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1rocky
1rocky
12 July 2014

Planning to build an outdoor living area?

Planning to build an outdoor living area?

i would consider much more for a pool possible even 30 thousand plus

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1rocky
Jul 12, 2014 7:16 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 July 2014

Patio / Alfresco Cover ?

Patio / Alfresco Cover ?
1, 2, 3

Hi Mike, I wasn't slagging your patio at all. I merely stated that the way it has been built is not how I would have built it. I pride myself on…

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Saint Mike
Jul 12, 2014 8:11 am
Saint Mike
SteveD
SteveD
12 July 2014

Cover ideas for missing roof area

Cover ideas for missing roof area

Are you planning a DIY project? What is your budget? I am able to assist you, just need a little more info...

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SteveD
Jul 12, 2014 7:45 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 June 2014

Transparent Deck

Transparent Deck

Sorry - this just remnded me of that NZ advert on decks ... :) http://youtu.be/iz1p65NZYHw

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Saint Mike
Jun 07, 2014 9:11 am
Saint Mike
mikkyG
mikkyG
5 June 2014

Decking over Concrete

Decking over Concrete

In most cases even securing the deck to the concrete is not required, 30m2 will weigh a few hundred kilos when assembled.

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mikkyG
Jun 05, 2014 7:28 am
UpsizeTime
UpsizeTime
31 May 2014

Alfresco Floor (Modwood Composite Decking) - Question

Alfresco Floor (Modwood Composite Decking) - Question

What did you end up using near the pool? We are thinking what to use and would lov two see pictures. We are thinking of mod wood next to the alfresco and then maybe…

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UpsizeTime
May 31, 2014 12:34 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
30 May 2014

Cleaning and Sealing Liquid Limestone

Cleaning and Sealing Liquid Limestone

I'm sure the installers will tell you what they used?

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Treeseachanger
May 30, 2014 10:27 pm
Pamam
Pamam
22 May 2014

Fence Screening Spacers

Fence Screening Spacers

wondering if anyone can direct me to locate thick spacers for the screening fence I am doing looking to have a 8 or 9mm gap between horizontal slats but struggling to…

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Pamam
May 22, 2014 11:09 am
SteveD
SteveD
11 May 2014

Laserlite 3000??

Laserlite 3000??

Run and Hide... Any brand except Laserlite... Laserlite has a uv protective layer that is sprayed on to the plastic itself, this layer breaks down within 1 - 2 years and…

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SteveD
May 11, 2014 3:16 pm

my son and i have nearly completed our front deck for the portico and are using these http://www.e-u-r-o-tec.de/us/infoseite/ ... table+feet found them at bunnings …

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1rocky
Apr 30, 2014 2:58 am
cherub
cherub
10 April 2014

Horizontal Decking

Horizontal Decking

Your deck timbers may be treated but what you have done is breached any termite barrier for the existing house. levels are to high near existing wall, Recipe for disaster.…

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cherub
Apr 10, 2014 5:22 pm
kid81
kid81
10 April 2014

outdoor kitchen limited space ideas

outdoor kitchen limited space ideas

does your kitchen back into this area? Maybe a servery (accordian) window to combine the areas?

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kid81
Apr 10, 2014 8:58 am
Phoenix7
Phoenix7
7 April 2014

Alfresco Size

Alfresco Size

thanks for the tips.

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Phoenix7
Apr 07, 2014 11:19 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 March 2014

Visitors

Visitors

Not really, we think he lives at our place, but he thinks…

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ECOECO
Mar 04, 2014 5:10 pm
ECOECO
renildnop
renildnop
1 March 2014

Tiling a Pond / Water Feature - Help please

Tiling a Pond / Water Feature - Help please

I am afraid chlorine will gradually damage adhesive , why not put some small fish in it, they will eat all the lava

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renildnop
Mar 01, 2014 10:10 am
melbournevicau
melbournevicau
22 February 2014

cantilever umbrella- anyone have one?

cantilever umbrella- anyone have one?

Planning to buy one too for our backyard but I think it's safe to leave it there even in strong wind as long as you fold the umbrella. I've seen some in Harvey Norman…

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melbournevicau
Feb 22, 2014 9:02 pm
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nellpop
Feb 17, 2014 8:54 pm
jenathome
jenathome
17 February 2014

How to furnish L-shaped veranda?

