“What a pleasure to have dealt with such a professional outfit. We were in desperate need to create an outdoor living area, mainly just to improve our quality of life. We had some idea of what we wanted but weren’t completely sure of what we would of be able to do with the area we had. We knew the pergola was going to be the main structure and we wanted it done right! Out of the 3 quotes we received, one stood out. Chris from Aussie outdoor living….
Quite a few reasons they stood out and they are as follows.
- He showed up for the quote exactly when he said he would. Not too common these days.
- But not only did we receive a quote, we received a detailed insight on material choices and the pros and cons of each choice, we received multiple roofing structure options as well as suggestions from his own experience on what would work best for us and the reasons why. He even gave us his own opinion/vision on the entire area which was great as we weren’t completely there with the whole plan. It gave us some ideas and things we hadn’t thought of. We could tell he was very passionate about what he does and it was quite refreshing to see.
- Once the choice was made he gave us a timeline as well as a very detailed structure of how everything worked, what was to be done and what materials and colours were going to be used. No hidden fine print.
- Every step was followed to a tee! They even took care of organising the building drawing plans and all council applications forms.
- Communication was top notch through the entire process. The materials were delivered on time and work commenced without delay.
- The boys showed up and were very professional in their approach. They were polite and took no shortcuts. Every aspect of the build was followed exactly to specification and done very professionally. Quality of work was exceptional. Once the pergola was completed, they did a final inspection as part of their process, and to my surprise they even made some small improvements that weren’t necessary or noticed by me. Very happy with that! Not too many companies would take extra time out to do such things.
To sum up, the final product is so much more than we could of hoped for. It fits in perfectly with our house and is now the envy of all our friends. I am so glad I chose to deal with Aussie outdoor living, such a stress free and smooth experience.
We would definately recommend these guys to anyone who wants a quality outdoor living area. They have the know how, experience and great customer focus. Thanks again Aussie outdoor living. “
Marco & Bernadette – Kellyville
Polycarbonate Gable Patio Pergola
“Aussie Outdoor Living replaced my old balcony. It was rotted and needed replacing but for over a year we tried to find someone that could get through the council paperwork and build something that we wanted. Chris from Aussie was the only person who understood our requirements to build a sustainable maintenance free balcony that looked good and would stand the depths of time.
The team organised plans, council approval, set a timeframe that was suitable to all of us and actually delivered and built to that timeframe.
Amazing to find builders that deliver what they say and were cheerful, friendly and cleaned up at the end.
The end product was better than we had actually hoped for when we started and has made an immense improvement to the street appeal of our house. the boys were terrific. They worked hard to get the job done and had a very professional standard that they adhered to.
I would not hesitate to recommend Aussie Outdoor Living to anyone wanting a first class job.”
Ken & Helen – Baulkham Hills
Aluminium Deck in Natural Casaurina with Colorbond Railing & Aluminium Top Rail
“Many thanks to Chris and his team for creating a superb new living area for our home. We’ve used it almost everyday since it was finished.
Following the initial meeting I was impressed with their vision for what could be created and the quality of their product samples. The quote was also very detailed and gave me confidence that they had understood some of the complications specific to our project and had listened to what I had said.
During the project they always turned up on time and kept me informed of how the various stages were progressing especially in terms of handling all of the council approval paperwork.
Whilst it’s certainly possible to get pergolas built for a lower cost, make sure you check the specifications because I found Aussie Outdoor to be of a higher quality in terms of the materials used (aluminium frames) and also there were no hidden extras.”
Luke – Berowra Heights
Polycarbonate Gable Patio Pergola
“I can thoroughly recommend Aussie Outdoors to anyone contemplating having a deck built. The whole team worked well together and its obvious they take a genuine pride in their workmanship. a personal thank you again Chris, Matt, Jake, Tom Liam and Jess for all your help and also for providing me with a deck to be proud of which, hopefully, I will enjoy for many years to come.”
Margaret – Wahroonga
Aluminium Deck In Casaurina with Stainless Steel Wire Handrail & Stairs
“Having recently had a second gabled awning installed at the rear of our home by Chris and his excellent team we feel compelled to let any potential clients know that you will be dealing with what we would regard as most trustworthy and professional company.
