Patio, in Australia, generally refers to the undercover area which houses the BBQ and outdoor dining setting, traditionally, behind the residence. A patio is an outdoor area also referred to as a ‘courtyard’, generally used for dining and leisure.
A patio often connects parts of a house and is often paved. Patio may also refer to an undercover central courtyard (similar to Spanish architectural style dwellings).
Outdoor dining areas in moderate climates, also referred to as al fresco dining areas, are popular in summer months when temperatures and weather are most favourable. Al fresco, is a casual dining style that is popular for outdoor entertaining.
In order to accommodate the social activity associated with al fresco dining, some city councils have passed regulations permitting it in public areas.
Decks in conjunction with Balinese Patios extends the luxurious indoors to same level outdoors living and presents an unforgettable Al Fresco dining area.