Why would you want to do that? Look that’s one of those things that you have to think about in all seriousness. You are about to spend a lot of money on property, one of your biggest investments. And you have to ask yourself do you have the ability to be able to do this correctly? It requires specialised tools, work platforms and a lot of time. In just about every instance a typical veranda in the suburbs is going to take our trades about a a day to assemble. Now bear in mind that complete structure has already been gone trough in a very technical way and it has been cut with those tools in the factory and a trial assembly has been done. It’s pulled apart, it’s shrink wrapped and sent to site. We are on and off site in a day. So we are interrupting your life for one day.
I guarantee you that if you take upon that yourself, it will be considerably more. The other thing with this, can you guarantee yourself that you are going to be able to get this through council? You have to convince the building inspector that it’s something that you are capable of doing. You are going to have to convince the engineer that it is structurally not affecting the home. And above all you want to be able to convince yourself that you can finish it in a quality way that protects that investment.
I can tell you that all too often I’ve been called out to people who have got a pile of materials or they have inherited a lot of recycled materials and they are trying to put something together. The short answer to this is or what you are going to end up with is a frustrated process. I’d tell anyone not to do it. We’ve got about 12 odd guys doing this everyday, they are specialist trades. They have a skill base that comes out of construction or roof plumbing or sheet metal or work. They know what they are doing. They know what not to do, more importantly. And I guarantee your install a veranda project will finish within expectation and satisfaction. Don’t do it yourself, it’s simple.