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Bam
Bam
3 October 2010

Show me your privacy screen...

Show me your privacy screen...

Please show me pictures of your privacy screen ::lol:: 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…

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Bam
Oct 03, 2010 9:25 pm
Bam
baley@thefarms
baley@thefarms
5 October 2010

Alfresco Ideas and Pics

Alfresco Ideas and Pics

Hi Everyone, 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? Is…

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baley@thefarms
Oct 05, 2010 8:43 am
cherub
cherub
7 October 2010

Opinions needed - Outdoor Area + Pool (nearly finished specs

Opinions needed - Outdoor Area + Pool (nearly finished specs

If the area around the pool is fairly small as in pic would continue deck, will make area seem larger. With water feature would build from brickwork not blue board, pool…

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cherub
Oct 07, 2010 6:02 am
Chibrichish
Chibrichish
7 October 2010

Hebel Block on Timber Deck

Hebel Block on Timber Deck

Hi 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. My…

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Chibrichish
Oct 07, 2010 7:55 pm
Lex
Lex
7 October 2010

Temporary (read cheap :) Clothesline

Temporary (read cheap :) Clothesline

Huh, I actually had to google this horse :shock: :oops: ... turns out it's the portable thingy :D Yeah, I have a few of them, definitely for smaller things ... but maybe mine are not…

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Lex
Oct 07, 2010 9:01 pm
Lex
davinci
davinci
8 October 2010

how close to fence can i build verandah

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…

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davinci
Oct 08, 2010 8:59 am
davinci
cotbfamily
cotbfamily
8 October 2010

Blackbutt decking

Blackbutt decking

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…

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cotbfamily
Oct 08, 2010 1:40 pm
Trinia
Trinia
10 October 2010

Decking timbers, Vic

Decking timbers, Vic

There are these guys in Ringwood, http://www.chippystimber.com.au/ - not exactly north, but they do have quite a lot on display. I haven't been back inside for a few years…

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Trinia
Oct 10, 2010 8:43 am
Trinia
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kavother
Oct 10, 2010 9:15 pm
Trish
Trish
10 October 2010

Need a new lawn mower - which one to choose?

Need a new lawn mower - which one to choose?

I got a Ryobi Mower from Bunnings $249 and is working GREAT TheOK is right though Honda…

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Trish
Oct 10, 2010 10:31 pm
Trish
Agent_009
Agent_009
11 October 2010

Timber Pool Fencing

Timber Pool Fencing

Thanks cherub. As I was typing my above post I was actually thinking "I wonder if this fence is even allowed" haha.

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Agent_009
Oct 11, 2010 3:48 pm
Agent_009
sabs1
sabs1
12 October 2010

Alfresco Shutters/screen/blinds

Alfresco Shutters/screen/blinds

Hi all, 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…

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sabs1
Oct 12, 2010 9:52 am
sabs1
Nightshade
Nightshade
14 October 2010

How to guide for decking on concrete.

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…

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Nightshade
Oct 14, 2010 8:30 pm
SSAZ
SSAZ
17 October 2010

Merbau Decking

Merbau Decking

Check out nonaildecking.com.au they are selling on ebay as well.

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SSAZ
Oct 17, 2010 7:32 pm
niko
niko
18 October 2010

Decking

Decking

bump

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niko
Oct 18, 2010 3:40 pm
baley@thefarms
baley@thefarms
19 October 2010

Alfresco vs Patio

Alfresco vs Patio

I would go rumpus, you can easily add a patio/alfresco undercover area later for cheaper.

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baley@thefarms
Oct 19, 2010 5:47 pm
sij
sij
19 October 2010

Wooden Ceiling Panels??

Wooden Ceiling Panels??

I would suggest wooden ceiling panels cause they looks great and they last long without doing any damage. But doing it self is risk and you…

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sij
Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm
btherl
btherl
1 March 2011

dealing with neighbours cat poo in our yard 3 + moggies

dealing with neighbours cat poo in our yard 3 + moggies
1, 2, 3

Regarding cats burying their poo, that's what they prefer to do, but if they can't dig deep enough they'll just leave it on top and make a token…

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btherl
Mar 01, 2011 9:01 am
btherl
mcintosh25
mcintosh25
23 October 2010

Shelta Shade Umbrella - for pool area?

Shelta Shade Umbrella - for pool area?

Hi All, 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…

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mcintosh25
Oct 23, 2010 4:29 pm
naijacoder
naijacoder
25 October 2010

need a custom made bristo outdoor blind

need a custom made bristo outdoor blind

Can anyone advice companies that do customized outdoor blinds?

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naijacoder
Oct 25, 2010 6:50 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
27 October 2010

help with pergola??

help with pergola??

One of the local shed companies actually! ;)

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Deemaree
Oct 27, 2010 7:40 pm
Deemaree
naijacoder
naijacoder
27 October 2010

looking for good solar garden light

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???? Need some…

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naijacoder
Oct 27, 2010 7:43 pm
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
Agent_009
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

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