How much does it cost to build a patio?

The Gable Patio is a patio with two pitched sides joined in the middle.For most homeowners in Australia, a patio is a very important feature in a home. It’s where precious moments between family and friends happen, memories that can last a life time. It is normal to find that most houses in Australia have one already installed.

The question is  – How much does it cost to build a patio?

If you are still planning for your home and are reading this article, there is probably something holding you back from having a patio installed at your home.

It’s the budget, right?

My advice is keep reading, to see the facts and be able make a rock solid decision.

How much does it cost to build a patio?

Here are some things that can affect the price of your new patio:


A patio size can differ depending on the size of your house and what you want to do with it. Need lots of entertainment area for Saturday barbecues. Size will be the biggest factor to affect the price of your new patio. A bigger, wider patio will cost more because it needs more materials for roofing, flooring, furniture and accessories as well as labour.

Keep in mind that there is no standard size for a patio.

It is always a matter of personal preference. If you want a larger patio which ensures more space for fun and entertainment then go for it. If you want a simple one which is only intended for relaxation and soothing, a small patio would do the job nicely.

Remember that patios can also protect your home from winter rain and wind and stop that hot summer sun heating up your northern or westerly wall. A correctly positioned patio can save you money on your energy bills as well as extend you living space.

Roofing material and Style

The shape and height of your roof will also be a price consideration. There are many options to choose from with regards to the style of roofing for your new patio. From a simple flat roof to the more stylish gable roof to the dome of combination hip and gable to match in with the roof shape of your home. In choosing a roof style, always see to it that it complements to the overall beauty of your house.

Accessories and furniture

Decorations for your patio can definitely add unique value to it and make it more personalized. Your patio wouldn’t be complete without furniture and other accessories. To give your patio a classic look you can chose wooden furniture, add blinds to protect it from sun rays and getting wet by rain sprinkles.

Accessories and furniture are purchased and therefore adds to the total cost of your patio. Be wise on buying furniture and accessories; buy those that are made from quality and durable materials. Furniture can be collected over time but you will need the basic items to start with so you can begin enjoying and using your patio right away.

Installation of DIY

Installation of course is more expensive but generally a lot less hassle and quicker.

DIY is cheaper, takes longer but if you have the skills you have the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

The easiest way to achieve this patio dream of yours is to have it installed by a professional patio builder. Patio builder gives detailed quotes where you can easily adjust with your budget.

Professional patio builders can give you advised on specific things based on their experience, skills and knowledge of your councils regulations. They can offer you selective information on materials and their prices to best suit your need and budget.

DIY you can buy a complete kit ready to install, grab your tools a few mates and you are almost ready. Remember you will need to organize your own council permits and site works.

To get an exact price on how much does it cost to build a patio, call CPR Outdoor Centre to get a free quote, no obligation. Call now and discuss dream patio today.