Do you love spending time outdoors in your garden? Timber kits for your garden can make all the difference. A pergola or a gazebo add beauty and style to your space. They also provide shade and shelter from the sun or rain. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using timber kits for your garden and what to keep in mind when choosing one.
Can I use a timber kit in the garden?
Although timber kits have traditionally been used for house extensions, they are now becoming popular in the gardens too. Timber kits can be used for garages, carports, porches, sheds, garden cabins or offices. Outdoor living is more popular than ever, so people are looking for ways to spend more time in their garden. Cue the timber pergola kits and timber gazebo kits. Not only will they transform your garden space, but they can add value to your house too.
Timber pergola kits
A pergola is most commonly used to add structure to a garden. They make an ideal home for climbing plants and evergreens or look equally lovely as a decorative screen. Pergolas make for a perfect focal point in your garden to highlight a walkway or provide a beautiful space for relaxing and unwinding. They can also provide shade over a seating area or a hot tub.
The classic pergola has an open structure, and it can be freestanding or attached to a house for added privacy. The roof is made up from cross beams, which are supported by the pillars. Typically made from treated softwood and last for years. The kits come ready made and are pretty straightforward to install.
Timber gazebo kits
Gazebos are an extremely practical way to add shelter and privacy in your garden. They make fantastic centrepieces and can even be decorated for special events. Much like pergolas, gazebos can be used to provide shelter in your garden. The only difference being that gazebos have a roof, making them even more suitable for the ever-changing Scottish weather. Use them for outdoor dining, garden parties, BBQs. Add an outdoor heater and enjoy all year round.
Gazebo kits come in various shapes and sizes and should be placed on solid foundation. You need to keep in mind that there should be adequate drainage for the structure to stay dry. Installing a gazebo is at least a 2 man job, and if you aren’t up for the job yourself, look for a qualified installer in your area.
LC Joinery supply and build timber kits in Scotland, as well as supply all trades and offer a full project management service, including applying for any permits. All of our work is guaranteed. We are a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, the Federation of Master Builders, the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme, and a Which? Trusted Trader and a licensed asbestos removal contractor. Take a look at our portfolio here.
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