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madgirls
madgirls
9 August 2011

What decking oil to use on Treated Pine fencing?

What decking oil to use on Treated Pine fencing?

Hi Everyone. Just after your opinion/s on what product to use to stain our existing Treated pine fencing/gate, keeping in mind we would like to achieve a 'merbau' type of…

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madgirls
Aug 09, 2011 6:13 pm
notremaison
notremaison
8 August 2011

Help / questions about ground screws and hidden fastners

Help / questions about ground screws and hidden fastners

Hey Handyandy, just in the process of building mine at the moment. It's is over a slab though. So far frame is complete, and should be starting with the hidden biscuit…

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notremaison
Aug 08, 2011 6:41 am
Lex
Lex
1 August 2011

Rotary Clotheslines - Fixed or Foldable?

Rotary Clotheslines - Fixed or Foldable?

OK, so where do I find one in Sydney?? ::hyst:: I can't find anything online :(

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Lex
Aug 01, 2011 8:44 pm
Lex
catrionaa84
catrionaa84
31 July 2011

Decking/Pergola companies in Adelaide

Decking/Pergola companies in Adelaide

Hi everyone, We are looking at getting a new deck and pergola installed (definately don't want to do the work ourselves as we dont have the skills and would rather pay to…

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catrionaa84
Jul 31, 2011 6:13 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
28 July 2011

DECKING ON VERANDAH - CONCRETE AND MASONITE BASE

DECKING ON VERANDAH - CONCRETE AND MASONITE BASE

We built our front deck on top of the concrete slab. Similar to Stormy's shown here except not as big:…

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First_Timer_Ray
Jul 28, 2011 1:31 pm
First_Timer_Ray
boiselfish
boiselfish
27 July 2011

Bali huts

Bali huts

Scrap that! 5 months later the experience with Tropical Thatch is…

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boiselfish
Jul 27, 2011 5:13 pm
cheerupcharlie
cheerupcharlie
27 July 2011

Calculate the price of a deck - Mother of all posting!!

Calculate the price of a deck - Mother of all posting!!
1, 2, 3, 4

Has anyone got any photos of their DIY Decks? And can you say whether you regret your DIY or are happy you gave it a go?

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cheerupcharlie
Jul 27, 2011 4:50 pm
zozo
zozo
25 July 2011

recommendations for pool renovation company?

recommendations for pool renovation company?

My parents are located near Penrith and wanting to re-line their concrete pool, re-do the coping, get clear glass fencing and possibly a new pool filter. Does anyone have…

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zozo
Jul 25, 2011 8:43 pm
sunnyk
sunnyk
23 July 2011

Re:Pergola West Melton Area

Re:Pergola West Melton Area

Hi there I Would like to get this pergola built within next month or so, Looking to get Colourbond/Steel/Centenary/Stratco Products, The area of pergola will be 11.5m X…

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sunnyk
Jul 23, 2011 4:54 pm
Sharee
Sharee
22 July 2011

Timber decking or Pavers?

Timber decking or Pavers?

Mmmm its such a toss up - I think both can look great if done well. For me - decking just wins out, feels somehow cosier if that makes any sense :shock: Plenty of the…

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Sharee
Jul 22, 2011 11:50 pm
Sharee
KevinG78
KevinG78
19 July 2011

Covering Weepholes?

Covering Weepholes?

chrisandkate is right, i am doing what he is doing

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KevinG78
Jul 19, 2011 1:42 pm
KevinG78
KevinG78
19 July 2011

Garden storage room

Garden storage room

mine one is really big, it fits all my junks, so my garden looks just fine

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KevinG78
Jul 19, 2011 1:40 pm
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KevinG78
Jul 19, 2011 1:38 pm
bashworth
bashworth
18 July 2011

Slab slopes towards the house.

Slab slopes towards the house.

Have you complained to the Builder? If you are getting nowhere with them.....You can use a floor screed which can be applied to the top surface of the concrete. This is a…

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bashworth
Jul 18, 2011 5:36 pm
bashworth
kek
kek
16 July 2011

Pergola Please *finito*

Pergola Please *finito*
1, 2

Lovely suh - lots of shade for sipping a frosty one. :D

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kek
Jul 16, 2011 11:40 am
kek
Roar
Roar
15 July 2011

Alfresco blinds - PVC or mesh?

Alfresco blinds - PVC or mesh?

Thanks! Hadn't even considered them. I'm thinking they're incredibly expensive if our indoor plantation shutters are anything to go by! Will investigate though...

