Why timber decking might be the new addition for your Sydney business

timber decking

Even though we are only just coming out of winter, it’s never too early to start thinking about warm weather. One of the best things about Sydney is the abundance of beautiful, sunny days we have throughout the year. What’s the best way to enjoy those days? On a timber deck! If you’re a business in search of a brand new idea to revamp your company, then a timber deck might just be the new addition for you. Of course, timber decks are not for every business, however, if you are one of the few who can lure customers in with the promise of sunny recreation, then why not take advantage of it?

What businesses can benefit from timber decking? 

Like we mentioned earlier, not every business can make use of a timber deck. The only way that this addition will be valuable to your business is if it makes sense financially (can you afford it?) or if it suits the nature of your business. So, just what kind of business do we recommend a timber deck for?

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels 
  • Event venues
  • Bars 

How can timber decking help your business?

In these types of businesses, there are specific benefits that can be gained from adding a timber deck.

Attract customers

A timber deck is an attractive feature for customers in the businesses mentioned above. The clients who frequent these businesses will appreciate a timber deck and view it as an added value feature. This will enable a business to attract more customers who may be immediately intrigued by the timber. This can serve as a competitive advantage as restaurants, hotels, event venues and bars are oversaturated business sectors.

Add value

A timber deck adds value in a few different ways for businesses. First, it adds selling value if a property owner wishes to sell their commercial building. Second, it adds rental value, allowing property owners to charge a higher rental value. Third, in some cases, it may allow businesses to charge a higher price for their products or services. This option is more applicable to venues who use timber decks as value-added features and subsequently charge a high rental fee.

Accommodate more clients

A timber deck allows more customers to access a venue, restaurant or bar at one given time. This allows businesses to serve more customers at one time, allowing them to make more money. For venues, a timber deck accommodates more guests and allows companies to charge a higher price for the accommodation of more people.

Strength and durability 

Timber decks are extremely strong and durable. This does not only give you peace of mind in its structural integrity, but also your investment. The durability of timber decks means that for years to come, you can be confident in the appearance and strength of your deck, even when hosting people or moving around furniture.

Ease of maintenance

Timber decking does not require much cleaning effort, and because of its durability, looks great for many years.  Wood requires very little maintenance, meaning very little of your time is devoted to this valuable addition. Businesses don’t want to add features that take up time or cost more money in the long run, making timber decking a great option. We recommend polishing the frame a few times a year, however, do this with your discretion and according to how much you use your deck.

Are you in need of timber decking for your business? At Civil and Scape, we can construct a timber deck for your business, ensuring that it is in line with the latest trends and your business’ needs. Our team is trained in advising business owners on what will work best for their company.

We provide high-quality landscaping constructions, ensuring to deliver a project that exceeds your expectations.

Work with our team today for a seamless experience and perfect execution. Browse through our gallery to view our past projects.

Want to have a chat? Give us a call on 1300 457 457 or shoot us a message here.

Why investing in turf landscaping is a smart business decision

Turf landscaping

When you invest in your business’s appearance, you invest in your employees, yourself and your company. We always recommend the business owner’s landscape according to what their business and its environment’s needs are. Many times businesses can benefit from a complete refresh of all of their appearance’s elements, while other times, just one major change is needed to overhaul their image. When the latter is the case, it is often a business turf that needs revamping. Turf landscaping can dramatically alter a business’ appearance into a more refined, polished and professional appearance.

What is turf landscaping?

Many people are not familiar with the term ‘turf landscaping’. Turf landscaping simply refers to the improvement or design of one’s lawn. This can be through the addition of decorative elements, laying a new turf of grass or lawn maintenance. 

Turf landscaping is becoming increasingly popular for commercial properties. Wondering why? It’s because it’s a smart business decision, here’s why.

Why investing in turf landscaping is a smart business decision

Instantly polished appearance and curb appeal

There’s little that’s more impressive than a striking span of turfgrass. More than trees, shrubs or flowers, turf landscaping can instantly update your building’s curb appeal. It’s an inviting setting for both clients and employees and serves as a blank slate for more impressive landscaping designs or decorative elements. Without further additions, however, turfgrass is still impressive on its own, making the bare minimum of turf landscaping a cost-effective method of updating a business’ curb appeal.

Energy conservation for your business

Through a process called evapotranspiration, turf grasses can absorb solar radiation or what most people know as sunlight. This usually gives off heat, however, with the absorption by the turfgrass, there is less heat in the environment. This reduces the need for air conditioning and overall, reduces a business’ energy bill.

Urban heating, which is caused by concrete buildings and pavements, creates heat in the atmosphere and a building’s environment. However, because turfgrass is an evaporative cooler, surroundings in commercial property will be cooler. This does not just reduce the need for air conditioning within a building, but it also makes the environment more comfortable. 

Increased commercial property value

Turf landscaping is a major feature for a commercial property. It can greatly increase the rental or selling value of commercial property as it is highly valued by tenants and potential owners. People interested in commercial properties understand the value of turf landscaping and also end up viewing the property as a more attractive and enjoyable space for themselves, clients, customers and employees.

