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DIY Paergola

By |2020-01-13T18:16:42+11:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Build|

Thinking about building a pergola or veranda yourself? Check out some easy to follow diy plans below. Free Pergola/Veranda Do It Yourself Plans & Guides Hayters Pergola Plans - Details to build a pergola plus information on timber sizes and connectors. Mitre10 Pergola - Pergola timber sizes, connectors, footings, images [...]

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Free Deck Building Guides

By |2020-01-13T18:19:09+11:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Build|

Here are a few free deck buidling guides for those planning on getting their DIY deck project up and running! Chilsens – How Do I Build A Deck? Mitre10 – Build A Beck Bunnings – Build A Deck Guide

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The Australian Decks & Pergolas Construction Manual

By |2019-12-17T15:54:34+11:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Build|

Allan Staines, the well-known author of the very popular The Australian Owner Builders Manual, The Australian Renovators Manual, How to be a Successful Owner Builder and Renovator, House Building the Easy Hebel Way and The Australian Roof Building Manual, has released his latest book, The Australian Decks and Pergolas Construction Manual. [...]

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Australian House Building Manual

By |2020-01-09T12:51:38+11:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Build|

Allan Staines – author of several Australian home improvement building and renovation manuals – has released a new title The Australian House Building Manual. The book is aimed at a wide audience but will be of particular interest to those involved in building education and apprentice training or owner-builders architects designers and [...]

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Deck Maintenance

By |2019-12-17T15:58:31+11:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Build|

All that work has paid off and you are enjoying the beauty and convenience of your well designed deck. The whole family, their friends, neighbourhood children, pets, etc love all the extra space to run around and play in. However protected the wood is, over the years, it is a [...]

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Deck Finishing

By |2019-12-17T16:00:05+11:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Build|

When the deck construction is complete, the next step is to apply finish on the deck so that it will weather well and stay in great condition for many years. An outdoor deck is constantly at the mercy of the natural environment such as water, pollution, wind, heat dust and [...]

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Deck Construction

By |2019-12-17T16:02:39+11:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Build|

Now that the plans are in place, the construction may begin. The most important part of the deck construction is the initial step by which the deck is connected to the house. Unless this connection is water proof, the deck may collapse and the house may get damaged too. This [...]

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Deck Design

By |2019-12-17T16:08:48+11:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Build|

Now that you have a concept of the style and size of the deck that you want, it is time to think of a design or plan that will help you realize your dream. The addition of a deck to any building or outdoor space will increase the value as [...]

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