Category: Homeowner – New Builds

Green Home Building and Hardscaping

Green home building practices, now required by law in most places in Australia, consider the impacts of building and landscaping on the environment to improve built environments and to preserve the planet for future generations. Building and landscaping alter environments around, so residential building contractors need to make every effort possible to ensure that their building practices reduce impacts or improve the environment around the house they build.

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Building A Patio? Consider Porous Paving

Home improvement is on people’s minds, and adding a patio tops the list of additions. People want something that acts as an extension of the living room to their backyard: a comfortable space for relaxing with friends and safe place for enjoying the garden. Now, there are many choices when it comes to patio materials, and you want to pick the best one to fulfill the functional and decorative purposes. A good one to choose is porous paving.


Why pick a material made of aggregate particles laid over a porous substrate? Well, to start with, it keeps puddles from collecting by the house. Non-porous materials can concentrate rainwater by the walls, and from there it can leak into the foundations and damage the house. If the puddles drip off the other end of the patio, your house may be spared, but over time the water can create a ditch by the patio that slowly undermines the patio itself.

On a less serious note, there is something annoying about going outside to check on your yard after a rainy night and stepping in a cold puddle in your nice slippers.

Porous paving is non-slip, so your patio is safe for even the littlest guests. No one will slip on wet spots, and it makes a great surface for adding toys or furniture, as they will stay put and never sit in colour-leaching puddles.

Porous paving also gives you a multitude of colour and texture options. You can pick anything from a bright red to match your flowers to a deep black to offset your house. You can pick a pattern that complements your flowerbeds or reminds you of Alice in Wonderland. Your patio can be as unique as the designer.

This sturdy material can take a beating, too, and doesn’t need much in the way of maintenance. You can have more than 10 years of a pleasant backyard patio, and all you have to do is sweep every now and again.

So if you are looking for a sturdy, creative and safe material for your patio, you might want to look into porous paving.

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StoneSet Has Solved Many Landscaping Problems

Property owners hire landscape architects and engineers to enhance the comfort and style of their homes and businesses. Whether they want to use a larger part of their outdoor space or provide a relaxing setting for employees, it is important that the area is stylish and easy to maintain. That means affordable products with comfortable results.

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