Designs for every style!
In Style Patios have the widest range of Gold Coast patios, pergolas and carports available on the market.
The versatility and climate control with an Stratco Outback Sunroof Louvre Patio is unmatched by any other design. Customising your environment and taking advantage of the warm Winter sun and protecting you from the extreme Summer elements is all at your fingertips. The Sunroof really does come into its own, taking full advantage of the Queensland climate to get the best use of your Outdoor space. Our sunroof patios can be integrated into any external structure including bulkheads, existing frame work, timber and steel.
The BIG benefits of a sunroof patio are they:
The flat patio designs are the most common and affordable systems from the entry level Sanctuary Patio up to the Outback Range, versatile and unmatched Cooldek. We can also design flat roof patios from Timber with both treated and hardwoods being available for construction.
What are the advantages of a flat roof patio?
In Style Patios are the best Gold Coast patio builders, without a doubt. The combination of skills with our team, ensures our customers get only the very best service, design, materials and installation. We are also an authorised Stratco dealer, located on the Gold Coast, but also service Brisbane and the Tweed areas.
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When it starts to get warmer in Queensland, more and more people love to spend time in the outdoors. Being able to hear the bird’s tweet, smell the fresh flowers blooming, and feel the warm sun on their skin. In 2022, a lot of Brisbane and Gold Coast residents are opting for a pergola build. They bring the indoors - outside, provide shade from the not-so-great weather, and they also tend to attract lots of wildlife.
Here, we’ve listed some of the biggest benefits of a pergola. Take a peak:
✔︎ They extend your living space
Why not bring the inside outside… Pergolas can help do just that! Pergolas were originally designed to assist crawling plants. Nowadays, these structures have evolved and can now be turned in a number of different pergola / patio designs.
Pergolas can be so much more! Once they’re built by a professional, then it’s your turn to work your magic on the look you want. A lot of people plant ferns and all kinds of vines beside the pergola, which then works as a guide for them to complete the roof feel and look. Flowered plants are popular, as well as some fruits ~ berries and grapes. The bonus with pergolas is that you have so many options.
✔︎ Durable and very low maintenance
Depending on the materials used to build your pergola. Us at In Style Patios and Decks, us only the very best, highest quality aluminium and steel which have a protective coat and usually has a coloured surface added on them so they don’t get weathered. However, if you are building your own pergola, pressure treated pine is usually the go-to. This pine would have to be rot and insect repellent and have a preservative applied to slow the weathering process.
✔︎ Adds value to a property
A safe estimate for any backyard development is about 50% — 80% on your ROI. Pergolas, patios and pavilions have become extremely popular with majority of people as they offer and out ~ a place to relax out of the elements, no matter what the weather conditions in Queensland.
✔︎ Brings wildlife to your garden
You can attract wildlife when you have a pergola, simply by providing them with some safety and shade from the elements, but also with some of their favourite flavours.
Birds, bees and butterflies love Japanese Honeysuckle. Birds also adore Firethorn-Pyracantha. Bees, butterflies and insects get drawn in by Clematis Tri-Colour. Ivy is the perfect home for small mammals, birds and insects. Then there’s the very popular Jasmine evergreen climber, which is ideal for small birds to hide away in.
In Style Patios and Decks are the Brisbane and Gold Coast licensed pergola builders lots of locals have turned to. We sometimes have interest free* offers available and always do FREE quotes. Call us today on 0436 007 776 and chat with one of our design consultants about what you’re wanting. We also build top quality Stratco patios, pavilions and carports.
What is a pergola?
A pergola is an outdoor construct that involves columns which creates a shaded space for usually a deck or pathway. There are pillars that generally support crossbeams and a sturdy open lattice. This is the perfect structure to grow and train vines to finish the look. This particular roofing is known to stay open or get covered up. Furthermore, pergolas can either be attached or detached from a building/home.
BIG benefits of a pergola?
✔︎ They extend your living space
✔︎ They look amazing
✔︎ Durable and very low maintenance
✔︎ So much you can do with it (grow flowers or even fruits)
✔︎ Adds value to a property
✔︎ Provides a peaceful and relaxing zone
✔︎ Brings wildlife to your garden
✔︎ Offers a shaded area
What are the most popular pergola plants?
