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Adrian B
Adrian B
18 August 2009

Decking Prices

Decking Prices

Not wanting to blow my own horn, but try here Mother of…

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Adrian B
Aug 18, 2009 9:33 pm
Adrian B
Banj
Banj
19 August 2009

Cost of getting a deck constructed

Cost of getting a deck constructed

Hi guys, first time poster... just decided to build my own deck after getting quoted by a local deck/pergola specialist... $19800 for a treated PINE deck (i.e. not even…

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Banj
Aug 19, 2009 11:14 am
nine2eight
nine2eight
20 August 2009

Ezarri glass mosaic tiles

Ezarri glass mosaic tiles

Hmmm yea understand. The area is above the waterline (in between top of the waterline tiles and coping) so not submersed. My tiler is suggesting a 10mm 'gap' to allow for…

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nine2eight
Aug 20, 2009 11:51 am
Adrian B
Adrian B
21 August 2009

Kids Swing Set - Plans

Kids Swing Set - Plans

Not hard, but a little pricey. They used Treated Pine logs in an A Frame format, joined by a coach bolt. Same again on the other side. Concrete them in. Then Another TP…

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Adrian B
Aug 21, 2009 10:20 am
Adrian B
the mont
the mont
21 August 2009

Timber slat fence and retaining wall - costs?

Timber slat fence and retaining wall - costs?

Hi, we are in the dreaded stage where we are trying to get our landscaping sorted. (Does anyone else find it hard to get good attention from landscapers??) anyhoo, we…

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the mont
Aug 21, 2009 2:12 pm

Hi, not sure if this helps. The paving is at the same level as the decking, but might give you an idea of looks. These are some photos taken at a display home. Looked…

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seast
Aug 21, 2009 3:36 pm
seast
themax
themax
23 August 2009

Outdoor iron furniture...how do I maintain it?

Outdoor iron furniture...how do I maintain it?

I think that White Knight have an outdoor anti rust paint that would surely have to come in white. I think you have to clean well and scrub with a wire brush to remove…

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themax
Aug 23, 2009 5:46 pm
themax
_kelly_
_kelly_
24 August 2009

Bluescope raintank offer - ending 31/8 MASSIVE savings (Vic)

Bluescope raintank offer - ending 31/8 MASSIVE savings (Vic)

Hi, I know a lot of guys here already probably have tanks installed in your schmick new houses. For those of us with dodgy old houses ( :lol: ) Bluescope has a great offer…

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_kelly_
Aug 24, 2009 11:32 am
_kelly_
themax
themax
24 August 2009

Fence question - what to call this?

Fence question - what to call this?

A little googling told me that is called "Post and Wire Fencing" :lol:

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themax
Aug 24, 2009 12:37 pm
themax
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 August 2009

Glass pool fence

Glass pool fence

For those looking at doing DIY fences. Beware if you have an area that isn't a standard size. ;) Then you need the glass to be cut and that will add $$ Pretty reasonable…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 25, 2009 2:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
rosypaige
rosypaige
27 August 2009

Freedom Decking Tiles

Freedom Decking Tiles

3.3 x 4.5m. I know it will be expensive but it will be so much easier that hubby might actually get motivated to do it!

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rosypaige
Aug 27, 2009 9:00 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 August 2009

decking question

decking question

Not recommended as its not an overly durable blend of timbers (mostly Alpine Ash and Mountain Ash) You are better off sticking with durability 1 or 2 timbers. For that…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 27, 2009 5:00 pm
Dukekamaya
skiguy
skiguy
31 August 2009

Perspex Sheeting for Pergola

Perspex Sheeting for Pergola

Looks interesting! Thanks!!!!

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skiguy
Aug 31, 2009 9:53 am
themax
themax
31 August 2009

Does Natural gas burn as hot as bottle gas?

Does Natural gas burn as hot as bottle gas?

Thanks Brenny and Welcome to Homeone!! Yes, well the reason I orignally asked the question was because when you buy a BBQ they are usually fitted out for either Natural OR…

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themax
Aug 31, 2009 8:17 pm
themax
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 September 2009

Pool Paver sealer

Pool Paver sealer

I have always had good results with the crommlins sealers for pavers

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 02, 2009 12:50 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
2 September 2009

Decking direction

Decking direction

Depending on the size/ layout, vertical can leave many more boards with the end grain exposed to the weather. This is the spot water gets in and does its damage.