Noise and glare reduction

When compared with concrete, bare ground, the pavement or another hard surface, turfgrass is more effective at absorbing sounds than other businesses. This is an excellent feature for businesses near busy streets that require quiet spaces such as yoga studios, doctors offices or law firms. 

Additionally, turf landscaping includes the planting and maintenance of grass as well as trees and shrubs. Trees and shrubs are effective at blocking sunlight from peaking at offices and causing uncomfortable work environments (e.g. sunlight glares often hit computer screens and obscure employees’ visions).

Environmental – erosion control, air purification

Healthy turfgrass absorbs carbon dioxide from the air and replaces it with oxygen. It also transpires water into the air, increasing humidity and decreasing pollutants. This enables your business to have healthier air quality, an especially important factor for businesses or commercial properties based in urban areas. The grass is also effective at controlling stormwater runoff by allowing the water to soak into the soil slowly, reducing the chance of flooding on your premises.

Which type of turf is right for my business?

There are many different varieties of turfgrass available for businesses including:

  • Buffalo grass
    • Produces a lush lawn and is one of the most popular in Australia
  • Zoysia grass
    • This turfgrass is soft and low-irritating, making it perfect for businesses that use their turf for entertaining clients, customers and employees
  • Queensland Blue Couch
    • Thrives in humidity and stays green for the majority of the year
  • Couch grass 
    • Easy to maintain and cost-effective option
  • Kikuyu grass
    • Grows quickly but perfect for high wear and tear

Are you in need of turf landscaping for your business? At Civil and Scape, we have a deep understanding of the latest turf landscaping trends. Our team is trained in advising business owners on what will work best for their company.  We provide proactive and sustainable solutions, ensuring to deliver a successful outcome. 

Work with our team today for a seamless experience and perfect execution. Browse through our gallery to view our past projects.
Want to have a chat? Give us a call on 1300 457 457 or shoot us a message here.

What is The Foundation of Good Commercial Landscaping

Commercial landscaping is one of the foundations of a successful and attractive business. Along with marketing, quality services/product and an expert team, commercial landscaping stands as one of the most impactful features that a business can have. What is the foundation of good commercial landscaping? What makes commercial landscaping so effective?

Commercial landscaping is meant to complement and enhance as well as independently contribute to the landscape. In addition to providing attractive aesthetics that allow building features, such as an impressive store entrance to stand out, commercial landscaping can change the behaviours of consumers and their perspective on the business.

Some of the most requested landscaping services by our clients include the following:

  • Seasonally curated flowers
    • Keep your property lively and colourful all year long.
  • Sustainable systems
    • Maintain an eco-friendly landscape.
  • Lined pathways
    • Create an enjoyable experience.
  • Stoneworks
    • Refine your walkway.
  • Installation of water features
    • Add fun and interesting water elements. This is ideal for hotel and yoga studios as it creates a calm ambience.
  • Installation of street furniture
    • Create an enjoyable living space.

In this article, we’ll discuss what makes up the foundation of good commercial landscaping and why it is so effective for companies.

Benefits of expert commercial landscaping

Send the right message about your company

Your business has an identity and a brand to upkeep. Additionally, the service you provide or the product that you sell has its own identity together with your brand. Commercial landscaping can help reflect this identity on your business and ensure that your customers and clients convey the right message. For example, if your business is a yoga studio, you likely want your company to appear peaceful and calm for your customers. Commercial landscaping can reflect that with water features, natural elements such as stoneworks on pathways and of course, native trees.

Create the type of space you want your customers to experience

Depending on your business, you may want your customers to stay and linger while browsing your products or enjoying your service or, you may want them to quickly move along. This is all dependent on your business model. Commercial landscaping can help make your customers feel comfortable and encourage them to stay longer with the installation of comfortable street furniture like lounges and firepits.

Guide your clients and customers

Directing the flow of traffic is key to ensuring that your clients experience your business and its store in the way that you intend. Most clients prefer that customers make a beeline for the entrance. Commercial landscaping can guide them with attractive trees and plants and lined pathways that call attention to the business’ entrance. These bold statements don’t only beautify your space, but it also acts as an important highlight to your entrance.

Attract clients and customers

Beautiful landscapes are a sure way to attract unaware but potential customers who may be passing by your business. If your landscaping is bold and attractive or warm and inviting for potential customers to sit and relax, you can instantly get customers to enter your business.

Of course, commercial landscaping does not only include having a beautiful and outstanding landscape, but it also involves the proper maintenance of a property. Manicured lawns and trimmed trees can easily draw attention simply because it appears well-kept. Never underestimate the power of a neat lawn when it comes to attracting customers.

Enhance the beauty of your building

With carefully selected colour and texture from flowers and plants, your business can have its beauty accentuated. Often, gorgeous buildings are hidden because they are too one-dimensional; with one type of material (concrete or brick), your building can appear cold and lack personality. Trees, water features and flowers can add that much-needed pop of colour and when placed against a hard material, create a gorgeous effect and highlight the beauty of your business’ building.

