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suzfenau1
suzfenau1
3 September 2012

To deck or not to deck

To deck or not to deck

honestly I don't like decks. They look dirty very easily and the stain doesn't look good for very long. I clean mine quite often and it looks…

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suzfenau1
Sep 03, 2012 2:55 pm
tengals
tengals
1 September 2012

how to make Letter box/where to get?

how to make Letter box/where to get?

basically yeah, there is a guy in QLD who does custom ones etc he is on ebay, or was a while ago.

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tengals
Sep 01, 2012 9:09 am
QLDERHOMEOWNER
QLDERHOMEOWNER
31 August 2012

Queenslander Home Balcony Enclosure with Fly Screen

Queenslander Home Balcony Enclosure with Fly Screen

I have a 1930's restored qlder home with 2.8m balcony all the way around the home. the midgies are shocking 5 months of the year. the balcony has standard roof purlins and…

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QLDERHOMEOWNER
Aug 31, 2012 8:52 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
30 August 2012

Does an outdoor BBQ need a rangehood if under alfresco?

Does an outdoor BBQ need a rangehood if under alfresco?

We had a lot of grease on our pergola roof at our old house, built up over the years but definetely didn't look nice. This time we have a range hood,, we…

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Mclaren
Aug 30, 2012 4:12 pm
Mclaren
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 August 2012

Drip Edge

Drip Edge

Sheet roofing is defective if it overhangs the gutter's inside face by less than 50 mm or by more than 65 mm. If it is a recent install, it will be under warranty and…

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SaveH2O
Aug 29, 2012 1:41 pm
SaveH2O
kch
kch
23 August 2012

Deck installer Brisbane

Deck installer Brisbane

Hi guys, does anyone have any recommendations of compiles or people you used for installing a deck in the north Brisbane area? I need to start shopping around for detailed…

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kch
Aug 23, 2012 5:49 pm
jj1
jj1
22 August 2012

Outdoor gas points for bbqs

Outdoor gas points for bbqs

We're in NSW and a new build, so here at least, is definitely doable. Don't know the rules in WA, also with an existing build a problem might arise as to the running of…

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jj1
Aug 22, 2012 9:02 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
18 August 2012

Advice - Colour coordination

Advice - Colour coordination

Blue with brown, and white to set it off look good together. So do you just want to upgrade these existing colours for a better blend? Or are you going for something…

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Treeseachanger
Aug 18, 2012 4:24 pm
raj_27
raj_27
14 August 2012

Pergola and Deck

Pergola and Deck

Thanks Guys for the reply. After a lot of question and answers with all, i have ended up getting everyone quote exact same thing. In the end landscaper is still the…

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raj_27
Aug 14, 2012 2:48 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
13 August 2012

28C or 31C alfesco

28C or 31C alfesco

Hi hj84. My partner and I raised our alfresco (and garage) ceilings from 25c to 28c. We had the option of 31c as well but 28c is perfect. I have pics on my thread of the…

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daveandally1
Aug 13, 2012 2:08 am
daveandally1
THOMA
THOMA
12 August 2012

outdoor gas heaters

outdoor gas heaters

We have one of the tabletop ones and it's fantastic. Everyone around the table gets the warmth and the hot parts are high enough for kids not to touch.

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THOMA
Aug 12, 2012 10:46 am
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Outdoor Retractable Awning: Recommendations for Melbourne

Outdoor Retractable Awning: Recommendations for Melbourne

Check out what companies the awnings are from at your local cafes, they are usually able to withstand weather. Some of them are wind sensitive so will automatically wind…

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 11:06 pm
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Outdoor area advice

Outdoor area advice

A bit more info might help with answers.. What area are you in? How big is the area you want to do this for? Tiles can vary in price, you are better off going to a tile…

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 10:58 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
10 August 2012

Hebel bench seat/garden bed?

Hebel bench seat/garden bed?

I am thinking about adding a bench seat that will double as a raised garden bed around our patio area. I like the idea of hebel - being lightweight but I am not sure as…

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First_Timer_Ray
Aug 10, 2012 3:25 pm
First_Timer_Ray
johnb9
johnb9
5 August 2012

Bistro Blinds

Bistro Blinds

We had some cafe bistro blinds installed by Blockout Blinds http://www.blockoutblinds.com.au/cafe-blinds/ and they look great, but they were around that price. My brother…

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johnb9
Aug 05, 2012 10:07 pm
steveandmary
steveandmary
27 July 2012

Alfresco bar fridge recommendations

Alfresco bar fridge recommendations

Hi, We are looking for advice / recommendations on bar fridges for an alfresco. Ideally we want a single door, glass front, front vented, lockable and quiet unit. Any…

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steveandmary
Jul 27, 2012 11:27 pm

I was not sure where to post this. Does anyone in WA know where I can find someone to install sun hoods like…

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alt0160
Jul 27, 2012 10:23 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
27 July 2012

Help with paint colour for garage roller door ..

