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Buy During Quiet Times & Save $$$

  June and July are typically among the quieter months of the year, along with December and January. However, winter is actually the ideal time to purchase your new patio. You see, the worst time to buy an air-conditioner is at the start of summer when you’re stinking hot and can’t imagine living another day without one. However, everyone else is thinking the same thing – so let’s consider another option. If you bought your unit in winter, delivery would…

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The Importance of Patio Roof Insulation

One of the most important considerations when choosing your outdoor patio design is the style of roof for your outdoor area. The variety of styles such as dome, gable patios and pyramid patio roofs can provide an elegant addition to the overall look of your home, as well as added protection from the elements to enjoy your patio more often throughout the year. Another benefit of adding a roof to your patio can be the extra comfort it offers by…

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The Benefits of Using Australian Made Materials

When choosing patio builders to design and install your patio selecting qualified and experienced builders will give you confidence that the job will be completed professionally, on time and on budget. Another important consideration when deciding on your patio installation is the type of materials you want to use, either imported foreign products or Australian made and produced materials. For most people the decision comes down to economic, quality and environmental reasons, often with the local materials being the better…

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The Benefits of Installing an Indoor/Outdoor Room with a Patio Roof

Creating a smooth transition from your indoors to your outdoors can expand the sense of space your home offers and provide extra room for entertaining and relaxing. Integrating or combining styles and materials, such as timber floorboards both indoors and on your patio/deck, will help to establish the flow between the two areas. Another way to enhance your indoor/outdoor room is with a patio roof. Installing a patio roof will allow you to maximise the time that you are able…

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The benefits of installing a patio roof made from Colorbond steel

Colorbond steel is one of the most popular materials for patio roofs in Australia, and is recommended by many patio builders for its durability and long life. Versatility Colorbond steel patio roofs are available in 20 distinctive colours that can make it easier to match your patio roof with other parts of your home and create overall coherence. These roofs are suitable for use on all types of patio designs, whether they have flat, pitched, convex, concave or skillion roofs,…

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The Benefits of an Insulated Solar Span Roof

The range of new materials available to patio builders means that the days of standard, one-size fits all patios are gone. By discussing your design ideas and needs with your patio builder, you can ensure you get the right material, colour and style to suit your patio, home and lifestyle. One of the great new options available for modern patio construction is the insulated solar span roof. The solar span roof is a recent addition to the array of patio…

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Sliding vs Retractable Patio Doors

When comparing different patio design ideas for your home, one aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked is your choice of patio doors. If your home opens directly onto a patio or decking, the type of door you install will determine the ease of access to outdoor areas as well as the views available. Sliding doors Sliding doors don’t require the outward space of swinging doors, only using about 10 per cent of the space, and can also be a safer option…

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Alfresco Dining Areas – More Than Just a Home Addition

Outdoor patio designs are evolving to reflect the lifestyle needs of modern Australian families and how they use their homes. The days have passed where the traditional barbeque would be wheeled out onto the patio on a summer’s day, now the patio is considered an integral part of the usable space of any home. Creating a comfortable and functional alfresco area is now an essential part of every Australian home, from large suburban houses to inner city terrace houses. Popularity…

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Pressure Washing Patio Pavers

Flagstone patios are among the simplest types of patio installations and are also easy to maintain, as long as you use the correct materials and cleaning processes. If your pavers are made from durable stone that’s resistant to water damage, they will usually be suitable for pressure washing. This video demonstrates how quickly and simply patio paving stones can be cleaned using a pressure washer, which removes more dirt than a standard garden hose. Pressure washing is capable of removing…

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