Decking - Paint vs Stain
yearly is recommended but I have a door in Sikkens that I have not had to maintain for going on now 7 years
The best pool cleaner
Not sure of the brand but ours has'The Pool Cleaner' written on it. It looks like a cylinder with a big round wheel on each side. This thing is fantastic! I cleans right…
oh cool! if you would mind doing that would be great
thankyou so much
Sep 14, 2010 4:47 pm
Aquiring Timber Decking
Have you tried Shiver-me-timbers in Maidstone. I have not bought decking from them but they were the best price around for spotted gum floor boards. Urban Salvage in…
Large BBQ Recommendations
I am going to bump this thread up.
Coming into summer and BBQ time again we are looking to get a new bbq, we decided to start fresh with a new barbie for the new house. …
Sep 18, 2010 4:39 pm
We just purchased a new chlorinator. Onga brand. Cant think of the exact model off hand though. I think its their latest one? Is marketed as only taking 15 mins to…
Yes, my merbau deck went grey and now oil is on, it has gone back to red/brown. Totally normal.
SW Melbourne Fencing Contractors
We need to get a good local fencing person, who is reliable and not expensive to replace our fence with a simple paling 1.8 metres high and 16 metres long.
your main options are
1. crane over a excevator & a bin & have crane on site lifting over bin & emptying as digging. this is very expensive
2. if doorways line up a…
Has anyone used ozlog woodlook sleepers as decking,…
Sep 27, 2010 10:16 pm
Thanks for the kind words mishb. I'm pretty pleased with myself - it was hard work, but there's a nice sense of satisfaction having achieved something myself. Plus I've…
Ours is stencilled concrete, been down for a year, no…
Sep 30, 2010 7:06 pm
Ok, well I feel a bit better now. I'll get Leisure Pools to make the pool the same height as the deck and will also consult a landscaper in order for…
Show me your privacy screen...
Please show me pictures of your privacy screen And whether you made it or bought it
We are 600mm from ground level and have a side alfresco area. Fences are 1.8m. Which…
Alfresco Ideas and Pics
Thought it would be a good if people could share their alfresco or outdoor entertaining area pics on here.
In particular, where did you put your bbq?
Hebel Block on Timber Deck
Just wondering if anyone here has built a Hebel BBQ or something similar on a Timber Deck. Were there any gotchas or was it a simple straightforward process.
how close to fence can i build verandah
Depends on state. In vic from memory a timber structure must be 1mtr from boundary. Any closer it needs to be fire proofed. Also the size of the new area and 'over…
use a specific deck clean ie: cabbots deck clean, follow instructions to the 't' then rinse off. If you use a pressure cleaner make sure you…
Oct 10, 2010 10:31 pm
Timber Pool Fencing
As I was typing my above post I was actually thinking "I wonder if this fence is even allowed" haha.
We have an alfreso area that is bricked up but has two big holes on either side. I will try and attach a pic. We are looking for solutions…
Oct 12, 2010 9:52 am
How to guide for decking on concrete.
Check out my thread for some pics...but this is what I did...
Pour slab with a slight fall..enuf so water runs off but not so much the BBQ runs away
Bolt your choice of…
Check out nonaildecking.com.au they are selling on ebay as well.
Alfresco vs Patio
I would go rumpus, you can easily add a patio/alfresco undercover area later for cheaper.
Shelta Shade Umbrella - for pool area?
We are looking for a shade solution for our pool area.
Today seen a sales rep at Shelta in Sydney and there products look nice, the one we are looking at is a…
looking for good solar garden light
I want to purchase some new good solar garden light for our garden.
The landscape is dome yew!!!!!
Anyone bought some lovely that they love and works well????
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…