Custom Builder and designer of timber and steel Pergolas, Veranda's, Patios, Carports
Custom Builder and designer of timber and steel Pergolas, Veranda's, Patios, Carports
Carports in Geelong are structures designed to provide shelter and protection for vehicles. They are typically open-sided or partially enclosed, providing a covered space for parking cars, motorcycles, boats, or other vehicles. Carports in Geelong come in various designs and materials, allowing homeowners to choose a style that fits their property and needs. They can be constructed from materials such as steel, aluminum, timber, or a combination of these materials. The chosen material will depend on factors such as durability, aesthetics, and budget. Steel carports are a popular choice in Geelong due to their strength and longevity. They are resistant to harsh weather conditions, such as strong winds and heavy rain. Steel carports can be customized to fit different vehicle sizes and can be designed with open sides or partially enclosed for added protection. Aluminum carports are another option, known for their lightweight and low-maintenance properties. They are resistant to rust and corrosion, making them suitable for coastal areas in Geelong. Aluminum carports are available in various colors and can be designed to match the style of the home. Timber carports offer a more traditional and natural look. They can be constructed from treated pine or other durable timber species. Timber carports can be customized with decorative features and can blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. Carports in Geelong provide several benefits to homeowners. Firstly, they protect vehicles from the elements, such as rain, hail, and harsh sunlight, preventing damage and extending the lifespan of the vehicle's exterior. They also provide a convenient and secure parking space, eliminating the need to park on the street or in an exposed driveway. Additionally, carports can serve as multipurpose spaces. They can be used as outdoor entertainment areas, providing a shaded and covered area for gatherings, barbecues, or other outdoor activities. Carports can also be used as storage areas for items such as bicycles, gardening equipment, or outdoor furniture. In conclusion, carports in Geelong are structures that offer protection and convenience for vehicles. They come in various designs and materials, allowing homeowners to choose a style that suits their preferences and property. Carports provide shelter from the elements, extend the lifespan of vehicles, and can serve as multipurpose spaces for outdoor activities.
There are many different ways of protecting your vehicle, but none of them are as stylish and convenient as a carport installation in your outdoor area. A carport can be installed on any type of house and will protect all types of vehicles including cars, trucks, boats, and RVs.
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Geelong Veranda is a registered Lysaght dealer that provides top-notch services to its customers. Being a registered Lysaght dealer means we offer professional installation services for all types of carports including; timber-framed, steel-framed, or aluminium-framed structures. We will help you design your perfect veranda so it suits your needs perfectly!
Geelong Veranda has been building high-quality custom carports with timber for a long time. Timber carports are built with quality Australian hardwoods like Tasmanian Oak or Blackbutt Pine for strength and durability without sacrificing aesthetics. These high-quality materials make our products more resistant to wind damage, water penetration, and termite infestation than other types of construction material such as steel or plastic!
With that being said, our carports are made of steel and look like pieces of art that you’ll want to show off.
Our systematic and organised approach in our installation helps us maintain a stress-free and hassle-free service. Our professionals will oversee each and every phase of the project, and they will give timely updates to our clients. Thus, our services not only keep you and your family away from inconveniences, but they also keep you in the loop about the progress.
In coming up with a final layout, we first present it to our clients for approval.
We do this, because all our projects are a collaborative effort between us and our clients. Moreover, we always uphold and respect the needs and requirements of our clients.
From building permits to compliance with safety standards, we got it all under control and all you need to do is sit back as we give you what you deserve.
It doesn’t matter if you know what to do or where to get started; our expert designer will help you come up with the best combination of beauty and functionality in one design.
Our goal is to give you something that will best fit your home while sticking to your personal style and budget.
Be it a classic design to a contemporary one, our company can help you build your dream carport.
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A carport is a covered structure that is built to cover your precious car from severe weather conditions such as rain, sun, snow, and wind. It is an effective and cost-effective way of protecting your vehicles from any damage. In the market, different kinds of materials are available for the construction of carports.
We at Geelong Veranda build customised carports based on customers’ preferences and styles using high-quality and durable material.
Carports can either be built with timber or metal whatsoever is your choice. If you want you can go for metal that includes steel, tin, or aluminium to build your beautiful structure. On the other hand, you can choose timber for building your carport. However, we feel that a carport made with timber looks more attractive and aesthetically appealing. Moreover, timber also has the characteristic to blend in seamlessly with the design of Melbourne houses.
