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If you’re thinking about making some improvements to your home, then landscaping may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet with the right design, you can almost create a brand-new yard!

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If you’re building a new home from scratch, or perhaps you’re renovating your outdoor area, you may be considering the use of stone wall cladding for your fencing and al fresco dining areas.

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Pavers are a great way to turn your backyard into a functional and usable space. Whether your yard is completely lawn and your furniture keeps sinking into the dirt, or you’ve grown tired of your brick patio, pavers can bring new life to your property.

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Whether you’re installing a walkway to your pool, or re-landscaping your entire backyard, pavers are a great way to combine function and beauty for your property - and they’ll keep your feet from getting muddy.

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Have you fallen in love with the look and feel of granite pavers? If so, you might be wondering how you can incorporate them into your home and lifestyle

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Many homeowners seek to add charm to their properties by laying paving stones on their driveways, patios, walkways and pool decks.

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When it comes to outdoor entertaining, a patio is a fantastic choice. These spaces offer plenty of room for an outdoor setting, a barbeque, an outdoor lounge setting, pot plants and anything else that you want to enjoy.

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Your choice of outdoor paving material is one of the most important decisions for your home’s landscaping – it can add colour, texture and pattern to your garden.

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Whether you have decided to use them in a walkway or driveway, the correct installation of granite pavers is essential for ensuring that the area is durable and withstands heavy traffic.

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When choosing outdoor paving for a project, the cost is likely to be one of your first considerations.

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How long will a Galvanised Gabion Basket Last?

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Geoff Burke and his team at Geoff Burke Pools, Tennis Courts and Landscapes have designed and constructed this exceptional landscape.

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If you are thinking about using stone pavers in an upcoming project, such as the creation of a brand new patio area or renovating a bathroom, you might be a little worried about discolouration.

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Do you live in the Lysterfield area and are you looking for high quality pavers that can be used in your upcoming home improvement project?

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Have you been searching for a high quality stone paving solution in the Malvern area and so far come up short?

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One of the biggest frustrations of living in Toorak is finding a stone supplier who can provide you with high quality materials that match the opulence of your home. Fortunately, Yarrabee & Castlemaine is well equipped to meet all of your stone paving needs.

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Do you live in the Point Cook area and have you been searching for a reputable stone supplier who can provide you with high quality products that will stand the test of time?

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Do you live in the Beaconsfield area and have you been searching for a local stone supplier who can provide you with high quality products? Well, the search is over with Yarrabee & Castlemaine!

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Even though the suburb of Eltham is quite a beautiful place to make your home, it can be quite problematic when you want to make improvements to the property because it seems to be so far out.

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Have you been searching the Berwick area for a stone supplier who is able to supply you with high quality natural materials without dropping off the face of the earth shortly after?

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If you have been looking for a reputable stone supplier in the Camberwell area who stocks only the highest quality products on the market, you should look no further than Yarrabee & Castlemaine.

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Do you live in the Glen Iris area and have you been thinking about undertaking a home improvement project? Would you love to use natural pavers but think they cost too much or are worried about finding high quality?

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One of the biggest problems with living in a suburb like Hawthorn is that there is just too much choice when it comes to natural stone paving.

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Living on the Surf Coast can often mean that you are limited in the materials that you can use in home improvement projects because the region is prone to extreme weathering.

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One of the biggest problems faced by many Bayside residents is finding a stone supplier who is able to provide them with high quality pavers – whilst there are plenty in the area, finding a reputable one can prove to be quite difficult.

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If you live in the Lysterfield area and have long believed that there is no way to get your hands on high quality stone paving, you should think again.

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Living in Geelong can often mean that you don't have access to the same sorts of stone suppliers that other people living closer to Melbourne do. This doesn't mean that you have to make do with whatever is in the area, however, as the team at Yarrabee & Castlemaine are happy to help you out.

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One of the bonuses to living in the Sandringham area is having easy access to one of the best stone suppliers in the city, Yarrabee & Castlemaine.

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Do you live in the Black Rock area and have you been dreaming of undertaking a home improvement project that includes natural stone? If so, you should contact the team at Yarrabee & Castlemaine

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At Yarrabee & Castlemaine, we have over 30 years experience as stone suppliers for the Sorrento area and beyond. We pride ourselves on servicing all areas of Melbourne, including those that are a little out of the way.

