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Extension Mt. Eliza

Treat Yourself to an Extra Room & Retreat in Style. Why not make the most of your little-used front yard and expand your horizons with a new living area. With Custom Outdoor Living, we create great ideas, draft the designs, and then carry out the construction. We make it easy for you!

Project Overview

Retaining the charming cottage character of this home, whilst providing this family with the extra space they craved, was relatively simple. With our experience and expertise, we were able to initiate the planning for an extension design that naturally flowed from the original floorplan, and, from the front gate of the property, the end-result looked as if it had always been there!

A full verandah was cut in half to make way for the new room, and the remaining verandah was given more depth. Gardens and stairs were re-positioned, and the new roof was installed to match the zinc corrugated style that was already in existence on the rest of the house. Some gorgeous new timber awning windows now bathe the new room in sunlight, and an alternate front door has been added. The clever thing about this extension is that it adds value to the home on several fronts – there’s the extra square feet, it’s a perfect retreat for parents or children to have some quiet time away from the main kitchen/living/meals area, and it could also be purposed as an ATO allowable designated office (given that it has a separate entry and is ideally located at the closest point to the street).

It was definitely a case of ‘shiver me timbers’ on this one too. The external walls were clad in Western Red Cedar, a barn-style internal ceiling of pine lining boards was added (to complement the other living room), and the structure was also constructed from good old-fashioned timber framework, treated base boards, and rich red merbau decking. Everything was customised to refresh what was there and create an extension with flair.

With a fresh coat of ironstone and cream paint, some contrasting white for the windows, tailored pipework and spouting, and star rated LED lighting, the room was ready to take on whatever the family decided to do with it. Currently, it’s a cosy lounge and entertainment retreat.

Custom Outdoor Living has always been highly regarded for listening carefully to what our clients want and, because we take care of both the designing and the build, we can give you advice about options you may never have thought of. We treat all of our clients with the utmost respect and we’re resolute in making sure that our finishes, our customer service, and our pricing meet your expectations.

And now, the owners of this three-bedroom home can gain extra mileage and spread their wings whilst their children grow and their needs change – without having to find another home to replace it. They already loved where they live, and now they love it even more.

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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.

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Here at Custom Outdoor Living we have 3 levels of registration so you can be assured that you are in good hands.

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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.