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Hi All, A bit of a weird idea. Basically we are thinking about creating a outdoor BBQ kitchen which overlooks our future swimming pool. Our alfresco has 2 concrete…

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measure
Apr 03, 2017 8:23 pm

This is how ours is done:

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Megera
Mar 08, 2017 6:53 am
Megera
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
21 February 2017

Freostone UK Stormstone

Freostone UK Stormstone

Hello. yeah i used stormstone pavers. For this i concrened to http://www.matsgrids.co.uk You can concern to matsgrids they provides you all the info and guides very…

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lazandjohn
Feb 21, 2017 5:34 pm
Miami Stainless
Miami Stainless
15 February 2017

Deck balustrade and roof options

Deck balustrade and roof options

Hi, I have just noticed your comment, I work for Miami Stainless and they have an online wire balustrade and stainless steel post calculator. Gives instant online…

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Miami Stainless
Feb 15, 2017 1:39 pm
Miami Stainless
David Moffett
David Moffett
6 February 2017

Anyone got a Vergola - a couple of questions

Anyone got a Vergola - a couple of questions
1, 2, 3, 4

It wouldn't suprise me if James turned out to be a dealer, however if he wanted light into his home a Vergola lets in twice as much light in winter due to the gaps between…

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David Moffett
Feb 06, 2017 4:45 pm

Hi all, There I was nearly about to buy 12 huge posts (H4 100mm by 100mm) to dig into the ground just for the vertical posts of the frame of my chicken run to try and…

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Eclipse
Feb 04, 2017 1:55 pm
Eclipse
chuth77
chuth77
31 December 2016

Is the conduit to my outdoor power outlet routed properly?

Is the conduit to my outdoor power outlet routed properly?

Need to see some photos to make comment, but if he's not a licensed electrician then its is certainly illegal!

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chuth77
Dec 31, 2016 5:57 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
28 December 2016

Ideas for improving look of timber fence

Ideas for improving look of timber fence

Hi there, we moved to our new home last week. I am searching for fencing which will make my home look good and elegant. While discussing with my friend, he suggested me…

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TashPaul
Dec 28, 2016 12:32 pm
TashPaul
Rod Bradley
Rod Bradley
26 December 2016

Build a Punkawallah

Build a Punkawallah

On a recent visit to Mission Beach I saw mechanical air moving system working in an outdoor area of a Cafe, they called it a Punkawallah. I would like to try to make a…

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Rod Bradley
Dec 26, 2016 2:56 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

Building an Outdoor BBQ Grill

Building an Outdoor BBQ Grill

hmm do these look suspiciously like marketing questions??

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 12:28 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

Are you struggling with the design of your garden?

Are you struggling with the design of your garden?

Go with your passion. Choosing colours you like help. So do considerations around how much time you want to maintain the garden. Also how much are you actually going to…

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 11:00 am
Turtle1
meeks
meeks
8 December 2016

Cost effective benchtops

Cost effective benchtops

It is not necessary that cost effective benchtops are good in quality also. So, make sure of that.

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meeks
Dec 08, 2016 8:01 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
24 November 2016

Ornamental pear problem

Ornamental pear problem

If you get tapatalk on your phone it's very easy to post pictures. :)

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cat_dunc
Nov 24, 2016 1:08 pm
cat_dunc
Charley
Charley
6 November 2016

Patio makeover ideas?

Patio makeover ideas?

Our alfresco is 8m long and we have outdoor table and chairs at one end and BBQ at the other and timber look tiles for the flooring.

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Charley
Nov 06, 2016 6:18 pm
hazzadate
hazzadate
21 October 2016

Roof Extenda alternative

Roof Extenda alternative

Hi all, I want to build a patio cover over the existing wooden deck and attached to the wooden house. I like the look of the roof extenda brackets however I am wondering…

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hazzadate
Oct 21, 2016 4:46 pm
BuidingPizzaOven
BuidingPizzaOven
28 September 2016

Building a pizza oven - bluestone base

Building a pizza oven - bluestone base

Hi megantempleton, Was just wondering how you went with your bluestone bench top. Have you had any trouble with the heat from the pizza oven? I would like to do the same…

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BuidingPizzaOven
Sep 28, 2016 11:37 am
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lp77
Sep 25, 2016 9:58 pm
Bluebull80
Bluebull80
20 September 2016

Stratco Pro-Beam and Decking

Stratco Pro-Beam and Decking

Hello all While purchasing an outback at Stratco I had a rush of blood and got them to add the pro-beam sub floor, 4 x 3m. It has since arrived and I have put it together…