These are the go-to pergola plants that are ideal for growing wild:
If you're wanting a top quality Stratco pergola designed and installed at your place on the Gold Coast or Brisbane, get in touch with the pergola experts at In Style Patios and Decks. Call us today on 0436 007 776 for a FREE quote.
In Style Patios offer a wide range of patio, pergola and carport designs to cater for the whole market. The extensive range can sometimes be confusing as each product has specific features and benefits which can impact the design, engineering and price of your project. So we have put together a list for you which outlines the advantages and drawbacks of the most common patio designs:
Flat Roof Designs
- A pergola is a patio with a non-waterproof roof
- Generally, it only has a beam structure with rafters
- You can have shade cloth on top or open fixed louvers
Advantages of a pergola
- Can create and define a space
- Great for areas where you want light to come through the house, such as a courtyard
- Often used to tie 2 areas together in conjunction with a single skin roof or Cooldek Insulated roof
Draw backs of a pergola
- Does not have a waterproof roof so rain will come through
Outback single skin patio – Flat roof style
- The Single Skin is a non-insulated steel roof
- It is available in double sided colour
- Has an attractive, generally flat bottom
Advantages of the single skin roof
- Cost effective patio/carport roof
- Clean and attractive ceiling appearance
- Great spans up to 4.5m, minimising beams and framework
- Ideally suited for carports as well as patios
Draw backs of the single skin roof
- Hotter underneath compared to Cooldek as there isn’t any insulation
- Can be noisy when it rains
Cooldek insulated roof – Flat patio roof style
- Roof, insulation, and ceiling all in one product
- Flat or profiled ceiling
- Trimdek or corrugated like topside roof profile available
Advantages of the cooldek insulated roof
- Flat white ceiling which looks like the inside of your house
- Insulated roof keeps it cooler and quieter under the patio
- Can install LED downlights and fans in the roof
- Exceptional spanning capabilities minimising beams and framework
- Is a very cost-effective way of building compared to traditional build
- 1/10 of the time to build compared to traditional building methods
Draw backs of the cooldek insulated roof
- Joins in sheets are visible every 1m
- Cannot build within 900mm of a neighbouring property boundary
- 22- or 30-degree gable pitched roof
- Available in Outback single skin or insulated
Advantages of the clearspan gable patio
- Modern, wide open patio areas can be created
- Clean design with minimal framework
- Some designs can be open at the end for unobstructed views
- Feels grand and sophisticated due to the high ceiling and gable design
Draw backs of the clearspan gable
- Limited to around 7m wide
- Can be costly compared to a flyover flat roof design
- Harder to integrate where tapers or cut out sections are required
Heritage traditional gable
- Design for traditionally styled or Hampton style homes
- Can have several different roof styles
- End designs can either be traditional or Dutch gable
- Extremely robust design
Advantages of the traditional gable
- Great for carports and freestanding designs
- Modifying colours and finishes can create either a traditional Queeslander look or Hamptons style very easily
- Can use either solid roofing profiles or Polycarb to let light through
Draw backs of the traditional gable
- Does not suit contemporary styled homes
- Has additional framework so isn’t as clean as the clearspan style
If you’re wanting a new patio, pavilion or carport at your property, get in touch with In Style Patios today on 0436 007 776 for a FREE quote and to chat with one of our design consultants. Why wait any longer? Get it now, INTEREST FREE*. See our patio special offers here!
In Style Patios can design and build the widest range of Stratco pergolas in South East QLD including, the full range of Stratco Outback products. This customer in Paradise Point wanted a cost effective but elegant entertainment area that didn't break the budget.
The Stratco Outback pergola was the best choice for this. The streamlined and Outback beam and 68x68 Outback Steel posts are paired nicely with a Cooldek Insulated Roof.
You wouldn't believe it, but you can save hundreds of dollars by using the Outback post over SHS posts keeping your project on budget!
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Flyover pergolas can come in 2 main different styles - Using roof brackets which come through the roof tiles, or Stratco Riser Brackets which come through the house fascia like the project we recently complete below in Reedy Creek on the Gold Coast.
This pergola project features Stratco Cooldek Insulated roofing with large 140x140 Merbau timber posts. We have also integrated 2 of the unique Stratco Cooldek polycarbonate Coolites which allow filtered sunlight into the patio area.
