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Charlie Lawry

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Top 6 fire pit designs on the market

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Feb 11, 2020 9:52:28 AM


If you are looking to build a new home one thing is for sure, indoor-outdoor flow is key when it comes to deciding on the final layout and design. Take a look at any building company and their new build options.

Functional and well utilised outdoor spaces are now a must-have no matter if you are located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the town or a quiet rural oasis. Everyone wants their own outdoor haven. Throw in a Fire Pit and you’ve got yourself a spot you can enjoy all year round.

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Topics: fire pit, steel fire pit, steel fire pits

How to create new summer memories in the backyard

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Jan 14, 2020 1:50:00 PM


Sunshine, bbq's, backyard cricket, ice-cream melting down your hand, a garden full of wildflowers and quality time spent with family and friends are only a few ways to describe a good old Kiwi summer.

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Topics: pizza oven, fire pit, outdoor fireplaces, outdoor entertaining

Top outdoor fireplace trends for 2020

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Dec 13, 2019 12:06:41 PM

2019 brought many changes in outdoor style trends and an increased focus on improving the value of properties. As places like Auckland and Queenstown rocketed in price it became challenging to give one premium property an edge over others in the eyes of buyers.

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

Choosing the right fire pit

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Oct 21, 2019 7:56:30 AM


Fire Pits are a great centrepiece to any outdoor space. Portable, easy to dismantle and ideal for smaller entertaining areas; they provide heat but a new generation of Fire Pits also offer some form of cooking feature too. This added functionality means you're no longer relegated to roasting marshmallows as your edible entertainment and can, instead, cook entire meals while sitting around enjoying the warmth.

With cheap Fire Pits readily available and more luxurious options entering the market we want to share a few things you should consider before buying a Fire Pit. After all, spending a few hundred dollars on a cheap one may not seem like a lot but it's gone up in smoke if you never use your Fire Pit because it's not fit for purpose.

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Topics: fire pit, steel fire pit

What to expect when buying a pizza oven kit

Posted by Charlie Lawry on Sep 17, 2019 1:04:17 PM

Pizza ovens come in many shapes and sizes but a pizza oven kit is commonly made up of only 4 simple elements: 
Chimney, Oven dome, Oven floor and Base. 

These elements are often made from different materials, and should be as they each play a different role in creating the perfect pizza oven.

There are several kits on the market for building your own pizza oven and they range in complexity and quality. In this article we'll compare two different kits, and explain what you can expect to do when buying each type of kit.

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Topics: pizza oven, pizza oven kit, wood-fired pizza oven

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.

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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