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Louvred Pergola

Classic, versatile, garden features, outdoor pods. Enjoy the best of all worlds with our collection of stylish louvred pergolas, sun, shade, solid roof or just blue sky, the choice is yours

  • Where to place your wooden pergola?
    If you’ve decided on a wooden pergola, you’ve got great taste. Up next is where to place it in your garden. Here are a few things to mull over when deciding where it fits best: Which part of your garden gets the most sun? If hosting summer barbeques and garden parties are on the agenda, then creating the right conditions for a relaxing social space is a must. If you have an existing patio or decking, this might be a ready-made spot to place your wooden pergola. Other popular locations include outside the backdoor - to help extend your time outdoors and expand your space indoors – and the spot that gets the most sun during the day or the evening Sunrise & Sunset If you'd like your pergola to be a place to relax and enjoy the sun, be sure to consider which areas of your garden catch the sun at different times of the day. Placing your pergola in an east-facing garden will give you morning sun, while a west-facing garden will provide evening sun – perfect for al fresco dining! Where offers the best view and accessibility? If your wooden pergola will be garden eye candy rather than a place for gatherings, it might be best to consider if you have any walkways that could use some sprucing up or shelter. Climbing plants and hanging baskets can look really special when introduced to a position in your garden that deserves to be highlighted. Keep in mind what you can see from your windows too; you want to make the most of how pretty your pergola looks! Which area provides a more serene and private setting? If you're looking to create a peaceful outdoor seating area where you can enjoy some peace and seclusion, you could also opt to place your pergola at the far end of your garden. They are perfect for sitting over comfortable garden furniture or hammocks too, making for a tranquil, restful outdoor chill-out area to relax and enjoy a good book!
  • How to care for your wooden pergola?
    There are a few ways to ensure your wooden pergola has a long life and looks its best. The first is to apply sealant and wood stain every year to keep the wood looking new and fresh. Before coating the pergola in paint, make sure to clean any garden debris or surface material to help guard against decay. Another way to maintain your pergola is to keep any climbing plants or vines trimmed to minimise any extra weight that may put pressure on the garden structure.
  • Do Pergolas provide shelter from the sun and rain?
    Because Pergolas have an open 'slatted' roof, they do not offer full shelter from sun and rain; however, dressing your pergola's slatted roof with natural features such as plants and vines will help provide some additional garden shelter (as well as heaps of natural style!). By adding some greenery to these garden structures, you can not only make it more aesthetically pleasing, but also help to create a more secluded and intimate setting.
  • Is Product Delivery Included with my Order?
    Yes, delivery of all products ordered from Pergola.co.uk is absolutely free! You can trust that your purchase will arrive quickly and safely, without any additional cost to you. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and delivery guarantee, so you can rest assured that your order will be handled with care.
  • How long does a Wooden Pergola Last?
    Like most home furnishings and additions, proper maintenance will help increase a pergola's longevity. Given annual care and treatment to help protect your pergola from the elements, you can expect a wooden pergola to last 10-12 years before the wood materials diminish in appearance. To help improve the longevity and integrity of your pergola, you should treat it each year with a good quality sealant and wood stain, perfect for areas of the UK that are more susceptible to wind and rain during autumn and winter. Regular cleaning will also help to keep your pergola looking new for years to come, and prevent the onset of any rot (which can occur to outdoor wooden fixtures that aren't properly maintained). You can provide additional protection from the sun and heat by adding shade to the roof of your pergola. There are a few different options available, including canvas, fabric, and even a 'natural' shade such as vines and greenery. By adding one of these features to your pergola, the additional shading can protect the supporting wooden beams from premature fading and deterioration.
  • Building your Wooden Pergola
    Because we sell a range of products in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes, there is no "one size fits all" set of assembly instructions that we can list here! However, you'll be pleased to know that each wooden pergola kit comes with detailed instructions and information to help you build your pergola in your backyard in a number of simple steps. We strongly advise carrying out any installation on a flat, open surface. To complete assembly effectively, you will also need at least two adults' assistance. We also advise contacting a qualified professional to complete the project if, for any reason, you don't have confidence in your ability to do so.
  • Can I decorate my Pergola?
    Most pergolas are designed with a straightforward, clean-lined look that makes them easy to dress up or down. If you want to add some extra decoration to your pergola, consider hanging fairy lights or lanterns from the beams for a magical evening ambience where you can sit and stargaze. For a more natural look, you could drape climbing plants over the beams and let them grow wild!
  • How can I make my Pergola more private?
    If you're looking to create a more intimate space, there are a few things you can do. Hanging curtains from the beams that are a little shorter than the height of your pergola is an easy way to add some privacy, while still letting in natural light. Or, for a more permanent solution, you could install lattice panels around the perimeter of your pergola. This will provide more solid walls and give you the option to grow climbing plants to add some greenery and privacy.
  • Which are the best roofing materials for a Pergola?
    When it comes to roofing materials for your pergola, there are a few things to consider. If you're looking for protection from the sun and rain, then a solid roof is a good option. For a more open feel, a thatched roof or lattice panels will let in some light and air while still providing some shelter. If you live in an area with high winds, then it's important to choose roofing materials that will withstand gusts. Thatched roofs are not recommended in windy areas, as the straw can be blown away. For a more permanent solution, solid roofs made from materials like metal or tile are a good option.

