There is something so special about the timeless beauty of an expertly crafted pergola. It forms the epicenter of outdoor family unions, and creates a welcoming aura of homeliness. Do you need a shade providing pergola for your patio? With translucent or tinted roof sheeting perhaps? Perhaps you'd like a retractable shade awning to go with your pergola? Painted a color of your choice? No problem! Our professional team would be happy to transform your vision into a reality.
Pergolas can be classed into 5 groups:
- Basic grid type
- Basic without purlins (rafters only over beams)
- Basic with roof sheeting
- Shade providing
- Shade providing with sheeting
A basic pergola consists of posts supporting a beam or beams, over which rafters are placed at ~800mm centers, and finally purlins are placed over the rafters at ~800mm centers. This type of pergola gives a pleasant 800mm x 800mm grid effect.
The basic with sheeting is self explanatory
A shade providing pergola is the same as the basic except for one crucial element: the purlins are spaced much closer together to create shade. 50% shade and 25% shade are common options. This pergola gives a pleasant slatted appearance.
Once again, the shade providing pergola with sheeting is fairly self explanatory.
A timber loft floor is typically fitted to walls on cleats or steel wall brackets. Occasionally a timber post or posts will be required. Joists will span the length of the floor, supported by the cleats / brackets and provide the strength and rigidity to the floor. Beams and posts will be required where the floor does not adjoin walls. The structure-work is typically SA Pine, which is SABS approved, and cost effective.
The timber options we offer for the actual flooring itself include the following:
The most common options are Rhodesian Teak and SA Pine, the latter being the most cost effective.
You may want to tile or carpet the top of your floor, which is perfectly feasible. In these instances we will apply a single or double layer of shutter-ply directly onto the joists (thus taking the place of the flooring).
We would be happy to assist you with any questions you might have, and remember, we welcome clients who need tailor-made solutions. Please cotact us with your requirements, no matter how abstract they may be. We would love to discuss your needs / ideas, or provide advice. Our capable design and installation team will surprise you!