t’s fair to say that a verandah is about as traditional in Australia as a meat pie and kangaroos, but the verandah’s popularity is not just based on tradition. The verandah is
one of the most practical, stylish outdoor structures you can build for you home, particularly if it’s an Adelaide verandah built by Outside Concepts.
An Adelaide verandah provides excellent protection
A verandah installed on your Adelaide home will do a great job of protecting you from the elements.
Most of us can picture an Aussie verandah with a pair of work boots beside the front door, with a blue heeler dog curled up on the mat. While it’s perhaps more likely to
be an assortment of kids’ shoes, a barbecue and some outdoor furniture that’s under the verandah these days (and possibly a maltese shih tzu on the mat, although the dog is probably curled up on the sofa inside!) the same principle applies.
An Adelaide verandah will provide protection from the hot sun, driving rain, hail and whatever else the elements can throw at you. This is not only good news for your dog, but also for you and whatever other items you choose to have under your verandah.
Like other outdoor structures, such as patios and pergolas, a verandah opens up a whole world of entertainment and relaxation opportunities. Adelaide’s climate lends itself to getting outside, and a well-built verandah will provide the enticement you may need to do just this. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to have a cuppa in the morning, an intimate area to enjoy lunch on the weekend with your partner, or a larger space to entertain friends and family, an Adelaide verandah built with your needs in mind will deliver the goods.
An Adelaide verandah adds style
As well as being practical and creating entertainment and relaxation opportunities, a verandah will add truck-loads of style to your home.
Take a look at the main image on this page of an Adelaide verandah built by Outside Concepts Southern Branch. Without the verandah, the home would look somewhat naked and unfinished. Add the verandah and the home suddenly oozes style. Terrific for you and your family and even better if you ever decide to sell your home in the future.
Let us build your new Adelaide verandah
Servicing all of Adelaide’s southern suburbs, Southern Branch manager Craig Arthur has over 20 years’ experience in the building industry. Craig and his team have built hundreds of verandahs in the Adelaide area and they have the experience and knowledge to make your verandah dream a reality.
If you’re looking to build a new verandah – or any outdoor structure – Craig can help you through the entire process. As we say at Outside Concepts, when you build with us we’ll look after you from “concept to clean up”, and this includes a free design and quote, help with any necessary local council planning application, the building process and clean up at the end of the project.
Give Outside Concepts a call on 1800 601 674 and we’ll organise a day and time for Craig to visit you.
From concept to clean up, you can rely on us. Give Outside Concepts a call on 1800 601 674 to organise a free quote.
Adelaide’s climate can be quite variable, with hot summers and cool, wet winters. Choose materials and designs that can withstand these conditions. For instance, materials that provide UV protection are crucial for the hot summer months.
Council Regulations & Permits
Before starting your project, check with your local council for any regulations or permits required.
Adelaide councils may have specific guidelines regarding the size, height, boundary setbacks, and materials for verandahs.
Design and Aesthetics
Consider a design that complements your home’s existing architecture.
The style, color, and materials should blend seamlessly with your house to enhance its overall appeal. Popular styles in Adelaide include traditional, contemporary, and custom-designed verandahs.
The choice of materials will impact not only the look but also the durability and maintenance requirements of your verandah. Common materials include timber, steel, and aluminum.
Each has its pros and cons in terms of cost, durability, maintenance, and appearance.
Orientation & Placement:
The position of your verandah should be planned to maximize comfort and utility. Consider the direction of the sun throughout the year and how it will affect shade and heat.
A north or east-facing verandah can be ideal for enjoying morning sunlight while providing afternoon shade.
The roofing you choose will affect the light, temperature, and protection your verandah provides.
Options include polycarbonate roofing for more light, insulated roofing for better temperature control, or a combination of both.
Size and Scale
The size should be proportionate to your home and garden.
It should be large enough for your intended use, whether it’s for outdoor dining, relaxation, or as an additional living space.
Determine your budget early in the process. This will guide your decisions on size, materials, and design complexity.
Remember to factor in both the initial construction costs and long-term maintenance.
Professional Advice and Construction
Consider hiring a professional builder or architect who is experienced in constructing verandahs in Adelaide.
They can help navigate council regulations, material selection, and ensure a high-quality build.
Think about how you plan to use the verandah.
If you intend to use it for entertaining, you might want more space and perhaps even integrate features like outdoor kitchens or lighting.
Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
Consider environmentally friendly options like sustainable materials or designs that reduce energy use, such as natural cooling and heating.
Privacy & Security
Depending on the location of your property, you might want to integrate design elements that enhance privacy and security.