We are Pergola Builders. 

Create an outdoor area for your family with a Pergola built for you by Outside Concepts. Enjoy the great outdoors knowing you will be protected from the weather.  You are investing in your living space, while adding value to your home too.

A pergola is a great addition to your home’s exterior. Traditionally, a pergola was an open-roofed frame for climbing plants or grapes.

With Australia’s climate, it is common for pergolas to be roofed with corrugated polycarbonate or metal to provide year round shade and climate protection.

They are an excellent addition to any patio or garden area for entertainment and outdoor meals. A pergola is not only a great way to expand the living areas of your home in the beautiful Australian weather, it is also an investment that will improve the value of your home.

It practically pays for itself.

Outside Concepts will custom design your pergola to your exact needs, budget and specifications. We prefer to use only the best quality timber and steel to ensure your pergolas durability and longevity.

In addition, many of our customers add sun filtering with blinds and shades for an extra feature.
Our design specialists have a lot of ideas on how to improve your home. Check out the gallery below for examples of our previous work from some of our happy customers.

Since 1991, Outside Concepts have built a reputation based on excellence and customer service.

Transform Your Outdoor Space with Our Custom Pergola Solutions.

We specialize in creating stunning, custom-designed pergolas that transform your outdoor space into a beautiful and functional extension of your home. Our expert team is dedicated to delivering top-quality pergolas tailored to your unique style and needs.

Personalised Designs

Every home is unique, and so should be its pergola. We work closely with you to design a pergola that complements your home’s architecture and fits your lifestyle.

Quality Materials

We use only the highest quality materials to ensure your pergola is not just beautiful but also durable and long-lasting.

Choose from a range of options, including wood, metal, and composite materials, all selected for their quality and sustainability.

Expert Craftsmanship

Our skilled craftsmen take pride in their work, delivering pergolas with exceptional attention to detail and quality.

Functional and Stylish

Our pergolas are designed to provide the perfect balance of sun and shade, creating a comfortable outdoor space for relaxation and entertainment.

Added Value

A well-designed pergola not only enhances your outdoor living experience but also adds value to your property.

Consultation and Design

Our process begins with a detailed consultation to understand your vision and requirements. We then create a custom design that aligns with your expectations and budget.

Material Selection

You select from a wide range of materials, colours, and finishes to match your home’s aesthetic and functional needs.

Professional Installation

Our experienced team ensures a seamless and efficient installation, respecting your property and completing the project with minimal disruption.

Aftercare Support

We stand by the quality of our work and provide ongoing support and advice to ensure your pergola remains a cherished part of your home for years to come.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward creating your dream outdoor space. At Outside Concepts, we are committed to delivering excellence in every project, ensuring your pergola is a perfect addition to your home.

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Contact Us Today!

Contact Outside Concepts to speak to a member of our friendly customer service team on how we can get your home fitted for a new pergola. We are the experts for all exterior home improvement projects, including pergolas, carports, patios, and more.

You can call us toll-free at 1800 601 674 for more information on how we can help you or you can visit one of our many showrooms throughout Australia.

We have locations in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the ACT. We will prepare a free, no-obligation quote for your custom-designed pergola.

Contact Outside Concepts and get started on your new pergola today!

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What do I need to think about when building a pergola?

Having a pergola built in your home is a big decision. Once completed, the pergola will become a permanent part of your home. Any mistakes made about orientation, colours etc will haunt you for years. Well as long as you live in that home.

Let’s consider some of the decisions you’ll need to make when building your pergola. We’ve tried to provide helpful design ideas here that are beyond the basic pergola structure.

Design Decisions

Choosing the right pergola design is a balance of aesthetic appeal, functionality, and harmony with your existing home and landscape. By considering these factors, you can ensure that your new pergola is not just a visual delight but also a cherished space for relaxation and entertainment that stands the test of time.

As you deliberate on the design, always envision the pergola as an integral part of your living space, bridging the indoors with the outdoors in graceful symphony.

Consult with your local Outside Concepts franchisee about what you are trying to achieve for your home, your family and of course for yourself.

Our franchisees are highly experienced in building outdoor structures like pergolas and may be able to provide answer based on their knowledge in your area.

Our in-house quoting system can also provide a budget for your pergola project so you know exactly where you stand.  

 

Designing Your Pergola

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Assess your space

Size and Shape: Measure your available space. Consider if you want a free-standing pergola or one attached to your home.
Purpose: Define its primary use – be it for relaxation, dining, or entertaining – to determine the appropriate size and design.

Consider the Climate

Material Choices: Australia’s variable climate requires materials that can withstand changing weather. Consider durable woods or metals.
Coverage: Decide on the level of coverage based on the typical weather conditions and your intended use of the space.

