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Bam
Bam
15 March 2012

Decking company recommendation Melbourne please

Decking company recommendation Melbourne please

Do you mean you want it cantilevered off the side of the house, or a standard deck built on stumps but attached to the house? Will it be a covered…

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Bam
Mar 15, 2012 7:56 pm
Bam
fifteensixty
fifteensixty
7 March 2012

Outdoor Mood Lights - LED

Outdoor Mood Lights - LED

some pics would be good if you could. am in the planning stage now for our deck

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fifteensixty
Mar 07, 2012 9:56 pm
fifteensixty
tengals
tengals
6 March 2012

DIY exterior feature tiling

DIY exterior feature tiling

has anyone here attempted their own feature tiles on say an exterior wall or facade pillar etc? I am thinking about leaving the pillars to our new house portico exposed…

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tengals
Mar 06, 2012 1:02 pm
steveandmary
steveandmary
4 March 2012

Alfrescos & outdoor kitchens

Alfrescos & outdoor kitchens

Hi, Looking for inspiration & advice on design and elements of our outdoor kitchen in our alfresco area. We have a bench length of approx 3.8m and we are trying to work…

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steveandmary
Mar 04, 2012 8:55 pm
chippy
chippy
4 March 2012

composite decking

composite decking

I install decks and would never use modwood. It scratches far to easily and does fade. Personally I'd use timber tech xlm or trex transcend. They both have a hard layer…

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chippy
Mar 04, 2012 4:09 pm
chippy
wrexter
wrexter
2 March 2012

Free land fill

Free land fill

Sorry to hijack, but i have fill available in perth for anyone interested.

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wrexter
Mar 02, 2012 11:21 am
wrexter
AdamWeeks
AdamWeeks
29 February 2012

Stack stone for planter

Stack stone for planter

The reason I mentioned "tile" is because stack stones seems to come with several of them pre-joined, much like mosaic sheets, rather than individual…

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AdamWeeks
Feb 29, 2012 6:14 pm
jimhome
jimhome
29 February 2012

Furnishing the deck

Furnishing the deck

We've just re-finished our 9x5m Merbau deck, and now looking to furnish with outdoor lounge setting, and also dining suite. Rest of the garden is modern, tropical/resort…

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jimhome
Feb 29, 2012 2:59 pm
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
29 February 2012

Decking vs tiling. HELP w/pics

Decking vs tiling. HELP w/pics

Im hearing you. We have only been in our home for 8 months and our light grey grout is already brown due to all the dust that comes in. We wanted to get it sealed but…

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Rudolf1980
Feb 29, 2012 9:01 am
Rudolf1980
Donnak
Donnak
25 February 2012

What to do with ugly fence?

What to do with ugly fence?

We are thinking about doing the blueboard and render paint over our colorbond fence. The fence is far too hot for the plants and we need to hide the neighbour's water tank…

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Donnak
Feb 25, 2012 5:30 pm
boiselfish
boiselfish
25 February 2012

Two pergolas and a deck...

Two pergolas and a deck...

Hey there! Agreed with all the handy diyers! We had 32sqm of decking installed and used treated pine (I'm a little of an Eco freak and most hardwoods are not…

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boiselfish
Feb 25, 2012 1:17 pm
East_Melb_Build
East_Melb_Build
15 February 2012

Need ideas: Fence cladding

Need ideas: Fence cladding

Yes we'd thought of corrugated tin as an option. I had a feeling that might be costly? Not sure on brush screening as so much I have seen sags after a while and looks…

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East_Melb_Build
Feb 15, 2012 5:46 pm
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AaronK
Feb 15, 2012 8:37 am
mgilla
mgilla
14 February 2012

Advice on freestanding pergola

Advice on freestanding pergola

You may need to get a draftsman to draw it up, then have it engineered for beam sizes and such. Bracing and tie down would be the 2 main factors. I would think unless your…

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mgilla
Feb 14, 2012 5:11 pm
kezacheekychicken
kezacheekychicken
3 February 2012

Show us your 316 s/s Garden Lights Please !!!!

Show us your 316 s/s Garden Lights Please !!!!

We have been looking at bollard-style garden lights & are finding, much to our dismay, that they are nearly all 304 stainless, which is no good for us as we are close to…

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kezacheekychicken
Feb 03, 2012 12:51 pm
qld_builder
qld_builder
31 January 2012

Where I can buy the decking block ?

