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Things to Consider When Extending Your Patio

Patios and pergolas on the Sunshine Coast are an important part of an outdoor entertaining area. A place where you can enjoy life’s precious moments and create memories for years to come. A well-designed patio or outdoor roof structure will have you enjoying the outdoors all year round. A perfect place to celebrate with friends and family, sharing food laughter and creating memories together.

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Here are some aspects to consider if you’re thinking about extending your outdoor patio or roof structure.

Materials for the structure
Consideration needs to be made for the overall feel and the design. When it comes to selecting the right material for your patio, some selections are:

  • Timber – Softwood or hardwood
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Masonry/ Stone
  • Combination of materials


Shape and roof profiles
The shape and profile of your roof are important to the overall look and functionality of your patio. It is often a reflection of the current dwelling, some of the options are:

  • Hip ends
  • Gable Ends
  • Skillion
  • Curved
  • Custom



Roofing Material
Selecting the right material for the roof sheeting is important when considering your design, as this will affect the efficiency of your patio and the space created underneath it.

  • Timber or aluminium battens (shade only)
  • Corrugated or Trimdeck roof sheeting (with open ceiling)
  • Corrugated or Trimdeck roof sheeting (with ceiling)
  • Prefinished Insulated panels
  • Roof Tiles
  • Thatching



Ceiling Material
In most scenarios, the ceiling will be more visible than the roof and therefore it is just as important to make the right selection for this aspect of your patio. Some choices are:

  • Open ceiling with visible beam and rafters
  • Plasterboard (set and sanded seamless smooth finish)
  • Villaboard (either set and sanded or with joining strips)
  • Timber Ceiling
  • Horizontal Blinds/ Retractable


Other options to consider

  • Lighting
  • Ceiling heating
  • Audio and speakers
  • Vertical blinds (auto and manual)
  • Ceiling Fans

Having a custom design for your outdoor entertaining area will incorporate all important factors: your house design, landscaping, space, products, and materials used.

If you are looking to collect ideas and inspiration for your outdoor entertainment area head over to

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Outdoor Entertaining

We all love it! It’s where food is shared, laughter is harvested and lasting memories are created.