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How Much do Carports Cost?

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A carport is a great addition to any Adelaide home. Not only can it be used as a place to house your vehicle(s), carports also serve as an outdoor entertaining area and workspace. Carports provide you with a great alternative to fully investing in the cost of building an entire garage as well as adding substantial value to your home.

If you are concerned about the cost associated with building a carport, below are a few things to consider that can affect the price. Here at Aldinga Home Improvements, we offer a wide range for your carport to suit your specific needs and every budget.

Carport Kit or Custom Structure

First of all, you’ll need to decide whether you’re looking at a carport kit or a custom structure. You can pick up a low-cost carport kit. However, the styles and colours are not only limited but the quality is often compromised.

It is important to keep in mind that these kits are only inclusive of the materials needed. There is still the matter of preparing the site, council fees, and labor for the assembly.

We offer custom structure carports. These structures are looked at as more of an investment and offer absolute freedom in deciding your dream design and colour scheme. It is not possible to give an expected price range here as each structure is customised to our client’s needs and wants.

Additional Costs

Site Preparation 

The amount of site preparation needed will depend on where you would like your carport to be situated, and the foundations you already have in place. If the land is steep or uneven you will need to consider the associated costs that come with excavation. 

A majority of people choose to go with a concrete slab as it is a suitable foundation for the carport and associated vehicles. Concrete is also a great surface for preventing puddles from forming in the parking area.

Other flooring options include tiles, gravel, bricks, and packed dirt.

Council fees

Most states require a building permit or approval for the establishment of a carport on your property. If you are building your carport yourself, it is important to make sure that you have acquired the correct approvals before beginning. 

 At Aldinga Home Improvements council fees are often inclusive of the price. We take care of everything for you so you don’t have to worry about a thing.


DIY kits come with detailed instructions about how to assemble your kit carport. However, don’t expect to be able to assemble it alone, you will need a capable assistant.

If you choose to hire a tradesperson it is important to make sure that they are licensed and qualified to carry out the job at hand. As trades can often be expensive, it is suggested that you check out references from the trades previous clients to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. We are a well-established business with over 30 years in the industry, offering warranties for all our work provided.

At Aldinga Home Improvements all of our trades people are fully licensed and qualified in helping you achieve all your home improvement goals to the highest standard.

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