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…
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…
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…
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.…
Feb 26, 2009 12:24 pm
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…
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…
Mar 06, 2009 7:48 am
Mar 11, 2009 6:15 pm
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…
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…
Wet Deck Pool
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,…
Anyone have chooks?
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.
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…
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…
...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…
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…
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)
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
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…
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…
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…
May 20, 2009 9:03 am
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…
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…
May 23, 2009 11:17 am
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…
Decking and pergola projects
Thought i would post some photos of some current projects Decking area is 6mx6m using Duragal channel 75x40x4mm and joists are Duragal 75x50x2mm…
Thanks I have been quoted from Banyule permits $380 guess i will be using them due to council being $540.
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…
Channel It vs Ziptrak
Does anyone know the real difference between them? Both have some sort of guide rail?