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This Stratco outback pergola has provided a nice, cool area out of the harsh summer Queensland sun for these Ormeau residents.
They have also opted for some add on Ambient blinds that are 'crank' controlled, which utilise a manual winding mechanism to raise and lower the blinds. This has provided a very cost effective alternative to remote control, motor driven blinds but still allows the flexibility of stopping the blinds in any position.
Call the In Style team today - 0436 007 776. We are the expert pergola builders on the Gold Coast!
Stratco is the leader in developing and manufacturing patio products in the Australian market. They pioneered and developed the first ‘Outback style’ patio over 40 years ago in 1981 and have been continually developing the range every year since.
Compared to any other patio manufacturer, Stratco continues to spend more time and money into developing the patio industry and product range which pushes the boundaries on style and design, so our customers have the very best and latest designs. This means that every patio we install has had years of development behind it to provide our clients with the very best available solution possible. Every patio is manufactured in Australia, by an Australian company for Australian conditions.
For our customers, every Stratco Outback patio is fully engineered as a complete kit with the highest material and engineering standards. This ensures the maximum longevity of their outdoor area. Stratco also offer the full range of complimentary products that have been designed to integrate with the Outback Patio such as lighting, screens and patio blinds.
The Stratco Outback range is also the largest available by any single manufacturer. With choices of - Outback Single skin patio, the Cooldek insulated roof, the opening and closing Sunroof or even the market leading Pavilion range. Stratco manufacture and supply all of these products to us on a single project.
No other suppliers could match this and would require a combination of different manufacturers and products together for one project. So call the In Style Patios team today on 0436 007 776 for a FREE quote.
Starting with an empty backyard, becoming a standout living space!
For this Mount Nathan home, our team designed and built one of our most common and elegant designs - The Flyover Cooldek Insulated Pergola with bold Merbau Posts.
Then after we left, this home owner took the project to the NEXT LEVEL with the timber look tiling, semi frameless glass balustrading, added a floor to ceiling partial wall to mount a TV and provide a 'room' feel, furnishing off with a super comfy couch and large outdoor dining table.
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This standout pergola is separated from the house, it creates a completely different entertaining space and also allows large or growing families to have their separate zones.
For this project, the deck was already installed but a freestanding pergola roof that tied into the existing style was required. So, we utilised 140x140 Merbau Posts to match the existing decking boards with a Stratco Cooldek Roof with their architectural 'V-Groove' ceiling and Edge Gutter.
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On this project in Surfers Paradise, our customer had recently had their deck renovated with new decking boards and wanted to protect this while having an outdoor space to use all year round.
The Cooldek Insulated roofing we used provided a cost effective and practical solution to what our customer needed. We also paired the Cooldek pergola roof with the Stratco Outback 150mm beam to provide great beam spans and an uncluttered finish to the job.
For a FREE quote, call In Style Patios today on 0436 007 776. We are the expert pergola builders on the Gold Coast!
Christmas cheer doesn’t need to be limited to the inside of your house. With the right preparation, your Stratco patio can be the perfect place to host a holiday gathering. It might be a bit warm this time of year in Queensland, but that’s easily helped. It’s time to start the Christmas set up on the patio, and we’ve got some great tips for how you can do just that.
Those old pot plants and outdoor containers you have stored in the back of the shed are a great place to start. Fill them with small evergreens that invoke Christmas memories of yesterday and add some tree ornaments to their branches to add to the atmosphere.
Next, why not introduce some poinsettias to your outdoor living space. These Christmas plants are sure to put your family and guests in the Christmas spirit.
Almost any decoration you can use inside will work outside. Place a few Christmas candles on your patio décor, add some ornamental candy canes and maybe a reef or two where appropriate as well.
Of course, the decorating isn’t complete until you add the Christmas lights, which also happens to be a great way to brighten an outdoor area. Chances are, if you’re going to be entertaining outside at Christmas time, it’s going to be dark, and lights are the answer to brighten things up. Choose a colour theme – red and green or blue and white are great choices at Christmas time. Don’t be shy, add lights around the patio, in the trees around the yard and on the house too.
Heating Things Up
It can get super warm at this time of year, however, investing in a firepit to melt some marshmallows, or simply for the ambience is always a winner.
