Useful tips and information from the experts

  • How to prepare your deck for winter

    Decking Maintenance: How to Prepare Your Deck for Winter

    The good news is, if you have composite (or plastic) decking, you won’t need to do anything to prepare your deck for winter, other than your usual cleaning. Resistant to mould, pests and UV rays, composite decking does not rot, stain or fade and provides a low-maintenance alternative to traditional timber. Timber decking, on the […]


    Are you wanting to renovate your backyard because now the location of your “holiday paradise” being closer to home is more relevant?  Or are you thinking about it but don’t know where to start?  If so, here are 5 reno tips to help your creative process. Landscaping – Theme Do you fancy an Australian themed […]

  • How to Enjoy a Low- Maintenance Back Yard This Summer

    The less garden and lawn area you have, the less time you need to maintain it.  This is not to say your backyard has to be bare and boring.  Quite the opposite and here are some tips to help you establish your own low to no-maintenance backyard. 1.  A large patio is an investment that […]

  • A Window on How to Enjoy a Safer Australian Summer

    We’re not talking about sharks or creatures that bite in the bush.  We’re talking about enjoying summer in your own back yard without burning… yourself or your surrounds. It’s reassuring to know that NewTechWood composite decking comes with a BAL 29 fire rating.  However, not all products, including other brands of composites, enjoy high BAL […]

  • What Is Capped Decking and Do We Need It?

    Everyone loves a timber deck.  It can transform the ugliest concrete courtyard into a place of beauty.  The only downside to a natural timber deck is it comes with a lifetime of maintenance if you want to keep it looking good. The worst enemies of timber decking apart from termites are moisture and water, mildew […]

  • Renovating Decking by the Coast

    Considerations for Buying or Renovating by the Coast

    Many people dream of living on the coast, envisioning long bare-foot walks on white sands, magnificent sunsets (or sunrises) glistening over the ocean, swimming and surfing the waves, luxuriating in those glorious summer evening breezes… and, of course, beach parties! If you’re considering coastal living, your first decision may well be whether to build new […]

  • What to Look for When Buying Composite Timber Decking

    With an increasing number of composite timber brands coming onto the market, choosing the right decking board is no longer an easy decision.  While price often plays a major role in the purchase decision, it is important to know just what you are getting.  So, here are some tips to help you choose wisely and […]

  • Can you work with composites the same way you work with timber?

    In short, yes. You will be able to work with WPC (Wood Plastic Composite) decking in much the same way you work with timber: cutting, drilling, screwing and even bending boards. The one thing you won’t be doing is using your nail gun. Many composites, like NewTechWood for example, are manufactured from a percentage of […]

  • Natural-Looking Timber Composite: Making the Right Choice

    Why do People Choose Composite Timber Over Natural Timber? There are many reasons why homeowners, renovators and tradespeople are opting for natural look timber composites over harvested timbers. They want to save forests. They want to save orangutans whose homes are harvested to provide us with Merbau decking. They want to minimize waste plastic going […]

  • How to Calculate Cost of Ownership of a Timber-Look Composite Deck

    Today’s trend is to create an outdoor space or ‘room’ that provides more quality living space for the family.  It allows you to enjoy the outdoors and it’s cheaper than building on an extra room.  Whether this is an extravagant outdoor space with kitchen and fans, or a simpler set up with just a BBQ, […]

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