Architectural Harmony

Style Consistency: Ensure the pergola complements your home’s architecture. Classic, modern, rustic – the design should be a natural extension of your home.
Colour Coordination: Select colours and finishes that blend seamlessly with your existing exterior.

Landscape Integration

Garden Fusion: If you have a garden, choose a pergola design that enhances your green space. Consider integrating climbing plants or hanging gardens.
View: Consider the view from your pergola. Design it to capture the best angles while offering privacy.

Functionality

Amenities: Consider adding lighting, heating elements, or built-in seating depending on your lifestyle needs.
Accessibility: Ensure easy access from your home to the pergola while considering the flow of traffic within the space.

Budget

Expense Allocation: Determine your budget early on. Consider costs of materials, installation, and additional features.
DIY vs Professional: Assess if a DIY project is feasible or if professional installation is required.

Customization and Personal Touch

Unique Elements: Add unique touches to make the space yours – be it artistic elements, a fire pit, or personalized decorations.
Adaptability: Consider designs that can be easily updated or modified to suit changing tastes and needs.

Building a pergola? Here’s some FAQs to think about.

Having a pergola built in your home is a big decision. Once completed, the pergola will become a permanent part of your home. Any mistakes made about orientation, colours etc will haunt you for years. Well as long as you live in that home.

Let’s consider some of the decisions you’ll need to make when building your pergola. We’ve tried to provide helpful design ideas here that are beyond the basic pergola structure.

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What is a pergola?

A pergola is an outdoor structure with vertical posts and an open roof, typically designed to provide shade, support climbing plants, and create an inviting outdoor space.

Why should I build a pergola?

Pergolas enhance outdoor aesthetics, provide shade, and create a comfortable area for relaxation and entertainment.

Where should I place my pergola in my backyard?

Choose a location that complements your outdoor space, offers a pleasant view, and provides adequate sunlight or shade as desired.

Do I need a permit to build a pergola?

Regulations vary by location. Your local Outside Concepts representative will be familiar with the requirements in your area, and will be able to assist you in applying for the necessary approval.

How much does it cost to build a pergola?

Costs vary widely based on size, materials, and design but can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Your local Outside Concepts representative will be able to assist you with this question.

What materials are commonly used for pergola construction?

Common materials include wood, metal, vinyl, and composite materials.

Can I build a pergola myself, or should I hire a professional?

It’s possible to DIY, but hiring a professional may ensure a better outcome, especially for complex designs.

How long does it take to build a pergola?

The timeline depends on complexity, but a basic pergola can be completed in a weekend, while custom designs may take longer. 

What are the different styles and designs of pergolas?

Styles range from traditional to modern, and designs can be simple or elaborate.

Should I attach my pergola to my house or make it freestanding?

It depends on your preference and site conditions, but both options are viable.

What are the ideal dimensions for a pergola in my space?

Dimensions should suit your needs and available space; there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.

How do I choose the right vines or plants to grow on my pergola?

Select climbing plants that thrive in your climate, are not invasive, and offer the desired aesthetics.

What kind of roof or shade options can I add to my pergola?

Options include retractable canopies, shade sails, lattice roofs, or traditional beams.

How do I maintain and care for a pergola once it's built?

Regular maintenance includes cleaning, sealing (if using timber), and checking for structural integrity.

Can I install lighting and fans in my pergola?

Yes, adding lighting and fans can enhance comfort and ambiance.

Are there any building codes or regulations I need to follow?

Your local Outside Concepts Representative can assist you with the local building guidelines and help you submit the appropriate compliance information to your local Council.

What is the lifespan of a pergola, and how can I extend it?

Proper maintenance can extend its lifespan, but expect 15-20 years or more with good care.

Can I build a pergola on an existing deck or patio?

Yes, it’s possible to retrofit a pergola onto an existing outdoor space. Speak to your local Outside Concepts representative for more information. 

Are there any eco-friendly or sustainable options for building a pergola?

Consider using sustainably sourced materials and eco-friendly finishes. Speak to your local Outside Concepts representative for more information. 

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Pergola video reel.

Checkout some of the pergolas we’ve built for our clients across Australia.

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One of the best things about Outside Concepts is that every branch is owned and operated by the franchisee. This means that every branch is motivated to do the best by their customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to apply to council to build my project? How does a Local Environment Plan (LEP) affect my building job? Do you manage the whole project? And many other frequently asked questions can be found in our FAQ section.

Quality Materials

Outside Concepts is a company with credibility and because of this, we only use quality materials. Our company policy is never to compromise on our workmanship or the quality material standards we’ve set.

Our Guarantees

Outside Concepts is a company with credibility. We have been in business for over 25 years and are slowly growing by establishing new franchises in more states. Our company policy is never to compromise on our workmanship or the quality material standards we’ve set.

“We have been very impressed with the quality and service and have gladly recommended you to several of our friends.”

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