hi all - i'm sure this has been asked a zillion times in which case, sorry , but we want to build a single pergola at the end of our garden to screen out the view of a residents parking area at the back and want to check the maximum height allowed.
pergolas can be the perfect backyard oasis, but they're also fun to build. it's best to install the posts long and trim them to final height, measuring from the frame upward.
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vinyl pergolas typically come in kits, which means the sizes and shapes are predetermined. typical sizes are 10 by 10 feet,12 by 12 feet, 10 by 16 feet, for instance. a custom-built pergola can be any size you like, and it usually only takes about two weeks longer to have a custom pergola built.
** if your post is shorter then 14 feet and you want your ceiling height lower, adjust measurements accordingly. ** note: 2x8 is a nominal measure - the true measure is generally 1.5'x7.5' so check your wood and use the true measure for your post markings.
for our pergola kits, standard pergola dimensions range from 8×8 to 20×20. once you take your measurements, youll know if a standard size will work, or if youll need to request a custom pergola size .
pergola size will be 11.5m x 4m. ceiling height of the ground floor of house is 3.0m. 2.4m would be a conventional height, however i was thinking of going slightly higher as it could make it cooler under the pergola? should i make it 3.0m to match the ceiling height? will that be too high and out of proportion with the pergola/deck dimensions? thanks
we know we want the overall height of our pergola to be at about 10 feet so we need to have the bottom of our 2 x 12 at 9 feet. mark each post on both sides at 9 feet. the easiest way to attach the 2 x 12s is to place a scrap piece of wood at the 9 foot mark and either hammer it in or hold it with a vise.
pergolas need to offer at least seven feet head clearance and you can achieve the height you need with a walled substructure. this adds height and creates definition to the base. if your pergola is creating shade over an area with steps, then remember that the height needed for your uprights will be different on either side. the trellis pergola.
a pergola structure can be as wide as you like, as long as its built with enough beams to support the roof. the minimum height of a pergola should be no lower than 76 to provide enough head room, though most projects call for a range of 8-10 in height.
pergola roof height now, for the height of a standard pergola roof. if a pergola has an eight-foot head clearance, the beams will bring the height up to nine feet, then the rafters will total about 10 feet high.