How to furnish L-shaped veranda?

Hi kilpatr, There are so many outdoor furniture options these days, from budget ones to quite high end. There are also various combinations of chairs and small tables…

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jenathome
Feb 17, 2014 9:15 am
jenathome
geeseman
geeseman
15 February 2014

Decking question

Decking question

You'll just need to oil it more. Extending the deck out makes it look more spacious. Well worth doing.

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geeseman
Feb 15, 2014 10:06 am
geeseman
geeseman
15 February 2014

What to do with Alfresco?

What to do with Alfresco?

If you deck you can extend out past the end of the alfresco. Space for a bbq and steps to the garden. I did this recently. It was a low deck where I used gal steel for…

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geeseman
Feb 15, 2014 10:02 am
Michelle
Michelle
4 February 2014

External balustrade colour

External balustrade colour

Your welcome.... good luck with your build and have fun. :D

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Michelle
Feb 04, 2014 5:21 am
Michelle
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
1 February 2014

Can a broken garden timer be fixed

Can a broken garden timer be fixed

Depends what's wrong with it. But - if its the basic one - cheap - I'd throw it ... :) You can get very good ones - auto start etc - for very little. I've got them - and…

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Saint Mike
Feb 01, 2014 9:44 am
Saint Mike
bpratt
bpratt
29 January 2014

Friendly Gardner Melbourne

Friendly Gardner Melbourne

Find your local respite centre, and they're bound to point you in the right direction for someone suitable for your grandmother.

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bpratt
Jan 29, 2014 8:05 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 January 2014

Concrete uneven advice please

Concrete uneven advice please

Not the worst that I have seen, but pretty 'meh' on the quality. You could be annoying and ask him to rip it up, then redo it as it hasn't…

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Saint Mike
Jan 26, 2014 9:26 am
Saint Mike
B STAR
B STAR
24 January 2014

Poor quality decking work by registered builder...HELP

Poor quality decking work by registered builder...HELP

to lazy to put in a string line, and a bit to happy with countersinking. Also have you look up his registration? Are you sure his has a DB - U and not a DB-M. If he only…

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B STAR
Jan 24, 2014 12:56 pm
RenovationsGalore
RenovationsGalore
20 January 2014

Tell me about your bamboo decking! Please...?

Tell me about your bamboo decking! Please...?

Hi there. I have used the wpc decking and overall very happy with it. Purchased the hollow core material....would recommend you get the solid core. Also make sure the…

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RenovationsGalore
Jan 20, 2014 3:27 am
RenovationsGalore
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 January 2014

Outdoor Decking and Permit Requirements

Outdoor Decking and Permit Requirements

I'd be ringing their info section and ask. Most Councils are good and prefer you asking BEFORE acting ... :)

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Saint Mike
Jan 19, 2014 8:35 am
Saint Mike
butterbing
butterbing
15 January 2014

Outdoor Kitchen Benchtops?

Outdoor Kitchen Benchtops?

Have you tried gumtree?? When I was researching granite pavers I noticed granite benchtops are listed on Gumtree. Example West coast kitchens have large off cuts as cheap…

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butterbing
Jan 15, 2014 9:09 am
butterbing
ding dong
ding dong
14 January 2014

Best Value Shed Pack

Best Value Shed Pack

I am looking at purchasing a flat pack shed to live in while building our home in Tazy. I have been quoted the Ranbuild Skillion…

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ding dong
Jan 14, 2014 7:04 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
5 January 2014

Decking Aproximate

Decking Aproximate

Hello I just built a spreadsheet to do some calculations myself and thought I'd share it It's a google spreadsheet... and you can see it…

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yvonneh
Jan 05, 2014 4:39 pm
freakychick
freakychick
2 January 2014

Fencing - how not to be *that* neighbour..

Fencing - how not to be *that* neighbour..

We did do the quote thing and the fencer chosen was the cheapest and oddly enough, the better quality fencer. I'll need to send my husband out to talk to him, if I talk…

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freakychick
Jan 02, 2014 5:13 pm
freakychick
kexkez
kexkez
31 December 2013

What is the size of you alfresco area?

