Why You Need a Cool Deck Roof!

Add value and enjoy your outdoor living all year round with a Stratco Outback Cooldek roofing! The innovative Cooldek insulated panel provides a roof, insulation and ceiling like finish all in one product, with superior spanning capabilities and outstanding cooling performance.  

Perfect as that extra touch to comfortable outdoor living! 


As Cooldek roofing features a polystyrene core that is permanently bonded to a smooth, easy to clean coloured steel underside and a profiled, coloured steel topside. The insulating properties of Cooldek reduce heat from above on hot days, whilst reducing noise from heavy rain. A multifunctional product that can help reduce your energy costs and your carbon footprint! 


Exceptional strength allows Cooldek to span up to an impressive 7.2 metres unsupported. These large spans reduce the number of beams and framework required, which offers you an uncluttered appearance and clear views. Simple to install, Cooldek even has an inbuilt rebate within it to conceal electrical wiring for fans and light fittings.  


– Classic steel roof look on top, with a smooth ceiling-like underside. 

– Outstanding cooling performance. 

– Choose from Cooldek Classic or Cooldek CGI roof profiles.  

– Choose from three insulation thicknesses.  

– Wide range of popular roof colours.  

– Ceiling-like underside is available in White or a choice of high gloss colours.  

– Exceptional strength reduces the number of beams and framework required.  

– Reduces heat to make your outdoor living area more comfortable. 

– Saves on electricity by reducing indoor cooling costs. 


Cooldek panels have the following insulation rating (R value):  

– 50mm thick panels – up to R1.6 

– 75mm thick panels – up to R2.2  

– 100mm thick panels – up to R2.8 


Choose from either the Cooldek Classic or the Cooldek CGI roof profiles. There are three insulation thicknesses to choose from; 50mm, 75mm and 100mm. The topside colour choices include a wide range of popular colours to help you integrate your patio into existing colour schemes. The underside is available in White or a choice of high gloss colours. 

For a limited time only, you can get up to 60 months interest free on a Stratco Cooldek! *Conditions apply 


Get Up to 60 Months Interest Free on the Pavilion Allure

Have you been dreaming of the perfect backyard? Maximise your outdoor enjoyment and genuinely extend your outdoor living season with the super stylish Stratco Pavilion Allure! Offering you the very best in all-season alfresco living, the Pavilion Allure with remote controlled opening louvres and a flat ceiling appearance when closed, is brilliant for rain, shade and ventilation control anytime of the year.  









With the remote control you can precisely adjust your louvre angles to control sunlight levels in your outdoor living space. From blocking the dazzling summer sun, to welcoming the warming winter sun – you have complete control at your fingertips! Say hello to an innovative way to enjoying the Australian sun!  


Designed with excellent water management in mind, the Allure louvres have very deep side channels which direct water flow to smartly designed internal box gutters and away through downpipes. The rain sensor automatically closes all louvres at the first sign of rain, providing market leading rain and weather protection. 


With your Allure louvres partly open, you can effortlessly manage the refreshing airflow in your outdoor living space. Angle toward the prevailing breeze to push air in and down, or angle away from the breeze to allow fresh air circulation. Enjoy a fresher outdoor experience anytime you want without losing any comfort. 


The reinforced, one piece extruded louvre doesn’t warp, buckle or twist, and the anti-rattle weather strip inside each louvre overlap give a very even lay when closed. This combined with the 200mm wide gloss coated underside provides a genuinely beautiful ceiling appearance. 


A single Allure unit can cover an impressive 24m2, and a number of units can be joined together and operated by a single (replaceable) remote control. Available in the standard colours shown or in a wide range of custom colours to suit each project, or even in Aluminium mill finish. Perfect for a versatile entertaining area in restaurants, hotels, or apartment blocks. 


The palette of colours has been inspired by nature and reflects the earthy hues that are seen in the Australian landscape, bridging the gap between urban life and our native environment.These colours can be mixed and matched to illuminate and reflect the energy of any environment. To view all the colour combinations visit one of our display centres. 

For a limited time only, you can get up to 60 months interest free on a Stratco Pavilion Allure! *Conditions apply 


There is an Outback Stratco Patio for Everyone!

