Quality carports designed & built to improve your home's street appeal

Carport Design

Development of a carports design will take into account some, or all of these criteria:
Accomodation & height requirements
Possible extension to & integration into the home's form
Architectural style of the homeo a connecting space
Security
Physical constraints, eg. shape of home & land, easements
Structural limitations
Building regulations
Materials
Budget
Except for large homesites, the location of the carport will be limited by the space available convenient to the homes entry, either attached or free-standing. Care must be taken to ensure the carport enhances the home's street appeal.

Gazebo Design

A gazebo is a free-standing verandah, that is, an unattached, open sided roofed structure.

Gazebos are often used as a garden feature, for outdoor living separate from the home, or as a gathering point in common areas of residential developments. A gazebo associated with a swimming pool is called a cabana.

A gazebo is not necessarily designed to match the architectural style of the home, it may be a "folly", although where it is close to the home, blending in with the homes style would remain important.

Like verandahs, gazebos provide for all-weather outdoor entertaining or leisure activities.

Like verandahs, carport & gazebo roofs may be:
Skillion - flat, with a min. fall of 2°
Gable - triangular, with vertical ends
Hipped - triangular,  sloping (hip) ends
Dutch gable - hipped end with feature gable
 
The pictures in our carport & gazebo project gallery above show the diverse range of styles, roof shapes &  geometries we are able to build for our clients.

Carport & Gazebo Construction

For details of carport & gazebo construction refer to our Pergola & Verandah page, taking into account the following "definiitons" consistent with the BCA:

A carport attached to the home may be considered as a verandah for vehicles, & they share the same construction criteria, despite their different functions.

A carport not attached to the home, & a gazebo are equivalent structures, except that a gazebo often has 6 or more sides. This makes the roof framing more complicated, but the structural principles & requirements, and choice of materials remain the same.

There are some special building regulations only applicable to carports relating to setbacks & fire separation. For example, a carport can be built to the boundary without a fire rated wall, provided 1/3 of the perimeter is open.

Refer to our Legal page for more information.

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Updated June 2019