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mpcj
mpcj
31 October 2010

Pergola or shadesale?

Pergola or shadesale?

If you have the money a pergola is an excellent investment. A good quality one, no matter how big or small will add value to your house in the long term. Short term it's…

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mpcj
Oct 31, 2010 5:20 pm
mpcj
themax
themax
1 November 2010

Carport curtains?

Carport curtains?

What about a heavy duty type linoleum for the floor? Maybe the one with the timber flooring on it? Our local GP has that in the office and it has been there for quite some…

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themax
Nov 01, 2010 4:49 pm
themax
sij
sij
1 November 2010

Decking in Perth

Decking in Perth

hi sonya just get brad to work hard and do it hiself....

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sij
Nov 01, 2010 6:11 pm
Lex
Lex
4 November 2010

Pergola roofing descision

Pergola roofing descision

Hi cherub, Do you have any…

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Lex
Nov 04, 2010 9:03 am
Lex
Lex
Lex
4 November 2010

building licence problems with a retaining wall

building licence problems with a retaining wall

Amazing story, but can't really help you. Although, it shows that we have to be absolute experts in every little detail and every single profession :twisted:. I suppose you did…

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Lex
Nov 04, 2010 8:18 pm
Lex
lyno69
lyno69
5 November 2010

bbq - stainless steel or enamel

bbq - stainless steel or enamel

go stainless, never had any problems with it cracking on a BBQ. Enamel is relatively soft and can be scratched with metal implements.

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lyno69
Nov 05, 2010 7:59 pm
kerrin62
kerrin62
7 November 2010

screen for spa heater

screen for spa heater

I wish to build a screen across the front and one side of my pool box and spa heater. The problem I have is the heat which will radiate from the heater. Can anyone please…

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kerrin62
Nov 07, 2010 4:04 pm
kerrin62
jimnsal
jimnsal
9 November 2010

Natural Gas bbq recommendation

Natural Gas bbq recommendation

Thanks Jonathan for the tip, I'll check out this brand of bbq too. Oh by the way, I've been following your blog for sometime, just like to say you've done an excellent job…

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jimnsal
Nov 09, 2010 9:32 pm
jimnsal
wesa
wesa
11 November 2010

pool landscaping

pool landscaping

thats a great idea!!! thanks so much for sharing your pictures

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wesa
Nov 11, 2010 7:37 pm
channelle
channelle
12 November 2010

Post and Rail Fence

Post and Rail Fence

Thanks mate We ended up with blackbutt posts and rails and have coated with the bitumen protector. In our case we really needed the extra strength from the hardwood as the…

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channelle
Nov 12, 2010 1:17 pm
channelle
channelle
12 November 2010

Large Decking, what wood and where to buy???

Large Decking, what wood and where to buy???

thats really interesting about the rice husk i will look into that and the bamboo, i do think that it has a low fire resistance but i will look into that again, thank you…

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channelle
Nov 12, 2010 1:23 pm
YBBroker
YBBroker
13 November 2010

New alfresco pergola and deck - natural light issues

New alfresco pergola and deck - natural light issues

I think in most cases now days you should have an uncovered alfresco and just use an umbrella

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YBBroker
Nov 13, 2010 7:45 pm
Cozmo
Cozmo
16 November 2010

Spotted Gum Decking

Spotted Gum Decking

We had our flooring done with spotted gum and absolutely love the colour and are wanting to doa small deck in a courtyard to bring a little bit of the inside out (or is…

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Cozmo
Nov 16, 2010 9:53 am
xquisite
xquisite
18 November 2010

Sand Filter vs Cartridge Filter

Sand Filter vs Cartridge Filter

Doing a great job so far but it's a little less than a year old. It replaced another hurlcon one that looked like it came off the ark. I would estimate it was 15-20 years…

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xquisite
Nov 18, 2010 3:41 pm
yvette72
yvette72
19 November 2010

helped needed fencing question

helped needed fencing question

we ended up going with pet contaiment fence cost around $1200

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yvette72
Nov 19, 2010 8:50 pm
naijacoder
naijacoder
30 November 2010

