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It’s not just a Patio, it’s a lifestyle!

March 14th, 2017 Comments

We see a multitude of reasons why our customers want to add a pergola to their house, whether it’s to act as an awning to reduce the summer heat into the house, a patio cover to stay protected while entertaining outdoors or an economical way to utilise their outdoor space by expanding their indoor living outside. Which ever the reasons, it’s not some fancy whim our customers are chasing; their investment is to genuinely improve their lifestyle.

So what’s the best way to get started?
Come in and see us, Pergola Land is one of a few patio pergola companies with a showroom.
Or give us a call and together we’ll find out if your project is something we can deliver.

Now when looking at your patio, is it just a patio cover you’re after? or something a little better?
1300 655 979

Pergola Land has been building patio covers, pergolas and verandahs for the past 20 years for the northern Sydney districts.
Our goal is to provide the best and reliable quality and service.

Job Highlight: West Pymble NSW, Aluminium Pergola Skillion with Colorbond Roof

May 23rd, 2016 Comments

JOB HIGHLIGHT:

Flat Aluminium Pergola

Roof-Brackets-3LOCATION: West Pymble, NSW
STYLE: Flat/Sloping Skillion, attached to house via ‘Roof Brackets’
MATERIALS: Aluminium frame, beams and posts; Colorbond Roofsheeting with Polycarbonate ‘Light-stripes; Colorbond Steel Gutters with PVC downpipe to ground.

Pergola Land completed a perfect example at West Pymble; a sloping flyover pergola. Flyover refers to the use of roof brackets where instead of attaching the structure to the eaves or wall, brackets are fixed to the house rafters. The pergola roof effectively over laps (flyover) the house roof. Benefits of this style of attachments include higher roof height, greater sense of space, better airflow and access to the existing house gutters.

The flat/sloping design provides an attractive uncomplicated simplicity that provides full utilisation of the outdoor living area. Colorbond steel roofing is an excellent choice to give shade and reduce the direct heat, this kind of roofing can be combined with polycarbonate ‘Light-Strips’ to aid in retaining light into the house.

The Aluminium Frame offers superior style, strength and longevity in framing as it cannot succumb to rot or rust such as timber and steel.

The client has really finished off their back living space with decking, gardens and tasteful colour co-ordination.

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Increase Privacy in Your Backyard With These Tips

August 13th, 2015 Comments

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Your backyard should be your haven. It’s a place to relax, take time to unwind, and enjoy being in the outdoors with your family. You should feel free in your backyard to do activities in privacy and feel comfortable and at home. But what happens when you feel prying eyes looking into your yard? What if you have a public area nearby where anyone and everyone can see into your backyard? That doesn’t mean you have to give up the luxury of backyard privacy. In fact, there are quite a few options that you can take on board to increase privacy while simultaneously adding security to your yard and home.

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Transform Your Pergola with Curtains

April 20th, 2015 Comments

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There are many easy ways you can freshen up or revamp a space without having to spend a fortune. If you’re looking for a way to breathe life back into any space – and a full renovation is out of the question – consider replacing your window coverings and see the feel of the space change instantly. Whether you realise it or not, window coverings do a lot to contribute to the overall atmosphere in any room – both inside and outside a house.

And a pergola is no different! Whether you’re looking to create a private area or somewhere to relax, adding curtains or blinds to your pergola can help you easily transform the space and achieve different looks. You’ve built your pergola for the sole purpose of having an enjoyable outdoor space in which to sit, relax, read, or do whatever makes your heart content. Adding curtains to your pergola could amplify this ambience, turning your enjoyable outdoor space into one that’s even more inviting, private, and relaxing.

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8 Climbing Plants for Your Pergola

March 13th, 2015 Comments

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A pergola is one of those outdoor items that adds so much more to your exterior living space. Not only can they be used as a walkway to connect different areas of the garden, but they also provide shade on hot days and give the garden an aged or established feel.

Traditionally, a pergola was a long structure with open lattice work and supporting beams overhead, often covered in a climbing plant of some description. Today, a pergola could be anything from a shaded walkway to an enclosed sitting area. Regardless of its shape or size, a pergola is perfect to use as a screen for increasing the privacy of your backyard by blocking out prying eyes. But you have to choose the right fast-growing plant, or it may take years before you enjoy the full effect of your beautiful floral screen.

Here are some of our favourite choices for turning your pergola into a private, flowering space to enjoy some peace and quiet in your backyard.

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How to Build Handrail Planters for Your Pergola

February 19th, 2015 Comments

Planter boxes are a great way to spruce up a small garden with some plants and flowers. If you have a pergola and your backyard is not so big, utilising handrail space is an ingenious idea that will add to the aesthetic appeal of your garden area. If you catch the gardening bug and decide to install a number of planters, it can get quite costly. The good news is, however, that you can actually build your own custom planters, giving you a good weekend activity and the added benefit of saving some money in the process.

There are a few different styles of planters and different methods of building them, so pick one that suits you and your garden the best. Here are three DIY handrail planter projects that you can try on your pergola or deck.
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How to Clean Your Deck, Pavers and Outdoor Tiles

February 9th, 2015 Comments

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The outdoor area of your home is a wonderful place to relax, entertain, and enjoy as an extension of your general living space. Most outdoor areas have some kind of decking, tiles, and/or pavers, and if you follow these tips to keep them clean, you’ll be rewarded with an outdoor space that is always welcoming and attractive.

Cleaning your deck

Most decks are made of wood or composite materials, and require regular cleaning to keep them in tip top shape and appearance. Here’s how to keep your deck clean:

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10 Steps to a ‘Good as New’ Deck

January 9th, 2015 Comments

1Do you want a place to escape to without having to leave all the comforts of home? Why not escape at home! In the time that you’d spend travelling to most holiday destinations, and for a fraction of the cost, you could clean up your own backyard and make it the perfect place to escape.

For many people, the main attraction of a holiday is that there’s nothing to do but relax. For guilt-free relaxation at home, start off by tending to all those “when I get around to it” jobs.

Cleaning the deck is an easy, low-cost job to begin with. Decks appreciate a bit of love every now and then, and a good clean makes them safer, preserves their surface, and can give their appearance a dramatic boost.

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6 Outdoor Renovations That Add Value

December 16th, 2014 Comments

shutterstock_116764771Everyone enjoys a great backyard barbeque. The great Australian dream often involves the family getting together in the backyard for food and good times. But what happens when your backyard isn’t up to scratch? Maybe your backyard is in need of a little makeover and some T.L.C. Adding a few simple features can transform your backyard into the ultimate outdoor living space, adding value to your home and giving you better use of your garden.

Here are the top six ideas to make your outdoors even better:
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Is Your BBQ Area Safe?

December 12th, 2014 Comments

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The days are getting warmer, the backyard’s in bloom, and there’s a six pack next to a couple of nice wines in the fridge just waiting for you to kick back with friends and family. That’s right, it’s time to light up the barbie. The smell of a BBQ is a quintessential part of the Australian summer, but you have to do it right. More important than getting the right beer or that secret marinade, every barbecue needs to be safe.

Alcohol, a hot day, and a bit of “she’ll be right” attitude can be dangerous around an open flame, especially when you have small children running around as well. To stage a barbecue that everyone wants to remember, abide by these easy tips for hosting the Great Australian Barbecue.

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