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Home Extension Oakleigh

When we asked the owners of this glorious Extension project in Oakleigh if they ‘wanted fries with that’, they replied, “Give us the entire menu!” So we did!

Project Overview

Feast your eyes on the list of exciting attributes that now adorn this ultimate outdoor entertainment area, complete with every functionality you could think of: there’s a bar in there, and a pizza oven as well, there’s a sauna and spa (with stories to tell).

Open the stackable doors wide, bring the outdoors inside… and no it’s not Play School. This is a seriously extraordinary transformation, from a suburban backyard of an older weatherboard home on a large block of land, to a place you can truly call ‘paradise’.

Managing Director of Custom Outdoor Living, Mr. Matt Goodie, was quietly channelling Kit De Luca in Pretty Woman when he thought, “We think you got a lot of potential”, about this property.

The old tin garage was removed and the partial brick wall that remained on the boundary line was extended higher to obtain a fire rating, and also to provide extra pool safety where the existing Swim Spa was concerned.

The expansive gable roof ceiling was pine lined and insulated, an exterior bar that can be served to from the inside room was installed, along with a fully functional kitchen. Skylights were also put in place to efficiently let in natural light throughout, with feature windows at the peak of the gables from two sides.

Merbau decking was used to complete the floor area (inside and out), and the stackable doors open a mountain of opportunities to let the warmth of summer just breathe through the room – with the complementary aid of an overhead ceiling fan.

In the wintery weather the entire area can be enclosed, the heaters can be turned on, and the entertainment of family and friends can continue into the wee hours, under the carefully positioned LED downlights. And then there are the retractable fly screens that add to the alleviation of visits from uninvited ‘pests’ (as opposed to guests).

“One of the benefits of dealing with a company like ours, at Custom Outdoor Living, your leading Extension Builders in Melbourne, is our specialist approach.

In this instance, we sent one of our Designers, Mr. Brad Volling, to peruse what was already there, consult with the owners about what they wanted, and then set to work on a design concept that could be demonstrated in virtual form, to give the family a bird’s eye view of how it would look upon completion.”

And because we’re Registered Builders, as well, we were able to accurately quote on the project, make any desired design amendments, and then work around the kitchen appliances and special features that were supplied by the owners.

We’ve built our reputation on quality work, uniquely customised designs, and on completing all of the construction work, with strict adherence to ensuring all elements of the build are Regulatory and compliant with the various official building codes. In essence, we can do the lot.”

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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.