back patio area. i've been looking around and there are quite a few different styles of bamboo screen, but for a 2.1m wide…

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Amber
May 22, 2008 8:49 am
Amber
wonderland
wonderland
26 May 2008

Vanderlay's holiday project!! (so far)....

Vanderlay's holiday project!! (so far)....
1, 2, 3

Sorry to bring this thread up again, but i just wanted to ask Luke or Vanderlay a question. With regards to the 300mm distance of the first bearer to the house, are we…

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wonderland
May 27, 2008 12:03 am
wonderland
grace_slick
grace_slick
9 June 2008

Wooden paling fences for balcony privacy

Wooden paling fences for balcony privacy

Thank you so much! All three are exactly what I meant in terms of the wood style I want. The first is good, the last is good. The second is definitely too claustrophic.…

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grace_slick
Jun 09, 2008 7:48 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
10 June 2008

Balcony Furniture

Balcony Furniture

I've seen some nice cane/wicker lounging chairs...they're quite long and have an ottoman (however you spell it) as a separate piece. Some come with standard cream…

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grace_slick
Jun 10, 2008 4:46 pm
grace_slick
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
15 June 2008

Deck/Pergola/Balcony extravaganza!

Deck/Pergola/Balcony extravaganza!

Spotted gum is generally all from plantation hardwood

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Dukekamaya
Jun 15, 2008 1:11 pm
Dukekamaya
Newbies
Newbies
1 July 2008

outdoor pizza oven

outdoor pizza oven

yum yum pizza oven...must put this on the list of "things i want, but fiancee wont give me, but i'm going to have it anyway" right under "turn spare bedroom into walk…

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Newbies
Jul 01, 2008 2:50 pm
Newbies
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
10 July 2008

erecting a screen

erecting a screen

The posts will need to be concreted in to the ground or the fence will fall over - 1800mm above ground, 600mm in ground Most councils require approval for front fences…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 10, 2008 7:09 pm
Dukekamaya
Michelle
Michelle
18 July 2008

Calling all creative minds - help with screen

Calling all creative minds - help with screen

I put a link up to website for some out door sculptures, but I can’t find it now. :? Go to a nursery and just buy a cement wall hanger. If your leaving it behind no…

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Michelle
Jul 18, 2008 9:58 pm
Michelle
claego
claego
24 July 2008

Any DIY Outdoor Lighting?

Any DIY Outdoor Lighting?

Great, thanks, will go and have a look this weekend

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claego
Jul 24, 2008 8:23 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
7 August 2008

Need a new Lawn Mower?

Need a new Lawn Mower?
1, 2

Where are they made Neri?

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Adrian B
Aug 07, 2008 12:24 pm
Adrian B
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
7 August 2008

Outdoor Building

Outdoor Building

Check with your local council, most don't require permission for 1 'shed' up to 12 sq. metres and not higher than 2.4m.

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Dukekamaya
Aug 07, 2008 8:34 pm
Dukekamaya
davinci
davinci
8 August 2008

Our deck problem....

Our deck problem....

if you build a deck you generally need a permit, to get a permit you need engineered drawings if the enginered drawings call for ant caps then yes you do have to have…

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davinci
Aug 08, 2008 8:05 pm
davinci
Sharee
Sharee
15 August 2008

Outdoor setting??

Outdoor setting??

Thanks Jo - I actually thought bench seats would be ideal, I might give ebay a go (if not an outdoor setting I'm sure I'll find something!) :)

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Sharee
Aug 15, 2008 11:13 pm
Sharee
grace_slick
grace_slick
20 August 2008

Freedom Furniture hammock from balcony roof?

Freedom Furniture hammock from balcony roof?

Oh my god, don't mind me! My brain periodically falls out, that's all! Um...let me see...nope. Dammit. There's one pic of the patio area but it doesn't show the…

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grace_slick
Aug 20, 2008 8:56 pm
grace_slick
commodorenut
commodorenut
24 August 2008

Excess decking timber - short lengths - any ideas?????

Excess decking timber - short lengths - any ideas?????

