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Perhaps you could hit the Start a discussion button and share some photos of your landscaping work to date. I'm sure our members would love to see what you have achieved so far. You might also get some helpful suggestions about the remaining work that is still on your to-do list.
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My wife n I about to move into our new home, we are going to be building a deck all the way around our new home so we will be picking all the community’s brains for any tips. My wife Sami is doing all the interior painting which she loves to do and my job is the outside. My timber n building skills are average to say the least but have done a fair bit of labourers work for chippys n brickies when I was young plus building cattle yards n fencing on remote stations. Looking forward to any tips the community can provide.👋
Welcome to Workshop @baza and congratulations on the new house. This must be a very exciting time for you and Sami. We're really looking forward to seeing your place and what you can do with it. I'm sure the community will be more than happy to lend a hand whenever they can assist. Feel free to post anytime you need help or just have a new project to share.
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Your deck will be a very big project and I think all your time spent with the chippies and brickies will hold you in good stead and of course there is the workshop community that can help you with any "grey" areas !!
I'll never forget when my brother decided to build a room onto an old home he and my sister in law lived in 40 odd years ago and he thought standing the stumps on top of the ground was what you did to hold a floor up ha-ha He had absolutely no idea that you have to dig a hole and place the stump into the ground etc...but fortunately our dad, who had some self taught building skills, helped him and my brother is still busy hammering and building something to this very day!!
There is nothing like "doing it" yourself and isn't always about saving money but more so the immense satisfaction you can get from doing the job yourself.
I know because hubby and I built our home ourselves and we couldn't be more proud!!
A deck around the entire house will make a huge difference to the look of your home for sure. We have a veranda all the way around our home and it looks amazing albeit I am rather biased ha-ha
I hope Sami has more luck than I did choosing colours for inside though, as I went through dozens of paint pots before I found the "right" colour but find it I did!!
Best of luck with your project and please keep the community up to date with progress photo's when you can.
Hi I'm Karen
How are you
Would you have any tips for me please I'm trying to build a bridge for my grandkids (4)&(3)
A little more information will get you a better response.
A bridge? Is it over water? or standalone in the backyard?
What height do you want it and what length?
Do you want to make it permanent, or portable so you can move it around?
Share your thoughts and let people give you ideas so you can refine your plan.
hi you asked for some tips on building a bridge
1. i did a search of the net for free plans on building a garden bridge and there are heaps
2. i layed out an arc on a large sheet of ply. from that i made a swing arm long enough to produce the arc and attached the swing arm to my router and the centre point of the arc routered bothe the top and bottom of the treated pine sleepers, then cut the planks out of treated pine decking
not sure if this helps
I thought I should give you an update from back in October November last year when I was going to build my Cats enclosure . It took me about a month to complete - totally on my own, and with lots of down time for panadol and ice packs for the aches and pains.
It is awesome and my Cats love it and I gave a cat door so they can come in or out as they please . I also have my chairs out there so I also now sit out there and enjoy it as well . Over the top is part cat max and part shadecloth so they can chose sun or shade. I have also out a full u shape zipper so I can still go in and out the back if needed . Bunnings staff were fantastic in helping with cutting if some of the wood and advice if needed. I am extremely happy with the final result and my Cats spend most if the day out there . I am about to to put a clear tarp to cover the top for over winter so they can be out there if they wish , when it is raining . I will remove it when summer returns .