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concrete Why Concrete is Better  - With so many building materials to choose from, sometimes, it can be hard to know where to begin. From sustainability to cost factors, there are a lot of things to consider when comparing construction materials. Concrete is a great construction material that outperforms wood and won’t burden building owners with constant repair and maintenance costs. In this …
shutterstock_557489671 Top 3 Driveway Trends For 2018 - As we head into the final quarter of 2017, it’s time to start considering the future. Our homes represent an important space, where we gather with friends and family in love, community and shared experiences. So it’s little wonder that so many of us want to update, modify or change our homes, including our driveways. …
concrete contractor Tips for Choosing the Best Concrete Contractor -  Whether you’re concreting your driveway or leading a commercial road concreting project, it’s important to find the best concrete contractor. You want a concrete professional who is highly dependable and experienced with cost-effective prices. In this blog, we share five tips for choosing the best concrete contractor.  Portfolio   Begin by looking or asking your prospective concrete contractor for …
shutterstock_464422526 Gardening With Feng Shui - Feng shui is a Chinese design philosophy which literally means wind and water, which act as the source of all life energy according to ancient Chinese beliefs. In order to bring blessings and abundance into your home environment, you have to harness this life energy. In this article, we’re going to let you in on …
shutterstock_499584199 4 Ways To Make Sure Your Pool Is Safe For Everyone - In Australia, roughly 50% of child drowning cases happen in the home. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your home pool is safe for children. It may sound simple, but there are several things to keep track of. In this article, we’ve created a list of four things to consider when making sure …
shutterstock_3358525 5 Ways To Tame Your Slope - For those of us with smaller garden spaces, one of the best ways to take advantage of every inch we have available is to create a sloped garden. But this can be a challenging task. In this blog, we’re going to run through five key ways you can make the most of your slope. Build …
add a touch of luxury with a hammock 4 Ways to Instantly Update your Yard - Everyone has a vision of what they would like their backyard to look like. Whether you envision a minimalist Zen garden with a fish pond or a tropical oasis with a riot of hothouse colours, the likelihood is that your garden fantasy is going to take time, money and persistence. However, whilst your dream garden …
spring How to Prepare your Garden for Spring - Now that August is well and truly underway, it’s the perfect time to start preparing your garden for the spring months ahead. Garden maintenance jobs like tidying, planting and soil preparation are great to start in the weeks leading up to spring, so in this week’s blog, we’ve decided to share a few of our …
patio How to Make your Patio More Private - Your home may have a fantastic outdoor area, but without adequate privacy, it’s unlikely you will get to use it very often. In this week’s blog, we explore some inventive ways to improve the privacy or your patio area. Fencing Fencing is a great way to improve the privacy of your outdoor area as it …
How to Make your Patio More Private - Your home may have a fantastic outdoor area, but without adequate privacy, it’s unlikely you will get to use it very often. In this week’s blog, we explore some inventive ways to improve the privacy or your patio area. Fencing Fencing is a great way to improve the privacy of your outdoor area as it …
garden landscape 5 Landscaping Myths You Should Ignore - Just like everything else in this world, the field of landscaping is littered with misconceptions about what looks good and what is possible. This week, we thought we’d look at five classic landscaping myths that are not worth the paper they are written on. Concrete is depressing Traditionally, backyards were concreted for practical, rather than …
ancient Roman garden 8 Ancient World Gardening Facts - The art of gardening is an ancient one with a fascinating history. This week, we delve into the past with eight interesting facts about gardening in the ancient world. The world’s oldest form of gardening is forest gardening, which originated in prehistoric times in monsoon regions. Inhabitants would improve their surrounds by cultivating useful tree …
garden How to Make a Shady Garden Work for You - Gardening is all about achieving balance, in terms of placement, moisture and light exposure. If you have a particularly shady spot in your garden, you may have trouble deciding what to plant there, however there are many options to consider. In this week’s blog, we go through some fantastic design ideas for shady gardens. Choose …
a classic hygge interior 5 Hygge Inspired Home Design Ideas for Winter 2017 - This winter, hygge (pronounced hoogah) is the work on every home designer and lifestyle blogger’s lips. Hygge roughly translates as the Danish word for cosy but it’s more like a philosophical approach to life which involves being present in the moment and relishing domestic, daily experiences by creating a warm atmosphere, celebrating simple pleasures, and …
patio garden Essential Tips for Patio Gardening - Gardening isn’t just for people with big backyards – as long as you have sufficient access to water and light you can cultivate a garden pretty much anywhere, including on your patio or porch. In this blog, we impart some useful knowledge designed to help your patio garden thrive. Drainage is important Potted plants like …
A Mediterranean Oasis How to Design a Mediterranean Garden - Now that winter is here, we’ve been dreaming of far off locations where the sun shines from June to September. Places like the French Riviera, the Tuscan Hills and the Spanish coastline. The Mediterranean region is not just a perfect winter holiday destination, it’s unique landscaping traditions have long been a source of inspiration for …
invest in a fire pit this winter! How to Stay Warm in your Garden this Winter - Now that the cooler weather has well and truly set in, the temptation to hibernate indoors next to the heater until next spring leads many Melbournians to abandon their outdoor living areas over the winter months. However, we believe that with a little bit of creative thinking, it’s possible to both make the most of …
Connect with nature in your own backyard 5 Ways you Can Make the World a Greener Place Without Leaving Your Backyard - Yesterday (June 5th) was World Environment Day, an initiative begun by the United Nations in 1974 to promote worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourage action. The theme for World Environment Day is ‘connecting people to nature- in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator’ and to celebrate, we thought …
excavation 4 of the Strangest Things Found on Construction Sites - New construction projects are always exciting, not only because of the many prospects a new building or renovation can bring, but also because of the potential for mysteries to be uncovered during excavation. In this blog, we thought we’d explore some of the most fascinating things to be uncovered on construction sites around the world. …
friends toasting marshmallows outdoors How to create a winter-friendly outdoor space - The arrival of winter doesn’t have to mean the end of outdoor entertaining. You can update your outdoor space to make it suitable for year-round comfort. Here are 4 key steps to follow to achieve an outdoor space you can enjoy in both the warmer and cooler months.