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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 …
cement ‘Greening’ Cement - Aside from water, cement is the most widely used material in the world. This is because cement is one of the main ingredients in concrete- which is a building material loved all over the world. Sturdy, affordable and widely available, there’s no wonder it’s such a popular material. However, with global temperatures rising, it’s important …
concrete How To Keep Concrete Cool In The Summer  - With the weather finally warming up in Melbourne, it feels like Summer is on the horizon. If you have concrete anywhere inside or outside your home, you may be wondering how to keep this material cool in the heat of the summer. Well, in this week’s blog, we share our top tips for keeping the …
balance_prestigeconcreteservices Design Principles 101: Balance - Landscaping design builds the foundation for the atmosphere of your outdoor area. Whether you use this area for socialising with friends and family, relaxing with a good book, or diligently gardening to your heart’s content, our gardens often represent an area of sanctuary in our homes. In this article, we’ll be focusing on the design …
vertical hanging garden Tips For Creating a Vertical Hanging Garden  - Vertical Hanging Gardens have become a design phenomenon. From spectacular and bold creations to minimalist and refined approaches, there are many different ways to embrace this trend. In this week’s blog, we share our top tips for creating a gorgeous vertical hanging garden. 1) Look After The Wall And Floor  It’s of utmost importance that you …
outdoorentertainment 3 Ways To Update Your Outdoor Area - Spring may have just begun, but as the weather heats up, many Australians are looking forward to the sizzling summer months. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys spending their summers lazing by the pool or cooking up a storm on the barbeque, it may be time to consider updating your outdoor entertainment area. …
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 …
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 …