Decking/Pergola companies in Adelaide
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…
5 months later the experience with Tropical Thatch is…
Re:Pergola West Melton Area
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…
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 Plenty of the…
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…
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...
Sealing before or after grouting???
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…
HELP WATER POOLING
Thank's Deemaree and Joles, well today the builder said that it is rubbish, concrete etc.... underneath the soil, said when the site got cleaned it was hard to get down…
Jul 12, 2011 3:45 pm
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…
Jul 08, 2011 5:41 pm
Jul 03, 2011 9:59 pm
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…
Jun 11, 2011 6:45 pm
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.
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…
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 -
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.
Jun 04, 2011 11:13 am
Gas Pool Heating
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…
May 30, 2011 10:35 am
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…
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…
May 25, 2011 9:09 am
Cost of a deck
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?
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.
Water pumps which sort and cost
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…
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…
Jarrah decking help!
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.
May 06, 2011 6:28 pm
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…
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. …
Solar Deck Lighting
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…
Apr 27, 2011 3:02 pm
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?
This is actually a gas fire pit, in summer it becomes an ice pit.
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…
OUTDOOR TIMBER SCREENING
love this timber screen...will definately be needing it in out backyard.....sydney neighbours :S
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…
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…