Frequently Asked Louvred Pergola Questions

What is a Louvred Pergola?

A louvred pergola is a conventional pergola structure with a louvred roof that offers various options of protection and shade depending on the weather.

This ingenious design allows you to rotate the louvres to adjust the sun and shade to suit your needs and the weather. You can also fully retract the pergola roof for a complete open-air experience with maximum sunlight or close it. When the louvres are fully shut, they provide shelter from the rain and even snow!

If you want to create an outdoor room that you can use whatever the weather, then a louvred pergola really offers every possibility. Create a cosy den in a hidden area of a large garden, extend living accommodation in a compact courtyard or add living space behind an old cottage with a Mediterranean terrace design.

Louvred pergolas are incredibly versatile and fit into all sorts of locations. With the roof absent, they very much offer a view of the classic pergola with climbing plants but equally, they can create another room outdoors without the inconvenience and expense of something permanent like a home extension or conservatory. 

Why choose a Louvred Pergola?

Louvred pergolas offer every permutation, the classic pergola design with the option to use in all weathers. In the UK, we often get all four seasons in one day. Now the weather won’t limit how much time you spend outside.  

Louvred pergolas complement any garden design and can be styled with lights and plants. Choose climbers for the frame or decorate with hanging baskets and potted plants. Simple remote-control operation from a handheld device or app on your phone means you can match your pergola to the changeable British weather.

Keep an open design, so you feel at one with nature, blend plants to create green walls or fit shades which allow you to choose. Design the perfect haven for downtime with a drink, your favourite music or a good book.


With quality construction and easy maintenance, our louvred pergolas are the perfect addition to any outdoor space or garden design.

Name: Sarah Sixsmith

Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk

Cost: £3,360

Sarah has a listed property in a conservation area, so she has been limited in extending her living accommodation without falling foul of the listing regulations. Her garden is small, and she didn’t want a conservatory to eat into that previous outside space, plus her use was only going to be occasional. With our help and advice, Sarah chose a louvred pergola to sit in the corner of her garden. She blended it with climbing plants and shrubs, and the louvred roof allowed her to use it whenever she wanted plus, there were no issues with planning permission.

Name: James Evans

Location: Salisbury

Cost: £7,750

James wanted to organise a garden makeover as a present for his wife’s significant birthday. Coordinating with our service and delivery team, he arranged for the installation of a louvred pergola whilst she was out for the day, plus some stylish furniture which he stored with a friend. We set up and showed him how the roof worked, so the whole installation was complete within an hour and all ready by the time she came home.

Louvred Pergola Projects

"I chose a louvred pergola because it would create a room outside, and our house is bursting at the seams! With the side shades and a solid roof, if we need it, we’ve been able to build a virtually permanent outside living space, whatever the weather, but it blends in perfectly with the garden. We don’t have a large garden, and I was concerned that a pergola would look too dominant, but our design with potted plants and hanging baskets fits in just perfectly. The service from Pergola.co.uk was excellent too."

Dave

Cheshire

"I have always wanted a pergola as an outdoor retreat, but our weather conditions in Scotland are challenging, to say the least! When I discovered Pergola.co.uk I was thrilled to find louvred pergolas in their collection, something I had never seen before. What a perfect idea. Now I have my bolthole in the garden and can enjoy it virtually all year round. We chose to locate it in a corner where the fence acts as one wall, and we have optional shades for the other two. It’s ideal for my garden and our climate."

Daisy

Lothian

"I have a couple of holiday lets and, in a very competitive market, our louvred pergolas have enabled us to steal a march on other local rentals. We have two barn conversions; one is large, so we use the pergola to cover the hot tub – our guests love it. The other property is compact, so our louvred pergola has enabled us to create more living space outside. They look fantastic and the quality is just what we want as our lets are high-end and people expect a really decent standard plus, Pergola.co.uk were so prompt and helpful, really excellent service."

John

Dorset

"I bought my terraced home a couple of years ago; I have a tiny courtyard at the back, which my neighbours overlook, so this doesn’t really encourage me to go outdoors. When I bought my louvred pergola from Pergola.co.uk, I can honestly say it revolutionised my life. Now, I have a green area filled with plants and flowers completely secluded from my neighbours. I can raise the shades and alter the roof position if they’re out, but if I want privacy, it’s there at the touch of a button."

Milly

Leeds

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