From quotation to approval and then completion, we could not fault any step of the process and would highly recommend Chris and his team at Aussie Outdoor Living to you.”
Brian & Terese – Galston
Polycarbonate Gable Patio Pergola
“It was time to replace our existing pergola. Built in the 1990’s it was constructed with heavy timber beams with a mainly metal roof and brick piers from ground level supporting the roof beams. It was low, heavy, hot in summer and did not allow enough light through.
We had a few other builders to quote and we had Chris Riley. Chris listened to our needs and then came up with his suggestions. There was no hard sell just practical discussions on how we could achieve our aims. From this initial meeting Chris came back to us with the design and quote within a few days. We had already decided that if the design and quote met our expectations Aussie Outdoor Living would be our builder. It was obvious that with Chris leading the team this would be a company that we could comfortably work with. We were proved correct with our observation.
As part of our decision making we visited their showroom which is very well presented. This allowed us to understand the materials that would be used and view the final product in their displays. Chris’s design included removing the top section of our brick piers leaving only 1 metre from ground, capping with sandstone and then using twin 90mm black support posts from pier to beam. This, he said, would open up our garden. Brilliant! No other builder suggested this solution. Chris and his team think outside the square.
During construction Matt and the team were very professional, courteous, neat, tidy and respectful of our property. We were kept informed of the progress at all stages. The attention to detail during construction was amazing with the only object being an excellent finished product. From the time of signing the contract until construction start, Sydney was hit with a great deal of wet weather. We appreciated that this would delay our job. Were we left wondering? No. Aussie Outdoor were on the front foot advising us of their dilemma and setting a new start date. Very professional.
We are delighted with the finished product. We now have a light and bright outdoor entertaining area which we are sure will give us many years of pleasure. Thanks Chris and the team at Aussie Outdoor Living. We have no hesitation in recommending Chris and his team to any prospective client wishing to turn their outdoor area into something special.”
Kevin & Jenny – Castle Hill
Polycarbonate Patio Pergola
“We had a new pergola built and the old one taken down. We were really impressed with the work carried out, the workman were really professional and very easy to communicate with. We are abosoulatly thrilled with the pergola and recommend them to anybody. Thanks for a great job”
Brian & Jo – Dural
Polycarbonate Patio Pergola
“The success of most building enhancement or renovation projects is dependent on realistic customer expectations relevant to what they can afford in a given period of time. Also if you go cheap, you will get what you’ve paid for and end up being unhappy.
Six months ago Delysia and I embarked on our home improvement by deciding to add a deck and awning to our home. We phoned three builders who specialise in decks and awnings and then waited. The first provider wanted to do the quote and assessment remotely, the other provider was too busy and said he would get back to us in a few days.
And then there was Chris Riley of Aussie Outdoor Living who we phoned, spoke to and within less than two hours was at our front door, very well presented, completely kitted out with an impressive heavy duty carrying case which contained a variety of building sample products.
Chris listened intently as we spoke, made notes, wandered outside our property, visualised what was possible and then carefully articulated how it would be achieved. It sounded wonderful, everything that we dreamt of and more; the biggest selling point was the aluminium deck that resembled a wooden deck! This was remarkable, no protruding nails or screws, no deck staining or on-going maintenance. While we loved all of this, all we could think of was â€œHow much is this going to cost? We resisted talking about cost because at that stage, the project was still under consideration.
We then visited Chris’s showroom where we were able to touch and feel the products. The displays were neat and professionally presented. Throughout this phase, there was no hard sell approach from Chris. The ideas and products were presented for our consideration.
Within a few days we made a decision, contacted Chris and received a quote. We were satisfied with the quote and the cost breakdown based on what we requested. Work commenced within a few days, with building artisans arriving on site neatly attired and expertly applying their craft.
Generally builders seem to have a work code of their own, arriving late, leaving rubbish strewn around without cleaning up etc. These building professionals were different; they arrived on time, respected our property, they were polite, cleaned up afterwards and neatly packed their materials away before leaving. This approach really impressed us. The excellent quality of their work was a reflection of their attitude; good, enthusiastic with an amazing attention to detail. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen building professionals work with such pride as a team.
