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bella_cheer
bella_cheer
15 October 2009

patio decor

patio decor

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…

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bella_cheer
Oct 15, 2009 12:46 pm
OMG
OMG
16 October 2009

Spa recommendations / experiences

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…

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OMG
Oct 15, 2009 11:35 pm

The house is 3m south of the north edge. No room for planting a windbreak…

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trepidman
Oct 16, 2009 8:40 pm
trepidman
rmm1
rmm1
17 October 2009

Glass roof and shutter for shade

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.

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rmm1
Oct 17, 2009 6:25 pm
ani
ani
17 October 2009

Hanging pod chair for outdoor alfresco

Hanging pod chair for outdoor alfresco

I tried one of these at floriade, and they were comfy too!

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ani
Oct 17, 2009 7:44 pm
ani
[JADED]
[JADED]
23 October 2009

Welcoming side gate

Welcoming side gate

Im in love with the double gates We are going to have almost exactly the same…

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[JADED]
Oct 23, 2009 10:17 am
[JADED]
Riffbear
Riffbear
25 October 2009

Pool issues, Pipes and Copers/Pavers

Pool issues, Pipes and Copers/Pavers

Hey all. 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…

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Riffbear
Oct 25, 2009 12:57 pm
waranraz
waranraz
27 October 2009

OUTDOOR SPA - Preplanning Requirement Prior to Spa Fixing

OUTDOOR SPA - Preplanning Requirement Prior to Spa Fixing

Sorry I dont have an answer, but want to ask the same question! :lol: :lol: :lol: We want to build a deck straight away after handover, but want to put…

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waranraz
Oct 27, 2009 2:17 pm
waranraz
andy_min
andy_min
29 October 2009

Swimming pool fence rules

Swimming pool fence rules

Here is the link to the Blacktown one. Good if you need some sleep …

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andy_min
Oct 29, 2009 3:51 pm
andy_min
BIGDOG
BIGDOG
30 December 2009

Lawn Help

Lawn Help

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…

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BIGDOG
Dec 30, 2009 11:10 am
BIGDOG
BIGDOG
BIGDOG
30 October 2009

Where to put stairs?

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…

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BIGDOG
Oct 30, 2009 12:30 pm
BIGDOG
venno
venno
31 October 2009

Brick Pier Fence

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…

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venno
Oct 30, 2009 11:39 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
7 November 2009

Manual lawnmowers

Manual lawnmowers

Well thanks for that bit of genius Geethu. A thread about hand mowers that have no engines :lol: I think I found the problem, there is a spammer in your lawn mower. Thanks for…

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The Garden Whisperer
Nov 06, 2009 11:10 pm
The Garden Whisperer
nessbrown
nessbrown
11 November 2009

HELP!!! Exhorbitant quotes deck and pergola!

HELP!!! Exhorbitant quotes deck and pergola!

Hi, Well, still don't have a deck, but I am closer.... basically I have been asking EVERYONE I know in Canberra if they have friends that can build or if they have had a…

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nessbrown
Nov 11, 2009 5:03 pm
homereno
homereno
12 November 2009

Cafe Blinds and steel posts

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…

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homereno
Nov 12, 2009 10:32 am
Riffbear
Riffbear
12 November 2009

Requiring pool filter advice.

Requiring pool filter advice.

Thanks guys, I will go for a sand filter instead. ,y pool is 60,000 litres. Any to recommend?

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Riffbear
Nov 12, 2009 11:12 am
Adrian B
Adrian B
14 November 2009

Re-oiling a deck - Temperature v sunlight

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…

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Adrian B
Nov 14, 2009 8:10 pm
Adrian B

Hey Homeone'rs 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…

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IkonInteriors
Nov 16, 2009 5:34 pm
IkonInteriors
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suh
Nov 16, 2009 6:53 pm
suh
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
17 November 2009

Pleated Pergola Cover

Pleated Pergola Cover

Hi All 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?…

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fitnhealthy
Nov 17, 2009 10:05 am
just Erin
just Erin
18 November 2009

Who builds alfresco after handover?

Who builds alfresco after handover?

