Advice on building a bench seat
Thanks for all the comments, and a special thanks to Chippy for all your input and verification of the design.
deb, good luck with your bench. I think it is a useful way…
When can I buy that particular yellow lid Fly Trap in metropolitan Melbourne ?
I looked around Bunnings, Safeway and Coles, but no…
If you have a contemporary style home go for a modern style of light. An older federation home? Buy that style light like No's 1 and 5.
Then just look at the area you want…
teak outdoor furniture
I saw the exact table and chairs set I want in a photo in a display home. I am going to check it out this weekend and see if I can identify the maker/stockist. Will let you know.
Water Tanks & Pumps
Having a tank to water the garden isn't a very efficient means of using the water. For the most part rainfall in many parts of Australia come mainly for part of the year…
Any one got any expirences on purchasing a wood fire pizza oven?
Nov 07, 2011 7:48 pm
If you like decks then I'd say go for it.
I'd install it at the garage level however outside each sliding door I'd install a step that is at the house floor…
Under Deck Water Tanks....
We have an under deck water tank (deck yet to be built )
It was a standard Melro tank that you can pay extra for to be converted to under deck.
We dug in to the Earth,…
Compared to timber.... That is a personal choice. I'm a carpenter so actually prefer the look of timber and will be installing that for my new…
Looking for some advise for painting a treated pine fence. We want a black colour but really want it to look like it has the burnt look..Any one have any ideas…
This is the sun travelling across the sky - note this is the only diagram like this I could find and is for the Northern hemisphere.
Just reverse the E & W and it is…
OZtrail Deluxe Gazebo 3x3m
Loved the one we got from Kmart until some idiot(Me) drove though it in a hail storm. It was when I reversed back and the 6cm antenna on the car caught the edge and bent…
Restaining Merbau deck
First post in this forum so sorry if this has already been asked in another thread.
I had a merbau deck built in late June this year, and it was then stained a…
Oct 23, 2011 10:24 am
Building a Deck questions
Decided on 450mm spacings.
I found plenty of videos showing different
building methods and things not to do.
I will make a smaller deck as an experiment
And yes I'm a perfectionist..
Then you need to get out the tape with a few seats and boards to find out exactly what seat height, depth…
Timber Decking - Mixing the Size of Boards
Laila, I'm doing a job in the next couple of weeks that will run altetnating size of board. The client initially wanted the deck in a herring bone pattern but it was going…
What about something like this? The chairs are stored in the centre of the table legs then the table…
Oct 19, 2011 4:38 pm
Opinions for shade sail colour?
We are putting a retractable awning in, we are considering either "Shifting Gray" "Sandy Beige" or "Vanilla" we do want quite a bit of light to come through though and it…
Oct 19, 2011 4:06 pm
Solar outdoor shower
Like the solar shower bags there won't be any control over the water temperature and some days the water will be HOT!!! Not sure how much the shower holds but looks like…
What do you have outside for making shade?
We are putting in a roof mounted retractable awning made out of PVC Ferrari waterproof fabric with two galvanised steel poles powdercoat coloured which it retracts out to.…
Oct 19, 2011 3:23 pm
Cost of Aluminium Powder Coated Pergola
I'm assuming you've gotten a few quotes?
We are getting a retractable awning put in with PVC Ferrari waterproof fabric which is costing us about $10k, with the…
Oct 19, 2011 3:09 pm
Cushions for Built in Seating
We have included some built in seating/benches in our new courtyard garden design.
This might be a silly question but it is best to wear the extra cost and buy…
Oct 19, 2011 2:37 pm
How high an attached pergola should be?
Our pergola will have to be attached to the house on 1 side (this will be the long dimension, about 8m) and open on all other sides.
At the house side (where it's…
Types of timber for pergolas
I'm learning that there is not just one "standard" timber type used for pergolas. So when we get quotes, we might not be comparing like for like.
Some quotes specify…
Help with pergola timber sizes?
My pergola will be 6.5m x 4m, therefore my rafters will be 4m continuous span. My post is 100x100 cypress pine and there will be 3 post to support my beam which is…
Oct 13, 2011 12:02 pm
Poll - Grooves up or down on decking ?
Yes, it's true you will slip easier with the reeded side up. If walking with the reeds in the same direction you foot is only getting half the surface area to get grip on,…
Oct 09, 2011 9:27 am
timber over concrete steps
I am not aware of the actual article that you're seeking but the alarm bell went off when you said that the project was covering concrete steps…
Concrete Pool Renovation Help
Hi, we are in the same boat as JaxTellersOldLady^. We would like to renovate our pool.
Our concrete pool is 12 years old and we have been advised to resurface it with a…
plants that possums wont eat........
My sister uses chicken wire to protect any of her favourite plants from the wallabies. And if the plant grows through the wire, the wallabies help "trim" the plant…
The Outdoor Kitchen!
I want to put an outdoor kitchen in my Alfresco in a house yet to be built. The plans have been approved by council and I am waiting for final tender to come back.…
Sealing tiles with Crommelin
Getting my travertine pool coping and tiles laid next week and have received a good quote for Dry Treat sealing...approx. $1200…
Sep 12, 2011 4:15 pm
For our 7m x 4m deck, we used 140 'no nail' boards. I love the look for the big area, but for a smaller porch area I would probably have chosen the 90 as it would have…
Alfresco Ceiling Colour/Treatment
Thanks for your thoughts We only have eaves at the front of the house and are wondering what to do there, and also the portico. I think that is a great idea…
Sep 04, 2011 10:27 pm
Steel structured outdoor area
This is a useful website, prices seem very good. Now i am looking to do these fixed screening between posts along the fence line.
Thanks for the weblink!
Sep 04, 2011 10:50 am
Screening out neighbors over rock
Could a pergola coming out from the roofline offer privacy. You could grow an attractive climber on it too soften the look. Or even a awning perhaps