Outside Concepts Melbourne are Pergola Builders


Thinking of a Pergola Melbourne? Let our Expert Pergola Builders Transform Your Outdoor Space

Are you dreaming of creating an inviting outdoor oasis, where you can relax and entertain in style?  Look no further than our expert pergola builders, who can transform your outdoor space into a stunning and functional paradise.

A pergola is not just a simple structure; it is an architectural masterpiece that adds elegance and charm to any backyard or garden. In this complete guide, we will take you through the process of creating your own outdoor oasis with the help of our pergola builders.

From selecting the perfect design and materials to maximizing your space and incorporating functional features, we will provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to create a truly breathtaking outdoor sanctuary. So, get ready to be inspired and let the pergola builders work their magic, turning your outdoor space into a haven that you will never want to leave.

Choosing the right pergola builder in Melbourne

When it comes to creating a stunning and functional outdoor oasis, choosing the right pergola builder is crucial. You want to work with professionals who have the expertise and experience to bring your vision to life.

Here are a few factors to consider when selecting a Melbourne pergola builder:

1. Experience and reputation

Look for builders who have a proven track record of delivering high-quality work. Check online reviews and ask for references to get an idea of their reputation in the industry.

2. Portfolio

Take a look at the builder’s portfolio to see examples of their previous projects. This will give you an idea of their style and craftsmanship.

3. Communication and collaboration

It’s important to find a pergola builder who listens to your ideas and understands your vision. Good communication is key to a successful project.

4. Licensing and insurance

Ensure that the builder you choose is licensed and insured. This will protect you from any liability in case of accidents or damages during the construction process.

5. Budget

Discuss your budget with the builder and make sure they can work within your financial constraints. Be wary of builders who offer significantly lower prices, as this may indicate subpar quality.

Considering these factors, you can find the perfect Melbourne pergola builder to bring your outdoor oasis to life.

Factors to consider when designing your pergola

Creating your outdoor space is an exciting process that requires careful consideration of various factors. Here are some key aspects to keep in mind when designing your outdoor oasis:

1. Purpose and functionality

Determine how you plan to use your outdoor space. Are you looking for a quiet retreat, a space for entertaining guests, or a combination of both? This will help you determine the layout and features you need.

2. Sun and shade

Consider the sun’s position throughout the day and plan your pergola accordingly. Opt for a design that provides ample coverage if you want to maximise shade.

3. Views and privacy

Take into account the surrounding landscape and neighbouring properties. Do you want to enhance the views or create a private sanctuary? This will influence the placement and orientation of your pergola.

4. Climate and weather

Consider the climate in Melbourne and choose materials, features and orientation that can withstand the elements. For example, if you live in a rainy region of Victoria, opt for waterproof materials and a design that allows for proper drainage.

5. Maintenance

Think about the amount of time and effort you are willing to invest in maintaining your outdoor space. Choose materials and features that are low-maintenance if you prefer a hassle-free oasis.

By carefully considering these factors, you can design an outdoor space that perfectly suits your needs and enhances the beauty of your pergola.

Understanding different pergola styles and materials

Pergolas come in a variety of styles and materials, each offering its own unique aesthetic and functionality. Here are some popular pergola styles and materials to consider for your outdoor oasis:

1. Traditional pergolas

These pergolas feature classic designs with open roofs and evenly spaced beams. They add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any outdoor space.

2. Modern pergolas

For a more contemporary look, opt for a modern pergola design. These pergolas often feature sleek lines and minimalist structures, perfect for those who prefer a clean and streamlined aesthetic.

3. Attached pergolas

If you have limited space or want to extend your living area, consider an attached pergola. These pergolas are attached to existing structures, such as the side of a house or a deck, and provide a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces.

4. Freestanding pergolas

Freestanding pergolas are perfect for creating a focal point in your outdoor space. They can be placed anywhere in your garden or backyard and offer flexibility in terms of design and layout.

