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Josie26
Josie26
15 June 2015

Help with dark colours for weatherboard and colorbond house

Help with dark colours for weatherboard and colorbond house

Hi, I'm a bit nervous about picking colours for our house. I tend to prefer light colours, but as we have a fair bit of coal dust around, I'm going for darker colours to…

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Josie26
Jun 15, 2015 9:29 pm
swarmski
swarmski
5 June 2015

Anyone used Britedeck for their composite?

Anyone used Britedeck for their composite?

Has anyone on here used BriteDeck for their decking project? Their prices and product looks good, just wanting to hear some feedback on people who have installed…

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swarmski
Jun 05, 2015 10:46 am

Building a Brick Wood fired pizza oven takes a lot of time. In case if you are moving to another place then it will be really difficult for you to move brick WFPO. So I…

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Boesman
Jun 03, 2015 1:02 pm
Boesman
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 May 2015

NEW DECK

NEW DECK

We used what they call "clear" oil. I felt it did a good job and didn't slowly change the colour. It really brought the wood "out" - even pine. People often asked what…

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Saint Mike
May 20, 2015 8:16 am
Saint Mike
goody59
goody59
19 May 2015

Fencing potential dispute

Fencing potential dispute

Tell him you will go halves in a compliant fence but not halves in a noncompliant fence that may be ordered to be demolished.

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goody59
May 19, 2015 1:30 pm
goody59
alexvale
alexvale
17 May 2015

Sydney Pool Builders - Recommendations?

Sydney Pool Builders - Recommendations?

Hi all, We are completing a knock down rebuild in killarney heights nsw 2087 and looking to put in a concrete fully tiled pool Can anyone recommend local pool builders…

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alexvale
May 17, 2015 1:05 pm
cheapblinds
cheapblinds
12 May 2015

Retractable Roof Systems

Retractable Roof Systems

If you looking to cover an outdoor area but still require the sunlight to provide lighting I would highly recommend Retractable Roof Systems or Pergolas.....they are…

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cheapblinds
May 12, 2015 8:10 am
cheapblinds
davinci
davinci
11 May 2015

Rendering cost of courtyard walls

Rendering cost of courtyard walls

in Melb the av. sq rate is $45-$60 a sq

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davinci
May 11, 2015 10:33 am
davinci
timidwolf
timidwolf
10 May 2015

How many spigots are required to support a frameless panel

How many spigots are required to support a frameless panel

Hi all, I'm DIY a fully frameless glass pool fence. I have a question about the # of spigots for each panel. Usually it's 2. But I'm not sure if it's related to the size…

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timidwolf
May 10, 2015 10:51 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 May 2015

Patio - Glass panels

Patio - Glass panels

First rule is that you will need to get body corporate permission if you want to change anything on the outside of a unit - no ifs, buts or maybes. Secondly, I doubt any…

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Stewie D
May 06, 2015 2:20 pm
homesaw
homesaw
29 April 2015

Surface Water Drainage/Mould Inside Brickwork Subfloor HELP!

Surface Water Drainage/Mould Inside Brickwork Subfloor HELP!

My apologies for not getting back to you sooner, as I hadn't received any emails saying that someone had replied to my post. All fixed now!!! Thanks again for the great…

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homesaw
Apr 29, 2015 12:47 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
14 April 2015

Attaching pergola to steel framed house?

Attaching pergola to steel framed house?

Usually you would aim to fix the top of your pergola/verandah roof to the fascia. To be more exact, the rafters the end at the fascia. These are then connected with a…

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Adam.M
Apr 14, 2015 3:30 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
14 April 2015

Deck Cupping

Deck Cupping

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…

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Adam.M
Apr 14, 2015 3:26 pm
dalemengel
dalemengel
8 April 2015

Sealing alfresco tiles??

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!

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dalemengel
Apr 08, 2015 9:03 pm
Shanniidc
Shanniidc
8 April 2015

Fan required in alfresco?

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…

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Shanniidc
Apr 08, 2015 8:02 pm
Merry-B
Merry-B
8 April 2015

Shade Sail requirements and….

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,…

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Merry-B
Apr 08, 2015 2:29 pm
BlackVinyl
BlackVinyl
6 April 2015

Pergola/Verandah information - Melbourne VIC

Pergola/Verandah information - Melbourne VIC

Thanks TashPaul, I appreciate the input. You can send some pics if you like. I will PM my email address. Although, we have decided to go all steel/colorbond. We won't be…

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BlackVinyl
Apr 06, 2015 10:09 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
24 March 2015

Decking height and other considerations

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…

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yvonneh
Mar 24, 2015 10:20 am
auds
auds
17 March 2015

Cost of modwood decking?

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…

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auds
Mar 17, 2015 11:47 am
kron
kron
17 March 2015

What can I do with this space

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…

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kron
Mar 17, 2015 3:22 am
cyclosarin
cyclosarin
15 March 2015

Alfresco orientation - north or west facing?

Alfresco orientation - north or west facing?

AS far from the sun as possible. I grew up in a house with a west facing backyard, and it made summer barbeques murder. No one wanted to be outside.

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cyclosarin
Mar 15, 2015 9:43 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
14 March 2015

Which Garden Shed

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…

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Victoria_g06
Mar 14, 2015 6:49 am
Victoria_g06
robbie_p
robbie_p
11 March 2015

Gutter guard

Gutter guard

The Fielders WaterGate worked REALLY well, thanks :)

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robbie_p
Mar 11, 2015 10:44 am
hauteaerick
hauteaerick
11 March 2015

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?
1, 2

Thanks Robbie and Plucka. That Klevaklip looks like a solution - clever! Hope Bunnings or Masters have them.

