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stuart22
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Looking for alternatives to a concrete slab for a base to a 3m x 3m metal garden shed.Location makes it difficult to get pre mixed concrete or raw mat ...

longonly
Budding Browser
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how to install a balcony glass balustrade?

Rob2
Budding Browser
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I am building a chicken coop as a project at a local school and I am needing to know to calculate the require amount of cement, gravel and sand mix an ...

MartyH
Valued Contributor
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Between 2006 to 2014, seven per cent of Australian hospitalised injuries were attributed to power tools. A third of injuries were caused by grinders, ...

bunlovers
Regular Browser
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How to attach bamboo fencing onto colourbond fence !!?????

GURPREET
New Contributor
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Can somebody guide me how to make pergola yourself and save money.

Kate23
Budding Contributor
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For my first post I thought I'd share our current garden project. Our backyard has lots of lovely trees but it gets a lot of shade and we have an ener ...

BIM_Engineer
Valued Contributor
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A few members have asked specific questions about Timber Decks I hope these additional resources and tools provide useful information in your endeavou ...

kurtisbaker
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Any suggestions on how I can stop water getting into my draws? Ideas a suggestion would be great. My plan is to have a tool box or maybe even two tool ...

Chrissie35
Junior Contributor
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In October last year I told you of the Cat Enclosure I was wanting to build - my very first project at the age of 59 !! It took me a month to complet ...

Demo
New Contributor
2 replies

Tara86
Experienced Contributor
10 replies

My Partner asked me to build a gate for the side of our house. I haven’t done anything like this before so was a bit stumped over where to start. The ...

Demo
New Contributor
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dani2526
Junior Contributor
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Hi everyone I was hoping for some wiring helpwith my auto chicken door please. I have copied my plans from another post on this page by Darryl. I h ...

darylhewston
Super Contributor
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G'day fellow workshoppers, Finally got around to designing, building and installing the new auto door for our girls. I was quiet shocked at the pri ...

Dan_M
Junior Contributor
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Hi All, well after binge-watching just about every episode of 'Treehouse Masters', buying the book, and also scouring Youtube for related video; I've ...

sc6017
New Contributor
3 replies

Hi I've got next to no experience however have a few friends that are quite handy. Just wondering how difficult these flatpack patios are to instal ...

danieltheman
New Contributor
12 replies

Built a patio. Never built anything in my life... Fire on patio Burnt roof and floor I'm so proud I can build stuff

trevor_s
New Contributor
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Hi all,I need help. The guttering on the house that I live in now was poorly designed as the surrounding trees drop their leaves and flowers on the d ...

sarafveale9
Newbie
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Hi I'm Sara, single mum. Have started building a wooden boat sandpit roughly. But haven't finished.so hard. Especially the front corner. Wanted a di ...

Chrissie35
Junior Contributor
May

After building my Cat Enclosure now called the CATIO- out in my Patio attached to my Unit , I would sit out there and hated how I had all my " bits a ...

aly
Super Contributor
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Just this week we finally got our old dilapidated fence replaced! When we moved into our first home late last year the fence was in a poor condition b ...

ub_268
Budding Contributor
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Does anyone have experience with laminating plywood for use as rafters in pergolas? I have half a dozen 5m lengths of bent 70 by 40 timbers (3x1 1/2 i ...

darylhewston
Super Contributor
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Hi all, Unfortunately for this project I ran out of treated pine timber so I had to buy new. Fortunately, everything else is recycled. Let me take y ...

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