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Alfresco Design Beaumaris

Charismatic class in Beaumaris. An alfresco for all seasons, with a customised design, is easy with Custom Outdoor Living in Melbourne.

Project Overview

Beaumaris is but a hop, step and jump from the beach, so it’s natural to want to entertain outdoors and smell the sea breeze.

The owners of this gorgeous Edwardian home already had a decking area outside the back door, but it lacked coverage from the elements.

And certain features of its original curved design didn’t allow the family to maximise its space potential.

They wanted to be able to prepare meals, make use of the outdoor dining setting, and have an outdoor lounge ensemble to curl up in and watch the leaves fall from the surrounding trees.

It was relatively easy to understand their brief. The owners didn’t want to change the feel of their existing, uncovered alfresco area.

Rather, they wanted to enhance its elegance and functionality, without any excessive redesigning and over-expenditure.

So, our Designer, Kaaren Jukes, embarked on giving them a design that was sympathetic to the original style and architecture of the home, and one which blended perfectly with what they already had.

The entry doors, to the actual home itself, were retained, and the new roofline was established overhead, and lined with white HardieGrooveTM panelling.

This opened-up the area in a subtle way, to complement the space, without it looking like a new addition to the original home.

The new merbau decking was squared off and fitted with two sets of steps that now flow onto the lawn area with ease.

We provided every required trade to increase the area with a simple and complete design, that soon made the landing more roomy, so they could enjoy the view, without feeling enclosed.

The new outdoor kitchen was fitted with a generous wine fridge, a custom-made set of cabinetry, a rangehood, a covered barbeque unit, and a separate wok burner, so that preparing meals, storing utensils and refrigeration were all within easy reach.

A few challenges presented themselves in achieving Council approval for the regulation, fire-rated boundary wall and the reworking of the decking shape.

But these were soon overcome because of our experience in being able to negotiate directly for the client.

And because we can adapt the designs, on-the-fly, and amend anything contentious throughout the process – from conception to completion.

New LED downlights were fitted for energy efficiency, and now the summer breeze and winter rains can be held more at bay, allowing the owners to enjoy so much more about their home and their day.

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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.