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Garage Builders Melbourne

Built To The Highest Standards At Affordable Prices

Custom Garage and Garage Extension Experts in Melbourne for More Than 26 Years

As a leading garage builder in Melbourne, Custom Outdoor Living is passionate about designing and delivering your envisioned, new garage project.  Using our trusted expertise and decades of high-quality experience – from beginning to end – we’ll work closely with you to custom design and construct your Melbourne garage so that it meets your needs and requirements.

Custom Outdoor Living is renowned for our first-rate finishes and our choice to use the best materials possible. Everything you wish for can usually be achieved and our talented designers have a depth of experience and know-how that is hard to beat. We look at the whole project and drill down to ensure that the finer details of design and quality are never overlooked.

A garage or a carport?


Adding a garage to an existing home or property is always a unique designing and building scenario.  Your garage needs to meet the practical criteria, and, in most cases, our clients insist that the garage should appeal to the senses and look as if it has been there since the actual home was originally built.  This aesthetic blending of the old with the new is something Custom Outdoor Living excels at.

Custom Outdoor Living’s attention to detail and functionality is unmatched.    Our goal is to produce a design that harmonises with your home – but we’re also open to adjusting your tailored design to add unique characteristics that you feel are important.

Our designers and tradespeople are part of our team, and we have a distinguished reputation for design excellence and true craftsmanship, backed by testimonials and recommendations from many happy customers.

We’ll guide you through the process of the design and construction of your new garage and ensure that all aspects of the project meet the specific requirements of:

  • Compliance with Building Regulations
  • Council and Engineering Specifications
  • Proper Approval Sign-off, and
  • A Builder’s Guarantee Certificate.


  • Single Garage
  • Double Garage
  • Flat Roof Garage
  • Pitched Roof Garage
  • Lined Roof Garage
  • Gable Roof Garage
  • Garage with Roller Door
  • Garage with Tilt-lift Door
  • Garage with Built-in Storage, Added Storage or Attached Storage Options
  • Custom Designed Garage to Suit Your Home.




The Benefits of Building a Garage Rather Than a Carport

A garage provides your vehicles and possessions with a full-enclosed, weather protected, safe and secure structure that can be locked.  Additional storage can be optimised by adding extra width, height, depth and/or a mezzanine level to your new garage.  Internal cabinetry and closet space can also be built-in.

Free-standing or Joined to Your Home

Garage design and construction may involve the creation of a separate, free-standing garage in an available space.  Otherwise, your garage design may be created to adjoin your garage to a dwelling wall or neighbouring boundary line.  Either way, we can customise your design in a traditional or modern style, pitch the roof or keep it flat, line the interior ceiling, and install skylights for higher energy efficiency.  We can also provide added security alarm and lighting options to help keep you safe, and create internal entry doors and covered walkways to protect you and your family from

What is the Most Cost-Effective Garage Build or Type?

Determining the most cost-effective garage type for your needs involves considering several factors, including the intended use of the garage and the available space on your property. Prefabricated garages are a popular choice for their balance of cost-efficiency and quick installation. These garages are manufactured off-site and assembled on your property. However, the true value of garage construction lies in customisation.

Tailoring a garage to your specific requirements, from size to materials, ensures it serves your needs perfectly without unnecessary expenses. Utilising durable, locally sourced materials can also enhance the longevity and sustainability of your garage, making it a wise investment in the long run.

At Custom Outdoor Living, we offer custom garage solutions tailored to meet your unique needs, ensuring every project is both functional and visually appealing. Our design process takes into account the specifics of your property, such as the topography, existing structures and local building codes, to create a garage that is both practical and harmonious with its surroundings. Contact our garage builders in Melbourne today to explore your options!


Here, at Custom Outdoor Living (formerly known as Pergolas R Us), we specialise in building timber framed garages that are uniquely tailored to meet your specific needs.

Book a Consultation Design Meeting with us and
we’ll explain why

With Custom Outdoor Living, you’ll benefit enormously from our decades of experience and quality building expertise, especially when it comes to Timber Framed Garage designs.  The beauty of real timber adds flexibility to your garage extension because the build is not restricted to factory pre-framing and kit-form construction.  Kit constructions may be less expensive, but they do not allow for the anomalies of an existing home’s configuration.  This is especially the case where heritage homeowners seek a new garage with period features, matching design elements, and the utmost in functionality.


What Flooring Options Are Suitable for Garages?

The flooring of a garage plays a crucial role in its functionality and durability. Epoxy coatings are highly recommended for their resilience, ease of maintenance and ability to withstand heavy traffic. This seamless flooring option is resistant to stains, impacts and chemicals, making it ideal for both residential and commercial garages. For those seeking an eco-friendly alternative, polished concrete is another excellent choice. It’s not only durable but also provides a sleek, modern look while being easy to clean and maintain.

Are There Security Features I Can Integrate into My Garage with Smart Technology?

In today’s digital age, integrating smart technology into your garage’s security system is advisable. Smart garage door openers allow you to control and monitor your garage door remotely via a smartphone app, providing peace of mind whether you’re at home or away. Additionally, you can enhance security with motion-sensor lights, CCTV cameras that link directly to your phone and digital locks that notify you of any unauthorised access attempts. These smart solutions offer a blend of convenience and security, ensuring your garage and its contents are protected.

Can You Customise Garage Doors to Match My Home's Aesthetic?

Absolutely. We pride ourselves on creating garages that seamlessly integrate with your home’s overall design. Garage doors can be customised in a variety of styles, materials and finishes to complement your home’s aesthetic. Whether you’re looking for a traditional wooden look, contemporary aluminium or a custom-painted finish, there are options to suit every taste. Incorporating elements such as windows or specific architectural details can further enhance the harmony between your garage and home, elevating the kerb appeal of your property.

What Maintenance Tasks Should I Regularly Perform to Keep My Garage in Good Condition?

Regular maintenance is key to ensuring your garage remains in top condition. This includes periodic checks and lubrication of moving parts such as door hinges, springs and rollers to prevent wear and tear. Cleaning the garage door and its tracks can prevent debris accumulation that might hinder smooth operation. Inside the garage, keeping the floor clean and free from oil spills extends its lifespan and maintains its appearance.

Additionally, inspecting the roof and walls for signs of damage or leaks can prevent water damage and structural issues. Implementing these maintenance tasks will ensure your garage remains functional, secure and aesthetically pleasing for years to come.

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.


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.''