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…
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…
Thank you for those links!
Michelle aqualine seem to only be in QLD and NSW. Sadly, us west aussies miss out
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??
Dec 21, 2008 3:41 pm
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…
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…
Jan 03, 2009 2:25 pm
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…
This for a pergola?
Hmmm, think I am starting to wonder if colorbond might be a better way to go.
Jan 10, 2009 11:33 am
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
Mar 06, 2009 8:48 am
Mar 11, 2009 7:15 pm
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…
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…
Wet Deck Pool
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,…
Anyone have chooks?
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.
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…
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…
...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…
I was asking a staff member at mitre 10. Modwood He said, its not good . He saw it in a beer Garden when it was first layed ,it looked good .Then…
Water feature cleaning advice please.
non - iodised salt @ 10PPT might help a bit(pool salt cheap as chips $6/25kg).
For table fish it's food safe (my water feature(s) also feeds us trout & veggies)
Alfresco Area Roof Height
check your build plan, if it is that height on plan then nothing the builder will fix, if it is lower than on plan then the builder should rectify