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

 

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.

 

 

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.