How to Stop Your Umbrella from Blowing Away? An Engineers Guide.

Your Umbrella blowing away can be a disaster for your Al Fresco meal but even worse it can become a dangerous weapon with lots of sharp pointy bits just waiting to stab people. They can also be expensive if they break! With paying guests we are always extra careful to avoid any accidents, so before … Read more

Covering a Pergola; Waterproof Roof Ideas

Its main purpose is to offer shade but having decided on adding a Pergola, can I benefit even more by using it in the rain? I’m not thinking of the torrential downpours that worried Noah but if you can stay out in normal rain and not have to worry when you haven’t pack everything away, … Read more

Planning a Pergola: What you need to be thinking about!

Yard from Above

As part of the planning for a Pergola, there is a lot to consider, even BEFORE buying anything or starting to build! In planning for the four outside patios for our holiday accommodation I have collated all of the different aspects for you, regarding location, design, and construction to help you avoid missing any tips … Read more

Top 14 Why’s, Do’s and Don’ts to having a Pergola

At its most basic a Pergola is simply an outdoor structure that might or might not be attached to your house and that offers some shade. So what is the big deal and why are they so popular? As part of my research into upgrading our holiday accommodation offerings, I have rounded up the best … Read more

What is a Pergola? How Does a Pergola Work?

Wikipedia defines a Pergola as ‘a garden feature forming a shaded walkway, passageway, or sitting area of vertical posts or pillars that usually support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice’. They are open, airy structures that are very popular additions to outdoor space adding an extra aesthetic that can be tailored to your own requirements. Their primary aim, … Read more