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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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.

Smoked Salmon 01:21

BBQ How to smoke salmon Smoked salmon is a great dish to start your smoking adventure if you’re a beginner. Unlike other smoked dishes it doesn’t take all day to cook, but just like other smoked dishes it does taste amazing!

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BBQ How to choose a smoker We’ve got all the tips about our different types of smokers to help you decide which is the one for you.

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BBQ How to use a pellet smoker A pellet smoker makes smoking a bit easier by automatically feeding wood pellets from the hopper into the fire. That’s right, a pellet smoker feeds itself, so you can focus on feeding everyone else. It’s easy to maintain an even cooking temperature ...

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BBQ How to smoke chicken The great thing about smoking chicken is it only takes half the time of large cuts of meat like brisket and pork. Less time smoking means more time eating and more time watching people delight in the food you’ve made.

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BBQ How to clean and maintain a BBQ Here’s a few simple ways to clean and maintain your BBQ to ensure you get years of enjoyment and good cooking out of it.

How to cook a roast using your BBQ

BBQ How to cook a roast using your BBQ Did you know you can use your BBQ to cook a delicious roast? The team at BBQ Buddy share a few hints and tips on how to do this.

Matador Multi Basket on barbecue

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.

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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