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Take a look through our web site and choose from our many different designs and styles. From pergolas and carports right through to your elaborate customised alfresco area all for you to enjoy.

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  1. 1. Melbourne pergola builder, Pergolas R Us, is the leading customised outdoor entertainment construction company that specialises in bringing your home, family and friends together under a new entertainment area. Whether you are looking for:  A Timber Pergola,  A Verandah,  A covered Carport,  Or want to extend with an Alfresco Living Area,  We are the customised building company for you. Take a look through our web site and choose from our many different designs and styles. From pergolas and carports right through to your elaborate customised alfresco area all for you to enjoy. On each page you will find handy information to help you choose the best style and design for you and your home. You will also be happy to know that since 1997 Pergolas R Us has successfully transformed over 5,000 Melbourne back yards into family outdoor living areas.
  2. 2. Make Your Garden Naturally Stylish With Timber Decking Timber decking allows you to make your gardens look natural and stylish at the same time. This adds value to your home and more meaning to your space. This post talks about the basic things that you need to know about it. Background: a. Timber decking is a type of construction material that is used to create outdoor decks and patios. b. A deck, in general, is a flat surface that is capable of supporting weight, just like a floor. It is typically positioned outdoors and elevated from the ground. c. Oftentimes, this is attached to the back of a house or of a building. In some cases, it can also be freestanding. d. This material can be made using a wide variety of hard and soft wood species, depending on the owner’s preferred design and finish. e. It provides outdoor spaces like gardens with rustic appearances that could not be attained through materials such as metal and fiberglass. Advantages: a. It complements the natural environment of lawns and gardens. b. Owners who decide to have these constructed can add to the value of their home in case they would like to sell it later on. c. The decks increase the available living space and create a great outdoor spot for gatherings, lounges, and meals. d. The effect of the sun’s rays on the decks makes the area warm and comfortable for use. e. The materials can easily be cleaned and are less susceptible to weeds. Designing Tips: a. The style should always match the theme of your home and outdoors. b. Softwood types made from pine of fir are cheaper yet they provide a natural look to the area. These are also easier to set up. On the down side, softwood is not as strong and is more prone to swelling from humidity changes over time. c. Hardwood species like ipe, teak, and cedar are popular options because of their durability and strength. They also require less maintenance efforts. However, these are more expensive compared to softwood varieties. Construction Advice: a. Ground-level decks can be installed easily and may be done on your own. b. However, if you want the structure to be stable and more secure, it is always best to hire the pros. c. Find out whether your area still requires construction permits and clearance for the project. d. See to it that the nails, screws, and bolts used in the building are made from quality materials. Pick the brands with good reviews and client ratings.
  3. 3. e. If you want the decks to be elevated, see to it that you add sturdy guard rails for safety and stability purposes. Designing Decks For A Functional Outdoor Space Many homeowners want to beautify their homes. They are interested in adding decks to add style to their boring outdoor space. If you are considering in having one, you have to take into account many things before you can decide in having one for your home. Some of these are listed below to guide you before you contact a builder. SPRUCE IT UP A deck is meant to beautify the empty space in your property. It can be built as an extension to the main house, be placed near the pool, or be part of the landscape design. This will also upgrade the look and value of your home. FUN PURPOSES If you will build one, it is perfect to entertain guests. You can invite your relatives or your neighbors for a cook out. This is ideal for any occasion or for a simple get together. You can also use the place to unwind after a hard day at work. A lounge chair can be placed in it and you can sip your wine and relax while watching the kids play in it. This is a safe place for them to do their activities like painting and playing with their toys. PLACEMENT If you will be having parties, it will be nice that the deck is placed adjacent to your home. It will be easier to transfer food and beverages from the kitchen to the party area. EXTRA SPACE An additional deck is much cheaper than having another room. This is a practical idea if you have a small living area and it can best serve as an added living room. Your guests do not have to cramp in one area when they can spill out to a more airy and spacious part. To make it more usable even on rainy or sunny days, you can add a transparent curtain to protect your guests from getting wet or from the heat of the sun. SIZE When thinking about this, you have to consider the number of people you plan to have in your house. If you have a large family, make the area bigger to anticipate the other guests. When you are entertaining, make sure that you have plenty of room for the people to move around. ALTERNATIVES If the yard adjacent to the house is too small, you can opt for a deck that is not connected to it. If it is detached, add a pathway to make it easy for your visitors to go back and forth. AMBIANCE Your privacy is important, which is why the design of the overall decking as well as the landscape has to be considered. Grow some shrubs and bushes to block the view of passersby.
  4. 4. Getting Ready For A Timber Decking Project Timber decking is something that is considered by a lot of people who wish to build a house. This is because decks are quite common in a lot of residential structures these days due to the fact that they can serve as an additional space during dinner events or simply a place where the household members can hang out and relax. Why should you install a deck?  As stated a while ago, houses with decks are very common these days. This is because they have a couple of advantages. Creating an extra floor plan is one of the most obvious reasons as to why people would have a deck built in their homes. This outside room as serve as a place for the children to play and entertain guests.  Apart from providing an extension or additional space, building one is in all actuality going to be one of the most attractive additions you can do for you house. This is because installing one is a very good way to accentuate the aesthetic façade of your home. The only trick here is that you need to come up with a design that would match the one of the original structure.  Another advantage of decks in homes is that they can be easily modified and extended. What are the different factors to consider during timber decking?  One of the most valuable things to consider when making a deck would be the area it will be covering. This is highly critical since it is going to help you estimate how much you will be spending for the entire project.  A plan is also going to be very important for any home remodeling projects you are planning to make. This is simply due to the fact that it can minimize errors while the project is on-going. If you think that you do not have the skills to design your own wooden patio, you can simply buy plans in construction stores and home depots or just search for one in the World Wide Web.  Another factor that should be put into consideration would be the materials you will be using. Keep in mind that these structures are going to be built outside the house, thus making it exposed to the changes of climate. For this very reason, it is therefore going to be important to select for materials that are weather-proof. Furthermore, when making outdoor patios, the type of wood you are going to use is also highly significant. Make sure that the lumbers you going to use are from hardwood trees since they then to be more ling lasting and durable. In addition to this these woods are also less prone to marks and scratches, which leads to low maintenance cost.