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…
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…
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…
Feb 03, 2011 9:54 pm
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…
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,…
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.…
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…
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…
Feb 12, 2011 10:13 am
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…
sydney pool show
did anyone visit sydney pool show on the week end? if so what did you think?
Mortar/Grout for Pavers
Thanks, cherub. I wrote exactly the opposite from what I was thinking ... I meant that it's more complex with the garden strip
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…
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…
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…
Cost of Deck in 20II
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…
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…
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?
Feb 28, 2011 1:11 pm
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…
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…
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?
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…
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…
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…
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.…
Mar 21, 2011 12:11 pm
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,…
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…
Love the look
Thanks Trish,have decided to wait untill house is finished.
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…
Seems OK if you can get that for a good price. Bunnings also sell glass pool fencing in panels, give them a go.
Mar 26, 2011 11:53 pm
Concrete spa Questions
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…
Mar 28, 2011 12:02 pm
Decking and pergola costs
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…
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…
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…
Alfresco Flooring Ideas
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.
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…
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