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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 …
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. …