Pergola: Gutter or free fall?
Yes as per above, some acrylic roof sheeting should have a minimum pitch of 5º, other material 3º. You need to be careful what type you choose.
While designing a home, a discerning architect keeps many essential things in mind. In addition to aesthetic appeal, there are practical considerations such as the…
Apr 24, 2016 3:19 pm
Mole crickets in new lawn
Every lawn has some lawn beetles and the amount of damage attributed to them is vastly overstated and just leads to unecessary applications of chemicals.
We are currently about to have our roof finished, and have been thinking about a few options for the yard, and I have 3 questions.
1. If we wanted to build the…
Mar 22, 2016 8:52 am
What fire proof decking to use ?
I've heard people say that synthetic timber tends to be hot underfoot if exposed to the sun.
In order to meet no-gap requirements, I wonder if it's possible to use…
Pooling of water on our new decking
I wonder if i could have some information on my new decking that was finished a few days ago. With the rain we had last night in Sydney the decking has not dried out…
Feb 21, 2016 10:15 am
R-code setbacks - pergola vs patios
Yes you are correct. Patios and pergolas are treated differently.
I think if the roof is impervious, the rules are more strict.
But if you want a definitive response…
I live in Qld and would like to add some sort of shade cloth to the treated pine pergola already attached to the house.
The timber is in pretty good condition, though it…
Cheap jarrah decking boards
Long time reader first time poster. Sorry if this has been posted before, I found some posts on jarrah deck, but not a lot on pricing supply costs.
Bamboo decking from Masters.
I'd give it a miss. 4 bad reviews on the product, a lot seem to mention mould. Granted it looks nice, but I'm guessing its too porous and thats causing issues.
Skillion roof design / rhs spans
The councils Building Department requires certified structural drawings to be submitted
BTW if you want initial comments or assistance it is easier if you…
Novice deck planning
Good to hear you are in "acceptance stage"! Cardboard tubes are only required for sandy situations where there is a risk of the hole collapsing. You have a decent amount…
Jan 10, 2016 8:59 pm
Joist pattern for deck setup
Thanks for the pic. I think that may be the right idea, but as the border planks are like 120 in width i might have to have a gap between the bearers
Outdoor Extension Tables - Melbourne
Has anyone seen an outdoor 4 seater table that extends to 6-8 seater in Melbourne? Ikea has one but I would like something different. Plenty of 6 to 8-12 seaters around.…
Ironbark Decking Sealing
I'm in the process of constructing my decking and I'm about to start laying the ironbark decking, I've chosen to use 86x19mm decking. My question is when should I…
Under House Screening Options
I've bought a house and will be wanting to screen off the under house section to keep the dog from getting under there and rolling around in to the dirt.
Front landscape and Drivepath quote
I think thats a pretty fair price for the driveway and path (assuming its around 6m x 6m plus a path?) so you're probably best going with the…
Is this quote for timber fence a rip off?
Rule 1 - always get 3 quotes.
But - its hard to comment without knowing what the fence is like. It sounds high for a simple wooden fence. Are you only paying half ?
decking ideas - keep spa or remove?
This is my 1st post to the forum, and I must say there is a wealth of knowledge here!
My wife and I have bought a new house and there is an in ground spa…
Bore Rip off!!!
I mean that for supposedly the same pump (using info that was on the invoice) the other pumps were all under what he quoted me.
And the 3 phase and higher horse power…
Shed colour. Please Help
If it is going to be more than just a dumping ground for your outdoor stuff, get a light colour like surfmist or even classic cream.
All the dark colours will turn it in…
Best patio roof by Far.
It looks like an extension of the home and has a ceiling appearance.
You can dress it up with Downlights or with a specific beam and post
Stratco or Shademaster?
Stratco by far.
More comprehensive system, better engineering, better warranty and been in business for 50+ years!
Aluminium posts set in concrete
Most patio builders will put a bag over the end of the posts to insulate the post from direct contact with Aluminium.
The suggestion they have made is perfectly ok but…
Flat/Gable Verandah roofing and guttering
Rear infill options are usually:
- Polycarb sheeting horizontally in Corro
- Twinwall Polycarb
- FC sheeting
The first 2 are the best due to light transmission with the…