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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 11:44 am
hauteaerick
hauteaerick
11 March 2015

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?

Can u deck over existing concrete slab?
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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 9:32 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 9:57 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 2:34 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 9:40 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 9:46 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 10:25 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 7:32 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 12:21 pm
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 9:44 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 9:11 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 6:13 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 10:47 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 4:17 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 3:50 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 3:43 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 10:21 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 1:57 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 4:26 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 10:18 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 7:33 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 11:46 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 6:35 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 12:51 pm
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 5:57 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 11:03 am
semikoca
semikoca
8 October 2014

Outdoor living survey

Outdoor living survey

Hi, 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…

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semikoca
Oct 08, 2014 9:43 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
8 October 2014

Treated pine barge boards...what to paint them with?

Treated pine barge boards...what to paint them with?

Answered this somewhere else ... but - I used a clear oil - no colour at all - on my treated pine wall and steps. Brought pine out really well. Friends always asked what…

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Saint Mike
Oct 08, 2014 9:17 am
Saint Mike
Althom
Althom
5 October 2014

Built-in BBQ & outdoor room

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…

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Althom
Oct 05, 2014 3:03 pm
Althom
nrh157
nrh157
4 October 2014

Removable/retractable shade sail setup?

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…

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nrh157
Oct 04, 2014 5:41 pm
nrh157
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 October 2014

Deck roofing solutions?

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…

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Stewie D
Oct 04, 2014 1:08 pm

I have to install a tank after the meter with a pressure pump to service the new dwelling (see image) https://www.facebook.com/Vegnoutfarm/ph ... =1&theater I am going…

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ding dong
Sep 28, 2014 9:16 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 September 2014

Frog croaking sending me insane

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.

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SaveH2O
Sep 27, 2014 12:12 am
SaveH2O
missmae
missmae
26 September 2014

Built in pizza oven or something else?

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…

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missmae
Sep 26, 2014 4:44 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 September 2014

termite control options

termite control options

Hi, 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…

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Stewie D
Sep 26, 2014 10:19 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
23 September 2014

termite control

termite control

Hi felant, 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…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 23, 2014 10:48 pm
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deeps
Sep 22, 2014 3:26 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
18 September 2014

Retractable Flyscreens for Alfresco in BAL 12.5 area

Retractable Flyscreens for Alfresco in BAL 12.5 area

Good idea to stop possible ember attack in the case of an approaching fire front. If your home is a new build the BAL rating would need to be complied with by the home…

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Berstan Homes
Sep 18, 2014 3:32 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
18 September 2014

Side Screen help - Cranbourne North

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.

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Berstan Homes
Sep 18, 2014 3:32 pm
Berstan Homes

Any idea about this one?

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comfortablywacky
Sep 17, 2014 11:08 pm
comfortablywacky
iduno
iduno
12 September 2014

outdoor kitchen project

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…

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iduno
Sep 12, 2014 11:30 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
10 September 2014

Which carport suits this house?

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.

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Saint Mike
Sep 10, 2014 8:34 am
Saint Mike
joannek
joannek
5 September 2014

mixed hardwood packages

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…

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joannek
Sep 05, 2014 1:16 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
4 September 2014

Outdoor Screens

Outdoor Screens

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. Indeed a…

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Saint Mike
Sep 04, 2014 8:29 am
Saint Mike
superkn
superkn
3 September 2014

Putting a roof on an existing deck

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…

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superkn
Sep 03, 2014 11:55 am
Peter F
Peter F
2 September 2014

Paving woes

Paving woes

Yeah i do, i was a bit complacent the first time. It won't happen again. Some people have to learn the hard way.

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Peter F
Sep 02, 2014 9:58 am
Ponzu
Ponzu
31 August 2014

Soil issue?

Soil issue?

Read Fu Manchu's sticky on turf. Everything regarding conditioning soil is there

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Ponzu
Aug 31, 2014 8:55 pm
jtuohey85
jtuohey85
29 August 2014

Aussie made garages and barns

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…

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jtuohey85
Aug 29, 2014 6:26 pm


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