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You don’t want a dogs breakfast….

“Sometimes simpler can be better” You don’t want a dog’s breakfast when you step outside, so try the principal of “Sometimes simpler can be better” Too many clients start their thought process trying to be Jorn Utzon (FYI famous architect) & design the Opera House off the back of their Californian bungalow - it [...]

By |2019-10-04T08:32:16+10:00August 14th, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on You don’t want a dogs breakfast….

How big should my deck/pergola be?

Again a common question we get asked & something that you should think carefully about ESPECIALLY when you are designing your deck. There would be nothing worse then once the construction is all completed saying “Yeah BUT…….I wish we made it just a little bigger”. So read on to learn how to get the [...]

By |2019-10-17T11:58:32+10:00July 6th, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on How big should my deck/pergola be?

How to operate the ‘Eclipse’ opening & closing patio cover

Operating the Eclipse Opening Roof Patio System is easy & there are a number of ways that you can get the louvers moving to achieve your perfect alfresco area for your home.  1) Standard wall mounted switch plate operation 2) Remote control 3) Smart phone operation Control all of your accessories for the opening [...]

By |2019-06-24T09:10:12+10:00June 24th, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on How to operate the ‘Eclipse’ opening & closing patio cover

How to create THE Outdoor Room

How to create THE 'Outdoor Room' The seasons have started to turn, the mornings a little more chilly but that doesn’t mean you can’t create an Outdoor Room or alfresco area that you can use comfortably all year round, even in Winter. So, how do you achieve something like that?? Start by selecting the [...]

By |2019-04-13T12:41:18+10:00April 12th, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on How to create THE Outdoor Room

What you can learn from the tropics

During a recent visit to Far North Queensland, where even out of Summer the weather was drastically different to what we are used to here in Sydney. At times, it was pouring with rain & then the Sun was soon after & it was very warm. But they love their outdoors up there & why [...]

By |2019-03-11T13:11:27+10:00March 11th, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on What you can learn from the tropics

Your patio cover or deck might be in a bushfire zone….so what next?

You can see the bush from your back door or you’ve heard from ‘Bill’ down the road, who thinks that the street might be classed as being within a bushfire zone - so what now? The bushfire zone & processing can all be a little confusing at first, especially if you haven’t tackled it [...]

By |2019-03-07T12:23:29+10:00February 28th, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on Your patio cover or deck might be in a bushfire zone….so what next?

Slow Down, Understand Your Options – Top 3 Tips

 #1 “You don’t know what you don’t know” We do this everyday, but you might only tackle a project like this once every 15-20 years. So, do your homework & understand your options. You not only have to understand your material options - blackbutt vs merbau, Velux sky light vs a Nature Lite; but [...]

By |2019-02-19T13:18:35+10:00February 7th, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on Slow Down, Understand Your Options – Top 3 Tips

Getting the Best Design for your Patio Cover Outdoor Living Area

When you are running through your thoughts, options, colours, designs, etc for your new outdoor living area, deck or patio cover; we will guide you through three areas of consideration. These are: Design, Materials & Accessories. By considering these three areas whilst you are investigating the options to enhance your home, it should mean that [...]

By |2019-01-31T16:32:31+10:00January 31st, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on Getting the Best Design for your Patio Cover Outdoor Living Area

Polycarbonate Patio Covers

  Polycarbonate patio covers…… Its just toooooooo hot. We can’t sit out there. Does this sound like you? For the umpteenth time today we’ve had people come in looking to replace the polycarbonate patio cover/outdoor living area at their home We made a business decision close to 10 years ago to remove polycarbonate from our [...]

By |2019-01-26T12:02:30+10:00January 23rd, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on Polycarbonate Patio Covers

Light Fittings to Complete Your Outdoor Living Area

Don’t leave out the lights when you construct your outdoor living area. “That’s alright, we’ll whack them in later” - Don't fall for that old chestnut So much has changed in terms of patio covers & outdoor living areas which is natural. However, I am using the phrase more & more with clients “you don’t [...]

By |2019-10-21T14:39:06+10:00January 17th, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on Light Fittings to Complete Your Outdoor Living Area