Should we insulate a skillion roof?
Yes sorry, the skillion roof is above the roof of the existing home, and is for an outdoor entertaining area (we have just finished an extension and renovation). This is…
I would think about a round flagstone patio. Besides pricey cane or wicker, don't know if the wood furniture will last long? Do you think steel frame Recliner will be fine…
Spa recommendations / experiences
Cant help with feedback sorry but am interested in what you have been told about these losing heat or being difficult to keep heated when in the ground? We have just…
The house is 3m south of the north edge. No room for planting a windbreak…
Glass roof and shutter for shade
Had considered laserlite but wanted something that would allow you to see the sky . My only concern is the direct sun during summer.
Im in love with the double gates
We are going to have almost exactly the same…
Pool issues, Pipes and Copers/Pavers
Ive had the builder come out.
he agrees that its an appalling job.
Its going to get all ripped up and redone properly this week.
Pitty he is was not here when it…
OK no luck with sprays I eventually had to dig it up by hand/rake and lawn is now back in it's place
I will keep an eye out for it returning and deel with it as/if it…
Where to put stairs?
What about this Way
Oops too many pics already
Run the stairs on the left side of your patio (looking at your o/head drawings)From a landing to a landing at corner post…
Brick Pier Fence
Thanks for that. My builder has finally got back to me with a quote (provis sum for contract) of 6k for a brick pier fence with horizontal wooden slats as opposed to the…
Oct 31, 2009 12:39 am
Well thanks for that bit of genius Geethu. A thread about hand mowers that have no engines
I think I found the problem, there is a spammer in your lawn mower. Thanks for…
Cafe Blinds and steel posts
just an update,
i got the builder to replace the 3 metal polls with 4 wooden polls evenly spaced he also placed them a bit further out towards the edge of the roof…
Re-oiling a deck - Temperature v sunlight
Thanks Dman, the only prob is that the half of the deck that is under roofline still repells water, so Icannot use the water based ones.
If only I had used water based in…
Just stopping by to see if anyone here has experienced problems with this particular outdoor setting.
We've had it about 8 months now, and just this…
Pleated Pergola Cover
I have just been googling for patio covers and came across a few sites of canvas pleated pergola covers.
Has anyone got one? Are they expensive? Do you like it?…
Trusses or beams?
The verandah beams will run horizontally from post to post, the ridge beam runs horizontally at the top centre and the rafters are pitched from the verandah beam to the ridge beam.
What plant is this?
It's a citrus of some description but due to all citrus having incredibly similar features and even some having the same, you'd need a crystal ball to work out what is…
Nov 28, 2009 12:05 pm
Decking over tiles on unit balcony
the balcony is stepped down to from a sliding door from the living room - there is about 5 inches of height before the lip of the tiles (which is the level of the lving…
Shade and rain cover options over decking
We've just put in a deck in our backyard that runs from the back door to the fence (approx 4.5 metres), and then runs about about 6.5 metres wide. I've been…
Just bought one of those automatic awning. The size is 4.8m(length)X3m(width).
Was just wondring whether I need a building permit or not? Thanks
Outdoor Kitchen Set up
San, maybe you could post a photo of the area so we can get a better idea to be able to make suggestions?
another decking thread sorry
300mm minimum is fine for the deck height.
You would be safe allowing $90-$100 per sq. metre for all materials including 4" hardwood decking, stainless steel screws,…
quotes for colour bond gate
We too got our colorbond fencing from the Developer but had to pay for our gates. They were $500 each installed
Outdoor room - need your feedback!
Treated pine comes up well with a stain, and I've seen some really nice decks built from it. But it's soft and will scratch and dent - so not ideal…
Reputable pool companies in Sydney
This is my first post, I hope you don't mind the question. Can anyone recommend a reputable pool company in Sydney (northwest). We are starting the 'should we get a pool'…
My alfresco decking II...
You can setup your own reticulation system using irrigation products (available from bunnings)
prepare the soil around perimeter with plastic lining…
Dec 30, 2009 8:19 am
Pergola in Melbourne
g'day nody, whereabouts are you? we are in the west and we hired a great company ART Pergolas (they're in yellow pages). We wanted ours done…
Dec 30, 2009 10:57 pm
Timber deck in new house
r u doing it by yourself ???........... For my home I am planning to do it by myself... My problem is the clearence for my deck is very low - 20cm. We need atleast…
Fixing roof to pergola
it depends on the wind loading, but I would stick with batton screws (galvanised for treated pine) they are great screws to work with and worth every penny.
you do not…
Can you help with my hedge that is dying
I would suggest not spending too much money on them and see how they go. If you end up needing newies, then you know where to get them, you have an idea where things went…
Pool newbie needs help
most of the brands of filtration are quiet good waterco, onga, poolrite, hurlcon.dont use chinese unknown brands i use onga because i get good service & back up. they all…