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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 2:29 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 10:06 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 10:02 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 11:35 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 8:46 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 11:31 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 11:42 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 11:25 am
SealerExpert
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
7 January 2013

Unfinished swimming pool safety top cover

Unfinished swimming pool safety top cover

What size pool ? If its 20m that's cheap. If 6 it's expensive I prefer a solid cover to reo as it still lets lots of rubbish & building materials in I recently did one on…

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wheeliworks
Jan 07, 2013 7:36 pm
wheeliworks
kek
kek
2 January 2013

What is The Best Product Merbau Decking???

What is The Best Product Merbau Decking???

We use Intergrain's Ultradeck - it does a beautiful job, smells good :D and only needs water to clean up. http://www.intergrain.com.au/ultradeck.html

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kek
Jan 02, 2013 9:33 pm
kek
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 February 2013

Agapanthus ... !

Agapanthus ... !
1, 2

treeschanger there are lots of lovely native blue flowered plants. However I've yet to see one that has a similiar form/shape to agapanthus. …

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Treeseachanger
Feb 16, 2013 10:41 pm
offshore
offshore
30 December 2012

DIY Removeable Shade Sail

DIY Removeable Shade Sail

I'd definitely go for custom rather than a Bunnings job. The ones from bunnings are only in a handful of fixed sizes, and based on either a square or an equal sided…

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offshore
Dec 30, 2012 6:00 pm
cmooring
cmooring
18 December 2012

Merbau or Jarrah for decking

Merbau or Jarrah for decking

It's not a dumb question at all. I like that you are considering your options after hearing about the environmental aspects. Well done. I've not seen them side by side…

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cmooring
Dec 18, 2012 1:40 am
cmooring
tengals
tengals
3 December 2012

Plastic board for constructing an outdoor kitchen.

Plastic board for constructing an outdoor kitchen.

seems like a good product, thanks for the link..... i am also in the process of looking for similar. does it handle direct radiant heat well?

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tengals
Dec 03, 2012 9:47 pm
boosho
boosho
28 November 2012

Decking and Pergola Permit.....who did or didnt?

Decking and Pergola Permit.....who did or didnt?

Yeah its worth while doing so. Its interesting how different councils have different rules which to me means its just red tape cr@p instead of building code standards and safety.

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boosho
Nov 28, 2012 11:08 pm
boosho
Laila
Laila
28 November 2012

Cleaning after staining deck

Cleaning after staining deck

Niko, just wondering what you ended up using? I've gotten a bit of decking stain on our tiles and looking for advice on how to remove..

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Laila
Nov 28, 2012 11:38 am
Laila
Laila
28 November 2012

Help with decking

Help with decking
1, 2

We put in a spotted gum deck with the screws counter set, it is more work and cost over the nails(pin things) but looks so much better. I kind of like the look of the…

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Laila
Nov 28, 2012 11:16 am
Andres
Andres
23 November 2012

Deck steps over a concrete slab ramp

Deck steps over a concrete slab ramp

Leave the ramp & simply deck it on the angle. We had ramps installed beside steps for disability access . The steps ended up shoe rack as…

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Andres
Nov 23, 2012 10:27 am
tracer
tracer
22 November 2012

Garage shelving/makeover

Garage shelving/makeover

Do you want to be able to park a car in there as well? Steelspan is crazy expensive. Look at Bunnings options or local hardware stores. This is the cheapest I can find…

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tracer
Nov 22, 2012 8:02 pm
chripark69
chripark69
21 November 2012

Perth Decking - PVC

Perth Decking - PVC

Try dura deck from dura composites their website is www.dcaustralasia.com excellent quality and reasonably priced.

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chripark69
Nov 21, 2012 6:56 pm
chripark69
mrsrusty
mrsrusty
20 November 2012

Help, is having a low deck going to stink in few years?!

Help, is having a low deck going to stink in few years?!

Thank you both for your reassurance ::lol:: I thought it was a bit strange!

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mrsrusty
Nov 20, 2012 10:01 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
15 November 2012

Bolt down anchors - how strong?

