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 27, 2011 12:53 am
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 1:02 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
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…
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…
OUTDOOR TIMBER SCREENING
love this timber screen...will definately be needing it in out backyard.....sydney neighbours :S
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…
This is actually a gas fire pit, in summer it becomes an ice pit.
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?
Solar Deck Lighting
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…
Apr 27, 2011 4:02 pm
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. …
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…
Jarrah decking help!
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.
May 06, 2011 7:28 pm
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…
Water pumps which sort and cost
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…
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.
Cost of a deck
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?
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…
May 25, 2011 10:09 am
Solar Heating - Pool
Solar pool cover are designed to transfer heat from the sun using small magnifying bubbles that provide solar heat to the pool…
May 30, 2011 11:35 am
Gas Pool Heating
Does anyone on here have first hand experience with running gas pool heating?
My friend has just built an above ground, sprayed concrete pool, 12.5m x 4.5m. We…
alfresco or alternative
Alfresco with skylights is an idea but like you said the area already has lots of windows. Alfresco is the way everyone seems to be going these days.
Jun 04, 2011 12:13 pm
Deck Builder in Wollongong area?
Would highly reccomend 2 Builders / Carpenters in the wollongong area both are small builders with high detail and great service.
Seacliff Constructions -
Outdoor room tiling
i am on the same dillemma and can't decided whether to go decks or pavers on our alfresco area that's already slabbed as part of the house (only lower). but now, tiling is…
Show us your alfresco!
Ok look fabulous.
I would show you ours but it's looking a tad messy and not photo quality. Plants that need planting.
I am wanting to put retic through to some potplants by the entrance way to the house so I'm just after suggestions on the best method of bringing the irrigation lines…
Jun 11, 2011 7:45 pm
Jul 03, 2011 10:59 pm
Outoor patio security
You can get these at k-mart and they are around 100 each, every few mths they come on special for half price, you would probably get away with a 1m one and a 1.5 m one as…
Jul 08, 2011 6:41 pm
HELP WATER POOLING
Thank's Deemaree and Joles, well today the builder said that it is rubbish, concrete etc.... underneath the soil, said when the site got cleaned it was hard to get down…
Jul 12, 2011 4:45 pm
Sealing before or after grouting???
Just thinking about tiler's reason - maybe he isn't sure that he'd clean all the grout properly around the joints, and then, after sealing the whole lot, he…
Alfresco blinds - PVC or mesh?
Thanks! Hadn't even considered them. I'm thinking they're incredibly expensive if our indoor plantation shutters are anything to go by!
Will investigate though...
Slab slopes towards the house.
Have you complained to the Builder?
If you are getting nowhere with them.....You can use a floor screed which can be applied to the top surface of the concrete. This is a…