How to Design and Build the Perfect Pergola or Patio for Your Outdoor Space

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How to Design and Build the Perfect Pergola or Patio for Your Outdoor Space

Step 1: Determine Your Purpose

Before you begin designing your pergola or patio, it’s important to consider how you will use your outdoor space. Will your pergola or patio be a place to entertain guests, a shaded area to relax, or a space to enjoy a meal with family? Determining the primary purpose of your pergola or patio will help you decide on the size, location, and design.

Step 2: Select Your Materials

When selecting materials for your pergola or patio, consider both aesthetic appeal and durability. Common materials used for patios include wood, aluminium, and steel. Wood is a popular choice for its natural look, while aluminium offer low-maintenance options. Steel is the most durable option but may be more expensive.

Step 3: Choose Your Design

Pergolas and patios come in a variety of designs, from traditional to modern. Some popular options include an open roof design, a pitched roof, a gabled roof, and a slatted roof. The design you choose should complement the overall style of your outdoor space and the purpose of your pergola or patio.

Step 4: Consider Your Location

The location of your pergola or patio is crucial for maximising its use and effectiveness. Consider the position of the sun at different times of the day and choose a location that provides the desired amount of shade. Additionally, think about the view you want to enjoy while sitting under your pergola or patio, and choose a location that offers the best view.

Step 5: Add Personal Touches

To make your pergola or patio feel like a natural extension of your outdoor space, consider adding personal touches. This may include adding plants or flowers, installing lighting fixtures, or adding outdoor furniture. These additions will help create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere for your outdoor space.

In conclusion, designing and building the perfect pergola or patio for your outdoor space requires careful consideration of several factors. By determining your purpose, selecting the right materials, choosing a suitable design, considering your location, adding personal touches, and hiring a professional, you can create an outdoor space that is both functional and inviting. Contact Coastal Patios today for expert advice and assistance in building your dream pergola or patio today.

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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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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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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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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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Nothing compares to a beautiful outdoor area. Proud Sunshine Coast locals, Coastal Patios agrees and, as expert builders, we’ve got you covered. 
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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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