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Your Easy Guide to Carports

3 August 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Carports

Are you tired of constantly battling the unpredictable weather and want a reliable solution to protect your beloved vehicle? Look no further than Totalspan carport kits – the practical and budget-friendly way to shield your wheels from the elements!

Carports are like superheroes for your car, providing an open-sided, yet protective structure that can be easily attached to your home or set up as a standalone wonder. They offer a haven from rain, snow, and those relentless sunbeams that can turn your car into a sweltering oven.

At Totalspan, we have the ultimate carport options tailored just for you! Whether you're a DIY enthusiast and want a carport kit to conquer or prefer to sit back and let the experts do the work, we've got your back.

What are the different types of carports?

Single Carport

Let's start with the sleek Single Carport, perfect for pampering your prized car or motorcycle. With dimensions of around 6L x 3.5W, this compact wonder packs a punch!

Double Carport

Introducing the mighty Double Carport, a dynamic duo that spans a cool 6L x 6W. Whether it's two cars, a car and a motorcycle, or your prized ride and a few toys, this versatile beast has room for it all!


Custom Designed Carports

Remember, we've got you covered with custom designs! If you can't find the perfect structure you're looking for on our website or in the catalogue, no need to fret! Our expert team will collaborate with you to bring your dream shed to life, tailored exactly to your needs and preferences!

From size, to multi-bay carports, to floating walls, added roller doors and more – we can custom design carports to ensure you get exactly what you need.

Multi-Bay Carport

Roller Door

Floating Walls

Caravan and Boat Shelters

We specialise in crafting custom caravan or boat shelters, tailored to accommodate the specific size and shape of your vessel or caravan, ensuring year-round protection. Our designs are highly adaptable, allowing you to construct a steel cover that seamlessly complements your property.

What's the difference between a Gable and Skillion Carport?

Gable Carport Kit

Picture a gable roof with two sloping sides, forming charming triangles at each end – that's the elegant Gable Carport. It's a timeless design you'd spot in traditional houses and buildings, making a classic and aesthetically pleasing statement.

Skillion (or Flat) Carport Kit

The Skillion Carport, also known as the monoslope or single-slope carport. With a roof that slopes in just one direction, it's like a cool flat roof with an incline. Can stand alone or be attached to the side of a house. Perfect for those who crave a contemporary touch and a unique vibe!

Do I need council approval for a carport?

So, let's talk about the rules, shall we? The thing is, they can be a bit like a wild rollercoaster, varying from state to state and council to council. 

But don't worry, we've got you covered! To find out what you need to do for your awesome project, your best bet is to check your States government website. Or easier still, call your local Totalspan team and they can talk you through the process!

What are the benefits of a carport?


Who says protecting your car has to break the bank? Enter the amazing world of carports, where cost-effectiveness meets convenience and style!

Carports are the savvy alternative to fully enclosed garages. Quick and easy to construct, these wonders of engineering bring a plethora of benefits, starting with their budget-friendly nature.


But wait, there's more! Carports are not just car-friendly; they're the superheroes of versatility. Embrace the power of a multi-functional carport, where parking your precious vehicle becomes just the beginning. With ample space for storage, a nifty workspace, or even a chill-out zone for fun and games, carports are the ultimate transformers!

DIY Carport Kits

Our carport kits are a dream for DIY lovers, giving you the freedom to build and customise your car's new abode. With easy-to-follow instructions and top-notch materials, you'll have a carport that suits your style and fits like a glove.

Prefer to leave it to the pros? No worries! Our team of skilled builders is ready to craft a carport that perfectly complements your property and meets all your vehicle-saving needs.

Interested in a quote or more information on Totalspan carport kits? Call us on 1300 15 15 25 or fill in an online quote request.

Who can? Totalspan!