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Super Contributor
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Well here goes, as suggested by Jason and Isobel, I'm starting a discussion/gallery of our dream home. I've posted a few photo's of the build process ...

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I would like to build a basic timber pergola over the front courtyard that faces west and put shade cloth over the first metre out from the bedroom an ...

Budding Contributor
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Hi, I'm not sure if I'm posting this on the right board, so apologies if this should be elsewhere. I recently removed an old door and window from a ...

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Workshop community update #85 Hi all, We hope you’re all enjoying using the new-look Workshop and encourage you all to join in the home improve ...

Junior Contributor
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Hi all, Just wondering if anyone has any tips for removing stains from a Caesarstone benchtop? I've got a couple of very light rings on the benchtop - ...

New Contributor
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My lawn isn't in great shape after a dry summer. Any advice for bringing it back? Is it too early to feed it given that we are still getting the odd d ...

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