About Us

We have forged a solid reputation over two decades, so you know that when you hire us to consult, design and construct your building project, you’re in safe hands.

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 their Customised Outdoor Living areas for over 26 years all across Melbourne.

The original company was founded in 1993. However at that time it was initially known as W M Goodie Landscapes & Carpentry then on April 18th, 1997 the business name was changed to Pergolas R Us.

Over the last 17 years our designs have evolved and it was time for another name change, so as of 1st July 2014 a new division and website was created to showcase our expertise and dedication towards being one of the best outdoor living builders in Melbourne.

Why Choose Us?

From expansive spaces to intimate small outdoor rooms, Custom Outdoor Living can offer tailor made outdoor living options to suit your lifestyle. Whether you’re after a sunroom, patio or otherwise, the opportunities are endless when it comes to creating a fantastic outdoor space.

If you’re looking for the best custom outdoor builders in Melbourne who can provide you a high-end build for your home, then you’re in the right place.

We don’t offer inflexible, pre-designed ideas, instead we cater for people just like you, who are looking for something truly unique that complements the look and feel of your property.

There are numerous options available when it comes to extending your home and we believe that the best solution arises when we have the opportunity to see your home.

This way we can discuss your requirements and better gauge the design of your house which will enable our designers to come up with some concepts plans for your home that seamlessly integrates into your property’s existing design and layout.

How Can We Help You?

We have over 26 years of custom outdoor building experience, building sunrooms, verandahs, carports, pergolas and much more for the happy residents of Melbourne. So it’s fair to say that we’ve built an incredible range of designs and have the required skills to be able to adapt any design to any type of property.

Our process is thorough and because we are experienced outdoor home builders, we can assure you that the final result will help transform your property into something you’ll be proud of.

First we’ll arrange a convenient time to visit you at your home and discuss in detail your requirements. This will then give us a better idea of how we can help.

We will be able to show you previous examples of building projects and provide you our recommendations and estimated costings of the proposal.

After your home visit and the concept and project goals have been clarified we will prepare a detailed estimation of your project for your approval.

Once the final adjustments have been made with your project, our team will obtain all of the relevant building and planning permits so our expert tradespeople can start on the construction of your new outdoor area.

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.

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.

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 Difference

Definitive Leadership

The company is owned and managed by Matt Goodie who plays a hands-on role within the company.

Knowledge & Skills

We have forged a solid reputation over two decades, so you know that when you hire us to consult, design and construct your building project, you’re in safe hands.

Fully Registered

Here at Custom Outdoor Living we have 3 levels of registration so you can be assured that you are in good hands.




''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.''

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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.