Live From Melbourne – Friday’s Tips On Building Verandahs

It’s Friday and we’ve got some great tips and tricks on building verandahs. A verandah is the perfect solution that will provide you a fantastic space for you to enjoy the outdoor climate in comfortable surroundings.

The advantage a verandah has over a patio is that you are able to extend out the back of your house which means you can cleverly extend your living space outward and effectively draw some light into the house, providing an airy feel. You can also keep your furniture as is without having to run out and bring all the cushions in if it starts to rain!

So without further ado, here are some things you must definitely avoid when deciding to build a verandah.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Veranda Deck

1. Using Board Lengths That Are Too Short or a Poor Layout

Using board lengths that are too short or a poor layout of the boards can cause wastage of the deck boards. Improper planning can result in you spending more and going over your budget. It also prolongs the time that is needed to build your deck. To eliminate this problem, think carefully before embarking on this project. Start by laying the deck boards from your house outwards to the deck’s edge.

2. Under-Estimating the Board Quantity and the Time Needed for Installation

Because of poor decision making and planning, a normal deck project usually goes beyond the budget. Wastages caused by triangles, odd-shaped decks, 45-degree angle, circles, or non-squared deck shapes can increase the quantity of boards required and time involved significantly. To solve this problem, design your veranda deck in such a way that it suits the deck boards’ length. This will reduce board wastage, and thus you get an even bigger deck without additional cost. It also makes installation fast.

Read more: 5 Mistakes To Avoid

It always helps to make sure you start off on the right foot and one way of doing that is to gather as much information as you can about your project before you bang in the first nail.

If you’re looking for some advice on how to get started, or would rather hire someone who’s had over 20 years in the verandah business, then have a look at Custom Outdoor Living.

Building You The Best Verandahs In Melbourne

Custom Outdoor Living are the leading verandah builders in Melbourne. We’ve designed, supplied and built many verandahs over the last 20 years and we’d like to think that in that time, we’ve developed an extremely high standard of service, including customer support, design and quality of build.

Building a verandah, not only extends your living space, while providing you some great protection from the sun, but it also goes a long way towards adding a touch of class to your property. It’s a great outdoor area to kick up your feet and relax after a hard day’s work.

Read more: Verandahs by Custom Outdoor Living (Melbourne)

First comes the plan and it’s always best to make sure you have a clear picture of what the end design is going to look like first. The probem is that there is plenty to choose from, so you could end up spending days going backwards and forwards, flitting between one verandah design and the next. So just to help confuse you even further, here are some more potential designs.

10 verandahs you’ll want to relax on

1. Simple wood and bamboo furnishing upholstered in a lush verdant fabric helps to streamline the area between indoors and out.

2. A lattice screen provides dappled light, privacy and the perfect foundation to attach vertical garden pots.

Read more: Some stunning designs to consider

Enjoy the weekend!

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