Custom carport kits
With Softwoods, you can customise your carport kit to suit your needs, with variable heights, lengths and widths to fit all kinds of vehicles. Not only can we tailor specifically to your needs, but all Softwoods carport kits are designed and manufactured in Australia to look great & are built to stand up to Australian conditions.
All timber, fittings, guttering, roofing and even screening materials if required can be included in your kit. Components are designed to go together easily and safely with no special tools required. Detailed instructions are included with the complete kit, and the Softwoods team are always on hand should you have any questions.
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Timber For Carports
When selecting timber supplies, it’s important that you purchase the right species for the job. We stock the most popular and reliable timber range available.
Clear Treated Pine
Clear treated pine provides the same excellent colour and performance as treated pine decking but without the presence of knots or the greenish hue of CCA treatment that can cause discoloration. It has a density rating of 550, a toughness rating of L and a durability class of 1, with colour variations ranging from pale straw to yellow. It is highly popular and affordable, being one of our best selling decking options. This decking material is known for its exceptional stain-taking ability, sturdiness and durability.
Kapur, a hardwood decking board, is imported from Indonesia. It is a DAR board, with slightly rounded corners on all four sides. Kapur boasts a density rating of 750, a toughness rating of M and a durability class of 2, making it suitable for above ground use. It has a WPR colour profile, which typically appears as a light reddish-brown hue with a slight paleness. Kapur is an excellent value decking board that delivers optimal performance, showcasing a beautiful grain pattern and colour.
Ironbark, an Australian Eucalypt hardwood selectively sourced from NSW and QLD, produces highly durable decking boards. These boards are DAR products with a density rating of 1100, a toughness rating of H and a durability class of 1. Their colour profile varies with a WRB rating, with hues typically ranging from light grey, red to dark brown.
Spotted Gum is an Australian hardwood selectively harvested from NSW and QLD for its distinct spotted appearance. Spotted Gum decking is DAR finished, offering high durability with a density rating of 1100, a toughness rating of H and a durability class of 1 for above ground use. These boards have a brown colour profile, with variations ranging from light to dark and boast a unique wavy pattern in the timber grain.
Tallow Wood is another type of selectively harvested Australian Eucalypt hardwood from South East Queensland. It is also produced as a DAR board, with a density rating of 1000, a toughness rating of M and a durability class of 1. Tallow Wood usually has a light coloured yellow-brown appearance.
Blackbutt is another selectively harvested Australian Eucalypt hardwood sourced from NSW and QLD. It is produced as a DAR decking board, boasting a density rating of 900, a toughness rating of M and a durability class of 1 for above ground use. This hardwood has a blonde or pale colour profile.
Jarrah is another type of selectively harvested Australian Eucalypt hardwood, sourced from WA, Victoria and the Northern Territory. It is produced as a DAR decking board with a density rating of 800, a toughness rating of L and a durability class of 2. Jarrah decking has a vibrant red/brown colour profile, making it an aesthetically appealing option for a deck.
Merbau is an imported hardwood decking option, hailing from Indonesia. This type of decking is available in 90mm and 140mm wide boards and is produced as a DAR board, sometimes featuring a reeded surface on one face. With a density rating of 850, a toughness rating of M and a durability class of 1 for above ground use, Merbau performs exceptionally well. It has a distinct deep red-brown colour profile, although it may exhibit some tannin bleed when first unpacked.
River Reds are an Australian hardwood Eucalypt variety, selectively harvested from WA, NSW and QLD. They are manufactured as DAR decking boards, with a density rating of 900, a toughness rating of L and a durability class of 2. River Reds come in a diverse range of shades from deep to light red and brown, making them an excellent choice for adding contrast and variation to any deck.
Carport Kit Inclusions
All DIY carport kits are delivered with a complete inventory of required materials and step by step instructions for the specifications of your project. If you get stuck along the way, we’re only a call or email away.
All brackets, fixings + fasteners
We carefully pack the right size and number of accessories for your structure.
Plans + elevations for submission to your council or shire
Plans are included to help you gain council approval before you build.
Posts, joists + bearers
These are all cut to size based on your specific project.
Your choice of timber finish
Select a timber treatment or finish for a specific look.