Design Issues: Patio and Deck Planning
Issue 1 – One common issue I have found over the years is that often when people call a builder for a quote, the builder can’t do the design work and asks the client to get plans done first so that he can price the job.
Issue 2 – The other common issue is that when trying to get quotes from patio or deck companies, you will find that they all have different ideas and opinions. It can become very confusing and you often end up with quotes that cannot be easily compared.
Having your own plans prepared first, means that you are much more informed and that the builders are quoting on your ideas and requirements.
Existing Patio Problems:
Many existing patios tend to become very hot in the sun and noisy in the rain. Many suffer from condensation, leaks and mould and they tend to make the house dark. Lighting is generally poor and they are often too small. In other words, most patios and decks do not function well at all.
The roofing material you choose is very important. I do recommend the use of fully insulated roof sheeting.
These insulated rooves have been used for Brisbane’s patio covers since 1989 and they do far more than just keep the heat out.
- Allows lights to be fitted with the wiring inside the panels.
- Stops condensation and mould that plagues single skin roofing.
- Is much quieter in heavy rain and they span much further (up to 7m in a single sheet).
- Looks like part of the house.
- The photos in the Deck and Patio Gallery all feature insulated roofing.
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Serious Leisure, Patio and Deck Plan Designers service Brisbane CBD, Brisbane Northside and Brisbane Southside and have over 30 years of trade construction experience in residential applications.
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