Are you a go-getter? Are you the one that can’t wait to get out in the yard on the weekend? Do you prefer to dig in the dirt or watch someone else dig in the dirt? Do your roses need some help? Are they too hot to do much growing? Are you tired of being sun burned and do you stay inside because of it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it sounds like you need a DIY Pergola! A DIY Pergola is exactly what it sounds like, Do It Yourself!
While a DIY Pergola offers limited sun shade, it does offer a spectacular place for your roses to climb and flourish. Why you can even try your hand at other vine growing plants? Grapes…a little DIY wine perhaps to kick off the weekend with? Oh wait, we have to talk design first. There are options. Options are really great things to have.
Let’s talk about our Pergolas first. Components are constructed of BlueScope® Steel, an Australian made product that has incredible strength, durability and thanks to Colorbond®, beauty as well. BlueScope® Steel means that your DIY Pergola will be virtually maintenance free for the first ten years or more. That’s good news! It means that there is more time to enjoy your new DIY Pergola rather than spend time on maintenance! The DIY option has already saved you your installation costs, so saving on maintenance is a bonus!
Our Pergolas are strong. Just follow the installation instructions included in your DIY Pergola Kit, along with proper use of all the materials and you will have your DIY Pergola for a very long time. We have designers on hand to discuss your specific needs and desires. Why not go a little crazy and put your stamp on this project with a very specific design piece or choose from any number of standard designs already shire approved.
Our standard designs are ready to go, pre-approved and ship to you in a timely manner so you can start your project right away. Remember that it’s not over once the materials go out to you. Should you have any questions and we mean any…yes, we’ve had that person that calls to see if they can remove the staples from the shipping box, just call us. Really, we don’t bite and we can’t wait to hear how it’s going….the installation that is, not about Aunt Birdie’s Meatloaf recipe that you burned in the oven last week! We know, we know. Meatloaf is gross! Who cares if its Aunt Birdie’s recipe or someone else’s we don’t like it much either!
There are some things to think about when deciding to go the DIY route, like who is going to help you carry the timbers, roof panels, steel supports, and count and hold the screws, bolts, nails, lags? Make sure you line up enough help, good help, not the ones you have to ply with beer that will be drunk before the structure is up! Recruit some good people to help you get the job done. After all, we’ve gone to a lot of trouble to fabricate all the right pieces in the Colorbond® colour of your choice and we don’t want to see you mess them up, lose them or put them in the wrong spot. You will need someone that is good at reading directions! We send them and really, we want you to read them and follow them so that everything comes out looking as it should. Don’t be the guy or gal that says oh, that pole sticking out the top? That’s for my flag! Not!
So let’s go over some specifics:
Decide on a budget for your DIY Pergola project. Not fun, but always an important part of any project!
See if any of our pre-made DIY Pergola KITS fit the bill.
If you can’t or don’t want to use a pre-made DIY Pergola KIT, then let’s talk about a custom DIY Pergola design. So call one of our designers.
Discuss and choose material options for your DIY Pergola.
Place your order, pay and sit back and wait for it to arrive. It’s that simple!
When your order arrives, direct the shipper to where you want the items placed and you are ready to begin. Of course, you’ll need your install crew and a phone standing by in case you have any questions for us, but we think you’ll manage just fine. We’ve spent a lot of time on our DIY Pergolas and KITS and we know the instructions are easy to follow. Remember, we are always here for you. We’re not going to drop you off a block from the station and tell you the train is leaving in 5 minutes. Call us and we’ll talk about your questions before your KIT even leaves the building!