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Pergola over low-level deck

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A custom pergola built with painted galvanised steel posts set into concrete and built over a low-level deck.





The project


We designed and built this pergola from scratch and have been enjoying evenings out on our new deck.


Two large bolts are used to attach each end of the 240 x 45 x 5300 and 240 x 45 x 5100 beams to the painted galvanised steel posts. We dug large concrete footings and poured concrete pads to get the correct heights first, and allowed the pads to dry and then set the galvanised steel posts on the pads and cemented in. 





Every time we work on a project we learn something new and gain more and more confidence to give a bigger and better project a crack.



You can read more about project creators Lauren and Sarah in our member profile story Better to do the job well.


More backyard inspiration


Workshop member tom_builds is spending more time with his family outdoors after replacing old brick pavers with a low-level deck and using a Softwoods patio kit to build this covered area, all for around $4500.



A deck and pergola can help extend your living area and provides a fantastic space to relax and entertain friends and family. For more inspiration for your outdoor area, check out our Top 10 most popular decking projects and Top 10 most popular outdoor projects.


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