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lay pavers
The hard part of laying pavers is excavating the site and laying the road base.  Make sure you lay the road base to a minium of 100mm.  Before excavating, ring 1100 to find out where your phone, gas, water and sewerage lines are so you don't run i...
Lay Paving
To ensure a professional finish when laying pavers, the first thing you need to do is make sure the stringline is square to any wall you're paving up to.  Next you lay a header course, which is the first row of pavers following the length of the s...
Lay Paving
We show you how to cut pavers to fit around corners and steps.    It is a good idea to keep any chipped pavers for this, that way you can cut the chips off.    When measuring, don't forget to include the 5mm clearance between the other p...
Lay Pavers
We show you how to add the finishing touches to newly laid pavers for a professional finish.   To make our edging material, we've mixed four part paving sand to one part cement and combined it using a lariet.    Before laying the edging...
Lay New Turf
When creating a garden, some things take time. Attention to detail builds a quality garden, after all you’re going to have to live with it for a long time.   There are however two things that guarantee you near instant gratification when gardening...
retaining wall
Have you seen the retaining wall Adam Woodhams built in the July 2015 issue of Handyman Magazine?    In this video, Adam explains how to build a retaining wall using timber sleepers to make a sloping yard much more accessible and useable.  ...
timber screen
Do you have an outdoor area you’d like to cover up or a spot that needs more privacy?   A timber screen is a cost effective, durable and decorative landscape cover-all that can be built in a day.   This suburban home had a large underhouse area th...
Install a pond the easy way
No garden is complete until you add a water feature. They bring so many benefits including the relaxing sound of water, beautiful reflections, and the opportunity to grow a whole range of stunning plants. You can even add fish and an aquaponics be...
greenhouse
We show you how to lay a simple jetty-style sleeper deck & then use this as the base for an awesome kit-form greenhouse. "I’ve always wanted a greenhouse. One a wee bit bigger than this though.   A greenhouse gives your year round control over...
Garden gate
We show you how to refinish a garden gate by removing it from the post, sanding and refinishing it, then hanging it again.   “The finish on this gate has seen better days but it’s good and strong, with a bit of TLC we’ll get a bit of use out of it...
Clean an old bbq
We show you how to clean the barbecue in time for summer entertaining.   “There’s nothing more that I like than my friends dropping around for a Barbie. But if it isn’t up to scratch, like this one, then it wont be your food that you’re remembered...
Clean paved area
We show you how to clean a paved outdoor area by killing weeds and washing bricks and pavers.   “Paving in this condition around the house doesn’t look good and in the winter months can get really slippery and dangerous. So first, we need to get r...

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