Benefits of Adding a New Deck and Pergola for Your Newcastle Lake Macquarie Home

07 April 2020

Newcastle Lake Macquarie homes in New South Wales boast of its humid temperature along the nearby coastal lake. Such area is very much suitable to host outdoor living spaces. You can simply lounge and relax within the confines of your property all the while immersing yourself to the beauty of nature. You can start an outdoor living area with a deck and pergola. Below are the benefits of adding a new deck and pergola for your Newcastle Lake Macquarie home.

Aesthetic Appeal

Whether you choose a natural wood or composite finish, your decks and pergola can add an aesthetic appeal to the exterior of your home. Decks come in a variety of colours and finishes. With all of the design options, you can likely paint or stain the deck to complement your home’s current design. For instance, many homeowners will match the colour of their deck with the colour of their window shutters. When you coordinate your deck with your home’s design, you can create an exterior design that looks both natural and appealing.

On the other hand, a pergola creates visual interest, particularly if you have flowering and fragrant vines growing up and over the rafters and down the vertical posts. You can also dress up a pergola by hanging planters or other design elements from the rafters. Draping all-weather fabrics from one vertical post to another adds a soft flowing effect and a romantic appeal to your landscape while providing even more protection from the elements, a definite advantage over an open patio.

Maximises Space

Another reason why decks are so popular is that they can increase the space of your home. During the warmer months, a deck can essentially extend the usable space of your home for activities like eating, relaxing, and cooking on the grill. When you add patio furniture, bird feeders, and potted plants, decks also provide a place to enjoy nature on your property. Most decks have usable space underneath them as well. This area is an ideal place to store outdoor equipment that may otherwise clutter your yard or garage.

Adding a pergola maximizes your usable outdoor space by adding an area for outdoor furniture that is somewhat protected from the elements, particularly if one wall of the structure is attached to your home or an outbuilding. This creates a windbreak and shelter from the rain. A freestanding pergola can still afford you the same benefit by building it in a protected area, an advantage over a patio that can’t be moved.


Decks and pergolas may vary in function but they both serve their purposes. Decks are a great place to throw summer parties, barbeques, and family get-togethers. Guests can visit with each other while enjoying the warm weather and fresh air. And decks enable you to better utilise your yard space, so guests can have more places to relax or play games. Pergolas, in one hand, provide shade. The size of the beams and their spacing will determine exactly how much shade is provided, though a pergola on its own can never create a fully-shaded space. There are pros and cons to this. Although you aren’t receiving full shade, for example, you are able to see the sky and view the stars at night. If you would like the space to be fully shaded, just add a fabric cover to the beams. You can also add shade to your pergola by installing a climbing plant with thick, lush leaves and blossoms.

Have Nathan Brown Building install your deck and pergolas. We are a fully licensed builder providing services for all types of residential and commercial works. We also offer bathroom renovations, extensions and renovations. We pride ourselves in high quality home renovations and additions and offer skilled building services and repairs.

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