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brisguy
brisguy
2 May 2007

Patio and concreting??

Patio and concreting??

Hey all, We're in Brisbane and we're looking for someone to build a concreted patio out the back of our house, obviously attached to the house. We've had a quote for…

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brisguy
May 02, 2007 8:12 pm
DeKa
DeKa
31 May 2007

Slime in wine barrels used as water features

Slime in wine barrels used as water features

works exceptionally well with slime in waterfeatures.…

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DeKa
May 31, 2007 11:44 am
DeKa
DeKa
DeKa
12 June 2007

Ideas/Links on DIY water features

Ideas/Links on DIY water features

Rock Around The Block has even better prices and flat rate freight (either $6.95 or $9.95 Australia-wide. ;)

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DeKa
Jun 12, 2007 9:57 pm
DeKa
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 June 2007

Any ideas on a rough $/m2 for decking

Any ideas on a rough $/m2 for decking

hard to quote a price without the size , spans and height etc. If you give me some details I can quote it for you. Do you have any preference of decking species or material??

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Dukekamaya
Jun 12, 2007 10:01 pm
Dukekamaya
penjay
penjay
11 July 2007

Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor Furniture

Hi, We are upgrading our current dining setting and I'm wondering whether our old pine setting will be suitable for the alfresco area or whether it will warp or…

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penjay
Jul 11, 2007 6:11 pm
penjay
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
15 October 2007

Building a fence out of hardwood

Building a fence out of hardwood

CCA shouldn't need anything. Thats why the go to all the trouble of doing it. I've had farms and the CCA posts last years. I saw another post here (no pun intended) :D

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Yak_Chat
Oct 15, 2007 7:38 pm
Yak_Chat
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 October 2007

BBQ retailers? Alternatives to the common ones?

BBQ retailers? Alternatives to the common ones?

Agreed! It is very hard to find a BBQ that is actually of a good quaility. It is as if you are charged by the amount of work involved in putting them together not what…

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 17, 2007 10:41 am
The Garden Whisperer
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
17 October 2007

Garden Shed Light

Garden Shed Light

Yeh but i'm sure if you need to go out there after dark, the battery would be able to hold the charge for a decent period of time like all solar appliances. Homegal,…

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PhoenixStar
Oct 17, 2007 1:26 pm
PhoenixStar
arkraider
arkraider
22 October 2007

Retractable half umbrella mounted on pole?

Retractable half umbrella mounted on pole?

Have you thought about these sort of retractable awnings? We have one on the end of our pergola area for additional shade.. :) . Works great, but not too well in high winds,…

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arkraider
Oct 22, 2007 9:12 pm
arkraider
Rodda
Rodda
23 October 2007

My Outdoor Bar - DONE!

My Outdoor Bar - DONE!

Hi Mike. Thanks. The software I use is called 3D Studio Max. It's a full-blown 3D modelling and animation package. It's just something I've used for years - I know…

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Rodda
Oct 23, 2007 2:15 pm
Rodda
Michelle
Michelle
25 October 2007

Turned my Pergola into a fully enclosed outdoor area

Turned my Pergola into a fully enclosed outdoor area

Instillation Christmas Eave…….Sunday??? :shock: :shock: What’s going on over your way? That’s great!!!! Must be your smooth persona….. 8) Guess I’ll have to source…

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Michelle
Oct 25, 2007 10:45 am
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
11 November 2007

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS?

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS?

I think it’s crazy to have different states on different times. Just what bda20 has said…..right stuff up! I think 1 in…..all in, or we just don’t do it.

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Michelle
Nov 11, 2007 2:57 pm
Michelle
mattwalker
mattwalker
21 November 2007

To Bar or not to Bar

To Bar or not to Bar

Ash, No problems mate! :twisted:

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mattwalker
Nov 21, 2007 10:02 am
mattwalker
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
24 November 2007

GREYWATER TREATMENT

GREYWATER TREATMENT

Hi Michelle I wish the governments would step in and provide better subsidies for these systems. The better systems like this one procude class A water which is good…

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uncle_ant
Nov 24, 2007 8:04 am
uncle_ant
Michelle
Michelle
30 November 2007

GARDEN WALL ART!

GARDEN WALL ART!

I didn’t get a price list sent just the info. You could email him and ask.

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Michelle
Nov 30, 2007 8:23 pm
Michelle
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Adrian B
Dec 10, 2007 7:34 am
Adrian B
pasey25
pasey25
11 December 2007

Timber - Eastern Subs Melb

Timber - Eastern Subs Melb

Rob Cousens promote the largest indoor display of timber flooring in Melbourne. Haven't been there but they advertise on the radio a…

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pasey25
Dec 11, 2007 7:12 pm
pasey25
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 8:14 pm
VJ
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DeeElle
Jan 19, 2008 11:52 pm
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 10:57 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 4:36 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 3:23 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 5:03 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 6:59 pm
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Yak_Chat
Mar 25, 2008 9:28 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 9:04 pm
Paula
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Jazz
Apr 14, 2008 9:38 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 10:20 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 6:34 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 12:55 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 9:25 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 8:21 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 10:11 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 7:49 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 26, 2008 11:03 pm
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 6:48 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 3:46 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 12:11 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 1:50 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 6:09 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 8:58 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 7:23 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 11:24 am
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 7:34 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 7:05 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 10:13 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 7:56 pm
grace_slick


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