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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 10:48 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 11:16 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 8:44 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 1:32 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 12:06 pm
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 8:16 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 1:21 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 2:06 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 11:22 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 1:15 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 3:09 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 10:20 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 8:56 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 10:56 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 2:02 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 9:55 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 5:09 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 12:21 pm
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 7:14 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 3:59 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 10:01 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 6:30 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 2:17 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 6:46 pm
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AaronK
Feb 15, 2012 9:37 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 6:11 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 1:51 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 2:27 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 12:30 pm
Mclaren
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Mclaren
Jan 31, 2012 11:29 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 8:31 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 5:36 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 3:17 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 10:39 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 8:06 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 11:29 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 11:10 am

Our lovely Ekodeck…

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wertmezer
Jan 09, 2012 11:26 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 10:48 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 10:38 am

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

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lachjor
Dec 28, 2011 3:46 pm
lachjor
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deb17
Dec 28, 2011 10:51 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 10:34 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 2:03 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 2:48 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 2:44 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 3:10 pm


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