How To Add That Wow Factor With Timber Lining!

One of the most effective ways to transform your outdoor entertainment area is by injecting some subtle splashes of colour and personality through the use of lighting, painting features and the ever popular trend of timber lining in your ceilings.

And luckily for us Perth residents, we are blessed to able to spend our time entertaining and relaxing outdoors nearly all year round! Plus studies have also shown how WA is even now considered the new ‘Sunshine State”, which means more awesome times spent in our very own backyard!

So what a better way to start fully enjoying this by investing in a beautiful outdoor entertainment area?

As important as your landscaping, plantations, pool, deck and kitchen area is for your outdoor living space – the ceiling of where you sit down and entertain is a master stand out piece that could really make a visual difference! Of course, the smaller details are essential however the ceiling can totally change the overall look, feel and style of your home.

Lining your Patio creates a very luxurious, finished look to your entertainment area. The popular choice of timber lining always manages to look striking in any outdoor space which also comes in a wide range of timbers available, all offering unique colours to choose from. This finish is perfect for creating that extra opulent feature to your home.

All of our timbers are selected for the highest quality, ensuring that you get a long lasting ceiling that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Why is Timber Lining So Popular?

Timber lined patios started off as a trend by designers who thought outside the box and wanted to explore how placing timber boards on the roof could be of different use to the usual decking. This is now a well known global design choice for designers and home owners due to timber being a sophisticated and timeless way to create an elegant entertainment area. The natural timbers’ versatile nature means it can be adapted to suit many different styles.

Creating Different Looks With Timber Lining:

Timber lining literally goes with any theme! It makes a perfect canvas for you to create what type of style and atmosphere you want for your home. A timber-lined patio is the perfect place to relax in the Perth weather and have a few drinks with loved ones. You’ll feel a sense of comfort, style, and warmth during an unparalleled entertaining experience.

You can enjoy summer nights under a timber-lined patio surrounded by luscious tropical trees, crating the ultimate tropical oasis in your very own Perth backyard. Or you can create a sophisticated cocktail party with Hampton’s themed décor that will complement your timber lined roof perfectly! Timber lining literally allows you to adapt to countless modern and traditional trends.

Lined patios also look stunning when paired with down lights, your outdoor entertainment area will look like a picture perfect setting!

The effect of lining can light up a room and give a warm, contemporary feel to your home, creating the perfect entertainment area for your family and loved ones to enjoy. There are many materials to choose from to create that on-trend timber look, which helps to add an effortless glimpse of nature to your space.

Living in Australia, we are so lucky to have an abundance of the different varieties of timber that can be used for patio lining. Although Red Cedar is a popular choice, you can definitely choose any timber that compliments your style. At Sustain Patios and Outdoors we welcome your ideas of a completely customize patio for your dream outdoor living area.

Sustain, Your Team Of Choice!

Our expert craftsmen will flawlessly install your lining no matter the roof or ceiling angle. Patio lining can look great on both flat ceilings and raked. Stunning patterns also make a style statement, which adds flare to your home.

If you’re interested in installing stunning patio lining into your Perth home then contact us today! Our supportive and professional staff will be available to give you honest advice on which materials are best suited to your preference and style.


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Total Backyard Transformation: Creating the perfect pool area!

We get very excited every time a client speaks to us about transforming their backyard, to accommodate a growing family or to help improve their overall lifestyle.

We were lucky enough to have worked alongside Matt & Cass for the revamp of their backyard, they wanted to save a bit of money and did most of the work at their own pace and by themselves. We are always happy to supply our clients with quality products for a DIY project!

Now let’s get into the details of this very special transformation, right here in Western Australia:

Main Objective:

With their growing children in mind, they wanted to create an outdoor living space that could accommodate an area of fun, relaxation and entertainment. As like most parents, they wanted a backyard that could grow and adapt with the kids to meet their needs now and even when they reach an older age.

Mum and Dad also wanted an area that was able to easily entertain a party of ten or more people, all year round. Mum wanted a space to have her girlfriends over for a lovely outdoor brunch whilst Dad wanted an ultimate backyard where he could hold the weekend’s best BBQ with his mates. Overall they wanted their outdoor living area to be cozy, fun and most importantly a place of unlimited memories with family, neighbors and friends.

We had the opportunity to put our creative caps on when they wanted a new pool to be installed and the existing patio to stay but somehow accommodate a sufficient entertainment space alongside the new pool. They also wanted to give the existing patio a revamp to give a more contemporary look with an alfresco feel – all within their budget.

To achieve this we recommended our client’s to remove the existing beams and posts .This was to be replaced with large feature timber beams that help to cantilever the third post for the end post to be efficiently removed. By doing this, the area was still usable with the patio being able to offer shade inside the pool area as well.

Not just a supplier, we guide our Client’s throughout the whole project!

As the client’s wanted to keep within budget, we supplied the majority of the products and connected them with the right trades. We are always looking to share our wealth and knowledge of networks to help you create the backyard of your dreams.

For Matt and Cass we were able to source out the right people for their retaining walls, grass and paving. They were at ease knowing that we had their interests in mind and went ahead with our recommendations, saving them a lot of time and money.

We’re here to do the hard work for you so that you can relax and enjoy the progress of creating your ideal backyard, right here in Perth!

Now, onto the works of what was transformed!


200 x 45 laminated Kapur beams with 125 x 125 Kapur posts. Charcoal paint was used on the rest of the patio timbers for a strong contrast. The roof sheeting was a heat reducing polycarbonate in “Solar Grey”.


The decking under the patio/alfresco area was 140/19 Merbau, this was chosen for its durable structure as it is very hardwearing and for under cover use would not need constant recoating due to being more protected from the sun and the pool water. It also provided a great contrast to the cream pavers around the pool, creating a striking look.

We choose millboard decking near the pool area in the “enhanced” Smoked Oak Millboard, as so the owners have very little worry about maintaining that area.

We recommended composite decking around the pool area as it is incredibly low maintenance, doesn’t warp, rot or splinter and has an R11 slip rating, which is great for kids who persist in running around the pool. We used “enhanced” Smoked Oak Millboard around the pool area.


As the end of the patio required to have an enclosed feel without blocking off the air flow to get rid of the hot Perth air in summer, we achieved this by using an aluminium louver slat in the colour “Aspen” to create a contrast to the dark colours of the patio and decking.

The slatted fence infills at the end of the pool area were a 65/16 aluminium timber look in the colour/grain “Merbau”. We also supplied the frameless glass pool fencing to finish off that sleek and transparent look.

Project Snap Shot

+ Revamped timber patio with counter levered featured beam and posts to accommodate new pool
+ Merbau timber decking under the patio and “enhanced” Smoked Oak Millboard a grey composite decking board beside the pool
+ Feature fixed louvered screening in patio in Knotwood timber look “Aspen”
+ Slatted Fence Infill in “Merbau”
+ Frameless Glass fencing with no spigots throughout the decking area

Owners Thoughts

Would you like more info on how we can help you transform your backyard?

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