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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
18 January 2010

Deck with ground screws?

Deck with ground screws?

We recently did an (SOG) slab for the garage and wet areas, the rest of the house was on Ground screws. Seems fine, the owner is a builder :wink:

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onc_artisan
Jan 18, 2010 6:52 pm
onc_artisan
just Erin
just Erin
19 January 2010

Building deck on concrete

Building deck on concrete

We plan to deck over concrete. We doubt we'll be able to afford to deck straight away after we move into the new house... so to at least make the area usable throughout…

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just Erin
Jan 19, 2010 6:04 pm
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
25 January 2010

Chemigem

Chemigem

( think that was an attempt at bagging concrete pools My rainwater tank has a pH of neutral 7.2 and never varies(well not in 20 years anyway) Conversely if you allow a…

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wheeliworks
Jan 25, 2010 7:30 pm
wheeliworks
Hels
Hels
28 January 2010

where to get a cafe blind for my alfresco to block out the s

where to get a cafe blind for my alfresco to block out the s

You can get the plastic blinds in a dark tint which is quite effective. Or try Bunnings as they have ones made out of shadecloth.

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Hels
Jan 28, 2010 10:24 pm
Hels

Try some of…

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kek
Jan 31, 2010 5:19 pm
kek
kek
kek
2 February 2010

Help please! Timber cladding under outdoor roofs?

Help please! Timber cladding under outdoor roofs?

I noticed in the video they were attaching the panels to the underside of what looked like a colorbond patio roof. I wonder if there would be any…

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kek
Feb 02, 2010 7:08 am
kek
sco77k
sco77k
4 February 2010

Balcony Reno

Balcony Reno

Hi, I live in an apartment in Sydney and was wanting to do something with my balcony. I've found this website that has some great ideas for Pots and Plants etc

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sco77k
Feb 04, 2010 12:54 pm
sco77k
jimmalenko
jimmalenko
9 February 2010

deck

deck

@Hoffies: They said 70mm, not 700 :::

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jimmalenko
Feb 09, 2010 8:24 pm
wizard
wizard
11 February 2010

Spa Cabinet - best stain to use

Spa Cabinet - best stain to use

Not really, does it have a coat of anything at the moment? If it does you can sand it (doesn’t need a good sand but just enough to rough it up a little) then re-coat…

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wizard
Feb 11, 2010 2:14 pm
wizard
Katta70
Katta70
15 February 2010

Fantastic builder on the Bellarine Peninsula

Fantastic builder on the Bellarine Peninsula

I have nothing but high praise for Coastyle Building Solutions on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. John and his crew of builders have been the most professional and…

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Katta70
Feb 15, 2010 9:14 am
cherub
cherub
18 February 2010

Neighbours noisy air conditioner

Neighbours noisy air conditioner

Maybe design a water feature in your outdoor area to mask the sound of the air conditioner.

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cherub
Feb 18, 2010 3:15 pm
NcgQ
NcgQ
19 February 2010

Decking

Decking

Hi I am still looking for a guy to get a quote. Job is not started yet.

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NcgQ
Feb 19, 2010 11:44 am
mckelvie
mckelvie
19 February 2010

Pool Maintenance cost

Pool Maintenance cost

In the pool I have now (fibre glass with pool cover - no heating) there is really no big expense. I have the pool guys come out once a year to test everything, clean and…

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mckelvie
Feb 19, 2010 12:37 pm
mckelvie
SteveH
SteveH
24 February 2010

Pools, Earthing, AS3000 and neutral earth switch board bonds

Pools, Earthing, AS3000 and neutral earth switch board bonds

Hi, I have an equipotential earthing question for any pool pro's out there. In the latest AS3000 it states there is now a requirement to earth every metalic item in sight…

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SteveH
Feb 24, 2010 3:39 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
24 February 2010

Decking raillings - drilling holes accurately.

Decking raillings - drilling holes accurately.

I would also consider using a water level to mark the positions of the holes along the rail

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Lunchtime
Feb 24, 2010 7:15 pm
cherub
cherub
27 February 2010

Terraced wall question

Terraced wall question

Think you would be better confirming with a engineer, I have two retaining wall details in front of me for two different jobs and footing widths are 700 mm wide x 250 mm…

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cherub
Feb 27, 2010 10:32 am
camyperth
camyperth
1 March 2010

OUTDOOR SPA NOT WORKING

OUTDOOR SPA NOT WORKING

Hi yes we where going to ring the…

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camyperth
Mar 01, 2010 5:05 pm
Dollar
Dollar
3 March 2010

350 x 350 stack stone pier

350 x 350 stack stone pier

We got quoted something similar though I have seen stack stone from $60-70sqm. As for quality I couldn't say.

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Dollar
Mar 03, 2010 10:15 pm
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
7 March 2010

Wood Deck vs Paving

Wood Deck vs Paving

also depends on whether excavation is included, what sort of posts have been specified- merbau, treated pine, concrete? Is there also some balustrade included in that?

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Planned LScape
Mar 07, 2010 1:39 pm
Planned LScape
cherub
cherub
9 March 2010

patio area

patio area

Can install a mist system, these will drop temperature. Maybe combine with a fan. They look like you get wet but you don't, it's so fine and under pressure also uses very…

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cherub
Mar 09, 2010 6:02 am
wrexter
wrexter
10 March 2010

decking over grano?

decking over grano?

