The A to Z of carports for your home - Solar to Dutch Roof carports

The A to Z of carports for your home - Solar to Dutch Roof carports

The A to Z of carports for your home - Solar to Dutch Roof carports

(1) Solar Carports,

(2) Cantilever Carports and

(3): Standard Carports - Hip roof carports; Skillion (flat roof) Carports, Dutch Gable Carports and Traditional Gable Carports (with or without end infills).

(4) If a carport isn't enough - try our exceptionally affordable garage kits DIY. Single, garages, double garages, double garages with workshop and triple garages are all available at great prices.

 

(1)    Solar Carports: How Do They Work and How Much Do They Cost?

The A to Z of carports for your home - Solar to Dutch Roof carports - While a typical carport or patio cover provides shading, and is undoubtedly a value-add for a home or car owner, its one-dimensional simplicity is a missed opportunity. If you’re a sensible solar enthusiast, keen on saving money and   following emerging technologies in the solar industry, you may have already spotted the solar industry’s solution just released in Australia in mid-2018; the solar carports.

The cost of a solar carport is very affordable. In early  2019, the second generation of solar carports was release, The Eco Port range giving a huge 7.4Kw output on a large double bay carport.

Have a look at this page on https://solarcarportsonline.com.au/ OR in the shop here.

What is a Solar Panel Carport?

Solar carports are overhead canopies built to cover parking areas, and are distinct from panels installed onto a pre-existing carport structure.

Solar carports eliminate the need for a surface on which panels can be mounted. The primary difference between a solar carport and a typical ground mount installation is that carports are taller to make space for a car to park. Otherwise, the two are quite similar and each offer the benefit of allowing installers to orient the panels at the most optimal angle for sunlight exposure.

Solar Carport Kits The Elite - The A to Z of carports for your home - Solar to Dutch Roof carportsThe great advantage of solar carports and solar patio covers is that they don’t require additional land the way ground mount does. Another big advantage is that solar panels on a structure like a carport have more ventilation and less radiant heat, making them much more efficient than most roof installations. As a result, solar panel carports offer a more efficient use of space and more electricity production. Australian solar incentives in all States are also available on these structures. If you are concerned about efficient use of space, you should consider a solar carport over a ground mounted system. Overall, solar panel carports have less restraints or conflicts than ground mounted solar, and can be considered preferable under many circumstances.

Comparing Commercial and Residential Solar Carports

Up until now that solarcarportsonline and our shop here at Car Covers and Shelter offer a residential solar carport kit, solar carports have been more popular in the Australian commercial sector than in residential markets. Many businesses have embraced the idea of installing massive solar canopies for parking lots and cover, one of the most high profile being the Sydney markets arrays.

When it comes to commercial solar canopies, there are many different custom-built layouts and sizes available at a high cost. Dependent on the number of rows of parking required, a photovoltaic carport is typically one, two or three rows wide. It is only now, in 2018, that affordable solar carport kits suitable for the home and small business are now available.

One reason why residential has an advantage over commercial when it comes to canopies and carports is the materials used for construction. Commercial solar carports will almost always need a steel metal foundation, which adds a significant expense to total installation. By comparison, smaller residential carports have flexibility around structure material and design and can be attractive and strong using lighter aluminium. – a homeowner can choose a larger carport layout or a smaller patio cover to host a good solar system up to 5.85kw.

How Does a Solar Carport Compare to a Rooftop Solar Panel Installation?

It is sometimes assumed that versatile solutions like solar carports and ground mount are only meant for homeowners who did not qualify for rooftop solar panels. However, the reality is that these alternative options make more sense for homeowner’s due many factors.

Issues with roof angle, orientation and size are eliminated with a carport because the panels will serve as the “roof” of the structure, and the supporting aluminium poles can be situated as necessary once the optimal array size and angle is determined. The radiant heat problem from roofs, whereby all solar panels become more inefficient the hotter they become, is also constrained. With rooftop solar, homeowners often run into issues installing a big enough system because they may not have suitable roof area. Space constraints are eliminated with solar carports, and, of course, you have very valuable covered parking space; how much would one extra covered parking space add to the value of your home?

Solar carports are a viable option for homeowners in 2018, even when compared to rooftop and ground mount solar. Though the dollars per watt figure is maybe slightly higher than ground mount and rooftop PV, the cost of solar carports may fall faster than either of its counterparts over the coming years.

