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  1. Thanks Ian. I don't think I explained it...

    Thanks Ian. I don't think I explained it properly. The new roof on the deck is held above the existing roof by beams so there is a gap of about 200mm between each of the roofs? and I need to get the...
  2. So I have put a roof over the deck now. 467314...

    So I have put a roof over the deck now.
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    My only issue now is how do I get the wiring from the roof into the house? Has anyone had experience with this and a flyover roof?
  3. The timber for the stairs arrived before I got...

    The timber for the stairs arrived before I got the quote sorted for the roof. I have made the stairs shown in the picture.

    If you are cringing please don't tell me about it and let me find out in...
  4. Hi, so I am looking at the roof of the deck now...

    Hi, so I am looking at the roof of the deck now while I wait for the stair and balustrade timber. I have managed to get quotes for insulated versiclad panelling down to about $7000 (compared to...
  5. So I am nearly finished putting the decking on...

    So I am nearly finished putting the decking on before I am going to give it a sanding and wash before oiling. So I will need to put a hand rail in. I was thinking of just buying some wider decking...
  6. The distance between the bearers is approx 1400mm...

    The distance between the bearers is approx 1400mm and the joists are 90mm x 45mm. They are all treated pine mgp10.
  7. So I have been busy over the weekend and managed...

    So I have been busy over the weekend and managed to get all the joists down. I have 400mm centres and I was wondering what everyones view on blocking is for joists. I had to block some of the bearers...
  8. Thanks. I was planning on not housing the treads...

    Thanks. I was planning on not housing the treads but attaching them to the top of the stringer that way I can probably use treated pine for the stringer as it won't be entirely visible and go with...
  9. Thanks guys this is the picture I had when I was...

    Thanks guys this is the picture I had when I was designing my deck. I wasn't planning on putting decking on the stringers but as the actual steps but from what I have seen 19mm decking is too thin...
  10. Still going even though it is slow. I don't get a...

    Still going even though it is slow. I don't get a lot of time on weekends to have a go. I thought I would attach a photo to show the current progress. I am confident it will hold. Just need to block...
  11. Wow thanks Ray. A picture tells a thousand words....

    Wow thanks Ray. A picture tells a thousand words.

    It has just rained so I am hoping it will stop before the weekend or otherwise I will have to wait.
  12. Sorry I think I understand what you have written...

    Sorry I think I understand what you have written but let me confirm.

    Because I am using notches on each side of the post which are only 20mm using the Vertical Half Lap in my diagram is no good as...
  13. I have attached a sketch. Hopefully it makes...

    I have attached a sketch. Hopefully it makes sense.458606
  14. Hi, should be getting to this next week. I have...

    Hi, should be getting to this next week. I have been looking at this and is a vertical half lap better to be done than a horizontal half lap or is it not worth the effort? Can't remember if I...
  15. Thanks Ray. Didn't realise that bolting through...

    Thanks Ray. Didn't realise that bolting through the plate was an ok thing to do. Also any suggestions on a specific type of join here. I only see myself as being able to do a butt or lap in all...
  16. So I am making some progress. I concreted 5 holes...

    So I am making some progress. I concreted 5 holes and am oiling the posts to go in the stirrups that are in the concrete. I am thinking I am going to use this as a way to construct my deck and hold...
  17. Thanks for the advice. I used the wet vacuum I...

    Thanks for the advice. I used the wet vacuum I had to suck the rest of the water out. Even though the residue did look more like soup than porridge I decided to chuck in some dry fill to soak up the...
  18. The holes are 450mm x 450mm and 600mm deep. I...

    The holes are 450mm x 450mm and 600mm deep.

    I was thinking maybe a wet vacuum if the water does need to be removed don't know the consequences to the vacuum.
  19. My holes were approved straight away by council...

    My holes were approved straight away by council about a week or so ago which is great. Only problem is that it rained and not all holes were covered well enough to stop them getting filled. I bought...
  20. Making good progress on digging the holes for the...

