The garden designer who came suggested we could locate the pergola close to the house and as it would be over the patio, we need only to walk out of the house and we would be under it. We thought that was a good idea. Or, we he suggested we could situate the pergola in the middle of the lawn area, and have it as a place to relax under. Either way, the idea was to cover the wooden structure in foliage, and both situations would good to us.
I know how to figure out my levels and dimensions. I am totally au fait with which nuts, bolts and screws to use and where to position them. The type of wood to employ is important aesthetically as well as practically, depending on the style of structure envisioned. There is always a cure for any unexpected contingency and actually makes the whole process of working from pergola plans significantly more enjoyable.
If you should decide that you do not want to take on the task of trying to build a pergola yourself, get a couple of friends to help you. It really is easy, and won’t take long with a little help.
Location of pergola
I did not realize there are so many different designs of pergolas, and it would take a brochure to describe them all. Given there was so much choice, I suggested that we phone the local garden centre and ask for someone to come to see us and give us some ideas about what type of pergola would look best in our garden. We did not want anything with lots of curves, nor anything too big. A smaller size would not only be cheaper to buy, but would look better for us.
When you look up the internet for pergola plans, you will find a lot of information about them from the experts. Vendors also display images and videos of various designs too. However, you will need to make your choices based on 3 important factors:
Pergola plans have almost transformed my existence. I am 82 years old and loving every moment of constructing new outbuildings and garden furniture. I may not be so nimble as once I was but I can put together a pergola or gazebo far more quickly than any single one of my grandchildren.
Let’s face it, building your pergola from pergola plans will save you up to 80% over hiring a contractor. And a pergola isn’t that difficult to construct yourself, even if you’ve never done it before. All you need are good pergola plans.
I was glad I chose to have a professional set of outdoor pergola plans, and the result for us was a well built and solid pergola, which I am sure will last for many years to come.