What You Need To Know About Our Pergolas Before Buying

PPergolas have proved to be the latest trend for British gardens. They are so helpful for extending your options when it comes to using your garden as you no longer need to wait for the sun to come out and can even enjoy your garden in the rain thanks to the sheltered roof. Here, we reveal everything you need to know before choosing your pergola.

We currently offer three styles of our pergolas in a range of different sizes – the Titan collection, the Titan wall-mounted collection and the Proteus collection. Discover the key differences below:

The Titan Collection

 

  • Aluminium
  • Fully weatherproof
  • UV Protected
  • Red-Dot design award winner
  • TIGER Drylac powder coating
  • Can fit our range of privacy screens
  • Built-in drainage system
  • Opening and closing louvres
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty

 

The Titan Wall-Mounted Collection

 

  • Aluminium
  • Fully weatherproof
  • UV Protected
  • Red-Dot design award winner
  • TIGER Drylac powder coating
  • Can NOT fit our range of privacy screens
  • Built-in drainage system
  • Opening and closing louvres
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty

 

The Proteus Collection

 

  • Aluminium leg poles with galvanised steel louvres
  • UV Protected
  • Can NOT fit our range of privacy screens
  • Built-in drainage system
  • Opening and closing louvres
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty

 

As you can see, the Titan collection is our more premium range, and this is reflected in the price and the warranty period. However, both versions work in the same way with the opening and closing louvres that allow you to shelter your garden furniture or hot tub underneath even in bad weather.

Both have a handy drainage system that works to keep you dry without water building up on top of the closed roof. Any rainwater that lands on the louvres flows into U shaped channels. From here, the water flows from the roof and into channels in the pergola framework. Once in the horizontal framework, the rainwater will then flow into the inside of the hollow pergola legs and vertically down to the ground. This genius system means that you'll never see the water draining off of the pergola. If you were to open the louvres when wet, the U-shaped channels prevent rainwater from dripping under the sheltered area.

The Titan collection (excluding the wall-mounted versions) has the added benefit of being able to attach our range of privacy screens which offer further protection as well as shade or privacy to your space. The privacy screens are not waterproof, but they do prevent most rain coming through into the space and also act as shade and wind protection. They are also perfect for stopping nosy neighbours looking into your space whilst you’re enjoying the hot tub or dining with friends. The maximum number of privacy screens for any Titan pergola is 3 (or 4 for the 6m x 3m version) this is because you cannot add a screen to the side with the handle.

Before choosing a pergola, we recommend ensuring that the surface you wish to install the pergola on is completely flat as if it is not this will affect not only how the pergola drains but the appearance of the pergola. We advise customers that they are responsible for ensuring the ground is level and if you choose to purchase and place on an uneven surface, we cannot accept responsibility for any leaks.

Our pergolas do not require planning permission. However, if you are unsure, we always recommend contacting your Local Planning Office.

All pergolas will require assembly and we recommend 2-3 people would be best to work together to assemble this efficiently and safely, based on the size and the weight of the pieces. The pergolas can take upwards of 2 hours to build; however, full instructions are included to try and make the process as straightforward as possible. We recommend that the pergola legs are securely bolted to the floor using the holes within each leg base plate and the expansion bolts included. The pergolas can be bolted into all surfaces including patio and porcelain tiles; however, we recommend taking great care when doing this to avoid cracking or splitting your ground surface.

If you wish to opt for our assembly service, this is currently only available in certain areas and will be an additional fee. Costs may vary depending on the size of the item and location. To check whether this is available in your area, and upgrade to this service if possible, we recommend placing your order via telephone.

If you are unable to opt for the assembly service, all pergolas will be delivered on a two-man delivery service due to the weight and size of the items. This service can take up to 14 working days from dispatch and the two-man courier service will text you to book you in for a suitable delivery date within the 14 working day period.

We believe that all of the above information will help you to make a decision on the pergola most suitable to your needs and whether it is possible for your garden to take a pergola. However, if you’re still unsure we recommend a visit to one of our showrooms to see the pergolas for yourself and hear from our expert sales team on their recommendations.