FULL FRONTAL

With land­scap­ing and a lick of paint, Barry du Bois brings a fa­cade and yard back to life.

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Barry Du Bois brings new life to a front gar­den and fa­cade.

AL­THOUGH THE IN­TE­RIOR of this much-loved fam­ily home had been ren­o­vated, the weatherboard ex­te­rior was look­ing a lit­tle tired. But Barry du Bois knew how to re­fresh it – by pav­ing, paint­ing, restor­ing and re­tain­ing. These projects can be com­pleted by a DIYer.

First, the old cracked front path was re­placed with con­tem­po­rary Tus­can pavers and dec­o­ra­tive pav­ing gravel, set in­side Rip Tuff flex­i­ble gar­den edg­ing, and ex­tended to in­clude a seat­ing area. At the edge of the front gar­den, the Ridgi re­tain­ing wall sys­tem was in­stalled – us­ing con­crete sleep­ers and re­in­forced steel posts re­moves the risk of ter­mites and weather rot. Hav­ing suf­fered wear and tear from weather ex­po­sure, the un­painted tim­ber porch was re­stored with Re­new It, an acrylic for­mula that fills cracks and locks down splin­ters. All weath­er­boards were then cleaned and pre­pared for paint­ing in a mod­ern colour scheme, with a darker con­trast used on the sub­floor.

Catch

7:30pm Fri­day on Cool curves Coastal feel Raw tim­ber fur­ni­ture was painted white. Walk this way af­ter There’s now a clear and dra­matic path leading to the house.

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