Melbourne Alfresco & Outdoor Builders

Alfresco backyard design

Whether you’re seeking an outdoor dining area, lounge or the full alfresco experience, Refresh Renovations can provide you with a durable and enjoyable outdoor haven. Our bespoke design and build process allows you to achieve just what you want, while our project management system allows you to enjoy your day-to-day life while the renovation is carried out. 

Why Refresh? 

Managing the various stages of an alfresco design and build can be a complicated and time-consuming process - especially if you don’t hold experience within the building industry. Refresh provides homeowners with a simple solution. Your renovation specialist stays with you through every stage of the project, taking care of the design, council approvals, project management… everything down to the aesthetic details of your project. We make it easy for you to achieve the outdoor area that you want - on time and on budget.

What alfresco renovation services does Refresh offer?

Our bespoke design and build processes allows us to design a wide range of projects to your specifications. We can provide you with:
- Alfresco dining areas
- Indoor-outdoor flow
- Outdoor kitchens
- Pergolas
- Decks
- Outdoor rooms
- Luxury alfresco spaces
- Sunrooms
- Outdoor living spaces

...and anything else you can think of!

What will it cost to do the project?

Our bespoke design and build process means that every project is unique and is designed with your budget in mind. As a rough guide, basic alfresco projects usually start from around $40,000+. A project within this range might include a covered BBQ area, or perhaps an outdoor lounge with a privacy screen. Luxurious designs, e.g. a louvre roof installation, decking, an outdoor fireplace and high-end lighting, will likely exceed $90,000. 
*Note: these costs are rough estimates only and are subject to change. For a cost estimate accurate to your specific project, please consult your local renovation specialist.

What are some important things to be aware of when building outdoor rooms in Melbourne?

There are a few practical aspects to consider when it comes to designing an alfresco space. Firstly, it is important to be aware of whether or not your project will require council approval. Alfresco areas which are high up, include a closed roof, exceed height and distance regulations or are attached to a house may require planning permission and/or a building permit. Additionally, the materials you select will impact the longevity of your outdoor area. Hardwood timbers and composite decking are durable and attractive choices. Your Refresh specialist will be able to advise you on these important aspects of your design.

Will you take care of any council applications required for this project?

Yes. Your Refresh Renovations specialist will advise you on whether or not your project will require development approval, a planning permit or building permits. Likewise, if you live within a heritage zone, or if any specific regulations need to be adhered to when carrying out your renovation, Refresh will take care of the paperwork and carry out every detail to a high standard.

What are some of the current alfresco trends in Melbourne?

Alfresco areas are all about being able to socialise outdoors in all forms of weather. So it’s no surprise that ceiling fans, outdoor fireplaces and louvre roofs are hugely popular. TVs and high-end outdoor lighting are also sought after features.

Find a specialist near you

Are you ready to bring your alfresco ideas to life? Get in touch with Refresh to arrange a free consultation.

All Refresh Renovations franchises are independently owned and operated.