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If you are looking for a way to enhance the natural beauty of your garden, installing a pergola could be one of your options.
We have made it easier for you to build your own pergola by putting a kits together with all the timber, wafer head screws and fencing clips you require. The only additional equipment you will require is how you secure the pergola in the ground, whether you need post mix or bolt down post supports, as well as a couple of screws.
Here is a step-by-step guide to creating your own 3x3m pergola. If you choose to buy one of our other size options, the process is the same but with different lengths of timber.
1 x 47x100x4800mm Sawn and treated timber (cut into 4 x 600mm lengths)
Step one: Prepare the area
Before constructing the pergola, you need to prepare the area you want to build and ensure you have all additional equipment and fixings you require:
Depending on where you build your pergola will depend what you will require to secure the posts into the ground:
Step two: Building the frame
To make it easier and not have to work at height:
Repeat this process with the other two posts and another piece of the 47x150x3000mm sawn and treated timber.
Step three: Secure the frame into the ground
Lift both sides of the frame and either:
Step four: completing the frame
Once your posts are secure in the ground it is now time to complete the frame.
Square off the top of the frame. The 47x150x3000mm timber should fit square onto the end of the posts. Secure this timber using two wafer head screws on each post.
Step five: secure roofing timbers
Place the 47x100x3600mm sawn and treated timber into the panel clips.
Ensure all timbers have the same overhang approx. 300mm both ends.
Secure each timber into the panel clips using 25mm screws.
Step six: complete the look
To complete the look and make the structure sturdier you need to attach the corner braces, this is from the 47x100x4800mm timber cut into four lengths (in our pergola kit these are already cut to size).
In each corner attach one length 600mm, place diagonally to the top frame and post.
Secure these corner braces with 80mm screws. One into the post and the other into the top of frame.
If you require any further information, visit us in store Park Timber, Roden, TF6 6BJ or call us on 01952 770779.