Frequently Asked Questions

Browse through the FAQs below to get answers to all your key carport questions. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact our friendly team for personalised advice on your carport ideas or site-specific needs. Call 07 3132 2003

Why do I need a carport?

A carport provides shade and protects your vehicle from the elements. Brisbane’s sunny climate makes a carport a smart investment to keep your car cool and prevent sun damage.

What are the benefits of having a carport?

Key benefits include shade, shelter, protecting your car’s paintwork from sun damage and bird droppings, and keeping the interior cooler. It also provides a space to store items beside your vehicle.

What sizes of carports do you offer?

We offer single, double, and extra-wide carports to suit one, two, or more cars. You can chat with our team about the exact dimensions or the best size for your needs.

What is the typical height and width?

Our most popular sizes are 6m x 6m and 6m x 9m. We recommend measuring your vehicle’s length to allow a minimum of 500mm clearance at either end. Custom and larger sizes are also available to suit your vehicle dimensions.

Do you service all areas of Brisbane?

Yes, we service all areas of Brisbane and surrounds. Our fully licensed and insured team can install a quality carport at your property.

Do you offer free quotes?

Yes! Our team provides free, no-obligation quotes. We assess your site and discuss the best carport style for your needs. Call us today.

How long does installation take?

A standard carport takes 1-2 days to install. We’ll discuss timeframes when quoting so you know what to expect.

Can I see carport installation photos or examples of your work?

Sure, we can provide installation images and recent examples of work we have completed around Brisbane.

What warranty do you provide on carports?

We provide a 10-year structural warranty on all our carports for added peace of mind about quality.

Do you use quality materials?

Absolutely. We only use Australian steel, and our structures are engineered to comply with Australian standards.

Can I get doors fitted to the carport?

Yes. We can fit standard garage doors or roller doors to fully enclose your carport if needed.

Are the gutters and drainage systems included?

If necessary, guttering and drainage can be added to direct water away from the structure. Speak to us about optional extras.

Is council approval required for a carport?

In most instances, no. But we handle all permissions and ensure regulations are met. We submit any plans to the council if needed.

How much maintenance does a carport need?

Our carports are low-maintenance. We recommend checking the fixings annually and re-tightening them if necessary. Hose down occasionally to remove dust and debris.

Will the concrete slab be included?

We can provide the concrete slab and prepare the site as part of the quoted cost. Subject to site inspection.

Is electric lighting included?

Lighting can be fitted as an optional extra during the installation process. Chat with us about adding this feature.

How is payment handled?

We take a deposit to cover materials, then balance payment once the installation is completed to your satisfaction.

Do you demolish and remove any existing structures?

Yes, we can remove old carports, garages, or materials and dispose of them appropriately.

Are the carports customisable?

Absolutely! We can customise with COLORBOND® steel in a wide range of colours to match your home. We also offer custom sizes.

Do you service commercial properties?

Yes, we do. Chat with us about carports for your business location, including staff parking areas.

Do you offer other services like patios or decking?

Yes. We construct a range of outdoor structures, including patios, decking and shade ports. Discover more on our website.

What safety features do your carports have?

Safety is paramount. Our structures are engineered to Australian standards and include features like box guttering to eliminate sharp edges.

How long have you been operating in Brisbane?

We’ve been installing carports in Brisbane and surrounds for over 10 years. We know the local climate, council regulations and can recommend the best solution.

Why choose Trusted Carports Brisbane?

We are fully licensed, have an excellent reputation and use quality Australian materials. Our experienced team strives for complete customer satisfaction.

Do you service regional areas?

In addition to the greater Brisbane region, we install carports throughout much of South East Queensland. Contact us to discuss your location.

What payment methods do you accept?

For your convenience, we accept all major payment types, including cash, credit card, EFTPOS, and bank transfer.

Is finance available for carports?

Yes. We partner with third parties to offer flexible financing options. You can pay off your carport over 12-24 months. Subject to approval criteria.

Do you have any special offers or discounts?

Yes! Ask our friendly team about our latest specials. We offer discounts for seniors, healthcare workers and new customers.

Where are you located, and what areas do you service?

Our office and showroom are located in McDougall Street, Milton, serving Brisbane’s northside, including Strathpine, North Lakes, and Pine Rivers area. We service wider Brisbane also.

Can I install a Colorbond patio to match my new carport?

Absolutely. We recommend installing both structures together for a cohesive look. Contact us about complimentary outdoor options.

When should I consider enclosing my carport?

Anytime, but especially if you are seeking extra secure storage or protection from heavy rain. Enclosing it also allows you to use the space more flexibly.

How long will my carport last?

We engineer our steel carports to be durable and last a minimum of 15 years in Brisbane’s sub-tropical climate. With care, they can last over 25 years.

What are carports made of?

Modern carports use Australian BlueScope Colorbond steel. Extremely strong, rust-resistant and available in a wide range of colours.

Will the carport provide full rain protection for my car?

Yes, our structures include box guttering and drainage systems to direct water runoff away from your vehicle. Fully protected.

Do I need specific vehicle measurements?

Yes, accurately measuring vehicles’ length and height ensures that your carport is appropriately sized. Include tow bars, too.

How do I know if I need council approval?

We’ll first review your site, location, and development regulations in your area. Then our team will advise if council applications are required.

Can I get a carport with a panel lift garage door?

Yes, you can. We recommend the PanelPro series of garage doors for carports. This provides greater strength, durability and lifting capacity.

What types of doors can be fitted?

We install roller doors, panel lift doors, tilt doors and standard swing doors on enclosures. Each has advantages, so discuss options with our team.

Do you need to pour new concrete for a carport?

Usually no. We can install it onto an existing slab or driveway as long as it’s level, clean and structurally sound.

How do I get vehicles in/out without a garage door?

We can create an open bay alongside the enclosure for easy vehicle access. Other options are tilt-up doors or removable bollards.

What are the best materials for a carport roof?

COLORBOND® steel is superior in strength, weather resistance, noise reduction, and a range of profiles/finishes. Polycarbonate is also an option.

How do you secure the posts in the concrete?

We set steel posts deep into footing holes and encase them in concrete to anchor them firmly. We also install tie-downs for extra strength.

Are there minimum boundary clearances for carports?

Yes, structures must allow sufficient space for maintenance access. Actual clearance varies by council. We handle all approval applications.

Can I extend the existing driveway for carport access?

Yes. We can extend your current driveway, widen it or add new crossovers subject to council regulations.

What design options are best for bushfire/flood zones?

For high-risk areas, we recommend fully enclosed designs, flame-resistant COLORBOND® steel, and minimal overhangs. Let us tailor a solution for you.

What are the key steps in your installation process?

Site measure > design/approvals > site prep > manufacture > delivery > construct > final inspection > completion.

How can I use my new carport space?

Endless options! Secure parking, storage for boats/caravans, workshop, entertaining, teenage retreat or granny flat conversion. Get creative!

How do I schedule a site visit and quote?

Simply call our team at 07 3132 2003 or use the online contact form to request a site visit. We’ll then provide a free quote for your consideration.