A timber pergola can be the perfect addition to your backyard. We get contacted all the time for either DIY or people looking to contract us in to get the job done. Its a very complexe job and takes hours of skilled labour to get he job done and we get many questions before we start the job so instead of answering them every time we get a new inquiry we decided to put together a guide for each and every step we take when making your dream timber pergola.
This guide will show you how we design and install your dream pergola in this 14 step guide. You'll learn all about the different types of timber available, how we choose the right size and style for your needs, and the best way to install it so that it will last for years to come.
We will in great detail over 13 different steps show you exactly how and what we need to do to design and install your dream timber pergola.
When it comes to purchasing the necessary materials and tools for your pergola, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, you need to make sure that you have all of the necessary tools. This includes a saw, a drill, a Hammer, screws, nails, and so on. Secondly, you need to make sure that you purchase the right type of timber. There are many different types of timber available, so make sure that you do your research and purchase the right type for your needs. Finally, you need to make sure that you purchase enough materials. This includes enough timber for the posts, beams, rafters, and so on.
When it comes to getting the correct material and figuring out the correct deisgns here are some points that might help :
Can I just sort my pergola through bunnings? Bunnings would be a great place to look for all the material as they generally have everything needed and in different types of timber too. We personaly use our own local supplies as there quility of timber is much superior to the materials bunnings would have. You want quilty material that will last the test of time, and thats not always garentued with bunnings timber and materials
Can I just buy a free standing pergola kit from bunnings? Yes but we do not recommend this as the timber will most likely be of a lower quality and it will not be made to measure. This means that it might not fit your backyard properly and you could run into issues down the line. It is always better to get a pergola custom made so that it fits your backyard perfectly and is made with high-quality materials.
Can I just buy a stratco pergola kit? Yes, stratco pergola kit pergolas are very popular right now. But we don't recommend this since the wood will most likely be of lesser quality and not made to measure. This means that if you try to install it yourself, you might not be able to get it in correctly and run into problems later on. It's always preferable to have a pergola custom-made so that it fits your backyard area precisely and is made with better materials.
How do I figure out the best design for my pergola? This is a great question that we often hear. There are many different designs for pergolas, so it can be tough to choose the right one. The best way to find the right design for your pergola is to look at some of the different designs available and then decide which one would be best for your needs. You can
Can I just buy a pre-existing pergola and move into my backyard? There are a few reasons why we do not recommend this. First, the pergola will be made of lower quality materials and it might not fit your backyard properly. Second, the pergola will not be installed by a professional and this could cause problems with the installation. It is always better to get a pergola custom made
How much should I expect to pay for a pergola in melbourne? Whats the standard rate? The average price for a pergola in Melbourne is $3000. This price can range depending on the size, design, and materials used. We recommend getting in touch with us and getting a quote for an exact price.
okay, after reading all that I would rather get a builder like SD built to come make my pergola! How do I organise that?... It's simple, simply call us up; give us some routh dimetnions and from there we will organise a time to come out and check out the area, take some measurements and have a look at what you are wanting from your pergola. After that, we will go away and put together a quote for you.
But if you still want to the know the exact proccess we take to build your dream pergola read on........
When cutting the lumber, make sure that you are using a sharp saw blade. This will give you a cleaner and straighter cut. Also, when measuring the timber, use a tape measure instead of a ruler. This will give you more accurate measurements.
Align the posts of the pergola in a straight line. YOu do this because you want your pergola to look level and symmetrical.
Place the posts in holes that have been dug at least 30cm deep. The depth of the hole will depend on the height of the pergola.
It is important to make sure that the posts of the pergola are plumb. This can be done by using a level or a plumb line. Once the posts are plumb, you can then secure them in place with concrete.
After the concrete has dried, you can then attach the beams to the posts. Make sure that the beams are level and plumb before attaching them.
When attaching the beams, it is important to make sure that they are level and plumb. This can be done by using a level or a plumb line. Once the beams are level and plumb, you can then attach them to the posts with screws or nails.
After the beams are in place, you can then attach the rafters to them. Make sure that the rafters are level and plumb before attaching them.
When attaching the rafters, it is important to make sure that they are level and plumb. This can be done by using a level or a plumb line. Once the rafters are level and plumb, you can then attach them to the beams with screws or nails.
After the rafters are in place, you can then install the roofing material. This can be done by using screws or nails. Make sure that the roofing material is level and plumb before attaching it.
After the roofing material is in place, you can then attach the facia boards. Facia boards are horizontal boards that go around the perimeter of the pergola.
You can then attach the gutter to the facia board. The gutter will help to collect rainwater and direct it away from the pergola.
The downspouts will help to direct the water away from the pergola and onto the ground.
Once the rafters are in place, you can then add cross braces for additional support. Cross braces are a great way to add extra support to your pergola. They can be used to help stabilize the pergola and keep it from wobbling or swaying in the wind . Cross braces can be attached to the beams and posts with screws or nails.
Once the pergola is complete, you can then add any decorative elements that you desire. This can include plants, lights, curtains, and so on.
Now that your pergola is complete, you can sit back and enjoy it. You can use it as a relaxing place to read a book, have a picnic, or just enjoy the outdoors.
Now that you know the process of constructing a timber pergola, it’s time to get started on your own! Our team of experts are here to help you every step of the way. Whether you need help designing your pergola or you need assistance with installation, we’re here to help. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!