Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

Why Polycarbonate Roofing Is Perfect For Your Deck Or Patio Cover


In the past, polycarbonate roofing was commonly used on domestic garden structures such as greenhouses and sheds. Advances in technology and an increase in stylish profiles and colour have recently seen polycarbonate roofing become a popular and aesthetically appealing option for deck and patio coverings. There are many reasons why polycarbonate roofing from a company like KFC Roofing Supplies Pty Ltd is an excellent choice for your deck or patio.

Increased natural light

Polycarbonate roofing is superior to standard metal roofing for decks because it allows the area to receive plenty of natural light. Even darker coloured polycarbonate will allow some natural light through. This quality is important for creating a light and bright deck or patio. It also means that the adjoining areas of the interior of your home will still receive natural light and won't become dark and dull.

Protection from harsh UV rays

The Australian sun can be fierce, and it's important that your deck or patio roofing provides you with protection from harmful UV rays. Modern polycarbonate roofing has inbuilt UV filters, which reflect damaging UV rays and protect your family from sunburn and the risk of skin cancer. For this reason, polycarbonate roofing also makes the perfect material for using on a swimming pool shade roof.

Protection from the summer heat

As well as providing protection from UV rays, modern polycarbonate roofing will also reflect the heat from the sun. This quality can be enhanced further by choosing special polycarbonate roofing that has insulation incorporated within it to further reflect heat. This quality means that your deck or patio will remain cool and comfortable on hot summer days.

Lightweight and easy to install

Unlike metal roofing or tiled roofing, polycarbonate roofing is very lightweight. This makes it very easy for yourself or contractors to install. It also means that you don't need a heavy or elaborate support structure to install it on. A simple, lightweight timber frame is all that is necessary.

It's cost-effective

Compared to traditional roofing styles, such as metal or tiles, polycarbonate roofing is an inexpensive way to cover your deck or patio. The polycarbonate itself is much less expensive than metal or tiles. The cost of installation is far simpler and involves far less labour as well, which also makes it a more cost-effective option.

There is a wide variety of styles, profiles, and colours available in modern polycarbonate roofing. With such an array of choices, you will no doubt find one that complements your home perfectly.


5 November 2015