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  • Custom-designed New Home in Warragul, Victoria

    Elevated Victorian home to take advantage of views Over the last six years, NewTechWood has developed a reputation for excellence, becoming one of the leading composite decking, cladding and screening suppliers in Australia. We’ve been involved in many outstanding residential and commercial building projects, from innovative small backyard decks to schools and big hospitality venues. We want […]

  • Backyard Design Ideas for Christmas

    Christmas holiday season is upon us, so there is no better way to get into a festive mood than to decorate inside and outside your home. When you celebrate a Christmas in Australia, it generally means you host the celebration in your backyard and hence the holiday feast is served on an outdoor patio or […]

  • Renovate your backyard and deck

    Renovation Guide: How to Get Your Backyard Ready for Summer

    Summer is on its way and, in Australia, it is best spent entertaining outdoors. With warmer days and nights, now is the perfect time to check off your to-do list and get your backyard into shape and ready for summer fun. The goal is to have an attractive, but still low-maintenance backyard. Here is a renovation […]

  • 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 […]

  • CASE STUDY: HAMPTONS FARMHOUSE

    Natalee Bowen, Indah Island Design293sqm NewTechWood Coastal Composite Deck Toodyay, Western Australia When Indah Island interior designer Natalee Bowen approached NewTechWood to provide decking for a maintenance-free outdoor living area larger than the average Australian house, the composite wood supplier took on the challenge. Renowned for her bespoke Hamptons style Natalee was looking for solutions to […]

  • 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 […]

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