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Backyard makeover

BIM_Engineer
Former Community Member

Re: Backyard Makeover

I would say you are very fortunate in

  • Not having to worry about the total project Co$t
  • Having someone releave you of the stress asociated with organising your project
  • The end result looks great.

OT..The average Battler & Punter isn't that lucky..so they have to do a lot more planning, searching, analysis, costing and even then they still need more convincing.eg.

I recently saw a total landscape quote  for a front and backyard makeover for $140K :shocked: The only initial estimate was based on the property will be worth +$1m..hence they were told to spend 15%=$150K.

I was asked to certify the deck design..needless to say the punters budget was $30K

 

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pete_brig
Established Contributor

Re: Backyard Makeover

This is in response to @mydreams question about costings for decks: I allow about $50/m2 for materials. I'll make a separate post about our backyard reno - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Garden/Yard-reno/td-p/22536

 

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Bundaboy
Experienced Contributor

Re: Backyard Makeover

so... if I wanted to deck out my entire property of +3000m2 it would cost me $150000 in materials alone? Add in labour etc, it would be more than the property + house + garage + everything else combined. No wonder we are going broke.

 

Just as well I am happy with a cottage garden..

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Old-gal24
Super Contributor

Re: Backyard Makeover

Hello @maknilsin  - Wow wee, what is that wet looking stuff in your yard??  It's not MUD is it?  I can't remember the last time we had enough rain to make MUD, let along Rain!

Looks like your on track and going well with your gardens.  It super tough here to create new garden beds as the ground is like cement.  Have you thought about the watering side of things yet?  I put under mulch water system which has build in drippers which deliver water directly to the roots of the plant.  They are so easily set up on timers, so you can set and forget.  

 

I've installed them in all of my gardens and in the middle of a horrid drought my plants are surviving, as the water goes directly where it's needed and doesn't evaporate prior to reaching where it's needed the most.  Bunnings sell it  & everything needed to install it. https://www.bunnings.com.au/pope-13mm-drip-eze-drip-irrigation-tube-100m_p3120303 it's a little pricey to set up but once it's done it last for years and year.

 

Enjoy your weekend

 

Old Gal 

 

 

 

 

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sharma260985
Regular Browser

Re: Backyard Makeover

very nice looking deck. Could you please tell me what did you use for support below the deck ? concrete posts or pavers or anything else?

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Backyard makeover

Welcome to the Workshop community @sharma260985.

 

It's great to have you join the community! Let me mention @maknilsin to alert them to your question and see if they can answer it for you. If you would like to start your own discussion community members can assist you with your planning and advise what timber to use..

 

Mitchell

 

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maknilsin
Experienced Contributor

Re: Backyard makeover

Hey @sharma260985 we used precast concrete - these specifically: https://www.bunnings.com.au/deko-250-x-150-x-150mm-instant-concrete-foundation-block_p1080391

 

They worked really well but took quite a bit of work to get everything level! 

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