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slate-concrete All About Slate Impression Concrete Driveways - When you think about choosing a concrete driveway, you’re likely to think of exposed aggregate, stencil concrete or even coloured concrete. But have you considered slate concrete? Our Melbourne concrete contractors recommend slate concrete for those who want a luxurious, sleek driveway. In today’s blog, we’re telling you everything you need to know about slate …
outdoor-living-room 10 Ways to Update Your Garden/Outdoor Area This Spring - With the weather warming up, the grand final just a week away, and the racing and festive seasons following close behind, we’ve got outdoor entertaining on the brain. Of course, bringing your outdoor entertainment area up to scratch will require a little cleaning and perhaps a bit of a décor update and that’s where we …
shutterstock_521094097 5 Things To Consider Before Extending Your Home - Are you thinking of opening up that cramped kitchen? Adding on another bedroom? Creating an outdoor living space perfect for Sunday BBQs? Extending your house is an exciting adventure, and can really make your home feel complete. That’s why it’s important to get it right. Before you dive into creating a new space for yourself, …
swimming-pool Our Simple Guide To Designing A Child-Safe Pool - Summer is finally on its way once again! For many, the warmer weather brings the urge to have a cooling dip in the backyard pool. Some homeowner builders or renovators might even be thinking of installing a brand-new pool in time for summer. If that sounds like you, before ‘jumping into’ the design process, you …
shutterstock_554246170 6 Ways To Use Concrete In Your Home -     When it comes to designing your new home you want something that is not only aesthetically pleasing but comfortable, affordable and long-lasting. It can be a lot to juggle trying to find the balance between practical and stylish. Concrete is quickly becoming the standard for modern and stylish homes and with good reason. …
sealing-asphalt Comparing Asphalt And Concrete Driveways - It’s often up to personal preference when you weigh up asphalt and concrete. Some prefer the look of asphalt continuing on from the road, while others want their driveway to reflect the design of their home. Either way, it is important to know the pros and cons of both asphalt and concrete before you make …
concrete-path The Main Pros (And Cons) Of A Concrete Driveway - When renovating or building a home, the last area you want to go wrong is the driveway. It’s the first thing people see along with the façade of your home, and you need it to be reliable enough to support constant traffic. It’s not a cheap decision either, but the right choice could see your …
agg 5 Benefits of Exposed Aggregate - Not sure what the big deal is about exposed aggregate? At Prestige Concrete we are experts on all things concrete and there is a reason more and more people are choosing to use exposed aggregate for their businesses and homes. It offers a stylish modern alternative for you pool sides, patios, walkways and driveways. It …
finding-a-concrete-contractor What to Look for in a Concrete Contractor - When contracting any type of significant work on your residential or commercial property, it’s important to do your research before making a decision on a provider. Because concrete contractors aren’t as tightly regulated as plumbers or electricians in terms of licensing and insurance, there is a lot of quality variation within the industry. In this …
autumn-leaves 3 Ways To Protect Your Driveway In Autumn - With harsh winter conditions just around the corner, now is the perfect time to go over your driveway maintenance. Whether you have an exposed aggregate driveway, a stencil concrete alfresco or concrete footpaths, you should have an organised maintenance schedule that will save you time and money in the long run. And with the typical …
bonsai 7 Gardening Ideas that Don’t Require an Actual Garden - Just because you’ve foregone the suburban backyard in favour of inner city living or can’t be bothered maintaining a lawn, doesn’t mean you can’t have a green space in your home. Patio gardens, indoor plants, and small space gardening are an enormous trend at the moment, and it’s easy to see why: studies suggest that …
concrete 5 Interesting Facts About Concrete - It’s safe to say that not many people would associate ‘interesting’ with ‘concrete.’ We can also safely say that, when it comes to concrete, you can’t judge a book by its cover. Concrete has a pivotal role in our lives and a surprisingly rich history. In this blog, we have picked out the most surprising, …
pretty-stencil-concrete Step-By-Step: How Stencil Concrete Works - In our previous post we explored the advantages of stencil concrete for your home’s driveway. But how exactly does it work, and how do your choices come into play in the process? We answer some questions you might have about the process in this week’s blog.   Step 1: Applying the stencil pattern The first …
pavement 4 Reasons Why Stencil Concrete Is For You - If you’re looking for a way to lift the design of your home, you may not have considered redesigning your concreted areas – including your driveway, footpaths, patio, or around the pool. Today, we take a look at a few reasons why you might consider stencil concrete as an aesthetic yet practical option for design. …
Top Landscaping Trends For 2018  - 2017 is now behind us. With a new year brings new trends and ideas. The landscaping world is no different. This year, we are set to see several new exciting outdoor trends. To keep you in the loop, we’ve created a list of the top three landscaping trends we’re sure to see take off this year.  …
shutterstock_427862842 Coloured Concrete 101 - What’s the deal with coloured concrete? While concrete is often the utilitarian choice in building materials, there are so many aesthetically pleasing options to choose from. At Prestige Concrete Services, we’re driven by excellence in concrete, so that means ensuring that it’s not only high quality in its function, but also in its appearance. However, …
Edwardian garden path 5 Reasons To Choose Concrete  - Concrete is a reliable building material that people have consistently turned to throughout history. While there are a lots of different building materials to choose from today, concrete has lots of different benefits that separate it from the rest. In this week’s blog, we share three reasons why you should choose concrete for your next …
driveway crossover melbourne Tips for Maintaining a Sleek Concrete Driveway  - It’s incredibly exciting when your driveway has just been completed. A new driveway is smooth and fresh yet, over time, it’s easy for a driveway to lose its lustre and start to reveal cracks, marks and other imperfections. So how do you maintain a sleek and smooth concrete driveway? In this week’s blog, we share …
shutterstock_70619887 All About Concrete - The jury’s out- concrete is one of the most used substances around, and is used in many areas of our home. Have you ever wondered what makes up this amazing substance? In this week’s blog, we’ll be running through the main properties of concrete and what role they play. Cement As the main binding element, …
exposed aggregate concrete How To Build an Outdoor Fire Pit  - There’s something nostalgic about sitting around a fire pit. Considered one of the most popular landscaping features, backyard fire pits are functional, attractive and a great outdoor gathering place to incorporate in the design of your home. In this week’s blog, we share how to build an outdoor fire pit.   1) Plan Your Fire Pit Design  The first thing …