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synthetic Turf for landscapes in Bundaberg

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Synthetic turf is fast becoming popular with residents in Bundaberg. Often choosing to use synthetic turf in shady areas, areas where normal turf just wont handle the traffic, or tired of mowing the lawn every week or two. Then your … Continue reading

Concrete pool renovations, Bundaberg

This week we’ve been working on a Pool renovation where the pool was around 15-20 years old. Still very solid, just a little tired and dated. The client had the option of Pebble or Quatrzon interior and after some deliberation choose 2-3 mm pebble in Champagne which give a soft turquoise water appearance.

 

In preparing the pool for its new finish the existing coping papers were removed and relevelled which some slight imperfections required removing. Same for the tile band which was removed completely then squared up and a new tile band was installed prior to finishing the coping tile. This tile match the pool surrounds and had the front edge nosed to soften the look and feel. Using vitreous tiles makes this possible as the biscuit of the tile is the same from top to bottom of the tile.

The interior required jack hammering under the waterline to allow a smooth transition up the wall, then all other areas required to be sparrow pecked to give a good bond to the entire finish. Then the floor was sanded and pressure cleaning before applying a bonding coat prior to the final pool finish.

Day has come and the pool interior is to be applied.. quick slurry over the base and pebble is applied just like new… then the pool is filled, water tested and its all complete.. looks far more like a modern new pool… pics of finished pool still to come as its still filling as we speak.. keep and eye out for that.

by Peter Moller.. Lifestyle solutions centre, 78 Mt Perry Road North Bundaberg.. http//:www.lifestylesolutions.com.au

 

Woodfire Ovens cooking Demonstration, Bundaberg

Learn all you need to know about how to get the most out of a “Woodfire Oven” at the cooking demonstration at Lifestyle Solutions Centre 78 Mt Perry Road, north Bundaberg.

pizza oven ready to fire

Joel will show you how to get the best results, tips and hints on how to get the best results, the best tasting and best looking food from you Woodfire Oven… often called a Pizza Oven. They are so much more than just a pizza oven as you can cook so many different foods with the flavour being retained in the food.

The oven Joel will be using is on caster so you can move them around to the best spot.. if its windy out of the wind, out of the rain, and in this case we have a huge 5.5m radius umbrella from “Planet Shades” installed right near the oven. You can rotate the umbrella 360 degrees so you’ll never be there burning in the sun.

Keep your eyes open in the coming weeks as we give you more details on whats happening at the Demonstration on 26th November 2011. Let us know if you are coming by registering on http://www.facebook.com/lifestylecentre or call 4155 5500 for up to date info.

We look forward to seeing you there.

by Peter Moller, Lifestyle Solutions Centre, Bundaberg

6 Key Factors for Succesful Pool Construction, Bundaberg

6 Key factors to Succesful Pool Construction.

Building a pool is a large investment, so you must consider 6 key factors to ensure you maximise your investment while enhancing the appeal and usability of the area surrounding your new pool.

1/   When you are serious about including a Pool in your entertaining area to your home you should seek professional advise to produce the best design based on your needs and expectations all in keeping with the style and feel of your home. It’s not only to design the pool, but to encompass the complete design with pool and landscaping design as without the complete design your project will often  fail to deliver the enjoyment, entertainment and satisfaction you desire. The company you choose to design and Build your pool must be a good listener, and have a wide range of experience to collate your ideas then provide solutions enriched by their experience. Look at the complete solution and how the design will flow through from the home and enhance your investment. Rarely is the cheapest design the best solution, so look past the initial investment to the  long term effects on the useability and sale-ability etc …

2/  Identify how you will use the pool & who will use the pool… is it for entertainment, fitness & health, family enjoyment, learning to swim, or just cooling off on hot summer days. Every style requires different consideration in the design. Think carefully and remember not to focus on how the pool is used right now for say “young children” as they will grow up and often shallow areas can be a waste of space as their needs change… for instance a seat 500mm deep is a better option than a large wading area to learn confidence in water etc..

3/  Locate the pool fencing so as not to distract from the usability of the pool… consider visual appeal by using Glass, use dark colours for less visual intrusion, and locate the fence so as not to divide the area into unusable areas… consider where you need the space and place the fence accordingly.

4/  when you have settled on a design for the entire project have it drawn up to scale to be certain the Design will work… better to do this now than strike problems when you start constructions.

5/  Running costs for you pool must be included in the design…choose new Variable flow pumps to cut your running costs.. eg.. Zodiac E pumps and remember OFF peak power, Pool blanket to prevent chemical & water evaporation, while also including storm water diverter to direct water to your pool.

