Protect Your Outdoor Space from Weather Damage

The outdoor area is one of the most versatile areas in any property. Patio areas serve as an extension of your house and are adaptable for many different functions. Whether utilised as a patio or a carport, or as an extension for a workshop or conservatory, the outdoor space benefits from an efficient roofing system to protect it from the elements ­­– so you can use it all year round.

Just Patios provides a diverse range of roofing solutions suitable for shading and sheltering outdoor areas, garages, sunrooms, screened porches and decking. Each roofing systems’ design suits the weather conditions in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, providing temperature and sound control, particularly for enclosed spaces. Our roofing solutions are ideal for use on any existing frame, whether made from timber, concrete or steel, and add value to any property.

How does an insulated roofing system work?

Although Just Patios provide a range of roofing solutions, installing an insulated roofing system is a smart way to protect any enclosed outdoor space from the weather. The insulation properties of roofing systems depend on its panels: the thicker they are, the better the insulation becomes. The roofing system consists of stacked panels that are available in thicknesses of 50mm, 75mm and 100mm with R-Values of up to 1.61, 2.26 and 2.66 respectively. During the summer, the panels deflect the heat and keep it outside, while in winter, it helps keep the heat from escaping. Installing an insulated roofing system will protect and preserve your outdoor area without compromising the design and function. The insulation helps reduce energy consumption from heating or air conditioning, saving costs and reducing the environmental impact.

In addition to maintaining temperature, insulated roofing systems muffle the noise from outside and absorb the reverberations from inside, improving interior acoustics.

Keep the Weather Elements Out

If your property is located in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, consider installing insulated roofing systems when converting or rehabilitating outdoor space on your property. Brisbane and the surrounding areas experience hot weather for most of the year with cooler weather and the occasional rainfall and thunderstorms during autumn and winter. The salty sea breezes, although refreshing, can increase corrosion on metal furniture, and exposure to the sun can bleach the brightest of fabrics.

A roofing system can withstand long-term exposure to varying weather conditions and protect outdoor furniture. You can check out our previous blog to know where you can install insulated roofing systems on your property.

Just Patios specialises in designing and building outdoor space. Since 2002, we have been involved in the construction industry and have completed projects from simple indoor and outdoor patios to complex full room extensions. Our services are available for residential and commercial properties and our team of licensed builders ensures that your project complies with all building regulations. When you work with us, you know you are getting a beautiful and functional outdoor area built to last.

Talk to us today and preserve your outdoor area with insulated roof systems.

Blurring the Line between Indoor and Outdoor Living

The standard sunroom enclosure is no longer enough to satisfy many of today’s homeowners’ needs. Homeowners now want a highly customised, fully incorporated sunroom design, complete with luxuries that transform the space.

If you want a taste of what these homeowners have, consider some of the modern elements they’ve incorporated in their living extension:

Fully-Fitted Kitchen

If you enjoy entertaining, a sunroom that serves as a kitchen extension makes a great addition to an outdoor dining area. You can even go the extra mile and furnish your new kitchen with an entertainment bar that extends to the outdoor seating area.

You and your guests can easily prepare meals, snacks and drinks all while enjoying an unrestricted view of your garden.

This is also a smart idea for glass sunroom enclosures that face backyard pools. You can keep an eye on your kids while you prepare meals. And whilst entertaining, the pool fun doesn’t have to stop every time you need to go to the kitchen for a refill or to check the oven.

Even when you don’t have friends and family around, cooking in a room lit by natural light can be a calming and therapeutic answer to the heat of the kitchen.

Home Theatre Space with Hi-Fi Surround Sound Systems

There’s nothing like watching movies on an HD TV complete with a hi-fi surround sound system. So if watching movies in a cosy room is your idea of relaxation, you can turn your patio enclosure into a multipurpose room that also serves as a home theatre.

You don’t need a big space for this. In fact, having a smaller space works in your favour since you won’t need powerful speakers to experience the surround sound. The key to the layout of your sunroom is to give your family and friends as much distance from the screen as possible.

For the best movie-watching experience, make sure that you have the proper blinds for your windows and take steps to make the room soundproof.

Indoor Water Features

Having indoor water features is the ultimate in blurring the lines between your interiors and exteriors. Rain curtains, water walls and indoor waterfalls make stunning focal points in any room and don’t have to take up much space.

To match the water feature’s natural aesthetic appeal, opt for hardwood floors and furnish your sunroom with indoor plants. Mixed with the natural light that streams through your sunroom’s large windows, all these elements can give your sunroom the perfect ambience for a meditation room.

You can spend mornings in your sunroom practising yoga or just enjoy a cup of coffee while listening to the relaxing sound of falling water.

If you opt for indoor water features with LED lights, you can treat your eyes to a spectacle of colours at night. And if your sunroom is near your pool, you will create a resort-style backyard area for your family.

There are so many ideas to transform your sunroom into the perfect backyard escape. When you’re ready to convert that patio into a sunroom enclosure, give our friendly team a call.

