NZ Swimming Pool Fencing and Rules
How to avoid ruining your beautiful new swimming pool with an ugly fence design!
You have a beautiful pool in mind, you’ve gathered together all your inspiration pictures, however if you do not take the right steps during your design process the reality is the swimming pool fencing can ruin it. Whilst your design is being developed you must take into account how the fencing will work with your swimming pool …READ MORE
NZ Swimming Pool Fencing Solutions
Swimming pool fencing can make or break a swimming pool design. If it is handled well, the finished result will not detract from your view of the pool or your outdoor living. Below are a few ideas, and tips for a stylish swimming pool fencing solution.
Basic Pool Fencing rules
The basic swimming pool fencing rules require a 1200mm minimum height barrier around the pool enclosure. There should …READ MORE
Swimming Pool Design – Secrets on how to avoid common pitfalls
It’s hot!! Perhaps you have just had your summer holidays and are back at home and you’ve decided you want to cool off in your own home……. you want a swimming pool!! ….. But where do you start?
Start with some really good quality design advice. A pool is a high value item and, as with all investments, it is always advisable to get some quality advice – hire a swimming pool designer.
Every square metre of land in most suburban …READ MORE
Garden Design for Living
The Garden as a “Room”
Consider your garden spaces
Comparing the garden to a room or series of rooms in a house puts us immediately into familiar territory. We have all, at some point in our lives, either designed or redecorated rooms or entire houses. Garden design can work along the same principles.
Consider, for example, the division of space in a house. We take it for granted that living areas for dining …READ MORE
In Search of Stylish Landscape Design by Robin Shafer
Great landscape design is mix of inspired layout and refined and considered garden styling.
Have you ever wondered what makes you notice a garden and enjoy the space? When you feel a sense of “rightness” or coherency; you understand the story it tells. This is achieved through an intelligent and consistent styling that makes us subconsciously take notice and feel a garden.
What is Garden Style?
A garden design has two main …READ MORE
How Can You Make the Most of Outdoor Space?
Planning an exterior space can feel daunting because with no natural physical divisions in place it can be difficult to envisage where one area might stop and another one start. But Shafer Design’s Robin Shafer says it’s no different than planning an interior space – something which New Zealanders are very comfortable with.
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Style Tips for a Low Maintenance Garden
If your garden was a joy to look at, fun to lounge in, and easy care would it enrich your life? A peaceful retreat from the “busyness “of living can bring peace and serenity to our lives.
Managing our time these …READ MORE
Soil Tips for a Low Maintenance Garden
Healthy, happy soil will make healthy, strong plants for you to enjoy! Attention to their growing environment and Soil preparation is the place to start when creating a low maintenance garden. The time taken to do the groundwork is time well spent, saving you money on failed plants and hours of time further down the track, on second attempts.
Follow the tips below, and your successful garden will bring you joy …READ MORE
Time Poor – You Need a Low Maintenance Garden
If time and lack of experience are the biggest stumbling blocks to starting your garden, then here are a few tips to help you get paper writing service started with your low maintenance garden. Even a low maintenance garden can bring you joy, and respite from the busyness of life; the effort will be paid back tenfold!
But where do I start?
Even a tiny corner becomes a maze of possibilities… …READ MORE
Plants of South Africa
Hi again I’m back! All inspired and ready to fire up the landscape design engines.
I’ve been off running the Big Five Marathon in South Africa since my last blog and enjoyed seven days with runners from all over the world, running amongst the lions and other wild animals on the Entabeni Game Reserve. What a place! I had a second week in the Dolomite Hills near Johannesburg known as the …READ MORE