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Patios2017-05-22T04:26:34+00:00

We install a huge range of patios and carports.

Patios are a common feature in West Australian landscapes due to our hot summers. Find out what options you have for your patio installation. See our information on patios and carports, including Colorbond colour options, local council links, and a glossary of patio relevant terms. Read our frequently asked patio questions. We can also finish off your area with a range of surfaces, such as brick paving, liquid limestone, and exposed aggregate.

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Patio styles, colours, and Glossary

Not sure where to begin? Our handy tabs offer information on patio choices including Colorbond roof sheeting colour options, different patio styles, and a glossary of patio relevant terms. Choose a tab for different options.

Council Links

Check your local council website for information on your obligations and approvals. Click the council links tab for more.

FAQs

Read some of our most frequently asked questions for patios and carports.

Blog posts

Find loads more information and photos in our blogs related to patios and carports.

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Find out answers to some of our most frequently asked questions for patios.

Colorbond steel won’t rot, warp, or twist and will never need painting. Colorbond steel for your roofing, posts and gutters are powder coated rather than painted. Colorbond steel is not susceptible to damage from termites or white ants, it is strong but light, and looks terrific. A Colorbond patio allows for a quick installation.
There are regulations on how big, as well as how high, you can build structures such as patios on your property set out by the Building Code of Australia. Check with your local council for how the BCA affects you, as well as any local council regulations that are relevant to you.
There are terms to differentiate between the different patio styles, such as gable patios, dome patios, skillion and flat patios, pyramid and hip patios. As well as these styles, which make reference to how many sides your patio has and how they interact with each other, your patio can also vary in the angle of the pitch, in overall size, and in materials. While there is a lot to consider when designing the right patio for you and your space, we can make the decision easy by providing a free site inspection.
As a general rule, many areas stipulate patio roofs must be built at least one metre from the property boundary line. You will need to check with your local council to see if this applies in your area.
It is always best that you have a tradesperson attend for a free site inspection to obtain a written quote for your new patio. In some circumstances, if you have a clear understanding of what type of patio you are wanting in terms of size and materials, we may be able to provide a price estimate based off your calculations. This price estimate will always be subject to a site inspection and cannot be considered a firm quote until a tradesperson has performed a physical inspection and check measure.
Yes, you will require council approval for installation of your new patio. See our council links tab to visit your local council website.
The time it takes will rely largely on approval from your local council. It may take weeks before approval is granted and work on your installation can commence. Being realistic about how long it may take can take some of the frustrations out of the waiting period. Just remember that in hindsight it won’t seem like such a long time when comparing it to the years of comfort you will get out of your new patio.
Building a patio connected to the side of your house can alter the amount of natural light not only under the patio, but also entering the house from that side. This may be exactly your intention, or else you may want to counter balance the reduced light in your home with polycarbonate sheets in your patio roofing, or else skylights in the living area of your home. You can discuss this during your site inspection so everything can be included in your quote.
Yes. Your patio can be a combination of materials. Pillars provide a custom look, but will take up more space.
Yes. We also install exposed aggregate, liquid limestone, and paving. See our pages on these products for further information, or speak to us today.

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You can find loads of extra information and pictures for patios and carports from our related blog posts. See some of our posts below for trade insight on patios.

Installing a fence on top of a limestone wall

By |September 1st, 2014|Categories: excavation, Fences, Limestone blocks|Tags: , , , , , , |

Arguably, one of the tidiest looking Colorbond fence installations sits upon limestone blocks. Why the tidiest? Because instead of the Colorbond posts being concreted into a hole in the dirt, a neat, round hole is [...]

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Cheap Artificial Grass Perth

By |December 19th, 2017|Categories: Artificial Grass|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Paying the best price for artificial grass in Perth Buying artificial grass is an investment. While it's important that you purchase a quality product that will look good for years to come, no one wants [...]

Calculating how much artificial grass you need

By |December 1st, 2016|Categories: calculate area-artificial grass|Tags: , , , , , |

Calculating how much artificial grass you need When your area is suitably prepared for installation of your artificial grass (excavated to the correct level, cracker dust applied and compacted), you will need to determine how [...]

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Landscaping for new areas of Perth and some things to consider.

By |March 10th, 2015|Categories: excavation, landscape design|Tags: , , , |

If you have a new Perth residential building block and are looking for affordable landscaping, we can design a number of different plans to incorporate into your space. If you are building for the first [...]

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Commercial artificial grass installation roof top West Perth

By |March 10th, 2015|Categories: Artificial Grass, commercial artificial grass|Tags: , , , , , |

Our artificial grass installations are not limited to your average suburban back yard. We have quickly become a specialist niche installer to some of Perth’s most prominent commercial fit out companies and designers. Artificial grass [...]

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Council driveway crossover installation- Perth and surrounds

By |March 8th, 2015|Categories: council crossovers, surfaces|Tags: , , , , , |

Council Crossovers The installation of a council crossover must meet all specifications of your council; each council may require something slightly different to the next. This is why you should work with a trade contractor [...]

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Limestone Blocks: Natural Vs. Reconstituted Blocks

By |March 8th, 2015|Categories: Limestone blocks|Tags: , , , |

Natural Limestone blocks are the result of cutting limestone straight out of the ground from limestone quarries into blocks. Natural limestone is 100% limestone, and as such has a natural, desirable texture. Above: Limestone quarry [...]

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