Outdoor Living Builders Melbourne

We are expert designers and builders who can transform your outdoor living space into beautiful rooms and entertainment areas.

Custom Outdoor Living have been transforming outdoor spaces into stunning entertainment areas for 26+ years.

We enable Melbourne’s residents to experience that desirable alfresco lifestyle. Our end-to-end consultation, design and construction service is invaluable when you want to get your dream outdoor project underway.

We can create a range of outdoor structures or a combination of the following:

Extensions & Sunrooms




Verandah Decking


Who We Are

Custom Outdoor Living is a division of the Pergolas R Us brand, so you know that you are dealing with a proven businessman and a team that have been bringing families and friends together with our Customised Outdoor Living areas for over 26 years all across Melbourne.

Our Credentials

Because customer satisfaction means a great deal to us so you can rest assured you’re dealing with a highly reputable and well established local business who is a proud member of the Master Builders Australia and Housing Industry Association.

Our Work

Find inspiration for your project by looking through our project gallery.

Create Your Dream Space Today

Submit your details today and one of our design consultants will give you a call within 24 to 48 hours.

Our Process


Initial Phone Consultation

After you submit your details, one of our design consultants will call you to discuss your ideas and answer any of your questions before arranging an onsite consultation.


On-site Meeting

One of our design consultants will meet you on-site to inspect the space and work with you to create a design brief. This will include discussing requirements, looking over existing house plans, sketching of concepts, verbal pricing estimates and the overall feasibility of your project.


Preliminary Design Agreement

If you are happy with our concepts and pricing estimates, we will enter into a design agreement to carry out the preliminary works involved in your project such as: Finalising the design, costing, required council permits and product selection.



After we submit all outstanding items to the Building Surveyor for a Building Permit, we will schedule your job for construction and you will get to see your vision come to life over the coming weeks.

Why Customise Your Outdoor Living Space

Customising your outdoor living space in Melbourne is not just about adding aesthetic appeal; it’s about creating a functional area that resonates with your lifestyle. Custom outdoor spaces are tailored to your specific needs, whether it’s a cosy corner for intimate family dinners or a spacious verandah deck. By customising, you ensure every inch of your outdoor area is optimally utilised, reflecting your personal style and enhancing your everyday living experience.

Benefits Of Outdoor Entertainment Areas

Outdoor entertainment areas are an extension of your living space. They offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Enhanced Social Interaction and Entertainment: Outdoor entertainment areas are ideal for fostering social connections. They provide a welcoming environment for hosting gatherings, from casual barbecues to elegant outdoor dinners. These spaces naturally encourage guests to relax and engage.
  • Connection with Nature and Improved Well-being: Having an outdoor entertainment area allows you to connect with nature without leaving the comfort of your home. The natural light, fresh air and greenery associated with outdoor spaces can reduce stress, improve mood and enhance overall health.
  • Versatility and Customisation: One of the key benefits of outdoor entertainment areas is their versatility. They can be customised to serve multiple purposes—from a tranquil reading nook to a lively entertainment hub.
  • Encouraging an Active Lifestyle: Outdoor entertainment areas also promote a more active lifestyle. They provide the perfect setting for various activities such as yoga, gardening or outdoor games.
  • Aesthetic Appeal and Personal Expression: These areas offer a canvas for personal expression through design and décor. You can showcase your style through your choice of furniture, lighting, landscaping and other design elements.

Maximise The Value Of Your Home With An Outdoor Living Area

Investing in an outdoor living area is not only about enhancing your lifestyle but also about adding significant value to your property. In a competitive real estate market, homes with well-designed outdoor spaces often attract more interest and command higher prices. These areas are viewed as an extension of the indoor living space, making the property appear larger and more appealing.

Our Featured Projects

Our projects gallery is perfect if you need some inspiration for your project, or you just want to see what we are capable of. You can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.

Sandringham – Alfresco

Single Storey Extension – Newport

Why Choose Custom Outdoor Living?

We understand that every person has their own design in mind. That’s why we strive to ensure we understand exactly what you’re looking for. We’re here to provide you with our expertise and can advise you in any capacity. After arranging a home visit, our expert designers will be able to draw up a proposed design for your property that will fully complement the building style of your house.

We take pride in delivering you a service like no other. We take care of all of the problems that may arise to ensure the delivery of the building project runs smoothly. Like many of our happy customers, we’re confident you’ll be pleased with our standard of work and professionalism.

Cutting Edge Ideas To Suit Every Need

Our full-time architectural drafting practitioners will take your ideas and bring them to life. Using the most recent Archi-Cad software, we can generate a 3-D fly-through video of your proposed project.

