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

 

 

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.

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.

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. 

 

 

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.