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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
1, 2

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
daveandally1
daveandally1
4 March 2013

Cat runs?

Cat runs?

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. We put…

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daveandally1
Mar 04, 2013 8:30 pm
daveandally1
nicenurse
nicenurse
4 March 2013

Patio tiling issue - any advice?

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…

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nicenurse
Mar 04, 2013 12:35 am
Nick82
Nick82
1 March 2013

How to fix overflowing gutter with new Pergola

How to fix overflowing gutter with new Pergola

Thanks for the tips, I plan to install it between the door and the window, as that is the most central location where it can be connected to the downpipe.

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Nick82
Mar 01, 2013 8:30 pm
1rocky
1rocky
24 February 2013

Aluminum fencing that looks like timber or other ideas

Aluminum fencing that looks like timber or other ideas

bgalway we spoke to a fencing company here and they have suggested to us to use knotwood glad to know that it is australian we are looking at the merbau to so we just…

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1rocky
Feb 24, 2013 7:01 pm
PaulMac
PaulMac
22 February 2013

Joists timber and size

Joists timber and size
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Nice work Andres, looking really good... ::

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PaulMac
Feb 22, 2013 8:27 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
21 February 2013

Fencing recommendations

Fencing recommendations

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…

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mynameisjonas
Feb 21, 2013 7:12 pm
wood18entop
wood18entop
16 February 2013

fence palings

fence palings

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…

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wood18entop
Feb 16, 2013 6:32 pm
1rocky
1rocky
14 February 2013

Pool Area - Paving and cover ?

Pool Area - Paving and cover ?

amber should have their sale around the time we move in so will be perfect

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1rocky
Feb 14, 2013 4:51 am
lesliemorris85
lesliemorris85
8 February 2013

Deck or planters first?

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.

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lesliemorris85
Feb 08, 2013 1:19 pm
CC101
CC101
3 February 2013

Front porch tiling

Front porch tiling

nemisis - how did you go with your porch tiling.

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CC101
Feb 03, 2013 1:29 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 February 2013

Varandah

Varandah

What about those units you see advertised (pre-fab) ? They seem much less than this. Comes as a kit. You'd need a floor etc etc and then connect the drains, but the…

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Saint Mike
Feb 02, 2013 9:06 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 February 2013

Cost of Fencing

Cost of Fencing

That sounds great…

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Saint Mike
Feb 02, 2013 9:02 am
Saint Mike
jazzy_
jazzy_
30 January 2013

Fulgo External Drain

Fulgo External Drain

Hi, I was advised to check out a Fulgo stainless steel drain for our courtyard but google is no help! Does anyone know what this is or where I can get my hands on one? Cheers

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jazzy_
Jan 30, 2013 10:35 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 January 2013

Alfresco / Verandah / Outside Area - SIZE ?

Alfresco / Verandah / Outside Area - SIZE ?

your alfresco to me is big and having the stacker doors will make it even bigger. we went also with the cornerless stacker doors off the…

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Saint Mike
Jan 26, 2013 7:46 am
Saint Mike
Althom
Althom
19 January 2013

Alfreso Rangehood - Perth

Alfreso Rangehood - Perth

Left numerous messages with Custom Rangehoods and the Rangehood Professionals with no response. Anyone got any other suggestions?

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Althom
Jan 19, 2013 10:31 am
Althom
OneTreeFalling
OneTreeFalling
16 January 2013

Building a fence - etiquette?

Building a fence - etiquette?

Thanks miteq, if I was to build a fence, I'd let my neighbours know too. It was just a hypothetical situation I wanted to discuss above.

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OneTreeFalling
Jan 16, 2013 10:42 pm
SealerExpert
SealerExpert
11 January 2013

Sealing bricks for splashback in outdoor kitchen

Sealing bricks for splashback in outdoor kitchen

I would be not recommend using a clear sealer on bricks, most clear sealer's that are used for concrete are solvent based acrylics. Clay bricks need to breathe, a concrete…

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SealerExpert
Jan 11, 2013 10:25 am
SealerExpert


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