Where I can buy the decking block ?

Hi there, a company in Brisbane called Evolve Composites is the only manufacturer of these type of decking blocks, called - Handi Blocks in Australia. The Handi Block…

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qld_builder
Jan 31, 2012 1:27 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
31 January 2012

Deck done! Help w/ Outdoor Blinds..

Deck done! Help w/ Outdoor Blinds..
1, 2

+1 - that is a very nice looking deck. :: Thanks for sharing and also the info on blinds is very useful!

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Mclaren
Jan 31, 2012 11:30 am
Mclaren
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Mclaren
Jan 31, 2012 10:29 am
Mclaren
caravan
caravan
25 January 2012

Pool tiling in melbourne...

Pool tiling in melbourne...

Summer Breeze Swimming Pool Renovations and Tiling

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caravan
Jan 25, 2012 7:31 pm

Hi all, Looking at designing a pergola with all rafters and edge beams to remain horizontal. - Approx 2.8m high fixed back to existing gutter. All rafters/edge beams to…

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mikeg12
Jan 24, 2012 4:36 pm
The_Matriarch
The_Matriarch
21 January 2012

Shade blinds cost?

Shade blinds cost?

Hi All, We're interested in getting some outdoor shade blinds to close off a pergola area, keep UV out and increase privacy. We've been quoted approx. $1,400 per shade…

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The_Matriarch
Jan 21, 2012 2:17 pm
CA3105
CA3105
19 January 2012

Home maintenance courses

Home maintenance courses

Most Bunnings stores do half day workshops in general maintenance/DIY stuff...

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CA3105
Jan 19, 2012 9:39 pm
fifteensixty
fifteensixty
19 January 2012

Another decking question

Another decking question

there are lots of deck over concrete posts in the outdoor living section so the principal regardless of size is the same we are also looking at doing this. all the display…

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fifteensixty
Jan 19, 2012 7:06 am
fifteensixty
buildingbee
buildingbee
18 January 2012

Timber deck over concrete slab

Timber deck over concrete slab

Looking for some more opinions out there? Anyone? :)

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buildingbee
Jan 18, 2012 10:29 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
17 January 2012

How can I use the brick made BBQ facility in my garden

How can I use the brick made BBQ facility in my garden

For starters, clean out underneath it. You don't want to have the fire on the ground. You'll need something to catch the ashes in so cleaning is easy in the future. Then…

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chrisandkate
Jan 17, 2012 10:10 am

Our lovely Ekodeck…

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wertmezer
Jan 09, 2012 10:26 pm
OMG
OMG
7 January 2012

Another HELP PLEASE decking question

Another HELP PLEASE decking question

Hmm - no responses - oh well figured it out myself :D All done & looks great!

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OMG
Jan 07, 2012 9:48 pm
tuktuk03
tuktuk03
6 January 2012

Colorbond Roofing for Pergola

Colorbond Roofing for Pergola

Looking for some guidance on costing of colorbond roofing installed. Area is about 50 sq mtrs. Thanks

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tuktuk03
Jan 06, 2012 9:38 am

This is a photo of where we are wanting a gable patio.

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lachjor
Dec 28, 2011 2:46 pm
lachjor
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deb17
Dec 28, 2011 9:51 am
* jas *
* jas *
27 December 2011

Colorbond pergola footings and material list?

Colorbond pergola footings and material list?

I got a quote from stratco the other day for our gable. I gave them the measurements and they gave me an itemized quote, might be worth getting.

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* jas *
Dec 27, 2011 9:34 pm
suzmic
suzmic
11 December 2011

Approx. cost of a colorbond gate

Approx. cost of a colorbond gate

We are doing some costings for things we need to do after our house is built. Can anyone let me know the price of their gate ( we are looking at a large gate, nearly…

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suzmic
Dec 11, 2011 1:03 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
7 December 2011

Thick Decking - what are the issues

Thick Decking - what are the issues

Nothing wrong with factory seconds if that is what you are after. Sometimes the small imperfections can add character and charm (IMO) The…

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Uncle Arfur
Dec 07, 2011 1:48 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
4 December 2011

Timber lined ceiling to alfresco - will this work?

Timber lined ceiling to alfresco - will this work?