5. Timber pergolas

Timber is a popular pergola material due to its natural beauty and versatility. Treated pine, Jarrah and Merbau are commonly used for their durability and resistance to rot and insects. Timber pergolas can be stained or painted to match your desired aesthetic.

6. Metal pergolas

Metal pergolas, such as those made from aluminium or steel, offer a sleek and modern look. They are durable, lightweight, and require minimal maintenance. Metal pergolas are available in various colours and finishes to complement your outdoor decor.

When choosing a pergola style and material, consider your personal preferences, the overall aesthetics of your outdoor space, and the level of maintenance you are comfortable with.

Melbourne Pergola Builder Posts

Enjoy reading our posts on pergola builders:

From vines to modern marvels – the evolution of the pergola

From vines to modern marvels – the evolution of the pergola

When you consider all the pergolas that dot Melbourne backyards, it’s easy to forget they’ve been in use for eons. While they may have come a long way from the simple structures that we’re often adorned with grape vines, the pergola is still just as practical today as it was when first introduced. Pergolas in ancient civilisations The exact origin of the first pergolas is difficult to pinpoint,...

Geelong pergola just the way you want it

Geelong pergola just the way you want it

Meet Sasha and Caleb. They like everything modern. They drive the latest electric car, their home is modern and minimalistic, and it's filled with all the techno gadgets you can name. They only drink Sanpellegrino sparkling mineral water and coffee made using their Victoria Arduino espresso machine. Meet Martha and Bill. They love things with character. They drive an older model Ford Falcon and...

Melbourne pergolas hit the heights of style

Melbourne pergolas hit the heights of style

These days it seems that styling homes in Melbourne is sexy. Everyone wants the best look and the latest trends for their homes, so why should our pergolas be any different? By creating an outdoor living area that looks great, you’ll want to spend more time in it and have guests over to entertain more often. 8 tips for creating a stylish pergola How can you create a pergola for your Melbourne...

New flat roof pergola in Sunbury a clear improvement

New flat roof pergola in Sunbury a clear improvement

If you’re looking for a little – or a lot of – extra cover at the rear of your home, do what the owners of this Sunbury home did. Rip down the old, tired and decidedly small section of roof and replace it with a large flat roof pergola. The flat roof pergola project in Sunbury was designed and built by our North Western & Western branch. Branch owner Kose says after meeting with the...

Building a verandah as Aussie as it comes

Building a verandah as Aussie as it comes

Verandahs are as Australian as a kangaroo or a meat pie (Certainly more Aussie than a Holden!) and it may also be one of the most practical investments you can make in your home. A verandah in Melbourne will give you years of use A well-designed and built verandah will give you years of enjoyment and comfort. It can help to keep the sun off you and your furniture, and be a saviour on rainy days...

Melbourne western suburbs carport and pergola get TLC

Melbourne western suburbs carport and pergola get TLC

While Outside Concepts specialises in designing and building customised outdoor structures such as carports and pergolas, sometimes it’s not about building a new project but re-building what’s there. Such as the case with this home in the Melbourne western suburbs. When Kose from our North Western & Western Branch visited to talk to the homeowners, he found a home that was desperate for some...

Pergolas help sell houses in Melbourne western suburbs

Pergolas help sell houses in Melbourne western suburbs

The Benefits of Affordable Pergola Builders in Melbourne, Ballarat and Melton Adding a new pergola to a home can provide a number of benefits. Firstly, a pergola can increase the value of your property by enhancing its aesthetic appeal and providing additional outdoor living space. A pergola can also provide shade and protection from the sun and rain, making it a comfortable space to enjoy the...

A pergola in Melbourne’s western suburbs a great investment

A pergola in Melbourne’s western suburbs a great investment

While the western suburbs of Melbourne has many beautiful examples of older homes, as with much of the rest of Melbourne, new modern homes are popping up everywhere. All well and good, but often these new homes don’t have pergolas or other outdoor living areas, which means they may be perfect on the inside, but they’re hardly perfect on the outside. If this applies to your home, it’s time to do...

