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
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…
( 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…
Jan 28, 2010 10:24 pm
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
They said 70mm, not 700
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…
I am still looking for a guy to get a quote. Job is not started yet.
Feb 19, 2010 11:44 am
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…
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…
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.
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?
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
DIY Low Level Timber Deck
Did you do anything with your deck Subhashish? Have you considered using steel for the frame rather than timber?
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.
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…
Apr 10, 2010 9:56 am
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…
Fire Pit / BBQ
Ooooohhhhh, I know the perfect place for one of those once my house is built!! Lovely.
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.
Apr 20, 2010 12:42 pm
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…
Apr 20, 2010 9:26 pm
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
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…