Mr Carports - East Hills - SA
A bull-nose verandah with heritage balustrade, designed to match the original building design.

Adding a Carport to your house/flat/unit:

A carport is a great way to protect your car from the elements. Many carports are attached to the walls or the eaves of a house, but free standing carports are also very popular.

Normally the sides of a car port are open, however it is common to have a house wall on one side, with perhaps a fence on the other and a roller door at the front. A fully enclosed car port would normally be referred to as a garage.

An attractive, well built carport will invariably add value to your house, usually by far more than the original cost of the carport. A well designed carport will also improve access to your vehicle in wet or hot weather conditions.

Most carports have a timber frame with either a Colorbond steel roof or a tiled roof.  Steel framed carports were becoming more popular in recent years however, with the increasing cost of steel, timber carports are often better value for money.

There is something about a timber carport that feels good.  Perhaps it's that natural look with the knots and all? The timber seems to blend well with the garden and surrounding trees.

Although there is a bit of effort required for initially painting a timber carport, a good paint job will usually last for well over 10 years. Most builders can arrange for the carport frame to be painted if required.

Polycarbonate roofs are becoming increasingly popular nowadays as modern polycarbonates allow plenty of light in whilst remaining cool underneath.

Aluminium frame carports are experiencing a dramatic increase in popularity. In the past an aluminum carport would have been an expensive option, but the price of aluminium has remained quiet stable in recent years making it an extremely attractive option.

There is a great variety of carport roof designs available, from a simple flat roof or skillion roof to gable roof, dutch gable, hip roofs, etc.   You can see a great variety of roof designs at 

Mr Carports Outdoor Living Designs has a great reputation for designing and building quality carports at realistic prices. They also build verandahs, patios, decks, pergolas and gazebos. With branches around Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane they would be a great choice to help you with the design and construction of your project. They will organize the council approvals and you can feel confident with a ten year guarantee.

Call Outdoor Living Designs by Mr Carports on freecall  1800 55 77 82