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Who are the best people to install my pergola?

Building a pergola for your home can be a large investment, so it’s important that you do you do your research to find the company best suited for the job. There is a large market in South Australia for residential extension and no shortage of choices when it comes to selecting the right company. However, there are a few things you need to factor in when considering which provider is the right choice for your project. 


Design & Function 

It pays to do your research online and have a clear picture of what type of pergola will best suit your needs. Are there particular design elements you’re looking for? Is it timber of steel construction? Timber tends to have more flexibility and design capabilities, whereas as steel is more durable and offers better weather protection. Will the pergola tie in with your existing architecture or will it be more of a stand-alone feature? There may be a company who specialises in that particular style and is the right fit for your project. It is also worthwhile looking at their gallery for examples of recent work and completed projected to give you inspiration. 


Reviews and Online Reputation 

A well-designed and quality constructed pergola is a large investment, but one that will last you for years to come. Reviews are an excellent way to find a reputable company to build your pergola. If positive things are being said online and the company has a good reputation, you can trust them to deliver a durable, long-lasting outdoor area that will add real value to your home. Word of mouth is important but sites like Product Review, Google and Facebook are a trusted resource for sourcing this type of information. 



Another way to determine whether a home improvement company is the right choice is to search for the necessary licensing and qualifications. Industry bodies like the Home Improvement Association (HIA), and the Master Builders Association (MBA) have strict guidelines and standards that members must adhere to. These qualifications are essential when researching a company to complete your project. It’s also important that they guarantee their work and offer a warranty. 


Service & Experience 

An experienced company will be able to provide you the right guidance and advice around the best pergola solution to suit your family’s needs and lifestyle. There are a number of considerations that need to be factored in such as size, positioning, budget, roofing, materials and so forth. Is the pergola free standing or attached to the existing home? Is timber of steel construction the best solution? An experienced provider will be able to give you comprehensive, unbiased advice about the type of pergola that you best suit your needs. If it’s a custom design with particular design features, you’ll need a company with the experience in building these types of projects. 


Quality & Materials 

With a range of finishes and design options, considerations for your new pergola extend well beyond the initial structure. What type of roofing materials are the best fit? How will you utilise the space? Is it poly-carbonate roofing to let in more light or are you after a traditional corrugated iron to tie in with your existing home? 


You need to work with a company who doesn’t cut corners, offers the best service and only uses the highest quality materials. If building with steel, you need a durable product, like 100% Australian Colorbond Steel which is engineered to stand up to weather conditions. 


There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a company to build your pergola. Word of mouth referrals are best but if not, there is a wealth of information available at your fingertips online that will enable you to make an informed decision. It pays to do your research and consider all of these factors when seeking the right provider got your project. If they are experienced, reputable and qualified you should have a positive outcome and a long-lasting outdoor area you’ll enjoy for years to come.