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Pergola Construction

Pergola Construction

What do you know about pergola construction? It’s important to do your homework before starting to build your own pergola and taking responsibility as owner builder NSW to make sure it meets your needs and will be durable. It’s better to build it right the first time than to have to alter or relocate your pergola.

OK, you have a great outdoor area or your are considering your design of an outdoor area but, do you have adequate shade? After building hundreds of Pergolas in Florida, we at Outdoor Living are considered experts in design and construction of pergolas and would like to share some valuable insight into what you should know when considering building a pergola in Florida.

Three important factors to consider regarding Pergolas are:

1). Placement – try not to design anything that will impede with your view of any windows – the typical lowest height is 8′-6″ and many bay windows are much higher. Also, remember that you need to place columns in the ground or attach to you home. The columns should not be in any current or future walk ways.

2). Materials – Most building contractors oxford use pressure treated pine wood for the structure since it has to withstand the elements. You can use Cedar, but it can add 20% to 30% more to your cost. Columns can be made of wood, concrete and high density polymer. Always remember that it can be finished with accent tiles or other custom treatments to make it look and fell like your “own”

3). No Rain Protection – Timber pergolas Perth offer a beautiful addition to your home but do not protect you from the rain. Awnings or other materials can be added to afford some protection but it is not the same as having a roof.

Pergolas can be are a great way to add more usable space to your existing home. Always remember, use a licensed builders for any construction to ensure that you get what you pay for…

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