Help with paint colour for garage roller door ..

So you have: sandstone bricks white windows dark brick garage with cream roller doors Is this all correct? What is your roof colour please?

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Treeseachanger
Jul 27, 2012 3:33 pm
Crow
Crow
25 July 2012

Alfresco Kitchens

Alfresco Kitchens

Was looking at some of this stuff today. Why are outdoor BBQ ramgehoods so expensive , what can't I use a cheap euro 900mm rangehood for…

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Crow
Jul 25, 2012 9:26 pm
grom40
grom40
25 July 2012

What type of " flooring" you have under the clothesline?

What type of " flooring" you have under the clothesline?

Mine's dead weeds/mud at present but I am looking at using some of my left over bricks to do a path to and "paving" around the clothesline. One of the many "round to it"…

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grom40
Jul 25, 2012 1:11 pm
grom40
simbot82
simbot82
23 July 2012

Resurfacing a tennis court

Resurfacing a tennis court

Hey all, I am looking at a property with an old 60's b@tchumen tennis court. (silly forbidden text :P) What might the costs be of restoring this court to some modicum of…

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simbot82
Jul 23, 2012 4:13 pm
kornjen
kornjen
23 July 2012

doing my own decking? what do i need

doing my own decking? what do i need

hehe.. sorry mate.. will ask the council... 5m x 5m is 25m².....which is larger than 10m² You're better to check…

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kornjen
Jul 23, 2012 9:28 am
casscat
casscat
17 July 2012

Painting an aviary

Painting an aviary

Hello. I have colourbond steel aviary that I want to paint, and I'm not sure what to prepare the surface with, or if I have to all, apart from a good sugar soaping. It's…

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casscat
Jul 17, 2012 12:33 pm
delatite13
delatite13
15 July 2012

Laserlite. Not allowed with BAL 12.5?

Laserlite. Not allowed with BAL 12.5?

As above is will burn. However as per their site it is combustible resistant. In the CSIRO site ( http://www.laserlite.com.au/laserliteJu ... raisal.pdf) the way that I…

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delatite13
Jul 15, 2012 11:11 pm
delatite13
Nayzv
Nayzv
15 July 2012

Help! advice needed!

Help! advice needed!

Great idea titch101, why didn't I think of that! Thanks!

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Nayzv
Jul 15, 2012 8:09 pm
Nayzv
mgilla
mgilla
4 July 2012

the building of my deck ---- not fun any more over it !

the building of my deck ---- not fun any more over it !
1, 2, 3, 4

Ive done both, left it to age before coating it and applied a deck coating straight away. The idea in leaving it is for the tennens to bleed out. I'm not sure what affect…

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mgilla
Jul 04, 2012 8:55 pm
building-expert
building-expert
4 July 2012

Termites in my Garden..

Termites in my Garden..

Find a pestie experienced in baiting stations. You can kill off a colony with baiting and that means it is highly targeted instead of indiscriminate chemical spraying…

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building-expert
Jul 04, 2012 3:15 pm
building-expert
seashoremontague21
seashoremontague21
26 June 2012

Skinny rainwater tank

Skinny rainwater tank

got quoted on a 2000l thintank at 470mm wide it is bit less than $1300 then one the builers wanted to put in was worth 3500 and an eyesore

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seashoremontague21
Jun 26, 2012 11:37 pm
seashoremontague21
ply-boi
ply-boi
25 June 2012

how to screw those metal screws through wood 2 post... Fence

how to screw those metal screws through wood 2 post... Fence

Tek screws ? Just drill them through were u want them , no pre drilling , med to high speed they'll go through the wood like butter and metal should take like 20 to 30…

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ply-boi
Jun 25, 2012 12:18 pm
bashworth
bashworth
24 June 2012

Decking over storm water

Decking over storm water

From what you have said it sounds like there will be an easement although it could be in favour of either the body corporate or the council. The title plans will show…

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bashworth
Jun 24, 2012 11:45 am
bashworth
kek
kek
23 June 2012

Has anyone built a deck over part of eavesment? Advise?

Has anyone built a deck over part of eavesment? Advise?

You might want to check exactly what's in your easement and where it's sited before doing anything. If anything you construct causes damage to the assets in the easement,…

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kek
Jun 23, 2012 6:43 pm
kek
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
22 June 2012

Outdoor shower

Outdoor shower

Thats cool Laila,any photo's?

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kerry-ann
Jun 22, 2012 4:31 pm
Huhness
Huhness
22 June 2012

Getting a new pergola...what to do about the gutters???

Getting a new pergola...what to do about the gutters???