Essendon pergola a hot topic

Essendon pergola a hot topic

With the first real taste of winter weather in the Essendon area of Melbourne, you could perhaps be forgiven for heading indoors and beginning the hibernation process. However, what if we said there’s a way to spend time in your pergola, verandah or patio, while being comfortable even in the coldest weather? Read on for our top tips for keeping warm and comfortable in your Essendon pergola. Top...

An outdoor office space in Melbourne? Just add a pergola

An outdoor office space in Melbourne? Just add a pergola

While many Australians have had to find space in their homes to work during the last two years, some smart people have gone a step further and created an outdoor office space. So, with no sign of the working from home phenomenon letting up, if you live in Melbourne how can you join them? Simply add a pergola. The benefits of a home office in a pergola The benefits of having a pergola where you...

Sprucing up your tired Geelong timber deck

Sprucing up your tired Geelong timber deck

With the COVID-19 pandemic, not to mention another brutal loss in the AFL finals, chances are you haven’t given much thought to your Geelong timber deck for a year or more. In that time, it may have been copping a hammering from rain, sun and hail, birds, scraping furniture, dog paws and more. So, now’s the time to show it a bit of love with some deck maintenance. It’s easy to maintain your...

Perk up your health in a Melbourne pergola

Perk up your health in a Melbourne pergola

Perk up your health in a Melbourne pergola        Here at Outside Concepts we don’t need an excuse to get into our pergolas more often, but if you do, here’s some advice that may motivate you. Getting outside more is good for your physical and mental health. That’s right, if you have a pergola at your Melbourne home and you use it regularly, you’re doing your body and mind a favour. But don’t...

Get your Bayside pergola winter ready

Get your Bayside pergola winter ready

There can be no denying that in the last couple of weeks, the weather in Bayside Melbourne has been getting cooler. And there can also be no denying that winter is coming. So, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to go into hibernation for the next several months or get your Bayside pergola or outdoor living area ready for winter? If you’re still reading along you’ve most likely...

North Western Suburbs patio a hip job!

North Western Suburbs patio a hip job!

If you want your new North Western Suburbs Melbourne and Berwick patios to be a little hip or groovy, then it’s difficult to go past the range of Stratco patios that incorporate a gazebo or hip end. If a gazebo or hip end sounds a little Double Dutch to you, don’t worry, it’s simply a way to describe a roof style. A gazebo roof is shaped like a hexagon or octagon, while a hip roof is a roof...

Melbourne verandah for any season

Melbourne verandah for any season

We may be just about to start winter – historically the period when we get more rainy days than any other season – but if you’re thinking of building a verandah for your home around the Melbourne suburb of Berwick, it’s wise to remember that it needs to do the job all year round. Get it right, and your Berwick verandah will be a smart investment no matter what the weather throws at you! A...

Melbourne pergola or patio? It’s your choice

If you’re thinking of building a new outdoor living area for your Melbourne home, you may have wondered what the difference is between a pergola or patio, or are they simply one and the same?  Strictly speaking there is a difference and that’s simply that a pergola doesn’t have a roof while a patio does. Think of a traditional Melbourne pergola and you’d be picturing an outside structure...

Melbourne pergola’s or patio, built for eastern or western suburbs – it’s your choice!

Melbourne pergola’s or patio, built for eastern or western suburbs – it’s your choice!

Your Stylish New Pergola in Melbourne Western Suburbs We're not fussed about whether you want to call it a pergola or a patio – or simply an outdoor living area. Just call Outside Concepts in Melbourne once you decide on the name and we’ll make your Melbourne pergola, patio or outdoor living area a reality. Traditionally, there is a difference between a pergola and a patio to set the record...

Let there be light in your Berwick pergola

As the cooler weather descends on Australia and the southern states in particular, your Berwick pergola in Melbourne’s south east that was somewhat dim but cool in summer is now looking decidedly dark, grim, cold and uninviting. Thankfully, a solution is available and the answer is polycarbonate roofing. The advantages of using polycarbonate roofing on your Berwick pergola are, dare we say it,...

