Outdoor patios are designed in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Choosing the right outdoor patio for your backyard will depend on the dimensions of your yard, the intended use of the patio, the climate and your budget.
Here is a breakdown of some of the different types of outdoor patios available in Perth and Western Australia –
Free Standing Patios
A Free Standing Patio or Detached Patio, is typically any patio that is not linked to an existing structure, such as a house or garage. By selecting a stand-alone patio you will have greater flexibility in regards to the design and positioning. You can also select from either a fully-open or partially closed structure, depending on your individual requirements. Learn more about Free Standing Patios.
‘Skillion’ actually refers to the type of roof on the patio which as a rule is generally angled at between 2° and 10° upwards from the back of the patio. This allows more sunlight to feed into the structure in comparison to a flat roofed patio. Homeowners often elect to build a Skillion Patio to highlight the ceiling, which is available in an assortment of linings including Cedar, Glosswood, Wooven Bamboo and more. Learn more about Skillion Patios.
Gable patios are defined as patios with a peaked roof in a ‘V’ shape. One of the many benefits of a Gable roof is that it will disperse rain water more effectively than a traditional flat roof. They also allow better airflow and temperature control within the structure. Although Gable patios can be both free standing or attached, many homeowners select an attached design for their backyard which protects the area directly outside the backdoor and creates an extension of the home.
Dome Patios are very similar to Gable Patios, however they have a curved roof rather than a ‘V’ shape. Due to their curved formation the steel frame of the structure needs to be prefabricated. Dome Patios are often built over walkways and paths leading into homes which can create a more welcoming and protected entrance to the home.
A Pyramid patio is a an outdoor patio whereby all sides of the roof meet at an identical point. They are also available as free standing or attached to your home, and are often built to create a protected area near a swimming pool.
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