You could always have an extra downpipe cut into the exisiting gutter. Unless you already have paving it would be easy to connect that to the…

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Huhness
Jun 22, 2012 10:18 am
Huhness
suspct
suspct
20 June 2012

is decking cheaper than concrete and then tiles on top?

is decking cheaper than concrete and then tiles on top?

Ohhh then add concrete for 100mm slab your looking at $45 per meter so to make slab then tile $105-130 per meter pending tile choice so in that case decking would be…

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suspct
Jun 20, 2012 10:51 pm
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mrs_smith
Jun 20, 2012 5:58 pm
mrs_smith
JDTservices
JDTservices
18 June 2012

sydney driveway concrete

sydney driveway concrete

That's correct, i would even add extra reinforcement to support the incline. but then again when the concrete gets cut, you would have an unlikely event of cracking.

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JDTservices
Jun 18, 2012 11:46 pm
martelletti
martelletti
18 June 2012

Pool landscaping ideas needed

Pool landscaping ideas needed

You could all ways replace the old jarrah sleepers with some small limestone blocks or brickwork. Redo the pool edge with some new bullnose capping and paint the pool…

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martelletti
Jun 18, 2012 2:58 am
nookzter21
nookzter21
17 June 2012

Wooden teak or Rattan?

Wooden teak or Rattan?

My first article was on this so I thought I'd share it and hope it can help you See here: http://furniturestoresinmelbourne.com.a ... e-in-mind/ I personally like the…

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nookzter21
Jun 17, 2012 12:15 pm
nookzter21
maxweber
maxweber
13 June 2012

Looking for outdoor settings ...

Looking for outdoor settings ...

I had the Mirage Oasis MKII , last Friday sold it on eBay with help of value spotters. http://valuespotters.com.au/your-ebay-s ... r-you.html Just wanted to update…

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maxweber
Jun 13, 2012 10:00 pm
ELH05
ELH05
6 June 2012

Cheapest place to buy twinside in Perth ?

Cheapest place to buy twinside in Perth ?

Hi guys We are building a garden retaining wall for quite a large amount of dirt - the wall needs to be 700mm high around abouts. Has anyone done a retaining wall with…

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ELH05
Jun 06, 2012 9:16 am
tengals
tengals
5 June 2012

Outdoor speakers

Outdoor speakers

thanks steve from audio solutions.....

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tengals
Jun 05, 2012 4:59 pm
verukins
verukins
5 June 2012

Good Neighbour fence - bottom rung full of dirt

Good Neighbour fence - bottom rung full of dirt

yep - which is why i asked the question in the first place! (ive re-read my original post - im not sure how it could be mis-interpreted) Anyhoo - So assuming drilling…

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verukins
Jun 05, 2012 12:08 pm
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
3 June 2012

TV in outdoor entertaining area

TV in outdoor entertaining area

I'd thought about doing this and using a dart board box or something similar and just putting rubber sealing strips on the doors and sealing the rest of it for when it's…

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Sir Snagger
Jun 03, 2012 11:39 pm
Sir Snagger
Sydney47
Sydney47
3 June 2012

Waterproofing and turn ups / flashing

Waterproofing and turn ups / flashing

Thanks builderforlife Yes we're thinking of getting someone to take a look. Just wanted to know if our expectations were wrong. As this turn up is on the front of the…

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Sydney47
Jun 03, 2012 10:18 pm
mgilla
mgilla
26 May 2012

low line decking

low line decking

Do you want to make up the 90mm or have a small step. if you are happy to have a small step. You can secure 75x38 treated hardwood straight to the concrete using 60x6mm…

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mgilla
May 26, 2012 3:28 pm
davinci
davinci
22 May 2012

deck lights

deck lights

all comes down to size of transformer, cable size. The size of these two are determined by the amount of lights you run and the watts, being led they use hardly any lights.

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davinci
May 22, 2012 10:28 pm
davinci
tengals
tengals
16 May 2012

BBQ always starting fat fires

BBQ always starting fat fires

flame ups are great on a bbq.... fat fires are really only caused by a few things 1. you dont clean your bbq enough, not clean the grill, i mean take the grill off,…

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tengals
May 16, 2012 11:49 pm
Laila
Laila
14 May 2012

Shaded Sail vs retractable awnings

Shaded Sail vs retractable awnings

We have had a retractable awning put in. (October 2011) We live in Sydney near the beach and the sun in our backyard during summer just beats down, we did the shade cloth…

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Laila
May 14, 2012 5:55 pm
djh53
djh53
11 May 2012

Modular Walls or other alternative

Modular Walls or other alternative

When our next-door neighbours wanted to do something similar to what you're proposing, the council required them to have written permission from us (we gave them the…

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djh53
May 11, 2012 1:01 pm

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