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Guide to Exterior Materials & Finishes for the Home - Part 2 of 2

October 30, 2017
Guide to Exterior Materials & Finishes for the Home - Part 2 of 2

Welcome to Part 2 of your bible of Exterior Materials and Finishes for the Home.

We recently published Part 1 of our Guide to Exterior Materials & Finishes for the Home.

Part 1 of our comprehensive guide takes you through some of the most widely used materials and finishes products on the market such as; roofing, masonry, wall cladding and exterior paint solutions.

In this feature we cover information on Windows & Window Frames, Decorative Screens for Doors, Outdoor Shading, Vertical Gardens and Living Walls.

Plus, we have put together three flat lay mood boards teaming with exterior materials and finishes ideas and inspiration that we hope you find helpful.

These guides have been created to provide you with some of the most common or popular materials and finishes for building your new home or renovating your existing home.

This information will help you to make decisions on how to best upgrade your home’s façade or provide ideas on how to execute your new build home.

You can jump ahead at any time by clicking on the links below.

Decorative Screens for Doors

Outdoor Shading

Windows & Window Frames

Vertical Gardens and Living Walls

Mood Board Inspiration


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Decorative Screens for Doors

Not all security screen doors have to be boring. Decoview have a gorgeous range of laser cut screen doors that are incredibly beautiful and creatively designed. They come in a range of powdercoated colours that provide an extra level of wow factor and keep your property safe and secure while looking stylish, (not like an uninviting steel cage).

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Benefits:

  • Almost endless design possibilities

  • You have a work of art combined with the functionality and benefits of a high security door

  • Made to withstand break-in attacks and the worse the elements can throw at them

  • Made to exceed the Australian AS5039-2008 standards

  • Makes a fantastic first impression and the perfect welcoming finishing touch to any home

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Outdoor Shading

Outdoor blinds and awnings, not only protect your home from the wind and sun, they offer privacy and also make a striking statement. Installing outdoor blinds has many advantages by way of both offering functionality and improving the aesthetic of your home.

Benefits:

  • Outdoor blinds offer flexibility and control over the way you can use your outdoor space. Blinds can be closed to create an extension of your living space or left open to connect to the garden

  • They offer a high level of protection, allowing you to spend time outdoors all year round

  • They can increase the energy efficiency of your home as they reduce heat loss or gain over winter and summer

  • They come in a wide range of materials, colours and fittings

  • They look incredible and add value to your home

To learn more about outdoor shading options, don’t miss our article on Outdoor Shading Solutions.

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Windows & Window Frames

If you are looking to update your home’s windows or specifying new ones, it worth noting the various types of glazing and framing available for fire and storm protection.

Safety should always come first and protecting your home and family is a must. Depending on the location of your property and how vulnerable it is to threat of fire, it will require a product that has a BAL rating.

The BAL rating refers to the levels of bushfire protection. Stegbar have developed and extensively tested premium range of windows and doors certified to meet BAL40 which is one of the highest rated bush fire attack protection levels.

Other companies such a Virdian and Pilkington also offer fire protective glazing solutions.

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Vertical Gardens and Living Walls

Nothing makes a home look more beautiful and welcoming than a touch of greenery. However, depending on the orientation of your property, it can be tricky to keep plants alive due to lack of sunlight or too much sunlight.

Going Green with artificial plants is fast becoming a top trend among those who of us who struggle to keep plants alive. Whether be due to lack of sunlight, time, or money, introducing a gallery of faux plants might just do the trick!

Benefits

  • A vertical garden, hedging or topiary balls at the front of your property can make a striking statement and add value to your home.

  • Available in a range of different plant varieties

  • Design Flexibility

  • Easy installation

  • No maintenance (except for the occasional hose down).

To discover more visit our article Create a Magical Garden with Faux Designer Plants.



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Mood Board Inspiration

Choosing a colour palette for you home can be quite the task. With so many materials and finishes available it can become difficult to them narrow down. Budget will be you’re first port of call when refining your options, but then it comes down to style preference.

To assist you with determining your style preference we have created 3 different flat lay mood boards below to help inspire your selections.

  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Rustic

We have also included a schedule of materials of finishes that list the products and the companies they are available from. We hope this helps you on your journey to refurbishing or building your dream home.