Looking for charis and table for our alfresco need ideas

Looking for charis and table for our alfresco need ideas

Hi All, We went shopping for furniture's for the alfresco and we came across this http://www.gardeningcentral.com.au/gard ... tting.html and we also came across another…

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naijacoder
Nov 30, 2010 6:43 pm

I am just copying and pasting what I read from a hanson DIY retaining wall document: Infill soil should not placed behind the wall until at least ten days after grouting.…

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thegourou20
Dec 03, 2010 1:04 pm
1sthome
1sthome
8 December 2010

Screening plants - landscape designer or landscape architect

Screening plants - landscape designer or landscape architect

As part of my DA the council has conditioned that we get plan detailing the screening plants along a 15m fence. It has to be approved by a landscape architect or…

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1sthome
Dec 08, 2010 8:13 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
11 December 2010

pergola question

pergola question

The ridge beam cam be the same size as your timbers from ridge to outer beam. usally 140x45 F7 or make the ridge 190x45 F7. The 5 mtr spans should be ok with 300x45 F17 or…

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kassan1973
Dec 11, 2010 9:11 am
wundaboy
wundaboy
12 December 2010

Flat roof pergola

Flat roof pergola

Thanks for the advice. I was hoping you wouldn't say that :) I guess I will start working on a plan to slope the roof. Cheers.

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wundaboy
Dec 12, 2010 7:16 pm
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Agent_009
Dec 13, 2010 1:39 pm
Jim008
Jim008
14 December 2010

For anyone who watched ACA last week re: NEW POOL PUMP

For anyone who watched ACA last week re: NEW POOL PUMP

We are getting the Hurclon Viron p300 installed, it is a varible speed pump it was only and extra $250 on top of the standard pump that was going…

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Jim008
Dec 14, 2010 2:58 am
Jim008
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
17 December 2010

Rough price for small deck....

Rough price for small deck....

Thanks a lot Joel. Much appreciated.

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 17, 2010 7:14 am
ESB
ESB
19 December 2010

Lighting ideas for patio

Lighting ideas for patio

We're doing the same as you OP and adding an insulated patio on our house ... under roof just stretched the budget too far :? I hadn't even thought about lighting,…

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ESB
Dec 19, 2010 8:07 pm
ESB
DamNita
DamNita
22 December 2010

My alfresco decking...

My alfresco decking...
1, 2, 3

I agree with Michelle. Don't wish for lawn. I am cutting my sir walter x 2 / week and it is driving me batty ::angry:: Love the deck.

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DamNita
Dec 22, 2010 9:16 am
DamNita
darrell81
darrell81
24 December 2010

HELP - aligning steel posts for a deck

HELP - aligning steel posts for a deck

personally i,d leave them slightly too long and cut them to height after concretes set.i used to site demountable buildings on steel posts and that was the easiest way i…

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darrell81
Dec 24, 2010 5:20 pm
karry327
karry327
27 December 2010

Pergola to match original roofline pitch

Pergola to match original roofline pitch

The address is Lara Cres, Baulkham Hills, NSW. Look at the first three houses in the street, it is the middle house between the start of the street and firetrail access. …

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karry327
Dec 27, 2010 2:24 pm
karry327
[JADED]
[JADED]
7 January 2011

what to use to oil the deck

what to use to oil the deck

Not our choice.... but we use Sikkens on our merbau fence. The guy who built it for us did the first coat and apparently (According to the folks at bunnings) its the only…

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[JADED]
Jan 07, 2011 5:46 pm
[JADED]
dhphlcs
dhphlcs
8 January 2011

Decking/Timber screens

Decking/Timber screens

We have a spotted gum deck with a wall made of same hiding clothes line, looks great!

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dhphlcs
Jan 08, 2011 4:35 pm
kb46
kb46
11 January 2011

Outdoor fridge recommendations

Outdoor fridge recommendations

Can anyone recommend a fridge to live on our deck? DH wants a sink and a fridge to go next to his BBQ. The area is undercover but with a very high ceiling and we're two…

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kb46
Jan 11, 2011 1:32 pm
davinci
davinci
11 January 2011

my first deck...bearer problems!

my first deck...bearer problems!

at last resort i would have 90x90mm treated pine on top of stumps and with straping (not really the right way to do it) i would still recut and 45'join with nail plates…

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davinci
Jan 11, 2011 7:05 pm
davinci
sleven
sleven
12 January 2011

Invisible deck fixing

Invisible deck fixing

Hey guys - dragging up an old thread here... Looking in this now as we prepare to deck our alfresco and entertaining areas... Has anyone used Klevaklip?

