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Carport design

How much do carports (by different designs) cost?

  • R300R1000 / sqm
    Carport — flat roof design
  • R450R600 / sqm
    Carport — a-frame pitched
  • R200R600 / sqm
    Carport — shade net
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How much can you expect to pay for carports (by different designs)?

To make your decision easier, we have made a list of all the important prices and fees associated with carports (by different designs), together with detailed descriptions, so you'll know what is included in the price.


Carport — flat roof design

  • R300R1000 / sqm

A carport with a flat roof is a modern type of carport. While the roof itself is completely flat, it must be installed at an angle to allow for the rain water to run off. The framework of the carport can be made either of metal or wood. For the roof, usually galvanized roof sheeting, chroma-deck sheeting, or polycarbonate plastic is used. A flat-roof carport can be up to 50% more expensive than a more traditional pitched carport. The cost of a flat-roof carport typically runs from R300 / sqm to R1000 / sqm, averaging at R650 / sqm.

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Carport — a-frame pitched

  • R450R600 / sqm

An a-frame or pitched carport is a carport with a traditional type of roof, usually with two slopes of the same pitch on either side. The framework of the carport can be made either of metal or wood. For the roof, usually galvanized roof sheeting, chroma-deck sheeting, or polycarbonate plastic is used. For a pitched (a-frame) carport, expect to pay between R450 / sqm and R600 / sqm.

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Carport installation

  • R150R190 / sqm

Price of carport installation per square metre. Installation cost depends on the chosen material (steel, aluminium, wood), whether you need to install any electricity or other features. Prices also vary from installer to installer. Carport installation costs range between R150 / sqm and R190 / sqm with an average of R170 / sqm.

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Carport — shade net

  • R200R600 / sqm

Shade ports are a cost-effective alternative to traditional solid carports, made of metal or wood. Instead of sheeting, they use a shade netting made from high-density polyethylene, which is a light-weight yet robust material. The framework is usually made of steel and can rest on four columns, two columns (cantilever) or be be mounted into a wall. Shadeports also come in different sizes and configurations. They are usually sized to the number of carports they can hold: single (2,5x5m), double (5x5m) and triple (7,5x5m). The average cost of a shade-net carport is R400 / sqm, or typically between R200 / sqm and R600 / sqm.

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Recent jobs for carports (by different designs)

Shade net carport

  • City or suburb: Retreat, Cape Town
  • Number of cars: 1 car
  • Carport use: Private
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

6x3 meter Louvre port. I need an aluminium port that can tilt open and close. I need it to be flexible so that I can regulate the amount of sunlight coming in. I have an exiting carport but require an extention behind it. I have a drive trough garage so this is needed behind it. It will be anchored against the house on the one side but I will need to supporting poles on the fence side.

Solid roof carport

  • City or suburb: Die Heuwel
  • Number of cars: Custom size (trucks, vans, etc.)
  • Carport use: Commercial
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

Scope of work 1. Build a carport (Roofing to store rotable equipment), 2. Size is 15m x 6m, 3. Roofing to tie in with current building, 4. No paving is needed under roofing. Quotation to include the following; 1. Roofing (Steel, sheets ext), 2. Paint (undercoat & final coat), 3. Cement (how many bags you will need), 4. Scaffolding (If you do not supply please inform me), 5. Consumables, 6. Travelling to Tweefontein, 7. Estimated time to complete project.

Solid roof carport

  • City or suburb: Vorna Valley Midrand
  • Number of cars: Custom size (trucks, vans, etc.)
  • Carport use: Private
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

Hi. Trust you are well. I require a quote on a carport for the porch area as indicated in the photos. Area approximate size about 4m x 5m. I stay in a complex so estatically it needs to comply with the attached already installed at another unit. (just the 3 grey borders around the edges). Down pipe for water is also a requirement. Thank you

Solid roof carport

  • City or suburb: Table View
  • Number of cars: 1 car
  • Carport use: Private
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

Good day, hope all is well. We are trying to find a company that would be able to provide a drawn up plan to redo a carport's roofing and a patio area with a supported quotation to show how much it would work out if one were to go ahead with the plan post-approval. Would you be able to assist with such a project?

Solid roof carport

  • City or suburb: Hurst Hill
  • Number of cars: 2 cars
  • Carport use: Private
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

We require a quotation for a fixed-roof carport, with, preferrably translucent carbon-fibre roof sheeting, for 2 cars. Alternatively, please provide us with a quotation of a shadeport, covering 2 cars. We are not yet sure when such a project would start as one has to get used to a missing large, pine tree which had fulfilled the above requirements. ( protection and shade )

Shade net carport

  • City or suburb: Hursthill
  • Number of cars: 2 cars
  • Carport use: Private
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

We require a quotation for a fixed-roof carport, with, preferrably translucent carbon-fibre roof sheeting, for 2 cars. Alternatively, please provide us with a quotation of a shadeport, covering 2 cars. We are not yet sure when such a project would start as one has to get used to a missing large, pine tree which had fulfilled the above requirements. ( protection and shade )

Solid roof carport

  • City or suburb: Durban North
  • Number of cars: 1 car
  • Carport use: Private
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

Could I get a quote to put up an IBR Car single port and a quote to put up a single n aluminium car port so I can compare the costs. I need the person to come and see me as I live in a complex and the car port I want to put up myst look like all the others here. I have the architects measurements to work on.

Solid roof carport

  • City or suburb: Uitenhage
  • Number of cars: Custom size (trucks, vans, etc.)
  • Carport use: Private
  • Estimated project start: 1–3 months

It is more of a shade similar to a carport. It is for my back yard. plus-minus 6m long by 3,5m wide. I am basically looking at covering the space between the two washing poles. The length between the poles is 7.7m – so 8m. The width is between 3.5 to 4m. Basically a carport structure – see examples further below. Not too sure but the sheets must let light through for clothing on the line.

Shade net carport

  • City or suburb: Garden Route, Groot Brakrivier
  • Number of cars: 2 cars
  • Carport use: Private
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

I need a shade net carport that can accommodate 2 cars, dimensions 7m (width) x 5.7m (depth) x 3m (entry height) . It will be free standing, i.e. no attachments to any buildings, all four sides should be secured to the ground. The structure must be made from galvanised steel. The net should additionally cover 3 of the four sides to form an enclosed structure (only the entry point should be open) The carport needs to be removable and must be able to be resurrected at a new location at a later stage. Please provide a quote that specifies the following components separately: (1) Frame structure, (2) Net, (3) Assembly.

Solid roof carport

  • City or suburb: Chelmsfordville
  • Number of cars: Custom size (trucks, vans, etc.)
  • Carport use: Private
  • Estimated project start: Within a month

9.3m long x 5.3m wide awning. Steel support members must be galvanized with white powder coat. Chromodek sheeting in white. One corner may be supported by exterior walls of house. All other corners require supports. A midspan support one side may be provided by the external walls of house. A freestanding mid-span support will be acceptable. 4 freestanding supports are envisaged.