Our tips for building by the ocean
Create an amazing beachside home that will look great for years to come.
Our top tips:
- Choose your materials wisely – it’s a great idea to upgrade a few key fixtures to ensure their longevity, mainly the windows, paint and decking.
- Use timber sparingly – try to minimise the use of timber outdoors, and ensure all timber is adequately treated to withstand elements.
- Be mindful of corrosion – the salty air can cause corrosion in metals in homes up to 1km away from the ocean. In order to minimise the effects of corrosion, it’s a good idea to select the highest grade fixings available, and ensure these are maintained per manufacturer guidelines.
- Maximise your enjoyment of the fresh sea air by creating a great alfresco entertaining area and pool if budget allows.