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5 Top Tips for Child-Proofing Your Yard

Jan 26, 2016   //   by Stephen Downward   //   Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on 5 Top Tips for Child-Proofing Your Yard

Your home’s yard can be a magical place for your children. Outdoor games, sport and play-time are all a huge part of a child’s upbringing and social life. How many of us remember playing backyard cricket as kids? Read More »

5 Ways to Defend Your Home from Intruders

Nov 19, 2015   //   by Stephen Downward   //   blog, Home Design Tips  //  Comments Off on 5 Ways to Defend Your Home from Intruders

It doesn’t matter where you live in Australia, when you’re in your home, you want to feel safe. And while your community may be mostly crime-free, you never know when you might need a home defence system. Read More »

5 Top Tips for Preventing Rot in Your Wooden Fence

Nov 12, 2015   //   by Stephen Downward   //   blog, Timber Fencing  //  Comments Off on 5 Top Tips for Preventing Rot in Your Wooden Fence

When it comes to your home’s wooden fence, rot is often your worst enemy. It affects the look and aesthetic appeal of your fence, while reducing your fence’s strength and rigidity. And as wooden fences generally stay in contact with ground soil over long stretches of time, rot can seem all but inevitable. Read More »

3 Reasons to Install a New Fence Before Summer

Oct 27, 2015   //   by Stephen Downward   //   blog, Installation  //  Comments Off on 3 Reasons to Install a New Fence Before Summer

Summer is fast approaching! And with it comes barbecues with friends, games of backyard cricket, as well as quiet relaxation by the pool. So ensure the safety of your family, as well as your privacy and peace-of-mind, with a quality new fence. Read More »

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Privacy Fence

Oct 20, 2015   //   by Stephen Downward   //   Fencing, Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off on 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Privacy Fence

Australia’s cities, suburbs, and regional centres are growing rapidly. More than ever houses are being made closer to streets, shopping districts and other properties. There’s more people, homes, and businesses. And while this is great for building communities and local industry, this continued growth can make finding a bit of privacy, difficult.

It’s not surprising then that more homeowners are choosing to install fences for seclusion. Because doing so is one of the best ways to enhance a home’s privacy, without compromising its look or feel. For this week’s blog we’re going to take a look at the benefits of a privacy fences and what you should look for when choosing one.

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A Brief History of Colorbond® Steel

Sep 17, 2015   //   by Stephen Downward   //   blog, Steel Fencing  //  Comments Off on A Brief History of Colorbond® Steel

A household name, Colorbond® steel is chosen by thousands of Australian homeowners every year.

You’ll find it in roofs, sheds, water tanks, walls, gutters, and carports. As well as, of course, in home fencing. Today, its use has never been so versatile or popular.

Most people know Colorbond® for its strength and striking finish, but did you know that its history dates all the way back to England in 1843? Read More »

5 Tips for Preventing Termite Infestations

Sep 4, 2015   //   by Stephen Downward   //   blog, Home Design Tips  //  Comments Off on 5 Tips for Preventing Termite Infestations

Each year, around Australia, millions of dollars worth of damage is done to both homes and businesses by termites. Early detection, prevention and effective treatment is key to protecting your property from this often-devastating pest. Read More »

Stain Your Wooden Fence

Aug 18, 2015   //   by Stephen Downward   //   Fencing Design Tips  //  Comments Off on Stain Your Wooden Fence

Stain your wooden fence for the first time.

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There are many factors that will shorten the life of your fence, including susceptibility to mould, UV rays and termites. Not only does staining your fence give your property a fresh new look, it also protects your wood from these elements, which will in turn extend the life of your fence.

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Make Your Fence a Seamless Part of Your Landscaping

Aug 13, 2015   //   by Stephen Downward   //   blog, Fencing Design Tips  //  Comments Off on Make Your Fence a Seamless Part of Your Landscaping

Imagine your ideal backyard. It may feature water elements creating soothing sounds, vegetables flourishing in orderly rows, wildflowers growing along stone pathways or mature trees creating shade over a wooden patio.  Read More »

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