Bolt down anchors - how strong?

I recently spec'd a set of verandah plans that was to be built over existing exposed aggregate paving. I specified that the paving was 100mm reinforced with a 75mm or so…

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Adam.M
Nov 15, 2012 11:21 am
Trek6006
Trek6006
13 November 2012

Retic controller - hard wired vs transformer

Retic controller - hard wired vs transformer

Hi there, first time post here I have an old rainmaster controller that plugs directly in to a power point with a transformer (240v to 24v) I have a spare Rain Bird (ESP…

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Trek6006
Nov 13, 2012 10:33 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
13 November 2012

Colorbond fence - Woodland Grey or Monument

Colorbond fence - Woodland Grey or Monument

As I said prev, we have monument gutters garage and front doors and trims. My hubby panicked a bit when we recently built a carport off the side of our house to cover our…

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Rudolf1980
Nov 13, 2012 10:09 am
Rudolf1980
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shellbelle
Nov 08, 2012 9:41 pm
DJP3095
DJP3095
6 November 2012

Help - who can make us a decent fence?!?

Help - who can make us a decent fence?!?

Our neighbours are keen to replace the adjoining fence which is around 40 metres long. We would prefer a non-paling fence and they suggested corrugated iron. We have all…

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DJP3095
Nov 06, 2012 8:21 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 October 2012

Are water pump covers necessary or a waste of money?

Are water pump covers necessary or a waste of money?

Covers are inexpensive and necessary for most pumps. It also looks better. The pump piping should go to a manifold away from the pump if additional branch lines are…

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SaveH2O
Oct 30, 2012 10:50 am
SaveH2O
boiselfish
boiselfish
29 October 2012

Paths around the house - options?!

Paths around the house - options?!

Hey Mrs P! We went with concrete paths around the house from one side to the other. We had it all done at the same time as the driveway. Check our landscaping thread for…

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boiselfish
Oct 29, 2012 12:44 pm
belandchris
belandchris
28 October 2012

HELP! What size flue kit for Beefeater outdoor Rangehood?

HELP! What size flue kit for Beefeater outdoor Rangehood?

Hi bdd, I have since spoken to a specialist rangehood installer who said that it needs to be 200mm ducting as anything less and the rangehood would run very noisy. I…

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belandchris
Oct 28, 2012 7:52 pm
ANTHRAXXX
ANTHRAXXX
26 October 2012

HELP - Wood screening on Limestone Block Wall

HELP - Wood screening on Limestone Block Wall

Hello, Have recently added a limestone block wall out the front of the house, with 2-block high pillars every 2mtrs. I've bought some Modwood screen boards to install as…

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ANTHRAXXX
Oct 26, 2012 11:36 am
symy75
symy75
25 October 2012

How can a company get away with this?

How can a company get away with this?

I have been left feeling very frustrated today by a Perth company - Eco Outdoor WA and feel the need to vent! As a working mum with 3 children under 5 who is building a…

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symy75
Oct 25, 2012 8:06 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 October 2012

Help with Shed colour schemes

Help with Shed colour schemes

Yes, all I have now is a small CLB chart. :th: I haven't seen any really large sheds in clb colours I recognise, huge milking or machinery sheds aren't usually that…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 19, 2012 8:19 pm
Belial
Belial
19 October 2012

Show me your hardwood deck...

Show me your hardwood deck...

