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…
stage15 dahliaOutdoor Extension Tables - Melbourne
29 November 2015
Has anyone seen an outdoor 4 seater table that extends to 6-8 seater in Melbourne? Ikea has one but I would like something different. Plenty of 6 to 8-12 seaters around.…
becobiTravertine Tiles - water based or solvent based sealers?
12 November 2015
I know this is an old post but I would love to know what you ended up doing? i am in this same dilemma at the moment..
bashworthTimber Span for Pergola 7.3mtrs to much?
22 October 2015
For a single span the limit is around 5.5m You might find this link useful: http://www.finlayson.com.au/downloads/p ... _final.pdf
Saint MikeIs this quote for timber fence a rip off?
7 October 2015
Rule 1 - always get 3 quotes. But - its hard to comment without knowing what the fence is like. It sounds high for a simple wooden fence. Are you only paying half ?
MnTAlfresco - Retractable louvre roof ('vergola') Vs Skylight?
22 September 2015
It was a while ago now probably 7 years ago. It was a decent size with a gable, we were quoted supply & install $21k but my husband ended up installing it himself so…
ChrisandPollydecking ideas - keep spa or remove?
20 September 2015
Hi everyone, This is my 1st post to the forum, and I must say there is a wealth of knowledge here! My wife and I have bought a new house and there is an in ground spa…