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Alfresco Design Berwick

Go bigger in Berwick with an awesome Alfresco. Architectural Designs are just the beginning, with Custom Outdoor Living in Melbourne.

Project Overview

Take one big home with a tiny back deck and a plain backyard.

Add a huge outdoor kitchen and pool, then sit back and enjoy the transformation of your lifestyle with Custom Outdoor Living.

This impressive home, with major kerb appeal came complete with enormous entertainment spaces indoors, a sculpted and manicured front garden, and ready-grown privacy all around, thanks to mature pittosporum hedges that screen out the neighbours.

The only thing that the owners lacked was an outdoor entertainment zone to create the ultimate family lifestyle scenario.

We were contacted by the owners, as return clients. They already had a clear concept of what they wanted, and a pool builder ready to dig some ditches to help to make their dreams come true.

Custom Outdoor Living was able to fine tune their design ideas, to ensure better functionality of their new alfresco – and especially where improving the family’s ease of access from the internal rooms to the outdoor dining area was concerned.

They were quickly sold on our concepts, and they loved the virtual impression images we were able to supply before signing on the dotted line.

This modern home is spacious. The kitchen / meals / lounge is open-plan, and access to the existing alfresco already included two sliding doors.

We added a third three-panel sliding door from the lounge and a fourth bi-fold access door for simpler trips to the kitchen.

The pool builders brought their heavy-duty artillery through the garage and installed the spa and main pool across the backyard. A fire pit and fixed bench seat area was created to the side, and everything fitted perfectly within the property’s boundaries and rear easement restrictions.

The build of the actual alfresco involved extending the deck, adding a skillion Klip-lok roof section, some high fixed windows, and a skylight to keep the inner kitchen bathed in natural sunlight.

New Ram Board lengths were installed across the floor space, the walls were lined in plaster, and the outer facades were finished in rendered Duratex (Blueboard).

After securing all of the new bells and whistles to their respective places, all that was left was to tidy up the pool surrounds with large paver slabs, some beautiful stone feature areas, and a low maintenance collection of plants and shrubs.

Managing Director of Custom Outdoor Living, Matt Goodie, is always passionate about giving clients a customised and tailored approach to the consultation and quoting process – and to the build itself.

“Our aim is to give people what they want, coupled with honest and professional advice. Often, some of our clients have pre-purchased special fixtures and other fittings to include, and, In this case, we assisted with the design of the kitchen prior to its being supplied by Limetree Alfresco.

With us, you know you’re assured we’ll collaborate harmoniously with all stakeholders, because this kind of team work not only brings amazing results, but also benefits in keeping a rein on the budget as well.

Likewise, where the owner supplied the rangehood, we could complement the process and factor in its installation – whilst our plumbing, gas, carpentry and electrical experts were onsite. And that’s all part of the service at Custom Outdoor Living.”

From the outset of the project, the original home was seemingly complete from the street, but step into the backyard now and you’ll see how Custom Outdoor Living’s build has made a massive difference.

From the front to the back, the entire property is truly an entertainer’s paradise – rain, hail or shine – with a multitude of places in which to relax, wine and dine.

We’re very proud of this Berwick project. The alfresco area now has music, mood lighting, free-flowing air, protection from the sun, and the ability to move from indoors to out – and step straight into the pool.

What else could you want? It’s a ‘yes please’ from us!”

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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.