At Oak Frames Direct, we are proud to be able to call ourselves experts in the timber construction industry, and we are happy to be able to supply pergolas to all of our customers across the UK. As such, we can also explain what they are and their uses to those who have never owned or seen one before, but are thinking of creating a new feature for their property.
A pergola is an outdoor structure that consists of column legs built to support an open roof grid. This roofing grid may then be left open, or covered with something else to provide a sheltered area for a deck or patio. They can come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common is a square or long rectangular shape, and they can be attached to the side of a property or stand alone as a separate garden structure.
What is the Purpose of a Pergola?
A pergola is good for many things, but they are most often used to provide partial shade and help to create an outdoor living space in a garden. Unlike gazebos, they do not have a solid roof, so a homeowner may either choose to cover their beams themselves, or leave them open.
Some owners may also incorporate their purchase into their gardening, as the columns and beams make a wonderful space for climbing plants such as vines and roses to flourish. If left to continue growing, it can often lead to the plant overtaking the structure entirely, creating a green canopy that can make a wonderful sitting area on a hot summer day.
If you would like to know more about some of the points of having a pergola, get in touch with us today. Our friendly staff will be happy to discuss our products with you, as well as detail some of their uses.
What are the Benefits?
Alongside their uses as a gardening aid, there are a number of other benefits that pergolas provide. The first of these is that, owing to their versatile nature, they can add charm and character to your property, no matter what style it is. Your new purchase should blend in with the rest of your home, making it look more attractive and potentially adding value if you choose to sell it in the future.
Another benefit is that they provide partial shade for your garden, while still remaining an open structure. This not only allows for air to pass through and create a comfortable breeze, it also gives the impression of there being more space in your garden then if you had installed a structure such as a gazebo.
Pergolas also have the advantage of being both cheaper to purchase than gazebos and easier to build. The latter of these points means that you will have a new focal point for your garden in a shorter space of time, and can have it ready and waiting for sunny weather sooner. You will also be saving yourself the time it would normally take to build a more complicated structure, as well as money in the costs associated with building.
What are Pergolas Made of?
Pergola designs can be made from a number of materials and it is down to the personal taste of the owner as to which they will pick for their property. Modern designs can be made from a range of materials, from uPVC to metal. Some may even be designed with brick columns and beams made from other materials, to create a uniquely beautiful feature for their home.
The most traditional material used for pergolas is wood, with several different types of wood proving the most popular. If you know that you would like to build a garden structure but you are not sure which kind of wood to use for a pergola, contact us today and we will be able to help you with your decision.
We Sell Wooden Pergolas and Pergola Kits
At Oak Frames Direct, we are delighted to be able to provide high quality Douglas fir timber and oak frame pergolas for our customers. All of our products are sustainably sourced and we can offer as many as you need to fill the space available in your garden.
If you wish to see what our pergolas look like before you make your purchase, please take a look at our page.
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We are passionate about what we do, and we want our customers to enjoy their purchases as much as we enjoy making them. Because of this, you will never get a product from us that is anything less than high quality. We even have a Q-Mark from Exova BM TRADA to prove that we do everything we can to keep to the highest professional standards possible.
Call Oak Frames Direct today and place an order for your very own oak or timber frame pergola, and let us give your property the look you want at a price that will suit your budget.
Darren Hook has been in the Oak Framed Building industry for over 30 years. He took over the business from his father and has been the driving force behind acquiring Trada Q-Mark certification. He has a lifelong love for traditional and sustainable building methods.