Building a Pergola

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Building a Pergola

Post by hulltoon » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:20 pm

I am going to build a Pergola ,what would you recommend for the material of the roof to keep the place cool.Cheers.

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Post by hulltoon » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:51 pm

I am thinking of building a Pergola at the front of the house,can somebody recommend which would be best material to use for the roof,to keep place cooler.Any recommendations on a Builder and roughly price.cheers

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Post by Dieter78 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:49 pm

We just built an outside kitchen. The roof is made up of some sort of cement sheeting to keep the underside cool. Only in a couple of spots we put transparent sheets in to let some light through.
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Post by Bristolian » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:44 am

We had this one built a couple of years ago and it has a tiled foof (these are not individual tiles but a cement fibre sheet, with 2 or 3 tiles per sheet) we also installed a ceiling fan which I think is pretty essential if you are going to make the best use of it.
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Building a Pergola

Post by Dieter78 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:34 pm

Nice design Bristolian. And I agree about the fan. Either ceiling mounted, on the side or standing.

Here is another alternative that let's heaps of natural light through so you have a bright sitting area. The previous owners built this on our Koi pond, also with a fan although we have a breeze most of the time.

Its some kind of premium plastic sheeting with about 15cm gap to the under skirting . ImageImageImage

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