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Elevate Your Outdoor Living with a Stunning Flyover Patio

Elevate your outdoor space with a flyover patio – the perfect blend of style and function. Trust Spanline’s. expertise in custom home additions for high-quality workmanship and exceptional service. Design-conscious homeowners understand the importance of creating a beautiful and functional outdoor space.

Insulated Flyover Patio: An Elegant and Stunning Example

At Spanline, we take pride in showcasing our exceptional ability to turn our clients’ dreams into reality. Recently, we had the pleasure of working with a client who had a unique vision for their outdoor space. They desired distinct areas for activities like dining, BBQing, and relaxing, while enjoying a stunning pool view.

Our team’s innovative approach to roofing design and shading selections truly paid off, resulting in a remarkable outcome. We’re thrilled to have exceeded our client’s expectations, creating an outdoor haven for them to cherish for years.

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What is a Flyover Patio?

A flyover patio is elevated to sit higher than the gutter on your house roof. This offers increased ventilation and natural air flow under the roof. It’s a stylish and unique option for enhancing your outdoor living space while providing functionality and beauty.

Flyover patios are built to:

  • take advantage of scenic views
  • improve airflow and ventilation
  • allow heat to escape from the outdoor areas
  • give extra space and height when built adjacent to an existing lower roofline
  • provide an elevated open space in areas with uneven or sloping terrain.

They are commonly used for outdoor dining, entertaining, or simply relaxing and enjoying the fresh air.

Is a Raised Flyover Patio a Good Idea?

These patios provide stunning outdoor living spaces, customised to fit your specific needs and preferences. But is a flyover patio roof a good idea for your home?


  • Provides an elevated outdoor space with extra height which allows the heat to escape
  • Accommodates uneven or sloping terrain.
  • If your home is low, this type of patio roof is especially suitable
  • Increases the kerb appeal of the property.


  • Higher cost of construction than a traditional patio.
  • May require more complex engineering to ensure stability.

Considerations When Designing a Flyover Patio

When planning your flyover patio, two crucial factors deserve attention: rainwater drainage and sunlight direction. Both play a significant role in optimising your outdoor experience.

Rainwater Drainage: The angle of your flyover patio can affect how efficiently rainwater is managed. If you choose to angle it towards your house, it’s essential to assess the capacity of your existing guttering and downpipes. Depending on the situation, you may need to incorporate extra downpipes to ensure effective drainage.

Sunlight Direction: Another aspect to consider is the direction of sunlight. By strategically positioning your flyover patio, you can harness or mitigate sunlight exposure according to your preference. This allows you to create an ideal outdoor environment for relaxation, entertaining, or other activities.

By thoughtfully considering the angle of your flyover patio, you can achieve optimal rainwater drainage and take advantage of sunlight exposure. This careful planning will result in an outdoor space that is not only elegant but also functional and enjoyable.

What Benefits Does a Flyover Patio Add to Your Home?

A flyover patio is a savvy addition to your home if you want to achieve a functional and aesthetically pleasing space. A well-designed flyover patio can enhance your home’s kerb appeal, creating an inviting and elegant first impression. It also adds additional living space to the home, increasing its overall square footage and making it more attractive to potential buyers. It can also:

  • Create an atmosphere of luxury & sophistication. A flyover makes a beautiful outdoor space, perfect for entertaining guests, relaxing with family, or enjoying a cup of tea alone.
  • Design an experience that is an extension of your home’s interior style, creating a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Protect your outdoor furniture from harsh weather conditions, ensuring that it lasts longer and stays looking great.


According to real estate experts, a covered patio is one of the most desirable outdoor living features for potential homebuyers. It provides an additional living space that can be used year-round, regardless of the weather conditions.

HomeLight, a real estate referral company, conducted a study in 2019 about outdoor features. They found that homes with outdoor living features, including patios, sold for an average of 6% higher than homes without. The study analysed data from over 100,000 homes sold between January 2016 and February 2019. Homes with outdoor features spent an average of 7 fewer days on the market than homes without such features.

In 2018, The National Association of Realtors published “Remodelling Impact: Outdoor Features,” which surveyed homeowners who had completed outdoor remodelling projects. A patio was one of the most commonly completed outdoor remodelling projects; 51% of homeowners reported that they had built one. 75% of respondents said they had a greater desire to be home since completing their project. 69% of respondents felt a major sense of accomplishment.