6/  consider options to heat your pool with either Solar Pool heating or a Heat pump. Solar heating often extends your swimming season by 2-4 months and heat pumps allow year round swimming. When you enjoy swimming and entertaining around the pool, heating is well worth the investment.

Call the team at Lifestyle Solutions Centre 78 Mt Perry Road, Nth Bundaberg or check the website for ideas at http://www.lifestylesolutions.net.au …. better to discuss now and iron out any unforseen issues than arrive at construction with challanges that can be difficult to resolve.

by Peter Moller, Lifestyle Solutions, Bundaberg.

6 ways to get the most from Solar Pool heating..bundaberg

6 Ways to get the most from Solar Pool heating… in Bundaberg.

Zane Solar collector near Solar Hot water system

1/   Check the lint filter which will be installed in line near the pool pump as this will effect to flow to the Solar Collectors on the roof. Just unscrew the end and pull out the stainless steel gauze filter , then wash off with a hose. Without this filter your solar collector will block and cause further problems.

2/  Check the top out temperature which determines the targeted temperature for the system…if this is set too low the system will not achieve the maximum heat transfer. Raise this temperature to 28 degrees and your heating system will operate until you reach the higher temp.

3/  Check the collector on the roof to see how dusty it is… grab a soft broom and a hose and give it a clean down so you get the most from the available heat.

4/  Install a pool blanket and go for the better quality ones to both retain most heat and absorb extra heat.. often up to 3-4 degrees, with some manufacturers claiming more this is on the conservative side.

5/  Check for overhanging branches both on the pool and over the roof where the collector is installed to remove potential shade and there fore heat transfer…in short trim them up out of the way.. more sunlight, more heat. Sometimes when this is not possible and the system becomes less efficient adding a small heat pump may be the only solution when you want to extend your swimming season.

6/   When you are serious about extending you swimming season look at installing more collector to get the most form the system… using  the existing circulation system then adding collector will be FREE heating as its cost no more than you are already paying.

These are some of the best ways to improve the efficiency of your existing Solar Pool heating system. When you want more heat in your pool consider adding a heatpump which are becoming far more affordable. Use the FREE heat you get from the Solar then adding a heat pump will allow you to swim 365 days a year especially when there is no sunlight.  This will minimise the normal costs that would be involved with Heat Pump only installations.

Zane Solar Centre Bundaberg is Located at Lifestyle Solutions Centre 78 Mt Perry Road, Nth Bundaberg. When you have some questions about how you can heat your pool, call us or drop by to discuss your particular situation.

written by Peter Moller from Zane Solar Centre Bundaberg, located at Lifestyle Solutions Centre 78 Mt Perry Road Nth Bundaberg.

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Pool and landscaping project designs in Bundaberg

Hello again its a wet saturday here in Bundaberg so its back in the office today… great opportunity to catchup with clients who are flat out during the week, running here and there and just dont have the time.. You … Continue reading

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Innovative Building Trades Display Centre, Bundaberg

Fast becoming the Hub for Innovative building trade business who focus on custom design solutions for your next building Project. The Lifestyle Solutions Centre at 78 Mt Perry Road in North Bundaberg is where you can find an ever increasing … Continue reading

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Best practise for Pool copings in Bundaberg Pools

Ever noticed how the pavers of a pool are loose, drummy…not fixed to the pool shell. noticed the grout is pitted and eaten away. Often there are simple methods to use to solve these issues by following closely the Best … Continue reading

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Architects of your lifestyle

SO much going on at “Lifestyle solutions centre” in recent times to enhance the experience clients receive when they visit the Lifestyle Solutions Centre. Only last week  on site cooking demonstrations with “Woodfire Ovens” were planned on a  soon to … Continue reading

Composite timber decking to courtyard in Bundaberg

Transforming this simple grassed backyard into a stunning and functional entertaining areas required a vision of the clients needs for the use of this area. This is the look af the area before the Lifestyle Solutions Landscaping team started construction.

Where composite decking is to be placed a concrete base is required, then exposed agg laid either side of the decking. Then view the landscaping as its complete to see what a complete transition this had made to the entertaining area. Also very functional in wet weather as its no longer a boggy mess.

See how the composite decking is fixed with the cleva clips that fix between the boards not from on top.. so there is no nails to putty up..

Overall very impressive finish to the project… check out the final video.

Thanks to all the Team at Lifestyle Solutions in Bundaberg for an awesome job.

http://www.lifestylesolutions.net.au