OUR PERGOLA Services
Extend your living space with a pergola. With pergolas coming in many designs, it means you can have one built that complements both your home and lifestyle.
Pergolas, unlike verandahs, can be stand alone garden features. They are a great solution when you want to have an outdoor entertaining room away from your main room. For example, next to your swimming pool or spa.
However, pergolas can also be attached to your home. They usually have an open air roof but can have a solid roof to protect you and your family from the weather. This includes hot summer days or cold wet winters that Melbourne is famous for.
As part of our service we sit down with you to discuss the options available for your new outdoor space. By doing this, you are able make the best decision possible about the design of your new pergola, based on your lifestyle, space available and of course your budget.
Importantly, our pergolas are designed and built to last. This means you know you will be enjoying your pergola with family and friends for many years to come.
how to get started with your new pergola
When it comes to building your new pergola there are lots of designs to choose from. There are a lot of things to think about before you make the final decision about what type of pergola best suits your circumstances.
Here are a few things you should consider:
1. ATTACHED OR FREE STANDING PERGOLA?
There are two main styles of pergolas. The first one is where the pergola is attached to your home. It is a great way of extending your home seamlessly into your garden.
The second type of pergola is one that is freestanding. This is a great option if you want to utilise your garden and make your pergola more secluded.
2. WHAT TYPE OF ROOF DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR PEROGOLA?
Pergolas can provide full protection from the weather. This includes from Melbourne’s harsh summer sun and cold wet winters. This is provided by a full roof covering. For example Laserlite roofing can be used to let the light in but still protect you from the weather.
An alternative, is to have a lattice roof. Quite often this style of roofing is used to grow vines that provide natural protection form the sun in summer.
3. DO YOU NEED PROTECTION ON THE SIDES OF YOUR PERGOLA?
Protective walls on a pergola are often used when there is an alfresco kitchen. This is because most people will want extra protection from the elements when their pergola is used for cooking and entertaining. Walls are also used for privacy. This is especially true if you have neighbours who overlook your backyard.
There is always a balance of openness, for airflow, and protection from the elements that is required when designing a pergola.
4. IS PLUMBING REQUIRED FOR YOUR NEW PERGOLA?
This will depend on what you want to use your pergola for. For example, if you want to have an outdoor sink then you will need to have plumbing. Also, depending on the style of the roof, you may need gutters and down pipes for when it rains.
5. THINKING OF SPECIAL FEATURES?
Lots of things can be added to personalise the design of your pergola. If you have been thinking of having built in seats for storage or planter boxes these can be added. You can even opt for an outdoor spa or outdoor fireplace to add that wow factor. It is sure to impress your friends and families, as well as increase the value of your home.
At A & J Builders we take the time to listen to what you want from your pergola. Let us take care of everything so you can start enjoying your new pergola with family and friends.