Raising our fences
Why not get another quote or two? Since those other two are so close, naturally you want to see some middle point ... or quote ... the low one being so low. I wouldn't…
Help! Screen ideas? Timber or metal???
you are right davinci, my question was too open without enough info. Will post some elevations and images over the weekend! I do have some plans / external finishes in my…
I've got my four blade fan in the home depot here in my area. You might try to see some home depot there, there should be some fans…
Paver in Sydney
Has anyone got any good recommendations for people who install pavers in Sydney around a pool and courtyard area?
I don't really want to pay a landscaper who will hire a…
Portico Entrance Ideas?
may i ask: are the colour of your tiles inside your entrance door similar in colour to the chinese black slate tiles you have chosen for your…
Exposed Aggr for Alfresco
well it will be used regularly - but no cars or anything that heavy will be parked on it! It will just be usual domestic use....
so hard to decide....
Pebblesheen / waterline tile / Paver
That's okay re pics ... I know how it is ... today was first day that they started to dig and before we'd gone more than 30 mins into it the price had already gone up…
Name this plant....
Yes, some people can have very bad reactions to the oxalic acid. Be CAREFUL.
cladding with shingles
We recently finished a rennovation and would like to reclad our small backyard (currently built as a pailing fence), with timber shingles. Has anyone had experience…
Please help! Pergola/Alfresco dilemma
Just on the budget thing. I don't think there's a whole lot of difference. If the prices on this forum have been anything to go by, an alfresco under roof line may not be…
Jul 17, 2010 3:30 pm
wouldn't be a drama, you need to remove some soil and address the drainage issues. I'd look at steel bearers/joists for a situation like your, seen it done plenty of times
You might need to think about how often there are total fire bans, making using an open flame a bit tricky in summer.
Jul 27, 2010 9:56 pm
Anyone have a roof opening pergola?
We have been looking into Vergolas as well and have decided against one mostly because of the cost. We found the rip off ones were not much cheaper than the…
Reputable deck builders in Brisbane
I am currently looking at having a deck built on the front of my house. It will be about 8-9 metres wide, and 3.5m deep and about 3.4 metres off the ground. I would like…
Pergola covering for west facing backyard
Our current house we owner built the pergola and it faces west. We did tinted laserlight roof and put a layer of reed screening under, it looks great our only problem is…
Another very big gap between posts, but I was re-reading this one, and realised, I never posted an update of the paving.…
Windbreak on deck
I'm designing a wind break for my deck using either wood or steel and I'll be incorporating glass.
My house is old and so I don't want stainless and safety glass. I think…
Enclosing section of rear verandah
It would depend on your shire, check with the building section, there are factors to consider like the gas HWS needs ventilating and the toilet needs venting, check also…
Solar outdoor lights
Thanks everyone for your replies. I think you're right. There aren't any solar lights worth having except for guidelights. I'll be taking your advice and wiring in. Ilike…
Sep 04, 2010 9:56 pm
Sep 05, 2010 1:37 am
So, are you getting quotes from carpenters for a deck there are no plans for yet????
I would say that is your problem.
If you want minimise costs you need to:
i just hammered 3mm nails into off cut timber blocks and used that.
We've had timber decking, and the maintenence was too high. Try looking at modwood
Perth Decking Recommendations?
Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for Decking in Perth? I'm building in Ellenbrook and have noooo idea where to start so thought i'd check here…
Building an arbor (arbour)
That is exactly what I would use. This sort of thing should really be built to Australian standards. Remember, you may not want any weight to really be put on it but it is…
decking made of recycled plastic?
As I posted awhile back..we used it for our front portico deck..about 10sqm. It's fooled quite a lot of tradies who think it's timber. I'm loving it so far.
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 5:47 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 5:39 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…
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