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  • 12 Ways to Create “Hygge” With Outdoor Lighting

    Hygge, or hyggelig, is a Danish/Norwegian word that embodies everything we connect with “cosiness.” No longer a well-kept Scandinavian secret, the concept of creating a hyggelig atmosphere is spreading globally. And in Australia, the place we like to spend the most time, outdoors, is the one place that could use a lot more “hygge” in […]

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    How to Clean Your Decking Boards

    A deck is perfect for outdoor entertaining, however, it can also require a lot of maintenance to keep it looking good all year round. Keeping your decking boards clean all year round will not only make them look better, but also keep them protected from weather damage and any other problems that can arise over […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Go Green, Stay Green – Eco-Friendly Renovation Tips

    Once the catch cry of nature-loving ‘hippies’, GO GREEN has become a global movement and going green has become serious business.  In the building industry, regardless of whether it’s a brand new home or renovating an old weatherboard, today’s environmentally aware home-owner wants eco-friendly and value for money. It’s all very well for building material […]

  • Add Exterior Appeal, Boost Property Value with NewTechWood Composite Products

    First impressions count and you only get one chance to make a good first impression, which is important if you’re looking to sell your home or simply increase its value. You need to pay as much attention to the kerb appeal of your home as you would your interior finishes. We spend a fortune painting, […]

  • Timber and Water – Fencing & Decking for Your Seaside Location

    Here in Perth, especially in the western suburbs, it’s great to live by the beach to find relief from the hot summer sun. However, that scorching sun and that beautiful salty air that feels so great against our skin aren’t so great for our outdoor areas and building exteriors. Special care and consideration need to […]

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    Hottest Outdoor Living Designs for 2017

    Summer was designed to be enjoyed. Make the most of it by turning your outdoor living area into a personal outdoor sanctuary – a place where you can invite your friends and family to share lingering afternoons and brilliant summer nights. If your outdoor living area needs revamping and you’re out of ideas, then get […]

  • Should I paint over my worn timber decking?

    Painting over worn out timber decking is certainly tempting – a quick fix to get you through another season. But should you paint over worn out timber decking? It’s not a good idea. Why you shouldn’t paint over a worn out deck Decking that is worn and flaking is unattractive, but it is giving you […]

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