Decked out for summer
DIY builders can find discount pavers under the Timber, Bricks and Tiles section.
FOR many homeowners spring is the season to create new living space in the home, and for many this is an outdoor area. Patios and decks come under close scrutiny in the search for a low-cost solution to extending homes and enjoying the summer months.
Given the numerous materials used for constructing patios and decks, the
Weekend Shopper has a number of categories offering DIY building items. Both the Timber Bricks and Tiles and the Building Materials/Renovations sections offer a vast range of discounted items for the avid DIY builder.
Freedom Patios office manager, Lyn Skews, said before commencing any building residents needed to check where drainage is on their property and whether there were building restrictions in place.
“People need to check with the local council and make sure they don’t build too close to their boundaries,” Ms Skews said.
“The other things to consider are design – which our sales people are trained to do - and budget. Our patios start at $3000.”
DIY builders can find discount pavers under the Timber, Bricks and Tiles section, which often sell for rockbottom prices. Shoppers can purchase them for as little as $10/sq m providing they aren’t too fussy about the colour. Sometimes they are sold per tile, but usually by the square. Many seconds are free if you are prepared to visit the seller and remove them yourself.
Similarly, colourbond roof sheeting, aluminium lengths and awnings can all be procured at bargain prices depending upon size, condition and age.
DIYers preparing to build an enclosed outdoor area should also check under the Doors, Windows and Fittings category for a range of discount doors including security, French, glass and sliding, as well as a selection of windows. Many of these items are also giveaways.
For the innovative creator, there’s no reason a stylish outdoor area can’t be constructed for around $1000. Happy building.