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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 9:00 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 8:16 am
tengals
tengals
5 June 2012

Outdoor speakers

Outdoor speakers

thanks steve from audio solutions.....

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tengals
Jun 05, 2012 3:59 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 11:08 am
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 10:39 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 9:18 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 2:28 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 9:28 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 10:49 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 4:55 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 12:01 pm
* jas *
* jas *
3 May 2012

Options for clothesline - small backyard

Options for clothesline - small backyard

I would go with the hills 6, even if you had the room for a rotary clothes line you need to make sure you have enough space to hang sheets without them hitting the fence or house.

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* jas *
May 03, 2012 2:38 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
28 April 2012

Unbelievable taste from a Kamodo bbq

Unbelievable taste from a Kamodo bbq

OMG, what a fantastic product. Throw out your gas hot plate grills and bbq's. I just purchased a Primo Oval XL and it cooks the tastiest food ever. Juicy snags, steaks,…

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McKinnon
Apr 28, 2012 7:12 pm
Mike8136
Mike8136
26 April 2012

HELP WITH concrete foundation for post

HELP WITH concrete foundation for post

Mgilla is right with the timber or steel posts, flat bases (or stirrups) packed up with gal washers. Fill the gap underneath with non-shrink grout available from Bunnings…

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Mike8136
Apr 26, 2012 6:29 pm

I'm doing these little decks at the moment, the joists are secured to the pole plate using battern screws before I bolt the plate to the…

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mgilla
Apr 23, 2012 8:05 pm
lxjones55
lxjones55
15 April 2012

Cafe Blinds...

Cafe Blinds...
1, 2

You can buy Ziptrak for a fraction of the price from a company called Ozrite - Awnings & Outdoor Blinds http://www.ozriteblinds.com.au there…

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lxjones55
Apr 15, 2012 5:07 pm
PaulMac
PaulMac
5 April 2012

Help needed! Where can i get my Swing seat support fixed

Help needed! Where can i get my Swing seat support fixed

G'day, I need your help in pointing me to the right store to get my Garden swing seat fixed.It used to have waterproof poly prop cloth covered…

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PaulMac
Apr 05, 2012 9:48 pm
Boogs
Boogs
4 April 2012

planning permission

planning permission

Every state is different, I live in SA and we needed permission for a similar job. We ended up getting Outside Concepts to plan & build ours, as they took care of all…

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Boogs
Apr 04, 2012 10:16 am
Boogs
cherub
cherub
3 April 2012

Opinions on enclosing deck Vs keeping open

Opinions on enclosing deck Vs keeping open

Without seeing the plan or knowing the materials of construction, would still recommend extending the roof line as will be cheaper now than later

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cherub
Apr 03, 2012 7:44 am
dennistng
dennistng
2 April 2012

Ikea decking on sand?

Ikea decking on sand?

Thanks for the reply! Sounds like a great idea but I really haven't got the confidence to do it well myself and get it right! I really admire people like your husband…

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dennistng
Apr 02, 2012 12:32 pm
dennistng
Meggles
Meggles
2 April 2012

Cafe blinds touching the fence?

Cafe blinds touching the fence?

You may want to anchor them lower than the top of the fence because if it rains it will channel all of the run off over your neighbour's side.…

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Meggles
Apr 02, 2012 11:06 am
Meggles
jodge
jodge
31 March 2012

How to pick a color for external brick bagging paint????

How to pick a color for external brick bagging paint????

I think Dulux or one of the other big paint suppliers have something actually.

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jodge
Mar 31, 2012 7:16 pm
jodge
Slug
Slug
30 March 2012

I've put too much oil on the deck!

I've put too much oil on the deck!

Gday all, Yesterday, after cleaning with nappy san the day before, i oiled our deck for the first time. It had previously been done by the builders. I used one of the…

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Slug
Mar 30, 2012 12:21 pm
chippy
chippy
29 March 2012

How to prevent leaves accumulating under outdoor decking?

How to prevent leaves accumulating under outdoor decking?

Hi sydyyz. Unfortunately I can't see any easy fix for your situation. If the deck wasn't laid then maybe you could've stretched out flywire over the joists and then laid…

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chippy
Mar 29, 2012 1:06 am
chippy

Hi all, My pergola has started going up, is looking great! However I am looking at covering the underside of where the fascia brackets are. See image below: A friend of…

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mikeg12
Mar 28, 2012 10:22 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
28 March 2012

Cleaning a Water Tank

Cleaning a Water Tank

The clear plastic pipe lets in light. It needs to be covered over with a split length of poly pipe or similar.

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SaveH2O
Mar 28, 2012 12:15 am
SaveH2O
lini100
lini100
26 March 2012

Melbourne pergola recommendation

Melbourne pergola recommendation

Hi All I am a new member and apologise if I am repeating something from a while back. I've tried to find someone to install a pergola and have had a lot of bad luck with…

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lini100
Mar 26, 2012 2:09 pm
bashworth
bashworth
25 March 2012

Window view

Window view

I have seen these panels you can put round a wheelie bin in the UK. Perhaps you can use something like this. http://www.wheelie-bin-covers.co.uk/products.html

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bashworth
Mar 25, 2012 9:20 pm
bashworth
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
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