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Bluebull80
Sep 20, 2016 8:03 pm
Marty3333
Marty3333
6 September 2016

Ceiling under Pergola

Ceiling under Pergola

Hi all, hoping to get a bit of advice on installing a ceiling under a timber pergola, in particular what cost effective materials to use. The obvious materials that spring…

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Marty3333
Sep 06, 2016 10:23 am
nicenurse
nicenurse
2 September 2016

Bali Hut

Bali Hut

Would these still be the correct size if the Bali hut was to be 5 metres x 5 metres to the outside of posts (250mm square ironbark posts , which are already purchased)…

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nicenurse
Sep 02, 2016 8:55 pm
bne
bne
23 August 2016

Cost of ground level deck

Cost of ground level deck

hi there .. first time poster here .. I am in the process of trying to get a few quotes for a ground level deck thats approximately 56 sqm in size and less than a…

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bne
Aug 23, 2016 12:16 pm
Green thumbs 16
Green thumbs 16
21 August 2016

Front yard landscaping

Front yard landscaping

We live on the Gold Coast and have a small 3 bedroom house. Currently there is a slightly raised garden across the front of the house -the edge is rounded rocks about a…

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Green thumbs 16
Aug 21, 2016 5:52 pm
alexkb
alexkb
20 August 2016

First time oiling Batu deck

First time oiling Batu deck

Hi all, I have a Batu deck that has never been oiled. It's now 4 months old, but I was waiting for September to come around so that the oil will dry properly - I hope this…

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alexkb
Aug 20, 2016 3:43 pm
AceFI
AceFI
13 August 2016

deck and pergola design & install

deck and pergola design & install

hi all. at the very early stages of designing our deck and pergola. i am querying where posts should be installed. have attached a draft of what we are looking to…

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AceFI
Aug 13, 2016 1:53 pm
Kat_1025
Kat_1025
8 August 2016

Fencing Question

Fencing Question

Really this is not a bad idea to do fencing for outside of your home, you may go for do this. It will give a good look wherever you used it.

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Kat_1025
Aug 08, 2016 7:22 pm
NelopeJ88
NelopeJ88
5 August 2016

Exterior colour scheme advice

Exterior colour scheme advice

I can't see the second photo but I agree that the first looks a bit dull and dreary. A lighter colour might help liven it up a bit.

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NelopeJ88
Aug 05, 2016 8:35 pm
NelopeJ88
chrismarshall3
chrismarshall3
30 June 2016

Is this big enough?

Is this big enough?

We are getting an outdoor area but just wondering with sizes is it going to be enough? We have a 4m x 3m section and a 4m x 4.2m section together so 8m wide and 3-4m…

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chrismarshall3
Jun 30, 2016 12:48 pm
marisa@artilux
marisa@artilux
29 June 2016

How realistic are bi-fold doors to alfresco areas?

How realistic are bi-fold doors to alfresco areas?

If your concern is insects, there are solutions to screening bifold doors. You could opt for retractable flyscreens or pleated flyscreens that tuck away out of site when…

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marisa@artilux
Jun 29, 2016 3:57 pm
isaac.stanbury
isaac.stanbury
23 June 2016

Colourbond fencing

Colourbond fencing

Hi, Have you tried ATF? I have my fencing needs done by them and I must say that they really did a great job. You should try it. And they're very responsive too. You can…

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isaac.stanbury
Jun 23, 2016 11:43 am
The_Lalas
The_Lalas
9 June 2016

Outdoor Kitchen build - Newcastle

Outdoor Kitchen build - Newcastle

Thanks, I'm going to go with an exposed aggregate slab instead of timber deck.

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The_Lalas
Jun 09, 2016 8:29 pm
poseiden
poseiden
2 June 2016

Alfresco tiles

Alfresco tiles

Thanks for the advice. My internal tile (light grey) also comes as an outdoor version. Should I change the alfresco tile from charcoal to light grey so it flows or it…

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poseiden
Jun 02, 2016 11:53 am
MiAlJe
MiAlJe
1 June 2016

what steps to take to make neighbour pay half fence cost

what steps to take to make neighbour pay half fence cost

My circumstances were a little different but I was waiting on payment from both my neighbours as I was the first to build in a new estate. I needed the money fairly…

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MiAlJe
Jun 01, 2016 12:07 pm
MiAlJe
esjl2809
esjl2809
1 June 2016

5 year wait..fact or pure fiction??

5 year wait..fact or pure fiction??

