Finding Carport Design Ideas

We usually give you design ideas for patio enclosures, but today we’ll focus on the trusty carport.

Carports are a cost effective way to protect your property and are faster to construct than garages. Being open on two sides or more, it has the aesthetic advantage of looking clean and sleek and its appearance can easily be enhanced.

For a beautiful carport that puts garages to shame, here are design ideas from Brisbane’s ever-reliable carport builders:

The Modern Skillion

Skillion carports are popular for their simplicity and affordability ‒ but only a few know that they are great for making refined modern structures. They tastefully complement contemporary homes and are also suited for the commercial and hospitality industries.

For a modern skillion carport, combine your choice of metal roofing with strips of polycarb roofing to let more light pass through, creating a scattered light effect. For the braces, legs, and bows, stick with clean lines and choose modern colours such as off-white, matte black, grey or merino. To complete the look from top to bottom, use porcelain tiles designed for outdoors. They’re surprisingly strong and give any carport an upgraded look and feel.

The Stunning Flyover

Flyover carports have extra height, providing a proper home for your caravan, boat or motorhome. With a floating look, a flyover carport is a statement of architectural taste and beautiful craftsmanship by itself. But if you want to go further, using wider posts give it an upscale look. For more sun protection and for added sophistication, add metal privacy screens with horizontal slats. A modern combination is black metal legs with a timber privacy screen in its natural colour, or an all metal structure fully coated in black or dark brown. For the roof, consider insulated roofing panels to gain both functional and aesthetic benefits.

The Timeless Gable

Carports with gable roofing allow you to easily match the style of your home’s roof. You can copy the same colour of your house’s roofing and recreate its texture. To give a twist to this classic design, add skylights to your roofing and use heritage cream for the colour of the beams, legs and the rest of the supporting structure.

For a softer touch, add potted plants around the carport or hanging plants on the side. If your carport is attached to a side wall, a vertical garden livens up the wall space. With our designs, you can have your roof with traditional gable ends, Dutch gable ends or hip ends.

If you have your own design ideas, ask our experts to incorporate them to suit your budget and needs. We also have a range of designs you can customise to suit your preferences and requirements.

At Just Patios, workmanship and customer satisfaction are at the centre of our service. We have over 15 years of experience in the industry and use only licensed builders for our projects. We are a registered contractor in Queensland and know the local building codes and regulations.

For questions, contact us on 1300 284 531.



Carport Building 101: Things to Remember When Designing a Carport

Building a carport is a smart decision, as it provides the protection your vehicle needs from the searing sun and pounding rain. It also works well for families looking to save on cash, as the cost of building a carport tends to be lower than that of a garage.

Moreover, well-built carports in Brisbane are ideal for those looking to give their vehicle additional protection without eating up a considerable part of their yard.

When building a carport, a mistake of most homeowners is treating it as an addition or an afterthought, which then shows in the results. To make sure your carport will stay aesthetically pleasing and functional longer, here are some things to remember when designing your carport:

  1. Keep your home’s design in mind.

As opposed to treating the carport as an afterthought, build it as if it’s a part of the home plan. Let it match the overall style of your house. If you have a modern home, for instance, add some modern touches to the carport design, too.

Use the same materials as you did to build the rest of the home. To create balance, use colours from the same palette or at least choose hues that complement that of the home’s exterior.

  1. Consider the size and other provisions.

Consider future plans before deciding on the size of your carport. Are you looking to purchase another car soon? If so, and if the space in your driveway would permit it, double your carport’s size to accommodate the new car.

Build your carport in a way that would allow you direct access to the home. This will benefit you when you arrive home while the sun is in full heat or when it’s raining.

Ask our experts at Just Patios to help you design the kind of carport that will give you the best value for your money. Choose from a wide range of sleek and fully functional designs, and we’ll customise it to suit your preferences and needs. Whether you need a simple flat or skillion type or a rustic gable-type, we’ll build a carport that enhances the value and curb appeal of your home. Contact us today.

Parking in Style: Why You Should Have a Carport Built in Your Home

When the weather changes, our bodies adapt to it. When the sun is out, we bring out our bathing suits and sunglasses. To combat the cold, we wear whatever we can to keep warm.

What we often forget is that in cooler or wetter seasons, even cars get the chills. On hotter days, the cars suffer from intense heat, too. They may not breathe and speak like human beings, but they sure get hit by bad weather the same way we do.

An Umbrella for Your Car

That is why carports exist. They act as a barrier between your vehicle and the extremities of climate, preventing high and low temperature changes from damaging your car. Carports ‘protect your vehicle from harmful summer rays, winter snow, sleet or rain’, remarks SpeedLux Media.

Carports are especially economical for those with smaller homes and or where there is no money for a renovation for a garage. They are easy to install and having fewer walls than a garage, give good ventilation for storing vehicles.

Aesthetic Appeal

Outdoor spaces are the best places for garden parties. When you have a carport, just park your car in front of your house for a day to have a patio where you can invite guests for barbecue or wine nights. It is a trend these days to create a comfortable space with chairs and tables for a festive feel. Using your carport as a gathering area gives you more value for your money.

The demand for carport construction has surged in recent years particularly as a result of the unpredictable weather that can be experienced in Brisbane and surrounding areas. After all who wants their vehicle pummelled by large hail stones or torrential rain!

Experienced designers at Just Patios design and customise carports for clients in the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. You name your ideal carport and we can bring it to life for you..

Ready for a new carport? Get in touch with Just Patios today for a free quote.