This oak pergola provides a sheltered dining area on the patio of this house. It is well connected to the house, with views of the garden beyond. It is located in a sheltered spot, with walls on two sides, so creates the perfect sun trap. Our client, a keen gardener, plans to grow a vine over it to provide some shade.
An oak pergola is a very versatile outdoor structure. They can be used for outdoor dining areas, sheltered and shaded areas in the garden, or parking.
This oak pergola, like all our oak structures, is traditionally pegged and braced. The joints are held together with oak pegs, which get tighter over time as the oak dries. The braces, which are curved on the lower side to soften the aesthetic, are crucial for the stability of the joints, and the overall structure.
Adding a roof to a pergola structure provides a little more shelter, and depending on where you are and what you intend to use it for, this might be worth considering. Have a look at our timber framed carport at Kilchoan Estate in Scotland.