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Phil and Joan were doing improvements to their house in Ballina and wanted extra car spaces to finish off the full renovation. They recently competed a gabled patio from Atlas Awnings, so wanted something to match the new and improved exterior.

Protection against the famous Northern Rivers weather was important, saving the cars from extremely hot summers and heavy storms. The extra space that a car port gives was also a high priority, as the existing garage was used for things other than cars.

To keep in-line with the modern look of the new alfresco living area, Geoff proposed an insulated roof carport. As well as providing the protection from the elements, The insulated roof would help to keep the front area cooler.


The garage was used as a workspace and storage area, especially during the renovations. The front of the house was also open and under utilised.

As Atlas Awnings provides many options for finishes, the client choice of posts and beams was easy. The existing house was white with grey trim, with hardwood feature posts, so this was matched by Geoff, our design consultant. Merbau was used for the hardwood posts, with grey colourbond guttering used for the trim.

Merbau is a popular hardwood, with its high degree of natural durability and strength it is used externally in construction.

The front area was completed with a dramatic focal point, a chain downpipe. An alternative to the PVC downpipe, the chain downpipe adds character to your home as well as being functional. It channels water to a container which is slowly drained.

With Atlas Awnings arranging the plans, engineering and Council Approvals, Phil and Joan could concentrate on the rest of the improvements.

Ballina Carport after completion

The completed carport provided the perfect entrance to the home, as well as a functional space for parking cars. The photo also shows the addition of the chain downpipe. As an alternative to plain PVC, the chain channels the water effectively, but also provides a stylish feature on its own or as part of a garden.

The result was perfect for Phil and Joan who said:

“We couldn’t be happier. The carport is cool and fits perfectly in the new front yard. The end result was exactly what we imagined”.

If you would like to see what Atlas Awnings can do for you prior to renovations being completed, contact one of their design consultants for an obligation free consultation.