Category: Outdoor Structures and External Works

Outdoor structures such as outbuildings, servants quarters, pergolas, bridges, garages, swimming pools, ponds, barbeque stands, outdoor kitchens, courtyards, letter boxes, fences, screen walls, street lights, outdoor benches etc.
External works such as paving, roads, kerbs, manholes, inspection chambers, septic tanks, drainage systems, site water reticulation and electrification.

How To Build a Football Field for your Professional Club or Backyard – Natural Grass and Artificial Turf Pitch

How To Make a Football Field for your Professional Club or Backyard – Natural Grass and Artificial Turf Pitch Contents: Design of Football Field How To Make a Natural Grass Football Field How To Make an Artificial Turf Football Field How To Draw a Football Field on CAD Program How Do You Mark a Football …

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How To Cover, Harden or Dry Up Mud in your Backyard, Paddock or Construction Site with Soil Stabilization Techniques

How To Cover, Harden or Dry Up Mud in your Backyard, Paddock or Construction Site with Soil Stabilization Techniques Mud presents a problem not only in your home yard, but also in other environments such as farm paddocks, construction sites, dirt roads, alluvial plains by the river, undeveloped rural areas, cultivated land and just about …

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How To Build an RC Track in your Backyard for a Challenging Racing Experience – Including Track Barriers, Jumps and Tunnels

How To Build a Challenging and Aesthetically Appealing  RC Track in your Backyard (With Sketch Drawings) Contents: How To Build a Backyard RC Track RC Track Dimensions and Design Site Preparation Setting Out Track Lines and Curves with Marker Pins Building the RC Racing Track Building Elevated Ground on your RC Track (Dirt Jumps, Hill …

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How To Measure a Backyard : Professional Methods of Site Measurement and Finding the Square Footage of your Yard.

How To Measure a Backyard : Professional Methods of Site Measurement Methods of Measuring Property / Boundary Lines How To Find the Square Footage of your Yard There are many reasons why you would want to measure your backyard, or for that matter your side yard or front yard. Before we delve into various methods …

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How Big is the Average Backyard for a Single Family Home?

Contents : How Big is the Average Backyard for a Single Family Home? Examples of Homes with Big and Small Backyards What is The Minimum Size of Backyard?   A backyard is a lot or piece of vacant land behind your house (also known as the rear yard). You also have the front yard which …

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How To Level a Backyard with Uneven Ground – Bumps, Holes, Lumps and Dips

How To Level a Backyard with Uneven Ground – Bumps, Holes, Lumps and Dips There are many reasons why you would want to level your backyard. Maybe you just bought a new single-family home in a nice neighbourhood, but the backyard was in bad shape, with bumps, holes, lumps and dips all over the place. …

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How Long Does It Take To Dig a 6 Foot Hole? Production Rates For Manual and Mechanical Excavation in Light, Medium and Heavy Soil

How Long Does It Take To Dig a 6 Foot Hole? Production Rates For Manual and Mechanical Excavation in Clay, Sand, Silt, Loam, Silty Sand, Silty Clay and Sandy Clay. How long it takes to dig a hole depends on the production rate or excavation rate in this case, and the production rate for construction …

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How Deep Should a Footing Be? | Foundation Depths of Various Outdoor Structures

How Deep Should a Footing Be? | Foundation Depths of Various Outdoor Structures How deep should a footing for an outdoor structure be? There are many types of outdoor structures that you can build to enhance the value of your home. External works like fencing and screen walls improve the security of your home. Outdoor …

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Can I Dig a Hole in My Backyard without Permission? Rules and Regulations for Excavations on your Private Property | Depths of Underground Utility Services

Is it Safe and Permissible to Dig a Hole in your Backyard without Consulting Local Authorities?Rules and Regulations for Excavations on your Private Property | Depths of Underground Utility Services   So you have a little project that you want to do on your private property, and this project involves trench excavations, but before you …

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Can I Have a Shipping Container in My Backyard? Rules and Regulations for Container Homes

Can I Have a Shipping Container in My Backyard? Rules and Regulations for Sea Cargo Containers on Your Residential Property Can you have a shipping container in your backyard? Shipping containers are big boxes (shaped like a rectangular prism) and sheathed with metal, moulded PVC and other fibre-reinforced polymers. These boxes are commonly used as …

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