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See the Difference with Slatecrete’s Iron Oxide Colourants
Concrete is a much-loved material with endless uses in and around the home. From charcoal to terracotta, concrete’s colour has the power to affect the aesthetics and value of your home, making excellent concrete colourants very valuable.
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GFRC – A Game Changer in Concrete Manufacturing
GFRC, or glass fibre reinforced concrete, is a specialised type of concrete that is both durable and lightweight. It can be cast into anything from kitchen benchtops to commercial countertops, bathroom vanities to bespoke fireplace hearts.
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Achieve a Bespoke Outdoor Space with Unique Concrete Pieces
In NZ, we love beautiful outdoor areas, so much so that a stunning backyard is often the selling point of a house. Auckland-based concrete manufacturer Slatecrete believes that when it comes to creating stunning outdoor spaces, there is no better material than concrete.
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Tips for Your Next DIY Concrete Paver Project
At Slatecrete, we are DIY enthusiasts and know that, as NZ-ers, many of our customers are too. If you have decided to undertake a concrete paving project in your own backyard, good on ya! Here are a few tips from our team of experts at Slatecrete Paving to help your next at-home concrete pavers job go as smoothly as possible.
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Winter is the Time for Swimming Pool Projects and Concrete Maintenance
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Use Customised Concrete Products for a Beautiful Home & Garden
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Five Reasons to Use Quality Concrete Paving Products
When it comes to building a patio, installing a pool and renovating a house, it is important to use top quality materials; after all, you want the job done once and done right. .
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Using Concrete to Create the Best Garden Edging
If you’re lucky enough to have a yard to maintain and garden to upkeep, do it right with the best possible concrete garden edging.
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Three Things to Consider When it Comes to Pool Pavers and Coping
As we head further into a hot Kiwi summer and the mercury shoots up into the late twenties, home owners around the country are starting to wish they had a nice backyard pool in which to cool off and relax.
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You’re invited to Auckland paving company Slatecrete’s display at the 2017 Auckland Home Show
It’s show time again as the iconic Auckland Home Show opens its doors from 6 to 10 September at the ASB Showgrounds (217 Greenlane Road in Auckland’s Greenlane).
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Why choose Slatecrete’s Auckland Concrete Pavers for your Landscaping Ground Surface?
The decision you make for which ground surface to use for your landscaping could be the single most important decision you Concrete Pavers make for your landscaping project.
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Looking for a Kitchen Concrete Countertop in Auckland?
In Auckland, kitchen concrete countertops have been hot for a while now – and they’re nowhere near cooling off. If anything, their appeal is growing!
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Our Concrete Bullnose Coping Stones
Concrete bullnose coping stones surround a swimming pool install and build
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Give your pool a modern slimline look with our new Ariss swimming pool coping
If you’ve built a concrete in-ground swimming pool, then the pool shell wall will need ‘pool coping’ which is the term used to identify ...
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The best concrete paving company to create your entertainment space
With the summer months fast approaching, it’s natural that our thoughts turn to our outdoor spaces.
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Slatecrete Concrete Paving Products at Auckland Home Show 2016
Our Slatecrete concrete paving products are going to good use at the stands of Green Image Landscaping and AJs Landscaping...
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Give your business an extra wow factor with a concrete countertop
It’s common knowledge that concrete has become one of the most extensively used building materials in the world.
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Pool Coping Stones and Concrete Pavers – The Top Paving Options for a Pool Deck
We Kiwis have always had a love affair with the outdoors, especially in the warmer months. This is one of the reasons why we’re obsessed..
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Concrete countertops: the most versatile countertop material available
Concrete, the humble material in many a building foundation, is fast becoming a material that architects, designers, and homeowners...
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Additional information: Concrete Retaining walls and Fences
Slatecrete’s concrete panel and post retaining system, is a cost-effective alternative to brick, block and keystone retaining walls and fencing.
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Additional information: Pavers and Pool Copings
Taking the time to plan your new paving project carefully and following the correct procedures will ensure our Slatecrete concrete pavers lives up to your expectations.
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Additional information: Concrete Benchtops
Concrete kitchen countertops offer endless creative possibilities for the savvy homeowner.
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Outdoor Living with Indoor Living comforts
Here are a couple of Slatecrete’s products that can help create a beautiful outdoor area you will want to use all year round.
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Choosing the right type of Pavers
If you are looking at paving an outdoor area, there are a few things you should consider before you make a choice on which type of paver will suit your requirements.
