Building a Carport - FAQs

Building a Carport – FAQs

Installing a carport is an effective way to protect your vehicle from the elements while adding value to your home. Whether you need a safe space to store your car, motorcycle, boat or motorhome, Altec can design and build the perfect carport for your needs.

If you’re not sure what’s involved with building a carport on your property, we can tell you everything you need to know about this process.


What warranty does an Altec carport have?

Tested to cyclone standards by James Cook University, every Altec carport is built to last in extreme weather conditions. You can have confidence knowing your Altec carport will stand the test of time, as we offer up to a 15-year product guarantee on all carport installations. For extra peace of mind, we also provide a 10-year workmanship guarantee.

Altec carports are made out of strong materials, including hail-resistant and heat-deflecting roofing. No matter how bad the weather gets, our carports are designed to offer your car and other possessions an exceptional standard of protection from the elements.




What size carports are available?

Altec builds both single-bay and double-bay carports. We can customise your carport’s dimensions to suit your needs, tailoring the structure’s height and length according to your requirements. If you have an extra-long motorhome or a particularly tall vehicle, our team will take this into consideration when designing your carport.




Does Altec handle council approvals for my carport?

Yes, Altec can handle the approvals process to ensure your carport complies with council regulations. These regulations will depend on the location of your property and the type of carport you’re planning to build.  We’ll do everything we can to bring your dream carport to life while observing local laws.




Can I install my own carport?

It takes a highly specialised skillset and years of training to produce a quality carport that can withstand Southeast Queensland’s climate. Even if you’re handy around the house and have successfully completed other DIY projects, trying to install a carport without professional help can be a daunting task.

Altec doesn’t supply DIY carport kits, so if you plan to build a carport you would need to manage this using your own materials. To get a superior product, we recommend working with our professional builders.




How much does a carport cost?

The cost of a carport largely depends on the size of the structure and the materials it’s made out of. Some materials cost more than others, and single-bay carports typically cost less than double-bay designs.

To get an estimate of the costs involved with building your carport, contact Altec for an obligation-free quote today.


Building a Patio - FAQs

Patio Frequently Asked Questions

Adding a patio to your property involves some big decisions. From choosing the materials to planning the design, it helps to have all the right knowledge. Below, our patio experts have answered a series of common questions we get asked about Altec patios.


What warranty does an Altec patio have?

While some companies offer the standard 6.5 year QBCC guarantee, Altec goes a step further. We take pride in the patios we install, which is why we offer a Product and Workmanship Guarantee. Designed to give our clients confidence in their investment, these warranties include:

    • •  Product Guarantee: A guarantee of up to 15 years on all patio installations.


  • •  Workmanship Guarantee: Providing a 10-year workmanship guarantee on all patio installations.



Does Altec handle council approvals?

If your patio project needs approval from your local council, Altec has you covered. Our friendly team can advise you throughout the process, or they can handle the required application on your behalf. Either way, this service is free. All you need to do is take care of the council fees.



How much does a patio cost?

At Altec, we tailor each patio to our client’s property and their dream patio design. This means different materials, sizes and environments. If you’re wondering how much your patio will cost, our experts can provide a free and accurate quote.

By assessing your individual property and preferred design, we can advise you on your options and give you a clear idea of the budgets involved. Book your free design consultation today.



Can I install my own patio?

Altec supplies and installs a superior product by reliable builders – we don’t supply Patio DIY Kits. We’re devoted to supplying high-quality patios that can add value and aesthetics to your home. That’s why our service includes the full process of design, supply and installation.



How close to my neighbours’ fence can my patio go?

The exact requirements of your patio’s position will depend on your local council. However, common distance requirements state that most patios must be at least 1 metre from your neighbour’s fence. Our experts can consult you on the specifics during your free consultation.



What styles and designs do Altec offer?

We offer a wide range of styles to suit different properties so everyone can find their perfect patio. Whether you want your patio to be open or enclosed, our designs cater to various building styles.

You can choose from the following options:






    • •  Pergolas – Add a new entertainment spot on your property with a durable pergola



Regardless of the shape of your property or the design you want, Altec can extend your home with an incredible patio. Discover your patio options during your free design consultation today!



Patio Enclosure & Sunroom FAQs

Patio Enclosure & Sunroom FAQs

Adding a patio enclosure to your home is an exciting decision. This kind of extension won’t just add value to your property – it will also create a relaxed space for you and your family to enjoy daily life. If you’re considering an enclosure or sunroom for your home, we can tell you everything you need to know about the design and installation process.

Below, our experts have answered the questions they hear most.


What's the difference between a patio enclosure and a sunroom?

A patio enclosure is a standard patio that’s been closed off – usually with large glass walls and windows. It’s generally a paved space that reaches out into the backyard. Many enclosed patios begin as regular patios, then are later modified with walls.

While this may sound very similar to a sunroom, there are several key differences. An enclosed patio is typically separate from the rest of the home, offering a distinction between the indoors and the outdoors – but a sunroom can be integrated into the house’s interior structure. It’s essentially a room that’s been designed to let in sunlight and scenic views.

Altec sunrooms are weatherproof glass enclosures that let in light and beautiful garden views.



How much does a sunroom cost?

As each property and sunroom design is different, costs tend to differ as well. The price of building a patio can be influenced by many factors, including:

  • •  The type of enclosure
  • •  The materials required
  • •  The size and location.

Beyond these factors, the cost is also influenced by the design you choose. Our expert designers work with you to plan the perfect patio enclosure to suit your home, budget and lifestyle.

To get an accurate estimate of the costs involved, book in your free design consultation and begin planning your dream sunroom.



Do I need a council permit for a sunroom?

Yes. In most cases, if you plan on building a roofed patio or home extension, you’ll need a permit from your local council. However, the specific permit required varies between states.

Altec can advise you on the permits you need or we can take care of the whole process for you. Whether you live in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, or northern New South Wales, we can obtain the necessary council approvals for your new sunroom.



What materials are used for building a sunroom?

Engineered to attach seamlessly to your house, our extensions are built out of materials to make you feel at home. Whether you’re after a glass or screened sunroom, you can rely on the high-quality materials we use. These include:

  • •  Insulated ceilings and composite roofing
  • •  Colorbond steel, ply or gyprock for insulated walls
  • •  Powder-coated aluminium window frames
  • •  Fibreglass mesh screens.

By using the best materials, we can guarantee your sunroom will remain durable in tough environments and comfortable on hot or cold days. This will also minimise the amount of maintenance required over the years.

To discover how Altec can extend your home with a sunroom, get in touch with our friendly team today on 1800 503 682, or book your free consultation.


Altec are Brisbane's leading Patio & Carport Designers and Builders.

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