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Top 5 Reasons Why a Free-standing Carport is the Perfect Addition to Your Home

If you want to protect your car and add some style to your property, consider a free-standing carport. Protect your vehicle from damaging weather conditions while simultaneously improving the aesthetic appeal of your property.

Protect Your Car from the Elements.

Protect your car in these practical and innovative ways:

  • Avoid costly damage caused by rain, hail or harmful UV by parking it under a sturdy carport.
  • Create a covered area to park in your yard rather than the street or in an open driveway.
  • Reduce the risk of increased car insurance premiums by making your car less likely to be damaged or stolen.
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free standing carport with porsche

Enhance Your Home’s Kerb Appeal.

A free-standing carport can make your property more aesthetically appealing to prospective buyers. Spanline carports come in various stylish designs and colours that will complement your home’s exterior, adding a modern and functional touch.

A stylish carport can make your home stand out from other properties in the neighbourhood. This can be appealing to potential buyers if you ever decide to sell.

Choose from a wide range of carport designs

  • Gable roof carport & Dutch gable carport: A gable roof is a peaked roof design sloping on either side. A Dutch gable roof has a smaller gable at the top of a hip roof. These styles provide increased headroom and airflow whilst offering a traditional aesthetic appeal.
  • Skillion roof carport: A skillion roof is a single-sloping roof that provides a modern and minimalist look.
  • Flat roof carport: This design has a completely flat roof, providing a clean and contemporary appearance. It’s ideal for homeowners who want a simple yet stylish carport design.
  • Double carport: A double carport is designed to accommodate two vehicles. It provides ample space for families with multiple vehicles or larger vehicles such as SUVs or trucks. A double carport can allow either for two vehicles side by side, or if space is a limiting factor, then the carport can be extended lengthwise. It’s a great way to protect two vehicles from the elements while also enhancing your home’s kerb appeal.
  • Steel carport or timber carport: The choice between these depends on your personal preference, budget, and desired aesthetic. Steel is a durable and low-maintenance option that adds a contemporary feel to your home, while timber finishes can be used to provide a natural and warm look. If you would like the strength and durability of steel as well as the warmth of timber, consider lining your insulated roof or your pillars with a timber finish.

A free-standing carport is a smart investment if you want to enhance your property’s exterior. With a wide range of stylish and functional designs available, it can provide the perfect finishing touch to complement your home’s existing architecture.

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Maximise Your Outdoor Space.

A carport or shelter can provide you with a versatile outdoor space that can be used for a range of purposes. For example, it can be transformed into an outdoor entertaining area, perfect for hosting barbecues or gatherings with friends and family. It also provides a covered and protected space that’s ideal for all weather conditions.

Use yours as a storage area for recreational vehicles like boats and caravans, or even garden tools and outdoor equipment. This frees up space in your yard and allows you to keep your outdoor equipment organised and easily accessible.

Moreover, a free-standing custom carport can provide a shaded area for outdoor activities, such as children’s play areas or an exercise space. It can also serve as a barrier to protect you from the elements while you work on outdoor projects.

Maximise your outdoor space. A carport or shelter can provide the perfect outdoor area for entertaining, storage, and more.

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skillion carport

Let Spanline Help.

Carports and shelters are an excellent investment for homeowners. While you can purchase a DIY carport kit and complete the project yourself, consider the benefits of using Spanline instead. Avoid the hassle of sourcing contractors and the headache of project management, not to mention filing council approvals yourself. Get the best design assistance from experts in their field and get your project done in a timely manner.

With our expertise, you can have peace of mind knowing that your carport is installed safely and efficiently. Additionally, Spanline offers a wide range of bespoke designs, colours, and materials to match your home’s aesthetic. You’ll also receive a comprehensive warranty* of up to 15 years for materials and workmanship.

Your local Spanline licensed carport builders will organise everything from onsite inspections, custom designs and council plans and approvals^.

Feel The Benefits.

Nobody likes getting into a hot car! A free-standing carport can reduce the amount of heat inside your vehicle in summer, protect it from the cold and frost in winter months, and shield the paint coat and interior from harsh UV rays to prevent fading.

Free-standing and Outstanding.

Car protection —  rain hail or shine. This Double-U® double carport has made a world of difference for this customer.

Our exclusive Double-U® roofing profile features high tensile Aluzinc® coated steel which provides you with outstanding strength and quality. In fact, the exclusive profile shape and design makes it one of the strongest and most rigid profiles in the home additions industry.

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Spanline Can Help

Why take on the hassle and potential risks of a DIY project when you can trust the professionals? For more than 38 years, Spanline Home Additions Australia has been at the forefront of the home improvement industry. We provide Australian homeowners with high-quality, inventive solutions. We are skilled in building individually designed carports as well as creating custom home extensions like glass and screened rooms, patios, and verandahs.