How Much Does a Patio Roof Cost in Australia?

A patio is an excellent addition to outdoor living spaces, creating stylish and comfortable areas with protection from the elements. However, the cost of a patio roof can vary depending on several factors.

A. Factors that affect the cost of a patio roof:

Size: The size of your patio roof will have a significant impact on the cost. Larger patio roofs will require more materials and labour to construct and therefore will cost more.

Type of roof: The type of roof you choose for your patio cover will also affect the cost. Insulated roofs are typically more expensive than single-skin or lattice covers, but provide increased insulation and protection from the elements.

Materials: The type of materials used for your patio roof will also affect the cost. High-quality materials such as Double-U® steel, Slendek® Roofing Panels or Spanlite® sheets are more durable and long-lasting. They may cost more than cheaper materials or DIY kits but are worth the investment.

B. Why going cheap may cost you more in the long run:

Cheaper materials are typically less durable and may require more maintenance or repairs over time, which can add up in cost. Choosing a novice or unlicensed contractor could result in delays and additional costs if they make mistakes during the construction process.

Let Spanline Help

At Spanline Home Additions Australia, we offer competitive pricing for high-quality patio roofs that are built to last. Our goal is to create patio roofs that not only look great but also withstand the test of time. Spanline has been a leader in the home additions industry for over 38 years. We stay ahead of industry trends, utilise state-of-the-art technology, and employ a skilled team of professionals to ensure the highest quality products. All of our products are designed and manufactured in Australia to withstand Australian conditions.

We strive to provide exceptional results for every project we undertake, tailored to the unique needs of each client. We use top-quality materials and focus on delivering consistent, outstanding performance in every aspect of our process. We are proud to receive consistent 5-star feedback from our clients and appreciate their high recommendations.

Our licensed builders will organise onsite inspections, custom designs, council plans, 3D rendering of your project, and council approvals^. You can trust us to handle every aspect of your project with professionalism and expertise.

We provide free consultations to ensure our clients get the best outdoor living space. With our expertise and credentials, you can trust that your project is in good hands with Spanline Home Additions Australia.

Spanline’s Top Flyover Patio Tips

  • A flyover patio provides ventilation, natural light, and protection from the elements. Your Spanline Design Advisor can assist in creating a customised flyover patio to maximise its outdoor living benefits.
  • Flyover patios are known for their flexibility as they can be customised to match any home’s design and style. Our team will work with you to create a custom flyover patio design that complements your home’s unique style and architecture.
  • Consider your home’s placement and wind direction to improve ventilation and reduce heat. Consult with your local Spanline team to ensure that your flyover patio is designed with your local climate in mind.
  • A flyover patio’s height can be adjusted to improve airflow for hotter climates.
  • Choose high-quality, weather-resistant options to ensure longevity and durability.
  • Include a range of features in your design. Quality materials and features such as lighting and fans increase functionality.
  • By adding privacy screens, landscaping, and furniture, you can create a cosy and secluded outdoor area for leisure and socialising.
  • Choose an experienced and licensed contractor when building your flyover patio to ensure quality results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to customise the flyover patio to accommodate individual preferences and needs?
Certainly! You can personalise your flyover patio with various design elements to meet your needs and style preferences. Your Spanline team can customise a design that fits your needs and improves the functionality and look of your outdoor area.
Can I incorporate outdoor cooking and dining into my flyover patio design?
Absolutely! A flyover patio can include outdoor kitchens and dining areas to improve your outdoor living space’s functionality and look. Your Spanline team can help you create a custom design that meets your unique needs and preferences.
What should I consider when selecting materials for my flyover patio?
When selecting materials for your flyover patio, it’s essential to consider the durability, weather resistance, and design possibilities of each material. Your Spanline team can guide on the best materials for your specific needs, based on your location, climate, and lifestyle.
Is it possible to incorporate a flyover patio into an existing home?
Yes, a flyover patio can be added to an existing home. Your Spanline team can design a custom flyover patio that matches your home’s architecture and enhances its overall look and feel.
Spanline Canberra - Especially Scott have been so amazing from the very beginning of installing my sunroom, I had and still have so many questions and he is always so willing to answer them and cross check everything so he has the right answer for me. He goes above and beyond answering my email after hours and on weekends which I think is just such amazing service . I can’t thank Scott and his team enough and I can’t wait for my sunroom to be finished in a couple of months
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.

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