Have you been thinking of constructing a gazebo in your backyard? Purchasing a pre-built gazebo can be very expensive. You will also be unable to choose the size and shape of your gazebo as per your exact requirements. The gazebo could also be missing some of the accessories you need. Buying a gazebo will seriously narrow down your options.
Do not fall for free gazebo plans because there is a good reason why these newer guides charge you for their information. That is because you can save much more money than the price of the guide.
3) Potentially on the downside you will have to construct it yourself. But this is also much easier then you might think. The pieces can be pre-cut to the correct size, so you are not having to guess. It is all nicely structured and laid out for you.
4) Choose a plan that uses concrete for mounting and post anchors for securing your structure. If you are located in a freeze zone, the footings need to be at least six inches below the frost line. A good plan will have different weather zones outlined that will explain this. It will further offer the importance of leveling and plumbing the exact measurements of the posts in order for the structure to fit together evenly.
There are three vital elements in a building project: building a strong foundation, layout and design. Use old gazebo plans to help design the gazebo in your mind and on paper. Those plans and gazebo blueprints will guide your project as you list tools, equipment and materials. Good carpentry skills let you work on the large gazebo project. Have dependable helpers or skilled workers on call for some of the tasks requiring two or more people. Make the work go faster and easier by following your plans.
Your free gazebo plan will include a complete set of drawings and detailed instructions for building the gazebo. You can choose to build it yourself, or hire a professional team to do it for you. When you choose a free gazebo plan, you can customize your gazebo to your exact specifications.
Your next step should be mixing the concrete and standing up the posts. This will be the most fun part. Who doesn’t like to mix cement? The kids will probably want to help you out with this, so be careful. It will take at least two people to stand up the posts. You will need one person to hold the post and one person to shovel the concrete into the hole.
Anyway, it is up to whether to do the project yourself or hire a contractor. If you think that you possess the knowledge and skills for the job, you may do it yourself. However, if you have not built a gazebo before, it is better to call a professional for help.
Then again, budget is also a crucial factor to consider. You should determine how much you can spend on the gazebo construction. If you want to have bigger savings, you should get a plan with quotes and lists of recommended retailers. This way, you will be able to compare prices of different supplies.
Another factor to consider is the location of your gazebo. Will it be situated near your flower garden or near your pool? Do you plan to match your gazebo to the theme of your garden or will you redo your entire garden just for the sake of your hot tub gazebo project? Since your gazebo will have a hot tub in the middle and a few electrical appliances, you also need to consider plumbing, electrical wirings, ventilation and the Jacuzzi pump. Don’t forget to also take note of additions like hooks for clothing, sitting areas outside the tub, towel storage areas and others.