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   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
Like verandahs, carport & gazebo roofs may be:
Carports are designed for one function only, but may serve as a multi-purpose space for special occasions. Carports by necessity are either attached to the home, or free-standing, but close by, & usually located next to, or in front of the home.

We have the experience & skills to ensure your carport is designed & built to improve the street appeal of your home.

Except for large homesites, the location for the carport will be predetermined, limited by the space available convenient to the homes entry.

Development of a carports design will take into account some, or all of these criteria:

Carport design

The pictures & information in our carport & gazebo project gallery above show the diverse range of styles, roof shapes &  geometries we are able to build for our clients.
   Accomodation & height requirements

   Possible extension to & integration into the homes form,

   Architectural style of the home

   Security

   Physical constraints, eg. shape of home & land, easements

   Structural limitations

   Building regulations

   Materials

   Budget
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.

Details are found under Pergola & Verandah Construction on our Pergola & Verandah page.

There are some special building regulations only applicable to carports relating to setbacks & fire separation. Refer to our Legal Stuff page for more information.

Carport & gazebo construction

Contact Rob Eadie:
rob@outsidestructures.com.au
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Heritage style double carport blends with weatherboard home
Double carport designed to blend with weatherboard home, requiring integration into front verandah. Features ex 135x135 turned posts

Carport, gazebo pictures & project info

Heritage style carport
Heritage style gazebo
Gable roofed gazebo over patio matching the style of an old weatherboard home

Doors beyond are to dining room
Heritage style gable patio gazebo matching style of weatherboard home
Side view of previous slide, showing exposed rafter ends to match home's eaves detail
Heritage style gazebo
Side view heritage style gazebo showing exposed rafter ends to match homes eaves
Common area gazebo
Gazebo & deck in traditional style located in the common area of a retirement village

Traditional style gazebo in common area of retirement village
Tennis court gazebo
Gazebo with bell shaped corrugated roofing

Double-curved rafters were specially manufactured
Bell shaped roof tennis court gazebo with special double curved rafters
Cabana to provide a shady seating area at end of pool

Screening hides the pool equipment & rainwater tanks
Cabana
Cabana provides shady seating area to end of pool with equipment screening
Bali Hut
Interior view showing overlapping thatched strips

Hipped roof framing in fine sawn Monterey Cypress
Bali Hut interior view shows hipped roof framing in Monterey Cypress & overlapping thatched strips
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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.

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