Factors to Consider When Choosing a Wooden Gazebo

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Wooden Gazebo


The addition of a stunning wooden gazebo to your garden will serve many purposes such a providing shade and shelter, an intimate dining area or outdoor play room. In addition to this, when located in the correct location a garden gazebo will also provide a stunning focal point to the space that will undoubtedly enhance the overall look of your home.

When making your choice as to which is going to be the most appropriate style and design for the space you have available there will be 2 routes you can go down. The first being to design and build your own structure using timber sourced from a builder`s merchant however this is extremely time consuming and requires a high level of skill to finish the structure to a good standard.

The second and far more popular option is to select to purchase a gazebo that will be delivered in a self build kit. This method of building removes the need for measuring and cutting of the timber as everything will be sent pre cut to length.

Ultimo Wooden Garden Gazebo


Choose the Correct Location

One of the most important factors to consider when erecting this form of garden structure is the position it is to be located. Get it right and the space will become a well used space that offers practicality and convenience. Get it wrong and you will rarely use the space.

For homeowners that have large gardens, one of the most popular locations is somewhere that offers privacy together with the best view of the garden. If privacy is of concern when making your choice, you can always add trellis as a screen to stop prying eyes from neighbouring properties from peering in and in some instances can actually add to the overall design of the gazebo.

For smaller gardens, the best position is somewhere that is not going to overly impact on the space such as a quiet corner.


Octagon Wooden Garden Gazebo


Choose the Size and Design

Modern manufacturing techniques allow self build wooden gazebos to be made in a vast array of designs depending upon your preferences so be sure to consider all styles prior to purchasing. With traditional hexagonal gazebos being popular for period homes and open sided gazebos being popular with modern properties, you can be sure there will be a style suitable for even the smallest of spaces and most discerning of homeowners.


Gainsborough Wooden Garden Gazebo


Selecting the Materials

As the structure will be exposed to the elements throughout the year it is essential the correct materials are chosen otherwise the structure will simply not last beyond a few years.

For optimum levels of protection against the elements, always chose a structure made from tantalised or pressure treated timber as this will have been injected with a preservative during the logging process and more often than not features a 10 to 15 year anti rot guarantee. In addition to this another level of protecting the structure is to apply a regular coat of stain or paint to the exposed surfaces.

In comparison if you choose a cheaper garden gazebo that is constructed from untreated softwood, it is essential that it be stained or painted on a yearly basis to prevent the elements degrading the timber over time.

To conclude, whilst a wooden garden gazebo will provide a great outdoor entertainment space, always take into consideration any restrictions you may have within your garden otherwise you may find the money would have been better off spent elsewhere around the home or garden.

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