Roof top refurbishment

The 13 storey Melbourne city complex, Fawkner Towers, was in need of a refurbishment to the popular roof top areas. The dated terracotta tiles were no longer in-line with the evolving atmosphere, and a change had to be made.

When landscaping “goes green”

Going green with your landscaping has many benefits. It keeps set-up and maintenance costs down, it looks beautiful and remains this way for a very long time without the need for constant maintenance. (more…)

Porous Paving: A Win-Win for Your Hardscaping

With summer only a few months away, you’re probably thinking of sprucing up your outdoor space, especially your hardscape. Often, the design of the hardscape is just as fundamental as the house itself.


Commercial Paving by StoneSet

Are you a school, hospital, commercial centre with a car park or paved area which is in need of an update? In that case you might want to install pavement that uses locally sourced recycled or reclaimed materials, and that is handicap accessible.


6 Things To Consider When Building a Pool in Your Backyard

What To Consider Before Building A Pool At Your Property

Swimming pools are a great addition to homes. Not only do they provide fun and healthy entertainment for the whole family, but they also add great value to the home.

Planning on having one built in your backyard? Here are some things to consider:

1. Research and Create a Portfolio

If you’ve wanted a swimming pool in your backyard for the longest time, then you might have collected photos of what you want yours to look like. This will give the builder you choose an idea of what you’re interested in, as well as allow them to suggest what they think suits best for your needs and preferences.

2. Establish a Budget and Stay within That Limit

Pools are a great investment; however, you have to set a limit as to how much you’re willing to spend on them. From the builders and materials to potential future maintenance costs, you should be able to make an estimate from there and adjust as you go along talking to contractors.


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3. Choose the Right Builders

Choosing a credible contractor may be taxing, but it will surely pay off in the end. Try and gather as much as you can and go from there. Check their credibility through past client testimonials, as well as portfolios so you can make sure of their capabilities.

4. Pick Your Pool Material

You can use different materials for your swimming pool: fibreglass and concrete are the most popular choices these days.

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5. Select Your Pool Surrounds Materials

Apart from the specific pool build materials, you’ll also have to consider the ground that surrounds the pool itself, as slippery portions can be a significant safety hazard. Porous paving, such as the ones used for driveway resurfacing, can create a great seamless finish for your pool surrounds. The benefit is that it’s slip-resistant, unaffected by chlorine, and it also provides a soft underfoot, so it’s comfortable to walk on barefoot. Rounded pebbles are the best choice for this purpose.

6. Check Permits and Regulations From Your Local Council

Lastly, don’t forget to consider local building codes, insurances and regulations. These are some of the most important things to remember about building pools. Plus, as much as possible, try to be energy efficient and eco-friendly. Not only can this help save you money, but also help save the environment. Pool construction trends, such as porous pavements, are widely used now as they have a positive impact on the environment.


By introducing a pool to your block of land you will also have to consider your hard to soft landscape ratio. A pool is classed as hard landscaping and therefore the size may be restricted by the council. By using a permeable paving system around your pool can not only help improve your chances of getting the pool approved by the council but will also allow you to have the size and shape pool you have dreamed of.

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Pave the Way to an Eco-Friendly Driveway

If you always wanted to replace your driveway and are considering an asphalt or old concrete in its place, better think twice.