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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
11 April 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 11, 2010 10:20 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
miteq
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
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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
14 June 2010

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 14, 2010 1:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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

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