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.

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Melbourne Alfresco & Outdoor Builders

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.

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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.
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Your Budget,
Our Expertise

Refresh®’s process supports a bespoke design and build: a renovation tailored to your lifestyle requirements and taste. Your local Indoor-outdoor flow renovation consultant will manage every aspect for you - working to keep everything on track.

Step 1

Briefing / Initial Consultation

The first thing your Indoor-outdoor flow renovation consultant will want to know is what it is that you want to achieve through your home renovation. In this initial consultation, you can throw all of your ideas on the table - your consultant will then tailor them to your property and budget.

Step 2

Concept and Feasibility

With a clear understanding of your renovation goals, your Indoor-outdoor flow consultant can arrange for an architectural concept to be drawn up. This allows your Indoor-outdoor flow consultant to assess whether or not your ideas are feasible, and allows you to point out any changes you would like in the design - before any work begins.

Step 3

Working Drawings and Costing

Next, working drawings will be developed. These will take into account the engineering, structural, design and aesthetic decisions you have made. If you would like to make any further changes, now is the time to do so. From there, your Indoor-outdoor flow consultant will present you with a fixed-quote as well as a contract.

Step 4

Build / Construction Stage

Finally, you get to witness your project transition from the page to your property! Every aspect of the build will be managed for you, allowing you to carry on with your everyday life. Your Indoor-outdoor flow consultant will do everything in their power to keep your project on schedule so that it can be completed within a set timeframe and budget.

Step 5

Your Finished Renovation

The final stage is for your local Indoor-outdoor flow consultant to ensure that all Council documentation is completed and you have the necessary Code of Compliance documentation. Congratulations – your renovation is complete!

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Interested in seeing some of our recent Indoor-outdoor flow projects in the Melbourne? Take a look at some of our recent projects for an idea of what's possible.

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What our local Melbourne customers say about working with us

Why choose Refresh?

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Online systems

Refresh’s innovative online systems keep everything running smoothly. Our project management systems keep all areas of your renovation organised, while our customer portal allows you to stay updated, wherever you may be.

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Professional project management

It is your local project manager’s job to support you every step of the way. Your consultant will be your one point of contact throughout your renovation, keeping you updated and striving to exceed your renovation expectations. All you need to do is watch the progress and enjoy the result! learn more

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