Come and see us at the Brisbane Home Show

 

 

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th of September 9am-5pm

Show Stand E06

Get your tickets online and save at

http://www.brisbanehomeshow.com.au

We will have a display with our great range of products that can transform your outdoor area into your own sanctuary.

Our team are there to answer any of your questions. If you have any plans or photos of your outdoor area this will assist us helping you so bring them along.

Ask us about the show specials and range of latest accessories.

Suncoast Outdoor Living specialists in

  • Pool Enclosures
  • Patio Enclosures
  • Insulated Patios
  • Outdoor Blinds
  • Pool Safe Screen

We hope to see you there

 

3 Reasons To Add A Screen Enclosure

 

Do you have a lovely backyard, but find that you never make time to enjoy it? Does your family enjoy BBQs but discover that you’re constantly running for the shelter of the house when biting insects decide to make an appearance. At Suncoast Outdoor Living, we specialize in helping people make the most of their outdoor areas by building screen enclosures. Not sure whether adding a screened enclosure is right for your home? Consider some of the proven benefits.

Get An Added Room At Half The Cost

If you find that you’re constantly wishing you had extra space in which to entertain, work on craft projects, or just sit down and enjoy a good book, you may have considered constructing an additional room on your home. Unfortunately, this type of work requires an experienced contractor, lots of chaos in your home during demolition, and a lot of upfront investment. With one of our screen enclosures, you get all the benefit of an extra room at a much lower cost than an internal room.

Protection From Queensland Bugs

You don’t have to live in Queensland for very long to realize that insects flourish here. With lots of warm weather and humidity, it seems that we’re always swatting away one type of bug or another. Don’t let the bugs force you inside! With our screen enclosure, you can enjoy the lovely weather without fear of being bitten.

Increased Resale Value For Screen Enclosure

The extra space and aesthetic appeal of a screen enclosure adds value to your home, and can be used as a feature for attracting buyers should you ever decide to sell. Again, it’s an extra room without the hassle and cost of building an internal room.

Want to know more about why our customers love their screen enclosure? Suncoast Outdoor Living for a free quote today!

 

Are you really making use of your outdoor entertaining area?

Are you really making use of your outdoor entertaining area?

Homeowners face many obstacles having an open patio or alfresco area, including pesky insects, wildlife and strays along with constant cleaning of air borne debris.

We tend to design houses with larger outdoor entertaining areas today but are we using that extra space to its full advantage?

A typical scenario is that we come home from a hard day’s work and decide to have a BBQ which is usually located in the patio area but after looking outside and seeing the mess created by leaves and dust along with the multiple bird droppings on the outdoor furniture we decide that it’s easier to eat inside, besides the mozzies are starting to come out now. We still go outside to cook the BBQ with the chef the only person unfortunate enough to be exposed to the pests but the feeling of being outside after being in the office all day lessens the discomfort of the aerial attack.

The options available to make the outdoor area part of the house without losing that outdoor feel are great.

The common practice has always been to have screens on the doors of the house leading out to the entertaining area but there are more people shifting the screening to the walls of outdoor area creating a seamless transition from inside to outside without losing that outdoor feel. A good fixed screening system with access doors will heavily reduce any maintenance whilst still maintaining the views and breeze, although these benefits can be altered by different density screens. Other benefits include keeping your pets in a controlled environment and pool safe screen barriers are also available.

Outdoor blinds are a popular addition and are great for keeping the sun at bay and offering weather protection but shouldn’t be used for bug proofing if you want good airflow. Outdoor blinds combined with a fixed screens will give you total control of the area all year around but still make it feel like you are outside.

Along with good controlled lighting and outdoor fans and heating you entertaining area can be an area of family fun all year around.

QUICK WAYS TO MAKE YOUR PATIO MORE FUN

Homes are often designed with the ideas of purpose and style. Stepping into a new home often inspires feelings of excitement and joy for homeowners, but in time the excitement we feel turns into passive acceptance and our homes get taken for granted. The same holds true for our patios and Alfrescos, which is why we would like to help you breathe new life to your patios and make them a happier place to hang out again. Here are some tips:

RENOVATE 

Nothing breathes new life into an alfresco area like a renovation project. Other than a total remodel of your patio space, you can opt for more dynamic furniture that promotes a more “fun” ambience. Ditch sharp angled furniture for curvier ones – case in point; a round table provides a more dynamic approach to entertaining guests than a rectangular or square table that has a more defined seating capacity.

REPURPOSE 

One of the more fun aspects of remodelling is the idea of adding aspects to your alfresco design from currently existing items that may have already lost their fun factor. Repurposing say, an old shelf into a plant box allows you to breathe new life not only into your old items, but into your entire alfresco area as well.

BEFORE AND AFTER:

ADD COLOR A common design practice for an alfresco areas in Queensland is the use of mostly neutral colours. This is because patios and alfresco areas are often associated with nature and the outdoors. But adding colours through your fabrics and furniture can do a lot to make your patio a fun place to hang out again.

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GET PERSONAL 

You don’t have to be a mural painter or an installation art sculptor to get creative and personal in your home. There are a lot of crafty decor projects in the shops or online that anyone can work on, and will serve as a great conversation piece in your home. No matter how your project turns out, there will always be something to talk about from your time working on it.

