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Custom Timber Pergolas Melbourne

Pergolas are roofless structures that can bring shade and character to a featureless backyard. It can bring a fantastic sense of ambiance to any space, and you can enhance the look with garden furniture or attractive planting. Pergolas are most commonly constructed of new or recycled timber, steel or aluminium or concrete, and feature open rafters or battens and shade cloth. A popular choice is an added wire support so you can grow vines or other climbing plants, which both look fantastic and contribute shade.

Pergolas are functional in that they make garden maintenance easier, and they increase your outdoor living space year-round. The structures can be as ornate or as simple as you choose, and you can customise them to suit your needs.

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Custom Pergola Designs

Whatever look you want to create for your backyard, we can help. Browse the photo gallery for inspiration or simply let us know what you’re looking for. Whether you’re hoping for trailing vines on a rustic recycled wood structure, or a modern, streamlined poolside pergola, we can provide it.

A pergola can be freestanding or attached to your house, so there are a few things that you need to consider before you choose what you want it to be made of. You will need to consider how much sun or shade you want on the patio below, as this will determine the roof beam materials and the orientation you choose for the pergola. You also need to think about maintenance and the climate of where you live, when deciding what to build a structure from.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What maintenance is required for my pergola?2020-07-13T23:28:04+10:00

As a minimum, you should re-paint every 10 years and re-stain every 5 years.

Do you build steel pergolas?2020-07-13T23:27:39+10:00

Yes we do. All our steel pergolas are supplied by Stratco.

Do I need a building permit for my pergola?2020-07-13T23:27:13+10:00

Pergolas under 20 square metres typically do not need a building permit however other items such as planning and or build over easement may need to be considered.

Can I have my pergola stained or painted?2020-07-13T23:26:41+10:00

Yes, we can either stain or paint your pergola or an option to combine both.

What are other options can I add to my pergola?2020-07-13T23:26:05+10:00

Additional options include timber battens of various sizes, type and spacings. Other options include shade cloth, stainless steel wire or rusted metal panels.

What spacings are the rafters set at?2020-07-13T23:25:33+10:00

This is a personal choice depending on your requirement, typically though from 500mm through to 1200mm.

What size posts can I use?2020-07-13T23:25:06+10:00

Anywhere form 90mm through to 300mm for a much chunkier look.

What type of timber do you use for the posts?2020-07-13T23:24:39+10:00

Cypress pine however many other types of timber are available on request.

What type of timber do you use in building my pergola?2020-07-13T23:24:08+10:00

Most people use treated pine however there are many options including KD hardwood, other hardwood and recycled timber.

How much will my pergola cost?2020-07-13T23:23:25+10:00

Pergolas tend to be cheaper than verandahs due to not having a roof. Prices will vary though due to size, type of timber, other additions, painting or staining, etc.

What is a pergola?2020-07-13T23:21:03+10:00

A pergola is a timber or steel structure that has no roof typically with rafters and other features only.

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