To StructuralBIMGuy and piscean, thks guys for your feedback. It is definitely not worth the risk and I will defintely go along the path of getting a proper permit done. cheers!

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esjl2809
Jun 01, 2016 12:03 am

Hi all, first time reader and poster. We've recently purchased a new home and while we haven't moved in quite yet (settlement is another 50 days or so away) we need to…

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rickadlee
May 15, 2016 12:55 am
andreweverist
andreweverist
10 May 2016

Where is cheapest place to buy Merbau Decking in Melbourne

Where is cheapest place to buy Merbau Decking in Melbourne

Everist Timber supplies an extensive range of timber products to many Melbourne areas. You can consider: <a…

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andreweverist
May 10, 2016 8:33 pm
andreweverist
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Green 1
May 10, 2016 7:35 pm
bashworth
bashworth
4 May 2016

Outdoor lighting without eave, IP44 is sufficient?

Outdoor lighting without eave, IP44 is sufficient?

IP44 covers - Protected against water splashed from all directions. So should be OK For a description of IP ratings see http://anewhouse.com.au/2015/03/ingress ... p-ratings/

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bashworth
May 04, 2016 10:10 pm
bashworth
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 April 2016

Pergola: Gutter or free fall?

Pergola: Gutter or free fall?

Yes as per above, some acrylic roof sheeting should have a minimum pitch of 5º, other material 3º. You need to be careful what type you choose. Stewie

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Stewie D
Apr 26, 2016 11:49 am

While designing a home, a discerning architect keeps many essential things in mind. In addition to aesthetic appeal, there are practical considerations such as the…

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peter k
Apr 25, 2016 11:26 pm
clath
clath
24 April 2016

recycled decking versus new store bought

recycled decking versus new store bought

Thanks Beetaloo. Do you know any timber wholesellers in melbourne?

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clath
Apr 24, 2016 2:19 pm
clath
Frangipanni
Frangipanni
20 April 2016

Colorbond Ocean Blue roof and garage door

Colorbond Ocean Blue roof and garage door

Hoping someone can assist with a paint colour problem. Our home currently has a Colorbond Ocean Blue Roof, guttering and garage door. The garage is rendered in a…

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Frangipanni
Apr 20, 2016 6:55 pm
colebatchd
colebatchd
9 April 2016

Cafe blinds suppliers in (west) Melbourne - recommendations?

Cafe blinds suppliers in (west) Melbourne - recommendations?

Hi All, We're mid-way through doing out Alfresco area. The next thing I need to organise is cafe blinds - so far I've spoken to Australian Outdoor Living, but haven't got…

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colebatchd
Apr 09, 2016 1:02 pm
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cat_dunc
Mar 30, 2016 9:17 pm
cat_dunc
lizzy_gliddon
lizzy_gliddon
30 March 2016

Cafe Blinds - Perth

Cafe Blinds - Perth

I used Ozrite (www.ozriteblinds.com.au) after reading a couple of reviews on here, my experience was the same as most. The ordering was easy and they arrived in a couple…

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lizzy_gliddon
Mar 30, 2016 2:00 pm
Althom
Althom
25 March 2016

Mole crickets in new lawn

Mole crickets in new lawn

Every lawn has some lawn beetles and the amount of damage attributed to them is vastly overstated and just leads to unecessary applications of chemicals.

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Althom
Mar 25, 2016 10:30 am
Althom
Marsh86
Marsh86
23 March 2016

Install question on flat roof verandah ---

Install question on flat roof verandah ---

Wouldnt you be better of mounting onto the trusses through the top of the roof, Gives you more space and means you can put any drainage back onto your roof if needed?

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Marsh86
Mar 23, 2016 9:52 am
yarns
yarns
22 March 2016

Fencing

Fencing

Hey guys, We are currently about to have our roof finished, and have been thinking about a few options for the yard, and I have 3 questions. 1. If we wanted to build the…

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yarns
Mar 22, 2016 7:52 am
yarns
oneJohn
oneJohn
22 February 2016

What fire proof decking to use ?

What fire proof decking to use ?

I've heard people say that synthetic timber tends to be hot underfoot if exposed to the sun. In order to meet no-gap requirements, I wonder if it's possible to use…

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oneJohn
Feb 22, 2016 3:49 pm
oneJohn
pearl
pearl
21 February 2016

Pooling of water on our new decking

Pooling of water on our new decking

Hello I wonder if i could have some information on my new decking that was finished a few days ago. With the rain we had last night in Sydney the decking has not dried out…

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pearl
Feb 21, 2016 9:15 am

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