Whilst sitting with a client running through various ideas for their latest project we put to them the idea of a timber pergola. Said client asked, “what does it do?”.
What does it do? Nothing.
Well not in the sense that a staircase for example takes you up or down a level or a timber deck is for lounging on. A pergola is none of those. True it does provide some shelter from rain or sun. Or just provides an interesting link up between spaces or structures.
So why a pergola? It adds character and a new definition to any space. And sometimes it just looks cool and for some reason is cool to be in or under. Or maybe its a throwback to being a kid again and building forts on rainy days: take any lounge/bedroom and make a shelter in the same room. Sit in that shelter... then.. it becomes an entirely new magical spot for reading, dreaming or a having a picnic.
“ So its psychological then “ said our client. Yup that about sums it up.
Whatever the reason or just because, we love them.
Maybe you have a space outdoors you feel is lacking something- maybe consider a timber pergola in that space? There are so many styles and interpretations to be found; build it with ntingu for rustic feel or for a bigger budget combine timber and steel with interesting timber post details.
And don’t feel that your garden may be too small for a pergola- it can definately make your space visually pop and be a separate interesting space to be in.
Below are are some of our own timber pergolas that we have built for clients and some some are from the www.
If you love these ideas scroll through our pergola gallery or find our board on Pinterest.
So why a pergola? It adds character and new definition to any space.