Category: Building & Renovation Tips

  • Low maintenance home

    What low maintenance really means for the owner: How to create a low-maintenance home

    A low-maintenance home and low-maintenance landscaping mean more free time for you to spend quality time with your family, or a little ‘me-time’ to unwind and enjoy hobbies. Taken further, a low-maintenance home can also save you money down the track. Consider NOT having to buy petrol for a lawn mower – let alone not […]

  • How to Compare Composite Decking Brands and Materials

    As with any major purchase, it’s important to thoroughly compare composite decking brands and materials, so you can make an informed decision. But trying to establish the best value for money and selecting just one out of the many composite decking types available on the market can be a challenge. You’ve heard of the expression “You […]

  • Planning building and outdoor projects in 2022

    Building project planning in 2022

    Building a new home during the pandemic has earned a badge of bravery for those willing to take it on, especially with a shortage of building materials and delays in getting it into the country.  Added to this increased demand and surge in prices, many owners and builders have had to opt for other, more […]

  • How to Build a Composite Deck: What You Need to Know

    Installing some composite decking is just one way to increase the value of your home while also providing additional living space for outdoor entertaining. Of course, it’s always an easier option to allow a professional to install a deck for you, but if you can’t or don’t want to, it is possible to do it […]

  • Create Hygge With Outdoor Lighting

    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 […]

  • Terrace, Silver Grey

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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

  • 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 backyard without burning… yourself or your surroundings. 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 or […]

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