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Living in the beautiful coastal area of Torquay often means that your outdoor entertaining areas are punished by the severe and salty winds that are so common there.

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If you live in Sorrento on the coast of Port Phillip Bay, it is likely that you have always believed your property to be sheltered from the worst of the winds that are notorious in coastal areas.

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One of the biggest problems associated with undertaking a home improvement project in Portsea is finding stone paving locally. Being such a small coastal town, this is sometimes impossible.

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Yarrabee & Castlemaine have over 30 years experience with natural stone pavers and are eager to help customers from all over the Bellarine Peninsula to find the ideal solution for their needs.

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Do you live in the Torquay area and have you always believed that you will be limited in your choice of stone suppliers because you are so far out?

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The team at Yarrabee & Castlemaine are committed to providing all of their customers, from Point Cook and beyond, with the highest quality natural stone products.

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One of the biggest problems faced by anyone living on the Mornington Peninsula is finding materials that can withstand the harsh coastal environment that they often find themselves in.

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Have you been searching for a reputable stone supplier in the Eltham area but haven't been able to find one that you can trust?

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One of the biggest problems for any homeowner attempting to undertake a home improvement project in the Beaconsfield area is finding high quality products that will ensure it is a success.

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At Yarrabee & Castlemaine, we have been serving the Camberwell community for many years now, ensuring that they are supplied with the very best natural stones on the market.

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Are you from the Berwick area and have you been searching for a stone paving supplier who is able to offer you the highest quality products available?

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At Yarrabee & Castlemaine, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality stone paving at competitive prices, ensuring that their project is completed in the best possible way.

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Have you been searching for a reputable stone supplier in the Hawthorn area but have so far come up short? Yarrabee & Castlemaine is able to service all areas of Melbourne, including this one, and are eager to provide you with the products that you so desire.

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Do you live in the Bayside area and are you on the lookout for quality natural stones that you can use in a home improvement project?

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Living on the surf coast can often mean that your property is battered by severe winds off the ocean, which can cause serious damage to the plants and other materials that you have decided to incorporate.

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If you live in the Black Rock area and have been struggling to find a stone supplier who services this area, we're sure that you're almost tearing your hair out in frustration.

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Living in the opulent and luxurious suburb of Brighton often means that there are certain expectations for the appearance of your home.

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Are you thinking about undertaking a home improvement project at your lovely coastal home in Portsea?

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There are a number of different applications that stone cladding is a favourite choice for, such as accentuating architectural elements of a building or covering an otherwise unattractive surface.

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Many homeowners love travertine pavers for the fact that they add colour, texture and appeal to their outdoor living areas.

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Many people like to use sandstone pavers around their homes because they are weather resistant (when appropriately treated) and they have a stunning natural appearance.

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Because granite bench tops are designed to last a lifetime, they are installed as securely as possible.

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Did you know that, with a few simple cleaning and maintenance tasks, your sandstone pavers can be kept looking their best for many years to come?

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As granite that has been flamed has been treated to ensure a particular finish, it is important that you exercise caution when attempting to clean the stone so that you don’t damage its appearance.

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Many homeowners are loathe to discover that weeds have sprung up seemingly overnight in the tiny gaps between their pavers.

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There are a number of reasons that could lead to your stone paving becoming uneven – the natural compaction of the ground, repeated weight on particular stones and being laid without a base are all common causes.

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Sandstone has a number of applications around the home, including floor tiles, benches, patios and pool surrounds.

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Many homeowners choose stone paving as the best way to steer visitors to your garden away from your luscious lawns and towards your designated entertaining areas.

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If you are after elegant yet highly durable benches for your kitchen, it is likely that you have been recommended granite more than once.

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If you have chosen to use sandstone around your home, it’s likely that you will be interested in what sort of effect weathering will have on it.

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Many homeowners opt for the use of bluestone as a flooring, countertop and even wall cladding material because it is extremely durable and offers an attractive finish.

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If you have been spray painting close to the sandstone surfaces of your home, you may have later noticed stains and spots that you could have sworn were not present when you cleaned up.

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Because bluestone is such a durable and attractive stone, many homeowners like to use it in their kitchen countertops and even on their driveways.

