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Looking for a little inspiration on how to use your DIY pergola? We share some of the most popular ways our customers have used theirs to give you a little inspiration.

Enjoy al-fresco dining with your loved ones

Perhaps the most popular use for our aluminium DIY pergolas is to create the perfect place to enjoy a sit down meal with loved ones while surrounded by nature. This wonderful al-fresco lifestyle brings a hint of continental living to our own corner of the UK, something many of us have missed recently. Our pergolas are ideally sized to fit an outside patio set under so you and your friends and family can make memories that last a lifetime while protected from the ever changing elements.

Did someone say hot tub?

If you’re lucky enough to have a hot tub, chances are you’ll want to enjoy the bubbling waters as much as possible. While you’re able to use it almost every day at the height of summer, when the rain clouds roll in or the autumn chill begins to creep up, you might not want to venture outside.

However, when you install an aluminium pergola with rotating louvred roof over your hot tub, you’ll be able to relax in the steaming waters whatever the weather! In good weather, you can open the roof up to enjoy the clear blue sky or a spot of stargazing. When the weather isn’t behaving, simple close the roof, drop the roller screens and turn on the heaters for good measure (and for when you climb out).

Create the ultimate outside entertainment area

We’ve seen clients create fantastic outside entertainment areas under the cover of their pergola, complete with mini fridges, bars and outside seating. Garden parties have become more popular than ever before thanks to the pandemic and a pergola provides the perfect space, sheltered from the elements, in which to safely meet loved ones (following the government’s guidelines, of course.) Add built in lighting and heaters to your pergola and your garden party can carry on long after the sun has set.

Pool house

A pergola and a swimming pool are a match made in heaven. The stylish, simplistic structure of the pergola pairs perfectly with the rippling surface of the water and it provides the ultimate space in which to relax beside the pool. With reliable shade and roller screens for added privacy and protection from the wind, you’ll be able to unwind in the summer heat safely and comfortably.

Feeling inspired?

If you’re feeling more than a little inspired by the wonderful ways you can use your pergola and enhance your lifestyle, get in touch with Broadview today on 0845 450 0435. Our DIY aluminium pergolas are affordable, easy to install and of the highest quality.