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PHL
PHL
26 April 2010

Timber decks - screw or nail?

Timber decks - screw or nail?

I wonder if the snapping might be due to expansion of both the merbau (lesser) and the pine (greater) when damp or wet; as I will be having it screwed into steel joists,…

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PHL
Apr 26, 2010 4:29 pm
meatpie
meatpie
27 April 2010

Decking Sydney

Decking Sydney

We're thinking of having a merbau decking for our alfresco and front porch over concrete slab (approximately 40m2), can anyone recommend decking company in sydney…

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meatpie
Apr 27, 2010 11:13 pm
BelN
BelN
28 April 2010

Floating roof over deck

Floating roof over deck

I have exactly the same question.I have been quoted for a floating skillion roof in aluminium with an insulated finish which for a 25m2 deck was $9500. Unfortunately the…

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BelN
Apr 28, 2010 9:24 pm
damonc
damonc
30 April 2010

Building a bench seat - which plan is better?

Building a bench seat - which plan is better?

Great, thanks foc! Sorry for claiming "I had an idea". I just reread your post and realised you said exactly what I did! I must have been subconsciously referring back to…

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damonc
Apr 30, 2010 10:22 am
foc1
foc1
3 May 2010

Extendinga Deck

Extendinga Deck

The only thing I can think of would be to make sure that the ballustrading is secure if you extend. I am assuming that the block slopes away from the house so depending on…

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foc1
May 03, 2010 3:46 pm
free will
free will
3 May 2010

Swimming pool solar heating

Swimming pool solar heating

Currently putting in a pool with solar heating. Also planning on replacing roof on house when renovating, however renovation plans taking a long time due to builder…

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free will
May 03, 2010 10:22 pm
batman
batman
6 May 2010

Decking Oil or paint for hardwood decking

Decking Oil or paint for hardwood decking

check out http://www.renovateforum.com/f196/ lots of information in cleaning and oiling your deck good luck

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batman
May 06, 2010 4:01 pm
Dollar
Dollar
9 May 2010

Fencing stuff up - Resolved, now with pics 8/5

Fencing stuff up - Resolved, now with pics 8/5

Gates look super doopa! Love the horizontal slats and the colour.

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Dollar
May 09, 2010 11:08 pm
XT4V
XT4V
10 May 2010

Decking question - Wash deck before restaining?

Decking question - Wash deck before restaining?

I know this may be a little late...but maybe for someone else looking for an answer. To stain or oil your merbau will need to remove the tanin in…

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XT4V
May 10, 2010 1:37 pm
Lex
Lex
10 May 2010

Pergola cost and is it easy to DIY?

Pergola cost and is it easy to DIY?

Not sure if this can help. Someone we know had an old pergola, floor area approx 5 x 8 m at least. They ordered colourbond pergola posts etc. cut to size and it was…

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Lex
May 10, 2010 7:12 pm
Lex
mattwalker
mattwalker
12 May 2010

My newly converted sunroom WARNING PICTURE HEAVY

My newly converted sunroom WARNING PICTURE HEAVY

What an awesome looking outdoor area! I am going to need to lift my game in the new house :)

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mattwalker
May 12, 2010 9:31 am
mattwalker
Dollar
Dollar
17 May 2010

Tiled Alfresco

Tiled Alfresco

Well it looks beautiful. Do you have a blog or thread of your build. I love the exterior wall art and the little gate also amongst everything else.

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Dollar
May 17, 2010 10:19 pm
shar_z08
shar_z08
21 May 2010

Alfresco ideas

Alfresco ideas

Hi everyone, Any info/suggestion on Alfresco, planning to have a flat roof and with downlights and for the roof cost us 30K.. On building an alfresco do I really need to…

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shar_z08
May 21, 2010 10:12 pm
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Aoteroamum
May 23, 2010 3:08 pm
MBBN
MBBN
31 May 2010

Pool Fence Dilemma

Pool Fence Dilemma

We have a view where we live and also considered a glass pool fence (no pool though!) but just couldn't justify the cost. We ended up using the bunnings black pool…

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MBBN
May 31, 2010 7:50 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
1 June 2010

Alfresco Ideas?

Alfresco Ideas?

Our house isn't built yet-so…

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Deemaree
Jun 01, 2010 12:04 pm
Deemaree
chippy
chippy
3 June 2010

Need a new outdoor deck!

Need a new outdoor deck!

Seranay. I'm a carpenter that has built lots of decks and I can assure you that CCA pine is fine. It may not look as good and the odd board may want to warp but with most…

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chippy
Jun 03, 2010 11:52 am
chippy
kiwichick
kiwichick
4 June 2010

What Would You Do With This Space??? Pave or Deck Need Ideas

What Would You Do With This Space??? Pave or Deck Need Ideas

Definitely need some fast growing trees or climbers to create a privacy barrier bothways. My first thought was bamboo, there are non invasive types you can grow and then…

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kiwichick
Jun 04, 2010 5:00 am
Lex
Lex
4 June 2010

Raising our fences

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…

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Lex
Jun 04, 2010 9:20 am
Lex
SunshineT
SunshineT
10 June 2010

Help! Screen ideas? Timber or metal???

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…

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SunshineT
Jun 10, 2010 9:17 pm
SunshineT

Alfresco Fans

Alfresco Fans

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…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jun 14, 2010 1:06 am
The Garden Whisperer
DAQ3030
DAQ3030
16 June 2010

Paver in Sydney

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…

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DAQ3030
Jun 16, 2010 6:43 pm
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elastic
Jun 17, 2010 1:23 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 June 2010

"Black Japan" stained deck on balcony

"Black Japan" stained deck on balcony

If your after a similar look to the Black Japan, but need something outdoor rated - look at Intergrain Naturalstain in Charcoal

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Dukekamaya
Jun 18, 2010 7:45 pm
Dukekamaya
cherub
cherub
22 June 2010

Decking onto concrete - Waterproofing?

