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Hampton Style Outdoor Living

From “little things, big things grow”....We were approached by Fiona & Jules at “Sticks & Stones Landscaping Design” to initially work on the pool cabana. This then led to further discussions with the clients Stu & Carol about their ”ultimate” plans for the new outdoor living area which essentially didn't exist. We see this a lot [...]

By |2020-06-06T13:11:51+10:00June 6th, 2020|Tips|Comments Off on Hampton Style Outdoor Living

The Devil is in the Detail

Comparing Apples with Apples; The Devil is in the detail; You’ve heard all of the sayings for ever in a day, but people get caught up in the moment & naturally there is emotion & excitement when you go through an event like a home renovation.  Of late, I’m disappointed to see too many [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:10:30+10:00May 28th, 2020|Tips|Comments Off on The Devil is in the Detail

Do you live on the Northern Beaches?

If you live anywhere from Seaforth upto Palm Beach within the Local Council of the Northern Beaches than one of their recent changes will affect you.  If you are required to lodge a Development Application for your outdoor living area, from 1st January 2020 you will require a boundary identification survey to accompany the [...]

By |2020-04-21T09:09:43+10:00April 21st, 2020|Tips|Comments Off on Do you live on the Northern Beaches?

Principal Certifier – Who are they & how do they fit into your renovations?

So what is a Principal Certifying Authority? What do they do? And how do they fit into your home renovation? A Principal Certifying Authority (now a PC) is something that we use through most of our outdoor living constructions - we often get a lot of questions about who they are, how they fit [...]

By |2020-04-13T09:26:21+10:00April 13th, 2020|Tips|Comments Off on Principal Certifier – Who are they & how do they fit into your renovations?

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 Outdoor Living Area 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 |2020-11-04T14:00:54+10:00July 6th, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on How big should my Outdoor Living Area 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 |2020-06-30T08:55:34+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 |2020-05-02T16:35:22+10:00February 28th, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on Your patio cover or deck might be in a bushfire zone….so what next?
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