Traditional Materials & Finishes Scheme

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Contemporary Materials & Finishes Scheme

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Rustic Materials & Finishes Scheme

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Traditional Materials & Finishes Scheme Products

Product Type Manufacturer & Supplier Product Name & Colour
1 Door Screen Decoview Mermaid
2 Outdoor Shading DIY Online Blinds Vivid Shade/Bronze/Grey
3 Outdoor Shading DIY Online Blinds Vivid Shade/White
4 Fibre Cement Cladding Cemintal Territory Woodlands/White
5 Composite Wood Cladding Industrie Arc/Parklex Ambar Façade
6 Reconstituted Stone Cladding Boral/PGH Bricks Black Mountain
7 Brick PGH Bricks Mist
8 Concrete Aggregate Wall Cladding Stone Outdoors/Arc Stone Erskine/Shot/Standard
9 Natural Stone Cladding Eco Outdoor Andorra
10 Brick PGH Bricks Urban Metal/Bronze Sheen
11 Brick PGH Bricks Liquorice
12 Concrete Aggregate Arc Stone Ironstone/Honed/Standard
13 Composite Wood Cladding CSP Architectural/Innowood Premium/Lily White/Brushed/Smooth
14 Natural Timber Stacks Panel Wormy Chestnut
15 Powder Coat/Window and Gutter Treatment Dulux/Electro Clean linen
16 Roofing Colorbond/Blue Scope Dune Matt
17 Roof Tile Monier Wild Rice
18 Roof Tile Monier Salt Spray
19 Pebbles Eco Outdoor Bendigo

Contemporary Materials & Finishes Scheme

Product Type Manufacturer & Supplier Product Name & Colour
1 Door Screen Decoview Monstera
2 Outdoor Shading DIY Online Blinds Vivid Shade/Linen/Bronze
3 Outdoor Shading DIY Online Blinds Cotton
4 Roof Tile/Clay Monier Pottery Brown
5 Composite Wood Cladding Industrie Arc/Parklex Bronze Façade
6 Composite Wood Cladding CSP Architectural/Innowood Premium/Urban Oak/Brushed/Smooth
7 Brick PGH Bricks Malt
8 Brick PGH Bricks Pewter
9 Reconstituted Wall Cladding Boral/PGH Bricks Winterhaven/Pro-fit/Alphine/Ledgestone
10 Concrete Aggregate Wall Cladding Stone Outdoors /Arc Stone Franklin/Milled/Standard
11 Concrete Aggregate Wall Cladding Stone Outdoors /Arc Stone Cathedral/Milled/Standard
12 Brick Tile/Clay PGH Bricks Wasabi
13 Powder Coat/Window and Gutter Treatment Dulux/Electro Flat White
14 Natural Timber Stack Panel American Walnut
15 Pebbles Eco Outdoor Himalaya
16 Roofing Colorbond/Blue Scope Basalt Malt
17 Roofing Colorbond/Blue Scope Surfmist Malt
18 Brick PGH Bricks Nero
19 Composite Cladding Cemintel Territory Steppe Alpine 163231
20 Natural Stone Cladding Eco Outdoor Lang Lang

Rustic Materials & Finishes Scheme Products

Product Type Manufacturer & Supplier Product Name & Colour
1 Door Screen Decoview Monstera
2 Outdoor Shading DIY Online Blinds Solar View/Vivid Shade/Black/Beige
3 Outdoor Shading DIY Online Blinds Vivid Shade/White/Grey
4 Roof Tile Monier Mystic Grey
5 Limestone Blockwork Bruhn Stone Ashlar block/Rockface
6 Composite Wood Cladding CSP Architectural/Innowood Premium/Kiwi Black/Brushed, Smooth
7 Brick PGH Bricks Melbourne Blue
8 Reconstituted Wall Cladding Boral/PGH Winterhaven/Pro-fit/Alpine/Ledgestone
9 Roofing - Metal Colorbond/Blue scope Surfmist Matt
10 Roofing - Metal Colorbond/Blue scope Dune Matt
11 Brick PGH Bricks Cenizia
12 Concrete Aggregate Wall Cladding Stone Outdoors/Arc Stone Creswick/Shot/Standard
13 Natural Stone Cladding Eco Outdoor Sancerre
14 Roofing Colorbond/Blue Scope Monument Matt
15 Composite Wood Cladding Industrie Arc/Parklex Copper Facade
16 Timber Stack Panel Recycled Messmate
17 Powder Coat/Window and Gutter Treatment Dulux/Electro Venerable Silver
18 Fibre Cement Cladding Cemintel Territory Steppe Montane 163233
19 Pebbles Eco Outdoor Gloss Black/Anvil
20 Stone Edging Cladding Eco Outdoor Roda
21 Fibre Cement Cladding Cemintel Territory Steppe Tundra 163232

Read More: Part 1 Guide to Exterior Materials & Finishes for the Home.


We hope you found this article helpful. If you are ready to start building your wish list of products, then be sure to check out our Building products or Outdoor Living ranges.


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Following images - decoview.com.au | installaveranda.cim.au | benwalkerarchitects.com.au | designerplants.com.au

Flay Lay Photography by Julia Chapman (Graphic Designer) | Materials & Finishes Selections by Sarah Radhanauth (Interior Designer) | Mood Boards put together by Sarah Radhanauth & Jessica Hancock (emerging Interior Decorator).