When faced with an impractical and unattractive double carport, these Melbourne homeowners in Hoppers Crossing opted for a fresh start, choosing to demolish and rebuild. With a little help from Outside Concepts!
As well as being somewhat of an eyesore, the existing Melbourne carport didn’t meet the homeowners needs. While it was large enough for two vehicles, the brick pier in the centre made the space for each car narrow and created a collision risk. Further complicating this was the clearance to the underside of the roller door, which was at a minimum.
With the family buying a new, bigger car, the carport simply had to go.
The remarkable transformation of a carport in Hoppers Crossing, Melbourne
The homeowners contacted Kose from our Northern and Western Melbourne branch to give their carport a rebirth.
After an initial discussion, Kose provided a quote and design concept for a new double carport, with no central brick pier in sight! It also featured a greater clearance to the underside of roller door and a fresh, on trend look.
The end-result is a massive improvement in aesthetics on the old carport and a much needed increase in practicality. The new double Melbourne carport features architectural metal cladding, a new double roller door and integrated lighting.
Polycarbonate sheeting was used to provide screening on the sides of the carport. The sheeting provides additional protection from the elements, while retaining natural light.
To add additional height to the carport – and provide increased clearance for the roller doors – special brackets were used on the house-side. This allowed the carport roof to rise well above the fascia of the home.
This is a great tip if you’re considering building a new carport – or pergola, patio or verandah for that matter – and attaching it to your home. The fascia is often chosen as the attachment point, but by going above the fascia with brackets, you get additional space and natural light under the roof of your new structure.
New Melbourne carport beckons
If your existing carport is impractical or letting down the curb appeal of your home, you have a choice. You can put up with it or you could do what these Melbourne homeowners did and create a remarkable transformation.
Like the rest of the Outside Concepts team, Kose from our Northern and Western Melbourne branch has significant experience in the industry. He’s also very customer-focussed and driven to improve the lives – and homes – of Melbournians.
“My branch can help you with the entire range of Outside Concepts products, including carports,” Kose says. “When we sit down to discuss your project and brainstorm ideas, I can explain the various structural options that are available in the market today. I can also help guide your decision-making when it comes to material selection and choosing your final colour scheme.”
To get Kose to visit your home for an initial discussion, give Outside Concepts a call on 1800 601 674. You can also visit his branch page and submit a contact form.
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Is your existing Melbourne carport tired and impractical? Do what this Hoppers Crossing homeowners did and give your carport a rebirth.
Before image: The before image shows that with a brick pier in the centre and a low roof, the existing carport was not only a little ugly, but it was also impractical.