Alfresco Builders Melbourne

We can work with you to create a premium alfresco area that suits your existing property. Rather than providing pre-planned designs, we offer customised solutions that will suit your home.

The Best Alfresco Builders Melbourne Have To Offer

Not only are we committed to working with you to create a unique outdoor area that stands out as one of Melbourne’s finest alfresco designs, but we’ve also have the necessary expertise when it comes to liaising with tradespeople to ensure all of the necessary building codes are satisfied, so your dream outdoor area is seamlessly integrated into your home’s design totally hassles free.

What Is Alfresco?

Alfresco living is a concept that has gained immense popularity. At its core, alfresco refers to an outdoor area that is seamlessly integrated with your home, providing a comfortable and stylish space for relaxation and enjoying the natural environment. Unlike traditional patios or backyards, an alfresco area is thoughtfully designed to be an extension of your indoor living space, often featuring elements such as roofing, flooring and even full kitchen facilities.

These areas offer a unique solution for enjoying the outdoors without having to worry about unpredictable weather patterns. At Custom Outdoor Living, we create these spaces, tailoring each design to your specific needs and style preferences.

Why Build an Alfresco Area?

We can work with you to create a premium alfresco area that suits your existing property. Rather than providing pre-planned designs, we offer customised solutions that will suit your home.

Not only are we committed to working with you to create an unique outdoor area that stands out as the best of Melbourne alfresco designs, but we’ve also got the necessary expertise when it comes to liaising with tradespeople and following the necessary building codes.

When we build the perfect alfresco area for your home, we’ll use a range of building materials depending on the existing characteristics of your home. This ensures that you’ll achieve an outdoor extension that is seamlessly integrated into your home’s design.

How Can We Help You?

You might not have the perfect idea of the best outdoor area for your home, or you might have a very specific vision of what would suit your needs.

Whatever your position may be, Custom Outdoor Living is dedicated to working with you to come up with a design that’s aesthetically pleasing. We can also streamline the process by ensuring the project will follow the applicable building regulations and codes.

Book in a no-obligation phone consultation and we can advise you on the kind of designs that are likely to receive council approval.

We’ll also visit your home to get a sense of what will work. Once we see the unique aspects of your property, we’ll be in the perfect position to come up with a premium al fresco concept that you’ll be proud of and you’ll be glad you’re using some of the best alfresco builders Melbourne have around.

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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.

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.

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




''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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you customise alfresco designs to match my Melbourne home's architecture

Absolutely! At Custom Outdoor Living, we understand that every home has its unique charm and architectural style. Our approach is to work closely with you to create an alfresco design that not only complements but also enhances your home’s existing architecture. Whether your home features a contemporary or classic style, our experienced alfresco builders in Melbourne are skilled in designing spaces that seamlessly integrate with your home’s character. We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor designs to your specific aesthetic preferences, ensuring the final product is a perfect match for your home.

What materials do you recommend for durability in alfresco construction?

We recommend high-quality, weather-resistant materials that can withstand the elements while maintaining their aesthetic appeal. Materials like stainless steel and timber are popular choices. For decking and flooring, composite materials or quality hardwoods are excellent options, offering both durability and a stylish finish. Our team ensures all materials used are not only durable but also align with the overall design and functionality of your alfresco space.

Can I incorporate specific features like a barbecue area or outdoor kitchen in my alfresco design?

Certainly! We understand that an alfresco space is not just about aesthetics; it’s also about functionality and lifestyle. Whether you dream of a custom barbecue area for weekend grills or a fully equipped outdoor kitchen for entertaining guests, our team can design and build a space that meets your specific needs. We consider all aspects, from layout and appliances to lighting and ventilation, to ensure your alfresco area is both practical and inviting.

How do you address challenges such as limited space or irregular backyard shapes in alfresco construction?

Challenges like limited space or irregular backyard shapes are common in homes, but they’re not a barrier to creating a beautiful alfresco area. Our approach is to view these challenges as opportunities for creative design solutions. We utilise smart design strategies to maximise space, ensuring every inch of your backyard is used efficiently. For irregular shapes, we employ innovative design techniques to create functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces. Our team has extensive experience in overcoming such challenges.

How long does the construction of an alfresco area typically take?

The duration of constructing an alfresco area can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the design, the size of the project and weather conditions. Generally, a standard alfresco project can take several weeks. At Custom Outdoor Living, we prioritise efficient and high-quality construction practices. We provide a detailed timeline at the start of the project and keep you informed throughout the process, ensuring we meet your expectations with minimal disruption to your daily life.