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 in the Melbourne suburb of Mitcham. With tight spaces, front posts would have been a safety hazard and would have made parking for residents near-on impossible.

So when Helmut Huber from Outside Concepts Ferntree Gully Branch was asked to build 5 carports for the complex, cantilevered structures were the only way to go. Cantilevered simply means a projecting structure that is supported at one end and carries the load along its length. It may look out of balance but done correctly it’s a perfectly acceptable building method. And, of course, in situations like this one it makes a lot of sense.

The carports were completely erected using steel, creating strong carports that will endure for years without the need for maintenance.

Find out about Outside Concepts’ 10-year structural warranty. Call us on 1800 601 674.


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