The Australian House Building Manual

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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 contractors seeking to re-familiarise themselves with the essential details of building construction will also find this comprehensive book helpful.

The Australian House Building Manual divides residential construction into four main ...

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The Australian Decks & Pergolas Construction Manual

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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.

Australian Decks and Pergolas follows the tradition of Allan Staines’ previous books in that it covers a large amount of construction detail, is well-illustrated with ink sketches, endeavours to cover ...

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Decking Videos

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DIY, do it yourself decking videos.

Learn how to build your own deck if you have the time!

Bunnings DIY

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No Nail Decking

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Merbau Decking – Why It’s Unsustainable

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Merbau is a good choice for decking as characteristics of the wood are very suitable for decking, paneling, flooring and making furniture. However, there are doubts that Merbau can be used for commercial purposes as it is difficult to log it without harming natural habitats. Merbau is not only considered an endangered species, at the prevailing rate of indiscriminate usage it will get extinct in next 35 years. A long maturity period of 75 to 80 years is one of ...

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