Patio design options
There are a number of different patio roof styles available in both insulated panel or single metal profiled roofing to enable your outdoor entertainment dream to come to life and still keep your budget in mind. With the help of our 3D design software we can help you adapt your outdoor living areas and incorporate a functional and stylish roof for you to entertain under. We can provide a visually stylish fully customised patio roof structure utilising individual or combinations of flat, Gabled, Hip & or curved roof designs with the latest roofing products. Our main discussion topic when designing patios, is water, both stormwater flow and waterproofing. Expect our design team to spend time discussing your options for house stormwater connection, and also weather protection if it rains during your next barbecue. Nobody wants an outdoor space/room to be heavily affected by the average storm.
What are the different roof sheeting products available?
Stratco Cooldeck insulated Roof panel
The stratco Cooldeck insulated roof panel consists of a profiled metal coloured top sheet in either corrugated or classic (Trimdek) available in a range of 11 colours. The core of the sheet is where the thermal performance comes from with a standard 50mm (R1.48), 75mm(R2.11) or 100mm(R2.75) polystyrene panel with the size selection dependent upon the required span of your patio and also upon request non-standard sizing up to 150mm. Finally the bottom of the panel is finished off with another coloured metal sheet, available as a matt or high gloss finish in a range of 2 Matt finish colours and 3 high gloss colours with either smooth, V Groove or Silkline pattern.
Why not add in a thermally resistant skylight box incorporated LED strip lighting to provide lighting day and night or have us fit you flush mounted 180mm diameter 12v LED lights to provide a stylish lighting solution to your outdoor living area.
Double sided High gloss Stratco Outback Deck sheeting
For those of you who are budget conscious but still want to maintain a stylish clean lined roof profile to their outdoor living area we can design your patio area using the Stratco outback high gloss system. Utilising a single skin high gloss coloured metal profiled roof sheet with a 4.5m single sheet span up to a huge 8.4m with internal beams there isn’t an outdoor entertaining space that can’t be covered with this sheet.
What are the different roof design styles I can utilise?
Flat Patio roof designs
This style of roof is by far the most popular and also one of the most economical types of patio roof on the market. The flat roof design is popular and on trend because it enables your outdoor entertaining area to act as an extension of your house soffit. By providing a smooth low pitched surface on the underside of the patio gives the illusion of blending in with your eave providing a seamless transition from the inside of your house to your outdoor covered area.
Whatever your style of house we can successfully incorporate an Adaptit Group flat style patio roof to provide a stylish and attractive outdoor entertaining area. With a number of different attachment methods and sheeting options available we can design a flat roof patio that can provide you with a solution to keep ventilation in mind, increase your ceiling height or maintain an economical outcome that meets your budget but still increases your home value.
Cooldeck Flat Patios
Outback Deck Patios
For those wishing to design their outdoor entertaining a little differently and stand out from the crowd, then a pitched roof is for you. With clean vaulted ceiling lines and an increased ceiling height, this system allows for added ventilation capacity providing a cooler entertaining space below. There is nothing more impressive than a peaked roof that gives a spacious relaxed feeling for all who gather underneath it. Whether a curved, gable, hip or dutch gable takes your fancy we can assist you in incorporating one of these designs into your house seamlessly to add value and style to your property today. The vaulted roof design options are available up to a massive 7.5m span with the Stratco Cooldeck, Stratco Outback Deck or standard corrugated roof sheeting options in a number of colours and attachment methods.
Stratco Outback Sunroof
Due to the wild extremes of weather we encounter in South East Queensland it is becoming more important for Patios to allow natural lighting into living areas and also provide a shaded and sealed living area when it is most needed. The Stratco outback sunroof system achieves flexibility of design and more, with an attractive opening and closing roof system! With the stylish slimline polystyrene core filled powder coated aluminium blades we have both comfort and looks in mind. Throw in a remote controlled sunroof motor and an inbuilt rain sensor you have a complete package with the flexibility to manually adjust the blades on the sunroof in the direction to follow the sun or provide shade if required and when the weather turns nasty the system will automatically close the roof blades providing you with peace of mind that your roof will be closed and secured when you aren’t home. With a generous sunroof blade span of 3.9m on flat roofs and 7.2m on gable roof designs and also the ability of joining multiple sunroof blade bays together this system truly is the entire patio and outdoor lifestyle design package providing a completely flexible solution for our climate and your comfort.
Please click the heading above which will take you to our page with information on our Stratco Pavilion patios.
Why not customise your outdoor living area with add ons and accessories?
