You might need to think about how often there are total fire bans, making using an open flame a bit tricky in summer.
Jul 27, 2010 9:56 pm
Anyone have a roof opening pergola?
We have been looking into Vergolas as well and have decided against one mostly because of the cost. We found the rip off ones were not much cheaper than the…
Reputable deck builders in Brisbane
I am currently looking at having a deck built on the front of my house. It will be about 8-9 metres wide, and 3.5m deep and about 3.4 metres off the ground. I would like…
Pergola covering for west facing backyard
Our current house we owner built the pergola and it faces west. We did tinted laserlight roof and put a layer of reed screening under, it looks great our only problem is…
Windbreak on deck
I'm designing a wind break for my deck using either wood or steel and I'll be incorporating glass.
My house is old and so I don't want stainless and safety glass. I think…
Enclosing section of rear verandah
It would depend on your shire, check with the building section, there are factors to consider like the gas HWS needs ventilating and the toilet needs venting, check also…
Solar outdoor lights
Thanks everyone for your replies. I think you're right. There aren't any solar lights worth having except for guidelights. I'll be taking your advice and wiring in. Ilike…
Sep 04, 2010 9:56 pm
Sep 05, 2010 1:37 am
So, are you getting quotes from carpenters for a deck there are no plans for yet????
I would say that is your problem.
If you want minimise costs you need to:
i just hammered 3mm nails into off cut timber blocks and used that.
We've had timber decking, and the maintenence was too high. Try looking at modwood
Perth Decking Recommendations?
Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for Decking in Perth? I'm building in Ellenbrook and have noooo idea where to start so thought i'd check here…
Building an arbor (arbour)
That is exactly what I would use. This sort of thing should really be built to Australian standards. Remember, you may not want any weight to really be put on it but it is…
decking made of recycled plastic?
As I posted awhile back..we used it for our front portico deck..about 10sqm. It's fooled quite a lot of tradies who think it's timber. I'm loving it so far.
Decking - Paint vs Stain
yearly is recommended but I have a door in Sikkens that I have not had to maintain for going on now 7 years
The best pool cleaner
Not sure of the brand but ours has'The Pool Cleaner' written on it. It looks like a cylinder with a big round wheel on each side. This thing is fantastic! I cleans right…
oh cool! if you would mind doing that would be great
thankyou so much
Sep 14, 2010 5:47 pm
Aquiring Timber Decking
Have you tried Shiver-me-timbers in Maidstone. I have not bought decking from them but they were the best price around for spotted gum floor boards. Urban Salvage in…
Large BBQ Recommendations
I am going to bump this thread up.
Coming into summer and BBQ time again we are looking to get a new bbq, we decided to start fresh with a new barbie for the new house. …
Sep 18, 2010 5:39 pm
We just purchased a new chlorinator. Onga brand. Cant think of the exact model off hand though. I think its their latest one? Is marketed as only taking 15 mins to…
Yes, my merbau deck went grey and now oil is on, it has gone back to red/brown. Totally normal.
SW Melbourne Fencing Contractors
We need to get a good local fencing person, who is reliable and not expensive to replace our fence with a simple paling 1.8 metres high and 16 metres long.
your main options are
1. crane over a excevator & a bin & have crane on site lifting over bin & emptying as digging. this is very expensive
2. if doorways line up a…
Has anyone used ozlog woodlook sleepers as decking,…
Sep 27, 2010 11:16 pm
Thanks for the kind words mishb. I'm pretty pleased with myself - it was hard work, but there's a nice sense of satisfaction having achieved something myself. Plus I've…
Ours is stencilled concrete, been down for a year, no…
Sep 30, 2010 8:06 pm
Ok, well I feel a bit better now. I'll get Leisure Pools to make the pool the same height as the deck and will also consult a landscaper in order for…
Show me your privacy screen...
Please show me pictures of your privacy screen And whether you made it or bought it
We are 600mm from ground level and have a side alfresco area. Fences are 1.8m. Which…
Alfresco Ideas and Pics
Thought it would be a good if people could share their alfresco or outdoor entertaining area pics on here.
In particular, where did you put your bbq?
Hebel Block on Timber Deck
Just wondering if anyone here has built a Hebel BBQ or something similar on a Timber Deck. Were there any gotchas or was it a simple straightforward process.
how close to fence can i build verandah
Depends on state. In vic from memory a timber structure must be 1mtr from boundary. Any closer it needs to be fire proofed. Also the size of the new area and 'over…
use a specific deck clean ie: cabbots deck clean, follow instructions to the 't' then rinse off. If you use a pressure cleaner make sure you…