Patios & Pergolas

  • Gable Patio and Decking

People often ask ..“What’s the difference between a Patio and a Pergola?”

The residential design codes advise:

Patio: An unenclosed structure covered in a water impermeable material or , which may or may not be attached to a dwelling.

Pergola: An unenclosed open-framed structure covered in a water permeable material or unroofed which may or may not be attached to a dwelling.

So in short the difference between the two is basically you could say..

A Patio has a waterproof roof:

A gable roof patio

Gable roof Patio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gable roof patio

Gable roof patio

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a Pergola does not:

 

Flat Roof Pergola with Shadecloth

Flat Roof Pergola with Shadecloth

 

Carport with open roof for plant cover

Carport with open roof for plant cover

 

A Pergola may have shadecloth , battens,¬† or perhaps a vine growing over it for example, thus allowing water to permeate¬† through. Whereas your Patio has an “im”permeable roof such as colourbond,polycarbonate,tiles etc anything that creates a waterproof cover.

Here at Top Notch Pergolas & Gazebos we can Supply & Install Timber Patios or Pergolas whether flat or pitched.

For your piece of mind all our structures are built to Australian Standards.All timbers are dressed and stress graded to Australian building code standards and also treated against rot and termites.
Galvanised or “Class3” fixings are used throughout¬† in accordance with Australian standards also.

We offer a professional and personalised service whereby your input and satisfaction with the finished product is paramount. We will make sure you are happy through the entire process of any build we do for you.

 

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