The entire project, which included the drawing up of plans, council submission, DA approval etc. was expertly handled by Chris Riley and his colleagues. We were kept informed at every step of the project and did very little except arranging payments at the end of each scheduled phase.
We are entirely satisfied with the work that Chris and his team delivered. We had a few friends around who commented how well the deck and awning looked and how sturdy it was erected, aligning and conforming to current building standards without compromise.
We have no hesitation in recommending Chris and his team to any prospective client considering practical outdoor home improvements professionally built for the long term.”
Delysia & John – Dural
Polycarbonate Gable Patio Pergola & Aluminium Deck With Stainless Steel Wire Handrail
“It was great to do business with Aussie Outdoor Living!
- Clearly defined scope of project and payment schedule.
- Crew (Matt(s) Jake, Liam) turned up when they said they would.
- Crew were competent, professional and pleasant to deal with.
- Excellent deck (aluminium) and pool fence products (fitted to code).
We would not hesitate to recommend Aussie Outdoor Living for similar projects. All the best.”
Laura & Arthur – Chatswood
Aluminium Deck With Timber Framing Around A Pool
“I was in the market for a new pergola. I asked three companies for a quote and none turned up. So I looked further and found “Aussie Outdoor Living” and went along to the showroom.
It was then I realised I didn’t want a pergola, I wanted an Outdoor Living Area. They had the STYLE I could only dream about and the quality of workmanship I HAD to have. No need to look any further.
After I accepted the quote everything was done for me, plans, council approval, site inspections, reports etc. The workmen arrived and worked continually till the job was finished. The quality of the work is exceptional, every angle, every mitre, every joint and every row of rivets were precisely measured, fixed AND colour coded.
The standard of work is nothing short of excellent and MAINTENANCE FREE. Great job guys, many thanks. It has changed the way we live.”
Peter & Trish – Kings Langely
Combination Pergola with Aluminium Decking, Railing & Stairs
“We have recently undertaken a huge project which involves a complete overhaul of our entire backyard. Part of the project was to install a gabled pergola & double carport which Chris Riley & his team carried out.
We are very, very happy & satisfied with the result of these two components. We are mostly impressed with the quality of workmanship & attention to detail Chris’ boys have applied to the job. Not to mention their courteous & friendly manner & efficiency in completing the job so quickly.
Chris helped us immensely throughout the entire process; from the design stage, through to council application & approval, and finally to the completion. Chris also helped us a great deal by recommending other tradesmen to complete our project.
Last but not least, Chris used a photo of our deck as the homepage for his company’s website, which absolutely thrilled us to bits & made us feel proud!
Thanks a million to Chris Riley & his team at Aussie Outdoor Living for becoming a part of this mammoth project & delivering such a fantastic product. We now have a stunning outdoor area which will provide us with years and years of enjoyment & happiness.”
Martin & Clarissa – Cherrybrook
Polycarbonate Gable Patio Pergola
“At the beginning of this year my husband and I decided that we would do a major outdoor renovation.
Our pool needed work, the old pavers on the terrace were looking tired and had sunk here and there and, in summer we couldn’t sit out there without frying! Once the decision had been made we went on the hunt for some expert advice. Once we met Chris Riley of Aussie Outdoor Living our minds were made up. Chris is a true professional. He kept in contact with us, made us feel that our business was important to him and came up with a lovely design for our pergola. His team are a great bunch, always on time, friendly, professional and tidy.
We knew we were dealing with a well oiled machine. Our outdoor area is now finished and it is beyond our expectations. What a beautiful space we have now. We can now use our terrace year round and it has become our default family room.
Our little grandsons think it is the best place ever to ride their scooters!
What greater praise can you have. So thank you Chris, and Matt for your beautiful work.
