How To Enclose a Verandah Patio Into a Room

June 14, 2023

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It’s very popular for Australians to have a verandah or outdoor seating area. You can enjoy the outdoors regardless of the weather conditions. But what if you could make your verandah more valuable by enclosing the structure? Below we will discuss a guide on where to start when wanting to encase your verandah. 


Why should I enclose my verandah?


In Australia, the summers can be scorching. Enclosing your verandah will allow you to enjoy natural airflow without flies and mosquitoes. Constantly putting on Aeroguard is annoying, especially when you wake up and find you’ve still been bitten.  You can now manage the heat in summer by comfortably sitting outside. 


An enclosed verandah eliminates this and lets you relax and have peace of mind during winter. Screens can provide an added layer of protection from the elements, giving you usable outdoor space year round.


One of the main reasons you have a verandah is to relax and look out into the view. What if I told you, however, you could still achieve this and increase your privacy? The answer is by enclosing your verandah. Surrounding your area provides a layer of home security against intruders or unwanted visitors trying to break into your home. 


Things to consider when enclosing a verandah:


  • How much are you willing to spend:

The cost of your verandah will depend on the size, type of roofing, material, and whether electrical wiring for heating or cooling is wanted. If you need help constructing your enclosed verandah, it’s best to talk to a professional for advice. 


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  • Legal considerations:

Before you start, you’ll need to check with your local council to see if a permit is required. The council approval for home renovation may seem daunting and confusing at first. However, getting permission before starting the project is important to prevent future complications.


  • House layout:

Considering your house layout is a crucial step when constructing an enclosed verandah. Checking before building that there are no physical obstructions is essential to decrease complications that could increase your overall cost. When renovating your verandah, consider what materials, styles, and aesthetics best complement your home. You don’t want your enclosed verandah to “stick out like a sore thumb.”


  • Material

Choosing a high-quality material, such as security screen doors and windows, to enclose your verandah offers better protection and higher durability than traditional flyscreens. Amplimesh® security screens are built to last, allowing us to provide one of the best warranties on the market. With a 16-year warranty on SupaScreen®, a 10-year warranty on IntrudaGuard® and a 7-year warranty on PrivacyGuard®, you can be confident in your decision to purchase an Amplimesh® screen.


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Amplimesh offers a full selection of hinged, sliding and folding doors and fixed, sliding and exit windows in various colours to suit any home. Pair this with four screen infills to choose from – SupaScreen®, IntrudaGuard®, PrivacyGuard® and Diamond Grille, and you’re sure to find a screen that fits your style and budget when enclosing your verandah. So what are you waiting for? Request a quote today!