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.
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
The clients love their new space and are adding a fireplace and kitchen to finish it off nicely. They haven’t stopped there either.
They have been inspired to create a full resort like feel and are now adding a pool just off the new Ultimate Alfresco.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.