Verandahs Melbourne2023-06-20T15:48:04+10:00

Verandah Builders Melbourne

If you’re looking for a cost-effective and attractive way to add space and value to your home, then consider a verandah. A verandah is a roofed outdoor structure that can be built using a variety of materials and styles to fit the look of your home. 

They can be constructed to fit most shapes of houses and can be attached to the structure of your home, or they can be free-standing. The great thing about adding a verandah to your home is that it extends the usable outdoor living space and gives you perfect protection from the sun or rain all day. Why not transform your outdoor space and turn your patio into a comfortable place to entertain family and friends year-round. 

Our verandas are made to suit your needs and give you the best indoor-outdoor room possible. The possibilities are endless with this versatile addition to your home, so take some time to look through our gallery for just a few examples of what we can do for you.

Verandah Roof Styles…

When you’re deciding on the style of your new verandah, you need to consider not only how you want it to look but where you would like it to attach to your house. You can opt for a range of roof shapes, from a flat roof classic-style verandah to a gable or pitched roof, and we will work with you to help you select the best option for your home. Where you attach your verandah to your house will be dependent on what type of roof you choose, but it can be tailored to your needs, from fascia level to above the roofline.

Why Choose Us

Comprehensive Service

Comprehensive services including onsite inspections, the development of plans, arranging all permits and paperwork.


A thorough understanding of all current building codes, council permit and government regulations.


A complete knowledge of all current and new materials available for building pergolas, decks & verandahs and we can advice you on the best quality and ideal fit for your build.

Registered & Skilled

Skilled tradesman that turn up on time and produce projects as specified by the client. Our builders are registered and members of the HIA Building Association.


Most importantly, we’re honest and upfront and pride ourselves on providing quality outcomes to our customers that you’ll love and will also add value to your home.

Australian Owned & Operated

We’re a small business which is Australian owned and operated. Everything we do is managed by our team of builders and we won’t outsource any elements of your build.

From The Verandahs Gallery…

Frequently Asked Questions

What other services does you company offer, or is it only verandahs?2020-07-13T23:38:42+10:00

As we are fully qualified carpenter’s we off many additional services including other trades where required.

Does your company get the plans and permits for me or do I have to go elsewhere?2020-07-13T23:38:15+10:00

We offer full services regarding writing up plans and obtaining all permits required.

Is there planning and or other permits I may need?2020-07-13T23:37:48+10:00

A planning permit, report and consent, over easement permission may also be required in addition to your building permit. We can help you with all of these.

Do I need a building permit for my verandah?2020-07-13T23:37:11+10:00

For 99% of verandahs a building permit will be required.

Do you take away all the rubbish and building materials away after you have finished the build?2020-07-13T23:36:47+10:00

Yes, we always leave your property as clean as it was when we arrived.

What maintenance is required for my verandah?2020-07-13T23:36:23+10:00

For timber verandahs especially, re painting and staining is a must. Cleaning of the roof and gutters every two years is also recommended.

What are other options can I add to my verandah?2020-07-13T23:35:53+10:00

Timber features, ceiling lining, plaster, lighting, fans, heaters, blinds and more.

Can I have my verandah stained or painted?2020-07-13T23:35:21+10:00

Yes, we offer professional painting and staining services.

I would still like as much light coming into the house once the verandah is built, what is the best roofing materials for this?2020-07-13T23:34:54+10:00

Polycarbonate roofing is the best material for this although a louvre roof can also fulfill this need.

What type of roofing can I choose for my verandah?2020-07-13T23:34:23+10:00

Roofing comes in a wide variety of materials, profiles and systems. Theses include zincalume steel, colourbond and a wide range of plastics.

Who supplies your aluminium verandahs?2020-07-13T23:33:54+10:00

Due to the nature of aluminium, all verandahs are custom made and usually require to be specifically engineered.

Do you supply opening and closing (louvre) roof verandahs?2020-07-13T23:33:31+10:00

Yes, we supply Stratco louvre roof verandahs in either attached or freestanding.

Who supplies your steel verandahs?2020-07-13T23:33:08+10:00

All our steel verandahs are supplied by Stratco.

What size posts can I use?2020-07-13T23:32:44+10:00

Anywhere from 90mm through to 300mm for timber. For steel and aluminium sizes usually range from 90mm to 150mm.

What type of timber do you use for the posts?2020-07-13T23:32:22+10:00

Cypress pine however many other types of timber are available on request.

What type of timber do you use in building my verandah?2020-07-13T23:31:50+10:00

Most verandahs are made from treated pine although other hardwoods can be used depending on taste and requirements.