Make the fire the focal point of your gathering area. Arrange patio furniture and any extra seating near it. Don’t forget to gather up some logs too. A fire is always a great gathering spot and will keep things very lively for the Christmas night ahead.
An Outdoors Oasis
If you’re really wanting to go above and beyond for your Chrissy guests, outdoor ambient blinds are the perfect addition to a patio. Being able to create an outdoor, enclosed space if needed is amazing. Worrying about harsh UV rays, harsh wind or insects intruding your celebrations won’t be on your mind when you you have these blinds. Their slim profile, and variety in colours will have you wanting them more. Furthermore, these blinds will create seamless indoor-outdoor living 365 days a year, not just at Christmas time.
If you don’t already have a patio, the team at In Style Patios and Decks are able to design and build you one that’s top quality Stratco style. Call us today on 0436 007 776 for a free quote.
Your home isn’t complete if you don't have an accompanying outdoor living area. Some people mistakenly assume that their backyards are for garbage bins, which would be such a waste of space. You can turn your backyard into one of the most inviting parts of your home if you are willing to bite the bullet and try a few things.
Are you ready to give your backyard the upgrade it craves? Do you want to turn it into the ultimate escape?
Below, we will discuss some essential tips on how to turn your backyard into an oasis.
Install a patio
This is one of the first steps towards bringing the indoors, outdoors. Depending on the size of your backyard and of course your budget, In Style Patios and Decks can discuss with you your best options and design a patio or pavilion that would benefit you and your property the most. We have so many options available – flat, flyover, bulkhead, gable, curved and even an opening sunroof option.
Install ambient outdoor blinds
These outdoor patio blinds allow you to turn your alfresco areas into an outdoor living space in an instant. Having a slim profile, and available in colours that suit your existing surrounds, ambient blinds create seamless indoor-outdoor living 365 days a year. They can protect against harsh winds, rain, sunlight, and other weather elements that may disturb you and your loved ones when you want to have a good time in your outdoor zone. In addition to protection and comfort, outdoor blinds offer flexibility and aesthetic appeal.
Timber decks are a specialty of In Style Patios and Decks and a must-have for any new outdoor extension. The QLD climate and home designs mean that a deck is a requirement for all homes and will add significant value to your house when/if you ever decide to sell. We use a wide variety of materials from Merbau and Composite decking boards through to Treated Pine and Merbau, or even roll formed steel and SHS Subfloors. This is another wonderful way to map out your outdoor relation spot. A well-built outdoor deck will serve as an excellent living area and relaxation spot for everyone. Your home will be everyone’s new favourite hosted party spot.
Depending on where you live, maintaining healthy grass can be an issue, especially during harsh times of the year – too much rain, not enough sun etc. The best way to address this problem once and for all is to lay quality artificial turf. It will look and feel amazing under your feet.
Flowers can help bring any zone to life! An outdoor living space would benefit with some flower power. Including some lively plants that bloom throughout the year. These will make the place feel and smell welcoming. It doesn't have to be a full garden, but you should try and fit flowers sporadically.
Fresh Coat of Paint
One of the best things to do to get that fresh feel and look is a new coat of paint. Always, try to match the colours of the house so it all looks intwined, and consider a neutral colour scheme. You can’t go wrong with cream, olive and champagne.
There are special pieces of furniture that are made for the outdoors. In turn, you need them to turn your backyard into the living area you and your household desire. Opt for quality wherever possible as you will notice the difference and reap the benefits for years.
An oasis without a water feature does not seem complete. You need to add some H2O to give your backyard the ultimate look, feel and sound. These beauties bring the vibrations of nature to your doorstep and they will also entice wildlife onto your land.
Add a fire pit
When it is cold, a fire pit can easily become one of the most important things in your outdoor living place. A professionally installed firepit done by a quality landscaper are perfect for establishing an al fresco lounge area – a place where you and your loved ones can really enjoy. You can even purchase a quality fit pit from an outdoor shop, such as Bunnings, who have such a huge selection.
Be willing to make a few changes to your backyard every now and then to keep in tune with changing seasons. This is necessary to ensure that it is always a comfortable setting all-year-round.
There you have it! Above are some insightful tips on how to turn your backyard into an oasis. It is possible to turn your garden into safe haven for everyone to enjoy. We have discussed some of the most viable ways to get it done. It takes just the willingness to try.
