How much was your decking?
We are also considering going with a steel frame, as we are in a flood zone, and thought it might be better in the long run if it ends up sitting in pools of water (it…
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.
Roof Extenda alternative
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…
Building a pizza oven - bluestone base
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…
Sep 25, 2016 10:58 pm
Stratco Pro-Beam and Decking
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…
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…
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)…
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…
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…
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…
deck and pergola design & install
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…
Aug 13, 2016 2:53 pm
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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!
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…
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.
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…
Apr 24, 2016 3:19 pm
I had mine recently installed by Dave at DTR Welding Services (http://www.dtrwelding.com.au). He's runs his own business operating out of South Guildford and he gave me…
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.
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…
Mar 22, 2016 8:52 am
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…
Pooling of water on our new decking
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…
Feb 21, 2016 10:15 am
R-code setbacks - pergola vs patios
Yes you are correct. Patios and pergolas are treated differently.
I think if the roof is impervious, the rules are more strict.
But if you want a definitive response…
I live in Qld and would like to add some sort of shade cloth to the treated pine pergola already attached to the house.
The timber is in pretty good condition, though it…
Cheap jarrah decking boards
Long time reader first time poster. Sorry if this has been posted before, I found some posts on jarrah deck, but not a lot on pricing supply costs.
Bamboo decking from Masters.
I'd give it a miss. 4 bad reviews on the product, a lot seem to mention mould. Granted it looks nice, but I'm guessing its too porous and thats causing issues.
Skillion roof design / rhs spans
The councils Building Department requires certified structural drawings to be submitted
BTW if you want initial comments or assistance it is easier if you…
Novice deck planning
Good to hear you are in "acceptance stage"! Cardboard tubes are only required for sandy situations where there is a risk of the hole collapsing. You have a decent amount…
Jan 10, 2016 8:59 pm
Joist pattern for deck setup
Thanks for the pic. I think that may be the right idea, but as the border planks are like 120 in width i might have to have a gap between the bearers
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