STRING UP SOME LIGHTS 

A fascinatingly popular lighting trend common among alfrescos are lights on a string. Stringing up lights not only makes for a great way to lend a fun and festive atmosphere to your patio. Candle lights makes an amazing atmosphere and keeps the bugs away at the same time.

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Come and see us at the Pool Spa & Outdoor Living Expo


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Brisbane Showgrounds Exhibition Building

Saturday 27 May 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday 28 May 2017 9 am – 4 pm

Show Stand F38

http://www.poolshow.com.au

We will have a display with our great range of products that can transform your outdoor area into your own sanctuary.

Our team are there to answer any of your questions. If you have any plans or photos of your outdoor area this will assist us helping you so bring them along.

Ask us about the show specials and range of latest accessories.

Suncoast Outdoor Living specialists in

  • Pool Enclosures
  • Patio Enclosures
  • Insulated Patios
  • Outdoor Blinds
  • Pool Safe Screen

We hope to see you there

 

Keep your pets safe and happy.

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Keeping our furry friends safe is one of the benefits of enclosing your outdoor area using our Phifer Tuffscreen Pet Mesh. Not only do you know that your cat, dog or birds can enjoy the outdoors with you but they will also be protected from snakes, cane toads, mosquitoes and all the other creatures we don’t want hanging around.

If you would still like for your pet to be able to get outside, we also install Australia’s leading brand of pet door “Petway Pet Doors” which come in 3 sizes. We believe that your pet deserves the best so the pet doors are custom built with their own frame anywhere within the screen walls.

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Are you struggling with midges?

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Midge mesh is designed to restrict smaller insects such as sand flies or midge-type insects from penetrating the larger holes that are in standard fly mesh or pet proof mesh.

Although there are no known diseases that are associated with these insects their bites can be extremely unpleasant and very much unwanted. Biting midges love the blood of human beings. There is no known effective treatment process to prevent these insects from breeding and they will travel up to 3km from the breeding site in search of a blood meal.

Normal standard fly mesh is not small enough to prevent the penetration and will only offer very low restriction to them. Purpose-built midge mesh is a much better option for fly screens, insect screens and barrier doors.

Biting midges love humidity and moisture. If they sense a meal from a human they will become active if these conditions are present. They prefer dull days with high humidity and tend to sit on fly screens and vegetation and any shady area whilst waiting for their meal.

As Australians we love the outdoors; we love areas where we can sit and relax and be in the fresh air. Back verandahs, screen enclosures, balconies and barbecue areas are places that we love to gather and enjoy a late afternoon drink or family get-together and the only solution to protection is insect repellents either directly to the skin or spraying in the air.

You can keep these little tiny biting insects outside where they belong by choosing midge mesh. Get your outdoor area enclosed and choose the midge screen.

Midge mesh will restrict airflow slightly; however, this will be offset by the knowledge that you are in an environment where you will not be bothered by nasty and annoying biting sand flies.

Come see us at the Brisbane HomeShow


 

 

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Thurs 16 – Sun 19 March 9am-5pm

Show Stand K34

Get your tickets online and save at

http://www.brisbanehomeshow.com.au/exhibitor/suncoast-outdoor-living-2/

We will have a display with our great range of products that can transform your outdoor area into your own sanctuary.

Our team are there to answer any of your questions. If you have any plans or photos of your outdoor area this will assist us helping you so bring them along.

Ask us about the show specials and range of latest accessories.

Suncoast Outdoor Living specialists in

  • Pool Enclosures
  • Patio Enclosures
  • Insulated Patios
  • Outdoor Blinds
  • Pool Safe Screen

We hope to see you there

 

Zika Virus

Brazil is one of the 58 countries and territories which to-date report continuing transmission of Zika virus by mosquitoes. While mosquitoes are the primary vectors, a person infected with Zika virus can also transmit the virus to another person through unprotected sex. Zika virus disease usually causes mild symptoms, and most people will not develop any symptoms. However, there is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly (children being born with unusually small heads) and other brain malformations and disorders in babies born to women who were infected with Zika virus during pregnancy, and Guillain-Barré syndrome (a rare but serious neurological disorder that could lead to paralysis and death).

829687-49747ae4-e789-11e3-ba62-a129b4e220c3When travelling overseas you are encouraged to:

  • whenever possible, during the day, protect yourself from mosquito bites by using insect repellents and by wearing clothing – preferably light-coloured – that covers as much of the body as possible;
  • choose air-conditioned accommodation (windows and doors are usually kept closed to prevent the cool air from escaping, and mosquitoes cannot enter the rooms); chose a patio that is enclosed with flyscreen;
  • avoid visiting impoverished and over-crowded areas in cities and towns with no piped water and poor sanitation (ideal breeding grounds of mosquitoes) where the risk of being bitten is higher.

Why Hiring a Professional Patio Installer is Better Than DIY

 

While many homeowners think they can save money through a DIY patio installation, being able to turn patio ideas into a finished product takes skill and experience. DIY projects start out with your best intentions, but with demands of everyday life finding the time can be extremely difficult.

By investing in a professional you can buy yourself less stress and a peace of mind that your patio will be built on time and budget and would ensure you that the patio is completed promptly and to your specifications, meaning you can start using your patio rather than spending weekends building it.

Using a professional can also extend your warranty up to 15 years. Also council approval can be stress free.

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