What is the size of you alfresco area?

I love that longer length but if possible would add another m to that 2.8

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kexkez
Dec 31, 2013 8:00 am
kexkez
lukele
lukele
24 December 2013

Is $500 Per sqm Timber decking over priced?

Is $500 Per sqm Timber decking over priced?

Thank you, all of you. I think they mentioned "merbau timber". I hope I spell it right. What type of wood are you using? If you diy it would…

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lukele
Dec 24, 2013 2:39 pm
Souws
Souws
21 December 2013

Building a sunroom - Completed PICS!!

Building a sunroom - Completed PICS!!
1, 2, 3, 4

Hi Hels, We are thinking to convert our sideyard to a functional sunroom, would you be able to post me some picture on your finished project? Following this thread it…

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Souws
Dec 21, 2013 10:38 am
sandyglenn23
sandyglenn23
16 December 2013

Tiled or Deck for Alfresco

Tiled or Deck for Alfresco
1, 2

You need to come and walk barefoot on MY pavers, Erin. They're like silk underfoot. ::kissed:: ::lol::

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sandyglenn23
Dec 16, 2013 12:50 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
4 December 2013

Pergola/Deck complete - help with next stage......

Pergola/Deck complete - help with next stage......

Hi Jericho and Agape HHCiB, I thought I'd chime on on the idea of cutting off rear access for cars. It does seems to be the modern way of living…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 04, 2013 8:36 pm
off_the_grid
off_the_grid
4 December 2013

Building a large 3D sign

Building a large 3D sign

Thanks mate :) The sign below was made out of marine ply, though I see from others that ply with sealer is adequate. That plus a few trusses on the points that need the…

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off_the_grid
Dec 04, 2013 1:29 pm
off_the_grid
Adam.M
Adam.M
2 December 2013

Wattyl Weathergard Decking Stain

Wattyl Weathergard Decking Stain

Can anyone comment on the Wattyl Weathergard Decking Stain which can be purchased at Masters? I am looking at staining my deck. Seems a great price at $62 for 4 ltrs.

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Adam.M
Dec 02, 2013 3:47 pm
haveduck
haveduck
1 December 2013

Cedar Lining around Alfresco Area - Should I attempt ??

Cedar Lining around Alfresco Area - Should I attempt ??

You can get cedar panelling that allows secret nailing (this is skew nailed inside the joint) try timbeck at bankstown nsw for a quality product.

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haveduck
Dec 01, 2013 5:07 am
haveduck
Jericho
Jericho
29 November 2013

Red Brick Path

Red Brick Path

Bricks are basically thicker-than-usual pavers. Treat them as such. The problem with mortar is that it will crack over time and leave unsightly joins. Use a fine-grain…

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Jericho
Nov 29, 2013 1:07 pm
Jericho
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
15 November 2013

Cost of deck?? What might it be?

Cost of deck?? What might it be?

Also - get a quote for paving (with drain included) - can be similar prices.

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Saint Mike
Nov 15, 2013 7:18 am
Saint Mike
B STAR
B STAR
11 November 2013

Painting a cracked concrete driveway

Painting a cracked concrete driveway

YOu can try using builders bog. I have test an area in my garage and in a year it hasnt changed. However my garage shoudl be more stable than outside paving. The correct…

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B STAR
Nov 11, 2013 7:28 am
Darcy27
Darcy27
29 October 2013

Rendered wall or modular wall?

Rendered wall or modular wall?

We are building on an elevated corner block, so need about 50m of fence along the side and front. There is a limestone retaining wall sloping to about 3m high at the…

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Darcy27
Oct 29, 2013 12:55 pm
Lars
Lars
24 October 2013

Solver Botany Grey or Dulux Light Leather

Solver Botany Grey or Dulux Light Leather

Thanks so much, the botany grey looks great

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Lars
Oct 23, 2013 11:41 pm
robbie55
robbie55
22 October 2013

Screen help / options

Screen help / options

In our old house we were the ones overlooking and its not really comfortable from that side either. Often we'd find that we'd want to sit out on the deck but our…

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robbie55
Oct 22, 2013 11:31 am
robbie55


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