measureAlfresco Servery/Bar window overlooking pool area
3 April 2017
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…
David MoffettAnyone got a Vergola - a couple of questions
6 February 2017
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…
EclipseFooting for chicken run without H4 earth-posts?
4 February 2017
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…
chuth77Is the conduit to my outdoor power outlet routed properly?
31 December 2016
Need to see some photos to make comment, but if he's not a licensed electrician then its is certainly illegal!
TashPaulIdeas for improving look of timber fence
28 December 2016
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…
Turtle1Are you struggling with the design of your garden?
16 December 2016
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…
BuidingPizzaOvenBuilding a pizza oven - bluestone base
28 September 2016
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…
marisa@artiluxHow realistic are bi-fold doors to alfresco areas?
29 June 2016
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…
MiAlJewhat steps to take to make neighbour pay half fence cost
1 June 2016
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…
rickadleePatio ideas/suggestions and rough costing
15 May 2016
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…
andreweveristWhere is cheapest place to buy Merbau Decking in Melbourne
10 May 2016
Everist Timber supplies an extensive range of timber products to many Melbourne areas. You can consider: <a…
bashworthOutdoor lighting without eave, IP44 is sufficient?
4 May 2016
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/
FrangipanniColorbond Ocean Blue roof and garage door
20 April 2016
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…
colebatchdCafe blinds suppliers in (west) Melbourne - recommendations?
9 April 2016
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…
Marsh86Install question on flat roof verandah ---
23 March 2016
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?