When it comes to landscape architecture, designers are consistently tasked with creating a balance between the needs and wants of the public, as well as the limitations of the environment in which they are working.
Category: Homeowner - New Builds
Porous paving is a technology from the 1800s that’s finally beginning to see some major use in Australia. This paving is essentially concrete, but without the fine sand and particulate matter that normally fills in the gaps to make it completely solid.
Expressing pride and the individual nature of your home with StoneSet is a trend being led by residents of the hills district in Sydney. Taking advantage of this relatively new and innovative way to harness the modern paving technology of binding loose stone with Polyurethane resin.
We’re often asked, what allowance does StoneSet receive for ‘porosity’ with Councils, specifically in regard to hard to soft landscaping ratios. In this project video, we speak with a home owner in Ku Ring Gai council who has just completed an immaculate build.
We take a deeper dive into the world of concrete sealers and driveway maintenance. Particularly relevant for homeowners looking at investing in a new exposed aggregate driveways. StoneSet’s 10 year warranty of no loose stone means you save thousands of dollars avoiding maintenance and re-sealing programs.
Outdoor living areas like outdoor rooms, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, swimming pools, and hot tubs continue to grow in popularity. An essential part of these spaces is what’s underfoot. “Just as you wouldn’t buy a car without the tires, your clients aren’t getting a proper outdoor area without some beautiful hardscaping to pull it all together,” affirms an article from Total Landscape Care. These amenities can net a 75% return on investment when a house sells.
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.