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briannalanagan
briannalanagan
19 August 2013

Outdoor furniture

Outdoor furniture

Hi :) I know these might be quite expensive but maybe you can try to make them by some old junk in the garage…

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briannalanagan
Aug 19, 2013 11:50 pm
71monaro
71monaro
16 August 2013

Outdoor BBQ Benchtops

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…

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71monaro
Aug 16, 2013 9:28 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 August 2013

Retractable Shade Sails

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.

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Saint Mike
Aug 12, 2013 8:23 am
Saint Mike
LittleTommy
LittleTommy
9 August 2013

Outdoor sauna construction

Outdoor sauna construction

Hi All, 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…

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LittleTommy
Aug 09, 2013 12:19 pm
xya
xya
5 August 2013

Who should I call for these works?

Who should I call for these works?

Thanks Stewie, you're a great help.

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xya
Aug 05, 2013 9:15 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
2 August 2013

Change colour of merbau

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…

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How Hard Can it Be
Aug 02, 2013 5:50 pm
4_Pumps
4_Pumps
31 July 2013

Backyard Waterfall Question

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?

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4_Pumps
Jul 31, 2013 9:18 pm
4_Pumps
4_Pumps
4_Pumps
31 July 2013

Stormwater (maybe?) Grate on property

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…

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4_Pumps
Jul 31, 2013 1:10 am
4_Pumps
SteveH
SteveH
27 May 2010

How loud are new pool pumps

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…

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SteveH
May 27, 2010 7:34 pm
kyton
kyton
28 July 2013

Artificial turf

Artificial turf

Ours all has heaps of sand - keeps the blades upright. And no it's not sandy at all to walk on.

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kyton
Jul 28, 2013 2:44 pm
kyton
GraniteWorks
GraniteWorks
24 July 2013

Outdoor tiling - what size tiles?

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…

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GraniteWorks
Jul 24, 2013 3:12 pm
FionaT
FionaT
18 July 2013

Improving look of built in planter box at front of house

Improving look of built in planter box at front of house

Rather than just rendering the bottom,if budget allows,I would render the whole front and repaint the cladding up near the roof to match.

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FionaT
Jul 18, 2013 11:08 pm
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
17 July 2013

Best option for pipe lagging

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.

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Dukecaddy
Jul 17, 2013 5:35 pm
Dukecaddy
bizzee38
bizzee38
1 July 2013

Termite treatment to soil pre build??

Termite treatment to soil pre build??

Hi all, 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…

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bizzee38
Jul 01, 2013 1:00 pm
Waussiej
Waussiej
20 June 2013

Outdoor tiling

Outdoor tiling

Hi all, 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…

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Waussiej
Jun 20, 2013 3:21 pm
happytaurus
happytaurus
19 June 2013

Stackstone Cladding quote

Stackstone Cladding quote

Great thank you and looking forward to the pics :)

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happytaurus
Jun 19, 2013 5:07 pm
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
16 June 2013

BARGAIN ALERT- Outdoor Lounge Set with FREE $399 PIZZA OVEN

BARGAIN ALERT- Outdoor Lounge Set with FREE $399 PIZZA OVEN

We went out looking for an outdoor lounge set and went to Australia Outdoors in Port Kennedy. We found the "Linda 4-piece Lounge Setting" set…

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oncewerefurriers
Jun 16, 2013 3:02 pm
bgalway
bgalway
13 June 2013

Modwood Flame Shield

Modwood Flame Shield

look at aluminium, knotwood.com.au better alternative than modwood for fire, strength and durability.

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bgalway
Jun 13, 2013 9:19 am
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carllacorcia
Jun 09, 2013 9:31 pm
blacklab
blacklab
5 June 2013

Alfresco Planning

Alfresco Planning

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…

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blacklab
Jun 05, 2013 3:42 pm
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Maz78
May 29, 2013 4:48 pm
humble
humble
27 May 2013

Decking - do I need building permit??

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…

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humble
May 27, 2013 5:39 pm
moxie
moxie
26 May 2013

GRC concrete outdoor tables

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…

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moxie
May 26, 2013 1:10 pm
meowsy
meowsy
25 May 2013

How to fill a gap under a gate.

How to fill a gap under a gate.

Can the gate be hung the other way? Does the driveway incline or decline towards the house?

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meowsy
May 25, 2013 6:49 pm
meowsy
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 May 2013

Painting a treated pine deck

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…

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Saint Mike
May 25, 2013 10:44 am
Saint Mike
Smarty pants
Smarty pants
24 May 2013

Decking and landscaping

Decking and landscaping

We decked over concrete so not a problem…

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Smarty pants
May 24, 2013 4:00 pm
Bailz
Bailz
23 May 2013

DIY compost bins - pallets

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…

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Bailz
May 23, 2013 11:17 pm
gootza
gootza
11 May 2013

alfresco pricing?

alfresco pricing?

yes it's lovely! does anybody know the price of something like this?? just a rough estimate?

