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One Stop Patio Shop Looks at Different Patio Roof Designs

When considering outdoor patio designs, one of the most important features is the roof. Ensuring that you select a style that suits the overall look of your home, while maximising the cover it will provide your outdoor area, is essential. Three popular styles for patio roofs are gable, dome and pyramid, each offering advantages that may better suit your patio, home and garden. Gable Gable roofs are a very popular choice for patio roofs. The gable roof has two angled…

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Make your patio liveable all year round by adding heating

Heating should be a factor in your planning of outdoor patio designs if you live in a temperate or cool climate, to ensure your patio will still be usable at night and in the colder months of the year. Types of patio heating There are several common heating options available for patios, which will depend on whether the patio is fully enclosed or exposed to the elements. For open patios, outdoor fire pits may be constructed to provide a permanent…

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Make Your Patio Extra Cosy with a Privacy Screen

If you don’t have walls, fencing or trees blocking views into your garden, privacy should be a major consideration when building a new patio. Building a privacy screen is a simple and economical way to block views of uncovered patios and decks, so you’ll be able to relax in the sun without worrying about neighbours and passers-by. This video demonstrates how to build a privacy screen step-by-step, made from timber slats and a treated timber frame. First, you should measure…

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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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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 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 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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