Tips for Refreshing Exterior Floors and Paving

Take advantage of the Builders Promotion on exterior paint to refresh your outdoor floors and paving.

Lay a Decorative Brick Path

We are a month away from spring and the start of the rainy season in Gauteng, which means it is the best time for outdoor projects such as laying a decorative brick path.


The Many Uses for a High Pressure Washer

With everyone finding ways to use our natural resources more efficiently, investing in a high pressure washer makes a lot of sense and here is why.

How to Lay a Composite or Wooden Deck over a Concrete Slab

Don't live with an ugly concrete slab for your patio when it is so easy to turn it into an attractive deck that will enhance your outdoor living.

What are the Best Tiles for Outdoor Use?

When selecting tiles for outdoor use, several safety factors need to be taken into consideration before you buy.

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Ways to Make a Concrete Slab Patio Look Great

An easy and inexpensive solution for a patio or entertainment area, there are plenty of ways to make a concrete slab look great.

An Affordable Solution for a Patio, Path or Walkway

For those planning some improvements in the garden, these paving moulds will provide an easy and affordable solution

The Pros and Cons of Artificial Lawn or Grass

Having installed artificial lawn in my garden over 10 years ago, I am a big fan of the product, but like anything else, there are pros and cons to installing artificial lawn or grass.

Make A Walkway Using Reclaimed Pallet Wood

Whether it's to get from one area of the garden to another or just as a decorative feature, this reclaimed pallet walkway is a quick project that won't cost you much.

Circular Bricks Designs for Gardens

Create a stunning feature in the garden with one of these circular brick designs - easy to do and not that expensive either.

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Paint a Concrete Slab to Make it Look Pretty

A concrete slab is an affordable way to add flooring for a patio or outdoor entertainment area, and there are ways to make it look pretty and not just like a slab of concrete!

Lay a concrete path

Is you existing paving cracked and unsightly? Or are you wearing a muddy path through the lawn? The easiest and most affordable solution is to lay a concrete path.

Concrete edging

Make your own concrete edging for flower beds and borders. This easy weekend project will add interest and pattern to any garden.

Repair dips and bumps in paving or driveway

Two years ago I made changes to the driveway at my front entrance. To do this a large shrub had to be removed. After heavy rains last summer a dip started to appear in the paving that needed to be repaired.

Prominent Paints paving paint adds curb appeal

It has been over a year now since I laid new paving down when making changes to the front entrance at my house. Time to add a coat of paint to dress the bricks and add curb appeal. This was an easy project with Prominent Paints paving paint in Terracotta.

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Mosaic stepping stones

Making your own mosaic stepping stones is a great way to introduce some colour and pattern into a garden. You can easily modify the design to create your own unique mosaic stepping stones.


Drainage solution for waterlogged gardens

If your garden has drainage problems, here's an easy way to allow for water run off and add a decorative touch at the same time by adding a pebble drainage bed.


Lay a paver path

If you need to add a paved area to your garden, here is a step-by-step project that will guide you through the process of laying paving bricks and finishing off.


Spoil yourself with a high-pressure washer

A high-pressure washer is one of those items that you don't really know how much you need it until you own one!


Pebble and rock river bed for garden drainage

Many gardens have some sort of drainage issue; drain pipes that don't carry water away from the foundations, areas that become waterlogged during the rainy season, and a myriad of other reasons.

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Make your own paving bricks or slabs

You can use moulds to make your own paving blocks or pave stones for landscaping projects. Save money by casting concrete for paths and walkways, laying a driveway or flooring for a patio or entertainment area.

Pave outdoor entertainment area

The newly paved outdoor area is designed to provide more open space for seating and raise the level of the ground to allow for water drainage problems.

Concrete stepping stones

Making your own stepping stones is a quick and easy project. It takes 48 hours to make one stepping stone, but if you have access to the materials needed, you can make up more than one at a time. 

Use reclaimed materials for garden paths

We have looked at ideas and using reclaimed timber and wood pallet for furniture and other indoor projects, but what about using reclaimed materials for garden paths and walkways. Here are some ideas for using reclaimed materials in the garden. 

Design a decorative side pathway

If your garden is anything like mine, at the far end of my house the side path is used as a dumping ground. Here's how to lay a decorative gravel and paved path that looks good and enhances your outdoor area.

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Low maintenance garden design

As climate change wreaks havoc on gardens, with high temperatures and either low or high rainfall, designing a low-maintenance garden makes a lot of sense.

10 Delightful options for garden paths

Creating an interesting garden path of walkway is just one of the ways to add interest, texture, colour and sensual delight to a garden.

DIY zig-zag garden path

Make this eye-catching zig-zag garden path in a weekend and dress up a walkway or side garden. You can get these small concrete pavers at your local Builders Warehouse, as well as all the supplies you need for this project.

Paint a concrete slab or patio

There's no reason why you can't paint a design onto a concrete slab or patio, in fact, painting concrete is a quick and easy way to update a boring concrete slab.

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Lay an informal garden path

When most people think of laying a pathway with bricks, pavers or stones, they instantly envision days of labour. Well, this project is perfect for beginners and can be completed in just one day.

Ideas for paths and walkways

If you have the opportunity to get your hands on reclaimed bricks , these make a wonderful rustic path as opposed to a more formal path using new paving bricks.

Improve outdoor spaces with pavers

With so many options to choose from for enhancing an outdoor living space, cement pavers allow you to create a beautiful space on a budget, and outdoor spaces are just as important as indoors.

Benefits of a concrete patio

With more decorative options than ever before, concrete patios are attracting homeowners who want an outdoor surface that offers the ultimate in design versatility. Concrete patios also have the edge when it comes to durability and low maintenance.

Garden boardwalk with style

Make a boardwalk for your garden using fence palings or scaffolding planks. This is a nice solution for a home with young children and pets that like to play in the garden - mess gets left outside.

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An outdoor sanctuary with tile

Turn your outdoor sanctuary into an attractive spot where you can entertain and celebrate with friends and family in pure alfresco bliss.

Lay an informal gravel path

What's the point of a well-maintained garden if trying to get around it means trampling the marigolds and leaving your paw prints in the perfectly clipped lawn?

Pavement perfection

You have a beautiful house, with a lovely garden and a nice paved driveway, but all your guests notice when they arrive, is the dull, ugly pavement that welcomes them to your home.

Lay a brick pathway

You don't need heavy equipment and a week of work to lay an attractive and durable path. We designed this one for simplicity and ease of construction. It's made from old street pavers and granite cobbles set on a sand bed.

Plant up a pathway

Not all paths and walkways have to be straight and narrow. A meandering pathway or a combination of pavers and plants can soften and otherwise hard gardenscape.

Add curb appeal

Just as your home makes a statement about who you are and what you value, so do the patios, walkways and driveways that connect your home to the outside world.

Top Reasons to Buy Powered Wheelbarrows

It’s time you bring agility to your day-to-day gardening or construction chores with a powered wheelbarrow.

What to Avoid When Designing an Outdoor Patio

Here’s a few basic tips and tricks for you to keep in mind as you design an outdoor patio.

Is Composite Decking an Eco-Friendly Option?

In this article, we take a look at what makes composite decking environmentally-friendly.

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