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Verandah the perfect Aussie home addition

Whether you want to spell it with or without the ‘h’ at the end, a verandah is a great addition to almost any home.

A verandah (or veranda, the spelling can be either but we prefer verandah) is, according to the Macquarie Dictionary, “an open or partly open portion of a house or other building, outside but abutting one or more of its principal rooms, covered either by a separate skillion roof or by the roof of the main structure”.

While many of us Aussies may think a verandah is quintessential Australian, the first verandah was erected well before we stuck one on a cottage to keep our dirty boots dry. The word’s origins are actually Indian or Portuguese and verandahs have been built, used and loved for many centuries.

Love your new verandah

What if your home doesn’t have a verandah and you don’t have an outside covered area for an entry to your home, to place a small table and chairs or to keep your boots dry? Don’t worry, Outside Concepts can help.

We design and build all styles of carports, from the modern and contemporary verandahs that are so popular today through to the bullnose, federation and older style verandahs that suit older homes. We’ll help you with the design and every aspect of your new verandah, including:

As our motto says, “From concept to clean up, you can rely on us”, which means we’ll also look after aspects such as council plans and permits and clean up at the end of the job.

So, when you’re interested in building a new verandah for your home, make sure you get in contact with Outside Concepts first. You can phone us on 1800 601 674 or email

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