Hi Erin! No, we didn't get the alfresco, we went with grand family and grand rumpus instead. We chose that option because we have a quite…

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just Erin
Nov 18, 2009 6:44 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
19 November 2009

Alfresco Decking Quote - Size 4350 X 3000 mm

Alfresco Decking Quote - Size 4350 X 3000 mm

Hi all, I am looking for advice on same topic too... Our alfresco area is not even concreted yet, thinking to do the decking on this area,…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 19, 2009 4:01 pm
Dukekamaya
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themax
Nov 20, 2009 3:31 pm
themax
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
23 November 2009

Trusses or beams?

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.

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Dukekamaya
Nov 23, 2009 8:43 pm
Dukekamaya
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
29 December 2009

What plant is this?

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…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 29, 2009 1:16 am
The Garden Whisperer
suh
suh
26 November 2009

When are you supposed to put up Xmas lights?

When are you supposed to put up Xmas lights?
1, 2

I did mine in the 1st week of November a few years ago ::lol:: I was too excited to wait lol, trust me, I didn't hurt anyone by doing it and we didn't have any bad luck happen…

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suh
Nov 26, 2009 9:12 am
suh
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ok180
Nov 28, 2009 11:05 am
ok180
girlfriday
girlfriday
4 December 2009

Decking over tiles on unit balcony

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…

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girlfriday
Dec 04, 2009 10:33 am
alfresco
alfresco
4 December 2009

Shade and rain cover options over decking

Shade and rain cover options over decking

G'day all, 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…

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alfresco
Dec 04, 2009 3:06 pm
dearot
dearot
9 December 2009

Awning

Awning

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

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dearot
Dec 09, 2009 8:24 am
[JADED]
[JADED]
9 December 2009

Front fence ideas on corner block - What do you have??

Front fence ideas on corner block - What do you have??

Ive done a bit of research on fences in the last few months.. have been putting my findings in here: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=25110 hope it helps ::lol::

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[JADED]
Dec 09, 2009 2:08 pm
[JADED]
Southies
Southies
9 December 2009

OUTSIDE FLOOR MAT

OUTSIDE FLOOR MAT

No themax, I had to be at home for the installation of our air conditioning. It's all happening :z: :z: :z: Hopefully be finished tomorrow. Will try to get out there tomorrow…

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Southies
Dec 09, 2009 6:03 pm
Southies
themax
themax
11 December 2009

Outdoor Kitchen Set up

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?

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themax
Dec 11, 2009 5:15 pm
themax
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
16 December 2009

another decking thread sorry

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,…

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Dukekamaya
Dec 16, 2009 12:48 pm
Dukekamaya
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
18 December 2009

quotes for colour bond gate

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 :D

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House-To-Be
Dec 18, 2009 3:46 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
18 December 2009

Our treated pine deck construction - with pics

Our treated pine deck construction - with pics

Doesn't matter JellyLegs, at least you have a lovely deck to use over Christmas and Summer :D

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House-To-Be
Dec 18, 2009 8:40 pm
deletedpenguin
deletedpenguin
20 December 2009

Outdoor room - need your feedback!

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…

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deletedpenguin
Dec 20, 2009 3:33 pm
deletedpenguin
Amirah
Amirah
22 December 2009

Reputable pool companies in Sydney

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'…

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Amirah
Dec 22, 2009 9:11 pm
TRUPM
TRUPM
30 December 2009

My alfresco decking II...

My alfresco decking II...
1, 2, 3, 4

You can setup your own reticulation system using irrigation products (available from bunnings) prepare the soil around perimeter with plastic lining…

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TRUPM
Dec 30, 2009 7:19 am
maxyb
maxyb
30 December 2009

Pergola in Melbourne

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…

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maxyb
Dec 30, 2009 9:57 pm
maxyb
kkn
kkn
4 January 2010

Timber deck in new house

Timber deck in new house

Hi, 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…

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kkn
Jan 04, 2010 1:43 pm
Striking
Striking
7 January 2010

Fixing roof to pergola

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…

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Striking
Jan 07, 2010 7:34 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
11 January 2010

Can you help with my hedge that is dying

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…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 11, 2010 7:47 pm
The Garden Whisperer
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
11 January 2010

Pool newbie needs help

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…

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wheeliworks
Jan 11, 2010 8:39 pm
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
wheeliworks
17 January 2010

Pool builder recommendations - Sydney

Pool builder recommendations - Sydney

miami have fibreglass lap pools which can have attached spa at end or side entry ste spa . *advertising link here was removed by moderator* CHEERS ANDREW

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wheeliworks
Jan 17, 2010 4:50 pm
wheeliworks


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