Insulated Ceiling Alfresco Area

Insulated ceilings…helping keep you comfortable

An insulated ceiling in your alfresco area is the key to staying comfortable all year round.

Insulated ceilings are a clever way to help regulate the temperature in your alfresco area. Additionally these can enhance the feel of an indoor-outdoor atmosphere. And help keep you and your family comfortable!

So how does an insulated ceiling benefit you?

Extends your alfresco area

Alfresco areas with insulated ceilings allow a continuity of ceiling which eludes to a feel of still being indoors. But with the benefits of being outdoors, i.e fresh air and garden scents.

Insulated ceilings can be flat or vaulted. Whichever you decide, both add instant sophistication and elegance to your alfresco room.

Comfortable all year round

The purpose of insulation in a cold climate is to stop the flow of heat out of the room. That’s why it is worth considering an insulated ceiling for your indoor-outdoor room. 

On the other hand, it offers benefits during the warmer months by slowing the rate of heat transfer i.e keeps it cooler.

Ensuring a comfortable temperature all year round will make you more inclined to entertain and relax in your alfresco area.

insulated outdoor ceiling

Technical details for an insulated ceiling

At Ultimate Alfresco, we prefer using Versiclad insulated products.

We use Versiclad because we believe it offers valuable and exceptional products for all our clients. Furthermore we appreciate the technical specifications that accompany each of their products.

For example, see below the specifications for the insulated ceiling panels:

  • Pre-finished, low maintenance ceiling face
  • Up to RT3.3 – high insulation value provides excellent
  • Fire retardant EPS insulated core dramatically reduces radiant heat transfer, mould and condensation
  • Unsupported span of up to 4m (max supported span 6m)
  • Self-mating interlocking joints
  • Specifically designed aluminium perimeter angles to suit flat or gable roof installations
  • Very light, weighing only 3.85 kg per m2
  • LED downlights available

 

If you want to know more about the benefits of an insulated ceiling for your alfresco area, please contact our alfresco design specialist: Letitia at Ultimate Alfresco

 

 

Eight Easy Steps to your Ultimate Alfresco – Step 5

Eight Easy Steps to your Ultimate Alfresco – Step 5 

The final design, your project plan and your investment are all finalised.

It’s almost build time!

To begin, you need a building contract, which we prepare and provide you with. All you need to do at this stage is sign the contract and pay a deposit – and then your alfresco project begins in earnest.

After that, you receive a copy of the building contract so you will have all the specifications of your alfresco area, its’ construction and an introduction to the team.

outdoor alfresco area

You will know exactly what you are investing in, and how the project will progress.

So, if you are looking for a team to help you create your dream alfresco area, contact us. We’re here to help you make your outdoor dining and entertainment dream a reality. 

Find out more about the other steps of your Eight Easy Steps to your Ultimate Alfresco. 

Step 1 – Your initial consultation

Step 2 – Your estimated investment

Step 3 – Design decisions

Step 4 – Investing in your Alfresco

 

Outdoor Winter Living

Outdoor Winter Living 

August in Albury Wodonga and surrounds is renowned for fabulous outdoor Winter living. The crisp mornings followed by beautiful blue winter skies. Above all, is a great time of year to spend outdoors with family and friends.

So why not take advantage of this glorious location and add luxury to your alfresco area. Have you ever imagined having your own luxurious Winter outdoor living space right on your doorstep.

If so, let’s take a look at inspirational ideas on how to create your own welcoming alfresco.

Retreat

Your dream of having a retreat in your own back yard can be achieved relatively easy. You can even achieve this on budget. For instance, why not incorporate a simple path of stepping stones directed towards a quiet place set in the garden. Similarly a favourite scented tree may be the perfect setting to place a table and chairs.  Either way, you can enjoy a pot of tea in the warm Winter sun.

retreat outdoor

Day Beds + Luxe Fur

Day beds can provide the perfect spot for an afternoon snooze. Fill the day bed with luxe cushions and fluffy blankets. And you have just created yourself a most welcoming position to relax, read your favourite book or simply sip tea.

daybed luxury

However, if you want to add further cosiness, simply enhance with some faux fur and sheepskin rugs. By purposefully draping these over chairs and benches, you create an elegant space. A space that will entice anyone to sit and relax. Or in short, enjoy the luxurious atmosphere and of course your company.

It is important to remember that if the daybed is exposed to the elements, then be sure to consider weatherproof materials. Likewise have a safe store away container for your delicate cushions and blankets.

Illumination

With careful contemplation of integrating lighting into your outdoor area. You can achieve a dramatic effect.

Imagine the softness of string lights hung from tree to tree. Or choose a selection of pendants carefully positioned to provide a sleek and sophisticated feel. Or perhaps some boho inspired tea light candles twinkling in the evenings.

As a result you are able to provide a wondrous and opulent atmosphere.

You may even consider some practical extra lighting around stairs and eating areas.  As a result these serve dual purpose and create practical and radiant entertaining areas.

 

To discuss further ideas with our friendly staff please contact Ultimate Alfresco – Albury Wodonga.

Luxurious Patio Ideas for Winter

Luxurious Patio Ideas for Winter

Ultimate Alfresco have put together some luxurious patio ideas for Winter. These ideas will inspire you to transform your patio area into the regions most luxurious outdoor space.

Winter in the Albury Wodonga and surrounds is the perfect time to relax and entertain outdoors in your luxurious patio area.

So, lets take a look at what we suggest…

Include a bar

Mulled wine in the cooler months is one great way to stay warm. So why not serve it from your very own private patio bar. 

mulled wine winter patio

Who needs to go on vacation when you have all the joys of a resort type feel at your back door? Because by simply adding some bar stools and table and perhaps even a pool table, you can create a fun and deluxe entertaining space. 

Blend the outdoors with the indoors

Create another room in your house that just happens to be outside. By making  your patio area a welcoming and appealing space. 

indoor outdoor luxury room

You will find yourself more inclined to spend time there all year round by seamlessly blending it with your indoors. Most importantly, it allows you to use it for lounging, cooking or dining with family and friends.

Relax & be warm

Who doesn’t love to curl up on a soft, cosy sofa in the outdoor air? By adding lounge settings or day beds with puffy backrests and plenty of cushions, you instantly create a sense of luxury. Top it off with some warm cosy blankets and a plush rug under foot. Who wouldn’t want to come and visit you in the cooler months?

fire pit outdoor lounge luxury

With plenty of designs and sizes in gas heaters, you would be unwise to not to add one to your outdoor patio area. Not only are they affordable but also emit an abundance of heat to your patio area. So, this means you and your guests remain comfortable during the cooler months.  Also, gas heaters come in the guise of eye-catching fire pits – instantly adding luxury to your alfresco area.

 

To talk further about your luxurious patio ideas, please feel welcome to call or email us at Ultimate Alfresco

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 so 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.