Build planter boxes for the deck & line the outside with vertically laid offcuts of Jarrah. Same arrangement for a box with a padded vynil top - something to chuck…

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commodorenut
Aug 24, 2008 7:11 pm
commodorenut
Paula
Paula
27 August 2008

Château TDL: The Cubby Chapter....Query on Grooved Decking

Château TDL: The Cubby Chapter....Query on Grooved Decking

:lol: :lol: :lol: Maybe you need to strap that goiter up before you get on that machine - cant have any loose bit dangling :wink:

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Paula
Aug 27, 2008 9:24 am
Paula
Toshie
Toshie
27 August 2008

Fold-Out Balcony Table

Fold-Out Balcony Table

Hello, does anyone know where to get a fold-ot table that clips on to your balcony in Australia? I am looking for something similar to this.…

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Toshie
Aug 27, 2008 1:03 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
27 August 2008

Anyone used the decking system from Freedom

Anyone used the decking system from Freedom

Toshie, I worked for them in a previous life and I have to say the decking tiles are quite good. I layed them and they were easy to use and re-use....we would often lay…

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gweluphome
Aug 27, 2008 2:02 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
29 August 2008

Blackbutt Decking?

Blackbutt Decking?

Blackbutt is readily available as decking in both 65x19 and 86x19 sizes. Wide boards are also available. It is a durability 2 hardwood (fine for outdoor use) and also…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 29, 2008 11:49 pm
Dukekamaya
Adrian B
Adrian B
3 September 2008

Tiles OR Pavers for the Alfresco!!

Tiles OR Pavers for the Alfresco!!

Anthony welcome to the madhouse of Homeone. Tiles v pavers v decking..... Tough one but a few suggestions. Lookat the total price, inlcuding labour and materials,…

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Adrian B
Sep 03, 2008 8:34 am
Adrian B

Ok. Here's a couple of pics of my sad old deck in need of TLC and a couple of close ups of these staples that I was referring to. As you can see it has gone silver but…

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_kelly_
Sep 08, 2008 8:38 am
_kelly_
mattwalker
mattwalker
8 September 2008

Outdoor heating...

Outdoor heating...

Anthony, I just got one for myself!! At the moment they can be…

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mattwalker
Sep 08, 2008 4:41 pm
mattwalker
davinci
davinci
8 September 2008

Getting paint stains out of decking

Getting paint stains out of decking

use oxcylic acid or commonly called deck clean and follow directions to the letter

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davinci
Sep 08, 2008 7:16 pm
davinci
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
20 September 2008

Place to buy pave sand and pebbles

Place to buy pave sand and pebbles

Thanks a million Adrian! That's exact what I am after.

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tomking.chen
Sep 20, 2008 10:32 pm
tomking.chen
Tich
Tich
27 September 2008

swing vs sliding front gates (remote)

swing vs sliding front gates (remote)

If you're in a dusty area, ie dirt roads or just generally dusty area check to see that the casing is well sealed. We've heard comments about some of the 'cheaper' DIY…

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Tich
Sep 27, 2008 11:13 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 September 2008

Small Timber Deck - Advice Please!

Small Timber Deck - Advice Please!

You could speedbore a few holes in the timber but being such a small deck I don't imagine it would cause any problems. You could replace one or two bricks at either end…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 28, 2008 9:00 pm
Dukekamaya
Tolstoy
Tolstoy
29 September 2008

Alfresco - Concrete Slab or Strip Footing?

Alfresco - Concrete Slab or Strip Footing?

Thanks for the feedback. Have spoken to the builder and they will only provide a flat level slab to Alfresco, it is up to me to ensure water able to run off. Based on this…

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Tolstoy
Sep 29, 2008 4:36 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 September 2008

Rough idea on cost to open up this small verandah?

Rough idea on cost to open up this small verandah?

If you're a bit reluctant, grab the local paper (suburb area paper not state) and ring a few handymen/builders and ask for a quote. That might then inspire hubby to…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 01, 2008 12:20 am
Yak_Chat
zaff
zaff
5 October 2008

Where to get this bbq

Where to get this bbq

Perfect... thanks for that mate

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zaff
Oct 05, 2008 10:10 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
7 October 2008

Composite vs Natural Decking

Composite vs Natural Decking

To compare them fairly you need to include the cost of coating the timber deck as well as the timber itself - that is the variable. 90mmx19mm merbau is around $43 / sq.…

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Dukekamaya
Oct 07, 2008 7:48 pm
Dukekamaya

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