Pick the Perfect Pergola

Peter Piper Picked the Perfect Pergola

The Pergola is the middle ground between Architecture and Garden, they occurred in Ancient Greece, Rome and Baroque Italy. In times gone by, these were grand statement structures. That being said, let’s look at today and what a Pergola can do for you and your personal living space.

A Pergola is an open space that invites peace and tranquillity, something that you will be looking forward to, as well as being a stylish entertainment area for guests and family.

The ideal space for a Pergola is on a patio or a decked area. The legs can easily then be securely fastened, and the base should be level. Legs are important, nobody likes a wobbly leg. At Dunster House we have banished wobbly legs and are proud that all our pergola legs are substantial.

Moving on to the P’s of picking the perfect Pergola:

Price: Pick a good time to tell your partner that you want a Pergola. When the heated discussions about getting a new washing machine have stopped, they will have given you a reasonable budget. We all know who is really in charge!  Make sure there are no hidden extras that suddenly appear on the final bill. How many times has that happened? It is not fair or right and stops you, the buyer, from doing a proper comparison of like for like. So you know, Dunster House has no hidden extra charges. In any case, if your partner suddenly says “mmm, I just looked at this one from the extensive Dunster House range”, take that as a huge hint that that is the one they want and you will buy.

Product: This is where you make your statement about yourself. A grand design, Avant Garde, or a simple aesthetic structure? Mainly though, remember that heated discussion earlier? Play the peacemaker. When looking, remember that wood enhances your garden, and is pleasant to the touch and the eye. Pressure treated wood is easily maintained, and will last the test of time. Also, wooden open structures like Dunster House’s extensive Pergola range are not easily moved by the elements such as a gale or storm, unlike some lighter, cheaper offerings on the market today.

Position: Take time to think of the aspects you wish to view from your new stylish Pergola. Take a chair and sit for a while in each area that you think suitable. Look at where the sun is at different times of the day. A huge clue here is, if you are blinded by the sun and a swarm of wasps and flies descend on you, you are in the wrong place. When you are happy, then you will have found the ideal position.

Peace of Mind: With any investment you want assurance that you not only have a long lasting product, but are buying from a company that is passionate about your choice. That way, if any problems occur they are dealt with speedily and professionally, as we do at Dunster House. Also, the boss won’t give you earache in years to come.

Pressure Treatment: Natural materials, if left untreated, rot or become infested. Insist that all the timber in your new structure has been pressure treated, and carries a 10 year guarantee as Dunster House does. See the earache problem above.

When all of this has been done, and your beautiful Pergola is decorated to the real boss’ own individual taste, then you truly will have picked the perfect Pergola like Peter Piper.

Always remember,

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” –  James Dent


Product above depicts a Utopia 4m x 3m Pergola


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