cld you please tell me why the Portsea pergola is classed as a non permanent structure and wld I hve to get council approval in Qld.
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Princey. It's marvellous to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about the Portsea gazebo.
A permanent gazebo will typically require a poured concrete slab, is not easily removable and will, at most times, require council approval. A semi-permanent gazebo can be installed onto a variety of surfaces, is easily removable, of a lighter-weight construction and might not need approval. It's best to check with your local council on requirements for semi-permanent structures, as regulations can vary in different areas.
Please let me know if you have further questions.
Thankyou for yr reply..wld the Portsea be ok installed into concrete pavers….is tge manufacture strong enough to stand wind?
is it less strong than your other pergolas?
Just to be sure we are talking about the same pergola, would it be possible for you to post a picture or the item number of the pergola you are referring to? Generally, a non-permanent structure has to be taken down if there is an indication of very strong wind or very strong rain. This is because there is a possibility that the structure could get damaged.
It is possible to anchor the feet to your concrete pavers, but this will only prevent the pergola from being blown away by moderate wind. Should stronger winds come around, it will be necessary to take it down.
If you need further assistance, please let us know.
Hi Heather (@Princey),
The Portsea gazebos can be installed onto a variety of hard surfaces. For concrete pavers, you'll need to drill corresponding holes to those of the footplates into the pavers and install the supplied anchor bolts.
It's essential to open the louvres when not attended and especially in heavy winds or extreme weather. The wind rating for these models is 62km/h when the louvres are open. Gazebos like the Backyard Discovery 4.3 x 3.1 x 3m Cordova Gazebo Kit would be considered a more high-performance structure with the ability to withstand winds up to 160km/h.
Please let us know if you have further questions.
But those you have mentioned do not have the louvres??
Hi Heather (@Princey),
The Portsea gazebo's entire roofs are louvres. The Backyard Discovery 4.3 x 3.1 x 3m Cordova Gazebo Kit is designed to withstand higher windspeeds and has no louvres.