How to keep your spouting and gutters clean


cleaning spouting and gutters

Ensuring the spouting, gutters and downpipes on your roof is another of those things that you don’t want to do but really should stay on top of.  Dried leaves and other debris can stop water from draining away effectively, causing overflowing and are also a fire hazard in warmer months.  Birds are also quite fond of building their nests in … Read More

LaserLite: A perfect alfresco roofing choice for Geelong


Geelong Laserlite Suppliers

Nothing can ruin a family barbecue quicker than an unexpected rain shower so to make sure your outdoor area/patio or pergola is covered, come and visit North Geelong Timber Supplies for all of your LaserLite roofing needs. Alfresco Living with LaserLite Indoor/outdoor living is popular in Australia and adding a roof to your outdoor area guarantees that you will be … Read More

Using marine ply to build, restore or repair wooden boats


Marine Ply

“Break out another thousand” is said to be the acronym for boat and anything to do with restoring or repairing boats but this doesn’t have to be the case with our fantastic range of marine ply.   When it comes to hobbies, some people play golf, some garden, some restore classic cars or motorbikes so why not build, restore or … Read More

Using concrete mesh for better concrete work


Concrete mesh

  If you’ve ever watched a concrete slab for a building being poured, you will have seen the reinforcing steel, ‘rebar’ or concrete mesh being installed prior to the cement being poured.  This reinforcing gives additional strength to the cement and to help it retain its strength even under stress.  If you’re planning on doing any concreting around your house … Read More

Wire fencing stakes and their uses


Wire Fencing stakes

Wire fencing stakes or star pickets are great for fencing, they are cheaper than other fence posts, easy to install and don’t have problems with rotting like timber posts. They are also extremely useful for a myriad of other things around your garden, yard or farm. Leen’s Building Supplies stock a great range of wire stakes so get in contact … Read More

Pine decking – the next big thing?


Pine Decking

Indoor/outdoor living is extremely popular in Australia, especially in the summer, and a large proportion of Australian houses have at least one usable outdoor space.  Pine decking is becoming more and more popular in comparison to paving, concrete, tiling and even hardwood decking.  Treated pine has a number of advantages over other surfacing options as it is easy to stain … Read More

Metal roofing is being given new life


Interesting uses for metal roofing

Metal roofing is being given new life There is a growing trend of upcycling happening in Australia, people are using materials that previously would have been discarded to create new items or add new design features to existing items.  Reclaimed railroad sleepers are doing more than defining borders between garden beds and lawn, timber floorboards are used to create new … Read More

Roofing Supplies Geelong: 4 issues you can fix


The wild weather of the last few weeks is showing up the weaknesses of quite a few roofs in Geelong. Any suspect roof issues needs attention asap as it’s the main defence your house has against the weather. Here are 4 kinds of common issues that come up and that you can often fix yourself with some basic roofing supplies. If … Read More

Don’t tell Doris!!! Julian’s amazing birdcage


Julian dropped in to grab some materials for a ‘little’ birdcage project. As you can see in the above photo, this isn’t a little project at all. We’d call this Geelong aviary a mansion! If you’re a regular customer of Leen’s Building Supplies you’d probably know about Doris, our security-cocky that monitors the driveway. She has plenty of space in her … Read More

Salts of the Earth whole shop fit-out!


Geelong has a new treatment available to them called Salt Therapy! That’s thanks to the opening of Salts of the Earth down the river end of Pakington Street Newtown next to Hahndorf Chocolates. We had the pleasure of watching the progress of their shop fit-out as they took a pretty boring blank canvas from an empty shopfront into a professional clinic with many points of interest. They chose … Read More