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cherub
cherub
2 February 2011

Alfresco in Canberra

Alfresco in Canberra

As with all pergolas and alfresco areas we show clients shadow forecasts to the living areas of there house, For the small outlay it will show exactly what will happen at…

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cherub
Feb 02, 2011 4:03 pm
just Erin
just Erin
3 February 2011

Decking quote - Is this a good price?

Decking quote - Is this a good price?

thats good saving...wow Erin everytime I see these pictures I am more inspired to do my own decking..... :D . Any more pictures on how you guys…

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just Erin
Feb 03, 2011 2:02 pm
newone
newone
3 February 2011

Deck Ledger and Termite Inspection...

Deck Ledger and Termite Inspection...

You can go up to 50mm below the Inspection Line from the top of the deck board if you have Termiglass. If you want it to go higher than that, then you will need a termite…

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newone
Feb 03, 2011 4:27 pm

The pool was finished on the 22rd December, ready for water. So we just made it for christmas. Landscaping still hasn't been finished with the rain and flooding we have…

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take2
Feb 03, 2011 9:54 pm
take2
TheSquid
TheSquid
5 February 2011

Cats

Cats

Go to the hardware store and buy a product called 'keep off' or there is also 'scram' spray it liberally everywhere. Especially around the door frames. After using it for…

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TheSquid
Feb 05, 2011 8:27 am
dracmarcz
dracmarcz
5 February 2011

Second Floor Deck - Tile or Timber?

Second Floor Deck - Tile or Timber?

We're looking to replace our existing uncovered wooden 3m x 5m deck on the 2nd floor at the back of the house. It overlooks the pool and is our outdoor dining area,…

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dracmarcz
Feb 05, 2011 2:37 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
9 February 2011

Retaining by an existing retaining wall???

Retaining by an existing retaining wall???

You may need an engineers design for the wall anyway. (over 600mm height requires this in my council) The engineer will also decide what material lengths you will need.…

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chrisandkate
Feb 09, 2011 9:14 am
pace
pace
10 February 2011

Lap and Cap Fencing

Lap and Cap Fencing

Down here, I take it that's somewhere in the Shire? Funnily enough, we have just moved out of the Shire. Not that I don't like the Shire, just that it's just…

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pace
Feb 10, 2011 8:30 am
enzo
enzo
12 February 2011

has anyone used walpamur fence paint?

has anyone used walpamur fence paint?

Hi. I am planning of painting my timber paling fence with walpamur fence paint I saw in bunnings since timber paling fence turns greyish through passage of time. This…

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enzo
Feb 12, 2011 10:13 am
enzo
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Lex
Feb 12, 2011 10:56 am
Lex
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
13 February 2011

Outdoor Pool Decking/Paving options

Outdoor Pool Decking/Paving options

We are having the same dilema. They all look so nice!! We like the look of having the same tiles from to the house to the alfresco and from the alfresco and out around the…

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Tamara1975
Feb 13, 2011 8:45 am
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
14 February 2011

sydney pool show

sydney pool show

did anyone visit sydney pool show on the week end? if so what did you think?

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wheeliworks
Feb 14, 2011 3:43 pm
wheeliworks
Lex
Lex
14 February 2011

Mortar/Grout for Pavers

Mortar/Grout for Pavers

Thanks, cherub. I wrote exactly the opposite from what I was thinking :oops: ... I meant that it's more complex with the garden strip :roll: Anyway, the…

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Lex
Feb 14, 2011 10:28 pm
Lex
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Lex
Feb 15, 2011 9:18 am
Lex
bendyinperth
bendyinperth
15 February 2011

Retic Woes

Retic Woes

Hi, First time poster and hoping for any easy fix I've overlooked. I've got a Rainmaster Pro 469 irrigation controller for my front garden. It has three stations and has…

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bendyinperth
Feb 15, 2011 9:02 pm
sco77k
sco77k
18 February 2011

Decking Tiles for unit balcony

Decking Tiles for unit balcony

Has anyone had any experience with installing decking tiles on a balcony? My unit has 2 balconies totalling around 8m2. Where should I buy them from? Any tips with…

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sco77k
Feb 18, 2011 3:16 pm
sco77k
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Dollar
Feb 19, 2011 4:48 pm
brobri
brobri
20 February 2011

Merbau cracks/splinter fixup?

