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fairy blue
fairy blue
22 January 2009

External BBq outlet??

External BBq outlet??

Thanks for that quick reply, sorry about the hijack rowan.

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fairy blue
Jan 22, 2009 1:38 pm
fairy blue
Bam
Bam
24 January 2009

No untidy doormats here! Update: PROJECT COMPLETE!!

No untidy doormats here! Update: PROJECT COMPLETE!!

Looks awesome!!! Mr Kek did a wonderful job - love the intergrated mat!

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Bam
Jan 24, 2009 8:49 am
Bam
suh
suh
8 February 2009

Q Quartz pool interior-anyone used it

Q Quartz pool interior-anyone used it

Has anyone used Q Quartz pool linings? It is actually a render and would love to know what it's like.

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suh
Feb 08, 2009 5:47 pm
suh
wonderland
wonderland
15 February 2009

Deck Plans...

Deck Plans...

If you're planning on using Merbau, I've seen that the price has gone up. They are about $6 per square metre now? Wow, my friend was building his deck about 6 months ago…

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wonderland
Feb 15, 2009 9:38 am
wonderland
tygwyn
tygwyn
18 February 2009

Plans and permits

Plans and permits

I checked with our Council today about whether or not we'd need permission for our deck and I was quite pleasantly surprised. Apparently as long as its not more than 1m…

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tygwyn
Feb 18, 2009 9:43 pm
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davinci
Feb 19, 2009 8:49 am
davinci
erinleigh
erinleigh
19 February 2009

Decking reccomendation?

Decking reccomendation?

Hi everyone, We are looking at getting a deck 5760 x 5260 for our alfresco area for the new home we are building. I'm assuming it will be less then a metre high and…

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erinleigh
Feb 19, 2009 2:25 pm
erinleigh
borg
borg
26 February 2009

Cheaper - Natural Gas or LPG?

Cheaper - Natural Gas or LPG?

Natural gas will be cheaper per mega joule however the additional cost with the installation of a point and the cost to upgrade the jets on the BBQ will be a bit.…

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borg
Feb 26, 2009 12:24 pm
borg
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
3 March 2009

Deck help please :)

Deck help please :)

90x90 in hardwood would be structually fine (provided it has been visually graded for a structual use i.e. F11,F14, F17 unseasoned etc) , it can be a battle to get a…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 03, 2009 9:00 pm
Dukekamaya
Helyn
Helyn
6 March 2009

Alfresco facing the street

Alfresco facing the street

Surely the 900mm fence does not have to go the whole length of the side boundary - that would expose your whole back yard to the street ?? We used to live on a corner…

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Helyn
Mar 06, 2009 7:48 am
Helyn
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
10 March 2009

Merbau decking 140 mm vs 90 mm

Merbau decking 140 mm vs 90 mm

merbau takes around 6 months to bleed all its tannin out. Cabots is a good product if you like using it every 3 months :wink:

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Dukekamaya
Mar 10, 2009 6:45 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 March 2009

Deck quotes coming in too expensive... cheaper alternatives?

Deck quotes coming in too expensive... cheaper alternatives?
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No worries, you need to go look at them yourself. Batu isn't exactly a blonde hardwood, more a honey/brown. Good luck with the decision process :)

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Dukekamaya
Mar 11, 2009 6:03 pm
Dukekamaya
clath
clath
11 March 2009

cost of merbau

cost of merbau
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thanks :) yes hope the prices come down :roll:

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clath
Mar 11, 2009 6:15 pm
clath
PnSdreams
PnSdreams
13 March 2009

Alfresco Deck Question - We really need some help!

Alfresco Deck Question - We really need some help!

The $3500 is just for the timber decking itself! Though, at this stage I don't know what sort of material like treated pine or merbau etc

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PnSdreams
Mar 13, 2009 7:31 pm
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
14 March 2009

Solar Water Fountains

Solar Water Fountains

Thanks DeKa I had seen them advertised and wondered how they would work, but it doesn't sound like they would work that well. I will be having solar electricity for my…

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fitnhealthy
Mar 14, 2009 3:16 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 March 2009

attaching decking to the ceiling

attaching decking to the ceiling

You would glue and nail it to battens/rafters/ceiling joists etc. It would need to be fixed every 600mm maximum

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Dukekamaya
Mar 27, 2009 8:40 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
30 March 2009

Decking maintenance advice

Decking maintenance advice

The best product to use is an Oxalic acid, which is a plant derived natural acid. One of the better ones is Intergrain Reviva, there is also Cabots and Feast Watson…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 30, 2009 6:00 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
7 April 2009

Want a back deck built - should I wait until Winter?

