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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 7:00 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 8:36 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 4:25 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 7:44 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 9:36 am
Pixelated
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 18, 2009 5:10 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
19 April 2009

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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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 19, 2009 11:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 11:11 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 24, 2009 12:22 am
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 6:28 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 11:42 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 11:46 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 11:32 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 12:14 pm
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 12:16 pm
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 10:56 pm
Hels
jessica6
jessica6
11 May 2009

Concrete Veranda

Concrete Veranda

Hi Thanks for your reply... :)

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jessica6
May 11, 2009 9:53 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 7:32 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 4:12 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 10:03 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 4:48 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 10:03 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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TheGardenWhisperer
May 22, 2009 12:33 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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 12:17 pm
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 10:05 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 6:36 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 7:53 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 8:52 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 9:03 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 10:18 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 9:53 am
joeygbh
Kristi
Kristi
15 June 2009

retaining wall between two properties

retaining wall between two properties

Do you know where the actual boundary is? My sisters house is lower, and the retaining wall is clearly on her side of the boundary, however the previous owners built the…

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Kristi
Jun 15, 2009 5:03 pm
Kristi
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
16 June 2009

Deck help.

Deck help.

No just the Laserlite of which there are three different types in the range

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Dukekamaya
Jun 16, 2009 2:55 pm
Dukekamaya
suh
suh
22 June 2009

Finally...a pool WITH water!

Finally...a pool WITH water!
1, 2

OMG that is soooo gorgeous I love it! Can I ask how big it is? I would love to know as I am having a pool and would like to have an idea what…

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suh
Jun 22, 2009 9:26 pm
suh

Is it allowed to have 2 types of fencing? I would like to maintain as much of our vew to the back of the property as possible, so I was hoping we might be able to use…

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D&SG
Jun 28, 2009 12:17 pm
D&SG
kek
kek
28 June 2009

Portico

Portico

We banished the boring concrete and brought the level up to the front…

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kek
Jun 28, 2009 5:10 pm
kek
Jochicho
Jochicho
28 June 2009

Deck separate to house?

Deck separate to house?

Looking forward to those pics Ronaldio, this sounds interesting and something we might consider doing!

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Jochicho
Jun 28, 2009 8:43 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
29 June 2009

How many times does Merbau need to be oiled??

How many times does Merbau need to be oiled??

Its best to wash merbau with an oxalic acid timber cleaner to assist in tannin reomval. You can get decking finishs tinted 'merbau'to help restore some colour.

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Dukekamaya
Jun 29, 2009 1:37 pm
Dukekamaya
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
29 June 2009

al fresco ceiling in timber

al fresco ceiling in timber

you should contact these guys for a distributor in your area. www.glosswood.com.au

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Zerosignal
Jun 29, 2009 2:50 pm
nww1969
nww1969
30 June 2009

I built my own deck! Need some feedback

I built my own deck! Need some feedback

I bought a kit from Home Depot and used Dek Blocks. 20x16 dims. This was my first time building a deck and I think it looks pretty good and solid. …

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nww1969
Jun 30, 2009 10:15 am
awallace
awallace
1 July 2009

Merbau vs spotted gum decking

Merbau vs spotted gum decking

Thanks guys for your tips & advice. Much appreciated. I do like the australian timbers, such as spotted gum, ironbark & black butt.

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awallace
Jul 01, 2009 9:13 am
awallace
Adrian B
Adrian B
3 July 2009

retaining wall

retaining wall

more like not enough beers.........

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Adrian B
Jul 03, 2009 9:19 am
Adrian B
Brickie
Brickie
5 July 2009

Closing off swimming pool

Closing off swimming pool

Ive been thinking of doing a reed be down the dead side of the house, with the reed bed all your shower and sink water (not the kitchen sink) goes in one end as grey water…

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Brickie
Jul 05, 2009 5:04 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
6 July 2009

rough cost for a Pergola, Melbourne

rough cost for a Pergola, Melbourne

Materials would be approx. $1300 - thats treated pine framing and either Colorbond or quality Laserlite roofing You could concrete after no problems just allow for the height etc

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Dukekamaya
Jul 06, 2009 8:44 am
Dukekamaya
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bognoel
Jul 08, 2009 4:43 pm
bognoel
Ironserpent
Ironserpent
9 July 2009

Cheap pots and stuff in Melbourne

Cheap pots and stuff in Melbourne

that sounds good. i have a freind living there who was complaining about the high prices will let her know. thanks…

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Ironserpent
Jul 09, 2009 7:27 am

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