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Alfresco Design Glen Iris

Relax, dine and swim with a new Alfresco in Glen Iris. Customised designs for your new Alfresco are only a phone call away with Custom Outdoor Living – Your leading Alfresco Builders in Melbourne.

Project Overview

When you’re standing back and looking at how functional your outdoor living areas are (especially when they are directly connected to your indoor living room areas), occasionally there comes a time when you just know something’s not right.

And that’s when you call in our expert Designers and Registered Builders, who’ll reconfigure your home and bring your wishes for a better lifestyle entertainment space to fruition.

Custom Outdoor Living’s Managing Director, Matt Goodie, met with these Glen Iris owners, and set about designing and re- engineering their existing Alfresco to give them more functionality and space.

“We carefully demolished the roof, removed some of the existing structural pillars, extended the framework to the fence line, and saved valuable expense by re-using some of the materials to keep the project more cost-effective.

Once we’d expanded the width of the original area with new trusses, we added a fire-rated wall on the west boundary, re-used beams and bricks, and rendered and painted the surfaces for aesthetic appeal.

The proud owners were then able to install a new outdoor kitchenette, complete with bar fridge, cupboard space, and even a kitchen sink.”

Whilst the brief was to achieve a sense of simplicity, there was also a distinctive need to achieve a better energy rating for this Glen Iris home. Hence LED lighting, a ceiling fan and strip heaters were also suggested and installed.

Custom Outdoor Living, with a resounding reputation for minimising any unnecessary extra architectural costs, was also able to get Council dispensation (to meet with local guidelines and requirements) to keep the peace beyond the palings.

With the rear of the actual home facing south, and the west end of this Glen Iris Alfresco now protected from the afternoon sun, the wind and the rain, it now means that no matter what the weatherman says (and invariably tells fibs about) no longer matters.

The east end is amply screened by a glass pool fence, providing an essential natural light source to the inside living room, and the enormous palm tree beyond provides a welcome and relaxing view. And in the owners’ words, “It’s perfect!”

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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.