Done a couple of merbau decks but just love the hardi deck I did, plus accepted the fact not to make it look like timber and used the recommendation to paint it with heavy…
Colorbond fence colours
We have been asked by the neighbours if we want to change the boundary fence. I am ok with this and just want to work out what colour to go. It is currently a Pale…
Waterproof area for BBQ?
You may be right if you stick with the open plan you've got but if you do go with that outdoor kitchen you're going to need to protect it from the weather.
Just after some fencing advice. We are currently building a house, not on a corner block. So it will need to be fenced at the back and two sides.
Sep 23, 2017 11:03 pm
Best wood to use for decking?
Merbau has to be treated correctly otherwise it will leech colour and stain surrounding material. Make sure whoever is installing it does that before hand.
We'll be using…
Thanks PVBuild. I think we'll have to stick with 2.8m patio....my partner isn't willing to sacrifice any more grass for the patio (which he thinks we will never use). The…
Building a ladder stair
I need to build a few ladder type stair cases outdoors. It will be to allow stairs over rocks as well as one set rising approximately 3 .metres. The 3 metre one…
How to remove Bird Pest
*Remove food scraps from around your home
*Install vent covers
*Use perch repellents
*Set up visual repellents
Hope this helps!
Rot is timber’s worst enemy. Check several different areas of the deck for decaying timber:
· Ledger board
· Support posts
Sydney Pergola Recommendations
Can anyone recommend a top Sydney pergola company, preferably one that does insulated pergolas with sun strips? I've done loads of research on different companies and…
Patio roof options
I'm sure this question has been asked many times but I was hoping for some advice on the best material for my patio roof. It is a flat roof west facing and is mounted…
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…
Deck balustrade and roof options
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…
Ideas 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…
Build 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…
Cost effective benchtops
It is not necessary that cost effective benchtops are good in quality also. So, make sure of that.
Dec 08, 2016 9:01 pm
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.
Roof Extenda alternative
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…
Building a pizza oven - bluestone base
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…
Sep 25, 2016 10:58 pm
Stratco Pro-Beam and Decking
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…
Ceiling 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…
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)…
Cost 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…
Front 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…
First 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…
deck and pergola design & install
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…
Aug 13, 2016 2:53 pm
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.
Exterior 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.
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…
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.
Thanks for the advice. My internal tile (light grey) also comes as an outdoor version. Should I change the alfresco tile from charcoal to light grey so it flows or it…
5 year wait..fact or pure fiction??
To StructuralBIMGuy and piscean, thks guys for your feedback. It is definitely not worth the risk and I will defintely go along the path of getting a proper permit done. cheers!
Hi all, first time reader and poster.
We've recently purchased a new home and while we haven't moved in quite yet (settlement is another 50 days or so away) we need to…