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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 Coffs Harbour were excellent to deal with. They were very knowledgeable & couldn’t do enough to help us. Thank you!
Annette Ryder
Annette Ryder
We had a rather small modification made to our sunroom, which was originally built by Spanline over 10yrs ago. The job turned out just as we had hoped. Salesman Frank and supervisor Trevor were quick to provide replies to our queries and updates throughout. We consider that very important, so that we know we haven't been forgotten after signing on the dotted line. All members of the team we spoke with were easy to talk to, accepted our questions and input and made us feel part of the process. Cannot recommend them highly enough.Tony Zahra
Tony Zahra
Tony Zahra
Amazing job by Spanline!! Constant consultation during the build of our deck roof, and with the organising of electrical work to light switches and installation of ceiling fan. We now enjoy entertaining on the covered deck enjoying the sunset and the view to the escarpment
After some research we contacted Spanline about an addition for our house. Scott Basman came out and talked to us about what we wanted from the space. He worked with us on the design, he is very knowledgeable and made sure it was everything we wanted. Lachlan, Adrian and Jake were also amazing throughout the build process, now we have a massive indoor/outdoor space which is perfect for our needs.
Toni Goodyer
Toni Goodyer
Scott Basman and his team did a wonderful job, both with demolishing a timber pergola and erecting a new Spanline roofed entertainment area. The new structure was built efficiently, on time, and is a quality build! Thank you Mick! Thank you team for your courtesy and efficiency! Would recommend you to family and friends.
Fantastic experience from go to woah. Seb went above and beyond to make sure we got the best product for the best price. Zach kept us informed throughout the whole process. The whole team were very approachable and helpful. Spanline submitted all the council approval paperwork and made sure the end product was perfect. I highly recommend Spanline Home Additions ACT. Thanks!!!
Paul Remin
Paul Remin
Thanks to everyone involved in our project,a great job.Special mention to Rob who constructed our patio on is own with attention to detail.Loving the new door & screen,I would have no hesitation recommending Spanline Home Additions Southside
David Wilson
David Wilson
My experience with Spanline Mid Coast was exceptional. Jamie was wonderful in explaining the product and the whole process from start to finish. The builder, Josh Byrne was nothing short of professional and attention to detail in every way. Very happy with my home addition, highly recommend.
Helen Quin
Helen Quin
A verandah was recently added to my home by spanline wagga. Great service by all in particular Adam who was especially precise with the building worksVery pleased with the result and workmanshipMany thanks Adam, Terrell and Craig
Judith Langton
Judith Langton
The difference enclosing my alfresco area, front porch & the side of my home means I can now enjoy my home to its full potential. Well done, Spanline - happy to recommend you - workmanship excellent & staff were always friendly & obliging.
Norma Jacques
Norma Jacques
Outstanding service & finished products from the whole SPANLINE TEAM in COFFS HARBOUR. Highly recommend. A “HAMPTONS CARPORT” & GLASS SLIDING DOOR for south facing ALFRESCO. 👏😊🚙
Janet Kelemec
Janet Kelemec
Had a great experience with choosing Spanline Illawarra for my carport. Nick was the one who did the quote up for me and was reasonable and knew what I wanted and explained everything clearly. Carport was done within reasonable time within 3 weeks from when I got the quote. The builder Scott has done a very good job building the carport. It only took about 3 days to complete the carport. Many thanks to Shahil who is the supervisor of the job, who did the designing as well. He explained everything clearly and when he came to measure he made sure I understood what I wanted. I absolutely love how it has turned out.Thank you to the team at Spanline. You’ve done a great job.
Gwen Thompson
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