Stunning pergolas and arbours to create structure and ambiance in any garden
Acorn Landscape Gardening pergolas and arbours are both functional and beautiful. Available in a wide variety of styles and finishes they can be a perfect addition to most gardens.
Our work is completed by a qualified joiner and is always guaranteed. Written guarantees are given with all work for your peace of mind.
As landscape gardening specialists we can also build paved bases and other surrounding features to complement your pergola or arbour.
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All of our services are available individually or as part of a full garden design. The service includes:
Q: Do you build pergolas attached to buildings
A: Yes we do. We can build pergolas to suit most requirements.
Q: Are your pergolas suitable for supporting swinging seats?
A: Standard pergolas will not be built to support much weight but do build much stronger pergolas which can support swinging seats if requested.
There are benefits and costs to having a roof on a pergola and the right decision will depend on how you intend to use it.
If you would like to be able to sit out and drink coffee, read or work in all weathers then a pergola with a roof will be what you need.
On the other hand, if you would like the pergola to create a focal point for sunny days in the garden, a roof can block out the sun and obstruct the feeling of being out in the fresh air.
As you would expect, the bigger and fancier the pergola the more it will cost. To maximise the value you get for your money we recommend considering what you are hoping to achieve with the pergola, cutting out anything which doesn’t add value for you but will cost extra and focusing on the f
As you would expect, the bigger and fancier the pergola the more it will cost. To maximise the value you get for your money we recommend considering what you are hoping to achieve with the pergola, cutting out anything which doesn’t add value for you but will cost extra and focusing on the features which will make the biggest difference.
For example , if you are looking to provide shelter for relaxation or dining, paying extra for the roofing material will be worth it. However, if your main consideration is privacy then consider installing lattice panels instead.
If you plan on entertaining friends and family regularly during the summer months think about planning for this in your design, for example, including a couple of benches or a BBQ area. This can make a huge difference to the value you get from your pergola and is a lot more important than, say, having lights installed throughout.
Once you have an idea of what you’d like for your pergola, it’s time to start planning where exactly in your garden you would like it.
eatures which will make the biggest difference.
There are three main category’s of material used for building pergolas: Wood, metal and composite plastic. Wood is the most commonly used and easily available due to its low cost and availability.
Wood pergolas are normally painted or stained after being erected to protect the wood, which allows it’s beautiful appearance to last for many years. This also provides some resistance against mildew and insects . However, wood can rot due to weather conditions or termites.
Composite and metal pergolas are less common and harder to get hold of but can offer some advantages over wooden pergolas. Composite is a man made material which includes recycled plastic being used to create pergolas. This offers resistance against rot or insects however composite materials are generally more expensive than wood
Metal pergolas are designed with strength in mind and offer the highest level of protection from all elements . Metal can also be powder coated in any colour although often lacks the rustic look that many want from a pergola.
Pergolas can be fixed into the ground by with burying and cementing the structure posts or using metal brackets which bolt into concrete or paving.
the strongest method is to cement the posts in at the base however this is not always possible and make it difficult to move.
For a pergola which can be move or removed its best to opt for bolted metal brackets when securing the feet.