Trending now - Built in furniture

Trending now - Built in furniture

10 November 2016

Just me and my backyard...

The backyard is always a hive of activity. If we’re not mucking in around the garden, we’re usually putting the tools down and our feet up, or entertaining friends and family. According to Adbri Masonry’s Great Australian Backyard Survey, almost a third of Australians spend more than seven hours a week in their backyards. One of the biggest problems is big outdoor furniture that clutters precious space in your Outdoor Room…Homeowners often buy furniture as if they’re entertaining for 20!

Maximise your space

“Built-in furniture can add structure, dimension and aesthetics to the backyard, while maximizing your space” explains landscaping expert and Adbri Masonry brand ambassador, Jason Hodges. Consider creating built in furniture with AB® Courtyard blocks. This will be a welcome addition to accommodate extra family and friends over summer while also being a relaxing spot for you to enjoy all year round!

5 Benefits of built in furniture

  1. Stand the test of time
    If you are tired of replacing your expensive backyard furniture year after year because of rust, sun and rain damage, consider built-in furniture using concrete blocks. The hard wearing masonry will last much longer.

  2. Multipurpose and space saving
    If you have limited space in your backyard, built-in furniture is the perfect space saver. Central areas can be kept clear while still having plenty of room to sit and relax. The modular element of the AB® Courtyard blocks means no structure is ever permanent. The beauty of this is that you can dramatically change the way your backyard looks with little effort and because the blocks have the finished texture on both sides, you’re creations will look great from all angles. Plus the area under built-in seats can be used for storage.

  3. Built-in furniture a key feature
    Seat walls and circular concrete block fire pits are great focal points in the backyard. They’re easy to build and can create a natural gathering place for friends and family which is sure to be a hit.

  4. DIY friendly
    Built-in furniture is easy and affordable using AB® Courtyard. The DIY walling system allows you to build directly atop of existing paved or concrete surfaces that are flat. This means you bypass the labour intensive excavation process usually associated with walls. You don’t need to glue or cement the blocks together or onto an existing surface as the weight of the blocks will hold the seat in place.

  5. It's a point of difference
    It's not often that people think about making furniture out of their natural surroundings. Be the point of difference in your street and never have to worry about replacing sun-faded cushions again!

Build your own bench seat

Make your very own garden bench seat at home with Jason using AB® Courtyard in this simple DIY Garden Bench Seat video.


If you have any questions about your project, get in touch with our team on 1300 230 633 or check out our social media pages for more masonry inspiration.

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