Design Inspiration July 2019

Design inspiration July2019

Enjoying Winter outdoors

This month’s Ultimate Alfresco Design Inspiration is all about enjoying Winter in your outdoor areas.

We hope this video inspires you to enjoy your outdoor areas through the chillier months.

If you live in the Albury Wodonga region and would like to discuss how to design and create a beautiful patio or pergola for your home, contact us today.

Five alternate ways to heat your outdoor area

Five alternate ways to heat your outdoor area

The cold weather has arrived, but don’t let this stop you from entertaining friends and family in your alfresco area. The team at Ultimate Alfresco have put together five alternate ways to heat your outdoor area and stay warm this Winter.

Let’s take a look!

Fire Pits

If you are one who loves the open fire, then a fire pit may be your solution.

fire pit in outdoor area for heat and warmth

The atmosphere that an open fire can produce is wonderful and if you are a fan of the open flame then a fire pit could be a perfect choice.

Fire pits have the added ability to act as a key garden or patio feature all year round. And, their portability is an added bonus.

Patio Blinds

Patio blinds offer the creation of an outdoor room that can retain its warmth.

By having the blinds down in the winter the cold air is kept at bay and that means you may not need a heat source at all. With patio blinds, you have the option to get the last rays of sun before the cool night air descends. 

Economically they offer an excellent investment and can serve you all year round. With a wide range of style and materials available allow you can customise and tailor the blinds to suit your patio space.

Electric Patio Heaters

If you are looking for more sleek and discreet heat sources for your alfresco, then you might like to consider electric patio heaters. Dependent on your outdoor space, these heaters come in a range of models with varying sizes.  

electric heater for outdoor area

The benefit of choosing electric heaters is that they don’t take up much room at all. This leaves plenty of space for you, your family and friends to enjoy your outside area in the cooler months.

Pizza Ovens

pizza oven in luxurious outdoor area for warmth and heat

Food and warmth served together – who could ask for more?

The aroma of delicious food cooking in a warm outdoor space is an entertainer’s dream!

Pizza ovens are available in many shapes, sizes and budgets, providing versatility for your home and outdoor area.

Pizza ovens can release a lot of heat you will need to think about the placement and size of the oven you choose.

Outdoor gas heaters

Outdoor gas heaters have become an on-trend alternative for warming your patio or alfresco area. The portability of them makes for an encouraging choice. And let’s not forget to mention the wide range of size and designs within an extensive price range.

gas heater outdoor warmth

All patio areas are different in structure, for example, some have flat roofs and some have gable roofs. Therefore consideration would be required for choosing the right fit gas heater. Because you want to ensure that you optimize the heat produced and heat retained.

Now that we have shared with you our suggestions on alternate ways to heat your outdoor area, which option will you go with?

Please contact Ultimate Alfresco to discuss your ideas.

 

 

Project of the Month July 2019

Project of the Month July 2019

Our project of the month for July 2019 had a lovely aspect of their garden. However, their outdoor covered space just wasn’t large enough. 

project of the month july 2019 river and garden view outlook

Before

After speaking with our clients, it was clear that they were wanting to enjoy this outdoor space every day of the year. They wanted the flexibility of being able to let in natural light in the winter months. They wanted to be able to entertain their friends and family not only in Winter but also throughout the hot Summer. Being able to block out the harsh Summer sun was a key requirement of this project. 

before picture of home outdoor pergola area project of the month july 2019

During

To optimize the spectacular views, we recommended a Louvre opening roof for their outdoor area. Throughout the construction period, our clients had minimal disturbance to their existing yard and garden. The skill and experience of our builders allowed this to be achieved. And this meant that our clients were able to instantly entertain their family and friends. 

outdoor pergola work in progress

After

To be consistent with the original house and landscape design we copied the style and size of the existing round posts and colour scheme. The end result is an alfresco that looks like it was meant to be there from the beginning. It is important that we take a considered approach with all our projects. We like to ensure that our clients are delivered a product that is tailored to their requirements. 

after end result pergola louvre roof - project of the month july 2019

Because a louvred roof was the answer here, you can see that the result is glorious. Our clients are now able to sit back and enjoy the landscaped and serene view from under their brand new outdoor area all seasons of the year.

To discuss your patio, pergola or outdoor living area design options, contact Ultimate Alfresco today. 

 

 

Louvretec opening roofs

Louvretec opening roofs

Technical details you need to know

Louvretec opening roofs are architecturally inspired spaces that take into consideration what you need in an alfresco area. They understand and know the importance of the technical details required to deliver a high quality product. 

At Ultimate Alfresco, we have been using Louvretec for a number of years and highly recommend them.

Why Louvretec? 

  • Louvretec offer a number of different options, all with exceptional quality and capabilities.
  • Their roofs are fully engineered and manufactured to the highest engineering standards and backed by an extensive warranty.
  • All aluminium louvres and extrusions used in Louvretec’s systems are manufactured in an ISO9002 quality assured environment to AS1866 &AS3902 standards.
  • Marine grade T316 stainless steel is used for the drive axles, with stainless steel componentry fixings being standard.
  • Plastic injected moulded componentry is all UV stabilised.
  • All Louvretec motorised systems are powered by leading brand Tubular motors with motors and controls supported with five to seven year warranties depending on motor type. As an added design bonus, all the drive systems, motors and gearboxes are fully hidden, creating clean lines for your alfresco area.
  • A spiral pivot system is used to enable a full 180º louvre rotation, which means you literally control the amount of sun or shade for your alfresco.

If you’re looking turn your alfresco area into a space you can use all year around, talk to us about your options. We will work with you to build your alfresco dreams.

Louvre opening roofs…alfresco living in style

Louvre opening roofs…alfresco living in style

Flexible & sophisticated alfresco… 

If you are after style and elegance in your alfresco living space, then perhaps a Louvre opening roof is your solution.

We all want to utilise the space we have in our homes all year round, am I right? Then I may have the answer you are looking for.

Louvre opening roofs can offer you a variety of benefits for those of you who are entertainers or simply like to be able to relax and utilise all the spaces in your home all year round especially the alfresco area.

Why choose louvre opening roofs?

A custom design to meet your alfresco needs

Each home is unique and presents with the opportunity to enhance your outdoor area, pool area or deck area to be transformed into a truly sophisticated and flexible alfresco space.

Individual projects are designed to suit areas, large and small to ensure that you will be delivered an alfresco area that is functional all year round.    

You control your alfresco environment

Make the most of your alfresco area each Winter and enjoy the sun by simply opening the louvre roof and letting the rays shine through.

Additionally, throughout the warmer months of Summer, you can shelter away from the heat and glare but still enjoying and making the most of the breeze.

Reduce your energy consumption

Making the most of having a controlled alfresco area leads you to reducing your energy costs.

This flexibility allows you to reduce your air conditioning costs during Summer by giving you an alternate space to an indoor room which most likely will be cooled by an air conditioner.

And conversely in Winter, by maximising the winter sun to create a heat bank in your alfresco area helps in reducing the need to heat your alfresco area with additional heating.

Thus, incorporating a louvre opening roof into your alfresco area , you can gain benefit from saving dollars on alternate energy sources required for heating and cooling.

If you’re looking turn your alfresco area into a space you can use all year around, talk to us about your options. We will work with you to build your alfresco dreams.