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.
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…
How to fasten handrails
What would be the best way to fasten the handrails to the posts? What screws and size should I use?
I'm looking for an easy option here,…
Nautilus by Dales Alfresco extension
Just wondering if anyone has built the Nautilus by Dale Alcock and extended the alfresco area? We are looking at extending ours the width of the house and wondering…
Best mozzie/insect zapper
these mozzies outside are killing me at the moment. what are the general recommendations for a mozzie/insect zapper? Can't even go outside at the moment in the evening…
Couldn't wait for final pics!
Thanks guys. I feel the glass will break my budget but Mrs SM wants it. I can see why but can also see the cost ...
A friend of mine installed a couple of square metres of Modwood four years back and to install was just as easy as timber. The little side clips were a bit fiddly but you…
Hi all we have decided to make our own letterbox well we are going to "attempt it" I bought this off the net then want to put some wood around it and maybe a newspaper…
Pergola/Deck Colour Advice
Yeah I wasn't going to paint the posts, but just leave them be and/or stain them the same colour as the decking. I like the idea of a light colour, thanks for…
Question regarding paving?
What you are after is a hard base of which the lilydale topping you described is spot on. You might want to consider hiring a compactor and spreading a thin…
Outdoor wall structures DIY
Just want to ask what happens to the gap between this wall and the fence? Would it be a nesting ground for pest, snakes, rats?
Mar 19, 2013 9:26 am
Dying cucumbers... Help!
I'd take a sample into the nursery and ask. They generally will recognise it - ie a local bug ?
Have you been fertilising with a new solution ?