Also as your in Tas it may be worth looking for a local source or mill. Timber that's been seasoned locally should present less issues at least in terms of varying…

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Belial
Oct 19, 2012 10:50 am
Belial
GavinSmith
GavinSmith
16 October 2012

Need Draftsman for Patio - Perth - South of River

Need Draftsman for Patio - Perth - South of River

Hi I'm looking for a draftsman to draw council plans for Patio and Timber Decking. Hope someone can point me in the right direction. Cheers Gavin

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GavinSmith
Oct 16, 2012 8:22 pm
Getjason
Getjason
24 October 2012

Polished Concrete Outside

Polished Concrete Outside

Polished concrete and ground concrete with a non slip sealer are TOTALLY different things. my suggestion would be to grind it to a suitable finish and seal with a…

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Getjason
Oct 24, 2012 1:00 am
kexkez
kexkez
10 October 2012

Lawn best for northern coastal suburbs of WA

Lawn best for northern coastal suburbs of WA

well done. make sure you to the prep as per fu's instructions. don't skimp

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kexkez
Oct 10, 2012 9:59 pm
kexkez
far2_fast
far2_fast
7 October 2012

Area down side of house

Area down side of house

Hey all - my first post. I am looking to build an undercover area down the side of the house. 1.2m from hose to fence. I'd like it to be as weatherproof as possible. I…

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far2_fast
Oct 07, 2012 10:35 pm
The Vans
The Vans
7 October 2012

Giant chess and where to buy the pieces!

Giant chess and where to buy the pieces!

When school goes back i will find out where our school got ours from (a new purchase). We got sponsors for each chess piece and each was worth $25and the p&c put up the…

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The Vans
Oct 07, 2012 10:11 pm
The Vans
tengals
tengals
4 October 2012

Help pergola leaking!

Help pergola leaking!

yep, unscrew it and like you said crate a higher batten at one end and progressively lower towards the lawn... re-screw the sheeting down P.S i'd be furious with the…

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tengals
Oct 04, 2012 11:39 am
stellabella
stellabella
2 October 2012

Need help with location of outdoor shower :)

Need help with location of outdoor shower :)

Hi everyone, Just started a thread on the building a new house forum in regard to the location of an outdoor shower we are planning, I'd appreciate it if you'd pop over,…

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stellabella
Oct 02, 2012 3:01 pm
stellabella
Michelle
Michelle
1 October 2012

Create a virtual home online?

Create a virtual home online?

Apparently Google has a sketch site free. I tried it, was too confusing for me. I like nice user friendly sites best. I don't have time to master the the sites if they are…

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Michelle
Oct 01, 2012 4:49 pm
Michelle
builderforlife
builderforlife
24 September 2012

Timber Pergola Frame - Low Sheen or Gloss paint?

Timber Pergola Frame - Low Sheen or Gloss paint?

Gloss external paint is an abomination and should not be considered, but then I also wouldnt wear my moccasins down to the local shops!

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builderforlife
Sep 24, 2012 8:18 pm
builderforlife
suzfenau1
suzfenau1
24 September 2012

Deck rejuvenation advice

Deck rejuvenation advice

Hi, I have gone off our deck lately as it always looks dusty, things just seem to cling to it. However it wasn't always this way it was only after a certain product we…

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suzfenau1
Sep 24, 2012 10:53 am
cherub
cherub
23 September 2012

Pergola, domed or flat roof, advice needed pls

Pergola, domed or flat roof, advice needed pls

Post a pic of the house. Flat roofs tend to hold the heat more, also depends on budget restraints. Colorbond roof with ceiling and insulation and skylights if needed…

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cherub
Sep 23, 2012 2:25 pm
jodge
jodge
19 September 2012

What tools require for doing merbau fence & decks?

What tools require for doing merbau fence & decks?

Hi Urk! We're in the process of putting in some decking. . . if you want to use screws instead of nails, I would think about investing in an Impact Driver. . . it's a bit…

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jodge
Sep 19, 2012 11:14 pm
jodge
ring09
ring09
17 September 2012

Best place to get decking material around Epping, Victoria.

Best place to get decking material around Epping, Victoria.

Hi Urk, I am in the process of ringing around to find out merbau prices, havent narrowed it down yet but found this company on ebay, might be worth a ring when you know…

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ring09
Sep 17, 2012 10:08 pm
ring09
vanders2
vanders2
6 September 2012

Nail-less decking system

Nail-less decking system

I have used the camo decking system and been very impressed with the results. Very easy to use and I like the idea that i can replace…

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vanders2
Sep 06, 2012 9:26 am

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