• 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:
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
• Physical constraints, eg. shape of home & land, easements
• Structural limitations
• Building regulations
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.