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Timber is increasingly used for creating stunning outdoor design features, following a trend for natural finishes, raw materials and mixed textures. Wood structures generate a sense of warmth and connect with their natural surroundings. With its neutral palette, timber also harmonises with other building materials, such as brick or concrete, and can be used for a multitude of outdoor applications that are both stylish and practical. Boral Timber highlights some of the different ways that homeowners can use timber to create interesting landscaping features to suit any outdoor space.

Install a timber feature wall

Spruce up a garden or courtyard without renovating the entire space by adding a timber feature wall. This is a great way to inject natural elements into the backyard, and a simple way to warm up a concrete or rendered space. It can also soften hardscapes where planting or foliage may not allow for a variety of textures. Whether using vertical battens or horizontal slats, a timber feature wall creates an eye-catching pattern to transform an outdoor area into a contemporary design space.

Zone your garden

Establishing different zones adds visual interest to any outdoor design and maximises functionality. Using timber creatively can include a deck which has multiple levels or platforms to define areas with different functions. Timber planter beds can be built up to add a touch of greenery and give the space dimension. For areas with limited space, built-in bench seating is a great way of providing ample room for visitors whilst creating a visual focal point.

Build a timber pergola

Pergolas are great for adding beauty and functionality to an outdoor space. A thoughtfully designed pergola will define an outdoor living area with instant character and wow-factor.

Australian hardwood species are extremely durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions, including rain, humidity, wind, salt and intense heat.

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