Accessories and add-ons are an important part of your patio design. These are the finishing touches that can set your outdoor living area apart from the masses. Just like getting your windows tinted or adding in optional extras to improve the look of your car we can talk to you about customising your outdoor living area to perhaps minimise afternoon sun, or provide privacy in certain areas. Why not incorporate custom LED lighting, fans and heating strips for your comfort. We can help to identify these signature features required, and make them come to life in 3-d, before any decisions are made.
- Timber or powder coated aluminium privacy screens
- Laser cut powder coated screens
- Fabric blinds to block out sun
- LED Down lights
- Beam fixed Strip heaters
- Kwila timber posts and beams
- Frameless & semi frameless glass balustrading systems
- Stainless Steel wire Balustrading systems
- Roof lites and light boxes to allow in natural light
- Customised cladding panels
What are the types of attachment methods?
There are essentially 4 different methods of house attachment for a structurally secure patio roof.
The 4 methods are
- Timber/ Metal House Fascia fix
- House wall fix
- Heavy duty Flyover Bracketry system
- Heavy duty Riser bracketry system
At the 3D design and measure appointment we will assess the best attachment for your new patio. Budget and design requirements are major factors in this decision.
House Fascia Fix
The most common and economical way of attaching a patio roof to your house, this has been the main stay of all patio attachment methods before the flyover roof style became popular. The purpose of this attachment type is to provide a weatherproof seal between the patio roof and the house fascia usually underneath the gutter of the house. With Insulated roofing there will be an option to remove the house gutters to gain extra roof height clearance.
Method 1 – Standard Fascia Attachment
The standard Fascia attachment method involves positioning the patio ‘receiver channel’ directly under the existing house gutter. The Reciever Channel attaches through the house fascia to our new Rafter Fascia Brackets and is sealed using silicon and biseal foam to provide 2 forms of protection against weather. This system is the most common method for attachment and if not done properly and professionally can be prone to a number of ongoing issues. Water is the biggest issue to consider during construction, and a leaking patio roof attachment point will ruin your outdoor area. There is nothing worse than having a BBQ during a rain event and being forced inside your home because of leaks. Adaptit Group stand by our construction methods, and provide a comprehensive warranty to ensure no leaks and your piece of mind.
Method 2 – Removal of house gutters and flashing against the house fascia (not with outback)
This method is our preferred system for attaching your insulated patio roof structure to the fascia of the house. This method creates a far superior weather seal against the house and also allows for additional height under the patio support beam and ceiling level. By removing your existing house gutters we are then able to provide a metal apron flashing to seal under the existing house roof (tiles or steel) and force any water to flow onto the patio roof and away into the gutter system. By removing the house gutters this also allows for an additional 60mm (approx.) of height to the patio roof which is particularly useful on houses which have a reduced eave height to begin with.
House Wall Fix
This method of attachment involves fixing the patio receiver channel or beam directly to the house wall. Whether it is brickwork, FC cladding or timber weatherboards, we will ensure the connections meet with the relevant building codes and engineering requirements. We can also suggest the installation of an apron flashing to enable water hitting the wall of the house to run away into the patio guttering system.
Heavy Duty Flyover Bracketry system
As the climate in South East Queensland increases to become hotter and hotter, our Patio Design focus needs to be on hot air ventilation and natural cooling. We can achieve this in 2 ways. Firstly we increase the ceiling height of the Patio, and secondly, leave an air gap between the patio and the house roof. By specifying our heavy duty powder coated SHS stump posts on your project we can increase the patio height up to 600mm above your house roof. Each stump post is structurally secured to the top plate of your house stud wall and runs alongside your house truss/ rafter tails to provide a stable fixing point. For weather proofing we install a rubber boot to seal the cutout in the roof and keep the water runoff out of your house roof. Our flyover bracketry system is fully engineered and tested to Australian Standards and has been designed to withstand the harsh South East Queensland climate.
Heavy Duty Riser Bracketry System
Although very different in nature to the heavy duty SHS flyover stump posts, the Riser bracketry system is achieving the same result of raising the patio roof to provide air flow and additional ceiling height. The big difference comes in the fixing method. Where the SHS flyover bracketry system attaches down through your house roof and upon the house wall plate, the Riser bracket attachment method connects to the side of the roof truss through your house fascia and under the house gutter. This system also allows for a maximum 600mm in additional patio height above the roof of your house but provide for a slightly more economical fixing method without the need to penetrate through the house roof. There are many riser bracket systems on the market but they don’t all meet with the required engineering and structural codes, rest assured our SHS riser brackets are fully engineered and tested to Australian Standards.