Product Focus – ColourStone Easy-Pave

Baines Masonry ColourStone Easy-Pave is an attractive medium-sized square paver that is easy to lay and economical. 
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Focus Product – SRW Concrete Cure & Seal X-treme

At Baines Masonry, we take our concrete seriously and as such have introduced a variety of different concrete cure and seal products that ensure you’re new or existing project is well protected for long-term use. The SRW Concrete Cure and Seal X-treme, is one such product.  ... Read more

Preparing your landscape for winter

Ensure your outdoor space works

With increased populations in suburbia leading to smaller homes with shrinking living spaces inside the home, outdoor spaces have become more valuable to residents. Not only are people entertaining outside more, but their outside areas have become an extension of their inside spaces, often with dining and entertainment areas now being transferable between indoor and outdoor.

Create outdoor rooms

Use your limited space wisely by assigning specific uses for each area. This will ensure all spaces are utilised and everything has its place which is important for storage and small back yards. To help create room’s outdoor flooring, such as pavers, can be used to show a designated area. Using garden beds and pot plants to surround an area can also provide a clear division between areas, while also adding to the aesthetics of the design.

Incorporate your Green Thumb

Having a garden can seem impractical in small areas, however with the introduction of vertical gardens and the clever use of pot plants, a garden can be introduced easily. Vertical gardens provide a great opportunity to grow your own herbs and vegetables while also not taking up precious space. Incorporating pot plants can be beneficial if you don’t have the space top plant also as they can be moved around as the seasons require and can also be introduced inside.

Small landscaping upgrades

If your home didn’t come with much landscaping, or even worse, it’s basically a small patch of dirt and you can’t afford extensive landscaping, consider a fire pit, water feature or pizza oven to create a focal point and social area. A stone fire pit instantly makes a place to hang out during the winters and it’s a great addition to a small yard. A fire pit can be made easily from masonry blocks or be already assembled, either way, it can be an effective means of creating impact.

Multipurpose is key

Create spaces that have multiple uses, such as outside dining area that can be changed into a cinema. Creating multiple uses for space creates greater opportunities to use an area and get the most out of your spaces. Also using multipurpose furniture is another means to maximise your outdoor spaces. For example, an ottoman can be used as a seat or a coffee table.

Contact one of our masonry experts to see how our products can help maximise your outdoor spaces. From retaining walls, paving patios or creating a fire pit, we have a solution for your next project!

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Deciding on your paver style

Adding pavers to an area can add great value to a home whether it’s defining an outdoor entertainment area or adding structure to a pathway. Choosing the right paver can be difficult which is why the team at Baines Masonry have outlined several factors to consider when selecting pavers.

Type of Paver

The first decision is choosing the type of paver. This will generally be based on the style in which your design is based on also its application. The two main types of pavers available at Baines Masonry Blocks are our natural finish pavers and concrete pavers. Our Natural finish pavers are our TrojanStone pavers used generally for a natural and high design finish. Our concrete pavers are our ColourStone paver range made from coloured concrete. Regardless of the design of your project we have a paver to suit!

Colour Choices

When selecting a colour, simple choices that complement but not distract from your space are ideal. Remembering that colours affect moods and influence emotions, the tone can influence the aesthetics of the area. Also colour can influence how space looks in size with lighter colours generally making space appear larger. Colour can also be used to create points of interests and can be used to incorporate a pattern or unique design.

Paver Size

Pavers come in a variety of sizes from large and small. Generally the larger the paver, the smaller the space may appear. Also when considering size, application should be considered as this would affect the longevity of the products use. For example the use of large pavers in a driveway or high traffic zone may leave to increased pressures and breakages, and as such smaller pavers are suggested to be used instead.

Paver layout and Design

The layout of a paver design doesn’t need to be boring, with a multitude of different patterns available to create a unique space. Patterns can be designed to incorporate different sizes and colours along with unique placement choices. It should be noted however, that a design will be influenced by the existing aesthetics of the surrounding environment. For example, a modern home would look best with a more simple design and complementary colour.

After selecting your paver style its time get your paver project underway! For more information on our range of pavers and installation processes contact one of our masonry experts!


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Caring for Pavers


 
Address 900 Wilton Road Appin NSW 2560
 
Phone Number (02) 4631 1383
 
Fax (02) 4631 1402

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