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Pergolas are a great way of enjoying the outdoors without having to deal with nasty weather. Whatever form your Pergola might take, Trademark Construction has the knowledge and expertise to bring your dreams into reality.
Undercover Patios and Carports
Building an Undercover Patio or Carport needs some consideration. You need to consider how these will blend and complement your existing home or structure, the materials that you want to use, the aesthetic of the design, and the functionality of the space.
Putting a roof over your car space or patio can really transform a space while providing many benefits to you, your home and your vehicles. Covered carports keeps your car out of the harsh weather, lowers your car insurance premiums, and opens up possibilities for covered storage that a regular driveway cannot provide.
A covered patio transforms a deck into a great outdoor space that is usable in any weather. By building an undercover patio you can extend the usable space your home has, provide you with a new way of being outdoors, while reducing the cooling costs for you in summer by keeping the harsh sun off your home.
Materials: Colourbond and Polycarbonate
Two of the most common choices in pergola roof materials are Colourbond steel and polycarbonate roofing, for good reason!
Colourbond steel is incredibly long-lasting, and holds up great against the Illawarra weather: from storms to scorching sun, and throughout the salty sea-breeze. It can come in any colour you want to perfectly blend with your existing home.
Polycarbonate is a great choice for when you want to let light into your covered outdoor pergola space. Thankfully nowadays there are much better options than the old fibreglass sheets that went milky with age.
Polycarbonate comes in different shapes, thicknesses and qualities, to match any look and budget. It’s UV resistant (up to 99%) can be insulated to stop heat building up and can be hail resistant. When picking what to use for your pergola, talk to a trust tradie to help decide what the best option for you is. While budget is always an important consideration, spending more now can save you more in the future.
Additions: Skylights, Downlights and Fans
Pergolas can take any shape and style you want, there are endless options for customisation. Some of the things you might consider adding to your pergola outdoor space is skylights, downlights and fans.
Skylights offer a natural way of lighting up a covered space. It Costs nothing to run (the sun is always free!) It can be a great natural method of lighting your space. However, this does mean during dark cloudy weather or during the night, there is no source of light. This is where downlights might be beneficial for you.
Downlights can help illuminate your space whenever you want! Want to be able to see the way to the door from your carport, or to bbq at night on your covered undercover patio? Downlights are for you!
Downlights come in every shape and size you can think of, and come in different colour temperatures and brightness. You will also need to consider how the wiring might need to be done in order to get power to your downlights, as well as how the fixtures might be placed. A good consultation with your tradie can help you figure out these details, as they have the experience and knowledge on how to do this safely and with your chosen look and feel in mind.
Another possible choice for adding to your Pergola space is a fan. Whether you want a wall mounted fan or a ceiling fan, or both, they can really help keep your space feel cool and fresh even on hot days. Fans can also provide a natural way of keeping flying insects away.
Again, the wiring, positioning and mounting needs to be taken into consideration when installing a fan, so make sure you consult with your tradie on what the best options for you are.
If you are thinking of adding a pergola, patio or carport to your home, Trademark Construction is the right choice. We have years of experience in constructing quality outdoor structures that will add value and functionality to your property. We can work with you to design and build the perfect addition for your home, ensuring that it meets all your needs and expectations. Contact us today for a free consultation – we would be happy to discuss your project with you!
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We highly recommend Trademark Construction Illawarra after they built a pergola for us. From the initial competitive quote through to completion of the project, the team was professional and efficient – they happily answered our many questions and provided good design advice. Tim along with his employees are hard workers, produce quality work, maintain a clean work site and are genuinely nice guys to have around! We love our new pergola which has already been put to great use for gatherings of family and friends. We would not hesitate to use their services again.