Well done Josh. Very professional job. We would definitely use Spanline again. Very happy with your work
I have referred Spanline Australia for many of my Clients in Sydney, who are in need of a quality crafted carport, patio or alfresco area, and we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback. From start to finish, their team was professional, efficient, and highly skilled. The quality of their workmanship exceeded my expectations, and the final result truly enhances the appearance and functionality of my client’s homes. I highly recommend Spanline to anyone in need of outdoor living or improved home utility. They deliver top-notch service and outstanding results.
Nikki Quittner
Nikki Quittner
Extremely happy with completed roof we had Spanline Port Stephens erect over our external deck area. Their professionalism and attention to detail throughout our product selection / build process was amazing and we have received a great deal of positive feedback from our family and friends about the quality of the product and workmanship. Many thanks to Steve and Simone.
We have used Spanline for two renovations recently and couldn't be happier with the process, from Seb Godfrey coming out to measure and quote, to material selection and the build process.Where possible they sought to re-use existing materials and structures, offering different materials and options to really try and meet our budget and still get an amazing result.The workmanship is amazing and especially in the instance of our back deck it just linked the house and our yard together in a way our previous mod-wood deck (which was only two years old and had collapsed) simply could not.I cannot recommend Spanline highly enough. The initial quote may seem expensive but I can't reiterate the work quality, the dedication of the staff and the end product is absolutely worth it and I wish I had done it in the first place. I'm looking forward to working with them again in future for other renovations I'm planning.
Robert Barr
Robert Barr
I am extremely happy with my recent patio. The whole process was professional and a pleasure dealing with the whole spanline teamVery happy
Spanline recently installed an enclosed glass room on our back deck. They done an awesome job. From start to finish we found this company very professional to deal with. We are very happy with our new space. Great people. Will definitely use again.
mark gould
mark gould
From the initial contact with Chris and Mel, all dealings with Spanline people were positive and friendly. The team organised all necessities from Council approval, through the engineer drawing up the plans via an onsite visit, to the delivery and construction of the carport.I initially thought the timeframe was excessive but they moved my construction forward when there was a cancellation. Rain slowed things down but the carport was erected within 3 workable days (allowing for the curing of the concrete).Neighbours have remarked positively on the look of the carport and that it has enhanced the front of the house.Once the carport was erected, a local plumber completed the work by connecting the carport roofing to the required overflow pipes.In summary, a great piece of work, organised by a very friendly and professional organisation.
Colin Graham
Colin Graham
We are very happy with our spanline carport we were very impressed with Jamie the salesman and Josh who installed the carport he did a great job
Michael Parish
Michael Parish
From initial consult with Jamie to construction by Josh all was attended professionally and within time planned. We are very happy with our carport and would highly recommend
rhonda townsend
rhonda townsend
From the day Jamie came out to give a quote to the day our project was completed it has been an absolute pleasure to have Spanline do our job.Shane the builder is a perfectionist which was a breath of fresh air after the other experience we have have had. He cleaned up at the end of each day and kept us in the loop of what he was doing. A lovely and professional young man.We will 100% be recommending Spanline to anyone who wants to listen.Our flyover pergola is perfect and we can not thank everyone enough for an amazing job. We absolutely love it!Thank you Jamie and Shane.
Mandy Catt
Mandy Catt
Spanline has built an addition to our alfresco area at the back of our house. Jamie quoted and gave an estimated time. Construction was complete earlier than expected providing plenty of room for family and friends over Xmas period. Very happy with workmanship, the overall look is fantastic. We would highly recommend Jamie and his team to anyone intending to have a home addition. Jamie followed up the build and we were very happy with the full process.
Spanline PMQ ,recently installed a patio for me , everything was well planned , documented and executed . Jamie was good , and very helpful along with Jack ,( installer ) much thanks and appreciation , this has really improved my home 👍Brian
brian pearson
brian pearson

Expert Insights on Freestanding Carports

  • A carport provides protection for your car and can add to the aesthetic design of your home.
  • A carport can reduce the heat inside your vehicle, protect it from cold and frost in winter months, and protect the paint coat and interior from harsh UV rays.
  • The installation process of a free-standing carport or shelter is usually straightforward and can be completed by professionals quickly and efficiently.
  • Free-standing carports are cost-effective and customisable alternatives to attached garages.
  • The durable materials used for free-standing carports require minimal maintenance and can withstand harsh weather conditions.
  • Spanline carports offer a range of designs, colours, and materials allowing for full customisation.
  • A carport provides a versatile outdoor space that can be used for entertaining, storage, and much more.
  • Carports can attract potential buyers by adding street appeal to your property.
  • Spanline carports and shelters can be constructed in a range of sizes and heights to accommodate multiple or large vehicles.

Consult with a Spanline Design Advisor for size and functionality design options.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of installing a free-standing carport on your property?

A freestanding carport offers protection for your car, enhances kerb appeal, and increases the functionality of your outdoor space. They are cost-effective and customisable to match the style and architecture of your home. Freestanding carports are constructed with durable materials that require minimal maintenance and can withstand harsh weather conditions, providing long-lasting protection for your car.

How much does a free-standing carport cost compared to a garage?

Freestanding carports can be significantly cheaper than a garage. The installation process is usually straightforward and can be completed quickly and efficiently by professionals. The cost-effectiveness and easy installation process make freestanding carports and shelters an attractive option for homeowners.

How do you choose the right design and material options for your free-standing carport?

Consult with a Spanline Design Advisor who can provide expert advice on the best design and material options to ensure that your freestanding carport complements your home’s style and meets your specific needs. They can help you select the best fit for your property and explore the range of customisation options available, such as colours and materials, to create a unique and stylish addition to your property.

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