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Pergola


In recent years the faidate has become one of the most loved and appreciated hobbies by people. The art of faidate is useful and allows to obtain numerous advantages. DIY is an operation that delights and is useful for anyone who wants to try something, for example those who love jewelry can take care of jewelry, who has a green thumb, will be able to enjoy taking care of plants, who loves engines can take care of the own vehicles. But exactly what is DIY? It is a technique that allows you to do all kinds of work and allows you to do everything independently, without the need for help from professionals. Through this art of DIY, you can build the pergola. All gardens generally have a pergola, it is a decorative garden element, elegant and that protects from the sun's rays. Usually the pergola is used to cover terraces or to create shaded paths to the avenues of connection between different buildings. The main thing is to try to have the roof wall covered by vegetation, above all to have ventilation, which is essential for plants to enjoy salubriousness, thus avoiding stagnation of humidity. The vine is the classic pergola plant, but any other plant that tends to cover and climb and above all to give shade, is considered excellent for this structure. In viticulture the pergola is widely used and the main feature is its use in sunlight during the warm hours of the day, using shading for the preservation of soil moisture, where unfortunately this is lacking. A pergola must not exceed 2.60 meters in height and generally those built with wood are protected with paint, while enamels should be eliminated. The latter are an obstacle to climbing plants. The pergolas that are made of wood or metal, require constant maintenance especially when the vines lose their leaves. Building a pergola can be very simple if you have all the tools of the trade. In the past, pergolas based on dome-shaped or pavilion-shaped structures were widespread, better known as gazebos. In some cases these structures were made of cloth, in others of wood or metal.

LA PERGOLA: WHAT IS IT



A very useful structure in a house is the pergola, capable of realizing it by itself. The pergola is based on a structure composed of beams, crosspieces and joists. It is supported by pillars, whereas the overlying lattice is formed by beams on which different types of vegetation are born so that the arbor is completely covered. It is not only an elegant and decorative element to embellish gardens, villas, orchards but also functional because it allows the passage to a point where the plants are in the shade. Generally the roof, which can be flat or roundish, is always closed while the side walls are open. The arbor is almost always found in the garden and its main function is to cover the terraces, shade the garden or simply embellish the house. The pergola can be made of wood, metal, masonry. The wooden one can be of three types (teak, Nordic pine and chestnut) and adapts to any type of environment. It is more economical than the other two, but it is more complicated to clean and needs a lot of maintenance. Teak wood, besides being the most widespread and also the most resistant and has a honey color. For pergola coverings, in addition to the now known waterproof sheets, there are tarred cardboard to be fixed on wooden structures. Instead the metal and masonry structures do not require particular maintenance, they are very resistant but economically very expensive.

HOW DO YOU MAKE A FAUNDED PERGOLA



Anyone who wants to make a pergola must know that there are some rules to follow. First of all, if you want to build a pergola in a condominium apartment, you need to go to the Municipality and ask for authorization. If the pergola is rather small and does not cause problems to other condominiums, permission will be obtained easily. The second operation to do is to create a design of the pergola that you want to build, paying close attention to the dimensions and measurements. If you want to build a pergola with a quadrangular base, you need to provide four poles. It will be necessary to fix the poles in holes of forty cm that will be fixed with cement mortar. The beams must be positioned between each pole, using round head bolts. The beams will be placed equally across the beams. Depending on the type of plant that will be hosted, the distance between one joist and the other will be determined. A protective impregnating agent must be applied to the whole structure and a coat of woodworm after it.

COSTS



So far we have talked about how to build a pergola bave, but not everyone is likely to build it with their own hands for various reasons. The pergola is on the market and its price changes according to the materials and the size with which it is formed. For example a metal pergola, very resistant to all atmospheric agents, will cost from 1800 to 2500 euros, reaching 3000 euros if very large like 400x400 cm. For those who can afford it, the opal polycarbonate sheets that allow the passage of light and resistance to impact are also excellent. However, we are faced with structures that are very simple to install and durable. If you want to save money, it is advisable to build them through DIY.