Get the ball rolling today by calling In Style Patios and Decks on 0436 007 776 and discuss your options with a design consultant and get a FREE quote on patios, pavilions, outdoor blinds and also decks.
How to decide between a deck or patio
It’s never too early to begin planning your perfect backyard. The summer thunderstorms in QLD should hopefully provide your lawn with the drink it needs to flourish. So, now it’s time to start planning your dream outdoor living space. A beautiful timber deck is a great choice, but so is a nice, modern patio. Ask yourself… which one’s right for you? It really comes down to personal preference. Here are some things you may want to considerations which should help you decide between a deck or patio for your property.
You can’t go wrong with a quality-built deck which brings your indoors, outdoors. They are an expansion of your living space. It’s your personal oasis set out in the fresh air. Is it right for you though?
Check out what we have to say about the two and then you can decide between a deck or patio for your place.
A top factor
Decks can be built on just about any ground. Uneven ground isn’t even a major obstacle. If you are building on difficult ground you may face a few more design challenges, but they can be overcome by a team who know what they’re doing. For instance, with an uneven surface, a simple levelling of the ground and making sure the posts are set evenly and correctly, this issue will be overcome.
Another thing is that you can stain a deck just about any colour you like – browns, blues, naturals, greys and even red can really make a difference. If you want it to match the colour of your house, or if you prefer something a little outside the norm, almost anything is possible. You can add multiple layers to give the deck lots of character. The choice is yours!
A deck will naturally absorb heat from the hot summer sun, which is a massive plus in QLD. It will also bring the inside outside, giving you a larger living and play zone.
Furthermore, a deck is very low maintenance. This can take lots of time off yard duties as decks typically won’t require much upkeep, just a waterproofing stain coat every few years.
Another huge benefit of a deck is that they are not stock made. You can customize their shape and size to match your property. Depending on the contours of your home, you are able to decide where the patio will be and literally cut it to fit the space offered.
Peace and quiet
This a major plus about decks for families. You know those times when you wish you could escape the household for just a little bit… A deck definitely offers that! You can simply step outside for a few minutes, unwind, and then head back inside to tackle whatever issue is stressing you out.
The deck can be custom designed and built for your specific home and needs. All the materials, and dimensions will be done according to your own desires. Just be sure to hire a reputable deck building company, like In Style Patios and Decks.
Decks are usually the more expensive choice between it and a patio. Depending on the team you hire to build it, and the materials they use. You want to be sure to hire a quality company that have great reviews.
Other then a deck, a patio is the other fabulous way to turn your back yard into a comfortable/extended outdoor living area. There are so many options when choosing your ideal patio – flat, flyover, gable, bulkhead, curved and even sunroof.
If you live in a place like QLD where the weather conditions can get a little crazy – hot blistering sun and even the outskirts of cyclones, then a Stratco Cooldek insulated patio is the solution. This will mean you still get to enjoy the outdoors when the weather isn’t ideal and you need a space that’s covered. Big enough you can still move around and have a little fun or just relax. A patio is like a force field against bad weather. Every home should have one!
If you’re one of those people who can’t live without constant moving air so you have the fans and/or aircon on 24/7/365, then you will massively benefit from a patio at your place. A quality Stratco patio can make massive changes and a huge difference to your power bills with the fresh air. Also, Cooldek insulated roofing is created to control extreme temperatures.
The underneath of an insulated roof can give the look of a traditional ceiling. Giving the idea that this zone is an extension of the home. In Style Patios can also install lights and fans if that’s what you’re wanting - LED downlights being the popular choice.
Here’s what you’ll want to keep in mind:
The style – curved, flat, flyover, sunroof or gabled… You have a few selections. Usually, the one you’d go for would be the one that matches your property best. Our highly skilled design consultant can help you make this decision.
The look- sleek, bulky, or extravagant? With multiple options available, this all depends on how much of a statement you want to make, or whether you simply want to blend the patio in with the rest of your property.
Decks and patio are both great ways to extend your outdoor living zones. When deciding between the two there’s a lot to consider, as we’ve outlined above. It all depends on what you’re looking to get out of it.
To speak with a highly skilled patio design consultant and for a FREE quote, call In Style Patios and Decks today on 0436 007 776. We’ll help make these decisions easy!