As an authorised dealer of one of Australia’s largest suppliers of building and renovation products. We have extensive experience when recommending a Stratco product. Commitment to quality and innovation, the Outback range from stratco provide customisable solutions to outdoor living areas.  

We work with Stratco products as they a quality brand best for Perth patios and pergolas, systematically designed with durability and the harsh Australian weather in mind.  

The most extensive and popular range that Stratco provides is the Outback range. We have years of experience installing the Stratco patios in Perth and know exactly what we can do to customise them to your specific needs.  

Outback Curved: The contemporary form of the Outback Curved Roof Verandah, Patio or Carport will add value and impart a sense of style and sophistication to your home. The smooth, clean lines of the curved roof form a graceful canopy over any outdoor area. 

Outback Flat: Create an attractive and functional outdoor living area that will enhance your home and lifestyle with the smooth, simple, uncluttered lines of the classic Outback Flat Roof Verandah, Patio or Carport. For cyclonic areas please contact Stratco for details and pricing. 

Outback Gable: Exhibiting a strong presence and style, the pitched roof of an Outback Gable Verandah, Patio or Carport is endowed with an open feel that will enrich your home and outdoor entertainment area. 

Outback Hip & Gazebo: Complete the open end of your Gable Outback with a Hip End or Gazebo. Designed to add a new dimension to your verandah and compliment the existing architecture of your home. 

Outback Pergola: Create an inviting open-air setting with the Stratco Outback Pergola. Let the light in and improve the appearance of your home. Add a functional outdoor patio space to shade and protect recreation areas and delicate plants. For cyclonic areas please contact Stratco for details and pricing. 

Outback Sunroof: If your home is a bit more modern and trendy you can’t go past the Stratco Outback Sunroof. This incredible alternative to a patio comes with the option of automated louvres, which control how much sun, or ventilation is let into the area. This Sunroof also comes with features such as sensors that tell the louvres to automatically close when it rains. 

For more information on the specific Stratco Patios we install in Perth contact us today! 

Top Things To Do This Easter Long Weekend

Yay! It’s the longest long weekend of the year and we bet everyone is looking super forward to it! We’ve compiled a short list of things to do with your friends and family this year. Hope everyone has a safe and fun filled chocolate coma weekend! 


Good Friday at the Races! 

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2019 Autumn Ascot Racing Carnival concludes with Good Friday Raceday with FREE ENTRY for all! 

There’s something for everyone with a range of bars, live music, plenty of food trucks, and fun activities for kids including the Monster Obstacle Challenge, Pirate Ship Slide, Pony Rides and more. 

Looking to dine? Why not book a table in our Flying Colours Restaurant and enjoy a delicious three course plated luncheon. Or try the Terrace Restaurant and feast on the extensive buffet offerings.  

If you are looking for a more casual day out, Picnic at Ascot offers picnic hampers and reserved trackside seating for you to relax and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere. 

Easter hunt @ Yagan Square on Saturday! 

Bring the kids for a special Easter egg hunt. There’ll be little yellow chicks hiding in the Amphitheatre and Playground on the upper level of Yagan Square – find a chick then head downstairs to collect your free treat from Sue Lewis Chocolatier in the Market Hall. It’s one chocolate treat per child so everyone gets a chance.  

Become and EGGSPERT at Perth Zoo on Sunday! 

Follow the interactive trail to match the eggs with their parents! 

Get creative in the Wild Zone using egg cartons and help make papier-mâché eggs to hide Easter treats in for our animals. 

You might even get up-close and meet one of Perth Zoo’s resident egg-laying reptiles. 

Finish off with Perth Comedy Festival on Monday! 

Now what a better way to finish off the long weekend than laughing your butt off! The Perth Comedy Festival starts on Easter Monday to May 19, catch a show with one of the world’s most funniest comedians or even with one of our locals. The programs is extensive, you will definitely find something for your family to enjoy. 

The Multifunctional Use of Ali Slats for Your Background

Our Ali slats are one of the most requested product due to its versatile use, you can literally transform your outdoor living area using slats as your platform.  Have you got an area that you would like to add a bit of life back into?  

Slats can literally be transformed into anything, you can create screens, fences, partitions, gates and much more. They come in a wide range of colours, finishing and sizes! Which is super handy to accommodate your home decor.  

