Rear deck cleaning question
Can't really tell what kind of timber that is but yeah best to replace that board as it as begun to rot. You can get deck cleaning products or you can make your own using…
Covering for pergola
Given that it's south facing, you don't have to worry about blocking sunlight into house in winter with anything permanent. We have a north facing pergola and…
Final Touches - Cranbourne Victoria
I am almost done with my build and need some advise on the following:
1. I currently only have ducted heating, can the same ducts be used for cooling ( be it…
Timber Decking - Stain Removal
Hi Adrian, no advice on stain removal but our oiled merbau deck didn't really get dirty, you might find the protective oils / stains are…
new tools new toys
It easier to buy one system, and stick with it as the batteries are interchangeable. I'm using Bosch cordless, including lawn mower (only one that isn't, as it uses 36V,…
Sorry, we have been a bit slack on taking and posting photos, here are a couple that I have on hand, of our Ekodeck in…
Im in the same boat... I was going to do composite decking. . After alot of reasearch I found that modwood is the best from what I can tell but is also the most expensive.…
Nov 30, 2014 12:57 pm
is slab required for decking
You can see the termite line/weep holes ... and they leave a "visual" along the wall side of the decking ... or they should ...
tile subfloor for exterior
I am in the process of building my deck, but i want to step down onto a tiled floor for my bbq.
My question is Do i put 15mm cement sheet on top of my joists for…
Attaching roof posts to existing deck
I've searched everywhere and I can't seem to find a definitive answer on this. I want to build a roof over our deck and I'm wondering the best way to attach the support…
Grass under alfresco - weird?
Sounds ok to me - but constant wear will make it flatten.
I've seen it used at Clubs in this way - and it just needs a clean and rake more often.
Prefab Merbau Screens - Tannin Leach?
you can try and bleed it out before putting them in place.
theres a product by intergrain called reviva,
give them a treatment with this then seal them again.
We've just had someone in to do our landscaping/paving, and while I am happy enough with the quality of their work, the irrigation is a point of contention.
Outdoor living survey
We are a group of Marketing students at the University of Adelaide who are undertaking a research into the Outdoor Living Habit & Attitude. We are a bit struggling to…
Built-in BBQ & outdoor room
Schweigen manufacture rangehoods specifically for alfrescos and above BBQ's. We had one installed in our alfresco. Move about 5* as much air as your conventional kitchen…
Removable/retractable shade sail setup?
We had a removable shade cloth set up in a prev home.
Put in 2 120mm steel posts with a heavy timber beam between them, parralel to the roof & 3 heavy duty eye bolts into…
Deck roofing solutions?
If you do a search on these forums you'll find a few threads on this subject already.
We have shade sails on ours now but when we re-build we will go for a fixed pergola…
Frog croaking sending me insane
Maybe make a small safe wet area that will lure it out of its current hiding spot. It will sense the water.
Might also be best to use rainwater.
Built in pizza oven or something else?
I bought a stainless steel professional series wood fired pizza oven from ilFornino. This oven is really good as per my expectations. I can move around pizza oven and move…
termite control options
What method of termite control do you use? I thought that the chemical barrier might not be as efficient as the termite baiting systems, especially…
I think you may have to do the phoning to find a suitable operator. I'm from Vic., but you should ask how much experience the person who is going to do the…
Sep 22, 2014 2:26 pm
Side Screen help - Cranbourne North
There are many different styles and types of louvers that could be applied to your home. Also have you thought about screening plants example neighbours be gone.
outdoor kitchen project
Cheers for that.
Ordered the blocks so will get the brickwork done and will have a play to see what looks the best for the doors.
Only issue I have is that I don't want…
Sep 12, 2014 10:30 am
Which carport suits this house?
I like the brick idea - makes it look nicer.
Would a "fly-over" style roof work here - attached to house and posts on boundary line - sort of.
mixed hardwood packages
Merbau is a terrible choice environmentally. I've been to PNG and seen the devastation it has caused. It's harvested illegally then sent to China which supply Aussie…
Yeah I looked at entanglements.
The hard thing is doing the artwork.
It took me about 4 hrs to tidy up the artwork for that tree.
Putting a roof on an existing deck
We are wanting to put a roof over an existing timber deck. I was wanting some advice regarding insulated roofing vs single skin. Classic man vs woman debate! one wants…
Yeah i do, i was a bit complacent the first time. It won't happen again. Some people have to learn the hard way.
Read Fu Manchu's sticky on turf. Everything regarding conditioning soil is there
Aug 31, 2014 7:55 pm
Aussie made garages and barns
Hey, I'm wondering if anyone has has a shed or barn of any description built by Aussie made garages and barns? I have got a few quotes off shed builders around Melbourne…
Building deck in Casey Council, VIC
Out of curiosity did you happen to go with concept board 1?
Also regarding the original question, did u end up finding your answer?
We're also starting to look at…
Aug 29, 2014 3:43 pm
Hi guys, I'm new here so I hope this is the right section and that formatting is okay.
My new house has a a set of approx 6 steps leading from the house to the backyard.…
Permit Expert Needed
Yes, yes and yes
The council use a service called intramaps and this shows accurately the block dimensions and whats on it.
It is what it is....
Are the blocks filled with concrete? Are they laid on the concrete base or external footings?
Can you post a pic bit easier to offer advice
Can you change pergola post base covers?
They are probably cast all-in-one pieces of gal. or aluminium. The only way to remove them it to cut them off with tin snips or a grinder. They are there to hide the…