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What if your budget doesn’t fit your Outdoor Living dream…

By |2020-06-18T15:58:50+10:00June 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

You’ve decided that now is the time to finally construct your dream deck & patio cover.  You’ve started to piece together a number of your favourite photos from the glossy magazines or Pinterest & there is the one big ‘prefect photo’ pinned to the notice board & on the fridge.  So, you’ve had a [...]

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Hampton Style Outdoor Living

By |2020-06-06T13:11:51+10:00June 6th, 2020|Tips|

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 [...]

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The Devil is in the Detail

By |2020-05-28T15:10:30+10:00May 28th, 2020|Tips|

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 [...]

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Have you heard our Podcast?

By |2020-05-02T15:34:56+10:00May 2nd, 2020|Media|

'Out The Back Door' Podcast Welcome to "Out The Back Door", which is a podcast that starts from the back door of your home & stretches out to the rear fence. We'll talk about everything in-between, from landscaping your garden, designing your outdoor living area, council approvals, pools - essentially everything that can fit [...]

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Do you live on the Northern Beaches?

By |2020-04-21T09:09:43+10:00April 21st, 2020|Tips|

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 [...]

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

By |2020-04-13T09:26:21+10:00April 13th, 2020|Tips|

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 [...]

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You don’t want a dogs breakfast….

By |2019-10-04T08:32:16+10:00August 14th, 2019|Tips|

“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 [...]

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How big should my Outdoor Living Area be?

By |2020-11-04T14:00:54+10:00July 6th, 2019|Tips|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-06-24T09:10:12+10:00June 24th, 2019|Tips|

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 [...]

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How to create THE Outdoor Room

By |2020-06-30T08:55:34+10:00April 12th, 2019|Tips|

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 [...]

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