It ‘s really lovely to sit out on a lovely summer's day. But there is a problem. You long for just a little shade in the garden. However, there is a solution - build a pergola. It is not as difficult or as time consuming as you might think if you use the right pergola plans. And by doing it yourself you save a considerable sum.
Here are some factors to consider before you start.
What do you want to achieve by building a pergola? After all they can be a place to relax or entertain. They can add interest to your garden. They can be a landscape feature or provide a link between different parts of the garden. There can do so much more than simply provide a little shade.
What is a suitable size for your garden space?
Where would be the best place to build a pergola? Of course you need level ground but do not automatically assume that it should go on an already clear spot. After all it will be a fairly permanent structure so you want it in the best place.
Before finally settling on its situation take a look at the proposed location from every overlooking window to make sure you are still happy with the positioning.
Before starting any ground work you must first check if there are any utilities underground such as cables or pipes.
If you're still nervous about building it yourself, hire a local odd-job man. You provide the materials and pergola plans and he builds it. It's far cheaper than buying a pergola kit.
Check this out for a step by step guide on how to build a pergola .
Find pergola plans in exactly the size you need. Plus a list of all the tools and materials you need for the job. That way you can figure out the cost before you start.