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As travertine tiles are commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms where they are exposed to high amounts of moisture

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Whilst granite is a very popular choice for kitchen countertops due to the fact that it is easy to clean, does not retain bacteria and are resistant to burn marks, the stone can occasionally become chipped.

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Having granite countertops in your kitchen is a wise investment – by caring for your countertops, you can ensure that they last for decades and that they don’t look any older than they did when first installed.

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One of the natural stones of choice when it comes to choosing a bench top material, mostly due to its availability in a wide array of colours and durability, is granite.

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Whilst a professionally installed granite bench top should not crack, if you were unlucky enough to hire a subpar installer or decided to take the task on yourself, you may find that it develops small cracks over time, especially if the bench is not properly cared for.

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Cleaning up someone else’s mess is never a fun job, but if you find that some unruly person has decided to spray graffiti on the sandstone surfaces of your home you’ll want to clean it up as quickly as possible to prevent the paint from staining the stone.

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When you are fertilizing your garden, you may notice that you have accidentally splashed the solution onto your walkway or patio pavers (especially if this is where you prepared the mixture).

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These days, homeowners are increasingly using granite throughout their homes, often as flooring and countertops. There may be times, however, when you will need to drill through the stone (for installing electrical wiring or plumbing).

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Sandstone is a highly attractive material in its own right, which is why it is often chosen for indoor and outdoor paving projects.

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When laying pavers, polymeric sand is commonly used to fill the gaps between each stone and to keep them in place.

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Whilst bluestone is a highly durable material that can withstand a considerable amount of wear and tear from foot traffic and the weather

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Whilst many people want to prevent moss from growing between their pavers, others will want to find ways to encourage the plant life to grow and flourish

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There is nothing quite like a newly polished travertine floor – the shiny surface is very attractive and can make a whole room feel new.

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Whilst granite is a common building material thanks to its attractive colouring and durability, granite that has been installed in bathroom and kitchen areas can develop soap stains if not attended to correctly.

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Pavers are an attractive addition to your property in the way of paths and driveways, but they are prone to becoming loose over time, posing a serious trip hazard if they aren’t fixed.

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Even though sandstone itself does not rust, if metal items that are rusty are placed on top of sandstone for an extended amount of time

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People will often use sandstone tiles in their kitchens, patios and even on their driveways because the stone is very aesthetically appealing and is highly durable.

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Have you ever looked around at your pool or entertaining area and wondered where the gorgeous travertine pavers came from?

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Whilst stone pavers are an attractive addition in the way of driveways and paths in any home, they can become a serious hazard if they become overgrown with mosses.

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When using granite inside the home, most commonly as bench tops, you will want to keep it looking shiny and new at all times.

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Have you ever wondered where your beautiful sandstone patio or bathroom came from? It is such a versatile and aesthetically pleasing stone

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Granite can be used for many different applications around the house. It is a popular material for kitchen counter tops and other decorative and practical features inside

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External wall cladding can be a great way to brighten up the outside of your house, adding unique charm or bringing it up to date with the rest of your garden and interiors.

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When doing a home renovation, it is important to use the best quality stone available to ensure that your project is durable and long lasting.

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While there is not a lot of maintenance involved with having sandstone pavers outside as patios or pathways, there may be times when you notice it could do with a bit of a clean.

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Sandstone is a sedimentary rock formed from a variety of different minerals and rock grains. The stone gains its name due to its formation from a base of sand that compacts and cements into large rock formations.

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The stone travertine is a type of limestone formed by the rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate minerals.

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Are you planning a new landscape design for your garden and brainstorming ways to make pathways, create areas for patios or ways to surround a new pool?

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Pavers are surprisingly multi-purpose and can be used in many areas around the home: on external pathways and steps, in bathrooms

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Stone suppliers have many products available for paving or flooring and it is often difficult to identify the qualities of one type of paving against the other.

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With Using natural stone as part of your landscaping design Part 1, we introduced some ideas for incorporating natural stone products like sandstone

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Employing the use of natural stone products is a simple way to transform the look of your garden and give it a stylish and sophisticated finish.

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Castlemaine slate is a unique product that can be used to create a bold and stylish look to both outdoor and indoor projects.

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