Solar carport often allows for a bigger system size than rooftop (likely due to a lack of space constraints), and are conducive to panels that an average rooftop system also often uses.

How to Get Your Own Solar Carport Installation

It was difficult until mid-2018 in Australia but now you have a choice of 3 different configurations in either single carport format (3.9kw) or double car solar carport (5.85kw) available exclusively through solarcarportsonline.

(2) Cantaport - Cantilever Patio's & Carports

Cantilever Carport The A to Z of carports for your home - Solar to Dutch Roof carports
The A to Z of carports for your home - Cantilever Carport[

The A to Z of carports for your home - Solar to Dutch Roof carports - Cantaport is the market leader in quality cantilever carports; all others are cheap Chinese copies which, in many instances, will not pass your local engineering standards.

Cantaport delivers a new and unique generation of carports, patio solutions, awnings and shading systems produced in Japan using state of the art technology to the highest standards. Certified to Australian standards, Cantaport offers an affordable alternative for your carports, patios.  These shading systems are simple but above all offer an affordable alternative to the run-of-the-mill carport. Cantaport is unbeaten when providing stylish, resilient, compact, weatherproof and enduring carports, patios, verandas, pergolas, gazebos and shading solutions. Join the twenty first century with an alternative to gable and skillion roofs.

Allow Cantaport to create an environment for your home with an awning, carport, courtyards patio or any outdoor shading solutions. The cantilevering advantage of the cantaport design eliminates extra posts to offer an open and functional outdoor space (longer and higher post can be provided). You’ll be able to manoeuvre the car, place furniture, set up an alfresco area with the BBQ and enjoy the extra space with less posts. Built-in gutters and rainwater downpipe ensure an efficient, fuss-free structure. Installation is easy do it yourself with a DIY kit; your structure will be up in no time at all.

Whether it’s an outdoor kitchen or entertainment area, modern gazebo or modified alfresco area Cantaport offers you a range of signature colours enhancing your home’s design scheme. Need to cover your pool or pool bar or do you require an awning to shade your spa, sand pit or play area for the children – ask us?

Rest assured the polycarbonate roofing shields 98% of UV rays and 75% heat. Or do you need to cover your boat, caravan, trailer, high roof vehicle, truck, motorbike or bicycle; we can help?

Cantaport can offer a basic garage structure, enclosure or offer an architecturally designed structure featuring anodised aluminium with Heat Protect solid carbonate sheets to ensure a corrosion free and long lasting shading choice. Each cantaport has its own serial number from the manufacturer and a certificate of authenticity.

(3) Traditional Lysaght Carports

Included with every carport kit

The A to Z of carports for your home - Solar to Dutch Roof carports - Your DIY carport will also come with every post, beam, facia, sheet, flashing, bolt and screw required to erect your carport. All you need to supply are some basic tools and your labour. If you don’t have the time or any handyman skills, try a local handyman in your area. In most cases, you should.t need to pay much more than a day’s labour.

We also have a popular range of budget cheap carports

They are cheap in price but NOT cheap foreign imports. These are 100% Australian designed and made. They come in single,flat, double flat and single and double gable at fantastic prices.

Kits Done for You & Delivered to Your Door!

Two Most Popular Designs - Flat Roof (Skillion) Carport and the Gable Carport

Flat Roof (Skillion) Carport

Flat roof or Skillion carports have flat roofs, but their roofs are slightly angled to enable water to flow of and prevent it from getting into your roof space. Our skillion carports are made of colourbond steel.Skillion (flat roof) carport - The A to Z of carports for your home - Solar to Dutch Roof carports Flat roofs carports are the fastest and easiest to erect, and they are very economical. You can place your flat roof carport to your home or any place that has free space. You can hire a professional to build it for you, or Do It Yourself with our easy-to-follow instructions - no drilling or cutting required, just screw and bolt together. They are available in the full 22 colour colorbond range.Choosing the right color helps you to coordinate the carport with your garden or home.

Gable Carports

Gable carport The A to Z of carports for your home - Solar to Dutch Roof carportsGable Carports are the type that have two sloping sides meeting together at the top. When you view them from the front, they look like a triangle. You can either have a Dutch gable roof or a standard gable roof. They are all popular because they compliment the home beautifully.