Decking onto concrete - Waterproofing?

Pack timbers off the concrete with 10 mm plastic packers, will allow for better drainage, and allow timber to dry out quicker.

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cherub
Jun 22, 2010 6:48 am
GSK
GSK
25 June 2010

Portico Entrance Ideas?

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…

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GSK
Jun 25, 2010 3:46 pm
sara.alag
sara.alag
5 July 2010

Exposed Aggr for Alfresco

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....

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sara.alag
Jul 05, 2010 5:38 pm
DAQ3030
DAQ3030
6 July 2010

Pebblesheen / waterline tile / Paver

Pebblesheen / waterline tile / Paver
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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…

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DAQ3030
Jul 06, 2010 6:07 pm
Jazzie
Jazzie
7 July 2010

EZYDECK - clip together jarrah tiles??

EZYDECK - clip together jarrah tiles??

Digging up an old post here (rather than creating a new one), but does anyone have any photos of medium sized areas that have had click decking…

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Jazzie
Jul 07, 2010 9:36 pm
Jazzie
themax
themax
8 July 2010

Name this plant....

Name this plant....

Yes, some people can have very bad reactions to the oxalic acid. Be CAREFUL.

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themax
Jul 08, 2010 12:55 pm
themax
tackerbam
tackerbam
10 July 2010

RAK Ceramic Tiles for Alfresco?

RAK Ceramic Tiles for Alfresco?

Has anyone used RAK Ceramic tiles for their alfresco or pool surrounds?? http://www.rakceramics.com

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tackerbam
Jul 10, 2010 3:56 pm
lightroom
lightroom
11 July 2010

cladding with shingles

cladding with shingles

Hi, 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…

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lightroom
Jul 11, 2010 4:36 pm
joles
joles
17 July 2010

Please help! Pergola/Alfresco dilemma

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…

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joles
Jul 17, 2010 2:30 pm
joles
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 July 2010

Alfresco decking

Alfresco decking

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

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Dukekamaya
Jul 17, 2010 4:43 pm
Dukekamaya
cherub
cherub
23 July 2010

Wood Panelling for Sauna - what is safe?

Wood Panelling for Sauna - what is safe?

Western Red Ceder is the timber of choice, expensive also.

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cherub
Jul 23, 2010 7:23 am
debrak
debrak
23 July 2010

METAL RAILING REPLACEMENT FOR CONCRETE DECK

METAL RAILING REPLACEMENT FOR CONCRETE DECK

Thanks for your assistance - I will post some photos tonite. Debrak

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debrak
Jul 23, 2010 10:41 am
jassy
jassy
27 July 2010

Outdoor Lighting/heating

Outdoor Lighting/heating

You might need to think about how often there are total fire bans, making using an open flame a bit tricky in summer.

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jassy
Jul 27, 2010 8:56 pm
albi
albi
29 July 2010

Anyone have a roof opening pergola?

Anyone have a roof opening pergola?

Hi inthewoods 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…

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albi
Jul 29, 2010 3:04 pm
albi
yvette72
yvette72
30 July 2010

Our Backyard Blitz

Our Backyard Blitz
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love you backyard well done

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yvette72
Jul 30, 2010 7:11 pm
ikana2010
ikana2010
31 July 2010

Does anybody know when install alfresco, is machine needed??

Does anybody know when install alfresco, is machine needed??

Does anybody know when install alfresco, is machine needed?? I am asking this is due to the fact I have very limited access to my backyard due to the fact the area I am…

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ikana2010
Jul 31, 2010 6:28 am
cjay
cjay
31 July 2010

Alfresco and Deck

Alfresco and Deck

I am looking for one in Melbourne!

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cjay
Jul 31, 2010 1:28 pm
Wot2do
Wot2do
3 August 2010

Reputable deck builders in Brisbane

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…

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Wot2do
Aug 03, 2010 4:55 pm
kavother
kavother
12 August 2010

Pergola covering for west facing backyard

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…

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kavother
Aug 12, 2010 8:21 pm
wonderland
wonderland
13 August 2010

seeking installer of Timber decking in SE melbourne

seeking installer of Timber decking in SE melbourne

Wow I never knew that!! What type of adequate fire proof measures would you need?

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wonderland
Aug 13, 2010 12:30 am
wonderland

Another very big gap between posts, but I was re-reading this one, and realised, I never posted an update of the paving.…

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cmooring
Aug 17, 2010 1:34 am
cmooring
cmooring
cmooring
25 August 2010

Decking pro's and cons pplleeaaassee

Decking pro's and cons pplleeaaassee

Thanks for the info on the Batu Kek. Makes me feel better about my purchase :) Your new deck looks great by the way!

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cmooring
Aug 25, 2010 11:04 pm
cmooring
Zepplin
Zepplin
27 August 2010

Windbreak on deck

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…

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Zepplin
Aug 27, 2010 6:02 pm
Stormy
Stormy
31 August 2010

Timber decking... Which way do your boards go????

Timber decking... Which way do your boards go????
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I didn't consult the Council about my deck, as I built it under the existing roof line of the house (alfresco) so nothing really 'new' was added to the site taking up more…

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Stormy
Aug 31, 2010 10:37 am
Stormy
Databoom
Databoom
31 August 2010

Enclosing section of rear verandah

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…

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Databoom
Aug 31, 2010 5:22 pm
homemaker
homemaker
1 September 2010

Best timber for verandah/deck flooring in heritage cottage

Best timber for verandah/deck flooring in heritage cottage

Thank u, they got Belian as it looked nicest in the photos they sent us.

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homemaker
Sep 01, 2010 1:47 pm


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