How do they come? 

Our ali slats contain a secret fixing system allows for the perfect DIY project. These slats are great as fencing infills, landscape screens, gates, room dividers + much more! We can create slated features that provide maximum air flow and privacy. Slated features can be installed literally anywhere in your outdoor living area.  

COLOURS AVAILABLE: Classic Cream Matt, Primrose Gloss, Dune Matt, Monument Satin, Satin Black, Surfmist, Shale Grey Matt, Woodland Grey Matt and Anodic Natural Matt Also available are Wood grain colours at a slightly higher rate – Jarrah, Bush Cherry, Western Red Cedar. Install available.  

What can they be made into?  


Creating gates with slats is one of our most popular requests, as they can be made to custom colors and sizes.  


When you want to amp up your level of privacy and prevent prying eyes from looking into your home in Perth, slat fencing is a perfect solution.  


Backyard with nice slats

Just like fencing, slats are also perfect to create privacy screens, partition a area or as a feature for your outdoor living area.   

Focal Points: 

Did you know that you can create a focal point for your home with slats, as they can be created into horizontal or vertical patterns?   

Want more info?

1300 112 558


Make Your Pool Area Event Better! With a Pool Blanket Box

Complete your pool area, with our super popular 🌟POOL BLANKET BOX 🌟  

Our pool blanket box is an all-aluminum, powder coated pool blanket box that is super long lasting. Helping to protect your blanket from the hot Aussie sun, our pool blanket box is available in a range of colours and timber look finishes. 

Not only does it create a great piece of multi-functional pool side furniture that you can sit or lay on, it increases the longevity of you pool blanket in this unpredicted hot Perth weather.  

Custom colours and sizes are also available, as we make our own pool blanket boxes right here in Perth! You can customize the look and feel of your new pool blanket box in accordance to your taste and style. A perfect addition to your home.  

Our customers are loving these chic looking pool blanket boxes 😍 Keeps the pool area tidy and clean 🙌 They come in multiple sizes to suit your #poolarea you can customize to your colour scheme to make that pool area pop! You will be poolside ready ALL YEAR ROUND! Plus it can even assist in increasing the value of your property.  


– Remote control, semi-automatic roller upgrade option

– Roller can be built into the box

– DIY flat pack available for easy transportation

– Installation & delivery available

✔️ Protect your Pool Blanket from UV rays 
✔️ Perfect storage for your pool blanket roller 
✔️ Can be custom made to suit your outdoor decor 
WHY YOU NEED ONE FROM #SustainOutdoors: 
💪 Made right here in our Wangara Factory in WA 
💪 Local product, quality and support! 
💪 Comes in easy DIY flat packs or can be assembled by us. 

Why You Need A Stratco Pavilion From Sustain Patios!

At Sustain we work with Stratco products as they are known for their exquisite quality and design, a top choice for Perth patios and pergolas. Stratco’s patios are designed with the harsh Australian weather in mind and are incredibly durable. 

An up and coming stylish range from Stratco is their “Pavilion” which comes in 3 distinctive style, the Grande, Slique and Allure . At Sustain, we have years of experience installing the Stratco patios in Perth and know exactly what we can do to customise them to your specific needs. 

These patios can be made to almost any size and specification and can seamlessly fit into your existing landscape. For more information on the specific Stratco Patios we install in Perth, keep on reading or contact us today! 

The benefits of a Pavilion Patio  

Experience outdoor living like never before with the unparalleled aesthetic of a Pavilion Patio. 

The classical architectural proportions of Pavilion created by larger columns and bulkheads, and the distinctive Edge gutter, respond to emerging trends for a more substantial looking structure. 

Meticulous attention to detail 

With meticulous details such as Aluminium Composite panels (popular in many commercial buildings and architectural projects), integrated LED lighting and concealed fasteners and downpipes, Pavilion adds an element of sophistication, elegance, and glamour to outdoor living. 

Insulated Composite Roofing 

The smooth ceiling like finish of the insulated composite roofing further enhances the clean, contemporary design and thermal comfort of Pavilion. 

Openness & Space 

Engineering capabilities have been optimised to minimise the number of columns required and maximise roof spans, giving Pavilion a dramatic sense of openness and space. 

