Another major factor on top of moisture is the fasteners used to install the decking. Using nails is a big no no considering it'll rip it right up. No nail decking is in…
Sealing alfresco tiles??
Yes, they are ceramic, so that explains it! Grout is a dark colour so not too concerned about dirt in the grout. Thanks mgilla!
Fan required in alfresco?
We have a fan on our outdoor area. We had one at the house we just moved out of and we had it on all the time especially on hot days. Guess it just depends on personal…
Shade Sail requirements and….
Got my shade and its absolutely beautiful.
If anyone in the Melbourne Vic need one let me know.
Builder i got was fantastic and VERY reliable,…
Decking height and other considerations
Thanks Adam, that does help... and it sounds like I can do infinity style garden beds 'under' to be less than 1 m from the deck and either balustrade the garden bed or…
Cost of modwood decking?
Ive gotten a few quotes and they range from $237/m2 and $420/m2 laid. Anyone got any idea why this might range so differently when its the same product? If anyone has…
Mar 17, 2015 12:47 pm
What can I do with this space
Thanks for the reply Jenny.
The entrance would more than likely be from the laundry door, it's more of a mens retreat over a proper entertaining area but would likely be…
Which Garden Shed
Hi Mikeann, I know you posted a while ago but I thought I would just add that I got my shed through http://www.cheapsheds.com.au . They make…
The Fielders WaterGate worked REALLY well, thanks
Need Help! cover for side alley
One basic solution might be a shade cloth stretched from the eaves to the fence. This would stop windblown rain so a bike leaning against the wall would stay fairly dry
Has anyone used TREX composite decking??
We've used Trex for our decking at the back of the house. While it is pretty expensive, I would definitely recommend it. We had it installed about 6 months ago and…
New deck around pool. BAL-29
Just looking for peoples recommendations on building a new deck around a salt water swimming pool. We back onto bushland and are rated BAL-29 and it is termite city down…
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,…
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 1:57 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 3:26 pm
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