Open Air Pergolas in the Backyard – Add Some Classic Architecture

By caststone

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Do you have a space in the backyard beckoning for something special – maybe a gazebo or a tea house? Think about an open air pergola, it can open the outdoors and garden to your home and extend the living area. Being open air and without a roof, it won’t dominate the backyard either.

Using precast concrete columns, we have created stunning open air pergolas for both modern homes and more traditional homes bringing classical Greek architecture into people’s backyards, adding romance and beauty, as well as value to their homes.

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For this particular project in the leafy suburb of Blackwood, Adelaide, the client had a sloping backyard with a lovely aspect out to the neighbourhood and plenty of space to create an outdoor feature.

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She wanted something beautiful but practical. Her Al Fresco area provided shelter from the weather, but this particular structure needed to be open to the skies, without a roof so that it complemented the garden without dominating.

We designed an open air pergola using our Ionic design - precast concrete columns with a fluted shaft and curled capitals, inspired by classical Greek architecture. We used eight columns which were 2.9 metres in height and they were left in their natural colour. Precast concrete sandstone columns can be painted to colour match your home or if they are left in their natural state, they will age taking on the elements of their surrounds.

The photos above show the progress of the job which took about two weeks to complete after council approval was received. 

Call CastStone to start designing your open air pergola today

CastStone provides an end to end service for our precast concrete projects. We design, manufacture from our workshop in Adelaide, obtain council approval and install the project. With over 30 years in precast concrete, we have hundreds of ideas for pergolas, gazebos and fences. Visit us in our showroom at 950 Port Road, Albert Park or call us on 1800 626 816.

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