Become eco-friendly

Designing your landscape to ensure that it is eco-friendly will not only save your company money, but it can also attract customers. It can save your business money by reducing your energy and water bills. The most important part is the attraction of customers. Aussies are consistently growing in their eco-consciousness, making sustainable and eco-friendly landscapes a very attractive marketing point. When you implement sustainable features and systems into your commercial landscape, consider adding a sign that tells the customer something about your sustainability program. For example, ‘Our business has saved 2000 litres of water this year.’

Are you in need of commercial landscaping for your business? At Civil and Scape, we have a deep understanding of the latest commercial landscaping trends. Our team is trained in advising business owners on what will work best for their company. Our training in both landscaping and landscaping construction allows us to take a forward-thinking and unique approach.

We provide proactive and sustainable solutions, ensuring to deliver a successful outcome.

Work with our team today for a seamless experience and perfect execution. Browse through our gallery to view our past projects.

Want to have a chat? Give us a call on 1300 457 457 or shoot us a message here.

How Can You Achieve Sustainability in Your Public Space’s Landscape?

public space landscape

Sustainability in our world is becoming increasingly important, in every aspect. Whether it’s how we eat, entertain ourselves or live, we must do our part to live sustainably. Sustainability is affected by every part of our lives, including our public space’s landscape. Many clients are surprised to know that sustainability can be achieved through their landscape.

With technology developed over the years, in addition to smart and local choices, the environment can benefit through landscaping options. These options are available from Civil and Scape. We’ll gladly give advice about what elements you can include in your landscape to make it more sustainable. Your Civil and Scape landscaper will be able to guide you through the below options and figure out what works best for your commercial space.

Why should you try to achieve sustainability in your landscape and landscape design?

It may not be obvious to some why sustainability is important and why you should include it in your landscape. Before we get into how you can achieve sustainability in your landscape, let’s take a look at why you should.

  • Become a haven for local birds and insects.
  • Become more attractive to your customers by drawing attention to the sustainability of the landscape. This is especially effective if your target market is made up of eco-conscious people.
  • Enhance your building’s aesthetic by contrasting the lush greenery of nature with industrial concrete and brick.
  • Benefit financially by cutting out the use of unsustainable and harmful chemicals, reducing your water usage and conserving energy, fertilisers and resources.

5 ways you can achieve sustainability in your landscape

  1. Use native plants
    A large part of sustainable landscaping involves planting native species of plants, shrubs and trees. It does not only harmonise much better with the climate and soil of Australia, giving you a more low-maintenance but healthier looking landscape, but it also saves water and what it would have financially cost to sustain it. Plants like eucalyptus trees, lemon myrtle, banksia and kangaroo paw can thrive in an Australian landscape, encourage local animals and cut your costs.
  2. Include solar-powered lighting
    One of the most common but under-utilised elements in landscaping is solar-powered lighting. While it’s not a new invention, you’d be surprised to know that not many businesses use it. However, in Australia and especially Sydney, we are lucky enough to be graced with sunlight the majority of the year, which is why we should capitalise on features like solar-powered lighting. They reduce energy bills and your company’s footprint.

    Try lining your accessway with solar lights or highlighting your entrance. It’s a great way to draw attention to your business at night. In Sydney’s climate, you’re almost guaranteed to have steady illumination throughout the year.
  3. Implement a proper stormwater management system
    Stormwater management, while the responsibility of the city, is the responsibility of private business owners. If not managed properly, it can cause your business severe financial and structural damage through flooding, encourage weed invasion, pollute nearby natural resources and promote stream erosion. Additionally, native species usually rely on such flow regimes for spawning, juvenile development, and migration. Without proper stormwater management, this can be severely affected. Ensure that you approach a professional company, such as Civil and Scape, to implement the proper stormwater management system for your business.
  4. Use trees as a natural form of shade
    Using trees as a natural form of shade and privacy is a great way to introduce sustainability into your company. Australia can often get hot, causing glares to frequently peep into offices and cause inconveniences. Use native shady trees such as tree waratah, maple trees and tulipwood. These are great options for providing cool shade on those sunny days.

    Additionally, many office buildings that are close together suffer from not enough privacy. While there is not much that you can do about the location, there is something you can do to increase your privacy–shady trees! Trees with tall branches and big leaves can provide privacy without you having to close your blinds and block the sunlight.
  5. Reduce water usage
    Reducing your water usage is one of the easiest ways to achieve sustainability in your landscape. It does not only cut your water bill but it ensures that you aren’t overusing one of the earth’s most precious resources. Trying cutting your company’s water usage in its landscape with these methods:
  • Use native trees
  • Create hydrazones
  • Use timed irrigation systems

Are you in need of sustainable commercial landscaping services for your building? At Civil and Scape, we have a deep understanding of all aspects of landscaping, construction and maintenance which allows us to take a forward-thinking and unique approach.

We provide proactive and sustainable solutions, ensuring to deliver a successful outcome.

Work with our team today for a seamless experience and perfect execution. Browse through our gallery to view our past projects.

Want to have a chat? Give us a call on 1300 457 457 or shoot us a message here.