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Bayswater Garage Design

Our client in Bayswater had their old carport removed and replaced with a Custom Outdoor Living designed garage that blended perfectly with the existing structure.

Project Overview

With a façade of blue and a carport that was only just making do, there finally came a time for these homeowners to up the ante and make a change. Enter Custom Outdoor Living. The existing car accommodation was definitely beyond a simple dose of TLC, so we set about designing a garage solution that would blend with the home, and look as though it had always been there, with secure panel and roller doors at either end.

The building of this garage was as much about smartening up the property, with a renovation, as it was about creating storage, aesthetic appeal, better security and an easier living solution – without breaking the budget. The owners had already reclad the front and rear of the house, new windows had been installed and the roof had been replaced.

Their gradual home improvements, to-date, are most appealing, and our double garage design certainly makes a world of difference in street appeal. Adding the garage, now, as they continue to renovate in future, will also allow the owners use this new space to temporarily stack and store their furniture as the home’s internal facelift continues.

Rotting weatherboards and gutters, the carport, the old shed and an abundance of dirt and tired old concrete were removed from the site. An awning was also demolished from the front door verandah. Creating a 70 square metre garage demanded the pouring of a large, reinforced concrete slab to begin with.

Next the boundary fence was removed to improve access, before the framing and new roof sections were built. As one of the leading Garage and Carport Builders in Melbourne, we designed a structure that would allow direct undercover access to the front door, and, someday, when a deck and covered area is constructed at the rear, the same all-weather access privileges will apply.

Acoustic insulation was installed along the house wall, the internal garage was an open A-frame with cement sheet walls, and the external corrugated roof was completed with matching monument coloured Colorbond. In keeping with the other earlier home renovations, new bullnose weatherboards were used to finish the front of the garage, whilst the boundary side and rear of the garage were vertically clad with Dura Groove. The Dura Groove increases the fire-rating protection and shall minimise weather rot and the need for excessive maintenance in the future.

With four new entry doors, oodles of power points, LED lighting and a smooth finish concrete floor, the owners now have a home for their vehicles, a newly completed stage ticked off in their long-term fixer-upper project, and the peace of mind that they can now finalise the landscaping and enjoy a fresh look for the whole front façade of their home.

Matt Goodie, Managing Director of COL, says, “Not everyone can afford to do major addition or renovation works all at once. The beauty of dealing with us as your designers and builders is that we can design something with foresight, like this garage, that will allow further additions and renovations (like a back deck area) to easily meld into the design at a later date.

We listen carefully to what you want, at every stage of our consultations with you. You’re invited to make suggestions, of course, and we value-add to those suggestions with our 30 or more years of experience. Our collaborative approach means we keep in touch with your budget limits, help you realise ways to cut costs if necessary, and always give you the option to go one step further with the planned improvements if you wish. We’re wise in the way we do business, but savvy in partnering with you along the way to ensure you get what you want.”

By having a virtually blank canvas inside the double garage, the owners may decide to section off areas for storage, box out an office, a mezzanine level, or purpose it for anything else that takes their fancy. Whatever they decide to do with it, it’s certainly a winning gamechanger to the way they live.

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.