Skinny rainwater tank
got quoted on a 2000l thintank at 470mm wide it is bit less than $1300 then one the builers wanted to put in was worth 3500 and an eyesore
Decking over storm water
From what you have said it sounds like there will be an easement although it could be in favour of either the body corporate or the council.
The title plans will show…
sydney driveway concrete
That's correct, i would even add extra reinforcement to support the incline. but then again when the concrete gets cut, you would have an unlikely event of cracking.
Pool landscaping ideas needed
You could all ways replace the old jarrah sleepers with some small limestone blocks or brickwork. Redo the pool edge with some new bullnose capping and paint the pool…
Cheapest place to buy twinside in Perth ?
We are building a garden retaining wall for quite a large amount of dirt - the wall needs to be 700mm high around abouts.
Has anyone done a retaining wall with…
Jun 06, 2012 9:16 am
TV in outdoor entertaining area
I'd thought about doing this and using a dart board box or something similar and just putting rubber sealing strips on the doors and sealing the rest of it for when it's…
Waterproofing and turn ups / flashing
Yes we're thinking of getting someone to take a look. Just wanted to know if our expectations were wrong.
As this turn up is on the front of the…
low line decking
Do you want to make up the 90mm or have a small step. if you are happy to have a small step.
You can secure 75x38 treated hardwood straight to the concrete using 60x6mm…
all comes down to size of transformer, cable size. The size of these two are determined by the amount of lights you run and the watts, being led they use hardly any lights.
BBQ always starting fat fires
flame ups are great on a bbq....
fat fires are really only caused by a few things
1. you dont clean your bbq enough, not clean the grill, i mean take the grill off,…
Shaded Sail vs retractable awnings
We have had a retractable awning put in. (October 2011)
We live in Sydney near the beach and the sun in our backyard during summer just beats down, we did the shade cloth…
May 14, 2012 5:55 pm
Modular Walls or other alternative
When our next-door neighbours wanted to do something similar to what you're proposing, the council required them to have written permission from us (we gave them the…
May 11, 2012 1:01 pm
Options for clothesline - small backyard
I would go with the hills 6, even if you had the room for a rotary clothes line you need to make sure you have enough space to hang sheets without them hitting the fence or house.
Unbelievable taste from a Kamodo bbq
OMG, what a fantastic product.
Throw out your gas hot plate grills and bbq's.
I just purchased a Primo Oval XL and it cooks the tastiest food ever.
Juicy snags, steaks,…
HELP WITH concrete foundation for post
Mgilla is right with the timber or steel posts, flat bases (or stirrups) packed up with gal washers. Fill the gap underneath with non-shrink grout available from Bunnings…
I'm doing these little decks at the moment, the joists are secured to the pole plate using battern screws before I bolt the plate to the…
You can buy Ziptrak for a fraction of the price from a company called Ozrite - Awnings & Outdoor Blinds http://www.ozriteblinds.com.au there…
Every state is different, I live in SA and we needed permission for a similar job. We ended up getting Outside Concepts to plan & build ours, as they took care of all…
Apr 04, 2012 11:16 am
Ikea decking on sand?
Thanks for the reply!
Sounds like a great idea but I really haven't got the confidence to do it well myself and get it right! I really admire people like your husband…
Cafe blinds touching the fence?
You may want to anchor them lower than the top of the fence because if it rains it will channel all of the run off over your neighbour's side.…
Mar 31, 2012 8:16 pm
I've put too much oil on the deck!
Yesterday, after cleaning with nappy san the day before, i oiled our deck for the first time. It had previously been done by the builders. I used one of the…
My pergola has started going up, is looking great! However I am looking at covering the underside of where the fascia brackets are. See image below:
A friend of…
Cleaning a Water Tank
The clear plastic pipe lets in light. It needs to be covered over with a split length of poly pipe or similar.
Melbourne pergola recommendation
I am a new member and apologise if I am repeating something from a while back.
I've tried to find someone to install a pergola and have had a lot of bad luck with…
DIY exterior feature tiling
has anyone here attempted their own feature tiles on say an exterior wall or facade pillar etc?
I am thinking about leaving the pillars to our new house portico exposed…
Alfrescos & outdoor kitchens
Looking for inspiration & advice on design and elements of our outdoor kitchen in our alfresco area. We have a bench length of approx 3.8m and we are trying to work…
I install decks and would never use modwood. It scratches far to easily and does fade.
Personally I'd use timber tech xlm or trex transcend. They both have a hard layer…
Free land fill
Sorry to hijack, but i have fill available in perth for anyone interested.
Stack stone for planter
The reason I mentioned "tile" is because stack stones seems to come with several of them pre-joined, much like mosaic sheets, rather than individual…
Furnishing the deck
We've just re-finished our 9x5m Merbau deck, and now looking to furnish with outdoor lounge setting, and also dining suite. Rest of the garden is modern, tropical/resort…
Decking vs tiling. HELP w/pics
Im hearing you. We have only been in our home for 8 months and our light grey grout is already brown due to all the dust that comes in. We wanted to get it sealed but…
What to do with ugly fence?
We are thinking about doing the blueboard and render paint over our colorbond fence. The fence is far too hot for the plants and we need to hide the neighbour's water tank…