Carports offer additional value to your home, as well as protecting your vehicles and lowering your insurance costs from hail, tree debris and the high winds typical of the Illawarra and Sutherland Shire. Our carports are also fully customisable and come in a range of different materials to suit the frontage of your home.

A standard carport size is 5.5m x 3m for a single and 5.5m x 5.5m for a double. 

carports gable roof

For larger vehicles and recreational vehicles such as caravans, a gable (pitched) carport provides the additional height needed to safely park and offers flexibility if you ever purchase a larger vehicle in the future.

Carport location: Bulli, Illawarra


If your carport is blocking sunlight from reaching your house windows, a great option is to add translucent roof sheets to filter in additional ambient light below the carport. This looks great and is highly practical.

Carport location: West Wollongong


carports patio verandah

Another great way to achieve additional height for larger vehicles is by attaching your carport to the house using a method known as a ‘flyover attachment’.  A flyover attachment is where the carport attaches to the house above the roof tiles / roof sheets  using a ‘flyover bracket’ that fixes to your house frame. This allows your carport to start much higher than if it were attached to other parts of the house. 

Carport location: Russell Vale, Illawarra


Tight spaces and tricky corners are not an issue and are easily negotiated in most instances. Combining different shapes and different roof pitches allows you to adapt your carport to to most spaces and provide additional coverage, where needed.

Metal pergola location: Engadine, Sutherland Shire


carport aluminium

Larger spans for multiple cars and boats are easily negotiated with minimal additional framework that could have compromised valuable space. Stratco Outback metal roof sheets can span over 4m without any additional support.

Carport location: Helensburgh, Illawarra


Carport FAQ

What is a carport?

A carport is a covered structure designed to provide protection for vehicles from the elements. Unlike a garage, a carport typically has open sides and offers an easy and cost-effective way to shield your car from sun, rain, hail, and snow.

What materials are used to build carports?

Carports can be constructed from various materials, including steel, aluminum, wood, and polycarbonate. Each material has its own benefits in terms of durability, maintenance, and aesthetics.

What are the benefits of having a carport?
  • Vehicle Protection: Shields your car from harsh weather conditions.
  • Cost-Effective: More affordable than building a garage.
  • Versatile: Can be used for additional purposes such as outdoor storage or a covered patio area.
  • Quick Installation: Faster and easier to install compared to garages.
Do carports require maintenance?

Carports require minimal maintenance. Regular cleaning and periodic inspections for any signs of wear or damage are typically sufficient to keep your carport in good condition.

Can I customise the design of my carport?

Yes, Signature Pergolas and Decks offer various customisation options, including different styles, sizes, colors, and materials to match your specific needs and preferences.

How much does a carport cost?

The cost of a carport depends on factors such as size, design, materials, and any additional features. For an accurate quote, please contact Signature Pergolas and Decks for a consultation.

Can a carport withstand harsh weather conditions?

Yes, carports are designed to be durable and withstand various weather conditions, including strong winds, heavy rain, and snow. The choice of materials and proper installation are key to ensuring its durability.

Will a carport increase my property's value?

Adding a carport can enhance your property’s functionality and appeal, potentially increasing its market value by providing a convenient and attractive shelter for vehicles.

Do I need a permit to build a carport?

Permit requirements vary by location. It is advisable to check with your local council or regulatory body to determine if you need a permit for your carport project.

What is the difference between a carport and a garage?

A carport is an open-sided structure that provides overhead protection for vehicles, while a garage is a fully enclosed structure with walls and a door, offering more security and complete protection from the elements.

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