Run and Hide... Any brand except Laserlite... Laserlite has a uv protective layer that is sprayed on to the plastic itself, this layer breaks down within 1 - 2 years and…
Your deck timbers may be treated but what you have done is breached any termite barrier for the existing house. levels are to high near existing wall, Recipe for disaster.…
Apr 10, 2014 9:58 am
Not really, we think he lives at our place, but he thinks…
cantilever umbrella- anyone have one?
Planning to buy one too for our backyard but I think it's safe to leave it there even in strong wind as long as you fold the umbrella. I've seen some in Harvey Norman…
How to furnish L-shaped veranda?
There are so many outdoor furniture options these days, from budget ones to quite high end. There are also various combinations of chairs and small tables…
You'll just need to oil it more. Extending the deck out makes it look more spacious. Well worth doing.
What to do with Alfresco?
If you deck you can extend out past the end of the alfresco. Space for a bbq and steps to the garden.
I did this recently. It was a low deck where I used gal steel for…
Can a broken garden timer be fixed
Depends what's wrong with it. But - if its the basic one - cheap - I'd throw it ...
You can get very good ones - auto start etc - for very little. I've got them - and…
Friendly Gardner Melbourne
Find your local respite centre, and they're bound to point you in the right direction for someone suitable for your grandmother.
Concrete uneven advice please
Not the worst that I have seen, but pretty 'meh' on the quality.
You could be annoying and ask him to rip it up, then redo it as it hasn't…
Outdoor Kitchen Benchtops?
Have you tried gumtree?? When I was researching granite pavers I noticed granite benchtops are listed on Gumtree.
West coast kitchens have large off cuts as cheap…
Best Value Shed Pack
I am looking at purchasing a flat pack shed to live in while building our home in Tazy.
I have been quoted the Ranbuild Skillion…
I just built a spreadsheet to do some calculations myself and thought I'd share it
It's a google spreadsheet... and you can see it…
Fencing - how not to be *that* neighbour..
We did do the quote thing and the fencer chosen was the cheapest and oddly enough, the better quality fencer.
I'll need to send my husband out to talk to him, if I talk…
Building a sunroom - Completed PICS!!
We are thinking to convert our sideyard to a functional sunroom, would you be able to post me some picture on your finished project?
Following this thread it…
Dec 21, 2013 11:38 am
Building a large 3D sign
The sign below was made out of marine ply, though I see from others that ply with sealer is adequate. That plus a few trusses on the points that need the…
Wattyl Weathergard Decking Stain
Can anyone comment on the Wattyl Weathergard Decking Stain which can be purchased at Masters? I am looking at staining my deck.
Seems a great price at $62 for 4 ltrs.
Red Brick Path
Bricks are basically thicker-than-usual pavers. Treat them as such. The problem with mortar is that it will crack over time and leave unsightly joins. Use a fine-grain…
Painting a cracked concrete driveway
YOu can try using builders bog. I have test an area in my garage and in a year it hasnt changed. However my garage shoudl be more stable than outside paving.
Rendered wall or modular wall?
We are building on an elevated corner block, so need about 50m of fence along the side and front. There is a limestone retaining wall sloping to about 3m high at the…
Oct 24, 2013 12:41 am
Screen help / options
In our old house we were the ones overlooking and its not really comfortable from that side either. Often we'd find that we'd want to sit out on the deck but our…
Oct 21, 2013 9:59 pm
If you want timber, but don't want maintenance, something like ModWood might work; not sure of longevity though.
If you want tiles, and there is a distance from the…
Paving or Decking
Consider decking because they are more durable, look amazing and it has lower maintenance costs. Paving can be cheaper but in the long term, it may not be the most…
Need a pergola soon
. And I went to local Stratco store and got a quotation for a DIY kit and it was $7000 for 45sqms. I'm not sure whether I can do it by…
Paint colour similar to staining.
If you really like a clear finish then it is possible, you just need to use a far better product than what typical builders use.
If you use Sikkens and apply the complete…