A garage is a fully enclosed structure that contains a roof, walls, and one or more doors to pass a car through. It is attached to a building or freestanding. On the other hand, a carport can be installed as a freestanding roof supported by columns and it doesn’t have four walls and doors.
Yes we can sell you a steel carport Kit
Here’s what you get with your carport kit:
Full Site Specific Engineering & drawings, designed to your local wind codes
A Complete Kit which means everything is included – posts, frame, roof, flashings, guttering, downpipes and fasteners
A carport kit that is largely cut to size and pre punched – which means you only pay for what you need and it saves time installing, because you are not having to drill holes or cut steel.
A complete parts list and step by step instruction manual to assist with the installation
Unless specifically requested by the customer, all of our carports include the engineering form/letter and drawings. We always recommend that should have the required engineering with your carport kit.
In most cases you will need approval from your council before you can build your carport. It is recommended that you talk with either your local council or private certifier before proceeding.
Another common question. In simple terms, fitment of a roller or panel door will not comply with the design or engineering. Have we heard of people doing it, yes we have. They have fitted it after the fact. So it is entirely up to you. But you need to be aware that it not compliant.
Carports are designed and engineered as freestanding, open sided structures. As such the engineering does not allow for walls or roller doors to be added. This is because it changes the way the structure behaves in the wind, as well as a dead load by itself. It may be possible to add a roller door, but bear in mind there would be extra costs and design fees involved, which may make it uneconomical to do.
Similar question as above, to fitting roller doors. Enclosing a wall or walls on your carport is not something that has been designed for in the engineering. It changes the structure from being full open (roof only) to partially open. This affects the wind loading on it.
There are 2 options –
1. Concreting the posts into the ground directly. This is the preferred method.
2. Using footing plates to mount the carport onto existing concrete. However, there are limitations – see next question below.
This is a common question we get. As mentioned above, there are conditions, and in most cases the answer is usually no. This is due to several reasons.
To bolt to an existing slab you need to have the following:
Be in a low wind region. Cyclonic wind regions are not allowed.
A maximum carport height of about 3m, as a general rule of thumb.
Have enough concrete and footing under the post and footing plate to fix to. You must have at least the equivalent of a footing under each post. A normal 100mm driveway or slab will not do. Also, where existing concrete has been put down in the past, an engineer may be required to certify the concrete itself, to confirm it is suitable.
We highly recommend concreting the posts into the ground as this method is usually stronger, better looking and more economical to do. Plus, if you do it as per the engineer’s documentation, it has the best chance of being structurally sound. If this sounds hard, don’t worry, the solution is usually simple. Cut out some squares in the concrete, drill some holes and concrete the posts into the ground. Before you say, cutting concrete is easier than you think. You can hire a concrete cutter or get someone to do it for you. Posts into ground is the best option anyway.
Yes. When you receive a quote on a carport the default configuration is to concrete the posts into the ground. Extra length is allowed to do this. The length is in accordance with the engineering.
Overhangs are available on certain types and sizes of carport.
On skillion carports, we can do overhangs along the span of the structure.
On gable carport, we can eaves (side overhangs) in some circumstances.
We can also do overhangs on hip roof and dutch gable carports sometimes.
All of these are dependent on size, height, wind region and engineering.
It takes a highly specialised skillset and years of training to produce a quality carport that can withstand Victoria's climate. Even if you’re handy around the house and have successfully completed other DIY projects, trying to install a carport without professional help can be a daunting task.
The cost of building a carport in Australia can vary depending on factors such as the size, materials used, design complexity, location, and any additional features. On average, a basic single-car carport might start around $2,500 to $5,000, while larger or more intricate designs with added features could range from $5,000 to $10,000 or more. For a more accurate estimate, it's advisable to consult local carport builders who can provide quotes based on your specific requirements.
In Victoria, Australia, the regulations regarding the need for planning permission for a carport can vary depending on the specific circumstances, such as the size of the carport and its proximity to property boundaries. Generally, smaller carports might not require planning permission, while larger structures or those located closer to boundaries might need approval. It's recommended to check with your local council or relevant authorities in Victoria to confirm whether you need planning permission for your carport project.
Yes, builders typically require a license to install a carport in Australia. Each state has its own regulations regarding builder licenses, and it's essential to hire a licensed builder for any construction project, including carports. Licensed builders have the necessary training, qualifications, and expertise to ensure that the carport is constructed safely and meets the required standards. Before hiring a builder, always verify their license and credentials to ensure a professional and reliable installation.