The fence is the icing on the cake. We’ll have more work for you in the near future. Kris and Geoff”
Geoff & Kris
Polycarbonate Gable Patio System & Aluminium Screening
“From the initial meeting with Chris to the final check up by Matt of our new deck and pergola, we have nothing but praise for Aussie Outdoor Living. All work was of a high standard and the builders were fantastic with excellent attention to detail. Everything went to plan without any delays and the finished job is like a page out of a magazine. We now look forward to many hours enjoying our new outdoor area. Thank you to the team for a job well done, it is much appreciated. If you are thinking of an outdoor area, think of Aussie Outdoor Living.”
Brian & Jeanette
Insulated Patio System & Timber Deck
“I would just like to say a big thank you for our new outdoor roofing. All the guys who worked on the job were courteous at all times and kept me informed of what they were up to and if they had to leave for supplies etc. From the initial contact with yourself we knew that we had full confidence in your company to deliver just what we wanted. The area was not the easiest for you to design, however the end result was just as you explained to us on the initial quoting. From the start you explained every aspect of the process from the design to the finished product, keeping us informed of any changes along the way.
It was just unfortunate that we has so much rain which did hinder the job,but we can’t control Mother Nature! Yes we did have other companies quote for the job, one being cheaper and the other considerably dearer ,however we knew from the initial meeting that you would be the successful company as you were the only company to fully explain the procedures and win our confidence,plus both Ian and myself prefer to deal with local businesses.
Ian and myself are just so pleased with our new outdoor area and will spend many hours enjoying a cold beer or wine with friends and family. We would absolutely recommend Aussie Outdoor Living to our friends as we know you would give them the same experience we had. Many thanks to all the team, keep up the good work!”
Annette & Ian
Insulated Gable Patio Pergola
“From the first meeting, we were impressed with the friendly and professional service that the whole team at Aussie Outdoor Living provided.
From the quote, explanation of the payment structure, removal of the existing pergola to the final construction of our new pergola, everything flowed quickly and efficiently. The tradesmen were prompt, friendly and left the area very clean upon completion. We are really pleased with our new pergola; it has greatly improved our outdoor entertaining area.
We’d like to thank Aussie Outdoor Living for recommending an electrician to us – Chris of Interlight – installed lights and a fan in our pergola which are a great addition. The only negative would be that the gutters on the outside of our pergola have not been fitted with any type of gutter guard and as we have a number of large trees around us we now need installed a gutter guard protection. Aussie Outdoor Living referred a company to us. We would not hesitate to recommend Aussie Outdoor Living to anyone considering a pergola.”
Polycarbonate Patio Pergola
“I would not have any hesitation in recommending this company to anybody. The professionalism that was shown from quoting to the final product was nothing short of excellent. Chris turned up on time with heaps of ideas and suggestions.
The quote was presented to me on paper with everything I was to receive. Phone contact was always accessible. Two of his employees turned up, they conducted themselves in a manner that any employee would be proud of knowing that his company is being represented in such a way.
Thank you and congratulations to Aussie Outdoor Living, you have made another customer very happy.”
Colorbond Patio & Deck
“I am delighted with our new outdoor entertaining area and thank Chris and the team at Aussie Outdoor Living for the highly professional work that was undertaken. The whole project from concept, quoting, construction and follow up was a completely trouble free experience. The design that Chris proposed met our requirements by complimenting the existing structure and providing us with a very practical outdoor living area.
The tradesmen’s work was first class and the job was completely within the specified time frame. All care was taken to minimize and damage to existing garden beds and the site was left clean after completion. It was also pleasing to receive regular visits from Chris to ensure we were satisfied with the progress and the finished product.
I would be happy to recommend Aussie outdoor living to anyone thinking about adding pergola to their home.”
Polycarbonate Combination Patio Pergola
“To Chris, Reece & Jake, From the time of obtaining a quote, letting Chris know what we wanted and him giving us a design which we were happy with, we only have praise to give. Chris and his team were absolutely FANTASTIC. Chris kept us up to date with the progress of everything. We are delighted with the end result. It looks like it has been part of the house from when it was built…just stunning. We would not hesitate in recommending our family/friends to go with Chris and his team at Aussie Outdoor Living. I’ve already started with my neighbour! Thank Chris, Reece and Jake.”
