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So, you’ve made the exciting decision to elevate your outdoor space and build a verandah – congratulations! But before you take the plunge and engage a trustworthy builder, it’s important to take some time to plan how you can maximise your investment.

At Innovative Verandah’s, we’ve had the opportunity to design and construct beautiful outdoor living spaces for many happy clients, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 tips to build the best verandah for your home.

Establish the purpose of your space

Establishing the purpose for your new verandah early on into the process will act as a basis for every decision to come.

Are you looking to build a personal space sheltered from the elements that allows you to get some fresh air? Or, are you looking to create a space used for endless hours of entertainment?

Asking yourself these questions will help define the structure, design, roofing and materials for the build of your new space.

Consider the climate

Spending time outdoors is an intrinsic part of Australian culture, especially in the warmer months.

But with such high sun exposure on some days, and unpredictable rainy weather on others, it’s important that you’re prepared for anything.

For the warmer weather, consider a sunroof or insulated Cooldek, an outdoor fan, or a misting system. For the chilly winter days, think about installing a gas heater, outdoor fireplace and adequate lighting.

Plenty of Space

Another factor is how much outdoor space you can actually delegate to the use of your new verandah. While the outdoor space that surrounds your home may be large, you might not be able to use all this space for your verandah structure.

That’s why it’s important to assess your property and consider what design is best for your home, whether that be a pergola, flat or gabled roof, a sunroof, curved verandah, or everything in between!


Orientation is one of the most important design elements to consider when building a home, and it’s no different for your verandah.

The right orientation can make your new outdoor living space far more pleasant to be in, while also increasing energy efficiency and reducing your running costs.

On the contrary, orientation that misses the mark can lead to an uncomfortably warm outdoor area in summer, and a freezing space come winter, which means you either won’t use these areas or will have to spend on artificially adjusting the temperature.

Use high-quality materials

Using high-quality materials is incredibly important when it comes to building an outdoor living space.

Aside from increasing the longevity of your verandah, the use of quality materials is also beneficial in minimising the amount of maintenance needed down the track.

As an authorised Stratco dealer, we’re extremely proud to create quality-built spaces where you can relax, reconnect with family and friends, and build a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Stratco is one of the largest producers of quality building and home improvement products in Australia, and their complete kits are known for high quality materials, durability and great looks.

Want to know more about building the best verandah for your home? Get in touch with the team at Innovative Verandah’s today!

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