While the weather might not be terribly tempting at the moment, it’s worth keeping in mind that spring is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning for outdoor relaxation and entertainment opportunities. It’s time to start planning to build a verandah for your home!
When considering a verandah for your home, the planning is vital to ensure the new structure will deliver for you now and will deliver when you come to sell your home.
Design is one of the most important factors to think about. While there are many styles and verandah designs you can choose, not all will perfectly match your home. One of the keys to design success is to consider the design of your existing home and match or complement the style when planning to build your new verandah.
The location and size of your verandah is another important decision (and it’s best done before you pick up a saw or a hammer!). Consider the location, for example, in relation to the sun, prevailing winds, driveways, roads and prying neighbours. If you can locate your verandah in a quiet and private spot where you can get sun in the winter, protection from the sun in the summer, and protection from the prevailing winds all-year-round, you’ll really be on a winner.
Another thing to consider during the early stages is council planning and regulations. It’s likely you will need planning permission to build a verandah, so contact your local council or jump on their website to get the process rolling.
When you get the planning right and you’ve designed your new verandah, now’s the time to build it, and this really comes down to excellent skills, knowhow, time and a lot of hard work.
Or, of course, you could just contact Outside Concepts!
In fact, if you contact us at the planning stage we can help you throughout the entire process, including helping organize council permission. And if you act now, we can help you build a verandah and start enjoying it this spring.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact Outside Concepts today and you’ll be enjoying your new verandah very soon.
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