Pavilion Grande 

The classical architectural proportions of Pavilion Grande created by larger columns and bulkheads, and the distinctive Edge gutter, respond to emerging trends for a more substantial looking structure. Pavilion Grande has become the new benchmark in stylish alfresco design. 

Top 3 Benefits of a Grande

– Stylish & Modern Design

– Larger Column & Bulk Heads

– Distinctive Edge Gutter

Pavilion Slique 

The latest addition to the range is Pavilion Slique. With more slender proportions and an ultramodern aesthetic, Pavilion Slique is perfect for executive townhouses or urban homes. Offering a whole new level of sophistication, elegance, and even glamour to your alfresco living area. 

Top 3 Benefits of a Slique

– Clean Architectural Contours

– Meticulous Attention to Detail

– Day & Night Lighting 

Pavilion Allure 

Offering you the very best in all-season alfresco living. The Pavilion Allure with remote controlled opening louvres and a flat ceiling appearance when closed, is brilliant for rain, shade and ventilation control anytime of the year. Maximise your outdoor enjoyment and genuinely extend your outdoor living season. 

With the remote control you can precisely adjust your louvre angles to control sunlight levels in your outdoor living space. From blocking the dazzling summer sun, to welcoming the warming winter sun – you have complete control at your fingertips. 

Top key benefits of the Allure: 

– Superior Rain Protection

– Excellent Ventilation

– Attractive Flat Ceiling

Australia Day Essentials – Spending Aussie Day the Right Aussie Way!

Put on your patriotic hat my fellow Aussies and gear up in all your red, whites and blues because Australia Day is here and we are bloody proud to be Aussies! 

A day off work, a good ol’ barbeque with your friends and family, chilling out by the beach with a beer and singing them classic Aussie tunes off key and way too loud with your mates – We’ve put together some suggestions and ideas for how you could spend Australia Day, the right Aussie way! 

About Australia Day 

On 26th of January, Australia Day, our people celebrate the means of being a proud and privileged nation. This glorious day extends out to more than just its Australian people, from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to our diverse cultures residing in our democratic nation. We love our land, lifestyle, freedom and people of Australia and Australia Day reminds us of these blessings. In history, Australia Day marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet lead by Governor Arthur Phillip. Initially it was a day to celebrate the emancipated convicts of the ships from Great Britain however the day evolved into an acknowledgment and celebration of its contemporary people. Becoming a positive holiday for our friends, family and nation and to also welcome our fellow new Australian Citizens. 

The Traditions 

1 – Our biggest Aussie Day tradition, of course, is to round up your Aussie colours and slap it on where you can! From singlets to shorts, thongs and even some red, blue and white face paint. (You can never go “too patriotic” on Australia Day!) Wrap yourself in the Australian flag, go bare foot or wear your best pairs of thongs, just make sure you suit up in your most casual and relaxed outfit – good ol’ Aussie style.  

2 – Fire up your grill and let’s barbee – It’s almost a must do to have a barbeque on Australia Day, the tradition covers a relaxed meal with your friends and family (rather than slaving away in the kitchen) in your own backyard and what better way to do so in an Australia Day summer time heat. Invite your best pals, neighbours and families, cook up some steaks and sausage sizzle, have some beer and banter and just enjoy! 

3 – Cool down at the beach – Lets be honest… Australia does have some of the best beaches in the world!!!!! So do yourself a favour and make this your Aussie day tradition if it isn’t already. Bring your umbrella, beach towels, beach ball or volley ball and enjoy our amazing Aussie beaches with your favourite people. Have a volleyball tournament or a game of “whoever can avoid getting caught in the rip and embarrass yourself the most wins”. Bring your esky and have a few cold beveys and enjoy the sound of the waves. 

4 – Whether you love it, your partner loves it or your kids love it, you definitely should end your day with some Aussie Day fireworks! The Perth Skyworks kicks off at 8:00pm at the foreshore, so make sure you head down there and end your day with some more light! 

The Essentials 

Whether you are having a BBQ in your backyard, heading down to the beach for a swim, enjoying a picnic at your local park or out and about Perth for the day – make sure you remember to pack your Aussie day essentials. 

