The Entrance To Your Home Should Make A Statement

The Entrance To Your Home Should Make A Statement


 

One weekend, a bit of sweat and grunt – and you can completely change the entrance to your home. The front yard is what visitors see first and a shabby driveway or a bank that needs a retaining wall can detract from the overall look and feel of your home.

Whether you’re an avid DIYer, who knows exactly where the shovel is sitting (cause that’s where you left it last weekend) or you’re the person who doesn’t even know if you have one - Amber has a wide range of answers for the outdoors – from clay, concrete or natural stone pavers to retaining wall blocks – and a few days can transform your home from ordinary to extraordinary.

Retaining walls are an easy do-it-yourself landscaping job for even the most inexperienced tradesman and Amber has just released a new product, Deco Blocks, which makes retaining walls a breeze.

The Deco Block uses an innovative interlocking system, each prefaced with natural stone, which slot together easily and securely.
This makes it an ideal solution for DIY garden edges, low retaining walls and feature walls.

The best news is there’s absolutely no skill required – all that’s needed is a level foundation! Simply position the first course of blocks and then overlap the second and third courses on top. The channels automatically align the blocks and then they are filled in with either concrete or crushed rock as needed.

For a higher or load bearing wall, reinforcing is just as easy with metal joints preinstalled to support vertical and horizontal steel rods.

Paving the driveway may not be as simple as building a retaining wall but Amber’s website – www.ambertiles.com.au – has a step-by-step guide for the home handyman.
There is such a wide range of colour and texture options for pavers that an initial visit to an Amber store is probably the best way to start.

Take the measurements of the area you intend to pave so you can have an accurate idea of the cost as there is a major difference in price between natural stone and clay pavers.

If you are going it alone, don’t forget Amber’s staff can answer all your questions – they are there to help you do a professional job.

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