When it comes to selecting the perfect stone for your outdoor spaces, the material you choose is crucial. Among the many options available, Better Exteriors’ imported Graphite Bluestone stands out as a superior choice.
The quarrying and manufacturing of natural stone isn’t always kind to the environment, with valuable resources stripped away from the earth, not to mention the damage it can cause to surrounding ecosystems.
You might think green landscaping and hardscaping simply refers to the laying of turf or the planting of trees, but it’s much more than that. Rather, it revolves around the creation of more sustainable spaces that make use of organic materials while providing benefits for the environment.
If you’re looking to completely change the appearance of your outdoor areas, landscape design is an important step in the process. A professional landscape designer will be able to work closely with you to understand your goals and achieve an outcome that suits your space and your preferences.
There are many aesthetic and practical benefits to using pavers for driveways, pathways, back and front yard, patios and more. These benefits include adding appeal and value to your home, having a huge range of options, knowing they’ll withstand the elements and stand the test of time, and finding them easy to maintain.
Quarrying and manufacturing processes have taken a heavy toll on the environment, consuming the Earth’s finite resources and causing extensive damage to the ecosystem. As the consequences of these actions become more noticeable, the demand for natural stone and the need to supply it in a socially and environmentally responsible manner has become more important than ever.
Green landscaping and hardscaping is about more than just planting trees or having a green turf. It’s about designing and creating sustainable spaces that use organic materials, nurture wildlife, reduce pollution, conserve resources, and provide other environmental benefits.
One of the easiest ways to improve your outdoor area is with landscape designing, helping to create a space that looks great while also being highly functional. If you’ve been considering landscaping for your own property, read on to learn about three great benefits you can enjoy.
At Better Exteriors, we’re proud to bring our customers a new bluestone – we call it “Victoria Blue”. We keep in stock the sawn finish, but honed, waterjet, sandblasted and brushed finishes can be provided as a custom order.
At Better Exteriors, we find there are certain types of paving that keep flying off the shelves day after day, and there’s a reason for that – it’s because these kinds of paving are classics, suitable for a wide range of designs and projects.
Whether you’re looking to pave a driveway, front or back yard, your choice of paver can make a big difference to the end result. Pavers in Melbourne are available in a wide assortment of different types and materials, making it important to give your choice careful consideration.
If you’re in the process of building a new pool or renovating an existing one, it’s important to think carefully about the pool coping you choose. Pool coping refers to the material that surrounds the edge of the pool, and it can be a large contributor to the look and style of your pool area.
When it comes to cladding, natural stone is a popular choice – and for good reason. Not only does natural stone have a unique look, but its rugged and solid appearance is also perfect for adding a natural architectural element to any property.
Stain-Proof 40 SK Consolidator & Water Repellent is designed for natural stones from sedimentary rock in a salt water environment. A salt water environment is around a salt water pool, and anywhere within a 5 km radius of the ocean.
Every year, more and more people are choosing to landscape their balconies and rooftop areas to expand their available usable living space. With so many new apartments popping up, it’s essential to make the most of these outdoor spaces in any way possible.
For quite some years now there has been a strong movement towards the use of grey colour toned pavers by landscape designers and key specifiers. The colour is extremely complimentary to the green tones of soft landscaping around it and helps lend an overall relaxed feel to the finished landscape.
Italian Porphyry Pavers – Bringing European Style to Australian Homes Remember that paved area you had in the backyard when you were growing up, how drab and boring it looked? If you’re planning to create a paved entertaining area in your own backyard, don’t repeat the mistakes of those who came before you. Better Exteriors…
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Don’t just settle for any singular, lifeless colour or design when it comes to selecting pavers for your outdoor entertaining area. Choose pavers with personality similar to your own that still complement the surrounds of your property.Visit Better Exteriors today to discover our range of Italian Porphyry, European Quartzite, Middle East Limestone!
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