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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
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
1, 2, 3

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
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 6:36 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 8:33 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 9:41 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 5:00 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 12:40 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 8:47 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 10:08 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 10:38 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 10:16 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 9:27 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 7:02 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 5:56 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 9:01 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 10:21 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 9:33 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 9:09 am
Rudolf1980
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shellbelle
Nov 08, 2012 8:41 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 7:21 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 9:50 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 11:44 am
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 6:52 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 10:36 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 7:06 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 7:19 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 9:50 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 7:22 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 12:00 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 8:59 pm
kexkez

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