Home Design Guides: Pergola
Like most things to do with homes, there are plenty of different design options available when you're planning a pergola. Find out more about the different types and materials you might want to consider.
The materials you choose to use in the construction of your pergola will affect how durable and long wearing it is, and how well it will complement the other parts of your home's exterior.
While pergolas are fairly simple structures, there are still a few things to consider if you want to ensure that your pergola is structurally sound, safe from weather and termite damage, and appropriately built.
If they're planned right, pergolas are a great way to manage how much sun hits your home - which can take a big bite out of your heating or cooling bills.
Planning a pergola? Download and run through our checklist first, to make sure you've got a good idea of what you need to be thinking about.
Steel and aluminium are commonly used as roof or wall cladding for pergolas and gazebos. They offer great protection from the elements, are long-wearing and can improve looks in a number of ways.