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 5:48 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 2:10 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 24, 2013 12:17 am
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 10:26 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 ?
Cat runs are an awesome idea. There are too many weirdos out there these days who don't like cats, and I'd rather keep my cats at home where I know they are safe.
Patio tiling issue - any advice?
Thanks St Mike, I think your suggestion of timber would look much better than some type of metal which is what I had originally thought (- like the strips they sometimes…
Hi there, our property has 2 borders at around 54.5m each (left and right side of properties).
2.1 m high fence with capping came in at $3700 for one side at 54.5m. That…
I am just looking for fence palings to hide an ugly fence from my side. The neighbour doesn't care from their side.
Bunnings has WET fence palings for $1.40 - that is…
Deck or planters first?
Yeah I’d do the planters first too. That way you can make necessary adjustments to the decks based on them.