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

Pergola Shade: Practical Cover Solutions for Any Outdoor Space

I love the look of Pergolas, especially with plants growing up and over, but before I start building I wanted to check if they are just for decoration or do they really offer shade? A basic Pergola does not completely block the sun, particularly when the sun is overhead. However, as a structure, they can … Read more

How to Attach Shade Cloth to cover a Pergola? 3 Different Ways.

Pergola with Shade Cloth

With six different patios (I look after holiday accommodation!) I wanted to check that after installing pergolas I can offer shade while waiting for vines to grow over the structure. Having done some research here are step-by-step guides to three different methods recommended for attaching shade cloth to cover a pergola. The Quick and Easy … Read more