Project of the Month August 2019

Project of the Month August

Project of the month this August took us to a beautiful property just out of town with a glorious homestead style house.

The only thing missing was an outdoor entertaining area to enjoy their amazing views.

Before

before picture project of the month

We came up with a design that was sympathetic to the original style of the house and provided practical and generous cover. We used insulated panels with a small corrugated look to keep the agricultural element to the addition. Fully dimmable modern LED lights and a stylish fan completed the project

During

project of the month august

The clients love their new space and are adding a fireplace and kitchen to finish it off nicely. They haven’t stopped there either.

project of the month august

They have been inspired to create a full resort like feel and are now adding a pool just off the new Ultimate Alfresco.

After

project of the month august

We love to inspire at Ultimate Alfresco and our reward is seeing how much people love their new lifestyle.

 

If you think you could be our next project of the month then please contact Ultimate Alfresco 

 

 

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