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gootza
May 11, 2013 11:31 am
gootza
Smarty pants
Smarty pants
3 May 2013

Decking or Paving or Aggregate for Alfresco

Decking or Paving or Aggregate for Alfresco
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Our house isn't even built yet but I'm just sussing it out now before the grano is poured and it's too late. Good luck with the veranda - not too…

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Smarty pants
May 03, 2013 6:56 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
1 May 2013

Clothes line - Daytek or Hills

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…

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dragonchild
May 01, 2013 8:48 pm
dragonchild
gpierce
gpierce
30 April 2013

Insulated drink tubs somewhere in Sydney?

Insulated drink tubs somewhere in Sydney?

Anyone know any place in sydney that sells those stainless steel insulated drink tubs? Like this one in Melbourne: http://www.fairdinks.com.au/www/content ...…

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gpierce
Apr 30, 2013 11:48 am
blocka
blocka
29 April 2013

How to fasten handrails

How to fasten handrails

Hi all. 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,…

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blocka
Apr 29, 2013 8:05 pm
tengals
tengals
22 April 2013

Ready made outdoor roller blinds online?

Ready made outdoor roller blinds online?

my neighbour has just got one done i will ask them

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tengals
Apr 22, 2013 8:00 pm
meowsy
meowsy
20 April 2013

Most cost effective alfresco floor?

Most cost effective alfresco floor?

^yes, the concrete slab is done as part of the build

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meowsy
Apr 20, 2013 7:52 pm
meowsy
Brettp
Brettp
20 April 2013

Retaining perth

Retaining perth

Try this guy , does a good job Bobby 0421 469 277.

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Brettp
Apr 20, 2013 1:12 pm
Shez78
Shez78
7 April 2013

Nautilus by Dales Alfresco extension

Nautilus by Dales Alfresco extension

Hi! 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…

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Shez78
Apr 07, 2013 9:46 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
5 April 2013

Best mozzie/insect zapper

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…

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mynameisjonas
Apr 05, 2013 6:38 pm
jphopkins
jphopkins
3 April 2013

My deck is sloped...

My deck is sloped...

Thanks for the catch.

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jphopkins
Apr 03, 2013 9:26 am
1rocky
1rocky
31 March 2013

Alfresco / Outdoor Area ?

Alfresco / Outdoor Area ?

thats right forgot after seeing our tiler working today

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1rocky
Mar 31, 2013 8:03 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
29 March 2013

Couldn't wait for final pics!

Couldn't wait for final pics!
1, 2, 3

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 ... :)

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Saint Mike
Mar 29, 2013 12:30 pm
Saint Mike
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 March 2013

Composite Decking

Composite Decking

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…

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Stewie D
Mar 25, 2013 8:40 am

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…

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our dream home
Mar 23, 2013 8:58 pm
James Collison
James Collison
23 March 2013

Pergola/Deck Colour Advice

Pergola/Deck Colour Advice

Hey Adam, 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…

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James Collison
Mar 23, 2013 7:17 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
21 March 2013

oak tree dropping acorns on tin carport out

oak tree dropping acorns on tin carport out

Thaks, set this up a couple of months ago and works a treat. THanks

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mynameisjonas
Mar 21, 2013 7:05 pm
1rocky
1rocky
20 March 2013

Outdoor kitchen Ideas, pics, questions, help PIC OVERLOAD!!

Outdoor kitchen Ideas, pics, questions, help PIC OVERLOAD!!
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josh and jennas out door kitchen was fantastic. love the idea of the floating and the timber

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1rocky
Mar 20, 2013 9:18 pm
KarenTice1
KarenTice1
20 March 2013

Outdoor firepit and permanent seating structure

Outdoor firepit and permanent seating structure

Rudolf love those photos, especially the last one, if I had a lot of money that would be the one I would construct. Anyway, back to reality, with the Besser blocks can one…

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KarenTice1
Mar 20, 2013 7:45 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
20 March 2013

Question regarding paving?

Question regarding paving?

Hi there! 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…

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Adam.M
Mar 20, 2013 3:32 pm
tlam1
tlam1
19 March 2013

Outdoor wall structures DIY

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?

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tlam1
Mar 19, 2013 9:26 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
18 March 2013

Dying cucumbers... Help!

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 ?

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Saint Mike
Mar 18, 2013 11:02 am
Saint Mike
infocus
infocus
15 March 2013

Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor Kitchen

Where abouts in Sydney and what exactly are you after?

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infocus
Mar 15, 2013 9:24 pm

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