Survival item 1: SUNSCREEEEEEEEEEN (if you don’t want to get red, slap on this bad boy) 

Survival item 2: WATERRRRR/HYDRATION (and no I don’t mean just your beers, you’re going to need some water too in this heat) 

Survival item 3: FOOOD – If you really want to get into the Aussie spirit, get yourself some vegemite sandwiches, meat pies, sausage rolls and lamingtons… and of course, other foods you like J 

Survival item 4: BOOZE. (you know what to do) 

Survival item 5: The Australian Flag, big or small – make sure you pair it with your Aussie spirit! 

Events in and around Perth 

1 – Mandurah’s Largest Annual Citizenship Ceremony  

8:30am – 11:00am, Eastern Foreshore – Mandurah 

Come witness and support over 100 new citizens take their oath in becoming official Australians. The event includes a cooked Aussie breakfast, live music and the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club’s boats on the estuary. 

2 – Australia Day Morning Ceremony and Breakfast 

8:00am – 10:30am, Sir James Mitchell Park – South Perth 

Pay your respects here with a formal Flag Raising Ceremony by the Australian Defence Force and a presentation of awards and acknowledgment for those who have provided an outstanding service to our nation. Free entertainment and a BBQ will also be set. 

3 – Australia Day Celebration Zone 

3:00pm – 7:30pm, Sir James Mitchell Park – South Perth 

This event is perfect for the family with over 100 free activities suitable for toddlers through to adults including Stunt Jump, Water Slides, Airbrush Tattoos and so many more! There’s an art corner for you to create your most beautiful kite, friendship bracelets or paper umbrella. There will be live entertainers and performers on site and ample food vendors to quench your interest and hunger needs! 

4 – Australia Day Skyworks 

3:00pm – 10:00pm, Langley Park Riverside Drive – Perth 

The day will consist of free events and concert at Langley Park Entertainment Zone. Of course with a big finish, the Australia Day fireworks will kick off at 8:00pm. Make sure you come down and get yourself a great spot for this spectacular view. 

No matter what or how you decide to spend your Aussie Day weekend, we only ask that you make sure you say “OZZIE OZZIE OZZIE” at some point in your day and hope some random down the street will respond “OI OI OI” to you. 

Have a beautiful holiday all! We love Australia and Australia definitely loves us too!

Ring Your New Years in Style with These Top 3 Cocktails

Wishing Christmas could last forever and the holiday season wouldn’t creep away so fast? Us too. 

Though, cheer up buttercup as the festivities are not over yet and we got just the thing to keep your good times rollin’! The new year is just around the corner and although people think that the “New Years, New Me” vibe is the way to go, there are some old classics you should consider keeping around! So get your taste buds warmed up and your cocktail shaking dance moves ready because here are the top 3 classic yet deliciously easy to make cocktails that we recommend you keep sippin’ on as you party into the New Year! 

#3 The Pina-ahhhh Colada 

Time to prepare: 5 minutes 

30 mL Bacardi or Malibu Coconut Rum 

30mL Coconut Cream 

90mL Pineapple Juice 

Fresh pineapple 



Cocktail shaker 

Tall glass 


Fill shaker with ice and mix Bacardi, Coconut Cream and pineapple juice 

Shake well and pour mix into glass over fresh ice 

Slice pineapple to garnish 


** Tips: For a sweeter taste, add Malibu Coconut Rum and/or for a stronger edge, add Bacardi. 

#2 The Classic Daiquiri-eal nice! 

Time to prepare: 3 minutes 


2 oz. White Rum 

1 oz. Lime juice (fresh) 

½ oz. Simple syrup 



Cocktail shaker 

Cocktail glass 


Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and combine the white rum, fresh lime juice and simple syrup 

Shake the mix well for about 30 seconds and pour into cocktail glass when chilled 

Add a lime wedge or a twisted lime peel for garnish finish  


** Tips: some music and dancing could uplift the process 

#1 The Old-(but never old) Fashioned 

Time to prepare: 5 minutes 

2 oz. Rye Whiskey or Bourbon 

2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters 

1 Sugar Cube 

1 Orange  




Old fashioned glass


Place sugar cube in glass, pour Angostura Bitters and add 2-3 drops of water 

Pour Whiskey/Bourbon and stir until mixture is dissolved. 

