Choosing the right type of pergola
There are several types of pergola and each is suited for different structural needs. We offer a lean-to pergola, a shaded pergola and sided pergola. The first thing to consider is which is the right pergola for your garden. Measuring out the space you intend to place it in is the first step. You need to ensure you are accurate in your measurements. Consider the position of your pergola in terms of privacy, sun direction and ease of access as well as how you intend to secure it.
Why choose a pergola
Pergolas are great at creating shaded areas throughout your garden. They can shield from wind and sun as well as rain if you have an additional canopy. They can make a covered area for storing tools, furniture or children’s toys or can create an entrance or porchway near buildings. They also offer the perfect solution for an outdoor dining experience, creating shelter and comfort for a garden seating area.
Garden Pergola Ideas
You can create an amazing environment with pergolas especially with a few decorative elements. Add in furniture or modular kits to make a comfortable seating area. Add in decorative elements such as rugs, art or potted plants. Don’t forget to add some lighting or heating to make the space even more comfortable. They also make the perfect base for growing vined plants and are a beautiful contemporary feature. If you’d like more inspiration for your pergola, we have created our own guide for garden pergola ideas here.