Your options for choosing a patio roof style
With the arrival of warm weather clients are thinking more about their outdoor patio space. We often get asked about different style of patio roofs. Essentially there are three main styles that come in varying designs to choose from.
Flat patio roof
A flat or skillion roof looks flat but is actually mounted on a slight angle to allow water drainage. When compared to other roofing options, flat roofs are simpler in design, require less materials and less labour. That in-turn means a lower, more cost-effective price. Flat roofs can be installed as a roof for your patio, or as a roof for carport. They can be built free standing or to be incorporated into existing structures. They can even be made to integrate with gable and curved roofs. Because there are no valleys or slopes to keep clean they are lower maintenance. One disadvantage of a flat patio roof can be trapped heat. They can get hot as air tends to get trapped especially if one end is closed off by a side of the house.
Fly over roof
More popular these days for their suitability to NSW weather and modern style. With elevated cover they are well ventilated. Modern, expansive design. These patio roofs are becoming more and more popular not only for ventilation but for the feeling of space they create – even in small patios. Just as high ceilings create the illusion of space in small rooms.
Gable patio roof
Gable roofs have a distinctive triangular design featuring two pitched roofing panels. This classic look integrates well with older homes such as the classic Queenslander – but not limited to. They can be practical and versatile for both patios and carports. As patios they create adequate space and as carports, they’re ideal for storing large vehicles, boats or caravans. Gable roofs can be made freestanding or attached to existing structures. They can also be integrated with a flat roof system. Contact Up Style Today at www.upstylebuilders.com.au
The design of your cabinet and woodwork will depend a lot on the style and feeling you are trying to achieve. Up Style Builders designs and builds custom joinery in any style you are after to meet your particular specifications. Their designers are very creative and have many years of experience. They have access to a large range of materials, finishes and colours to create that special space that you are looking for.
If you are after warmth and comfort, you cannot go past natural timber. Many people associate this style with country living and lifestyle choice. It is also very popular for outdoor woodwork – pergolas, outdoor kitchens etc. But don’t forget that even modern contemporary spaces can be softened and warmed by adding carefully placed natural timber feature points, such as panels, doors or columns.
Current trends go for feelings of "Tranquility" and "Sophistication" – by opening up living spaces and keeping joinery surfaces straight, sharp and simple with contrasting features. Gloss, matt and textured finishes are all carefully combined in this style to achieve a sense of clean perfection. The idea here is to have a tranquil living space in contrast to the crazy world outside that we live in.
Contemporary and Retro go hand in hand. This style tries to capture a feeling of "Quirkiness". This style shouts "We are unique and not afraid to stand out". Grabbing the best of the clean cut 50’s, the relaxed 60’s, funky 70’s and disco 80’s, this style will mix bold colours and very contrasty textures to achieve a lively and fun setting. It is not for every situation, however everyone that sees it stops and takes note.
The "Avant Garde" style produces a feeling of being "Out There" and is mostly applied in commercial settings, such as shop and office fit outs. Typically chosen for architect designed spaces, it incorporates materials and designs not typically associated with joinery, such as sheet metal, iron and steel, masonry and textiles. The end result stops visitors in their tracks, and by grabbing their attention causes them to take interest in the business.
Surfaces and Finishes
It is important to use the right material for the right job. Up Style Builders use the latest materials to ensure your custom project stands out from the crowd and lasts. Below are some of the surfaces and finishes they work with: • Granite • Marble • Caesar Stone • Other Composite Stone • Laminate • Melamine • Two-pack paint – Matt, satin or gloss finish • Solid Timber – Matt, satin or gloss finish • Timber Veneer – Matt, satin or gloss finish • Stainless steel • Leadlight or other Door Inserts