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Keeping Bugs at Bay When Hosting an Outdoor Party

To entertain, relax and enjoy your patio and outdoor area you and your guests must feel comfortable. Unfortunately, being outdoors means that you can be exposed to some unwanted intruders, like flies and mosquitoes. To ensure that you and your guests are comfortable, here are a few precautions and methods that you can use to keep these pests away: Use insect repellents Available in many forms including sprays, roll on applications and creams, in natural and odourless varieties, insect repellents…

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John & Irene Now Have an Awesome Patio!

Kim was very helpful and informative. He knew his product and obviously believed in it. Brian + Co were friendly and efficient and coped well with a couple of minor setbacks. Job well done. The patio looks awesome. Thanks John & Irene Hall

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Importance of checking your deck before the entertainment season starts

If you’re primarily laying decks or considering other outdoor patio designs for entertaining visitors to your home, you’ll have the responsibility of ensuring these installations are well maintained and won’t pose health and safety risks to your guests – especially during the silly season. Routine checks Checking your decks for signs of damage and other potential issues before the summer season arrives will allow you to spot any problems while these can still be easily fixed. Checks are especially vital…

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Illuminate your garden with outside lighting

Your choice of lighting is an important part of your overall outdoor patio design, ensuring that members of your household and your guests will be able to get to and from the patio safely at night as well as enhancing its appearance. Functional lighting Outdoor lighting serves a number of useful functions, including improving safety by reducing the risk of trips and falls when walking in the garden at night. Installing security lighting can also help to deter opportunist criminals,…

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How to Resurface Your Patio

If your patio is looking old and worn, resurfacing can be more economical than other patio design ideas built from scratch. Preparation If your patio has been patched previously, you can break away any loose or damaged mortar using a brick chisel, and the entire surface of the patio should be swept clear of dirt, dust and other debris before cleaning with a high pressure hose or high strength pressure washer. Patching If you spot holes or cracks in any…

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How to Restore Outdoor Timber Furniture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrhGj1fxjoo Perth’s hot summers and cool winters can take their toll, particularly on outdoor furniture. However, with a little effort you can restore your timber chairs and tables and extend your enjoyment of your outdoor patio. To complete the task and ensure you are protected, you will need a bucket, brushes, wood cleaning solution, gloves and goggles to clean your timber furniture and either some oil, stain or paint to seal or finish the job. Start by brushing the furniture…

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How to Prolong the Life of Your Patio

Building a patio is a significant investment in your home and for it to be enjoyed for years to come requires some regular maintenance and care. The first step is to use experienced and skilled patio builders to ensure that you have a quality patio to begin with, as this will make the patio easier to maintain and more comfortable and enjoyable to use all year round. Protection from the elements The best way to extend the life of your…

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How To Lay A Garden Pathway

Pathways are simple but effective additions to a garden and can be laid easily as part of a DIY project. This video from Masters Home Improvement demonstrates one quick and simple method of laying a modern pathway in a garden, which may be chosen as a practical footpath or to visually break up a lawn. To prepare and lay a garden path, you will need concrete mix, stone pavers and decorative stone such as gravel, along with a spirit level,…

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How to lay a flagstone patio

Flagstone flooring is a great addition to a patio if you are looking for a flooring design other than timber, brick or tiles. This video offers a step-by-step guide to laying flagstones for a patio, whether these are being dry or wet laid. The three main steps are base preparation, building the base material and laying the flagstones themselves. When preparing the base, you may need to dig up parts of the patio area to create a level and even…

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How To Find The Right Tradie To Build Your Patio

When choosing patio installers it’s important to know what to look for in a good tradie and how to spot telltale signs of an unprofessional company. What To Look For In A Patio Installer Tradies are always in demand in Australia, especially in the current economic climate where more people are choosing to renovate their homes rather than buy new ones. When choosing a tradie to build your skillion flat, gable, or dome patio or for other tasks around the…

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