Carport Building Cost on HIREtrades

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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Carport?

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Cost to build a carport

Carport costs vary depending on your preference – custom-built or carport kit. A carport kit is usually cheaper, but you may still need a professional to install it.

Generally, carport kits ranges from $1,000 at the lower-quality end, while those of high quality may cost about $5,000 or more.

A single carport kit may cost around $1,200 to $2,200, while a steel double carport kit with a skillion roof can cost around $2,000 to $2,500. If you choose a steel double carport with a gable roof, the cost is around $3,000 to $4,000.

On the other hand, custom carport cost is more expensive because they come in different types. For example, a custom-built carport made with Colorbond steel and has a skillion roof can cost around $4,000.

While those that have gable roofs can cost around $5,000. Expect to pay more for a double carport, which may cost around $20,000 or more.

What is Carport?

Carports are a cheaper alternative to garages. But if you plan to build one on your home, you must save budget carefully and seek approval from your local authority.

A carport is an unenclosed structure with a roof and is made to accommodate at least one vehicle. It helps keep your vehicle protected from elements and ensures that your car will be in good condition.

If you have been parking your vehicle out in the weather, a carport is a good solution. It helps keep the paintwork and interiors of your car from fading due to the harsh sun.

It also provides cover from debris, hailstones, and even bird poop. During warmer climates, it helps keep the temperature inside your vehicle cooler in the Summer months. Once you get inside, you won’t feel that you are inside a microwave oven.

Another significant benefit is that it can help keep your vehicle safe from theft and being damaged by other vehicles or people who pass by.

Most of the time, vehicles left outside are prone to such damages, which can leave you at risk of exposure to the associated costs.

Additionally, building a carport can also provide other benefits, such as adding value to your property, protecting your garden, and being used as a cover if you have outdoor parties.

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What are the different types of carports?

In Australia, there are different types of carport designs to choose from, and here are the most popular ones:

Hip roof carport design

This carport is one of Australia’s most popular carport designs because it is simple and has a practical and sturdy design. In addition, they are made to withstand extreme weather conditions.

It works well in classic or modern houses and can be customisable for single, double, and even triple carports.

Gable carport

A gable carport has a roof with two sloping sides and a gable on each end. When built and appropriately designed, it can look flawlessly as an extension of your home.

Gable carports are the most customisable type with a lot of options to choose from. It is also the most preferred type for most Australian homeowners because of its traditional style and metal neatness.

Skillion carport

It features a flat roof and a simple design. It is a favourite option for homeowners who are on a budget. It also has an open-sided structure that suits both small and large homes.

Timber carport

A timber carport is another favourite for people who don’t want to spend more but need carport functionality.

It is made with timber, and the structure is solid and sturdy. In addition, it is inexpensive and can blend well into your home’s landscape.

DIY and Customised carports

Carports are easily built; hence you can choose a carport kit. However, if your carport is made poorly, it may cause more damage not only to your property but even to life.

Customised carports or specialised carports are available for homeowners who want a particular taste or look for their home.

However, it tends to be more expensive because there may be no available size, design, or materials right away.

Custom Carport Costs

The average cost of materials and installation for a custom carport is around $2,200 to $4,000 for a single carport. The double carport cost can be around $3,200 to $8,000.

When doing custom carport, it can include the following that will add to its cost:

  • Choice of colours – Colorbond has 22 colours available
  • Selection of materials – Colorbond, Zincalum or Galavanised Steel
  • Roofing options – Gable, Skillion, Dutch Gable, Flat Roof, Hip Roof
  • Custom Dimensions – depending on your choice of width and length
  • Choosing from fixed or freestanding
  • Building permits and council fees which may cost around $1,500

Costs for enhancements should also be considered for custom carport. It may include installing lattice panels, exterior doors, additional gutters, or placing sliding barn doors depending on the design you choose.

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How Much Does a Single or double carport Cost?

As expected, carport kits and custom carports come in single or double sizes. The average cost for a single carport kit is about $2,000 to $3,000.

A double carport kit goes about $4,000 to $5,000, while for custom carports, the single carport will go about $10,000, and for the double carport, it is about $20,000.

To provide a good reference for double carport costs, look at these estimates for just the carport itself:

  • For galvanized steel double carport kit, it will go about $1,400
  • Custom-built Colorbond steel double carport with skillion roof is about $4,000
  • Custom-built aluminum or Colorbond steel double carport with gable roof is about $6,000

Roof style Carport Cost

There are different roofing options when building your carport. But the most common roof style option in Australia are flat roofs or skillion and pitched roofs or gable.

Flat roofs or skillion are affordable and practical, but some people think that they are not appealing or attractive.

As the name says, flat roof carports have a flat roof, but it is slightly angled so water can run off and not become stagnant. As a result, it is cheaper than gable roofs plus easier and quicker to install.

The roofs are often made of sheeting like Colorbond, Zincalime, or polycarbonate. The posts and other framings can be made of timber, aluminum, or steel.

Gable roofs have two sloping sides that meet together at the top. It looks like a triangle when viewing it outside. There are two kinds of gable roofs: standard or Dutch gable roofs.

A standard gable roof has a simple design where two sides meet in the middle. The Dutch gable roof adds an extra element like a pop-up roof that increases height in the middle. Unfortunately, it also costs more than the standard gable roof.

  • If using a skillion roof for a single carport made with galvanised steel may cost about $1200
  • A skillion roof for a double carport made with galvanized steel may cost around $2000
  • Extra-wide double carport galvanised steel with gable roof may cost around $3000 to $4000

Carport Building Materials

Carport also has different materials that you can choose from. However, it will also significantly impact the carport cost because of the way it looks, how long it will last, and the maintenance required.

Most carports are made with steel, but you may choose timber, metal, or other materials depending on the function that best suits your needs.

Colorbond steel is durable and has a lot of colours to choose from. However, they are more expensive than the standard steel.

Aluminum carports are ideal for places with coastal climates because they are corrosion resistant than steel. Another option is Zincalume which is an excellent alternative to steel roofing as well.

Timber is also another material that can be used. For a single carport kit, it costs around $3,000 to $4,000, while a double carport with gabled roof can cost $5,000 or more.

Meanwhile, a single aluminum or Colorbond steel carport can cost about $3,200.

Getting quotes from carport builders

When planning to build your carport, it is essential to hire a professional carport builder, even if you will be using a carport kit.

Get work done efficiently and adequately by getting quotes from an expert carport builder. Let HIREtrades help you in finding the best carport builder in your area.

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