The verandah started going up last week. The front and side verandah are part of the Harkaway package, the verandah over the rear deck our builder is supplying. The side verandah is just low enough that we don’t need railings on the side, but we do at the back. The verandah posts are square rather than turned/decorative. When our builder asked if we wanted turned instead we couldn’t remember why we chose square. But having reconsidered that question now, we think it was partly to keep costs down, but also to keep our options open for the verandah frieze, which we will install ourselves.