Curved verandah rafters

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Why use Lyrebird verandah rafters?


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Why build a bullnose verandah?

  • Reduce your electricity bills for good - With electricity costs set to rise considerably, it's a smart move to give your air conditioner a rest and rely on more sustainable ways to cool your home. Once installed, your bullnose verandah won't cost you an arm and a leg every month like your air conditioner might!

  • Bullnose verandahs provide very effective insulation - The curve of a bullnose verandah cuts off direct sunlight and weather into your rooms. As a result, rooms behind a bullnose verandah remain surprisingly cool - even on notoriously hot Australian summer days.

  • Add real dollar value to your home - Adding a classic Australian bullnose verandah will add real value to your home, as it provides a pleasing outdoor living area that can be used by all the family. 

  • Bullnose verandahs are beautiful - Architecturally, the bullnose verandah is a lovely feature and will enhance the asthetics of your home.

  • Environmentalists say that every home in Australia should have solar panels, a water tank and a bullnose verandah. 

"The best thing is that everything you could think of needing to install our bullnose verandah was thought of and included in the price, which was very reasonable."
Rob Bamford, Lyrebird customer

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Lyrebird's curved verandah rafters



Standard Verandah Rafters | Bullnose Verandas | Verandah Roof | Verandah Designs | Bullnose Roofing | DIY Verandah  


Are you a builder looking for materials? Looking at your own DIY verandah project?


We're happy to help you obtain quotes from your local timber yard for all of our bullnose verandah products. Just contact us and we'll supply a verandah rafter plan that will comply to building code so that you're clear on how it all fits together.


We can also help you obtain a DIY verandah building kit, including a quantified Bill of Materials,


which lists everything you need for your bullnose verandah - that's all the rafters, framing, bolts, iron, etc. - so that your bullnose verandah project can get up and running quickly and easily.


Typical information that we require to provide a verandah rafter plan for your bullnose verandah

  • Length of the verandah along the house, and width from the house to the outside of the verandah beam
  • Height against the wall of the house. 
  • A drawing or sketch is very helpful, e.g. does the verandah go around a corner?
  • We can then calculate the rafter radius that you'll need for best looks and to provide for proper water run-off.

Download our brochure - "How to Build a Bullnose Verandah"


Download Product BrochuresBest practice in building a bullnose verandah. We have developed simple instructions, with explanatory diagrams to help you build your bullnose verandah well. Perfect for DIY verandah jobs. 



We can give you expert advice and provide many free resources and guides to ensure that your DIY verandah project doesn't end up a disaster! It's all part of our exceptional service.



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From  DREARY                                          to  DELIGHTFUL

This Half-Bullnose Window Canopy (2.9x0.9m) + Half-Bullnose Verandah (3.2x1.6m) were installed / built in 10 hours

by 2 handy-men, from Lyrebird Complete Kits! 


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Don't let this happen to your roof!
The "Fastest Way" to build a Bullnose Verandah!
Work in progress on a renovation job
Bullnose hip and valley

Why use Lyrebird verandah rafters? 

Lyrebird are the highest quality verandah rafter manufacturers in the industry

Lyrebird Enterprises were the first to manufacture bullnose, concave and convex verandah rafters to building code. The unique features of our bullnose verandah rafters mean less cutting and fiddly work and thus make for the fastest way to build a bullnose verandah.

Our rafters are:

  • Made from better than F8/MGP12 radiata pine - Giving you structurally sound AND visually appealing verandah rafters

  • Fingerjoined for superior strength - Ensuring that your bullnose verandah or arch withstands the test of time AND weather

  • Specially designed for fast fixing to the fascia beam - So that you can get the job done quickly AND well

  • Designed and tested to meet and exceed requirements for SAA codes:

    • AS1170 Part 1: SAA Loading Code
    • AS1720: Timber Structures Code
    • AS4055: 1992 Wind Loads for Housing

Lyrebird are leaders in the industry


Lyrebird have been at the forefront of new verandah design for the last 30 years. Some of our unique designs include the half bullnose verandah rafter, Smart-Arch Truss, and Smart-Park carport designs, as well as dozens of original frieze and balustrade designs.


"Thank you once again for renewing our faith that there are suppliers still to be found that offer good old fashioned workmanship, prompt delivery and backup advice when required."
K & H Donald, more satisfied Lyrebird customers.

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Another spectacular use of bullnose rafters

A true South Australian Heritage type bullnose verandah
A cool entry under a Half-Bullnose verandah roof
Bullnose verandah curved flashing & capping

Need detailed information?
For architects, draftsmen and council building inspectors, we have a range of literature, span tables and other helpful how-to information.
The 4 main types of curved roofs - Bullnose, concave, convex and ogee
There's a bullnose verandah to suit any home
Fast construction, handsome look, they must be Lyrebird rafters!