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Alfresco Design Aspendale

Get the right look with one of the leading Alfresco Builders in Melbourne.

Project Overview

Step into the spa, paddle in the pool and do breakfast, lunch & dinner – you can have all of that & more with a Custom Outdoor Living design.

As one of the leading Alfresco Builders in Melbourne, Custom Outdoor Living will consult with you to create the alfresco of your dreams, give you a virtual impression of how it will look, and tailor everything to your needs, so that the end result blends perfectly with your existing home.

Once your design is formally agreed upon, we’ll then build it to your specifications and budget, leaving you to enjoy the value-adding extension for many years to come.

This 4-bedroom Aspendale home was built in 2009 on an 800m2 block. Its ample property depth was crying out for development to maximise its entertainer’s paradise dimensions.
The owners came to Matt Goodie, Custom Outdoor Living’s Managing Director, with hopes to add an all-weather alfresco, a spa and pool – and it didn’t take long before the build began.

The project was staged to build the modern / contemporary alfresco at the rear of the home first. Monument coloured Duragroove wall cladding solidified the unified look of the addition, which included an outdoor dining kitchen space, a powder room and shower, and an overall design that would seamlessly look as though it had always been there.

With the roofing, framework and structure initially put in-place, the specialist task of installing the spa and pool was handed over.

Once the pool was completed, we, at Custom Outdoor Living, were able to then step back in and continue adding to the natural flow of the overall design.
New landscaping was integrated, bringing the decking and the exit from the alfresco together, so that the fusion of the whole backyard space became a sweeping resort-style area, as opposed to the rambling long section of backyard land that preceded it.

In the alfresco itself, two large skylights were installed to allow natural light to still flood the interior of the home, and outdoor strip heating and air-circulating fans were positioned to cater for temperatures low or high.

Motorised, built-in mesh screens were commissioned to also enabled security, privacy and protection from blistering heat or inclement weather.

The fully-functional outdoor barbeque / kitchen (complete with a fire-rated rear wall) is easily accessed from the main kitchen, and the added WC and shower means that the owners’ family and friends can while away a day, a night or a party, without needing to traipse through the house with soggy feet.

A clever element of the design was the inclusion of a feature wall at the far end of the pool. This not only adds an element of class, but it also hides a massive water tank, the pool’s extensive plumbing network, and some spare yard space. The wall also creates a noise block from the nearby Nepean Highway.

With the pool completed, we were able to draw the alfresco’ spotted gum decking out, to surround the pool, install a glass pool fence and add some pool coping to trim the area beautifully.

One of Custom Outdoor Living’s great strengths is in working with home-owners and their other contractors (such as the pool builders) so that works are done on a schedule that best suits the project.

In this case, too, the owners completed the fence painting and other tasks that they felt they could handle personally. And now this oasis of entertaining is a heavenly haven for all to enjoy – and Rebecca and Blair are delighted:

Rebecca and Blair Gardner

“We are beyond thrilled with our new outdoor space and entertaining area built by Matt and his team at Custom Outdoor Living. From the moment we met Matt, we were impressed by his no fuss approach and vision for our space, which enabled us to quickly work together to see our design come to life. Once construction started, the ease of working with Matt, Site Manager Glenn and all of the trades was second-to-none. Communication, efficiency and professionalism are what we have found sets Custom Outdoor Living apart from any other builder we have ever dealt with.

Thanks to Custom Outdoor Living we now have an outdoor space that we love and will see our busy growing family through for many years to come!”

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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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''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.