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Decking and Paving

Crash76
Newbie
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Hi, great forum here.Im building a low level deck, with limited clearance in Eastern Melb. Nice clay soil with lots of rocks!I'm down to 500mm deep x ...

ProjectPete
Trusted Contributor
2 replies

With a lot of talk about decking ('tis the season after all) I thought it'd be good to share our experiences and preferences with decking oils as ther ...

ProjectPete
Trusted Contributor

When you're installing a deck, use existing structures where possible to install a ledger. I generally use minimum 10g 100mm Ramset anchors with 400mm ...

Itai
Junior Contributor
22 replies

Hi All. We've just purchased a house and we'll be getting the keys in December.I'm fishing for tips, ideas and advice for a home reno. What mistakes h ...

lturn
Occasional Browser
2 replies

We have just built a pergola that’s we intend to put a roof on & backs onto our brick garage wall. We have a stand alone bbq that we would like to bu ...

fairbaba
Budding Contributor
20 replies

I just finished off a spring project, getting ready for the warmer weather in the coming months. We have a water tank at the end of our back deck wh ...

smokocw
Frequent Browser
5 replies

I recently had a patio installed and want to complete the feature with a 5.4mx3.8m deck. There is an existing 3.3mx3.3m ~100mm thick slab as shown wh ...

kelli
Budding Contributor
16 replies

The weekend I moved in, something heavy was dropped on the tiles of my front porch, breaking one and leaving a few loose. I decided to build Merbau de ...

DeathByRust
New Contributor
1 reply

Time to refresh your drib drab tile front porch, as they say first impressions last.

Neo19
New Contributor
6 replies

Hi Everyone I have been going through these discussion boards for a while and finally mustered to courage to post a question here This would be my ...

danieltheman
New Contributor
13 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

Farleys
Budding Contributor
16 replies

Been meaning to post this for a while. A few weeks ago I was at a mates place and noticed his deck had decking boards with the grooves. I told him I t ...

Taken4ride
Budding Contributor
13 replies

Hi all... As said earlier I designed and built a house with a large deck area then moved in 20 years ago. We designed our dream house in the late 80’s ...

gaillen
New Contributor
10 replies

Hi all Just sharing our latest project, with timber, plants, firepit, decking oil, paint and lights purchased from Bunnings Lawnton. We made a table ...

ribeksta
Budding Browser
2 replies

Just thinking of doing a decking at the back joining the alfresco. also doing a 3 step decking at the front of the house. can i DIY?? Its my first ...

ProjectPete
Trusted Contributor
1 reply

I'm really happy with how this small composite deck came up that I did for a friend/customer. As you can see, it really spruces the area up and giving ...

BloodyIrishman
New Contributor
4 replies

I recently moved into a house with a rather large concreted back yard and want to do something about the weeds that grow between the joints between th ...

Kate23
Budding Contributor
16 replies

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 ...

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