Pergolas are a great way to incorporate shade and functionality into your front or back garden. There are many ways to utilise pergolas and for one Jacksons customer, using the pergola to create shade for his home office was the perfect solution.

The west facing office struggled to keep cool within the summer months, even with Venetian blinds and open windows the room just got too hot. When researching for ideas around creating shade, options like retractable awnings and planting trees were both looked at as possible ways to offer shade but neither suited like our bespoke pergola.

Richards house before pergola

Planting climbing plants like Wisteria can offer more shade during the summer and within winter months the deciduous plant will not block natural light. This will also add greenery to the front of the property, which it may lack.

finished pergola looking great

We created a bespoke pergola that would attach to the house. The design was based on our double pergola, but instead of being free standing it attached to the house instead. Timber panels were sectioned across the length of the pergola forming a roof like structure creating a shaded walkway across the front of the property.

pergola added to house

Made from premium quality timber, the pergola matched the timber facade of the front of the property, blending nicely into the overall look. Pergolas are often seen in garden designs to create stylish focal points, so adding it to the front of your property will add a new dimension your neighbours won’t have.

looking up through the pergola

Planting climbing plants like Wisteria can offer more shade during the summer and within winter months the deciduous plant will not block natural light. This will also add greenery to the front of the property, which it may lack.

The pergola has created a shaded walkway, shading the office from direct sunlight. Whilst also providing protection from the sun, it also creates uniqueness to the front of the property, forming an extra dimension to the house. The pergola has transformed the front of this property and offered a stylish shade solution.

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