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Tips to Get Your Poolscape into Shape for Summer
Summer is here in New Zealand and, if you’re lucky enough to own a pool, that means it’s swimming season. If preparing your backyard swimming pool for summer is still on the to do list, never fear! The team at Auckland’s concrete paving manufacturing company Slatecrete has some excellent tips to help you get your pool into tip-top shape.
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How to Maintain Your Concrete Pavers This Winter
While North Islanders don’t typically have to contend with snow, winter brings plenty of rain, which is pretty harsh on your patio. Aucklanders are particularly vulnerable, with nearly 400 mls of rainfall each winter!
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A Landscaper’s Guide to Planning Your Next Garden Paving Project
Looking to bring your dream garden to life without forking out an arm and a leg for a garden designer? Slatecrete, Auckland’s leader in premium concrete manufacturing, has got you covered! Quality concrete pavers can turn your backyard into a beautiful and unique outdoor space. Follow our five-step guide and you’ll be planning your next garden paving project like a professional landscaper.
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5 Reasons to Use Concrete Paving for Your Outdoor Entertainment Area
Are you’re building a new patio with the aim of being the host of choice amongst your family and friends? If you are, there’s nothing better than concrete pavers. From a long-lasting finish to an easy to maintain and stunning space, NZ’s premium concrete manufacturers Slatecrete offer the full package.
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Why Your New Driveway Project Needs Concrete Pavers
Do you have a driveway project coming up? Whether you’re complete a new house build or finally get around to repairing that old, cracked driveway, versatile, attractive, long-lasting concrete pavers are the answer. Here are five reasons why you’ll never regret choosing concrete paving for your driveway. Already convinced?
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Five Concrete Paver Projects to Start This Spring
Ahh, spring. The sun is shining, it’s not too hot and the days are getting longer and longer – is there a better time of year to start your backyard DIY project than this? NZ’s concrete specialists at Slatecrete love the promise spring brings about the warmer months ahead. If this is your season to make landscaping changes around the house with concrete pavers, here are six places to start.
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How to Choose Pavers in 5 Steps
If you’ve decided to install new paving and have started looking into it, you’ll see there is a lot of information and options so it can be difficult to know where to start. Slatecrete has created a handy guide on the first steps to choosing pavers for your next home or commercial project - read on and find out more!
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What You Need to Know About Choosing a Concrete Benchtop
Concrete benchtops have been trending for a while, and due to its modern look and durability, you can see why. A natural material that’s both durable and elegant, concrete makes for excellent kitchen benchtops and countertops. If you’re looking at choosing a concrete benchtop, read on and find out all you need to know.
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How to Protect and Maintain Your Pavers
If you’ve invested in new pavers, you’ll be wanting to ensure they keep looking their best for years to come. Pavers are suitable for a variety of outdoor designs and projects and are popular as they are durable, versatile and cost-effective. You can make your outdoor design vision come to life with pavers, which are available in various shapes, colours, designs and finishes - allowing you to create any look or atmosphere that you’re after.
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The Best Pavers and Concrete for Your Summer Projects
Summer is the season to spend outdoors. You may have been enjoying time in your garden and deciding it’s time to improve your outdoor areas or if you’re planning a new build you might be thinking of how to make the most of your outdoor space for future summers to come. It's often the time when people decide to install a pool or develop their landscaping into a summer oasis. Read on and find out how you can enjoy summer at your home to the fullest by creating an amazing outdoor area with high-quality pavers.
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How to Achieve a Minimal Landscape with Concrete Pavers
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Five Signs It’s Time to Repave Your Driveway
Is your driveway a crumbling eyesore? Are there so many cracks it resembles the epicentre of an earthquake? Is there a family of ducks living in that ponding water? If the state of your driveway has exceeded simple wear and tear, it may be time to consider replacing it with concrete pavers: they can revive your home, enhance your curb appeal and tidy up the front yard. Here are five signs that it’s time for a new driveway.
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Achieve a Bespoke Backyard with Concrete Pavers
We all know the benefits of using concrete paving for patios, driveways and pool surrounds, but there are also other, more unique uses of concrete in and around the home. Read on to discover six ways you can use concrete pavers for a more bespoke backyard.
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Five Unique Design Tips When Working with Concrete Pavers
Concrete paving is a much-loved material among landscape gardeners – it gives off a natural aesthetic that suits the outdoors, it’s affordable and it’s durable both underfoot and around water. Plus, it’s incredibly versatile, lending itself to bespoke and beautiful backyards, gardens and driveways. Here are five unique design tips to keep in mind for your next concrete paving project.
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