You can use gable roof carports double, single or larger carports. It all depends on the amount of storage needed. Gable roof carports are a bit costly due to the complexity of the roof. They also take longer to erect, but they are quicker compared to standard garages. These carports are available in colorbond in 22 different colour combinations. The triangle at the front and back can be filled in for a cleaner look and for extra protection. Infill Gable carports are also available here.

For a little extra,the Hip Roof carport four sloping sides joining at a top point in the roof or the Dutch roof carports can really add some style to your home.

You can hire a professional to erect a gable roof carports for you or Do It Yourself.

A Quality Carport Kits Will Save You Time and Money:

  • You pay for the materials you need and nothing else – All kits are ready-to-build; pre-punched and pre-cut to the right size and length. If you are building a carport kit yourself, full lengths of steel ready cut to size are provided.
  • Everything you need supplied to saving you time - Everything you need to build your carport kit is supplied and delivered to your door: - the frame, roof, posts, plates, facia and downpipes, guttering bolts and screws. All you need are your tools or just hire the local handyman!
  • Quicker Installation – Installation is made easy as the carport kits are cut and punched to size. Everything is made to fit and your kit is delivered with a full list of material (parts list) as well as plans and drawings to assist you.
  • Engineering is included with all Lysaght Carport Kits saving you time and money you don’t have to pay a draftsman or engineer. In most instances you will require engineering drawings to get council approval. These carport kits are designed to suit all wind regions in Australia. A small additional cost will be required for additional screws and bolts in cyclone prone areas.
  • Price includes delivery to your home for most of Australia    – All major cities in Australia are covered.  The national supply network can deliver to most areas of Australia all included in your price. All steel parts are consolidated, packed and wrapped to guarantee a no-problem delivery.
 

Unlike many other Carports, Lysaght Carports are rock solid, built to last.

Skillion Lite Carport Kits

Lysaght Carports offer a vast range of sizes and designs in all type of carport roof options, we offer hip roof carports, Dutch gable carports, Skillion carports, traditional gable carports, open and with gable in fills. Our carports offer protection for your cars, boats, caravans or whatever you decide to use it for. There are two carports on display at the manufacturing facility on the Gold Coast you can visit anytime. The displays are a great way for you to see what the carports look like, see how they are designed and see how easy they are to erect.


Skillion (flat roof) carportThe A to Z of carports for your home - Solar to Dutch Roof carports
Skillion (flat roof) carport The A to Z of carports for your home

Whether you need protection for 1 car, 2 cars or 4 cars or even your boat or caravan there is a Skillion carport to suit your needs. Skillion carport kits easy to erect and you can take pride in the job long after you have finished. A local handyman can do the work at modest cost if you can’t find the time or inclination. It’s a simple but strong design to suit all weather conditions in Australia. Carports and similar structures are what engineers call ‘open sided’ designed buildings; in simple language they have no walls! This places more wind pressure on the structure than if it had sides or walls, so a good strong structure is vital, particularly in cyclonic areas.

The steel posts are either mounted to footing brackets on-slab (small extra cost) or in-slab, embedded into the concrete when the slab or footing are poured, 22 colours are available. For the range of Colorbond colours available  look here.

Skillion Lite Carport Kits are the cost-conscious option to suit any modern home.

Above all, our Skillion Lite Carport Kits are very easy to build.

It is designed to be one of the best value carports available and in a large range of sizes

It is cleverly designed with a simple rafter layout that makes is easy to construct, yet extremely strong. It’s available in a range of single, double carport and multi carport sizes.

  • Colorbond – Roof Sheets –These carports come standard with Colorbond Custom orb, which is the same as corrugated roofing iron.
  • Colorbond – Gutters, flashing and down pipe – also comes standard in Colorbond.
  • All brackets and components – Pre- folded and cut to size and pre- punched holes, for ease of assembly. (fully galvanised G450. Frame requires zero cutting or bending, “simply bolts together”
  • Nuts and bolts for the frame – M12 purlin bolts for added strength.
  • Columns – 100mm x 100m x 3mm Square hollow section Dura Gal (fully galvanised SHS steel columns)
  • Roofing screws and pop rivets – For your roof sheets, gutters and flashing. coloured roof screws to match the colour you have selected
  • Purlins – This is the steel that will make up your frame. All purlins are supplied by Bluescope steel and will come with a Bluescope steel warranty. (fully galvanised G450)
  • Top hats – This is the steel member that runs across your frame that allows you to screw your roof sheets to – This also made from Bluescope steel
  • On Slab Footings– This is for the bolt down on slab option, this is a bracket that sits flat on the ground and has a connecting point to bolt your columns onto.
  • In Slab Footings – If you want to cast your columns into the ground, you will be supplied with 500mm of extra length to your columns (footing details will be on your engineering plans)

