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Welcome to the One Stop Patio Shop Blog!

Hi there! Welcome to the new One Stop Patio Shop Blog. First just a little about us… We are the leading Patio designers, builders and installers in Western Australia. We stand behind our work and promise that your patio will look exactly like our displays in regards to quality and workmanship or your money back guaranteed! The sooner you visit our conveniently located indoor Display Centres, showcasing our full range of patios, the sooner you’ll be relaxing outdoors at home,…

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Trends in Patio Designs

When considering patio design ideas it is beneficial to discuss a number of considerations with your patio builder, such as your budget, the space available, the overall look of your home and your lifestyle. Your patio builder will be able to advise you on what may be best for your circumstances and on the latest materials and styles in patio designs. You should select a patio design that suits your needs and tastes. Flatter pitched roofs The current trend in…

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Timber deck versus outdoor tiles – which flooring material will you choose for your outdoor patio?

Flooring should be an essential consideration when considering different outdoor patio designs for your home, as different flooring options have their respective pros and cons. Timber decks Hardwood timber flooring is a timeless and attractive option that’s just as well suited to contemporary patios as traditional homes; however, timber flooring can have higher maintenance requirements due to its vulnerability to water damage. Lifting your deck off the ground to keep it away from ground moisture, dirt and weeds should reduce…

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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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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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