Want a back deck built - should I wait until Winter?

Anywhere between $1.50 per metre to $15 per metre................ you may need to be a bit more specific :wink:

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Dukekamaya
Apr 07, 2009 7:36 pm
Dukekamaya
swanning_it
swanning_it
11 April 2009

Wet Deck Pool

Wet Deck Pool

Hi Guys, We're just about to embark on our pool area, but we're wondering how many have successfully raised the height of their pool? Currently, we have a paver coping,…

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swanning_it
Apr 11, 2009 3:25 pm
swanning_it
Michelle
Michelle
13 April 2009

Anyone have chooks?

Anyone have chooks?

Hi Luke, They have a great chook pen, but they let them out every afternoon. And yes…..somehow they manage to get into my place, but not so much anymore. Luke, 2…

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Michelle
Apr 13, 2009 6:44 pm
Michelle
Pixelated
Pixelated
18 April 2009

Dig pool now or later?

Dig pool now or later?

I have a friend who checked all this out last year. It's easier to put the pool in first and because it is...it's cheaper. Once a house is on site it will cost approx an…

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Pixelated
Apr 18, 2009 8:36 am
Pixelated

Wood fired oven - built with salvaged materials

Wood fired oven - built with salvaged materials

I'd be buggered if I'd come to yours for a feed. That bloke would taste awful :lol:

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 18, 2009 4:10 pm
The Garden Whisperer
kassan1973
kassan1973
19 April 2009

SWIMMING POOL

SWIMMING POOL

Hi all, has anyone used thermacell polystyrene blocks in a concrete pool application or those large grey bricks (sorry have forgotten name ) was wanting to speak with…

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kassan1973
Apr 19, 2009 9:17 pm

Awesome water feature... anyone know of a cheaper supplier?

Awesome water feature... anyone know of a cheaper supplier?

a great feature but man that would chew the water in the warmer months! A huge surface area which causes a huge amount of evaporation! Then again how often would it be on?…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 19, 2009 10:57 pm
The Garden Whisperer
hysterical1144
hysterical1144
22 April 2009

Decking Query

Decking Query

Found this concrete stump http://www.tekstump.com.au/index.php which might be easier to screw to the bearers. Cheers

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hysterical1144
Apr 22, 2009 10:11 pm
cmooring
cmooring
23 April 2009

OUTDOOR ALFRESCO

OUTDOOR ALFRESCO

...we are just unsure wether to buy a premade stainless steel bbq or have or just buy the bbq top and brick& render the rest in. The bbq…

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cmooring
Apr 23, 2009 11:22 pm
cmooring
yvette72
yvette72
24 April 2009

What do you think of this quotation for a veranda?

What do you think of this quotation for a veranda?

that price didnot including council approval either but our awing etc had to be approval

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yvette72
Apr 24, 2009 5:28 pm
amalner
amalner
29 April 2009

Outdoor Bench

Outdoor Bench

thanks everyone.... I will try.... Regards Amalner

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amalner
Apr 29, 2009 10:42 am
Vascariz
Vascariz
5 May 2009

CorrectDeck

CorrectDeck

I was asking a staff member at mitre 10. Modwood He said, its not good . He saw it in a beer Garden when it was first layed ,it looked good .Then…

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Vascariz
May 05, 2009 10:46 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
8 May 2009

Water feature cleaning advice please.

Water feature cleaning advice please.

non - iodised salt @ 10PPT might help a bit(pool salt cheap as chips $6/25kg). For table fish it's food safe (my water feature(s) also feeds us trout & veggies) 10grams…

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onc_artisan
May 08, 2009 10:32 am
onc_artisan
davinci
davinci
9 May 2009

Alfresco Area Roof Height

Alfresco Area Roof Height

check your build plan, if it is that height on plan then nothing the builder will fix, if it is lower than on plan then the builder should rectify

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davinci
May 09, 2009 11:14 am
davinci
davinci
davinci
9 May 2009

Verandah/Deck - Carbolite or Louvres or ? Help Please!