Merbau cracks/splinter fixup?

I need some advice on how to fix up a cracked decking board. It seems a waste to pull out the whole board, and i am concerned either my kids or someone else is going to…

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brobri
Feb 19, 2011 11:24 pm
brobri
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chrisandkate
Feb 23, 2011 12:52 pm
stoilkot
stoilkot
24 February 2011

Cost of Deck in 20II

Cost of Deck in 20II

Thanks heaps. Yes, we do have the plans and all permits inclu. town planning permits. Only reason I asked about the cost of materials and labour again is because the…

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stoilkot
Feb 24, 2011 8:07 am
1sthome
1sthome
24 February 2011

Lining for raised vege bed

Lining for raised vege bed

What type of lining do you use for a raised garden bed with a water well? Is builder's plastic ok or should you get some rubber material? I'd think the builders plastic…

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1sthome
Feb 24, 2011 3:48 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
25 February 2011

Good (Cheap!) Natura Stone Tile Suppliers in Melbourne area?

Good (Cheap!) Natura Stone Tile Suppliers in Melbourne area?

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has any tips for us for cheap natural stone suppliers/shops in Melbourne (am sure thats probably an oxymoron!)?…

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ECOECO
Feb 25, 2011 3:26 pm
ECOECO
miteq
miteq
28 February 2011

Help with Screening dimensions.

Help with Screening dimensions.

I know this is old but we are almost at starting point on the screen. Looking at doing the rendered finish, can anyone advise as to what colour we should look at please?

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miteq
Feb 28, 2011 1:11 pm
whoville
whoville
1 March 2011

S.E. Melbourne Fencing Contractors

S.E. Melbourne Fencing Contractors

I would like to recommend a Fencing Contractor, this is a very reliable guy, always on time, very reasonable with his price. Chris Goodman CNG Fencing cngfencing@bigpond.com

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whoville
Mar 01, 2011 1:34 pm
whoville
Agent_009
Agent_009
2 March 2011

Bullnose tiling - pool coping

Bullnose tiling - pool coping

We have picked out our tiles for our pool area. They are porcelain (slip rating R11) and are 7mm in depth. We are hoping to also use these tiles as the pool coping…

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Agent_009
Mar 02, 2011 9:08 pm

BBQ Rangehoods

BBQ Rangehoods

I am using one of their product bought a few years ago, the suction is very strong and quiet, give them a ring. http://www.beststaraustralia.com/9engli ... -index.htm

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build.my.dream.home
Mar 03, 2011 9:06 am
Agent_009
Agent_009
4 March 2011

Adjoining fence with Pool (pool side)

Adjoining fence with Pool (pool side)

Well I've ignore the so called experts and spent some time this morning reading MP 3.4 Swimming Pool Barriers. And it looks like there's no problem with me having a water…

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Agent_009
Mar 04, 2011 12:07 pm
glockenspiel
glockenspiel
8 March 2011

Timber looking aluminium decking

Timber looking aluminium decking

Thanks for the suggestion Benj! Heard of Aliwood before, will check if they have distributors for decking in VIC. Any other suggestions for timber aluminium decking? :)

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glockenspiel
Mar 08, 2011 9:02 am

I cant keep my kids off it, they love it. Its so cute to see my 3 year old climbing up the rock-climbing wall. Mine is between a mandarin tree & on the other side is a…

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Wozzzaaa
Mar 10, 2011 9:53 pm
kerrin62
kerrin62
16 March 2011

feature wall to hide pool filter

feature wall to hide pool filter

Thanks Locus. I think the timber screen is the way to go - with a box built at the front to hold all the pool equipment such as the scoop and the floaties etc. Also will…

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kerrin62
Mar 16, 2011 9:06 am
kerrin62
Nicoletta
Nicoletta
17 March 2011

Folding arm awning

Folding arm awning

Thanks so much for posting and updating with your pics kek. Great to see one in action! Our deck is slightly north-north-west, so i guess we'd have a similar issue with…

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Nicoletta
Mar 17, 2011 10:19 pm
3cubs
3cubs
21 March 2011

New pool

New pool

Hi, Can anyone offer some feedback regarding the installation of a new fibreglass pool. We are in touch with 3 companies at the moment, freedom, saphire and Aquatechnics.…

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3cubs
Mar 21, 2011 12:11 pm
fionna
fionna
21 March 2011

Gazebo tips anyone?