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Roar
Jul 15, 2011 6:30 pm
blueboy
blueboy
15 July 2011

Sliding louvre panels for new patio?

Sliding louvre panels for new patio?

Thanks cciscool, I have booked an appointment with them !

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blueboy
Jul 15, 2011 3:54 pm
Lex
Lex
15 July 2011

Sealing before or after grouting???

Sealing before or after grouting???

Thanks. Just thinking about tiler's reason - maybe he isn't sure that he'd clean all the grout properly around the joints, and then, after sealing the whole lot, he…

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Lex
Jul 15, 2011 11:00 am
Lex
deb17
deb17
12 July 2011

HELP WATER POOLING

HELP WATER POOLING

Thank's Deemaree and Joles, well today the builder said that it is rubbish, concrete etc.... underneath the soil, :shock: said when the site got cleaned it was hard to get down…

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deb17
Jul 12, 2011 3:45 pm
Leona
Leona
8 July 2011

Outoor patio security

Outoor patio security

You can get these at k-mart and they are around 100 each, every few mths they come on special for half price, you would probably get away with a 1m one and a 1.5 m one as…

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Leona
Jul 08, 2011 5:41 pm
deb17
deb17
3 July 2011

How soon do you start Landscaping on a new contruction?

How soon do you start Landscaping on a new contruction?

We got our keys two and a half weeks ago, my hubbi has completed the back landscaping today, he did it on his own and is totally exhausted, allot of hard work . Our…

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deb17
Jul 03, 2011 9:59 pm
rickxs
rickxs
1 July 2011

display home alfresco bench surrounds ?

display home alfresco bench surrounds ?

ok --thanks for setting me in the right direction

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rickxs
Jul 01, 2011 8:55 am

Hi, I am wanting to put retic through to some potplants by the entrance way to the house so I'm just after suggestions on the best method of bringing the irrigation lines…

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iduno
Jun 11, 2011 6:45 pm
Dollar
Dollar
11 June 2011

Show us your alfresco!

Show us your alfresco!

Ok look fabulous. I would show you ours but it's looking a tad messy and not photo quality. Plants that need planting.

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Dollar
Jun 11, 2011 6:10 pm
draco76
draco76
10 June 2011

Outdoor room tiling

Outdoor room tiling

i am on the same dillemma and can't decided whether to go decks or pavers on our alfresco area that's already slabbed as part of the house (only lower). but now, tiling is…

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draco76
Jun 10, 2011 8:41 pm
draco76
draco76
10 June 2011

Outdoor art/hangings/sculptures etc (Melb & S.E.)

Outdoor art/hangings/sculptures etc (Melb & S.E.)

looks interesting.. might pop in there one weekend.. thanks Geoff

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draco76
Jun 10, 2011 7:49 pm
leshedebeer
leshedebeer
5 June 2011

Deck Builder in Wollongong area?

Deck Builder in Wollongong area?

Would highly reccomend 2 Builders / Carpenters in the wollongong area both are small builders with high detail and great service. Seacliff Constructions -

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leshedebeer
Jun 05, 2011 1:08 pm
emma07
emma07
4 June 2011

Is urban stone really better quality than fremantle stone?

Is urban stone really better quality than fremantle stone?

Of course Urban Stone say their reconstituted limestone pavers are superior to what Fremantle stone produce. We've had Fremantle stone pavers in the past in another…

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emma07
Jun 04, 2011 9:11 pm
ok180
ok180
4 June 2011

alfresco or alternative

alfresco or alternative

Alfresco with skylights is an idea but like you said the area already has lots of windows. Alfresco is the way everyone seems to be going these days.

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ok180
Jun 04, 2011 11:13 am
ok180
davinci
davinci
3 June 2011

Frameless glass installation - does it differ?

Frameless glass installation - does it differ?

