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How to Create Your Own Undercover Area

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How to Create Your Own Undercover Area

Australia is blessed with abundant sunshine, but this can also be a curse. In order to protect your skin from the harsh UV rays and to keep cool in the summer outdoors, you will need a shaded area.

There are many ways to create a shaded area outside your home. Umbrellas, shade sails and pergolas are great options. However, when planning you should always remember that a permanent structure may need council planning permission.

Think about the use of the space before you begin to build. If it’s just for seating then this will be simple, but if you plan to barbeque beneath it then you will need to use sturdier materials for the roof and supports.

The flooring is also important to consider. One great option is to use sandstone pavers because they are durable and are easy to keep in good condition. Simply hose them down and they will be as good as new.

Source: http://www.lifestyle.com.au/gardening/tips-on-creating-an-undercover-area.aspx

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