    Making good progress on digging the holes for the deck. Have read a couple of ways that people install metal stirrups in concrete and I am confused.
    I feel I would do a better job if I attach the...
  21. Thanks for the replies. Sounds like it isn't an...

    Thanks for the replies. Sounds like it isn't an issue then.
    I also unfortunately have a concrete foundation, where the previous smaller concrete patio which was raised on bricks, which runs through...
  22. So an update on my progress and a question. I had...

    So an update on my progress and a question. I had to move a sewer pipe as it went through my footings on the outside of the deck. Planned on replacing the pipes as they were terracota and had already...
  23. Great thanks guys. That's what I was thinking...

    Great thanks guys. That's what I was thinking initially and then I was a bit worried there may be some issues with side ways pressure on the footings. Admittedly not all footings are in the area and...
  24. Ok I have now removed the asbestos but in doing...

    Ok I have now removed the asbestos but in doing so had to remove about 6000mm x 1500mm and 300mm depth of soil. Now I am no sure on what affect the fill will have on the some of the footings that go...
  25. So I went through a number of processes of self...

    So I went through a number of processes of self doubt on my ability to draw and calculate things properly. Also a case of measure a 100 times draw once:-). Plans have been approved by council first...
  26. Thanks for the advice DaveTTC. I went in and...

    Thanks for the advice DaveTTC. I went in and showed what I had drawn up so far and the on duty building surveyor said that what I had drawn up was good enough to submit. He also said that if I...
  27. Thanks for the reply. Heard back from the local...

    Thanks for the reply.
    Heard back from the local draftsman. He has said $1600 and if an engineer is required for concrete footings then I can expect around $150 extra.
    This leads me to believe that...
  28. I have had one quote so far for $1715 which...

    I have had one quote so far for $1715 which includes drawings, an engineer for concrete footings and council submission.
    I am still confirming another one who has $900 for council application...
  29. Thanks. I did check that website and it wants a...

    Thanks. I did check that website and it wants a site plan and therefore drawings. I have gone onto a couple of sites where they get three quotes for you and will contact those that respond. Tried a...
  30. Thanks for the replies with my obviously...

    Thanks for the replies with my obviously deficient post.
    I am located in the Blacktown council area. The awning I want to build will be 10.75m x 3.3m. The height of the deck will be 700mm at the...
  31. Planning steps for building a deck and awning

    Hello,
    I want to build a deck off the back of my house which I know will need council approval due to its size.
    What I would like to know is does anyone know the steps necessary to get the planning...
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    Hi, This job is finally done. Has been for a...

    Hi, This job is finally done. Has been for a while but only bothered to take photos now.
    The shed apparently wasn't even affixed to the concrete slab it was originally on so that made things easy...
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    Thanks for the ideas. I am in the process of...

    Thanks for the ideas. I am in the process of removing the grass but I have injured myself (not removing the grass) so I will update the final set up once it has been made.
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    Hi, the landscape place has suggested metal dust....

    Hi, the landscape place has suggested metal dust. It seems like the stuff compacts well enough. Any reason I shouldn't use it?
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    Hi Ian. Thanks. The reason for the wood is to get...

    Hi Ian. Thanks. The reason for the wood is to get the shed off the ground so that I don't have to put some things on bricks etc. to get them off the ground if water does get into the shed as it does...
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    Thanks for all the replies. Sorry if I didn't...

    Thanks for all the replies.
    Sorry if I didn't make it clear. This is only a garden shed. It will mainly hold my lawn mower and tools etc.
    Obviously I like fubar's idea as it is similar to what I...
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    Shed foudation - sleepers on scoria

    Hi,

    I currently have a shed 2.33m x 3.84m on a concrete slab. Unfortunately this is in the way of me building a patio roof off the back of the house.

    I want to move it to another part of the...
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