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hauteaerick
Mar 11, 2015 8:32 am
bashworth
bashworth
2 March 2015

Need Help! cover for side alley

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

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bashworth
Mar 02, 2015 8:57 pm
bashworth
melcur
melcur
16 February 2015

Plant help: Pig face plant has gone all woody

Plant help: Pig face plant has gone all woody

Also do you think the leaves will grow back or should I just cut all the green bits off once I control the mealy bugs issue? and replant again?

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melcur
Feb 16, 2015 1:34 pm
joea
joea
15 February 2015

What is best for decking? Treated pine or spotted gum?

What is best for decking? Treated pine or spotted gum?

Will add spotted gum to the top of my list when I build our deck on the alfresco :)

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joea
Feb 15, 2015 8:40 am
joea
VivianN
VivianN
13 February 2015

Has anyone used TREX composite decking??

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…

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VivianN
Feb 13, 2015 8:46 am
Buildersbob
Buildersbob
10 February 2015

New deck around pool. BAL-29

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…

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Buildersbob
Feb 10, 2015 9:25 pm
hotchoc
hotchoc
3 February 2015

Planter boxes - do they need to be waterproofed?

Planter boxes - do they need to be waterproofed?

Hi, I've been told that i will need to waterproof my parapet wall at my garage. The parapet wall will be located at the boundry line with the neighbour. Do you know what…

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hotchoc
Feb 03, 2015 6:32 pm
plucka
plucka
28 January 2015

Rear deck cleaning question

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…

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plucka
Jan 28, 2015 11:21 am
1rocky
1rocky
27 January 2015

Adjustable plastic pedestals in subfloor decking

Adjustable plastic pedestals in subfloor decking

thanks plucka it is really solid no movement been down nearly a year and still good

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1rocky
Jan 27, 2015 8:44 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
19 January 2015

Covering for pergola

Covering for pergola

Hi there 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…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 19, 2015 8:11 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 December 2014

Outdoor furniture stores Melbourne?

Outdoor furniture stores Melbourne?

Yes ... but the comment is still relevant ... :) I see so much crap in these places - the wood I…

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Saint Mike
Dec 28, 2014 5:13 pm
Saint Mike
sheffieldhunter
sheffieldhunter
20 December 2014

What finish is best for the alfresco area if not tiling?????

What finish is best for the alfresco area if not tiling?????

Thanks for the info, Eden Brae home will be doing with the slab so in the next 4-5 months. Thanks again hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

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sheffieldhunter
Dec 20, 2014 9:47 am
sheffieldhunter
matt1197
matt1197
9 December 2014

Final Touches - Cranbourne Victoria

Final Touches - Cranbourne Victoria

Hi Guys...!! 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…

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matt1197
Dec 09, 2014 3:17 pm
Adrian008
Adrian008
8 December 2014

Timber Decking - Stain Removal

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…

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Adrian008
Dec 08, 2014 2:50 pm
becjarrettdalton
becjarrettdalton
8 December 2014

Exposed Aggregate or Liquid Limestone for Alfresco, BBQ area

Exposed Aggregate or Liquid Limestone for Alfresco, BBQ area

Had sandstone flooring, looked amazing, attracted dirt and stains like a magnet & was a nightmare to clean. Love natural stones but they're hard work. Go stone if you're…

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becjarrettdalton
Dec 08, 2014 2:43 pm
becjarrettdalton
PHL
PHL
4 December 2014

new tools new toys

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,…

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PHL
Dec 04, 2014 9:21 pm
PetaJ
PetaJ
30 November 2014

Synthetic decking

Synthetic decking

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.…

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PetaJ
Nov 30, 2014 12:57 pm
PetaJ
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
27 November 2014

is slab required for decking

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 ... :)

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Saint Mike
Nov 27, 2014 3:26 pm
Saint Mike
pseretis01
pseretis01
27 November 2014

tile subfloor for exterior

tile subfloor for exterior

Hey guys, 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…

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pseretis01
Nov 27, 2014 9:18 am
sphell
sphell
27 November 2014

Attaching roof posts to existing deck

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…

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sphell
Nov 27, 2014 6:33 am
trayracer
trayracer
22 November 2014

Digging a hole in tree stump?

Digging a hole in tree stump?

+1 to SaveH2O's suggestion- hire a stump grinder (call an arborist).

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trayracer
Nov 22, 2014 10:46 pm
Kas
Kas
7 November 2014

Perth Alfresco - any recommendations for a contractor?

Perth Alfresco - any recommendations for a contractor?

Hi, We've just bought a house in Perth and it needs a reno. We're new to Perth and have no idea where to go! Can anyone give any recommendations for getting a new deck…

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Kas
Nov 07, 2014 5:35 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 November 2014

Grass under alfresco - weird?

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.

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Saint Mike
Nov 02, 2014 11:51 am
Saint Mike
mgilla
mgilla
31 October 2014

Prefab Merbau Screens - Tannin Leach?

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. its also…

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mgilla
Oct 31, 2014 4:57 pm
CluelessOne
CluelessOne
31 October 2014

Irrigation questions

Irrigation questions

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. In their…

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CluelessOne
Oct 31, 2014 10:03 am

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