To assist you with a price estimate, we include the following information for your convenience.
It is also important to remember that any pergola over 20 metres square will, by law require a local council permit. This can add substantially to the overall cost of your project. We advise you contact your local council for permit costs, or we can do this for you.
We recently constructed a pergola that was 4.2 metres long and 5.3 metres wide for a client as follows;
- the existing dwelling was of brick construction with metal faciers (metal faciers generally require strengthening in the roof with backing timbers in order to hold the additional weight of the pergola beams).
- the pergola was constructed from kiln-dried treated pine to ensure durability and to be long lasting.
- the pergola included high quality oregon facia timber and treated pine posts mounted on steel styrups ( we needed to construct deep foundations due to sandy soil on the construction site).
- all rafters were securely bolted with steel angle brackets to ensure the structure will remain extremely strong for many years. (This is generally not required, although it is standard procedure with our quality constructions – we do a job once and do it very well).
- roofing was a combination of clear and colored polycarbonate.
- guttering and downpipes were included to ground level.
The cost to our very happy client was $4,200
Her additional costs included:
- Painting – undercoat and two top-coats $500 plus paint cost
- Plumbing works to connect the downpipe to the stormwater system, $200
A grand total of $4900, which our client eagerly accepted.
Our clients are consultated at each stage of the construction, as the end product is for YOU THE CLIENT, not the builder.