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sleven
Jan 12, 2011 2:29 pm
sleven
yvette72
yvette72
13 January 2011

pergola

pergola

ok thanks for that we donot need concrete we are going to pave under ours as there are pipes under and we have a carpenter to put ours up so should be alot cheaper than that figure

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yvette72
Jan 13, 2011 11:19 am
butterfly8
butterfly8
15 January 2011

Alfresco deemed part of the house or separate to it?

Alfresco deemed part of the house or separate to it?

Zozo, I feel your pain. Handing $ over to have plans drawn up by someone who doesn't first think to consider the relevant building regulations for your land - been there.…

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butterfly8
Jan 15, 2011 8:48 pm
chippy
chippy
16 January 2011

Questions about building a pergola

Questions about building a pergola

As you're fixing to a double storey wall and as such have plenty of wall above your plate height I'd say just fix your plate directly to your bricks. As I mentioned in…

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chippy
Jan 16, 2011 1:37 am
chippy
Sierra
Sierra
17 January 2011

Building a big deck yourself in QLD (Gold Coast)

Building a big deck yourself in QLD (Gold Coast)

Cost was $550 + $38 for a council related fee. Have PMed company name.

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Sierra
Jan 17, 2011 1:12 am
Sierra
cmart7
cmart7
18 January 2011

Outdoor plastering for water feature - HELP

Outdoor plastering for water feature - HELP

Hi there friends... Ok, I am making a outdoor "projecting" waterwall feature. I have made a plaster box under it so that its not just a flat wall. Query is that how can…

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cmart7
Jan 18, 2011 2:02 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
21 January 2011

Need help with building a gable with flat roof either side..

Need help with building a gable with flat roof either side..

Stratco have something similar to what you're after. You can get them in kit form and DIY assemble it.

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chrisandkate
Jan 21, 2011 10:33 am
Rewah
Rewah
23 January 2011

Help with Pool Scum

Help with Pool Scum

Thanks for the help everyone kek - unfortunately fencing doesn't even keep my neighbours away. Ho hum. :( Vinegar unfortunately didn't work, the scum was way too thick and…

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Rewah
Jan 23, 2011 2:04 pm
Rewah
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
24 January 2011

Outdoor table setting

Outdoor table setting

I am going to have to say this will come down to personal taste, size of required setting, area dimensions and a whole other list of things that only you can decide. If…

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chrisandkate
Jan 24, 2011 9:58 am
yvette72
yvette72
27 January 2011

what to do

what to do

come on someone must have some ideas out there somewhere

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yvette72
Jan 27, 2011 8:50 pm
jklow888
jklow888
28 January 2011

Alfresco versus Pergola costs

Alfresco versus Pergola costs

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I had a chat with the builder's staff today and they said that it was about $870 per sqm and that it was the same extending the house…

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jklow888
Jan 28, 2011 8:01 pm
shackonthehill
shackonthehill
29 January 2011

Outdoor kitchens perth

Outdoor kitchens perth

Hi All Just wondering if anyone has ideas as to where to get an outdoor kitchen. We have been to BBQ Galore, BBQ Bazzar and Bunnings. They all just seem to have normal…

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shackonthehill
Jan 29, 2011 1:08 pm
shackonthehill
themax
themax
29 January 2011

Bin enclosures

Bin enclosures

You're Welcome! Yes it looks like a great idea. ::lol::

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themax
Jan 29, 2011 1:17 pm
themax
Redman
Redman
30 January 2011

Natural alternatives for oiling a deck?

Natural alternatives for oiling a deck?

Yes. The "oil" separates from Glycerine but the oil is basically all sugar acids.

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Redman
Jan 30, 2011 2:53 am
Redman


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