Firth makes it easy for you to enhance your outdoor areas

Firth makes it easy for you to enhance your outdoor areas
February 10, 2016

Whether it’s a rental or your own home, great outdoor spaces are a major attraction for any property.

Renovations, big or small, can be a great way to increase the value of a property, with significant value able to be added through relatively minor changes.

However, carefully choosing what kind of renovations to undertake is crucial. Carrying out unnecessary work can sometimes incur a lot of expense while adding little value.

When it comes to creating indoor/outdoor flow and great outdoor spaces, hardscapes can add some real form, structure and practicality to your garden. Hardscape is the term given to paths, patios, steps, retaining walls and anything that uses a hard material.

Hardscaping can give a solid framework for gardens, enhancing their beauty and making them a feature. Planters raise up plant beds and create drama, while walls and columns can form areas of interest and make the area look larger by changing the perspective.


Firth’s range of pavers and retaining walls can change an outdoor space into a useful, appealing area and it doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult to achieve.

Paving or concrete patios can be used to create that very desirable outdoor BBQ area. Using Firth’s Paving Planner and Paving Calculator you can decide what paver you would like and how many you will need.

And you can do it yourself. Firth’s How to lay pavers video will show you exactly how you can prepare and lay pavers step by step for a professional job.


Image: Firth Classic Range of pavers

During 2015 Firth also developed a brand new range of pavers called the Designer Series to add to their very successful Classic Collection of pavers. The new Designer Series offers an inspiring high-end honed residential paving range that allows you to achieve a premium finish that is complementary in size and colour, offering more flexibility and creativity.


Firth retaining walls are perfect for creating a landscaping feature wall, garden edge walls, or levelling off an area with a retaining wall to establish a lawn.

Alongside Firth’s current retaining wall products we are proud to bring the cutting edge Firth Keystone® Retaining Wall System™. With elegant designs and exceptional performance, the Keystone Landscape range is lightweight, easy to handle and requires no special tools. Perfect for the DIYer!

With the huge range of Firth Retaining Walls and Fences your design possibilities are virtually endless.

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Image: Firth Ezi Wall™ Planter

Check out our HOW TO’ PDFs” below:

How to Build a Country Manor Square Planter

How to Build a Country Manor Column

How to Build an Ezi Wall Raised Planter

How to build a retaining wall video will show you exactly how to create your own retaining wall without calling in the professionals!

Not just any concrete!

Then there is Firth Designer Concrete™ which allows concrete to have colour, patterns, aggregate finishes and incorporate bricks and pavers. Concrete no longer needs to be just a drab grey. Firth Designer Concrete can transform any path, driveway or patio and can be laid in a variety of colours, shapes and finishes to create the look you are after.

Where can I see Firth Designer Concrete? Click here to view locations.


Image: Firth Designer Concrete™

So when it comes to landscaping, don’t put it in the too hard basket. Talk to us today on 0800FIRTH1, email or go to

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