Verandah/Deck - Carbolite or Louvres or ? Help Please!

per sq mtr paving is cheaper than decking for a low to mid range quality paver as for material to construct roof out of it is to your own personal taste

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davinci
May 09, 2009 11:16 am
davinci
Hels
Hels
10 May 2009

Exterior paint advice on rendered property

Exterior paint advice on rendered property

Maybe if you post a photo of the house it will help to visualise a colour scheme?

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Hels
May 10, 2009 9:56 pm
Hels
jessica6
jessica6
11 May 2009

Concrete Veranda

Concrete Veranda

Hi Thanks for your reply... :)

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jessica6
May 11, 2009 8:53 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
14 May 2009

to Deck and may be outdoor kitchen?

to Deck and may be outdoor kitchen?

The pavers don't look that old, it would be a shame to tear them up. Keep in mind you really need 250mm -300mm ground clearance for a deck

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Dukekamaya
May 14, 2009 6:32 pm
Dukekamaya
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
15 May 2009

Alfresco or verandah

Alfresco or verandah

If you want the natural light to get into your house then you need to not have a totally solid roof, so for this reason I am personally building…

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ElephantGuy
May 15, 2009 3:12 pm
Annelies
Annelies
15 May 2009

UNDERGROUND WATER TANKS

UNDERGROUND WATER TANKS

I am building a new house from scratch and want to hold around 25,000L of water , maybe more (Melb of course!). The best option would to put it…

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Annelies
May 15, 2009 9:03 pm
Annelies
Vascariz
Vascariz
18 May 2009

Pool Repairs in Sydney - filter/pump

Pool Repairs in Sydney - filter/pump

For anyone in Sydney I went with Matthew Walsh from Backyard Pool and Solar - 0415 809 798 or 9417 1181. Just say Michael from Roseville recommended you. He was very…

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Vascariz
May 18, 2009 3:48 pm
joles
joles
20 May 2009

Eaves brackets

Eaves brackets

Thanks.. I'm a bit computer challenged. :oops:

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joles
May 20, 2009 9:03 am
joles

shifting water drainage

shifting water drainage

You have none and buckleys! If you did convince them to move it half a meter to the right you would have to pay and you don't want to know about that :( $$$ It would have…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 22, 2009 11:33 am
The Garden Whisperer
jolie
jolie
23 May 2009

Pergola Vs Alfresco

Pergola Vs Alfresco

Hi Mishti, we had the same dilemma a few months ago when deciding whether to go for alfreco with piers 6.3 X 3.6 with builder (for nearly $11,000) or doing it later. So as…

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jolie
May 23, 2009 11:17 am
wonderland
wonderland
27 May 2009

decking + patio DYO

decking + patio DYO

Primarily it needs to be attached to the house properly and any posts anchored into the ground securely. The correct size timber needs to be…

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wonderland
May 27, 2009 9:05 pm
wonderland
BIGDOG
BIGDOG
31 May 2009

Patio Covers - What to choose?

Patio Covers - What to choose?

Brian's Patios on the Gold Coast Cost Us $5,000 BIGDOG

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BIGDOG
May 31, 2009 5:36 pm
BIGDOG
serge44
serge44
6 June 2009

Alfresco Area Floor Height + Termite Barrier

Alfresco Area Floor Height + Termite Barrier

building with them too and I'm sure most of the display homes I saw at kawana, north lakes and caboolture had decking. That's what I intend to go with leaving 40mm (?)…

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serge44
Jun 06, 2009 6:53 pm
serge44
kassan1973
kassan1973
14 June 2009

Decking and pergola projects

Decking and pergola projects

Hi all, Thought i would post some photos of some current projects Decking area is 6mx6m using Duragal channel 75x40x4mm and joists are Duragal 75x50x2mm…

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kassan1973
Jun 14, 2009 7:52 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
14 June 2009

Pergola Permit

Pergola Permit

Thanks I have been quoted from Banyule permits $380 guess i will be using them due to council being $540.

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kassan1973
Jun 14, 2009 8:03 pm
donuts
donuts
14 June 2009

Back courtyard ideas

Back courtyard ideas

We've been doing some thinking on this one, and reckon we'll go with a 1200 wide deck along the length of the house. But would it look silly if…

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donuts
Jun 14, 2009 9:18 pm
donuts
joeygbh
joeygbh
15 June 2009

Channel It vs Ziptrak

Channel It vs Ziptrak

Does anyone know the real difference between them? Both have some sort of guide rail?

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joeygbh
Jun 15, 2009 8:53 am
joeygbh


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