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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 4:16 pm
sco77k
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Dollar
Feb 19, 2011 5:48 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 20, 2011 12:24 am
brobri
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chrisandkate
Feb 23, 2011 1:52 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 9:07 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 4:48 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 4:26 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 2:11 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 2:34 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 10:08 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 10:06 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 1:07 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 10:02 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 10:53 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 10:06 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 11:19 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 1:11 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 2:27 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 10:08 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 6:32 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 8:40 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 10:54 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 27, 2011 12:53 am
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 1:02 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 2:36 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 9:36 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 5:49 pm
fairy blue
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to_do_list
Apr 03, 2011 12:45 pm
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 3:50 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 10:46 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 6:05 pm
Eskay40
Eskay40
13 April 2011

Spa installation questions

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…

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Eskay40
Apr 13, 2011 3:45 pm
Eskay40
grom40
grom40
14 April 2011

Temporary outdoor flooring

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…

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grom40
Apr 14, 2011 11:44 am
grom40
jess p
jess p
18 April 2011

OUTDOOR TIMBER SCREENING

OUTDOOR TIMBER SCREENING

love this timber screen...will definately be needing it in out backyard.....sydney neighbours :S

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jess p
Apr 18, 2011 4:28 pm
cherub
cherub
20 April 2011

Corner pergola anyone?

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…

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cherub
Apr 20, 2011 7:10 am

This is actually a gas fire pit, in summer it becomes an ice pit.

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Aiah
Apr 22, 2011 4:29 pm
Aiah
zammasaurus
zammasaurus
23 April 2011

Glass Splashback in Alfresco

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?

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zammasaurus
Apr 23, 2011 1:59 pm
Xpire
Xpire
27 April 2011

Solar Deck Lighting

Solar Deck Lighting

Hi guys, 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…

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Xpire
Apr 27, 2011 4:02 pm
buildingagain
buildingagain
30 April 2011

Kreepy Krauly blues!

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. …

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buildingagain
Apr 30, 2011 11:42 am
Bigtop
Bigtop
5 May 2011

Composite Hardwood Posts

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…

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Bigtop
May 05, 2011 3:43 pm
Hilly
Hilly
6 May 2011

Jarrah decking help!

Jarrah decking help!

Hi All, 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. My…

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Hilly
May 06, 2011 7:28 pm
Excited to Build
Excited to Build
14 May 2011

swimmning pool guidelines

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…

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Excited to Build
May 14, 2011 11:36 am
paulw11
paulw11
16 May 2011

Water pumps which sort and cost

Water pumps which sort and cost

Hi, 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…

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paulw11
May 16, 2011 5:10 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
18 May 2011

Swimming pool fencing recs and quotes

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. So for…

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Agent_009
May 18, 2011 12:52 pm
Kayla_10
Kayla_10
20 May 2011

Cost of a deck

Cost of a deck
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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?

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Kayla_10
May 20, 2011 8:10 pm
ok180
ok180
25 May 2011

Decking paint

Decking paint

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…

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ok180
May 25, 2011 10:09 am
ok180
Agent_009
Agent_009
25 May 2011

Solar Heating - Pool

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…

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Agent_009
May 25, 2011 12:04 pm
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flew
May 30, 2011 11:35 am


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