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Deck to Improve Home Accessibility

Deck to Improve Home Accessibility

One of the many questions our deck designer faces is making an outdoor living area accessible. In this case at a residence in Lesmurdie, the designer created a deck that allowed access to create a entertaining space along with steps leading down to the pool area. The deck also allows the client to move along to laundry area with out having to go inside. By using stainless steel wire the view of th... »

Entertainment Gazebo

Entertainment Gazebo

The ultimate in outdoor Applecross poolside gazebo living is this recent project by Austin Development. A textured rear screen wall with recessed flat screen TV and storage unit below with all the accessories. The colorbond roof and cedar lined ceiling creates the getaway for all family members all year round. The wall construction is timber frame with a fibro cement cladding and a plaster texture... »

Offset Gable Patio

Offset Gable Patio

Sometimes patios are designed so they aren’t symmetrical or geometrically uniform which can give a very unique and modern feel. This patio design was developed to combat weather protection from the predominant south west storms and wind and features a longer flatter pitch roof side and then captures the winter light with the steeper side that is covered with clear polycarbonate sheeting and ... »

Random Clad Timber Screens

Random Clad Timber Screens

Finding something different and unique can be challenging especially when you are dealing with simple and practical designs. This is why the use of mixed materials – metals, timber and composites with a mixed colour range provide scope to step outside the box and provide something original. This opens the door for a trend in screening that has endless options if you like quirky or just a different... »

Tiled Roof Gazebo

Tiled Roof Gazebo

Although a common style of roof covering, the tiled roof continues to be a most popular choice in modern architecture design for roof coverings throughout Australia. This roof covering along with the thatched roof gazebos form a large part of the Aussie outdoor living movement in the tropical or Bali style theme. This can be attributed to its versatility, long life and great looks. This project re... »

Skillion Summer Living

Skillion Summer Living

The Skillion patio or gazebo as it is commonly called are in vogue and flavour of the month. And we believe that this style, unlike other gazebo and Cabana types is here for the long road. The contemporary look with clean lines and rich finishes has made these Free Standing Patio structures more popular than ever and although very simple in design all have a slight point of difference. This projec... »

Stained Sustainable timbers

Stained Sustainable timbers

Stained CCA or Treated pine as it is most often referred to in the market place provide a number of key benefits. It is seasoned and dressed ( timber dried with smooth finish ), treated for termites, and water rot, of planation source so sustainable and best of all with the right stain can be finished to look like expensive hardwoods. This type of timber is very minimal maintenance which will outp... »

Contemporary white ceiling lining

Contemporary white ceiling lining

White timber lining is the new cedar . It has become in vogue with more projects using white timber lined ceilings instead of the common Western red Cedar . The clean lines and finish of white timber lining create a patio and alfresco ceiling which results in a fresh and a contemporary look that will never out date . Related posts: The choice between a steel or timber patio The choice between a st... »

The choice between a steel or timber patio

The choice between a steel or timber patio

The choice between a steel or timber patio these days has more than one difference and is not as simple as one is better than the other. In the 80’s timber pergolas were all the rage in design and outdoor living with no solid cover over just shade cloth , this led to the short lifespan and created a very strong view on timber for the future. Timber patios then became replaced with a lot of s... »

Dream Home Extension

Dream Home Extension

Build your dream home inspired by the Australian way of life. Create a space that takes advantage of those beautiful, balmy summer nights and picturesque natural views. This Aussie home installed a full-length patio across the rear end of the property, which creates a dynamic outdoor living area. Perfect for summer nights, barbecues, entertaining family, friends and more, this home extension can b... »

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