All our timber posts are CCA treated against wood rot and termites for below /in ground use.
If you have rusty stirrups or old rotten Patio posts we can repair or replace.
For people who have an existing patio and are not sure what to do .
The main question asked with an existing structure is whether it is unsafe and needs pulling down or… can it be saved?
The clients had previous advice to pull down their existing Patio and build a new one by other contractors.
Upon inspection sure enough , it was found that 4 rafters had wood rot …but we could replace. Also some minor holes could be treated and filled on some of the others.
But most importantly the main beams and posts were structurally sound apart from some rot on the bottom of 2 posts and rusty stirrups the patio still had plenty to offer.
We trimmed off the rot from the bottom of the posts once we had dug out the old footings and stirrups.
Replaced the old stirrups with new galvanized ones then cut and replaced the existing brick pavers.
From here it was one step at a time after all the timbers were repainted.
Replacing the old roof battens with graded battens to add more slope for the roofing sheets and adding a small box gutter .
Securing the shadecloth , fixing a perimeter batten and creating an opening around the TV aerial.
Cleaning the gutters before fixing the roof sheets to the roof battens.Then adding the roof flashings
Finally clean down the new roof.
Dismantle and remove an existing Patio. Replace with a New gable Patio
Our client wished to have an old flat patio removed and replaced with a pitched roof patio.
The old Patio had some rotting timber rafters in it and the roof was not held on too securely to the elevated roof battens which in turn were not secured too well to the main structure.
It was also very hot, with the grey tint polycarbonate of old, and being a flat design and so close to ones head was often only used in the winter months.
One of the things our client asked was for the home of ‘Mr & Mrs Wagtail” to be saved if possible.
They had their nest on the vine that covered the main beams..
Of course nothing could be done until the babies had hatched…
. . . . and left the nest . . .
. . . . which eventually they did.
In the meantime plans were drawn and submitted to council.
From day one, of dismantling and removing the old patio to the building of the new patio, every care was taken to save the vine and the birds home.
Once the old patio was dismantled, and the new main beam was put up, we immediately resecured the vine back to a similar position as before …nest intact…much to the delight of the owners.
From here we continued on to construct the new patio for our client and ‘Mr & Mrs Wagtail.’
Once all the framework was erected it was repainted and touched up where needed before the new roofing went on.
The gable at the house gutter was covered in with clear polycarbonate to provide weather proofing for that end.
The roof was covered in a Solar Smart polycarbonate sheet which cuts out 79% of solar heat transmission giving the owners much more days of use than the previous patio.
A basic flat/sloping roof patio to give some cover over an existing outdoor setting was requested to replace an old log framework which was supporting a grapevine Continue reading
A Gable Patio with alternate polycarbonate and colour bond roof sheeting.
An extra wide gutter was designed to replace the adjoining gutter between the house and the pergola to cope with the extra rain water.
The Beam has been extended to the left to allow the support post to avoid an existing soak well.