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rcgreub
rcgreub
18 September 2011

Commissioning an unused water pipe in pool wall

Commissioning an unused water pipe in pool wall

Steve, have you had any problems running the US intelliflo on our Australian power supply over the last year? Mark, Where did you get your intelliflo and how much did…

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rcgreub
Sep 18, 2011 11:20 pm
miteq
miteq
12 September 2011

Sealing tiles with Crommelin

Sealing tiles with Crommelin

Hi everyone, Getting my travertine pool coping and tiles laid next week and have received a good quote for Dry Treat sealing...approx. $1200…

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miteq
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…

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Stormy
Sep 08, 2011 6:44 pm
Stormy
Huggy_B
Huggy_B
6 September 2011

304 Stainless Steel External Lights??

304 Stainless Steel External Lights??

correct. Unless there is a massive price differential, get 316 s/s in…

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Huggy_B
Sep 06, 2011 10:53 pm
Huggy_B
Rups
Rups
4 September 2011

Alfresco Ceiling Colour/Treatment

Alfresco Ceiling Colour/Treatment

Hi Eager, 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…

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Rups
Sep 04, 2011 10:27 pm
Rups
Starz
Starz
4 September 2011

Steel structured outdoor area

Steel structured outdoor area
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Hi Billyz, 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!

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Starz
Sep 04, 2011 10:50 am
Starz
B STAR
B STAR
2 September 2011

Decking problem: built with untreated pine, how to rectify

Decking problem: built with untreated pine, how to rectify

Are the post Cyprus pine or hardwood?? They dont always need to be treated pine. Untreated Pine post are very hard to buy, I doubt they will be normal pine that would be…

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B STAR
Sep 02, 2011 11:35 am
kiwichick
kiwichick
27 August 2011

Screening out neighbors over rock

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

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kiwichick
Aug 27, 2011 7:34 pm
Xpire
Xpire
27 August 2011

Verandah pricing

Verandah pricing

Hi guys, Just got a few quotes for a verandah out the back. It's roughly around 5m x 4m in area. Stratco has given a quote of roughly $3k for supply only, and another…

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Xpire
Aug 27, 2011 2:29 pm
flynny
flynny
26 August 2011

Modular Decking

Modular Decking

there is a company called premium lifestyles in brisbane who do a modular decking system. there number is 33000507..... my uncle brought 2 modular deck systems…

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flynny
Aug 26, 2011 10:10 am
davinci
davinci
25 August 2011

Tiling or Fencing First???

Tiling or Fencing First???

a flanged spigot also has a collar http://www.clearglass.com.au/spigots-mini-posts (deck spigots also know as flanged spigots)

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davinci
Aug 25, 2011 5:42 pm
davinci
davinci
davinci
25 August 2011

Help needed with planning backyard entertaining area

Help needed with planning backyard entertaining area

if you only need the design aspect done and then DIY then a landscape architect is the avenue you need to go down if the budget allows. Some of the larger more prominent…

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davinci
Aug 25, 2011 4:44 pm
davinci
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lightingever
Aug 19, 2011 9:32 pm
draco76
draco76
14 August 2011

decking depth enquiry

decking depth enquiry

thanks for all that info notremaison.. appreciate it.. i will be making a new thread for my decking adventure and your very welcome to advice :D :D

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draco76
Aug 14, 2011 6:50 pm
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
14 August 2011

1.5m retaining wall with NO steps!

1.5m retaining wall with NO steps!

Thanks for the suggestions :) KID, I suggested the same thing to DP the other night.. he looked at me silly :P Chrisandkate, we're certainly not afraid of hard work and…

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Oceanus2
Aug 14, 2011 4:09 pm
jk-12345
jk-12345
11 August 2011

Alfresco Floor - over dirt

Alfresco Floor - over dirt

I have a question for the guys who did concrete as part of the slab. Was this poured flat? say like the garage floor, or did it have a slop on it. We paid for our alfresco…

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jk-12345
Aug 11, 2011 5:22 pm
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 7:13 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 7:41 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 9:44 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 7:13 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 2:31 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 6:13 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 5:50 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 9:43 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 5:54 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 23, 2011 12:50 am
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 2:42 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 2:40 pm
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KevinG78
Jul 19, 2011 2:38 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 6:36 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 12:40 pm
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 7:30 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 4:54 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 12:00 pm
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 4:45 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 6:41 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 10:59 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 9:55 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 7:45 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 7:10 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 9:41 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 8:49 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 2:08 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 10:11 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 12:13 pm
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 9:26 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 9:05 pm
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nemisis
May 30, 2011 12:04 pm


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