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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
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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
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
just Erin
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
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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
miteq
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
Agent_009

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

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