Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




147 posts

Master Geek


# 100228 5-Apr-2012 15:08
Send private message

Hi, I have a big deck in front of my house in Auckland (not backyard) and I wish to have a pergola to be able to use it and protect from weather (sun/wind/rain).

Which of the following options is better in terms of value for money being invested:

1. Wooden custom made with polycarbonate sheets?

2. Galvanized / powder coated pipe custom structures with polycarbonate sheets?

3. Aluminum kits?

Also, if you could suggest estimated price range.

The area to cover is approx 19 sq m. (6 m by 3 m).

I am confused with the all the options and varying price ranges.

Also, the deck is a concrete one, with my garage underneath it, so there is no scope of digging and bury the posts.

Please help!

Create new topic
2260 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 605749 5-Apr-2012 15:22
Send private message

Hi,

Depends on where you live,


I'm in Wellington, so I built something strong last year, roughly 6mx3m

Cost was roughly $300 all up from Bunnings

1. Wooden, with sheets of polycarb/roofing sheets

I used 150x50mm beams x2, bolted them to 3x 100x100mm posts
Then used 100x50mm battens back to the house
I used 250mm coach bolts to bolt the beams to the poles.  And Galvanised flat head nails for the rest of it.

Then I crossed those with 50x50mm battens, to strengthen/bolt the polycarb to

I used galvanised 100x50mm hangers, and bolted the 100x100mm posts into the concrete.

If you were doing it in grass, set the posts 1/3 of the height underground, and use 2x bags of 25kg instacrete.

Will give you a stable bit of kit

2. Otherwise the galvanised/powder coated custom structure would set you back about $800(rough materials probably 400-500, then powder coating on top of that

3. Haven't really seem many aluminium kits, but I'm sure bunnings will have some shade sales that might suit, ranging anywhere from 300-1200.

If you are in a high wind area, I strongly advise wood.  As metal poles will vibrant, and resonate in the wind.  As I've found out with a recently installed aluminium gate...


I might be able to get some pictures this weekend if you wanted an idea of what it looks like?  I haven't quite finished the painting on it.  But it's an excellent wind/rain stopper.  It's bumped right up to the guttering on the house, with a slight 10 degree slope to allow water run off




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 



147 posts

Master Geek


  # 605757 5-Apr-2012 15:27
Send private message

Hi, thanks for your reply. Apologies for not mentioning my city, I am in Auckland (hv edited the post)
Do you mean 300 or 3000 $ for wooden?

Sounds like you did the project on your own, I don't think I have the expertize to do it myself so I would need the labor cost to be factored in as well, apart from the materials.

 
 
 
 


15210 posts

Uber Geek


  # 605782 5-Apr-2012 15:45
Send private message

You may need to hire someone to draw up the plans. You may need building consent too, depending on where you live, as it sounds like it is being attached to part of building.

1465 posts

Uber Geek


  # 605796 5-Apr-2012 16:35
Send private message

For the custom fitted type, try the likes of Archgola. they should be able to give a ballpark guesstimate over the phone, and will probably be happy to send someone out for a specific quote.

Places like Bunnings & Mega have pamphlets and people on hand to give this kind of advice too. Or if you're planning on the easy option, get quotes from some buildery types.  

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07


LG Electronics begins distributing the G8X THINQ
Posted 24-Oct-2019 10:58



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.