We are constantly being asked “How can I extend the use of my garden?”

Of course we have had many gorgeous warm sunny days this summer (and spring) but all too many days and evenings are spoilt by the odd showers, or a breeze that is just too strong for comfort.

We are installing more and more contemporary pergolas (sometimes called ‘gazebos’) which protect from rain and wind, but also from a hot sun.

(One of our recently completed projects)

The pergolas illustrated feature built in lighting and drainage as well as electronically operated shutters for ease of use. Several models have sides which slide down at the touch of a button, and others feature integrated heating systems.

This new wave of pergolas, made in Belgium, have a superb contemporary look, and blend in with a whole host of other modern materials like the Marshall’s ‘Symphony’ porcelain paving illustrated.

A pergola is a garden feature forming a shaded walkway, passageway, or sitting area of vertical posts or pillars that usually support crossbeams and a sturdy open contemporary garden pergolas


These metal pergolas come with choice of attractive posts, and a choice of side walls to keep out the hard winds.

Pergolas are beautiful garden features that everybody would love to have in their garden. They are actually a type of gazebos and can be built as an extension of the house or as detached, separated structures. When detached, they serve as an amazing focal point in the garden.

Pergolas form an amazingly shaded sitting area. With the right furniture and lighting this is the right place to be during any part of the day. If you want to hide from the sun in the hot summer days. . As for the nights, this space is even more magical to sit in.  With the suitable lighting, the pergola is the perfect place for night gatherings and romantic dinners. You can add candles, lamps, hanging lights, torches, whatever you prefer .

The pergolas are a great place for sitting with your friends and family, dining out or just drinking coffee. They are simply one of the best structures to add in the garden.

Pergola or Gazebo?

The three biggest differences between gazebos and pergolas are in their visual structures. Gazebos are typically round or octagonal, while pergolas are square or rectangular. Gazebos have a roof, while pergolas have cross beams, but no roof. … If it is to accent a deck or patio, then a pergola would be the way to go.