Useful tips and information from the experts

  • Composite Panel Cladding

    Why Composite Panel Cladding May be a Better Option for Your Home’s Exterior

    While we focus a lot of our efforts—and budget on the interior of our new home, first impressions and invaluable ‘kerb appeal’ come from our home’s exterior. Contemporary design nowadays often includes an external cladding that enhances the architectural beauty of the building.

  • couple dancing on their composite deck

    Don’t take your Grant for Granted!

    Building a new home can be an exciting process. When planning our design, many of us won’t run the risk of mistaking our neighbour’s home for our own; we do a lot of things to set our houses apart from one another. Whether it’s painting the exterior a shade of demin blue, or planting a gigantic […]

  • 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, the decking maintenance requirements are minimal. 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 […]

  • Garden renovation

    Garden renovation tips: How to transform your backyard

    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. 1. Landscaping – Theme Do you fancy an Australian […]

  • Low-Maintenance Back Yard

    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 the no-maintenance backyard.  Large patio A large patio is an […]

  • 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 […]

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