5 Surprising Facts About Patios in Australia 

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5 Surprising Facts About Patios in Australia 


Have you ever wanted to get the scoop on patios? Well, today’s your lucky day! We’ve done some digging and uncovered five fun facts about patios that you probably didn’t know. Read on to find out what they are! 


  1. Patios have been around since the first settlers arrived in Australia. Back then, they were called verandahs and were used as a sheltered area for people to relax and entertain guests. Over time, the term “verandah” has evolved into “patio”—an outdoor space for gathering with friends and family. 


  1. The first patented patio was born in Australia in 1990, by Anthony Dorey from Perth. His invention was an aluminium frame patio built with a steel sub-frame which could be easily assembled and dismantled, making it perfect for those who moved around frequently or had limited storage space at home. 


  1. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics data, Australians spent $13 billion on outdoor living spaces between 2009-2018, making it one of the most popular home improvements of all time! 


  1. While we may think of patios as outdoor entertainment areas, they can also be used for more private purposes too—such as yoga studios, home offices or even art galleries! 


  1. The average Australian spends over 90 hours per year relaxing on their patio—that’s almost four full days just chilling outside! 


So there you have it—five interesting facts about patios that you probably didn’t know before reading this blog post! Did any of the facts surprise you? If you’re thinking about adding a patio to your home this summer, contact Coastal Patios today for a free consultation – we’d love to help turn your outdoor dreams into reality!

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Fully Finished Patios

At Coastal Patios, we know how difficult it has become to find reliable tradesmen and manage multiple quotes for your project. That’s why we offer The Complete Package which includes all the finishings you might need like shutters, electric fit outs and lighting.



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Custom Patios

At Coastal Patios, we only use Australian-made roofing products that are known for their strength and durability. With Coastal Patios’ quality workmanship and superior products you can rest assured that your patio or carport will be great looking and high performing for many years to come.


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Build A Stunning Louvred Patio

The expert local team at Coastal Patios will create your dream louvred patio utilising the very best Australian-made materials. This modern style of patio allows you to use your space year round and its energy efficient design helps keep your space cool in summer and warm in winter.


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Keep Your Car Covered

The team of building experts at Coastal Patios know the ins and outs of local weather and will tailor the custom roof, insulation and ceiling options of our products to match. You can work closely with our team or step back and watch them turn your plans into a perfect spot to store cars, bikes, boards and everything else. 


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Local Deck Builders

Nothing compares to a beautiful outdoor area. Proud Sunshine Coast locals, Coastal Patios agrees and, as expert builders, we’ve got you covered. 
We offer a range of natural hardwoods for decking like Kwila/Merbau, Jarrah and Spotted Gum as well as beautiful modern composite decking.


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Custom-Built Pergolas

Great for BBQ areas or providing some shading for delicate plants, Australian-made pergolas from Coastal Patios are perfectly suited to the Sunshine Coast. Our Australian-owned company can create the perfect pergola for your backyard, whether you want it to be freestanding or added to your existing patio.


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