Add a pergola/louvre
Zones outdoor experts ensure that your pergola is built for purpose and built to last. Factors like how many people will be using the space in line with resource consents and/or height to boundary restrictions are considered at the design stage to avoid unwanted surprises. Contact Zones for your next pergola.
Build a deck
Decks add value to your property due to the extra space that they provide and their seamless fit into the natural environment. Choose from softwoods, hardwood or solid composite decks and add an elegant and organic feel to your outdoor space. Zones have the expertise and experience to build you a beautiful deck. Contact us now for a free consultation.
Outdoor areas are being used for much longer periods of the year than ever before. This has been assisted by clever shading, screens, ceilings, louvres and walls that help retain heat. Gas and electric heating or cooling systems can be installed during the build process so that they are compliant, out of sight and professionally installed. Zones can also design retro-fitting solutions where necessary.
Outdoor lighting design
Lighting can make a huge difference to your outdoor space by adding ambiance when the sun goes down. Clever use of lighting can also be used to highlight features in your garden. Incorporating lighting into initial designs can save you money and minimize any disruptions to already installed systems. Contact Zones today for a custom outdoor lighting solution.
Outdoor kitchen and dining
The gourmet outdoor dining experience is no longer the territory of high-end restaurants. More and more residential homes are creating elaborate outdoor dining areas too. The possibilities are endless; go with a decked out BBQ built into an outdoor kitchen bench, or try a full-spec kitchen with an oven, hot plates, fridge, and sink. Whatever your idea is of an ideal outdoor kitchen and dining area, Zones outdoor specialists can make it a reality.
Who hasn’t thought of having a spa pool to jump into after a long day at work? Not only are they great stress-relievers, but spa pools can also improve your health in many other ways. Integrate the spa pool into its surroundings and make it a statement piece. Zones Landscaping designers can build you a spa pool zone that looks great, is built right and is within your budget.
By creating covered living spaces in outdoor areas you add both visual appeal and value to your property. A covered outdoor patio with the right lighting and heating can be an extra living space that can be used all year round. Contact Zones outdoor designers to create a patio on time and on budget.
New Zealand’s Outdoor Room Specialists
Zones specialise in designing and building Outdoor Rooms. The term Outdoor Room has come about following an evolution of what might previously have been referred to as “the patio” or “the bbq area”. A modern day Outdoor Room serves several functions including extending your living areas, extending the time during which you can live outside, better designs to meet your lifestyle, the use of quality fixtures, fittings and accessories to ensure longevity, better flow to other areas both inside and out and privacy.
A well designed outdoor room will extend your homes living spaces. In a traditional home, there might be two or three living areas, such as a lounge, tv room and dining. The purpose of an outdoor room is to add another living space to your house without the need to undertake an indoor building renovation or addition.
New Zealand’s climate can be somewhat restrictive to outdoor living as the seasons change. With an outdoor room designed and built by Zones Landscaping Specialists, which incorporates heating, cooling, wind break and shading solutions, you can extend your life outside during the cooler or warmer months of the year where previously you may have been restricted to the indoors.
Zones Landscaping Specialists design outdoor rooms to fit your lifestyle. Not all outdoor rooms are or should be, the same. Different household dynamics, different cultural and generational aspects can all adjust how an outdoor room is designed. For example if the primary purpose is to cook and eat, then kitchen facilities will come to the fore, alternatively if the primary purpose is listening to music and relaxing, then comfort, privacy and a great sound system can be incorporated into the design.
Today more than ever, consumers have massive choice around products. Products range in quality from low to high. Many products will look similar on the outside but have widely varying expected design lives, normally reflected in the initial buy price. Zones Landscaping Specialists select quality products that will stand the test of time in New Zealand’s harsh outdoor climate.
As with any room, there is an entry and exit point which connects the room to other areas of your house or outside. It is important that the flow into, through, and out of, the outdoor room is practical as well as aesthetically pleasing. The use of folding or sliding joinery connecting to indoor rooms can add fantastic flow as does the use of steps, hedges and planting to transition into other outdoor spaces. Allowances should also be made for future additions such as spa pools, BBQ’s or seating.
Another modern day trend is the shrinking of section sizes and close proximity of neighbors. Privacy can be gained by clever use of screening, whether in the form of built structures (trellis, louvres, fencing) or hedges, planting or trees.
A typical outdoor room can involve up to 10 trades and contractors. Zones Landscaping Specialists has the expertise in people, processes and systems to manage all resources and achieve the right outcome at the right time. Zones will also ensure compliance across local and NZ government in areas such as health and safety, building code and resource consent. Zones has comprehensive insurance policies that protect the homeowner from unforeseen risks.
If you would like discuss options and ideas for your outdoor room, please use the enquiry form alongside to provide us with your contact details. We will get in touch with you at a time that suits you to discuss your project.