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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 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 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 Ensure Your New Deck Will Be Bushfire Safe

If you live in an area that’s prone to bushfires, you should speak to patio builders about fire-proofing your patios and decks and choosing the right materials to ensure these installations don’t contribute to your home’s fire risk Bushfire safe materials Metals such as aluminium and steel are recommended building materials for bushfire areas, as they are resistant to fire and flame damage. Timber decks are not advised in high-risk bushfire areas and may be restricted by legislation. Other wooden…

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How to create an indoor/outdoor room

Modern outdoor patio designs have evolved to reflect the needs and expectations of style and comfort for today’s homes and lifestyles. While considerations of size and aspect will impact the design of your patio area, creating an indoor/outdoor room can accommodate a wide variety of styles to suit any taste and budget. Transforming this gable, dome, or skillion patio space into an indoor/outdoor room can be achieved in a number of ways. An outdoor kitchen, replacing the traditional barbeque, has…

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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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Five things to consider before installing a new patio

If you’re considering installing a patio in your garden or attached to your home, there may be many questions you need to ask patio installers beforehand to make sure you choose the right type of patio for you and your home. 1 – Materials There are likely to be many materials present in a finished patio, from brick or timber walls to metal roofing and glass windows. Brick patios are generally the easiest to design and construct, though concrete offers…

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Everything you need to know about getting approval for a new patio

For many homeowners, renovations and home building projects can be a stressful time with so many considerations and decisions to keep track of, as well as the demands of work and family life. It makes sense to use an experienced custom patio builder to complete a new patio, as they will stick to the budget and timetable for the construction, and know what planning permits are required from local councils and how to navigate through any obstacles. Why council approval…

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Defining an outdoor room

For many people creating a unique and distinct style and feel for their outdoor room or patio as a separate space in their home is important. This can be achieved with a number of different methods in both the construction and placement of the patio. First, placing a roof over your patio gives an extra dimension to your outdoor area. Along with the benefits of extra comfort for you and guests and protection from the elements, a roof also provides…

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