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New Zealand's top home & outdoor shows

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Aug 14, 2019 10:47:00 AM

Outdoor living is interwoven into the fabric of kiwi culture. Did a summer even happen if there wasn't some backyard cricket (BYC to those in the know), an epic roadie or an absolute earwig of a summer song released by Six60 or Drax Project?

Many of these memories centre around hanging out with friends and the backyard is the perfect spot to create a memorable summer. Chances are you've wanted to make some upgrades to your outdoor area but you either struggle to find the inspiration or lack the motivation, and this is where going to one of New Zealand's home and outdoor shows can help.

Dotted throughout the year and across the country there are several major events to choose from. Each is well timed to give you the information and inspiration you need to get your backyard or outdoor area up to scratch before next summer.

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Topics: outdoor entertaining, outdoor trends, adding value to your investment

Why an outdoor fireplace gives a development the edge

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Jul 15, 2019 11:44:48 AM


With the increasingly competitive nature of the residential property market, being conscious of which trends can help increase show home appeal is an important aspect of the art of attracting new home buyers. 

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Topics: outdoor fireplaces, outdoor fireplace, custom outdoor fireplaces, designer outdoor fireplace, adding value to your investment

New Zealand's hottest outdoor design trends

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Jun 25, 2019 8:47:38 AM


Winter is the best time of year to invest some time and resources into revamping your outdoor area before summer arrives. Yes the days may be shorter and the desire to sit inside and enjoy a Netflix series may be high, but the effort you put into your outdoor space in winter will pay dividends when it comes to that first gathering in the sunshine.

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Topics: outdoor entertaining, outdoor trends

7 ways an outdoor fireplace can increase your income

Posted by Charlie Lawry on May 12, 2019 7:41:58 PM


An outdoor fireplace is a great addition to almost any home. It creates a focal point for friends and family to gather around, while creating everlasting memories before the flickering flames.

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Topics: outdoor fireplace, outdoor fireplace nz, designer outdoor fireplace, adding value to your investment

How to improve your existing outdoor area

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Apr 5, 2019 1:59:35 PM



Outdoor living areas are a huge selling point for a home, they are often the focal point for those dinner parties and family BBQs. When done right, a well-styled outdoor area can help a home stand out and really set it apart from others. We want to help you create a beautiful space that can be utilised all year round - not just in the middle of summer!

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Topics: outdoor fireplaces, outdoor fireplace nz, custom ourdoor fireplaces, outdoor entertaining, outdoor trends

Hottest Outdoor Trendz for 2019

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Mar 4, 2019 8:50:07 AM

Summer has been a real treat this year with record high temperatures and sunny days making most parts of the country experience a balmy few months. In this blog, we look at some of the must-have hottest trends for outdoor entertaining as well as the hottest must-haves for 2019.

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Topics: outdoor entertaining, outdoor trends

Finding the best location to place your Outdoor Fireplace

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Jan 31, 2019 9:16:36 AM

An outdoor fireplace will add both character and value to your home, but finding the right location for your outdoor fireplace is one of the most important decisions to make. You may already have a location in mind that lends itself perfectly to a fireplace. But could that location detract from something else, like the views or accessibility?

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Topics: outdoor fireplaces, outdoor entertaining

Kiwi Christmas sorted with our top pick BBQ dishes you can even cook on your outdoor fireplace!

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Dec 17, 2018 10:19:40 AM

Growing up in New Zealand, the festive season is an exciting time of year for family and friends. Whether you celebrate at the beach, bach or in the backyard on Christmas Day a BBQ is a good old New Zealand Christmas tradition by firing up the barbecue and staying out of the kitchen as much as possible.

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Topics: outdoor fireplaces, outdoor entertaining

Outdoor fireplace finishes for the ultimate WOW factor?

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Nov 26, 2018 9:11:59 AM


Choosing the right outdoor fireplace 'body' is the start of your choices for your dream outdoor fireplace. This creates the main shape for your fireplace and can help dictate which finishing touches can be added. But the thing most people care about is the finishes.

Some fireplace finishes are available directly from Trendz Outdoors, meaning your fireplace arrives almost ready to go. Others require a specialist to help get that perfect look. In this article, we'll look at which options are available from our factory, and which you'll need to sort once the fireplace is in position.

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Topics: outdoor fireplaces, Fireplace Installation

Top 5 reasons why people are adding a fireplace to their outdoor area

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Oct 17, 2018 3:29:07 PM

There are many reasons why adding an outdoor fireplace to your backyard can be a great idea.

Not only can it bring that “wow” factor, but it can also help increase your home's value, not to mention it is also a current trend with many new outdoor entertaining areas. Whether you prefer gas burning or a wood burning fire, adding this focal point can you give you some unexpected benefits. Aside from making your home more valuable, both financially and in terms of your social enjoyment, having an outdoor fireplace can have a whole bunch of other benefits that you may not have realised.

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Topics: designer outdoor fireplace, outdoor entertaining