What spacings are the ceiling joists? If they are at 450mm that would work but if they are any less then you will have lots of waste. Have a look at some photos of…

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HappyCamper_au
Dec 04, 2011 1:44 pm
drew1981
drew1981
27 November 2011

HELP! Our new decking has black spots - what could it be?

HELP! Our new decking has black spots - what could it be?

pretty standered responce to hard wood and water..... a hard wood deck needs to be sealed as soon as you lay it, what your seeing is sap and a bit of mould... a result of…

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drew1981
Nov 27, 2011 2:10 pm
Renov8
Renov8
19 November 2011

Screwing down deck...

Screwing down deck...

Just wondering, I've laid my deck and tacked it down into place, it's wet here in Melb today the weather is looking better tomorrow but I'm wondering if the merbau has to…

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Renov8
Nov 19, 2011 10:59 am
bashworth
bashworth
19 November 2011

decking need to be on top of concrete?

decking need to be on top of concrete?

Advantages are: Lower cost Better ventilation under timber will reduce risk of rot You should put a weed mat on the natural ground

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bashworth
Nov 19, 2011 8:43 am
bashworth
Hashibur
Hashibur
19 November 2011

Outside Fish Tank (Glass)

Outside Fish Tank (Glass)

You need to ensure the glass is thick enough. 1/2" plate should do it, but for a tank outside, it would be prudent to go with tempered glass. The concrete can be formed to…

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Hashibur
Nov 19, 2011 6:19 am
Lee75
Lee75
18 November 2011

Stainless Steel balustrade for deck, wire comes off easily??

Stainless Steel balustrade for deck, wire comes off easily??

Hi, we have just had a deck installed and the balustrade has stainless steel wire on it. The installer is coming back again but I thought he was finished with the wire…

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Lee75
Nov 18, 2011 8:15 pm
cmooring
cmooring
15 November 2011

Advice on building a bench seat

Advice on building a bench seat

Thanks for all the comments, and a special thanks to Chippy for all your input and verification of the design. deb, good luck with your bench. I think it is a useful way…

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cmooring
Nov 15, 2011 10:58 pm
cmooring
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
11 November 2011

Fly traps

Fly traps

When can I buy that particular yellow lid Fly Trap in metropolitan Melbourne ? I looked around Bunnings, Safeway and Coles, but no…

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chrisandkate
Nov 11, 2011 3:51 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 November 2011

Outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting

If you have a contemporary style home go for a modern style of light. An older federation home? Buy that style light like No's 1 and 5. Then just look at the area you want…

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Stewie D
Nov 10, 2011 11:09 am
Dollar
Dollar
9 November 2011

teak outdoor furniture

teak outdoor furniture

I saw the exact table and chairs set I want in a photo in a display home. I am going to check it out this weekend and see if I can identify the maker/stockist. Will let you know.

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Dollar
Nov 09, 2011 5:06 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
9 November 2011

Water Tanks & Pumps

Water Tanks & Pumps

Having a tank to water the garden isn't a very efficient means of using the water. For the most part rainfall in many parts of Australia come mainly for part of the year…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 08, 2011 11:28 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Ash j
Ash j
7 November 2011

Pizza oven

Pizza oven

Any one got any expirences on purchasing a wood fire pizza oven? Ash

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Ash j
Nov 07, 2011 6:48 pm
chippy
chippy
4 November 2011

Decking alternatives

Decking alternatives

Hi Loray. If you like decks then I'd say go for it. I'd install it at the garage level however outside each sliding door I'd install a step that is at the house floor…

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chippy
Nov 03, 2011 11:57 pm
chippy
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
1 November 2011

Ideas needed, what would you do with this? Cost Effectively?

Ideas needed, what would you do with this? Cost Effectively?

Thanks Excited....I'll get some when the next stage is completed. The pond setup was really rushed because the tank they were in (temporarily) decided to leak on all…

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HappyCamper_au
Nov 01, 2011 8:57 pm
Bam
Bam
1 November 2011

Under Deck Water Tanks....

Under Deck Water Tanks....

We have an under deck water tank (deck yet to be built :wink: ) It was a standard Melro tank that you can pay extra for to be converted to under deck. We dug in to the Earth,…

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Bam
Nov 01, 2011 8:26 pm
Bam


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