|DIY, DIT or DIFM
The decision on whether to DIY, DIT or hire a contractor will involve deciding how much time you have, your budget and the complexity of your project.
DIY (Do It Yourself) – A good rule of thumb when working out your schedule is: one day of work for professionals equals 5 days for an amateur, then double it. For help with your DIY project, download our How -To guides here:
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Retaining Walls >How to Build
DIT (Do It Together) – When planning a DIT project, be realistic about what projects you can complete yourself and/or with the help of family and friends. There are some jobs that will need to be done by a professional. Water features and fish ponds can be tricky and you may need to get advice and assistance from an expert.
Landscape architects can help with design tricks to make a small garden look bigger, create attractive lighting effects or install garden art.
DIFM (Do It For Me) – If time is an important factor using a contractor may be the best option. Your local Boral stockist can help with selecting a contractor or speak to friends who have had a project done by a professional for a referral.
Whatever path you choose to get your project started follow our site planning guide.
>Site Planning Guide