Add A Pergola
To give the pergola structural strength and a solid look, we chose treated pine posts with a large 135 x 135mm section size, but 88 and 112mm square posts are also available.
Before erecting and securing the three posts, secure supports to the bases and brace the posts in position. Establish the finished height and mark it on the post tops.
Cut the housings in the top of the posts to carry the front beam, then seal all cut ends ready for installation.
To finish, apply two coats of semi-gloss exterior acrylic to the posts and all pergola components to provide protection from the elements. We used the Colorbond colour Dune to blend in with the house.
TIP To make finishing quicker and easier, apply at least one coat of paint before building starts.