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Brilliant pergola designs for everyone from home improvement beginners to DIY experts.

A pergola will give your garden a lovely touch of old world elegance, and they’re a great DIY project for anyone with a few basic carpentry skills. To get you started, you’ll find a fantastic range of pergola designs, in an amazing variety of shapes, sizes and styles.

Many are adaptable, so you can choose the size of the pergola you wish to build. You’ll find designs for both freestanding pergolas and pergolas which are attached to the house.

The pergola plans will include complete instructions, construction diagrams and a list of the materials and tools you’ll need to complete the job. You can simply download the pergola design documents, or have them mailed to you, usually within a couple of days.

If you’re a DIY novice, or you just want to save some time, you can also buy pergola kits which come with all of the components cut and drilled, ready for you to assemble. Just follow the links from this site for more information on the fantastic range of pergola building products which are available, and how you can order them.

Choosing materials for your pergola.

You have a number of choices in materials to build your pergola. Natural timbers like red cedar are very popular because they have such a magnificent look, and are particularly well suited if your home has a traditional type of architectural style. An alternative is wood composite, which is a highly rot resistant material manufactured from natural timber fibers mixed with a high tech plastic material.

A wood composite pergola will have a great natural timber look, while being more economical to build, and requiring less maintenance in the long term. You can also build your pergola using foam filled aluminum framing, which is lighter and easier to handle than timber, and will usually last a little longer.

Here is a Very Popular Pergola Plan offered by
Add elegance to your outdoor living with this airy pavilion! This plan includes a materials list for the supplies you will need. The plan shows a pergola with a footprint of 111" x 148" but also will show how to increase or decrease the dimensions as desired. Easily sized to fit any space, this versatile pergola will enhance your deck, patio or yard. From Wood Magazine. 13 pages.

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