Projects to enjoy your outdoors this summer

Now is the perfect time to get your outdoor areas looking great for the months ahead.

How to clean and maintain your BBQ

If it’s been a while since you’ve had a barbie, it’s a good idea to give it a good clean and make sure all your connections are secured correctly. Our easy-to-follow guide will help you keep your BBQ looking good and working well.

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How to maintain your pool

Keep your pool clean and healthy by following these simple steps. We’ll show you how to ensure it looks great and why it’s important to check and maintain your chemical levels.

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How to light your outdoors

Outdoor lighting can add another dimension to your entertaining area, bring your garden to life and also provide a level of safety and security. Here’s what you’ll need to consider when lighting up your outdoor area.

How to lay pavers

A paved area is a great spot for entertaining outdoors and there are plenty of options to choose from. Bluestone pavers are a versatile, cost-effective and hard-wearing paver that are also easy to lay. We’ll show you how to lay them right the first time.

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Create some shade

When you need some respite from the summer heat, a shaded outdoor area can provide the perfect refuge. It’s also a great way to protect friends and family from the effects of the sun. There are plenty of options to choose from and we’ll help you find which one works for you.

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Build a privacy screen

Screening can be a great way to add some privacy, hide an ugly fence or transform the look of your outdoor space. You can buy them as a frame or build one yourself. Screens are available in a variety of materials including bamboo, timber and pre-fabricated panels.

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How to stain a deck

The best way to get the right look with your deck is to use a stain. It will also help preserve your timber and retain its appearance. Once you’ve prepared the surface, staining the timber is actually very easy and you’ll only need a few tools to get the job done.

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How to build a deck

If you’ve got the space, a new deck can add plenty of enjoyment to your outdoor area. It can also improve the value of your entire property. We’ll show you how to build a deck you’ll enjoy for many summers to come.

Looking for something different?

For more great outdoor ideas check out our D.I.Y. Advice.

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Outdoor Living How to choose the best outdoor heater Adding some welcome warmth through outdoor heating to your open-air entertaining area is always a great idea. View Fiammettas tips for choosing your heater.

Moroccan inspired outdoor setting

Outdoor Living Bring the magic of Morocco to your backyard Let the colour, texture and style of Morocco inspire you to create a garden oasis that is full of lush and luxurious treasures.

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Outdoor Living How to create a balcony garden Want to create a garden, herb garden or veggie garden on your balcony? Follow our steps to choose the best plants for your balcony and add some greenery to your home.

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Outdoor Living How to decorate a small backyard Small backyards can be great to entertain in, especially as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer. Check out these great ways to make your outdoors the place to be this party season.

Outdoor Heater

Outdoor Living Enjoy winter with an outdoor heater Rather than retreating indoors during the colder months, think about an outdoor heater. There are plenty of stylish, affordable and energy-efficient options available, so you can enjoy your outdoor space all year round.

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Outdoor Living How to install bistro blinds Find everything you need to know to help you install bistro blinds on a pergola.

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Outdoor Living How to prepare your house for a party We’ll give you some tips on how to set the scene and some good ways to personalise your party space.

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Outdoor Living Outdoor heating ideas It’s possible to spend time outside all year round with the right outdoor heating solution. The team at Heatstrip take us through some of the options available to help you achieve outdoor heating anywhere, anytime.

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BBQ How to choose your BBQ Learn how to choose a BBQ with Bunnings Warehouse. Visit our DIY advice section for step by step tutorials, DIY inspiration and lots more.

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BBQ How to tell if a gas bottle is empty Don't get caught out with an empty gas bottle when you have friends round for a BBQ. Simply follow this easy tip to find out how much gas is left in your bottle before your guests arrive.

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BBQ BBQ cleaning tips There’s nothing better than inviting your friends over to enjoy a traditional Australian BBQ.

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BBQ How to use smoking chips Smoking chips are one of the easiest ways to introduce that delicious smoky flavour to your barbecuing. We’ll take you through some of the basics to help you introduce smoking chips to your repertoire.

BBQ accessories

BBQ The best BBQ accessories No barbecue is complete without some accessories – tongs, a cover and maybe even a light so you can see what you’re cooking. So before you start trying to turn those sausages over with your fingers, check out our guide to the best BBQ accessories.

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BBQ Perfect barbecuing every time The Matador team show us just how easy it can be to achieve perfect barbecuing every time using the Matador Multi Basket.

How to use a marinade injector

BBQ How to use a marinade injector Char-Griller’s marinade injector is a great way to boost the flavour of your next BBQ. The team from Char-Griller share more.

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BBQ How to smoke meat and fish using a gas BBQ There’s an easy way to introduce smoky flavours into your gas BBQ. The team at BBQ Buddy share their hints and tips on how to do this.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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