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Building Beautiful Arbours in Perth: The Ultimate Guide


Cottage garden arbour design



Intertwine Nature and Elegance in Your Garden

Arbours - also known as pergolas - are the perfect addition to create a stunning focal point in your garden. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or simply looking to enhance your outdoor space, we're here to guide you through the process of building the perfect arbour. From timber to steel, let's explore the best products that Perth has to offer, ensuring your arbour becomes a feature of your garden.


Regulations & Approvals: Building with Confidence

Before embarking on your arbour-building journey, it's crucial to understand Perth's regulations. Obtaining a building permit from your local council is essential, unless your design falls under exemption. The height limit of 2.4m and area limit of 20m² are common exempt parameters. However, compliance with building standards and regulations is still necessary. Remember to check with your local council for any additional approvals or permits required, even if you think your design is exempt.


Designing with Expertise

We love incorporating arbours into our clients outdoor spaces. Whether it's an intimate escape or a grand centrepiece, our expertise ensures your arbour complements your garden's aesthetic seamlessly. Our designers understand the balance between classic and modern, and how different materials contribute to the overall design.


Materials & Elements: Crafting Your Perfect Arbour

Timber: Enhance the timeless charm of your garden with a timber arbour. Hardwoods like spotted gum and blackbutt bring durability and aesthetic appeal, maturing beautifully with time. Reclaimed timber offers character and history, while treated softwoods like Design Pine provide versatility and elegance.

Steel: For a contemporary touch, opt for powder-coated steel arbours. They require minimal maintenance and offer a modern aesthetic. Consider adding steel tension wires, decorative panels, and climbing plants for shade and charm. Rectangular Hollow Sections (RHS) and I-Beams present two common design possibilities to suit your style.


Choosing the Right Material for You

Timber arbours seamlessly blend with traditional and modern homes alike, while steel arbours typically complement modern architecture. The unique beauty of latte poles adds an enchanting touch that suits various styles. Looking for cost-effective options? Steel RHS and treated pine arbours are popular choices that offer both affordability and durability. And for those who desire adaptability, a louvred roof arbour is a remarkable option, allowing you to control sunlight and weather exposure.


Embark on Your Arbour Journey

Discover the beauty of an arbour as it transforms your garden into a breathtaking retreat. At Valley Design Co., we are committed to helping you choose the perfect arbour design for your space. We'd love to guide you through the process, ensuring your arbour becomes a stunning focal point in your garden. Have the peace of mind that it is the right choice for you and your garden.


Happy to discuss your garden and arbour plans with you. Contact us to chat.

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