My consultant and supervisor both suggested we put grano as well, so that after build we could put decking. (more expensive through builder). Then we used the supplied…

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wrexter
Mar 10, 2010 3:02 pm
wrexter

Ok I went plain are typical Grey....But now im not restricted to colours for the feature render colour or plants now and i can match grey slabs as stepping stones :) Grey…

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shonzilla
Mar 12, 2010 12:15 pm
shonzilla
BecH
BecH
12 March 2010

Pool Interior Finishes

Pool Interior Finishes

We haven't made up our mind yet, I'm leaning toward tiles but I know that will add heaps of extra $$$, but my parents had their pool sprayed with the Quartzon Pebble and…

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BecH
Mar 12, 2010 3:10 pm
Mimi79
Mimi79
19 March 2010

Deck complete - stage 1

Deck complete - stage 1

That looks amazing. We want to eventually deck our alfresco and extend it long that side of the house but I am frightened to imagine how much it will cost. Might have to…

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Mimi79
Mar 19, 2010 3:31 pm
marjencait
marjencait
20 March 2010

POOL FENCING - Glass and Tubular Melbourne

POOL FENCING - Glass and Tubular Melbourne

Wheeliworks - yes we have a quote from them and it has come in the cheapest so far. We are going to go and have a look at their product. mishb - would be great to hear…

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marjencait
Mar 20, 2010 5:23 pm
hippiesimz
hippiesimz
22 March 2010

Need Recommendation Someone to do Decking in Point Cook Area

Need Recommendation Someone to do Decking in Point Cook Area

hi there Do you guys know someone who can do really good decking with Merbau ? thanks guys.

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hippiesimz
Mar 22, 2010 1:44 pm
justcamping
justcamping
29 March 2010

Building Permit for Deck?

Building Permit for Deck?

Where building a deck in Sydney, go on line to your local council or call them and they will have a list fo you to see if it will be OK for a Compliance or to put in a…

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justcamping
Mar 29, 2010 9:17 am
justcamping

Hi guys, Something like…

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Linor501
Mar 31, 2010 9:51 am
Linor501
free will
free will
31 March 2010

Pool & Spa Expo

Pool & Spa Expo

Ill be going to the Sydney one! We have got 5 quotes for our pool already ranging 36k-50k and considering Im early 20's and partner is late…

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free will
Mar 31, 2010 7:55 pm
yvette72
yvette72
2 April 2010

Anyone used Poolworld in South Brissy?

Anyone used Poolworld in South Brissy?

yes have we didnot get to the building stage,the begining stages was bad enough didnot wish to go any ahead with them,will not go into details here send private message if…

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yvette72
Apr 02, 2010 5:06 pm
naddis01
naddis01
4 April 2010

DIY Low Level Timber Deck

DIY Low Level Timber Deck

Did you do anything with your deck Subhashish? Have you considered using steel for the frame rather than timber?

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naddis01
Apr 04, 2010 10:29 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
7 April 2010

Pool Fencing

Pool Fencing

hey crazy horse - I'd suggest contacting Dunn and Farrugia - one of Sydney's biggest suppliers and they should be able to provide whatever you need. In Minchinbury and Penrith.

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stonecutter1309
Apr 07, 2010 10:56 am
stonecutter1309
rezso
rezso
10 April 2010

Wire-view Balustrading

Wire-view Balustrading

Well, we're definitely getting wire-view and it's about to be installed. I think the regulation has been changed though. You now have to have 11 wires instead of 8. But…

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rezso
Apr 10, 2010 9:56 am
nessbrown
nessbrown
11 April 2010

Advice needed about Pergola.... Am I being ripped off?

Advice needed about Pergola.... Am I being ripped off?

Fu, as usual, thank you! I was only going for grey to blend with my tiles, but originally wanted pearl or clear. Guy convinced me on the grey. Good to know about the…

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nessbrown
Apr 11, 2010 10:16 pm

New Pergola Advice

New Pergola Advice

If the proposed structure is going to require a reduced set back, the form that needs to be filled out is sometimes called an "Adjoining property owners consent form" or…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 11, 2010 10:20 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Possumchops
Possumchops
16 April 2010

Fire Pit / BBQ

Fire Pit / BBQ

Ooooohhhhh, I know the perfect place for one of those once my house is built!! Lovely.

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Possumchops
Apr 16, 2010 7:49 pm
miteq
miteq
20 April 2010

merbau stain on concrete pavers

merbau stain on concrete pavers

How did you go? Chlorine based as mentioned should do the trick. Do a sample as recommended but this product shouldn't remove ANY colour.

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miteq
Apr 20, 2010 12:42 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
20 April 2010

Steel framed deck - Suggestions?

Steel framed deck - Suggestions?

Hi i have done exactly what you want at home already do a search under outdoor decking or i will add the link shortly i used 75x40c5 mm duragal channels for posts and…

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kassan1973
Apr 20, 2010 5:12 pm
maxyb
maxyb
20 April 2010

Timber Retaining Wall

Timber Retaining Wall

Most places 1.2m wall being over 1m will require a council permit. Depending on…

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maxyb
Apr 20, 2010 9:26 pm
maxyb
cherub
cherub
24 April 2010

Spotted Gum Deck staining

Spotted Gum Deck staining

Use no name napisan to clean deck first, dilute 1/3 container to a bucket of water. Scrub deck leave for 10 mins and hose off

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cherub
Apr 24, 2010 5:48 am
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


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