What type of structural materials can I have the verandah made out of?2020-07-13T23:31:25+10:00

Timber, steel and aluminium.

Should I choose a flat or gable roof verandah?2020-07-13T23:30:58+10:00

Style of the verandah depends on things such as budget, the space the verandah is being placed in, height requirements, features required and so on.

How much will my verandah cost?2020-07-13T23:30:29+10:00

Very small verandahs can start as low as $3,500 to $4,000 and go to $50,000 depending on materials and extras that are required.

What is a verandah?2020-07-13T23:30:02+10:00

A verandah is a gable or flat structure that has a roof on it.

How much does it cost to build a verandah?2020-06-17T19:51:01+10:00

The size and design of your verandah and the materials you choose will dictate the cost.  The easiest thing to do is contact our team for a free no obligation quote and we can provide you with a price or come out to your home to quote your exact needs.

Why is Affordable Pergolas the best Verandah Builders?2020-06-17T19:43:22+10:00

Great question! We have extensive experience in building verandahs in all sizes and shapes that our customers love and also adds value to their homes. Over the ten years that we have been building pergolas, decks and verandahs we have found that all of clients simply want the following qualities & outcomes. From comprehensive services including onsite inspections, the development of plans, arranging all permits and paperwork to a thorough understanding of all current building codes, council permit and government regulations. We are here to help your verandah build go smoothly.

Are you and all of your trades fully qualified and licensed?2020-06-17T20:57:16+10:00

Yes, we are registered building practitioners and members of the HIA Builders Association. We’ve been building for over 10 years and can comfortably guide you through the process of adding a deck, pergola, carport, verandah or alfresco area to your home.

Will you help with building and permits?2020-06-17T20:57:05+10:00

Yes, absolutely! We can help you navigate all of the complicated elements that may present when building your own deck. Our service starts with the design of your deck and discussing your requirements for screening and privacy. We can then assist you with submitting the correct details for council permits and can alter the design of your deck to fulfill local requirements. 

Our Clients Say It Best…

We could not be more happy or excited by our new pergola. Chris has been so professional from our initial quote request to completion of our job. His team were so efficient and personable and the end result is beyond our expectations in look, price and usability.

Sam & Jasmine, Wheelers Hill

I would be happy to provide verbal references anytime. A great job done with care & with the customer at the centre of focus, will always recommend.

Mark, Heathmont

“A terrific pergola and an overwhelmingly positive experience. Thanks very much to both of you. It was a pleasure to have you working here and the pergola looks like it was built with the house rather than added later

Donna, Macleod

Hi Guys. We now live out on our new deck and pergola, it’s like an addition room, we love it. Your advice prior to construction was really good.

You committed to having the job done before Xmas and you were spot on. We had Xmas lunch and survived the wild storms.

Overall your team was very friendly & professional. 100% recommendation from us!

Ken & Jessica, Williamstown

Terry and I are very happy with our retaining walls and look forward to working with Phil to complete our pergola. Could not fault Phil in anyway and would be happy to recommend him to others.

Trish & Terry, Croydon

We absolutely love our new pergola! The workmanship is fantastic, all the workers were friendly and very tidy. We would highly recommend APM to anyone who needs a new pergola. The pergola is everything we wanted in design and it is very practical.

It adds another room to our house. Thank you.

Cornelia & Rob, Balwyn

Overall we couldn’t be happier with the end product. The quality of workmanship is great and it’s better than what we envisaged. The advice given in regards to the feature slat jarrah wall and bar was welcomed to the point of even agreeing to have it built.

Thanks so much for your professional service and craftsmanship. We have already recommended you to many of our friends.

Chris & Julie, Doreen

We were very happy with the workmanship and efficiency of the Affordable Pergolas team. We were very happy that they removed all of our old remnants of our decking from our property. Our repaired decking is better than it was when it was new.

Thanks, Chris, Mark & Jack.

Kevin & Nancy, Upwey

I can’t fault Chris & his team at Affordable Pergolas Melbourne. Great communication, arrived on time, every time. Finished in an extremely timely period… and just what I requested, I got.

Certainly recommend to other interested customers.

Anne, Rowville

We liked your service because you were punctual and professional. Keep up your good work, mate!

Eduardo, Knoxfield

Thank you so much for building the deck in a timely manner and at an affordable price. I really valued the time constraints we had and how we booked in to suit our needs.

You also offered solutions for changes to the design which was appreciated.

Thanks you again, Heidi.

Heidi, South Kingsville
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