Wanting to find out how to build a pergola? Here’s how to do it yourself. Wanting to find out how to build an arbor? You’re also in the right place, because whatever you call it, pergola or arbor, it’s the same thing – and putting one up isn’t as hard as you might think.
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This Mitre 10 Easy As guide will give you the right advice to get the job done.A pergola, or arbor, is a great addition to any home. It can add some real character to your backyard, creating a pleasant, shady space to relax.
You’ll get even more enjoyment from your pergola knowing that you built it yourself. From marking out your area, to building the pergola structure, this step by step guide will show you how to build a pergola yourself.
The design is for a free standing pergola measuring 3.5m x 3m and 2m high, but it’s easy enough to modify the dimensions to suit your site. Note – generally any structure over one metre high needs a building consent. So check with your local council about the applicable building regulations.