Add ice cubes and stir 

Add a slice of orange to garnish as finish 


** Tips: sub the orange peel for a lemon peel if you prefer 

Enjoy these cocktails with your friends and family and start off your New Years classy! Kick it by the beach or relax in the cool air at home, either way you can’t go wrong with these classics. 

Happy New Year! 

Essentials in Throwing an Epic Xmas Party in Your Backyard

It’s that beautiful time of the year again! Carols on repeat, laughter everywhere, everything is more magical with Christmas in the air. What a wonderful opportunity to throw an epic xmas party for your loved ones to remember. We have had a lot demands during the holiday season to have certain projects done in time for Christmas, so we know how it may feel to have the urge to have your backyard ready for this jolly season! 

We have compiled a list of things to prepare you for an epic xmas party this year. From tips and tricks to top xmas playlist. We hope this makes planning a party a bit easier and more enjoyable with loved ones this year! Read on for more for a jolly good plan! Merry Christmas.  

What type of party: Choose your setting. 

This is one of the key elements in Xmas party planning. Decide on whether you want a sit down dinner or a more casual setting such as a cocktail party. Of course this is also dependent on the area you have and the amount of people you are going to invite.    

From the setting you have chosen you can then decide on how you want to serve your food.  

Buffets dining is a simple yet easy layout for your party, you can prep everything up and allocate an area for food where your guests can help themselves.    

Whereas cocktail parties may require you to constantly serve. We recommend if you are opting for the cocktail vibes, to plan your dishes ahead and to also plan when to serve each dish.    

Setting the mood: Choose your theme. 

When it comes to setting the mood and theme of your Christmas party. Its best to decide on your colour scheme first. Are you going to go with the traditional colours of red, green, gold and silver. Or will you opt for something more modern such as pink and silver? There are many options to choose from! All you need to do is google “Christmas Colour Themes” and woolah!  

Secondly after choosing your theme, think decorations! Start small. Decide on the area you would like to decorate:

– Does your garden need some lights?  

– What type of centerpiece are you wanting to display?  

– What type of table setting are you wanting to use? 

– Any designated area that you would like to create signage for?  

– Do you need to create a menu? For guests with allergies?  

Planning the dishes: What will you serve up.  

Now this is the super fun part. Have you seen the creativity the internet has displayed recently with all the xmas theme dishes? Food art has escalated into popularity in today’s society, you can literally search the web with millions of creative recipes at your fingertips.  

But first, decide on what you want to serve this Christmas and then google a xmas alternative. Here is a list of Xmas dish categories to consider: 

– Grazing Platters 

– Mains 

– Desserts 

– Sides 

– Finger foods 

For more Xmas dishes visit these websites, you will sure find a couple recipes: 




Add a little fun: Don’t forget the games!  

Ok, so let’s get this straight. ADULTS can play games too.  Xmas games are a thing. They can be cool too. What better way to get into the xmas spirit, than laughing your head off with your loved ones? Enjoy the top 5 games list below: 

Red Nose Reindeer: each player is provided with a red craft pom pom with a ribbon attached. All participants get a little Vaseline on their nose. Aim of the game is to swing the ribbon in your mouth and get the pom pom stick on your nose. No hands or other body parts allowed.  

Jingle Bells: Tie an empty tissue box around the players backside. Place the same amount of jingle bells in each persons box. Players have 1 minute to dance out as much balls as possible. The person who gets rid of the most jingle bells win.  

Christmas Bingo: Super easy, no need of an explanation. A game of Christmas bingo can make any Christmas party a whole lot of fun.  You can find FREE printables on this website.

Christmas Minute to Win It games: These are super fun and can get your guests laughing in hysterics, some may even become extremely competitive. FULL list here – yes, you can thank us later. 

Christmas Guess Who: Everyone who enters the party gets a character on a posted note, throughout the party they have to ask questions about who they are. Person who is able to guess who they are first, wins a prize.    

Epic Xmas playlist: Choose your tunes.  

We have done some research for you to get the party started! 

Links to playlist of Youtube.

Links to playlist on Spotify.

From the team at Sustain, we would love to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!