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BBQ Shelter Detail
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BBQ Shelter

Providing all-weather protection to the BBQ, this cantilevered awning structure was built for a private school, designed to blend in with the existing school buildings. Note in particular the matching double posts with cross spacer. The work was carried out on weekends, so as to not disrupt school activities, and to ensure the safety of students.
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Tiered, shaped 90mm merbau deck with boardwalk connecting family room with backyard studio/outdoor room.

Boardwalk features 140x42 thick screw fixed merbau planks.

Deck & Boardwalk

Deck with large thick boards to boardwalk connection to rear studio
Gable end of period style verandah to suit older dwelling, with v-joint pine ceiling boards

Period Style Verandah

This verandah was designed to be sympathetic to the period style home, in an suburban area with a Heritage Overlay.

It features rolled barge & ridge cappings, finials & gutter end returns. Pre-primed v-jointed pine ceiling lining boards with two polycarb roof sheets for lighting complete the interior.
Portal framed pergola with tensioned cables inside ss rods
Skillion verandah attached to dwelling
Interior view of skillion verandah looking towards portal pergola
Detail of pergola tensioned cables

Modern Pergola & Verandah

The owners of this one year old home facing a rather busy semi-rural road required a new verandah along the north facing wall of their home. This provided much needed solar control , a safe play area for the kids, and a visual buffer between the home & road.

The verandah was designed to complement the architectural style of the home, matching the existing front verandah in materials, colour and construction detail.

As with all our verandah projects, pre-primed LOSP framing was used to provide a superior quality of finish & long term servicability compared with the more commonly used (and cheaper) lasercut treated pine.

A pergola was built between the new verandah & road to provide further privacy , & a place in the sun for family functions. The pergola concept involved 6 black painted portal frames, using 135x135 posts,  tensioned together using 6.4mm ss cable inside 16mm x 1.6 ss tubes. The resultant sculptural contemporary structure has become  a local feature.

Decorative Balcony & Verandah

This timber home had a rather bland facade fronted by a balcony deck in a bad state of repair. The Clients wanted to not only rebuild the balcony, but to enliven their home's street frontage and appeal, while providing improved , undercover, access to their front door and covered relaxation area associated with the master bedroom.

Another part of the equation was to provide sunshading to the large, north facing windows. The sunshade awning constructed is a device that successfully integrates the otherwise separate central verandah, stair and landing, with the larger verandah and balcony at the bedroom end, to provide a unified and cohesive architectural solution across the length of the facade.

To suit the older style of the home, several decorative elements were incorporated, including exposed rafter ends, finials, post capitols and post brackets.

Also featured is 100mm wide Yellow Stringybark decking, exhibiting all the characteristics of a typical Australian Hardwood, and hydraulic swaged stainless steel fittings to tension the ss wire rope balustrading.
Larger gable verandah & balcony deck
Central gable verandah over stair & landing, with sunshade awning each side
View shows central gable verandah over stair, with larger verandah & deck beyond
Detail showing timber verandah ceiling with sunshade awning beyond

Deck with Long Steps

Deck over concrete porch with wide steps to pool
Features 1000 wide by 800 deep platform steps. This depth classifies the steps as a series of landings, thereby complying with the Building Code of Australia design rules for stairs.

Modern Skillion Verandah

Cantilevered beam ends to special post stirrups, & the absence of the usual beam across the posts give this verandah a contemporary look.

Half of the verandah is tinted polycarbonate roofing, with the other half colorbond with WR plasterboard ceiling.
Skillion verandah with custom made post/beam stirrups & part WR plasterboard ceiling

Double Carport Gable Roof

Double carport with gable roof
We obtained the planning permit necessary to build this carport to the street frontage in a bushland setting.

Measuring 6m x 6m, the gable roofed structure is framed using pre-primed LOSP timber. Offset corner posts allow for easier turning, & avoid damage to opening of doors.
Monterey Cypress Skillion & Gable Verandah Combo
This design extends the form & shape of the existing home over the new patio area, & required a planning permit.

The 5.5 x 14m structure features Monterey Cypress, a sustainable timber recycled from farmland. The picture shows the framing prior to colorbond roof installation.

Skillion & Gable Verandah Combo