Dutch courage an inspiration for this Geelong home

May 18, 2015 | Pergolas, Patios, Verandahs, Polycarbonate roofing | 0 comments | Author:

If you’re looking for a new outdoor area for your home and like things a little different, this project by Jaan McKenzie and his team from Outside Concept Geelong may prove an inspiration. The new verandah adjoins the Geelong house … Continued

What wood would you use?

May 13, 2015 | Decking, Decks | 0 comments | Author:

If you’re building a new timber deck or replacing the timbers on your old deck, there are a myriad of decking timbers to choose from. So how do you make the right choice for your situation? Take inspiration from your … Continued

Stay longer in your outdoor living area

May 03, 2015 | Outdoor living, Pergolas, Patios, Verandahs | 0 comments | Author:

With the weather getting cooler you might think about ways of keeping your outdoor living area warmer, so you can spend longer relaxing and entertaining outside. Installing outdoor blinds is one potential idea, which Outside Concepts can help you with, … Continued

I can see you but you can’t see me!

April 28, 2015 | Outdoor blinds / Cafe blinds | 0 comments | Author:

Protecting an entry way without attaching to a nearby building was easy for this householder in Busselton, Western Australia, thanks to Ben and Vanessa from Outside Concepts in Busselton and manufacturers, Pinz. The PNP Sunshade blind that was used for … Continued

Just add water for serenity

April 23, 2015 | Outdoor living | 0 comments | Author:

To steal a line from the Aussie movie classic, The Castle, “How’s the serenity?” Because when you install a water feature in your backyard that’s exactly what you’ll achieve. But serenity isn’t the only reason to install a water feature. … Continued

Building the great Aussie verandah

April 16, 2015 | Pergolas, Patios, Verandahs | 0 comments | Author:

The Aussie verandah is as traditional as a kangaroo or a meat pie and that because it’s one of the most practical investments you can make to your home. A well designed and built verandah will give you years of … Continued

Controlling those pesky pests

April 09, 2015 | Outdoor living | 0 comments | Author:

When you have an outdoor living area it’s likely you’ll want to invite guests around to entertain, but sometimes unwanted guests can ruin the party. So how can you control pests such as flies and mosquitos from sending you inside? … Continued

Let there be light

April 02, 2015 | Polycarbonate roofing | 0 comments | Author:

One of the easiest ways of letting light into an existing or new carport or outdoor living area is to fit polycarbonate roofing. What is polycarbonate roofing? It’s a thermoplastic material that’s strong, shatterproof and lightweight. In addition, it can … Continued

Is it best to use nails or screws for decking?

March 27, 2015 | Decking, Decks | 0 comments | Author:

If you’re building a deck, one of the questions you’ll need to answer is whether to use nails or screws as the fastening device. For most of us the decision might not seem that important but it is, and the … Continued

The beauty of outdoor blinds

March 24, 2015 | Outdoor blinds / Cafe blinds | 0 comments | Author:

When café blinds first appeared on Australian outdoor living areas, their reputation for doing a great job was matched by their image of being somewhat ugly in appearance and difficult to raise and lower. Thankfully, outdoor blinds have come a … Continued


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