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A custom bioclimatic pergola on your own? No problem nowadays

A pergola is for most people a symbol of a place to relax in the garden or on the terrace. And when you think about a pergola at your home, it occurs to you that only a specialized company should handle the installation? Yes, that's also an option for those who don't have the time or aren't inclined towards manual work. For DIY enthusiasts looking to enhance their homes, there's a second option you can now order and install a bioclimatic aluminum pergola yourself. Let's take a look at how the construction of a pergola progresses step by step.

What is a bioclimatic pergola?

If you've seen a pergola before, you probably know what a bioclimatic pergola is. If not, here's a brief explanation. Bioclimatic pergolas have adjustable louvers, allowing air to circulate when they're tilted. Fresh air flows under the pergola, and warm air escapes. By adjusting the louvers, you can also smoothly react to the movement of the sun and regulate the shade under the pergola. 

Bioclimatic pergola ARTOSI

Aluminum bioclimatic pergola ARTOSI

When it comes to rain, you can simply close the louvers and create an impermeable surface, allowing you to continue relaxing under the pergola in peace and dryness.

Side shading and protection

With the addition of outdoor blinds on the sides of the aluminum pergola, you also secure shading, protection from the wind, and privacy from neighbors' windows or the street.

The pergola is made of extruded aluminum and you can match its color with your exterior. You can configure the pergola yourself on Labona, choose colors, place outdoor blinds, add lighting to the pergola, and get an immediate price estimate. With a few more clicks, you've placed your order, and that's one-third of your new project completed, ready for delivery.

Building a pergola - it's like a construction kit

When you watch the assembly videos and guides, you'll find that building a pergola isn't much different from other DIY projects. The only thing you need are ideally 1 or 2 helpers, who can lend a hand when lifting roof profiles and other parts of the structure. 

Before starting the installation, prepare concrete bases for the pergola (at least 300 x 300 mm), ideally to a frost-free depth, and have an electrical connection point where you'll connect it. 

Anchoring the posts under the pergola

The first step of the installation is anchoring the posts. For each post, drill holes according to the template, clean them thoroughly, apply chemical anchor, and insert threaded rods. Attach the posts and secure them. 

Anchoring the posts under the pergola

Anchoring the posts of the pergola

For our description, we chose a pergola anchored to the house wall. Mark the location of the main support profile on the facade. You'll need a few extra hands here to lift the profile and mark the holes. Then, drill the holes, apply chemical anchor again, and insert wall plugs. 

Once the chemical anchor has set, you can put back the main support profile and secure it. You can place the electrical connection in one of the posts or in the profile on the facade.

Attach the upper support profile of the structure to the facade

Attach the upper support profile of the structure to the facade

Place the prepared bases on the ground and lift the remaining upper profiles onto the posts and secure them. It's good to not fully tighten everything, check and adjust the level of the structure, and then fully tighten

Building the pergola structure

Lift and secure the remaining support profiles onto the pergola posts

Roofing the pergola on your own

Now you can connect the power cable to the electrical box. Close all openings with covers. Attach the gutter profile. You can then move on to the final step, which is inserting the rotating louvers

Inserting louvers into the pergola structure

Attaching the rotating louvers into the prepared openings

And you're done.

Garden pergola near the house

Bioclimatic pergola ARTOSI with outdoor blinds


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