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Find Out Why So Many People Are Enjoying the Benefits of Bali Huts

Every year we try and spend as much time as we can within our garden to enjoy every aspect of it. However this can often be difficult to achieve thanks to aspects such as bad weather or a lack of reliable outdoor furniture and features. Well thankfully for you there is now a lot more choice with the aspects that we can place within our gardens and one feature that eliminates the above problems comes in the form of a Bali hut. So this now begs the question, why should we invest in a Bali hut as appose to the more traditional gazebos?
rThere aren’t many structures that come close to the usability and aesthetically pleasing features that are associated with Bali huts. There multi-functional uses mean they are perfect to be used as spa covers and perfect garden additions that are great for aspects such as wedding ceremonies and much more. They can act as a great reflection of your lifestyle and taste, so let’s take a closer look at the features that are associated with them…
rFor starters, with this feature you are presented with a natural eco-friendly roof that is low in maintenance and, unlike other features you could place in your garden, a Bali hut won’t suffer the effects of mildew. The roof of this hut also provides you with 100% UV protection and in the summer will provide you with a great area to chill out and relax in, especially when you consider the fact in summer it is 10°C cooler than anywhere else in your garden, but it doesn’t just stop there. As well as providing you with a much needed cool area in the summer season, it also insulates in the winter. So basically rain or shine you will be able to make the most of your garden, especially when you also consider the fact this hut is also 100% waterproof.
rThe options that are open to you when it comes to how you will make use of this particular hut are pretty much limitless. For example a lot of people have a tendency to place this structure over aspects such as hot tubs, spas and Jacuzzis as well as swimming pools. You can also cover a built in BBQ so next time it rains there’s still no need to cancel your plans due to the rain. Or if you prefer you can simple place the hut in a space of your garden and then place seating and scatter cushions underneath it, giving you the ideal relaxation space.
rThe internal and external look of a Bali hut is very decorative while remaining very natural and they are available in a range of sizes and shapes, so no matter what type of garden you have there could potentially be one that is perfect for you. They really are a great addition to any outdoor space and even with very little maintenance they have an average lifespan of anything up to 15 years! So whatever you want seclusion for within your garden, keep the concept of a Bali hunt in mind, after all they could be the perfect solution you have been looking for.


Weathervanes for wooden garden sheds have been making a comeback in recent years. I am not quite sure why other than wooden garden sheds are also making a comeback and that is probably the reason. Weathervanes just add a touch of beauty, personality, and class to your wooden garden sheds. Maybe, another reason for the strong appeal is that there are so many choices today in what style of weathervane you can get and a general return to traditional values and architecture in our lives.

WHY PUT A WEATHERVANE ON MY WOODEN GARDEN SHED – There can be several reasons but I think there are two primary reasons to put a weathervane on your wooden garden sheds. First, weathervanes add a great look and finishing touch to your wooden garden shed. Second, they are still a tried and true weather instrument given to us by our forefathers. With so many of us living in subdivisions these days there are many micro-climates going on  so that the local weather station doesn’t really give you an accurate indication of wind direction in your local micro-climate. Add a wind speed cup to your garden shed and you have the best of both worlds. I do enjoy looking out the window and getting an accurate wind direction for my yard from my weathervane but I do have to say the look/appearance is probably the best thing about weathervanes on garden sheds.

WHERE DO I LOCATE MY WEATHERVANE ON MY WOODEN GARDEN SHED – There is no right or wrong answer on where you locate the weathervane on your garden shed other than to make sure that the location does not cause the weathervane to be affected by a nearby tree or other obstruction that blocks the wind or causes your weathervane to give a false reading. If wind obstruction is not an issue then locate the weathervane anyplace on the roof you desire to be able to see it from the house. I have seen weathervanes on either end of the garden shed or in the middle of the shed. I have seen them located directly on the roof or on the top of a cupola.

MAINTENANCE OF WEATHERVANES ON WOODEN GARDEN SHEDS – With most weathervanes being made of weather-resistant materials (copper, aluminum, cast iron, wrought iron etc) they are pretty much maintenance free. However, the maintenance I do suggest is to lubricate the moving parts once a year. This can be done with silicone spray or WD-40. The main benefit of this will be to keep your neighbors from ever complaining about a squeaky weathervane. Anyway, the maintenance is easy and only takes moment. Additionally, by lubricating the moving parts you will ensure that the weathervane does not wear out prematurely in windy areas.

STYLES OF WEATHERVANES FOR WOODEN GARDEN SHEDS – Today there are many more choices for weathervanes than what were available years ago. You can get the weathervane made out of copper, aluminum, cast iron or wrought iron. They come with traditional barnyard animal figures, wildlife figures, and even boats for a nautical theme. I won’t try to list all of the options but just know you can find most any kind of weathervane you want to put on your wooden garden shed. You could even buy a traditional style and take it to a metal shop and have it customized if that is what you want.