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How to Ensure Your New Deck Will Be Bushfire Safe

If you live in an area that’s prone to bushfires, you should speak to patio builders about fire-proofing your patios and decks and choosing the right materials to ensure these installations don’t contribute to your home’s fire risk Bushfire safe materials Metals such as aluminium and steel are recommended building materials for bushfire areas, as they are resistant to fire and flame damage. Timber decks are not advised in high-risk bushfire areas and may be restricted by legislation. Other wooden…

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How to create an indoor/outdoor room

Modern outdoor patio designs have evolved to reflect the needs and expectations of style and comfort for today’s homes and lifestyles. While considerations of size and aspect will impact the design of your patio area, creating an indoor/outdoor room can accommodate a wide variety of styles to suit any taste and budget. Transforming this gable, dome, or skillion patio space into an indoor/outdoor room can be achieved in a number of ways. An outdoor kitchen, replacing the traditional barbeque, has…

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How to create added privacy outdoors

When choosing your outdoor patio design, one important consideration is how to create privacy incorporating the layout and aspect of your home and yard. For many people, having a patio area that they can escape to from the everyday pressures of work and home life is how they relax and unwind. Creating an intimate and private atmosphere for your patio will depend on the design and materials of your patio as well as your own personal style. Add a roof…

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How to Build Your Dream Outdoor Space

When putting together your dream garden space, consider how outdoor patio designs and furniture could help to create the ideal environment for relaxing or entertaining guests. Layout Thinking about what you want from your outdoor space should help you decide on the layout and features of your garden and patio area. Building patios, gazebos and other outbuildings can provide shade from the sun while still allowing you and your visitors to benefit from views over the garden. These outdoor areas…

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How a New Patio Can Add Value to Your Home

When most people think about outdoor patio designs for their home their primary thoughts are about how they will use and enjoy this new home addition. What they may not consider is the value that the new patio will be adding to their home, should they ever choose to sell it. The appeal of a great looking and functional patio can be one of the biggest factors influencing the decision of prospective home buyers. Extra outdoor space The most obvious…

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Five Ways to Maximise an Indoor/Outdoor Space

Indoor/outdoor spaces offer the best of both worlds, allowing you to enjoy nature and the outdoors in the comfort of your own home. Speaking to patio installers should give you ideas for designing your indoor/outdoor room, including: 1 – Bi-fold doors These compact entranceways take up less space than sliding doors and are ideal for linking indoor/outdoor rooms to main home buildings, as well as letting in natural light and offering unobstructed views over gardens. 2 – Weatherproof furniture Even…

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Five things to consider before installing a new patio

If you’re considering installing a patio in your garden or attached to your home, there may be many questions you need to ask patio installers beforehand to make sure you choose the right type of patio for you and your home. 1 – Materials There are likely to be many materials present in a finished patio, from brick or timber walls to metal roofing and glass windows. Brick patios are generally the easiest to design and construct, though concrete offers…

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Extend Your Interior Space By Building A New Patio

Building a patio attached to your home can help you get more use out of your garden as well as extend your living space, especially when choosing indoor/outdoor patio designs. Patio styles Patios come in a wide range of designs and styles, from stand-alone patios and pergolas built at the far ends of gardens to extensions added directly onto home buildings. Extending your home with a patio can greatly add to its value as well as give you more space…

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Everything You Need to Know About Glosswood Timber Lining

Being able to entertain outdoors on your patio or deck is one of the great advantages of living in Perth’s beautiful climate. While providing a comfortable and sun safe environment is essential, many people are looking to new patio design ideas to create a distinct and elegant look that adds value and appeal to their entertaining area. One of the latest and most impressive trends in patio design finishes is the use of Glosswood timber lining to beautify the ceiling…

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Everything you need to know about getting approval for a new patio

For many homeowners, renovations and home building projects can be a stressful time with so many considerations and decisions to keep track of, as well as the demands of work and family life. It makes sense to use an experienced custom patio builder to complete a new patio, as they will stick to the budget and timetable for the construction, and know what planning permits are required from local councils and how to navigate through any obstacles. Why council approval…

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