Bringing the Benefits of Nature to Your Indoor Space

For years, nature has been proven to be beneficial to the mind, body and spirit. People are said to experience a sense of healing, soothing and restoration by being exposed to nature. While spending a few minutes in nature contributes to someone’s health, happiness and productivity.

You can experience the benefits of nature in the comfort of your home. Here’s how:

Let in Natural Light

The sun is a good source of vitamin D that’s essential for the body. Vitamin D helps rejuvenate and repair life forms at the cellular level. Letting natural light into your home is both a healthy and aesthetically appealing way to experience the benefits of nature indoors. Taking advantage of natural light also helps you cut down lighting costs.

One of the best ways to let natural light through is by installing glass sunroom enclosures. With such an addition, you can maximise the natural light coming in from your sunroom. The glass also gives you a stunning, unobstructed view of the outdoors.

Another way to let natural light in is by installing skylights. The use of lighter colours for finishing and furniture not only allows light to bounce more easily, but it also creates an illusion of space.

Make Use of Wooden Elements

Wood is a versatile and durable architectural material that gives any space a classic, rustic or contemporary setting.

Whether wood is used in its purest state or preserved with substances, its charm as a material comes from its ability to maintain its unique colour and texture.  You can use wood indoors as fixtures and fittings or as furniture.

Wood also serves well as a material for background elements, such as the flooring and walls, or for centrepieces like a staircase. The prominence of wood creates a sense of warmth and cosiness within the space.

Wooden furniture will also have the same effect but with the addition of luxury, as authentic wooden furniture can be quite costly. However, weighed against the long-term value, the cost of wood proves to be a worthwhile investment.

Nurture Houseplants

What better way to experience nature indoors than physically bringing it indoors – in the form of plants. Houseplants can regulate moods, reduce background noise and improve air quality.

You can start by bringing in potted plants that are easy to care for such as Kalanchoe and Indian Rubber Tree. Once you get used to caring for them, you can try growing the more challenging ones like Moth Orchids and Miniature Rose.

If you have pets, Prayer Plants and African Violets are some examples of pet-friendly houseplants. You can even try growing herbs like Basil and Rosemary that you can use for cooking.

These are only a few ways that you can do to experience the benefits of nature indoors. There are a few other ways that you can explore that will suit lifestyle.

Just Patios is a professional team specialising in designing and constructing outdoor living area and room enclosures. With over 15 years of experience in the business, we are set on building quality space that exceeds our clients’ expectations.

Get in touch with us today and we will discuss the space you have in mind.

Why Carports are Better than Garages

Why Carports are Better than Garages

No homeowner would want to leave their cars outside their house, exposed to the elements. When you park a car underneath a carport or in a garage, you give it protection from harsh sunlight, rainstorms, dust, hail and other extreme climate conditions that might cause damage. Either option makes a car less visible from the outside, deterring potential robbery cases.

There are, however, a few reasons a carport is better than a garage. The two structures may serve the same purpose, but this is why you should choose the former over the latter:

Affordability

Many garages require a bigger budget to complete over a carport. A basic two-car garage construction can cost you more than ten thousand dollars, excluding furnishings and accessories. A carport, on the other hand, costs much less.

Less Work

Building a garage can be more disruptive to your daily routine than a carport. Since garages are larger, they are most likely connected to high-traffic areas of your home. The construction process of a garage can also take weeks or even a month before completion. Since most carports are freestanding structures, there wouldn’t be drastic changes to your property. Within a day or two, you can already have a fully assembled carport.

Aesthetic Advantages

Despite the similarity in function, the aesthetic of a carport is very different from that of a garage. Garages tend to have a bulky appearance and can make your property look smaller from the outside. Carports don’t have walls – they lend a more spacious look to a home.

Versatility

Because of its open structure, carports are more versatile than garages. Turning your garage into an entertainment room can take a while to do, considering the amount of renovation work needed to complete the project. With carports, however, you can easily transform the space into a dining or living area in a matter of minutes with just a few pieces of furniture. You can dry your laundry in the carport by attaching a thin rope from one beam to another.

Transportability

When you have a garage built, it becomes a permanent addition to your property. Most carport designs, on the other hand, allow you to take them with you if you decide to move to another home. Its portability makes it an ideal investment in the long run.

More Decorative Options

With a carport, you have more freedom to decorate. Some homeowners place seasonal plants and vines along the edges and around the beams of the carports. This gives it a rustic appearance that would suit the design of many homes. Others take advantage of the carport’s freestanding layout to hang lights, wind chimes and other elaborate holiday decoration to spruce up their home.

At Just Patios, we are passionate about the outdoors. We are a team of carport builders in Brisbane who have years of experience in building the perfect addition to your home. We customise our products according to your requirements, ensuring you get the outdoor structure that suits your property and lifestyle the best.

For more information about our products and services, feel free to call us on 1300 284 531 today.