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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
CC101
CC101
21 October 2013

Front fence ideas

Front fence ideas

brickwork or blocks with inserts look good as well.

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CC101
Oct 21, 2013 8:59 pm
PHL
PHL
20 October 2013

Decking

Decking

If you want timber, but don't want maintenance, something like ModWood might work; not sure of longevity though. If you want tiles, and there is a distance from the…

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PHL
Oct 20, 2013 9:47 pm
Qqueen
Qqueen
11 October 2013

Paving or Decking

Paving or Decking

Consider decking because they are more durable, look amazing and it has lower maintenance costs. Paving can be cheaper but in the long term, it may not be the most…

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Qqueen
Oct 11, 2013 9:46 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
8 October 2013

Yet another Decking Question (sorry I am a noob at all this)

Yet another Decking Question (sorry I am a noob at all this)

Could you fill under and lay cement ? Then lay tiles or something else on top. You'd need a wall around the fill. Often this is no dearer than wooden decks.

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Saint Mike
Oct 08, 2013 9:57 am
Saint Mike
Jason-Vic
Jason-Vic
29 September 2013

Need a pergola soon

Need a pergola soon

Hi, . And I went to local Stratco store and got a quotation for a DIY kit and it was $7000 for 45sqms. I'm not sure whether I can do it by…

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Jason-Vic
Sep 29, 2013 3:50 pm
fekish
fekish
27 September 2013

Outdoor sink + barbecue - anyone got suggestions?

Outdoor sink + barbecue - anyone got suggestions?

nice! we are still in thought on what to do.. definitely we are having also the provisions! but we are still thinking: shall we do it later - now - mmmmm...

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fekish
Sep 27, 2013 7:05 pm
fekish
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
16 September 2013

Advice on Laserlite damage and replacement

Advice on Laserlite damage and replacement

Hi fozrunner Try Ampelite. http://www.ampelite.com.au/domestic.htm I'm in Brisbane and can refer you to a plumber if you need one. Matt Cornell www.cornellengineers.com.au

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cornellengineers
Sep 16, 2013 3:50 pm
cornellengineers
chippy
chippy
12 September 2013

Paint colour similar to staining.

Paint colour similar to staining.

If you really like a clear finish then it is possible, you just need to use a far better product than what typical builders use. If you use Sikkens and apply the complete…

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chippy
Sep 12, 2013 9:31 am
chippy
offshore
offshore
5 September 2013

How to kill a Minor bird

How to kill a Minor bird

As these things are a recognized pest, some councils will hire or loan out traps. All legal as long as they are destroyed by the approved method. Check with your council.

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offshore
Sep 05, 2013 11:33 am
jassy
jassy
5 September 2013

Firepit

Firepit

Oww! Thanks, Stewie. I've played it safe (at great cost I might say) and mortared in a layer of firebricks with fire clay mortar. I'll be very disappointed if the buggars…

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jassy
Sep 05, 2013 10:59 am
timmy35851
timmy35851
4 September 2013

Shade Sails - Perth SOR

Shade Sails - Perth SOR

Checkout Extreme Sails in Fremantle

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timmy35851
Sep 04, 2013 3:49 pm
symowallo
symowallo
3 September 2013

Problem with finish on our aluminium outdoor setting

Problem with finish on our aluminium outdoor setting

You could reduce the cost by dismantling it yourself. Masking it would be a pain, so pulling it all apart would reduce labour for the powdercoater/painter. If it's not an…

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symowallo
Sep 03, 2013 7:34 am
builderforlife
builderforlife
30 August 2013

Pre coloured render and paint or flush brick finish?

Pre coloured render and paint or flush brick finish?

Dont paint if you are going to render later because that adds cost and complications. Why not leave the bricks as is until funds allow for renderering?

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builderforlife
Aug 30, 2013 8:13 pm
builderforlife
symowallo
symowallo
30 August 2013

Pergola & flooding inside

Pergola & flooding inside

I had the same problem. Poor flashing and planning. Had to get it replaced, although you might be able to get a drainer out to take a look. You need to calculate the…

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symowallo
Aug 30, 2013 4:53 pm
clairemumto5
clairemumto5
28 August 2013

Anyone with outdoor room/kitchen or spas? pics pls

Anyone with outdoor room/kitchen or spas? pics pls

Hey Buffy - we are in stage 20 too :) school is meant to open in 2015 - which is when kiddo number 4 is due to start prep, which you guys probably know by now...

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clairemumto5
Aug 28, 2013 2:10 pm
dreaman
dreaman
28 August 2013

Recommendation for decking/veranda build in Sydney

Recommendation for decking/veranda build in Sydney

Hi, I can highly recommend http://www.pmcarpentry.com.au/Default.aspx, Paul did a beautiful job on our merbau steps. Just not sure that area…

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dreaman
Aug 28, 2013 1:14 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 August 2013

Alfresco extension! Need Help!

Alfresco extension! Need Help!

Difficult one. You may never get the tiles to match up - or even up. Unless you get identical ones - if you can. My tip - get a good paver who has a concrete person -…

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Saint Mike
Aug 25, 2013 8:47 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 August 2013

Colourful plants - Low Line - Spreading ?

Colourful plants - Low Line - Spreading ?

Lobelia, leschenaultia, and scaevola spring to mind, they flower profusely and are gorgeous. Also maybe pigface if you prefer succulents, or…

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Saint Mike
Aug 21, 2013 8:13 am
Saint Mike
Ca6leguy
Ca6leguy
21 August 2013

Lined porch ceiling

Lined porch ceiling

My new build comes standard with lined cedar on the porch and alfresco.

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Ca6leguy
Aug 21, 2013 7:00 am

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