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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 8:43 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 8:17 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 2:03 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 4:41 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 12:08 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 8:16 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 26, 2014 11:12 pm
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 3:44 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 9:19 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 9:48 pm
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deeps
Sep 22, 2014 2:26 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 2:32 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 2:32 pm
Berstan Homes

Any idea about this one?

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comfortablywacky
Sep 17, 2014 10:08 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 10:30 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 7:34 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 12:16 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 7:29 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 10:55 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 8:58 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 7:55 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 5:26 pm
PEARZ
PEARZ
29 August 2014

Building deck in Casey Council, VIC

Building deck in Casey Council, VIC

Out of curiosity did you happen to go with concept board 1? Also regarding the original question, did u end up finding your answer? We're also starting to look at…

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PEARZ
Aug 29, 2014 3:43 pm
PEARZ

Hi guys, I'm new here so I hope this is the right section and that formatting is okay. My new house has a a set of approx 6 steps leading from the house to the backyard.…

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ashlore
Aug 22, 2014 4:54 pm
SteveD
SteveD
14 August 2014

Permit Expert Needed

Permit Expert Needed

Yes, yes and yes The council use a service called intramaps and this shows accurately the block dimensions and whats on it. It is what it is....

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SteveD
Aug 14, 2014 9:30 pm
cherub
cherub
3 August 2014

Water Feature

Water Feature

Are the blocks filled with concrete? Are they laid on the concrete base or external footings? Can you post a pic bit easier to offer advice

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cherub
Aug 03, 2014 9:24 am
lila rose
lila rose
2 August 2014

Concrete Paving or slab as my alfresco?

Concrete Paving or slab as my alfresco?

Thank you all the responses were really helpful :) we have integrated it into the slab.

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lila rose
Aug 02, 2014 8:49 pm
lila rose
suspct
suspct
29 July 2014

How Do I Organise Fencing With Neighbours on a New Build?

How Do I Organise Fencing With Neighbours on a New Build?

I had 4 neighbours to deal with who wanted 4 different types of fences... if i was to do it over i would buy a block with no neighbours, or i would build and pay for my…

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suspct
Jul 29, 2014 11:50 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 July 2014

Can you change pergola post base covers?

Can you change pergola post base covers?

They are probably cast all-in-one pieces of gal. or aluminium. The only way to remove them it to cut them off with tin snips or a grinder. They are there to hide the…

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Stewie D
Jul 16, 2014 8:26 am
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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