Design and transformation: Our amazing new verandah

In 2012, when we moved into our new house, the rear garden was accessed by this rather dark patio area. Only suitable for storage – and several steps down from the floor level of our house – we decided a transformation was necessary.

After drawing up plans for a raised verandah with a polycarbonate roof – to let more light into some very dark rooms – we contacted a local builder who began the transformation.
The roof line was pared back and a new gutter was installed to match the existing gutters. Luckily, there was a nicely built block wall which the new deck could butt up against.

The deck height was able to be raised to just below the inside floor level, making it a pleasure to walk outside.
Posts were erected to support the pergola style roof and new hardwood (spotted gum) timber decking was installed.

The finished verandah makes an enjoyable extension to our home and has brought much needed light into the rooms at the rear of our house, as well as connecting us to the garden.

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