Old-school Berwick verandah a modern marvel

Most of us who are old enough will remember the days that practically every house in the country – and many houses in the city – had a good, old-fashioned verandah along at least one side of the home. Often the verandahs covered a cracked and faded timber deck that had never been oiled, several pairs of work boots and an old bench seat to enjoy a cuppa, but they still had a certain style and...

Spring into a more inviting Melbourne outdoor living area

With a warmer week forecast in Melbourne and the official start of spring only days away, now’s a great time to get outside and get your Melbourne outdoor living area ready for spring, summer and autumn. Here are Outside Concepts top tips to make sure your patio, pergola or verandah is ship-shape for the outdoor entertainment and relaxation opportunities that lie ahead. Melbourne outdoor living...

Staying comfortable in your Melbourne outdoor living area

Melbourne is well known for its ability to have four seasons in one day – and sometimes in one hour! So, how can you design and set-up your Melbourne outdoor living area so that it’s comfortable for all seasons? Comfortable Melbourne outdoor living area – by design The design and location of your outdoor living area is paramount when considering comfort for all seasons. For example, an important...

1 + 1 = 2 – The answer to your Melbourne pergola questions

If you’re considering adding a new Melbourne pergola to your house but are unsure about a range of options, an answer might be to do what this family in Melbourne’s Western suburbs did… Build two pergolas! The modern contemporary project was designed and built by Jaan McKenzie, who’s the manager for Outside Concepts Western and Geelong branches. It involved building two separate pergolas that...

Beautiful Melbourne patio a showpiece of simple design

Confucius once said, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”. Which leads us to think that perhaps Confucius could have turned his hand to designing and building if being a philosopher hadn’t panned out. Because when it comes to outdoor structures, sometimes it’s the simplest designs that look the best. Like this Melbourne patio. Stunning Melbourne patio The Melbourne...

Firmlock a good low maintenance choice

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 entertainment area may be your only choice. And with a bit of good planning and clever design, it can be a good solution, as well. The images in this blog show the construction of a...

A verandah that’s one of a kind!

Every now and again we get asked to do a project that’s very different to anything we’ve done before and such was the case when clients from the western suburbs of Melbourne contacted Jaan McKenzie to build a verandah for their home. After sitting down with the clients to discuss the verandah and organise a free quote, Jaan soon discovered the clients wanted an outside living area with a...

Big statement in a small Melbourne area

Designing and building a deck and verandah in a small area wasn’t the only challenge facing Jaan McKenzie from Outside Concepts in Melbourne’s West. Nor was the client the only one he had to please. Jaan also had to keep the local council happy, a task that required a lot of permit applications but was well worth the trouble. The clients now have a beautiful, raised space to enjoy the sunny...

Melbourne pergola a year-round asset

Melbourne pergola a year-round asset When people are considering a pergola for their Melbourne home, they often think of the entertainment and relaxation opportunities their new structure will bring during the warmer months. However, with the addition of a roof, a Melbourne pergola can be a valuable asset for any home all-year-round. Strictly speaking, pergolas don’t feature roofing. They are...

Pergola Melbourne

Enjoy your Melbourne pergola naturally A pergola can be a great addition and investment for any Melbourne home, particularly if you have it designed and built to suit your needs. If you’re more likely to use your pergola on fine days and nights, a Melbourne pergola without a roof can be a great option. This is the traditional way pergolas are designed and built, particularly when combined with...

Melbourne pergola a material choice

Melbourne pergola a material choice So, you’ve decided to extend your outside living area by installing a pergola at your Melbourne home. Congratulations! A pergola is a valuable asset that will provide you many entertainment and relaxation opportunities and add value to your home. Have you considered what materials you will use in your Melbourne pergola? Along with your pergola’s location and...

Pergolas Melbourne

Melbourne pergola a material choice So, you’ve decided to extend your outside living area by installing a pergola at your Melbourne home. Congratulations! A pergola is a valuable asset that will provide you many entertainment and relaxation opportunities and add value to your home. Have you considered what materials you will use in your Melbourne pergola? Along with your pergola’s location and...