Diann Tran Backyard November 15th, 2018 - 08:28:36
A pergola can be a great addition to any home. It can give you a nice shady space. It adds real character to your backyard. Putting one up isn't much of a drama if you're interested in having a go, I'm gonna take you through the job step-by-step. Now, generally, any structure over one meter high needs a building consent so best check with your local council about the applicable building regulations. Another tip some environments in New Zealand are quite corrosive to metals, so metal fixings need to be protected against the elements either by hot dip, galvanizing or more aggressive environments. You want to go with stainless steel.
This pergola is going to be 3.5 by 3 meters. We'll start by marking out where our post holes will go we're now going to build our profiles. Profiles and streamlines are essential to establish the square and level area. We've built profiles to flex string lines to place your profile at least half a meter back from your outside corners lake to bits of football. One down pick them in place and make sure they're level put two nails into the profiles in line with a corner Max and ran your string lines. Finally, we measure the diagonals to ensure their area is square. All right. You see this corner. This is the outside line of our pace. Now places are going to be 400 square by 500. Deep before you start digging contact your local utility companies to make sure you don't hit everything you shouldn't. I've put my string lines back on and then the bottom will toss a concrete block for the posters sit on so the post set off the ground. Then we put in the post line them up against the string lines, then brace them make, sure the plumb and then pour in your concrete use, a stick to vibrate the concrete to make sure there are no air bubbles in it.
I've laid our concrete set for 24 hours. I can now take down our string lines, profiles and braces right time to make the poster length and we're the rebates for our bearers to sit on will be we're making our pergola two meters high to the underside of the bearers. I'm just going to use an offcut of the bearer to mark out our rebate. I now want to transfer your rebate mark on to our other three paces. To do this, I'm just going to knock in a nail on our rebate mark taking a nice straight piece of timber, put that on our nail, throw a label on there and transfer that mark on to our other posts. We're now going to chop the top of our post off next thing. We need to do let's chop out our rebate. I just want to set our blade of our circular, saw to the depth of our cut right now. It'S time to cut our bearers. My pergola is 3.5 meters wide, I'm gonna overhang, our Birra 300 millimeters past the sides of the post. So that means our beer needs to be the full point: one meter, long. Now I'm going to shape our beers to do that, I'm going to come in 300 millimeters and then down 35.
The next thing to do is mark the position of the rafters on the bearers, I'm going to use a crafter's. So I'm going to mark out the bearers to make sure that evenly spaced we come back to our 300-millimeter mark square. That updo that on either in and then we can evenly mark out our rafters, I'm using an offcut of a rafter to get the width ride. Our pergola is three meters deep, we're making the rafters 3.6 meters long. This includes an overhang of 300 millimeters on each side. Now I'm going to cut the battens that go on top of the rafters. The pergola is 3.5 meters wide, so I'm going to make the battens 3.6 meters long. That includes a 50-millimeter overhang on either side. The Barons go on to the rafters, a quick way to mark the positions is to line all the rafters up and mark them. At the same time, I'm going to put my barons at 300 millimeters apart, but you can do whatever you want right. Just try! Your beer and your rebates, you just clamp them to the post, so you can drill the holes for the bolts and just remember when you're up a ladder, be careful. Lay the rafters on the beers and because we've already marked with a guy laying them out is easy. Just one skewed nail on either side should do it. If you want to speed things up, you can use one of these and finally, we just lay our battens on top of our rafters and just fix straight through here's, another tip pre-drill the holes at the end of each bed and to stop a Thomas splitting. Now, let's just make sure we've got a 15-millimeter overhang and then just nail them on a job done.