There are two main types of spigots used on a concrete/paver base. Core drill spigots and bolt on spigots. The core drill spigots are installed in as the name suggests a…

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davinci
Jun 03, 2011 8:26 pm
davinci
4stroker
4stroker
1 June 2011

Gas Pool Heating

Gas Pool Heating

G'day, Does anyone on here have first hand experience with running gas pool heating? My friend has just built an above ground, sprayed concrete pool, 12.5m x 4.5m. We…

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4stroker
Jun 01, 2011 8:05 pm
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nemisis
May 30, 2011 11:04 am
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flew
May 30, 2011 10:35 am
Agent_009
Agent_009
25 May 2011

Solar Heating - Pool

Solar Heating - Pool

Good question, hopefully someone can answer. We've been told in Queensland that it can nearly extend your swimming to the entire year. Not sure if I totally believe it…

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Agent_009
May 25, 2011 11:04 am
ok180
ok180
25 May 2011

Decking paint

Decking paint

I used a product called Spa & Deck for ours. It's made by a company called Flood. They give you I think 3 year guarantee. So far ours has been down for 2 years and it…

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ok180
May 25, 2011 9:09 am
ok180
Kayla_10
Kayla_10
20 May 2011

Cost of a deck

Cost of a deck
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Any rough idea's of how much it would cost, and how long it would take to build a a 6x3m 2nd story deck (2.8m above ground), with a fibre cement sheet floor?

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Kayla_10
May 20, 2011 7:10 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
18 May 2011

Swimming pool fencing recs and quotes

Swimming pool fencing recs and quotes

For supply and install, semiframeless can range from 200 to 400 per lineal metre For supply and install, frameless can range from 400 to 600 per lineal metre. So for…

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Agent_009
May 18, 2011 11:52 am
paulw11
paulw11
16 May 2011

Water pumps which sort and cost

Water pumps which sort and cost

Hi, Have you spoken to someone locally about your requirements? 40-60,000 litres seems a bit small for a household of 8, but it depends on your annual rainfall, roof…

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paulw11
May 16, 2011 4:10 pm
Excited to Build
Excited to Build
14 May 2011

swimmning pool guidelines

swimmning pool guidelines

We are building and live in Perth and have just had a pool installed and it had to be 1.5m from the back fence and because ours is right next to the alfresco we had to…

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Excited to Build
May 14, 2011 10:36 am
Hilly
Hilly
6 May 2011

Jarrah decking help!

Jarrah decking help!

Hi All, I have just got 1000 l/m 130mm x 20mm of Jarrah decking that has been sitting for the last 6 months undercover. it has some water spots on some lengths. My…

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Hilly
May 06, 2011 6:28 pm
Bigtop
Bigtop
5 May 2011

Composite Hardwood Posts

Composite Hardwood Posts

My builder is building a covered deck, he has used composite hardwood posts. Which look awful the posts were not intended to be painted but stained just like the Merbau…

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Bigtop
May 05, 2011 2:43 pm
buildingagain
buildingagain
30 April 2011

Kreepy Krauly blues!

Kreepy Krauly blues!

Yeah thanks. Just thought I might arm myself with some info about the devices, as I'm making assumptions about what the noise is, and don't want to look like a goose. …

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buildingagain
Apr 30, 2011 10:42 am
Xpire
Xpire
27 April 2011

Solar Deck Lighting

Solar Deck Lighting

Hi guys, Could somebody recommend me a shop/online store that has recessed solar lights for decking? I can't seem to find many nice ones and they all don't seem to be…

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Xpire
Apr 27, 2011 3:02 pm
zammasaurus
zammasaurus
23 April 2011

Glass Splashback in Alfresco

Glass Splashback in Alfresco

Thanks for the reply. Can I mount this straight onto brick or would I need to mount a cement sheet first then use the adhesive?

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zammasaurus
Apr 23, 2011 12:59 pm

This is actually a gas fire pit, in summer it becomes an ice pit.

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Aiah
Apr 22, 2011 3:29 pm
Aiah
cherub
cherub
20 April 2011

Corner pergola anyone?

Corner pergola anyone?

The best option is to have it drawn on your house, using 3D cad then you can visualise from all angles. We can also plot animated shadow patterns if needed even inside…

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cherub
Apr 20, 2011 6:10 am
jess p
jess p
18 April 2011

OUTDOOR TIMBER SCREENING

OUTDOOR TIMBER SCREENING

love this timber screen...will definately be needing it in out backyard.....sydney neighbours :S

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jess p
Apr 18, 2011 3:28 pm
grom40
grom40
14 April 2011

Temporary outdoor flooring

Temporary outdoor flooring

My neighbours gathered up all of the empty brick pallets from surrounding builds and used those (up-side is it raises the alfresco floor level to about the height of the…

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grom40
Apr 14, 2011 10:44 am
grom40
Eskay40
Eskay40
13 April 2011

Spa installation questions

Spa installation questions

You will definitely want to get the electricals in during the build. A special circuit current of about 32Amp is required. Check with some of the big brands and see what…

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Eskay40
Apr 13, 2011 2:45 pm
Eskay40


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