You’ll appreciate our streamlined service that makes an outdoor renovation so simple. Once your design has been finalised, we’ll take control of arranging planning permits.

Whether the project requires a simple planning application, over-easement application or engineering, we know how to cross the T’s and dot the I’s.

A Highly Skilled Team Of Designers And Builders

The Custom Outdoor Living team has plenty of experience to boot and would be thrilled to help you on your next outdoor project.

Our consultants are not restricted by particular styles or materials. This enables us to offer unique solutions, depending on your personal sense of style and your property’s current layout and materials.

Whether you’re living in a brick-faced property, a villa or otherwise, we’ll use our building and design nous to offer a customised solution that complements your home.




''We are so pleased we chose a builder who could see our project through from start to finish. Design, permits and of course the build and fit out. We love our new alfresco room and use it every day. The team listened to understand our vision and it has come to life. Special shout out to the trades who stayed strong through several Covid related lock outs! Thankyou''

Maria & Ash


We are so pleased with our carport. It has been perfectly matched to our home. Custom outdoor living, have taken care of every little detail from the very beginning until the very end. We were always kept up to date with the project. It ran smoothly and was completed on time. We can't recommend them highly enough.

Patrick & Gail


''Matt and the team at Custom Outdoor Living did a fantastic job of designing and building a customised double garage for us.

It has fit in really well next to the house and looks like it has always been there. Their attention to detail was excellent and they explained everything really well. They made the process from design to completion very easy for us.''

Create Your Dream Space Today


Wheelers Hill

“No hassles or problems…They did all the paperwork and permits … they even cleaned up after themselves…Would highly recommend Matt and the team to work on your next project.

Thanks !!!”

Here, at Custom Outdoor Living (formerly known as Pergolas R Us), we specialise in building timber verandah decking projects that are uniquely tailored to meet your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of outdoor entertainment areas can you design and build?

Our expertise extends to a diverse range of outdoor entertainment areas, including but not limited to alfresco dining spaces, sunrooms and verandahs. Each design is uniquely tailored to not only meet your specific requirements but also to harmoniously blend with the architectural style of your home.

How long does the construction of an outdoor entertainment area typically take?

The timeline for constructing an outdoor entertainment area can vary significantly based on several factors. These include the complexity of the design, the size of the project, the types of materials used and the specific requirements of your property. For instance, a simple carport might be completed relatively quickly compared to a more complex project like a sunroom with intricate design features. To gain a clear understanding of how long your specific project might take, contact us to discuss your project requirements.

Do I need a permit to build an outdoor entertainment area?

Yes, outdoor construction projects, especially those involving structural changes, often require permits to ensure compliance with local building codes and regulations. Our experienced team can help you with the permit application process, ensuring your project adheres to all necessary legal requirements.

Can you work with my existing outdoor space and layout?

Absolutely! We can customise designs to seamlessly integrate with and enhance your existing outdoor space. During our consultation, we assess the potential of your space and work closely with you to develop a design that not only maximises its functionality but also elevates its aesthetic appeal. We consider factors like the existing landscape, home architecture and your personal style to create a cohesive and inviting outdoor area.

Can Custom Outdoor Living provide design consultations before starting a project?

Absolutely. We offer comprehensive design consultations to ensure your vision for an outdoor renovation is brought to life with precision. Our team collaborates closely with you from the initial concept to the final design, tailoring each aspect to suit your lifestyle and preferences. During these consultations, you can explore various design options, discuss potential layouts and select materials, ensuring every detail aligns with your expectations for the project. Whether you need a carport or an outdoor room for your home in Melbourne, reach out to us.

How does Custom Outdoor Living handle changes or modifications during the construction process?

We understand that flexibility is crucial during any construction project. Our team maintains a flexible approach to modifications and changes that might arise during the build. We are dedicated to maintaining clear and open communication to discuss any adjustments you might need. Our team strives to accommodate changes efficiently and with minimal disruption to the overall timeline of your outdoor room project, ensuring your satisfaction with the outcome. Contact us to learn more.

How can I maintain my outdoor entertainment area to keep it looking new?

Maintaining your outdoor entertainment area involves regular cleaning and timely maintenance to keep it in pristine condition. Start by regularly sweeping or blowing leaves and debris off your outdoor surfaces to prevent stains and buildup. Washing paved areas with mild soap and water can also help remove dirt and maintain the appearance of the stone or tiles. For timber components, consider resealing them every two to three years to protect against weathering and to preserve the wood’s natural beauty. Additionally, check for any loose fittings or damage periodically and address these issues promptly to ensure the longevity of your outdoor space.