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  • Lighten Up Your Deck This Winter

    Thanks to outdoor heaters and firepits, you can now enjoy your outdoors even in the colder months. The only question is how appealing is your outdoor patio in the darker, colder times of the year?  Furthermore, how safe is it?  Have you tried navigating steps in the dark while juggling trays of refreshments?  Or have […]

  • Hottest Outdoor Living Design Trends for 2018

    Looking for the hottest outdoor living design trends this year? In 2018, we are trending towards a natural, yet colourful look with earthy and neutral colour schemes and materials.  Truly liveable outdoor spaces will become ‘the norm’ in new homes. We will rejoice in contrasts and natural finishes and herald in the next ‘look’ which some […]

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

    Once the catchcry 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 […]

  • Top Tips to Stay Safe This DIY Season

    The footy season is over and there are no more excuses for delaying the completion of home maintenance and renovation projects.  Those who can’t do it themselves will hire a professional, and you can’t get much safer than that, but to the delight of many a local hardware store, this is the time of year […]

  • Tips to Rejuvenate Your House for Spring (and Years to Come!)

    At this time of year, you may want to freshen up your home and get ready for some exciting summer entertaining. However, renovations can be expensive and ‘cheap’ is not always ‘smart’. The dollars you save on cheaper options up front may well cost you dearly in a few years’ time when you find yourself […]

  • 10 Creative Uses For Screening in Your Garden

    There are myriad uses for screening that will provide privacy and points of interest around your garden and add value to your home. Screening can be both decorative and practical and can be something as simple as well-placed plants through to carved and engraved metal or timber decorative screens. Whether you want privacy, to hide […]

  • Creative Pathways to a Modern Garden

    Unlike commercial landscaping, where path styling and material plays a significant role, many homeowners pay less attention when it comes to their garden paths and boardwalks, focusing instead on the practical need of providing a walking surface to approach their house…or the shed…or the yacht moored to their private jetty! Garden paths can be more […]

  • 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, […]

  • Considering Slat Fencing? Then You Need to Consider The Regulations

    Do you want a functional divider for your garden, complete privacy, or increased security? Slat fencing screens are an affordable and popular option.  With neat lines, slat screen fencing is both attractive and functional, allowing airflow along with privacy.  However, as with most building work, each local government council has their own rules and regulations.  […]

  • 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 hot sun and that beautiful salty air that feels so great against our skin isn’t so great for our outdoor areas and building exteriors. Special care and consideration needs to […]

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