Gazebo tips anyone?

Building a gazebo requires four basic steps. The first step is to build the frame for the deck floors, the second is to assemble the walls, the third is to add the roof,…

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fionna
Mar 21, 2011 1:27 pm
wizard
wizard
22 March 2011

Converting BBQ and Patio Heater to mains gas

Converting BBQ and Patio Heater to mains gas

My eventual plan is to have a built in BBQ, but until I get around to constructing it I have to make do with the current BBQ, as for the heater, well, it will get moved…

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wizard
Mar 22, 2011 9:08 am
wizard
Sierra
Sierra
23 March 2011

Decking, Pergola Advice

Decking, Pergola Advice

DIY merbau decking would end up between $90-$130 a square depending upon the materials you use and the design of the deck and if it is "over-engineered". Sorry I cant…

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Sierra
Mar 23, 2011 5:32 pm
Sierra
pattycake4
pattycake4
24 March 2011

Love the look

Love the look

Thanks Trish,have decided to wait untill house is finished.

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pattycake4
Mar 24, 2011 7:40 am
kassan1973
kassan1973
25 March 2011

Pergola roof attachment

Pergola roof attachment

Hi Handyman I have a 12 meter long pergola , i simply bolted at every roof truss a 90x45 1000mm long piece F7 pine to the house truss cut at one end same as roof pitch…

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kassan1973
Mar 25, 2011 9:54 am
Zarli
Zarli
27 March 2011

Project Glass

Project Glass

Seems OK if you can get that for a good price. Bunnings also sell glass pool fencing in panels, give them a go.

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Zarli
Mar 26, 2011 11:53 pm
Zarli
pales
pales
28 March 2011

Concrete spa Questions

Concrete spa Questions

Hi, This is my 1st post here so firstly, hello all :) I have a very nice inground pool in my house and we are looking to add a spa in the pool area. There are alot of…

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pales
Mar 28, 2011 12:02 pm
Nathanial
Nathanial
28 March 2011

Decking and pergola costs

Decking and pergola costs

Hi Catriona, just before Christmas my partner and i completed a reasonable sized decking area (7m x 6m) A lot depends on what kind of decking planks you are planning to…

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Nathanial
Mar 28, 2011 1:36 pm
karry327
karry327
29 March 2011

How close can a pool be to the house?

How close can a pool be to the house?

Maybe get a saltwater pool - uses much less chlorine, has less odour and if any water is splashed onto the food it will just say you over seasoned with salt. Also…

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karry327
Mar 29, 2011 8:36 am
karry327
fairy blue
fairy blue
2 April 2011

Pool Stains

Pool Stains

It looks like it has been bleached. Could someone have thrown chlorine in without dissolving it? If this is the case it could just be a cosmetic problem. Can't help with…

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fairy blue
Apr 02, 2011 4:49 pm
fairy blue
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to_do_list
Apr 03, 2011 11:45 am
to_do_list
acrebuild1
acrebuild1
5 April 2011

Alfresco Flooring Ideas

Alfresco Flooring Ideas
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We are also going with tiles, i wanted the same tiles outside as we are having inside but there an outside version, they have alittle more grip on the texture. Jaelee,…

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acrebuild1
Apr 05, 2011 2:50 pm
free will
free will
5 April 2011

Cubby house sandpit

Cubby house sandpit

I would line it with weed mat to keep the soil separate from the sand but allow any water to drain. Sand from a builders merchant should be…

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free will
Apr 05, 2011 9:46 pm
kiwichick
kiwichick
11 April 2011

Pool Demolition Brisbane

Pool Demolition Brisbane

Turning it into a spare water source sounds like a great idea, with a top on it, maybe you could landscape over it. Then the water can be used in the garden , to wash the car etc

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kiwichick
Apr 11, 2011 5:05 pm


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