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Dukekamaya
Sep 02, 2009 6:40 pm
Dukekamaya
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 September 2009

Home shed workshop

Home shed workshop

There's a heap of PDFs available, which one are we looking at? http://www.stratco.com.au/products/gard ... esheds.asp

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 05, 2009 5:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
6 September 2009

FREE Victorian Ash - 40mm widths

FREE Victorian Ash - 40mm widths

Victorian Ash ( trade name for mountain ash and alpine ash) is not suitable for outside use. It would be well suited for joinery applications for furniture etc.

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Dukekamaya
Sep 06, 2009 8:15 pm
Dukekamaya
nomad
nomad
7 September 2009

Bearer size - 1st post to group

Bearer size - 1st post to group

Balcony's are designed with additional loading but decks aren't unless the user adjusts the loads accordingly but even AS 1684'S deck tables don't have additional loading…

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nomad
Sep 07, 2009 11:21 am
wilde
wilde
8 September 2009

outdoor shower

outdoor shower

I'm starting a VERY small camping business - de-stressing holidays and am looking for a stand alone external shower (non electric) that actually works - the bag one I…

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wilde
Sep 08, 2009 5:10 pm
Daveky
Daveky
9 September 2009

Glass cost per lineal metre

Glass cost per lineal metre

Just got a quote from a glass place in brisbane, 2200! dollars for 3 pieces of glass! 1=12mm*1.8*1.35 +2= 12mm1.6*1.35. Costs more than the whole fence and gates from the…

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Daveky
Sep 09, 2009 6:01 pm
cmooring
cmooring
17 September 2009

second hand decking

second hand decking

I'll be watching this thread as I am after some timber for a bench I am going to build. I just did a quick google search for recycled timber in perth, and found the…

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cmooring
Sep 17, 2009 10:18 pm
cmooring
Jek_83
Jek_83
20 September 2009

Your thoughts on our deck plans...

Your thoughts on our deck plans...

Ok new plan! We have decided it's not worth extending at this stage, as we are spending a fortune on the kitchen and don't think we'll be able to afford it. So the new…

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Jek_83
Sep 20, 2009 6:50 am
Jek_83
nine2eight
nine2eight
22 September 2009

Swimming pool lights

Swimming pool lights

Thanks davinci again for your help, I went for the spa electrics niche colour changing LEDs in the end. There is very little range I found apart from a few surface mount…

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nine2eight
Sep 22, 2009 9:15 am
woodsey
woodsey
22 September 2009

Yes another Decking question

Yes another Decking question
1, 2

l like that idea might have to look into getting it ourselves :) We got 10 pack from Bunnings i think for about that price happy with that, just have to figure out how to…

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woodsey
Sep 22, 2009 1:21 pm
bb_bounce
bb_bounce
22 September 2009

Diy glass pool fencing

Diy glass pool fencing

I have a crack and installed 27m of it. I used semi frameless glass which was fun and after smashing one panel because i was out 5mm it turned out Ok. Need to find some pictures

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bb_bounce
Sep 22, 2009 2:22 pm
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
27 September 2009

Where to buy reasonable timber outdoor dining table???

Where to buy reasonable timber outdoor dining table???

http://www.furnituresales.com.au/default.htm For the below table 1600mm x 900mm we're looking at $1095, and for matching bench seats 1500mm…

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pinkfairymagic
Sep 27, 2009 1:12 pm
pinkfairymagic
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
1 October 2009

Photos of timber decking needed!!!

Photos of timber decking needed!!!
1, 2

Looks great Daisy, it looks like they put a lot of work into getting that job done very neatly.

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Nathan SteelFab
Oct 01, 2009 3:58 pm
Nathan SteelFab
borg
borg
3 October 2009

Outdoor ceiling fans

Outdoor ceiling fans

its got nothing to do with the brand. It need to be 316 stainless steel right through to the motor. Otherwise it will corrode.

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borg
Oct 03, 2009 6:33 pm
borg
Salt&PepperMkII
Salt&PepperMkII
3 October 2009

Ceiling fans in an al fresco area ... worthwhile?

Ceiling fans in an al fresco area ... worthwhile?

Pros of having a fan in alfresco: - looks good - not all that expensive - keeps flies away - cool breeze

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Salt&PepperMkII
Oct 03, 2009 8:09 pm
Bobcat
Bobcat
9 October 2009

Does Merbau decking require sanding?

Does Merbau decking require sanding?

check out the renovate forum, there are a few blokes on there who give great advice. www.renovateforum.com. hope that's ok to give link??? :th:

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Bobcat
Oct 09, 2009 1:48 pm
ellyash
ellyash
9 October 2009

Should we insulate a skillion roof?

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…

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ellyash
Oct 09, 2009 2:27 pm
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

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

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Oct 23, 2009 10:17 am
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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 06, 2009 11:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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

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