Living Wood Carpentry

Durbanville Pergola Work

This is our latest little Pine pergola that we installed to create half shade over the pool area for those hot summer days. It’s ready to relax and have a glass of wine and some great conversations.

What Is A Pergola?

A pergola is an outdoor covered veranda with simple yet elegant stone or wooden structures supporting a roof. It was first introduced to the public in the early 1800s in the southern regions of Italy. This type of outdoor structure provides a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the scenery while enjoying the fresh air. In addition, pergolas are used to shade outdoor cooking areas and provide protection from the sun’s heat. They are also perfect for extending an outdoor area into the home interior.

Why Choose A Pergola?

There are countless reasons why home owners choose to install a pergola in their gardens. Some of the most popular reasons include;

Adding color and life to an otherwise dull outdoor area

Giving the space a sense of privacy

Providing a place for relaxation and escape from the hustle and bustle of the world

Allowing more light into the home during the day

Increasing room temperature by providing better air circulation

Reducing cooling costs by shedding the sun’s heat during the day

A place to enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine in the evening

A focal point for gatherings and parties

The Advantages Of A Pergola

The list of advantages that a pergola provides is vast. Some of the most popular ones include;

Provides an outdoor room with potential for relaxing and enjoyment

Sheds the sun’s heat during the day

Reduces cooling costs

Creates a focal point for gatherings and parties

A place to enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine in the evening

An outdoor room that can be opened up to the indoors

A place for children to play

A place for pets to sit and stay cool during the day

Adds color and life to an otherwise dull outdoor area

The Various Styles Of Pergola

There are many different types of pergola, but they all share a few common elements. First, they all have supporting structures and simple yet elegant stone or wooden structures. Second, they all have an outdoor room with the ability to open up to the indoors. Third, they all have the potential to provide some shade.

The supporting structures for a pergola can be anything from a simple beam to an elegant stone or wooden facade. The length of these structures will determine how many rooms or outdoor spaces you can have. For example, a 4.5-foot-wide by 6-foot-high supporting beam will allow for two outdoor rooms with an indoor room between them.

Now, as for the design of the pergola, it can be made of any type of wood or stone but usually made of wooden elements because of its durability and weather-resistance. In addition, you can choose between a flat or an arched roof. The design of the pergola will depend on your personal preferences. You can find many different designs online or at your local home improvement store. Just make sure that when selecting the design, you consider the climate and environments where you will be installing it.

If you have a pool in your garden, you can install a pool deck with sun loungers around it. To create a more relaxing atmosphere, you can install deck chairs with umbrellas around the pool area or under the pergola. These are just some of the many ways in which you can enjoy your outdoor space with a pergola.