How Much Does It Cost to Build a Carport?

carport raised hip gableA carport is great and can be a cost-effective alternative to a garage to protect your car, boat or caravan. No matter the design you choose, a well-designed carport will ensure that your vehicle is adequately protected. While a great choice of investment for your home, cost is a factor that you will need to consider when deciding what kind of carport you are installing.

What Affects the Price of Installing a Carport?

The cost of your carport will depend on a few different things. Your price may increase or decrease based on these factors:

  • Type of Carport
  • Size
  • Earthworks
  • Installation (Installed or DIY)
  • Location of Your Home

Type of Carport

What type of carport do you want?

Will it be attached to the house or completely freestanding?

The type of roof you choose can also affect the final price. A flat roof will be cheaper than a gable roof but might not look as good and is limited by the height of your house. Flat roofs are perfect for freestanding carports that are used as protection to cover cars or machinery on a work site, farm or outside your business. Gables and multi gables will give you a lot more options to match in with your existing roof and add a stylish valuable feature to your home.

Vehicle Size

caravan coverChoosing a carport to suit your needs will factor in the size of your vehicles and what you are using it for as well. The size of your carport is always a consideration; a larger carport will be more expensive than a smaller one. The advantages of the larger size will usually outweigh the extra cost, especially if you are parking more than one vehicle.


Where you want to have your carport built will also determine the price. Are you having a concrete pad put down first, using gravel or placing it over the existing surface? If you’re not sure what will best suit you, your next step should be to consult a professional who can evaluate your space.

Should I DIY My Carport or Have it Professionally Installed?

It comes down to the time versus money! Do you have the time and skills to build your own carport from a complete ready to go kit, or would you like to just pay the money and have an expert look after everything for you?

Carport installation professionals can handle all these tasks for you:

  • Council Permits
  • Earthworks
  • Concrete Pads
  • Installation
  • Cleanup of site afterwards

You may be able to add or remove any of these options when you have your carport installed with a professional, which will then affect the pricing for you.

CPR Outdoor Supply, Install and Manage Your Carport Needs in Bunbury and the South West.

Whether you are looking to purchase and install your carport or garage or looking for a FREE quote and expert information and ideas, get in touch with CPR Outdoor. Our team service Bunbury, Busselton and the South West with professional, expert work and advice on your outdoor structures.

Call the team in Bunbury on 9726 2311 or Busselton on 9754 2657 for a FREE quote today.

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