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Stratco

Seasonal Solutions


Technically, our country enjoys a temperate maritime climate, but quite often climate doesn’t get the memo and it’s just a little ‘too’ something to get the most from your outdoor living space: a little too hot, a little too windy or a little too wet.

 

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The team at Stratco can provide you with the full range of outdoor shelter solutions, bespoke to your home, garden and lifestyle. “The right solution can really extend the amount of time you spend outdoors within the warmer seasons, and also get you out there for more months of the year,” says General Manager David Allingham.

Stratco’s large range includes everything from fencing for wind breaks, fixed verandas, sunroofs, fully electronic louvres, carports, pergolas, garden and wood sheds. They’re engineered to withstand the wind conditions of the area, and the streamlined designs complement any style of home and garden. Stratco Louvre or Fixed Veranda systems are custom built to your size and layout to suit your needs – units can be attached to your house or freestanding.

 

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Louvre systems come standard with a remote control and rain sensors to give you complete control over the weather. Fixed verandas include sheeted roofing to provide strength for wind and snow loading, and add polycarbonate sheets to allow protected light to come through. Both systems create comfortable living spaces in our otherwise harsh environment.

Outdoor Product Specialist Steve Cain says, “it works really well when people spend some time over the summer break considering how they would like to make the most of their outdoor spaces”. “In the New Year, we can complete installation within six weeks of the order, so their outdoor time for summer 2018/19 could be extended well into autumn.”

 

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The process is simple and stress free: Steve can talk you through the full range of solutions bespoke to you in size and colours. Once you’ve made some choices, the next step is the free measure and quote. The quote is fully detailed and all-inclusive for plumbing and electrical. “There won’t be any hidden costs,” Steve says.

On accepting the quote you’ll receive a fully dimensioned plan. Peace of mind comes from knowing that the team at Stratco offers project management that includes all of the subtrades and, of course, quality control. There is a great range of images on the website at www.stratco.co.nz, the Hands Road showroom is open 8am to 5pm on weekdays and Steve carries a working model on his truck.

Not just a great looking and fully engineered solution to suit demanding Australasian conditions, all Stratco products come with a full warranty. “We stand by our products. The Stratco brand is focused on quality and service and we are justly proud of what we do,” Dave says.

 



 

Oderings Landscaping

Grass with class: Oderings Landscaping


Oderings Landscaping helps you ensure that the grass is always greener on your side of the fence.

 

Oderings Landscaping

 

The company specialises in all aspects of lawn installation and lawn care. Whether it’s a new lawn, or bringing an existing lawn back to life, the team has the knowledge and skills to give you a lush lawn that your neighbours will envy. What is the function of your lawn? Is it a show piece or to play backyard cricket with the kids? Will there be pets using the area? A consultation with the landscaping team covers these considerations and the surrounding environment to give you a successful purpose-built lawn.
“We are often asked what our secret for a successful lawn is, and our reply is always the same,” Landscape Manager Jeremy Odering says.

“Success lies in the preparation, do it right the first time and your time and effort will be rewarded with a healthy lawn that looks amazing for years to come.” By using the highest quality methods and materials, Oderings Landscaping takes the time to do it right, ensuring there is a good depth of quality topsoil and that the surface is perfectly level before the installation. Depending on your needs they offer the options of instant lawn, hydroseeding and hand-sown seed.

Don’t forget the irrigation! Take the hassle out of keeping your lawn hydrated through the summer months by installing an irrigation system. Depending on your needs and budget, this can range from simple pop ups through to a fully automated system.
To keep your lawn looking lush in the years to come, it’s important to keep a regular routine of maintenance and care. With its dedicated maintenance service, Oderings Landscaping can care for your lawn all-year-round. Services available include scarifying, dethatching, feeding, weed control and more.

 

 


For all your lawn needs get in touch today to organise your free measure and quote.


 

Garden Court Brasserie

Embracing city’s favourite week: The Garden Court Brasserie


Raise a glass to the end of the week! Surround yourself with great company, live music and tasty tapas all in the picturesque setting of Garden Court Brasserie’s stunning rose gardens.

Garden Court Brasserie

 

Kick off the start of Cup and Show Week with a bang when you head in to the gardens for an evening of fun! The Garden Court Brasserie is embracing Christchurch’s favourite week of races, fashion and glamour by launching its new Friday Sunset Sessions.
Every Friday from 9 November you’ll be able to embrace the warmer evenings from the tranquil gardens from 4pm to 7pm, set up with comfy seating and a great atmosphere to last into the evening.

Continue the night into the Den Bar, the hotel’s luxe bar which offers a wide range of wine, beer, spirits and a tasty bite to eat. Set amongst five acres of stunning greenery, Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton boasts a moat, a vineyard and a beautiful rose garden. Garden Court Brasserie offers a variety of delicious wholesome options, whether you love balanced, healthy or indulgent gourmet dishes you’ll find something to suit your taste. Make the most of the ample-free parking available on-site.

 



 

Curators House

An edible initiative: growing green thumbs at The Curator’s House

The greenfingers amongst us have long recognised the benefits of creating food sources in our very own backyards and, with a growing recognition of the health and happiness benefits inherent in growing your own goodies, garden to plate initiatives have been increasing in popularity.

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An edible garden series is certainly something we can sink our teeth into

“We’ll discuss the importance of green cropping, and cover topics such as companion planting, orchard planting and crop rotation,” says Curator’s House gardener Louise Young.
Run twice yearly in autumn and spring, Louise co-presents the sessions with sustainability expert Rhys Taylor. “With Rhys and I coming from quite different work backgrounds, the benefit of our sessions is that participants get two points of view and two paths of information.”
Louise says the sessions are not only accessible to non-gardeners, but they are also great to upskill and update experienced gardeners.
“We want participants to leave our session really inspired to put in a vege garden, and also to have a bit of confidence in trying new techniques,” Louise says. “We have quite an organic approach to vegetable gardening – looking after the soil and the environment is very important.”
There will be the tastiest of tapas treats provided during the session from the Curator’s House restaurant. “Our tapas will focus on in-season produce from the Curator’s garden,” Louise says.
Participants in the session need only bring a pen and notebook, plus suitable footwear for walking around vegetable beds.
The Curator’s Edible Garden Session – Sunday 22 April, 10am to 12.30pm.
For more information and to book visit www.eventfinda.co.nz.