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…
Weve1952Make Your Business Travel or Vacation Free from Troubles
18 November 2016
Going on trips for business or pleasure involves considerable preparation and research. You want to get the biggest bang for your buck and your time. Here you will see…
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?
jknightsmithR-code setbacks - pergola vs patios
4 February 2016
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…
StructuralBIMGuySkillion roof design / rhs spans
17 January 2016
Hi Ondimonky The councils Building Department requires certified structural drawings to be submitted BTW if you want initial comments or assistance it is easier if you…