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Firmlock a good low maintenance choice

September 07, 2014 | Carports, Colorbond metal roofing, Metal carport, Pergolas, Patios, Verandahs, Polycarbonate roofing | 0 comments | Author:

Is it a carport? Is it an entertainment area? At Outside Concepts, we say why can’t it be both? If your block size is small or your budget won’t stretch to building two outside structures, combining a carport and an … Continued


Let there be light and space

July 21, 2014 | Carports, Colorbond metal roofing, Metal carport, Polycarbonate roofing, Single carport | 0 comments | Author:

A narrow area with low light provided a challenging aspect for Outside Concepts when we were asked to design and build a single carport for the owners of this home in Bayside Melbourne. Not one to be put off by … Continued


Project brings double delight

May 29, 2014 | Carports, Colorbond metal roofing, Double carport, Metal carport, Pergolas, Patios, Verandahs | 0 comments | Author:

When clients ask us to build an outdoor structure for two purposes, often they want a carport that will double as an entertainment area when the cars are moved. However, while a carport and entertainment area was required for this … Continued


Cantilevered carports a smart idea

April 24, 2014 | Carports, Metal carport | 0 comments | Author:

Question: How can you build a carport (or for that matter any outdoor structure) with posts on only one side? Answer: The cantilevered carport. Having posts at the front of their carport was never an option for this multi-complex residence … Continued


Building an outdoor structure to withstand the elements

April 15, 2014 | Carports, Dutch gable carport, Metal carport | 0 comments | Author:

While the practicality and aesthetics of an outside structure are always important, the ability for a structure to withstand the elements is also a vital consideration. In some areas of Australia, this means taking fire into account. With a house … Continued


Is it a carport or an entertainment area? Both!

April 12, 2014 | Carports, Colorbond metal roofing, Metal carport, Pergolas, Patios, Verandahs, Polycarbonate roofing, Single carport | 0 comments | Author:

When the owners of a house in the Melbourne suburb of Altona approached branch owner Jaan McKenzie, from Outside Concepts Western Branch, they wanted an outside structure that would double as a carport and entertainment area, but that wasn’t their … Continued


How do you create a gable roof carport in a triangular space?

April 07, 2014 | Carports, Colorbond metal roofing, Double carport, Metal carport, Polycarbonate roofing | 0 comments | Author:

This was the challenge that faced the team from Outside Concepts Dandenong. Further adding to the difficulty was the fact the carport had to connect to a house eave that varied by 1.5 metres. The tailor made solution was to combine … Continued


How can you keep your assets protected without spending a fortune?

April 04, 2014 | Carports, Colorbond metal roofing, Double carport, Metal carport | 0 comments | Author:

If you own a home it will be your number one asset but it’s likely you’ll have other assets that need protecting. Whether it’s your car or other prized asset such as a boat or caravan, keeping the elements out … Continued


A simple yet stylish no-maintenance Sydney carport

April 01, 2014 | Carports, Colorbond metal roofing, Double carport, Metal carport | 0 comments | Author:

There are times when a simple design is not only a practical solution, it’s also a stylish solution. The owners of this Sydney home wanted a carport to match their house and be economical to build. At the same time, … Continued


Sydney carport protects the new asset

March 27, 2014 | Carports, Colorbond metal roofing, Metal carport, Single carport | 0 comments | Author:

When a homeowner in the St George Area of Sydney bought a new car there was one main problem – they didn’t have a carport to protect it! So the homeowner called on the services of Richard Narborough, from Outside … Continued


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