Adding a Gezebo to your property
A gazebo is often octagonal and commonly found in parks, gardens, and public areas. Gazebos are generally freestanding but can also be attached to a wall or existing structure.
Adding a gazebo to your house
An Outside Concepts gazebo is an appealing addition to your home. Often an attractive feature of a landscape, gazebos not only add to the beauty of your home, they also provide shade, shelter and a place to relax while in your garden. In fact, depending on the size of your gazebo, you can also place a few chairs and a table there to enjoy a few drinks with your friends or breakfast with your family.
Though a gazebo is usually octagonal in shape, there are various gazebo designs, styles and shapes for you to choose from for your gazebo. You have to make your choice based on the architecture of your home, garden, and of course, according to your budget. Even if you want a standard gazebo design, Outside Concepts can customize it to suit your lifestyle and space available by customizing the floor materials, screens, shape, style and the roof.
Choose the gazebo location
You will never regret adding a gazebo to your home as it increases the value of your home. So if you plan to sell or rent your place in the future, the gazebo will be a reason to increase the rent and selling price of your home.
However if you don’t know where to install the gazebo, the gazebo will not add as much value as it should to your house. So to get maximum returns from your investment, bear these points in mind while consulting with Outside Concepts and planning your gazebo.
The backyard is where gazebos are usually placed. You could also place it in an area that has great scenic beauty to enhance the appeal of the gazebo. Basically, the area that you choose should highlight the gazebo as a special attraction of your garden and your lifestyle.
Decide on the shape and size of the gazebo
Once you are sure you have the right space to place a gazebo, you have to think about the shape and size of the gazebo. Outside Concepts will work with you to design and build a gazebo that is appropriate for the architecture of your house and surroundings, with consideration for your lifestyle and budget. Think of the right size based on what you intend to use the gazebo for. The more people you intend to house or entertain in the gazebo, the larger you need it to be.
Choice of materials
The next point to take into consideration about building your gazebo is the materials you intend to use for constructing your gazebo.
For the structure of the gazebo, you could use traditional wood, if you are not that enthusiastic on using steel. Although wood has a nice aesthetic feel, remember that when compared to steel, wood has more maintenance, and it is only if you maintain the wooden gazebo well, can you expect it to last a long life.
The COLORBOND® steel colours shown have been reproduced to represent product colours as accurately as possible. We recommend checking an actual sample of the product before purchasing.
Why not make use of Colorbond® steel, it not only adds beauty to the structure, but is also durable, secure and strong. Moreover, Colorbond® steel is lightweight and provides the required strength and flexibility for building gazebo’s of all sizes. And with over 20 colours available in the range, you are sure to find the right colour to match your home and surroundings. This steel comes with a 10 to 25 year warranty, subject to usage and natural elements.
uses heat reflective technology to allow light through the sheets whilst
reflecting heat carrying infra-red light. It also protests you from 99.9% of
harmful UV radiation.
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Laserlite® polycarbonate sheeting is becoming popular for use on roofs of gazebos today while the latest addition to roofing material for gazebos is solar control type sheets. These sheets are light weight, 99.9% UV Protected and have high impact resistance. Laserlite® sheets offer three different profiles, a huge range of transparent and translucent colours and a lifetime warranty. Their range also offers polycarbonate sheets that include heat reflecting properties, allowing excellent light transmission, while ensuring that the gazebo remains cool inside.
Zincalume® steel is another option you have for using in the roofing and walls of your gazebo. The roof sheeting is very durable as it is corrosion resistant of more than four times that of galvanized steel. Moreover, it is one of the most efficient roofing materials.
- First, a base of ZINCALUME® steel.
This ensures outstanding anti-corrosion performance.
- Next, a conversion layer is chemically
applied to enhance coating adhesion.
- Then an epoxy primer is baked onto the
- And finally, a durable exterior grade top-coat
is baked on.
It is resistant to the impact from hail, is flexible and can be curved as per your gazebo design, offers easy maintenance and is guaranteed to be weather tight and secure when installed as per the manufacturer’s specifications.
You can also use a combination of materials, combining Colorbond® Zincalume® and Laserlite® providing full weather cover with sun light passing through the occasional polycarbonate sheet. Another roofing option is to use tiles to compliment your house roof and give a great matching look to the gazebo.
While Outside Concepts provide you a free quote for your gazebo, they will also provide a range of flooring options, cement is quite common, but for a more stylish floor slate or tiles can be very striking, or if you would like a traditional natural look a timber deck might be the choice for you.
Finishing touches for your gazebo
Now that the location and materials is decided on, the next part is to apply the finishing touches. Depending on the materials used, you may want to paint, varnish or stain wooden beams or decks to further the life of your gazebo and match your surroundings.
Cafe Blinds are becoming increasingly popular for outdoor structures, allowing you to enjoy your views while protecting you from the elements and adding class. Custom made and available in clear or tinted PVC Plastic with the option of UV protected sunscreens, Cafe Blinds can be motorised or use a manual pulley to easily roll up and are secured to your structure with visible and non-visible zip systems.
Constructing your gazebo should be done by certified and professional installers to ensure that there are no complications. Of course, if you are planning to install a gazebo Outside Concepts will take care of everything, from plans to ordering materials, right through to consulting with the local council for permission, allowing you to sit back and relax.