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…
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…
Need a pergola soon
. 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…
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…
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.
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…
Sep 05, 2013 10:59 am
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…
Alfresco extension! Need Help!
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 -…
Hi I know these might be quite expensive but maybe you can try to make them by some old junk in the garage…
Outdoor BBQ Benchtops
If you used straight stone, such as Granite, or Marble you would not have the problem of engineered stone I assume. The other surface I considered was polished concrete. I…
Retractable Shade Sails
I'm also interested in some sort of retractable shade providers - around a pool area - off house ?
Not a fan of sails - but these look good.
Outdoor sauna construction
I'm thinking about building an outdoor sauna, watched lots of videos on youtube on how to build foundation, stud walls and roof but all of them are in the US. I…
Change colour of merbau
We are having our merbau deck extended - is it possible to stain merbau to give it a different tone/colour - or are we pretty much stuck with the reddish colour that it…
Backyard Waterfall Question
SOunds like you are on the right track. What is the pumping head height and how much water do you want to come out of your water fall?
Stormwater (maybe?) Grate on property
If the house is fairly new I wouldn't be to concerned. The draftsman have to meet council regulations and they are pretty strict these days. It should be of the daft mans…
How loud are new pool pumps
We installed a new intelliflo pump for the same reason. We wanted to use the pump during off peak times, but noise was restricting us to do so. Off peak being around 2am…
Ours all has heaps of sand - keeps the blades upright. And no it's not sandy at all to walk on.
Jul 28, 2013 2:44 pm
Outdoor tiling - what size tiles?
As mentioned it really does depend on what you think looks best - after all, it's your balcony area.
Some standard sizes include 500x500mm, 600x300mm, 800x400mm and even…
Best option for pipe lagging
I'd suggest any hardware store or Bunnings should have some. Wherever you buy insulation from would definitely have it.
Termite treatment to soil pre build??
We are about to demo our home which is filled with termites, we took down our garden shed on the weekend and a lovely framed picture stored in there was all but…
I want to tile a limestone retaining wall near our pool area, was wondering if I could stick tiles directly to the limestone or is it better to screw hardiboard to…
Modwood Flame Shield
look at aluminium, knotwood.com.au better alternative than modwood for fire, strength and durability.
Where to buy dovecote in Australia?
My Mum's dovecote is down on her property by the beach, not in a suburban block, so there is quite a bit of foliage around it with a…
Hi Rudolf, Our build is coming along nicely, There’s some pictures etc here http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=60628. Once the…
May 29, 2013 4:48 pm
Decking - do I need building permit??
You wont be allowed to build over the easement. And typically, anything over 10m2 needs a permit also.
I would make sure your 'decking' tradie has a builders license…
GRC concrete outdoor tables
I am looking to buy a GRC outdoor table with stainless steel legs. Can only find 1 store selling them & wondering if anyone knows somewhere else? They are at remarkable…
May 26, 2013 1:10 pm
Painting a treated pine deck
First time it sucks it in a bit - so buy the 6 litre can or 10. Then maybe again in 6 months - then every 12 months. It goes a sort of golden colour and does darken over…
DIY compost bins - pallets
I finally got my long awaited 3 bay compost bin! My parents visited for a week, so with Mum babysitting, Dad and I got stuck into a few jobs including building my compost…
May 23, 2013 11:17 pm
yes it's lovely! does anybody know the price of something like this?? just a rough estimate?
Clothes line - Daytek or Hills
I have the hills rotary 8 in my yard; I plan to take it with me since we shortened the post so my sister and I (4‘9" & 5' tall) could reach it comfortably. There is…