Aluminium Patio Pergola
“Our initial meeting with Chris set the scene for what was a very smooth process from quote to completed pergola. All phases were handled in a professional manner and we were kept informed at all stages. The completed pergola exceeded our expectations, so well done to the team at Aussie Outdoor Living. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Colorbond Curved Patio Pergola
“We recently had a pergola and decking installed by Aussie Outdoor Living and subsequently no hesitation in recommending the company. The Company’s director, Chris Riley, understood from the first visit what we wanted and designed a fully integrated outdoor living space to suit both the space available and our budget.
The AOL workmen were punctual, efficient and courteous throughout the construction period with Chris Riley making daily visits or phone calls to ensure we were satisfied with the progress. Any ongoing concerns were attended to immediately and respectfully. We could not be happier with the finished outdoor space and the beautiful decking and fencing. Thank you Chris, Steve and Aussie Outdoor Living for making the process so comfortable.”
Adolf & Geraldine – Dural
Colorbond Patio & Timber Deck
“I recently had a new pergola and decking built which involved demolishing the old structure and dealing with a very helpful labrador who saw himself as the tradies assistant.
Aussie Outdoor Living and their staff were very professional, from the time we received quotes to the completion of the job. Every aspect was considered and discussed so that there were no surprises. All promises were delivered and I have not been disappointed by the job done. The tradies involved were efficient and considerate and met their predetermined timetable.
I would certainly recommend this company to others and would certainly use them again.”
Esther – Cherrybrook
Colorbond Patio Pergola & Deck
“We could not have been happier with the friendly and professional service we received from Aussie Outdoor Living right from the very beginning. The whole processed flowed so well. Communication, quality workmanship, and efficient delivery of our awning made the addition to our deck one that we will value for many years to come.
We would highly recommend Aussie Outdoor Living.”
Insulated Gable Patio Pergola
“Recently my wife and I replaced our very old patio on the front porch of our home, a patio well past its used by date.
We were fortunate to have chosen Aussie Outdoor Living to do the job in removing the old one and replacing it with one that not only enhanced the appearance of our home, but brightens up our living quarters with more light and a pleasant feeling of roominess.
From the moment of our first meeting with Chris until the finished article we had complete confidence and delight in the manner the patio was conducted.
Reverence, we could not be happier with the result. Well done Aussie Outdoor Living!”
Dr Martin & Gabrielle – Wahroonga
Aluminium Patio Pergola
“Our experience with Aussie Outdoor Living replacing our existing pergola has been nothing short of excellent. From the time of getting the quote from Chris and giving him the go ahead for the job he and his team have met every promise/deadline made in carrying out the work.
They have been prompt, reliable, respectful and most of all delivered a quality product which we are very happy with. There was only one very minor issue due to the recent record inclement weather and this was resolved to our great satisfaction with a minimum of fuss and delay.
We have no hesitation in recommending Chris, Matt, Jess and the team at Aussie Outdoor Living if you are in the market for a new pergola.”
Peter & Joanne – Blacktown
Aluminium Patio Pergola
“It is nice to know there are still ethics around. From the outset Chris and his crew were true to their word, arriving when promised, listening and finding solutions to any concerns and being very patient with my indecisions at times. They cleaned up after each days work, leaving the site tidy.
Accommodation was made for my dog, keeping her safe when I was not there. Chris responded to my calls promptly and helped with the design. Matt supervised the job meticulously and brainstormed ideas. Alex and Ben were methodical and diligent in their work. It has been a pleasure to work with this company.
As I said to Chris it has been a journey but a journey with an outcome I am very excited about. Thank you too to Jess who kept admin up to date. Well done Aussie Outdoor Living!!”
Jann – Cherrybrook
Insulated Patio With Insulated Walls & Louvre System
“We just had an awning completed out the front and we were absolutely thrilled with the job that the guys from Aussie Outdoor did. It turned out exactly as we had hoped and the awning blends in to the house perfectly. I would not hesitate to recommend Aussie Outdoor to anyone and we will definitely be contacting them when we start work out the back!”
Aluminium Patio Pergola