The Heavy Duty Skillion Carport Kit is extremely versatile with many different roof pitch options to suit any modern home.

Above all, our Skillion Carport Kits are very easy to build.

It is designed to be one of the best value carports available.

Lysaght Living - offerrring a full range of Custom Built carports
  • Colorbond – Roof Sheets – Our carports come standard with Colorbond Custom orb, which is the same as corrugated roofing iron. (Other options available on request)
  • Colorbond – Gutters, flashing and down pipe – also comes standard in Colorbond.
  • All brackets and components – Pre- folded and cut to size and pre- punched holes, for ease of assembly. (fully galvanised G450. Frame requires zero cutting or bending, “simply bolts together”
  • Nuts and bolts for the frame – M12 purlin bolts for added strength.
  • Columns – 100mm x 100m x 3mm Square hollow section Dura Gal (fully galvanised SHS steel columns)
  • Roofing screws and pop rivets – For your roof sheets, gutters and flashing. coloured roof screws to match the colour you have selected
  • Purlins – This is the steel that will make up your frame. All purlins are supplied by Bluescope steel and will come with a Bluescope steel warranty. (fully galvanised G450)
  • Top hats – This is the steel member that runs across your frame that allows you to screw your roof sheets to – This also made from Bluescope steel
  • On Slab Footings– This is for the bolt down on slab option, this is a bracket that sits flat on the ground and has a connecting point to bolt your columns onto.
  • In Slab Footings – If you want to cast your columns into the ground, you will be supplied with 500mm of extra length to your columns (footing details will be on your engineering plans)

Traditional Gable Carport Kits Enhance any house

This Australian made and designed traditional gable carport This carport is extremely strongly built and can also include Gable Infills for front and rear at a small additional cost if required for that truly professional finish. If you are budget conscience you can not beat our single gable budget carport or also available as a double gable carport.

This is a high-quality gable carport, the best on the Australian market.

These gable carport kits will also come with everything that you need to complete your project.

The modern design Gable carport kits are a heavy-duty carport with a classic design that will compliment any property.

The gable carport is the most popular design in the Australian carport industry.

The tradional gable carport has a pitched roof that is simple to construct, looks great in any application and is a great way to improve your home or protect your cars from Australia’s harsh weather conditions.

The photo here shows the traditional gable carport with front and rear infills, also available in the same sizes as the standard traditional gable. (garage door not included)

Tradional Gable Carport - The A to Z of carports for your home
  • Colorbond colours - Gutters, flashing and down pipe – also comes standard in Colorbond.
  • All brackets and components – Pre- folded and cut to size and pre- punched holes, for ease of assembly. (fully galvanised G450. Frame requires zero cutting or bending, “simply bolts together”
  • Nuts and bolts for the frame – M12 purlin bolts for added strength
  • Columns – 100mm x 100m x 3mm Square hollow section Dura Gal (fully galvanised SHS steel columns
  • Roofing screws and pop rivets – For your roof sheets, gutters and flashing. coloured roof screws to match the colour you have selected
  • Purlins – This is the steel that will make up your frame. All purlins are supplied by Bluescope steel and will come with a Bluescope steel warranty. (fully galvanised G450
  • Top hats – This is the steel member that runs across your frame that allows you to screw your roof sheets to –]Gable carport with front and rear infills. The A to Z of carports for your home - Solar to Dutch Roof carports Gable carport with front and rear infills. The A to Z of carports for your home
  • On Slab Footings– This is for the bolt down on slab option, this is a bracket that sits flat on the ground and has a connecting point to bolt your columns onto
  • In Slab Footings – If you want to cast your columns into the ground, you will be supplied with 500mm of extra length to your columns (footing details will be on your engineering plans) gable carport with infill and traditional gable carport.

