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The Varying Roofing Materials and Their Uses

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 11:15 pm

A roof depends greatly on what it is made out of. The materials used to construct it will determine what kind of building it is best suited for, its lifespan and how much it will cost. This post looks at some common roof types.

Metal Roofs

Areas where moisture and precipitation occur may benefit from a metal roof. However, metal roofs can be more expensive than other roof types, and copper or lead structures may be targeted by thieves. Copper, steel or aluminium structures have the advantage of being highly wind, sun and rain resistant, which offers a lifespan of around 50 years.


Shingles are a specific material and more a construction style, using overlapping elements, such as roofing tiles made from; wood, slate, ceramic, fibreglass, asphalt and asbestos cement. Although an attractive and cost-effective option, shingles require regular maintenance to combat moss build-up, and need sufficient ventilation due to the overlapping design.

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Giant Parasols And Umbrellas

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

A great way to keep the unwanted sunlight or rainy weather off of your sitting area. Large parasols and umbrellas are a functional and attractive way of adding a protective layer above an extended surface area.

Usually considered over the traditional static outdoor gazebo or hut style outdoor covers. They are increasingly used by businesses and for personal use. There are many modern designs that add style to an outdoor space, as well as being functional. With improved internal parts to enable ease of use and structural stability over traditional umbrella designs.

With added lighting or heating systems, designed for use underneath the umbrella, a truly unique and comfortable space can be created outdoors.

Many large parasols are also moveable and able to be erected in different locations. They can provide cover nearly anywhere. A great choice for a restaurant, pub, café or outdoor event.

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A Hard Top Gazebo for a Superb Seating Area

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 2:50 pm

If you benefit from a having a large garden then opting to install a hard top gazebo can be a good decision. Theses gazebos tend to be made of wood and they offer a superb amount of protection from the rain and sun.

You’re guaranteed a nice seating area below a hard top gazebo, and it means your furniture can be left out in the garden without being damaged by various weather conditions. A chiminea can compliment this seating area in the winter months, and it means you can relax and enjoy the surroundings of your garden whether it’s autumn, winter, spring or summer.

A paved patio or a decking is the ideal base for a hard top gazebo but the installation does require physical work. Footings will need to be dug so that the gazebo remains in a secure position all year round, and it can involve digging around a metre below the surface.

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Waterproof Gazebos for a Party in Spring

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 9:25 pm

A waterproof gazebo is a heroic feature for a garden party in Spring. There are so many different aspects that can ruin a party and rain has to be top of the list. With a waterproof gazebo you won’t have drenched guests who have to make their way into your living room.


The party can remain outdoors while sides can be rolled down for a completely dry atmosphere. The only problem with a waterproof gazebo is that it can actually get quite stuffy inside, especially if it raining while the weather is still warm.

Spring is often a moth a months of surprise weather and hopefully the wind and rain stays calm for your party but if it doesn’t you know you can always rely on a waterproof gazebo.

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Hot Tub Gazebos

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

Gazebos are a great piece of garden furniture, they can be used for a variety of different reasons, but one which is particularly interesting are hot-tub gazebos. These are really good for two reasons. Firstly, it allows you some protection from weather, helping to stop wind, water, and also helping to contain some of the heat generated by the hot-tub. Secondly, it helps to improve your hot-tub experience; it turns what would otherwise be a hot-tub in the open, into a hot-tub with its own space, making the whole experience feel more inclusive. This might not be for everyone, particularly those who enjoy their hot-tubs while being able to stare up at the sky.


While this is a great way to use a gazebo, there are other ways in which you can use them for your garden furniture. They are ideal way for you to create a semi-permanent area, perhaps with other garden furniture like a table and set of chairs, and enjoy yourself in your garden, without having to worry about rain, or too much sun.

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