Outdoor Patios – Ideas, Designs And Patio Roofing For Perth WA (2014)
A great looking outdoor patio will do much more than add to the value of your home...
It’s usually a second entertaining area, a second living area, a place for your children to play safely out of the rain in winter and the harsh sun in summer. Add your own personal style with creative garden features, decorative lighting and furniture, and perhaps even a spa!
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Whilst colorbond metal roof sheets are extremely durable and UV safe, their use can result in a patio area that is a little dark. That's why many Perth patio designs incorporate plastic sheeting (polycarbonate) to improve lighting and add style to the patio area. Certainly for areas further south of Perth like Bunbury, Busselton, Albany, etc where the temperature can be a little cooler it's a … [Read More...]
When it comes to choosing a good Perth Outdoor Patio Builder there are several important things you should consider. For most home owners or property investors, price is an important factor. However, the last thing you want is an inexperienced Perth patio builder taking a long time to finish your outdoor patio, building it with cheap materials which could begin to corrode and rust after a year, … [Read More...]
Not too many Perth home owners would allow a new patio area with an unfinished floor. Here are some patio floor materials to consider: Tiles: Wooden deck tiles are easy to install with a snap- and click-together system. They usually come pre-finished but need oiling once or twice a year. Tiles also come in granite, slate and stone. Bathroom-style tiles make a deliciously cool Perth patio … [Read More...]
FLAT ROOF - Just like the name implies, a flat roof is the same height all the way across. Flat roof patios are less popular now with roof designs like gable more in vogue. Flat roof patios have less overhead space than other patio roof designs and can give that closed-in, claustrophobic feel. However, this style of patio roof is perfectly fine for carports, or storage areas or for creating … [Read More...]
Patio lighting is crucial for enjoying your outdoor patio space after dark. When you're considering what to install, think about both functionality and aesthetics. First, the practical stuff. What will you use your outdoor patio for at night? Entertaining? Cooking? Relaxing with a book? Will you need a light strong enough to read by? Do you need spot lighting near the barbecue? Second, the look. … [Read More...]
With outdoor living spaces an essential part of Aussie culture and housing design, patios are hugely popular. And the variety of patio designs is vast. For example, your choice of patio roofing impacts on the feel and function of your patio. You can choose metal sheeting like Colorbond steel, or one of the many polycarbonate plastic sheeting options. Opaque patio roofing, using ColorBond … [Read More...]
Patio lighting is crucial for enjoying your Perth outdoor patio space after dark. When you’re considering what to install, think about both functionality and aesthetics. First, the practical stuff. What will you use your Perth patio for at night? Entertaining? Cooking? Relaxing with a book? Will you need a light strong enough to read by? Do you need spot lighting near the barbecue? Second, the … [Read More...]
When it comes to selecting a patio roof, you’ll be considering: 1) how it looks 2) how long it will last 3) how much light and heat it will allow into your patio area. Suntuf polycarbonate plastic sheeting offers a range of patio roofing solutions. Suntuf makes an excellent choice of patio roofing because you can select something to suit your unique needs and tastes. There are clear and … [Read More...]
The Aussie patio is more than an add-on – it’s an outdoor living space. Our Australian climate is gorgeously suited to outdoor living and having a patio is a luxury that links inside and outside. It’s the transition space between the insulated indoors and the fresh outdoors. Making this transitional living space attractive as well as functional can be as simple as these five … [Read More...]
There are countless options when it comes to patio area and roof designs... Perhaps you envisage a shady, leafy, cool retreat filled with green potted plants. Or perhaps you’d love a sunny, warm alcove that lets in lots of light. Whatever you have in mind you'll need to choose the appropriate patio roofing material to achieve your outdoor vision. With solid roof materials like Colorbond steel … [Read More...]
What colours does patio roof material come in? Well, if you've already spoken to a patio builder, then most of them work with a range of standard metal sheet colours made by BlueScope Steel called the ColorBond range. As of January 2013, Colorbond colours come in four ranges: Standard, Ultra, Stainless and Fencing. You can check out this website http://www.colorbondcolours.com/ to see the … [Read More...]
Colorbond® steel is used in many Perth patio constructions as well as in other backyard areas and on roofs. So what is Colorbond? Why is it so popular for patio roofs? One of the main reasons is that is made by a large Australian company - BlueScope Steel (a spin off from BHP). Here's what BlueScope Steel say about their Colorbond product... 1. Made for Australian conditions COLORBOND® steel … [Read More...]
Most people often leave the decision about an outdoor patio floor until last, leading to a very "broken" looking theme in the end. There are a number of great looking floor options out there starting from timber decking, brick paving, slate, stone, and even tile. So let's take a look at what each type can offer. Timber Floor Decking Timber seems to be the flavour recently. Whilst … [Read More...]
With the powerful UV rays causing havoc on our skins, we have known for many years about the importance of sun protection. If you however, love spending summer days outdoors, and enjoy those weekend family BBQ's, then what options do you have? Well, aside from the normal sun block, hat and UV protective sunglasses, you can also go the extra mile and build a special outdoor patio for your … [Read More...]
There is no doubt that "getting outdoors" allows you to unwind and relax, especially after a long work day! Not only can you escape the realities of everyday responsibilities and chores, you can enjoy some of "me" time all with the help of a Perth outdoor patio. And the warmer weather in Perth lends to an outdoor lifestyle. Besides the benefit of having an area for personal or social time, a … [Read More...]