Hip Roof Carport Kits

The Hip Roof Carport Kits are a favourite that looks fantastic from every angle. It has a simple to construct design with many application options apart from a carport

The Hip Roof Carport Kits also make an excellent and attractive patio or outdoor entertaining area. The Hip roof carport

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Lysaght Hip Roof Carports
Hip Roof Carport. carport The A to Z of carports for your home

complements most houses and will add value, as well as usable covered space to your property. It’s a clever design, strong and simple to erect with the supplied plans and is available in 12 sizes or can be altered to suit your custom needs.

·       Colorbond colours – Roof Sheets – Our carports come standard with Colorbond Custom orb, which is the same as corrugated roofing iron. (Other options available on request)

·       Colorbond – Gutters, flashing and down pipe – also comes standard in Colorbond.

·       All brackets and components – Pre- folded and cut to size and pre- punched holes, for ease of assembly. (fully galvanised G450. Frame requires zero cutting or bending, “simply bolts together”

·       Nuts and bolts for the frame – M12 purlin bolts for added strength.

·       Columns – 100mm x 100m x 3mm Square hollow section Dura Gal (fully galvanised SHS steel columns)

·       Roofing screws and pop rivets – For your roof sheets, gutters and flashing. coloured roof screws to match the colour you have selected

·       Purlins – This is the steel that will make up your frame. All purlins are supplied by Bluescope steel and will come with a Bluescope steel warranty. (fully galvanised G450)

·       Top hats – This is the steel member that runs across your frame that allows you to screw your roof sheets to – This also made from Bluescope steel

·       On Slab Footings– This is for the bolt down on slab option, this is a bracket that sits flat on the ground and has a connecting point to bolt your columns onto.

·       In Slab Footings – If you want to cast your columns into the ground, you will be supplied with 500mm of extra length to your columns (footing details will be on your engineering plans). Hip Roof Carport.

 

Dutch Gable Carports

The Dutch Gable carport kit the is most stylish and contemporary and never date.

The in-house design team designed an easy install solution for the Dutch gable carport making it beautiful to look at and extremely strong.


Lysaght Durch Gable Carport and Awning range - Car Covers and shelter
Dutch Gable Carport. carport The A to Z of carports for your home.

Using Australian made steel this design is without a doubt a step above the rest. Again, it is available in 12 sizes or can be altered to suit your custom needs.

The Dutch Gable carport is great value for money and is sure to increase the value and look of any home, whether it’s a carport or a garden patio.

The Dutch gable roof carports are designed to suit nearly all conditions in Australia. The Dutch Gable carport kit will come with every part you require to erect – you just supply the labour and the tools. Every part is drilled and pre-cut to size.

All carports are designed and engineered in Australia to Australian Standards and will include the engineering documents needed to apply for council application and approval. Additional fittings can be supplied to suit cyclonic areas.

  • Colorbond coloursRoof Sheets – Our carports come standard with Colorbond Custom orb, which is the same as corrugated roofing iron. (Other options available on request)
  • Colorbond – Gutters, flashing and down pipe – also comes standard in Colorbond.
  • All brackets and components – Pre- folded and cut to size and pre- punched holes, for ease of assembly. (fully galvanised G450. Frame requires zero cutting or bending, “simply bolts together”
  • Nuts and bolts for the frame – M12 purlin bolts for added strength.
  • Columns – 100mm x 100m x 3mm Square hollow section Dura Gal (fully galvanised SHS steel columns)
  • Roofing screws and pop rivets – For your roof sheets, gutters and flashing. coloured roof screws to match the colour you have selected
  • Purlins – This is the steel that will make up your frame. All purlins are supplied by Bluescope steel and will come with a Bluescope steel warranty. (fully galvanised G450
  • Top hats – This is the steel member that runs across your frame that allows you to screw your roof sheets to – This also made from Bluescope steel
  • On Slab Footings– This is for the bolt down on slab option, this is a bracket that sits flat on the ground and has a connecting point to bolt your columns onto.
  • In Slab Footings – If you want to cast your columns into the ground, you will be supplied with 500mm of extra length to your columns (footing details will be on your engineering plans) Dutch Gable Carport kit