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Are you a fan of your deck, porch, or patio in Perth but wish you could use it all the time?

Does the hot sun, bugs, and rain keep you from taking advantage of the outdoors? A Perth patio enclosure will protect your space from the elements and allow you to make more use of it. One Stop Patio Shop has the right solutions whether you want to screen out your space or create a room that you can use all year.

 

Make Use of Your Outdoor Safe

 

The COVID-19 pandemic trapped everyone inside their homes for many months. This led to collective cabin fever among Aussies. Many Australians, with nowhere to go, decided to renovate their homes during this time. As they waited to see if the situation improved, for something to do, they decided to upgrade their outdoor space.

Outdoor spaces are the most popular renovations that Aussies undertake. Many homeowners want to make their yard safer and more useful.

Turning your patio into an outdoor multi-function space can be a great way to get away from the office or give yourself a change of scenery. These are some tips to make your porch a functional and comfortable room.

 

Roofing

 

Insulate your roof with Perth SolarSpan before you begin to transform your patio in Perth. It is important because you’ll be heating the space, and an insulated Perth SolarSpan roof will help trap the conditioned air. Your HVAC system will also be able to maintain the temperature within the room at a comfortable level.

Perth SolarSpan roofing panels are a great option for patio insulation. Metal roofing panels have high R-values, despite being thin. This contrasts with fibreglass ceiling insulation, which requires thicker versions to increase its R value.

 

Flooring

 

If you plan to make your porch area into a heated room or have no crawlspace, you will need to remove the entire floor. It is necessary to tear out the floorboards in order to measure the spaces between the beams and then install fiberglass batt insulation.

If you are using face insulation, place the pieces in the spaces with the backing of kraft paper facing you. If you use unfaced insulation, you need to staple the vapour barrier onto the joists. After the installation of batts, you may lay your flooring.

 

Wall Enclosure

 

Because you will be using your current adjacent exterior wall as an interior wall, you may have to remove it. However, you can’t just take down exterior walls, they are load bearing. To ensure that your house’s structural integrity is not compromised, it’s best to have a professional do the job.

Glass can be used to create an enclosure. It will allow you to view your garden from your room while also closing off your patio. Double-glazed glass is recommended. High temperatures make glass a conductor, but the air between the panes acts like an insulator to prevent heat transfer.

 

What Are the Benefits of Enclosing Your Patio?

 

  • It will be warm in the winter.
  • You will lower noise levels, which will result in less disturbance from your neighbours.
  • Add an outdoor space to increase your living space.
  • An enclosed patio will allow you to show more of your products and services to potential buyers.
  • You will feel as though you are outdoors, even when it rains or is cold outside.

 

What Are the Downsides of Enclosing an Outdoor Patio?

 

If you don’t plan and budget for the costs, it can be prohibitively costly.

It takes up much more space than an uncovered one.

It is impossible to retract screens when not in use, so it is important to make good use of them.

 

Enclose an Outdoor Area with High-Quality PVC Weather Screens

 

PVC weather screens are typically made of solid aluminium frames and inserted with weather-resistant PVC material. These PVC outdoor blinds are a fashionable and innovative way of protecting all outdoor areas such as patios, alfresco, decking, sunrooms, and carports.

PVC screens can be customised to fit any outdoor space. They come in a variety of configurations, including fixed, bi-folding, awnings, multi-stacker sliding, hinged, and many other styles.

PVC weather screens can not only provide weatherproofing and protection against insect and bird disturbances for your outdoor spaces but will also improve the thermal properties. PVC screens can be used to keep your outdoor spaces warm and reduce noise disturbance by up to 30%.

 

Do I Need Planning Permission for a Patio Enclosure in Perth?

 

The answer to this question will vary depending on the type of construction project, but homeowners are advised to consult their local council before beginning work.

You may need a permit, so be sure to check this information before you go.

Building regulations are subject to many rules. Before you start any work, make sure you check with your local council. For Western Australian regulations, look here.

Apart from these three essentials, you’ll also need electrical and plumbing work before you can fully use the room. For a smooth renovation, we advise you to hire a patio expert.

 

Patio Building Experts in Perth

 

One Stop Patio Shop is a Perth-based trusted builder who helps clients design and construct their Perth patios, glass enclosures, and other outdoor structures. We can help turn your porch into a multifunctional area that you can use throughout the year. Contact us today!

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Our friendly, qualified patio expert will contact you within 48 hours to arrange an onsite consultation. We will measure the area to be covered and provide you with a formal quote on the same day.