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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

“That’s alright, we’ll whack them in later” Don’t leave out the lights when you construct your outdoor living area. 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 know what you don’t know”. This prompted [...]

By |2019-01-17T14:44:51+10:00January 17th, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on Light Fittings to Complete Your Outdoor Living Area

Stylish Outdoor Lifestyle in Pymble

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. We see this a lot where [...]

By |2019-03-22T07:29:49+10:00January 4th, 2019|Tips|Comments Off on Stylish Outdoor Lifestyle in Pymble

Ugly Ducking Transformation in Lane Cove West

Overgrown backyard No space No covered entertaining area From nothing to something for this family in Lane Cove West. Great to work with ‘Space Landscape Designs’ & ‘Leaf Landscapes’ on this project to deliver a whole new backyard. It started with Space Designs who took care of the design & then the subsequent Local Council [...]

By |2018-12-20T06:45:56+10:00December 27th, 2018|Tips|Comments Off on Ugly Ducking Transformation in Lane Cove West

Take a look at this total property transformation!

I want to share a showcase project we recently completed. Why? Because it gives you an idea what we are capable of. As you can see in the before/after above we transformed an unused backyard into a flexible outdoor living area that can be used all year round. We took care of: Complying Development paperwork [...]

By |2018-12-14T19:59:41+10:00November 20th, 2018|Tips|Comments Off on Take a look at this total property transformation!

5 Design Styles You’ll Love

If you are planning on revamping your outdoor entertaining area, or want to improve the one you already have, you need shelter so you can use the area - no matter what the weather or time of year. Today you are spoilt for choice when it comes to the type and design of the shelter [...]

By |2018-12-20T05:51:09+10:00October 22nd, 2018|Tips|Comments Off on 5 Design Styles You’ll Love