A common question people ask is what is a veranda? It sounds like a simple question however it’s easy to mix up the different options available to you when looking to upgrade your outdoor space. When it comes to enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of our homes, outdoor spaces play a crucial role. A veranda is an increasingly popular option as an extension of our living space. They allow you to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather. In this article we’re going to provide more information on what a veranda is and the the different types of verandas you can choose from?

Understanding Verandas

A veranda is an outdoor fixture, often referred to as a canopy that extends your living space outdoors. They can be an open-air structure with open sides and roof or a functional enclosed space. A veranda blends seamlessly into your garden or outdoor space providing a shaded area providing protection from the elements.There’s multiple options to choose from when investing in a veranda, but what are they?

What are the different types available?

There are three types of verandas you can choose from depending on the build material you prefer. These include a bespoke steel veranda, aluminium and wood.

Bespoke Steel Verandas

A bespoke steel veranda is constructed from steel and tailor-made to meet the unique requirements and preferences of the homeowner. It is able to be designed with three roof options including, a lean-to veranda, hip roof and apex roof. Our bespoke verandas are typically suited for larger verandas or different shapes due to our ability to design and construct them for your unique setting.

A bespoke steel veranda offers several benefits including strength and durability. Steel is renowned for its robustness and longevity and built to withstand various weather conditions. A bespoke steel veranda provides a sturdy and reliable outdoor space that can endure for years to come. They’re also low maintenance as steel is known for its resistance to rot, pests, and weather damage, minimising the need for regular upkeep.

Aluminium Verandas

An aluminium veranda uses aluminium as the main material and is a lightweight and versatile metal known for its durability, corrosion resistance, and ease of maintenance. Aluminium verandas provide benefits including being lightweight and easy to install. This reduces the time and effort required for construction allowing for your new veranda to be erected quicker. Aluminium is also highly resistant to corrosion, rust, and weather damage. It does not deteriorate over time when exposed to rain, sunlight, or temperature variations, making it a reliable choice for outdoor structures. Aluminium verandas can often be a more cost-effective choice compared to other materials like steel or wood too.

Our aluminium verandas are available as a lean-to system and offer the ability to have a glass veranda.

Wood Verandas

A wooden veranda is a popular choice for veranda construction due to its natural beauty, versatility, and traditional appeal. Wooden verandas exude a classic and timeless charm that many homeowners find appealing. They can evoke a sense of nostalgia and create a cosy and inviting outdoor living space. Due to its natural aesthetics, wood has a warm and inviting appearance, adding natural beauty and charm to any outdoor space. A wood veranda provides a classic look that complements a variety of architectural styles, from rustic cottages to contemporary homes. When we design your wooden veranda, we will give you the choice between a glass or polycarbonate roof.

A veranda is more than just an outdoor structure; it is an extension of your home, connecting you with nature and providing an inviting space for relaxation and enjoyment. With their elegant design, functionality, and ability to blend seamlessly with the surroundings, verandas have become a sought-after feature for homeowners. So, whether you envision a cosy reading nook, a lively entertainment area, or a tranquil oasis, a veranda is a wonderful addition.

At Verandas and Canopies we specialise in providing premium quality verandas designed to suit your needs for residential, commercial and school buildings. Contact us today for your free quote!