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Why Your New Patio Needs Bi-Fold Doors

Bi-fold doors offer a number of advantages over sliding doors and are the preferred option for many patio builders and their customers. Features of Bi-Fold Doors Bi-fold doors are well-suited to patios, as their large glass panels offer unrestricted views over outdoor spaces. These doors also save space when compared to French patio doors; folding inwards to offer immediate access to and from gardens, decks or patios. Bi-fold doors also offer the benefit of instantly extending the interior living space…

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Why Hiring a Professional Patio Installer is Better Than DIY

While many homeowners think they can save money through a DIY patio installation, being able to turn patio design ideas into the finished product takes skill and experience. By investing in the expertise of professionals you can buy yourself peace of mind that your patio will be built on time and on budget. Save time Every DIY project starts out with the best of intentions, but with the demands of daily work and social life, finding the time to build…

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Beat the heat this summer with an insulated solar span patio roof

Insulated solar span roofs are becoming popular features of Australian made patios, offering a number of advantages over standard Colorbond roofs as they improve heat efficiency and reduce condensation. Design Insulated solar span roofing integrates well into flat and gable style patios, and has an uncluttered, minimalist look with clean lines that’s ideal for contemporary properties. Unlike standard patio roofs that are vulnerable to condensation forming, these roofing sheets won’t be visibly affected by differences in temperature, and will keep…

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BBQ Maintenance Tips

For most Australians, an outdoor patio isn’t complete without a barbeque. To get the best results with your barbeque, it is important that you keep it clean and well maintained. A simple scrub, at least once every year, will help keep your barbeque in good condition and make sure that your steaks, burgers and sausages taste delicious. To complete the task you will need a bucket of soapy water, gloves, cooking oil, barbeque degreaser, paper towel and a wire scrubbing…

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Why an Outdoor Kitchen is the Perfect Home Addition

For many people, the patio is now an integral part of their home, to be used all year round for both relaxing and entertaining. Of course, a great way to enjoy your outdoor patio when entertaining or relaxing is over a meal. Modern patio design ideas are embracing this lifestyle change by seeking to make the patio as comfortable and functional as possible by including popular new features, such as outdoor kitchens. Patio roofs provide more outdoor uses With the…

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Another Awesome, Awesome, Awesome Review!

Can not fault anything. From first contact to the end, received nothing but the highest standard of service. Right from the top, to the friendly girls in the office, to the fantastic installer who kept me informed every stop of the way. Have no hesitation recommending one stop patio shop to anyone looking for a patio. It is very rare to find a business that delivers exactly what it promises these days – thank you for making this a fast,…

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Why a new patio is a worthwhile investment

Building a new patio is a great way to be able to enjoy your outdoor space in comfort and style as well as adding value to your home. With a range of outdoor patio designs to choose from to suit any home, budget and lifestyle, building a patio that is practical for your current needs and has ongoing appeal should you decide to sell is simple. Extend the amount of usable space There are a number of popular and worthwhile…

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Why a Covered Patio is Better Than an Open Patio

Being able to relax and entertain outdoors is one of the great benefits of living in Perth’s climate. Adding a roof to your patio can extend the space you have for entertaining and add comfort and protection from both sun and rain allowing you to make the most of this space all year round. So when it comes to outdoor patio designs, it makes a great deal of sense to consider including a patio roof. Extra sun protection These days…

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Alfresco Dining Tips

Creating spaces to prepare and eat food outside will mean you avoid the rush between the kitchen and your patio, and should be considered when planning outdoor patio designs. Cooking Area The classic Aussie barbecue offers a number of options to households, whether you construct a space for a freestanding barbecue or go all the way with a stone barbecue or outdoor kitchen. Fully functional outdoor kitchens are more expensive, but will offer greater freedom to prepare all types of…

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What is the difference between a patio and a pergola?

Many people are unsure about the differences between patios and pergolas, and learning about the pros and cons of each option could help you choose the most suitable outdoor patio designs for your home. Patios Patios may be made from a range of materials, including steel, timber and brick, and may be as simple as uncovered wooden decking or feature supports and roofing. Insulated patios offer comfortable all-season environments, and can be installed in colours and styles to match a…

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