Outdoor Living

OUTDOOR LIVING: Trex Decking Top 5 Trends for Spring


Advances in all-weather materials and furnishings have extended the usefulness and enjoyment of our Outdoor Living Spaces, but while these comforts have become the norm, the backyard lifestyle continues to evolve, as homeowners look for new ways to extend their time in the fresh air. Trex offers a glimpse at the top five outdoor living trends this […]

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The Perfect Companion for ‘Raincouver’ Explorers


Living in Vancouver – you have to expect a little rain here and there and local Social Media users often flood the streams of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with photo’s and hashtags to do with whatever weather system has blown our way. Whether it be fogcouver or raincouver, it seems we’re obsessed with our weather, so come rain, […]

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5 Creative Deck Lighting Solutions


The heatwave continues here in British Columbia, but as those long summer days begin to grow shorter, you can be forgiven for starting to think about your fall wardrobe, pumpkin pie or what to wear for your neighbors Halloween Party. But don’t despair, because there’s still time to create an endless summer with these 5 Creative Deck Lighting […]

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Buy Local – Think Outside The Box


As consumers – it’s only natural that we default to the obvious. Large Corporations have the financial resources necessary to dominate advertising in all forms of media, which means our subconscious minds are trained to associate these brands to products we’re shopping for. Choosing to shop with a big box store is no guarantee that you’ll […]

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Perfection is overrated: What you need to know about working with Wood


Whether you’re installing clear cedar soffit, or building a brand new hardwood deck with exotic woods like Ipe, Tigerwood, Batu or Mukulungu – there is one thing that we can guarantee. Wood is not perfect. If the main box that you need to tick when considering which product to use on your siding, deck or […]

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6 Benefits of Beautiful Natural Stone Paving


There’s no doubt that Natural Stone Paving adds beauty to any Pool, Path, Patio or Driveway that manufactured Concrete pavers just cannot match. In terms of durability – many Natural Stone Paving products are much harder then Concrete products and therefore their lifespan is longer in most applications. If you’re looking for a Paving Solution that will […]

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Composite vs PVC Decking – Which one is right for me?

Synthetic Decking Materials - Composite vs Decking

Each year we see an increase in customers opting for low maintenance materials for their outdoor living space. This trend sees more and more people opting for synthetic decking products over traditional building materials like Western Red Cedar and Pressure Treated Pine, which often require annual maintenance such as cleaning, sanding and re-finishing. Exterior stains like Sikkens, Bohme, […]

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Staining Wood Like a Pro


Summer is here – which means it’s time to start thinking about breathing some new life into that tired looking Deck. You can dramatically transform the look of old wood by washing, sanding and re-coating with a new product or colour, but before you start – we have some professional advice from one of our best selling […]

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Spring Patio Fix-Ups


12 Wonderful Ways With Planters Spring brings us longer brighter days and renewed energy – so take advantage by getting outside and breathing some new life into your outdoor living space. This article from Laura Gaskil on Houzz highlights 12 easy ways you can dramatically change the look and feel of your patio with planters. Whether you […]

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Decking Materials – Beyond Basic Lumber


In a modern world which seems to allow us very little spare time, it’s important to choose the right decking materials so that you can spend as much time relaxing on your deck rather than working on it. It’s natural to want your indoor spaces to seamlessly lead to outdoor spaces when the weather is right, so […]

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