Finding the perfect spot: Choosing the best location to install a pergola
Pergolas or canopies have long been favoured for their ability to transform outdoor spaces into elegant and inviting oasis. This versatile structure provides a combination of shade, aesthetics, and a touch of outdoor beauty, making it a popular choice for homeowners looking to enhance their outdoor experiences. However, the success of a project greatly depends on one important decision: where to install it. Samson Outdoor Living expert team will help you to explore the key factors to consider the best location for your pergola in this article.
Install an awning in the winter time? Why not?
During the winter, you are most likely spending more time indoors and may ignore any outside property improvements. You may be thinking about adding a new awning next spring, but by planning and ordering an awning in the winter, you may discover that you can enjoy some unique perks. Here are several reasons why installing a patio awning in December, January, or February is a good idea:
Summer is approaching, and the summer check lists will make your gardening tasks less onerous and more enjoyable.
Beckly Crowley, a former cutting gardener, has compiled a guide to help you get your garden ready for the sun. ‘’This list is not exhaustive, it will assist you in staying on track’’, he stated, ‘’ June is the ideal month for adding colour blossoms, expanding your outside spaces and making outdoor entertaining easier by combing relaxing areas with eating and drinking places.’’
Here are some suggested gardening tasks in June from Beckly and Landscape urban design as follows:
Earlier in the year, we were delighted to introduce the new, award-winning Pergola Stretch to our diverse range of bespoke, high quality outdoor living products.
Now we’d like to run through the greatest benefits and features of the Pergola Stretch, during the time of year where our clients begin to consider their upcoming home improvements for 2022.
Pergola awning plus vertical awning from weinor
Reliable all-round protection
The very popular concept of the retractable pergola system is now one of the best selling outdoor living products from Samson. Providing exceptional levels of sun shade and rain protection on medium or large areas this product now has more to offer… Continue reading →
The Terrazza Pure, an exciting new 90° glass roof system from Weinor, will now be coming to the UK and Samson Awnings later this year.
A new free-standing roof system from Weinor, the Terrazza Pure is a brilliant sun and weather protection system from the innovators at Weinor. Usable as either a free standing or lean-to system, meaning it can either be constructed to attach onto an existing wall or structure, or be made to stand independently itself.
It has a cubic design, with special lighting and decorative strips that ensure this system looks fantastic wherever it is erected, and with a large range of features, it can be customised to suit whatever needs you may have.
The Terrazza Pure is based upon the already existing Terrazza.
Weinor have took this model and converted it to a cubic design, allowing it to be a truly free standing system. The system uses a cubic design, whilst rainwater is drained via the guttering down the posts.
LED strips are available to provide lighting, available in up to 48 colours and three different types or white. The colours can even be dimmed or adjusted via the Weinor transmitter. The sides can be filled in too, with the options for either vertical blinds, glass sliding doors or glazing, enabling you to fully close off the system and convert it into an outdoor room.
The Weinor Pergotex is a highly effective electric retractable fabric roof canopy system using a very tough vinyl fabric, far thicker and stronger than normal awning fabric.
It has the ability to incorporate sides and a front enclosure if required because it uses an aluminium framework system with a built in rainwater guttering on the front and the framework provides the structure for other products to fix to and further enclose the area underneath..
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As part of our Great British Glass Off offer, Verano’s fantastic Garda glass roof system has recently been installed for the first time by Samson Awnings.
An exceptional glass roof system, it can have either a glass or polycarbonate roof, allowing for different needs and budgets, and can also have an awning style fabric system installed either above or below the roof. Alongside this, lighting can be requested as either halogen or LED spotlights. It is also a modular system, allowing the sides to be filled in at a later date with glass elements such as wall panels and doors.
This particular Garda roof was fitted to a domestic property, and was erected so easily and unobtrusively that the customers wife actually missed the system being set up!
Finished in anthracite, this system blends perfectly with the colour of the bi-folding doors that are underneath. This system is fitted with 8.8mm glass, which offers superb vision combined with fantastic durability, with the added benefit over polycarbonate options of being much quieter in the rain.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Ulimate UK Weather Protection!
Awnings and glass rooms both have their advantages and disadvantages. Awnings are adaptable, yet unable to cope with heavier wind and snow. Glass rooms meanwhile are more fixed, however lack natural shading, merely rain and wind protection.
Perhaps this is why it has become an option with many glass rooms to have an awning attached. Often fixed to the roof of the glass room itself, the awning extends via runners and this adds stability to the awning itself. These can be placed either above or under the glass, with each having advantages. Outside shading is perfect for keeping the sun from heating up the glass, increasing the temperature, whilst inside shading prevents wind or heavy rain from becoming an issue.
The benefit of this means that not only can you shelter from the rain and wind, and even snow in the summer, but you can also provide shade from the summer sun. This transforms an already impressive glass room into a truly year round all weather system.
The benefits of this are obvious. When combined with sliding glass doors, you can create an area that can be entirely closed off, with a shaded roof, yet can also be completely opened up, with a glass roof and no walls.
Examples for suitable systems:
The Terrazza is a glass and aluminium roof structure, designed for us on a terrace or patio in any domestic or commercial environment.
The Terrazza can have shading added, with a product called the Sottezza, an under-mount anti-glare screen that blends in perfectly and shields the area underneath from the sun.
The Terrazza has a couple of different roof models and shapes, meaning that every need is catered for, and sides can be personalised to make them more stable or transparent.
An elegant and appealing design, the Terrazza has a number of different options to suit different needs, and can be fitted with lights to extend usability.
The Weinor GlasOase is designed to be the ultimate in roof protection. It has a high quality aluminium profile, and a roof that is similar to that of the Terrazza, but is designed from the ground up to be transformed into a glassroom.
Sides can be filled in with a variety of options, such as glass panels, sliding or folding glass doors and more, and the sides include minimal posts, offering a truly panoramic view of the surroundings with a possibility for full-surface glazing, with no restrictions to the view.
The GlasOase can also have both inside and outside shading, making it an incredibly versatile system. Alongside this, both LED lighting and infrared heating systems are available, both of which are energy efficient.
The Verano Riva is a stylish and sturdy glass roof system, which when filled in at the sides uses exceptionally high-quality glass to create a fantastically clear veranda, which offers protection from all sorts of weather conditions, from sun shading, to winds and rain, and even light snow.
There is also the option for polycarbonate to be used, and whilst this is cheaper, it does make it much noisier in wet weather conditions. Alternatively, you can also fill the sides with zip screens as well as the standard glass partitions or sliding glass doors.
Similarly to the glasOase, the Riva has minimal posts, which allows for fantastic views, without losing any of the structural integrity. The Riva only needs two supports to span 6.5 metres, and does this with ease.
Both halogen and LED lights are available built into the structure, which can save up to 30% on energy costs, whilst shading is placed above the roof.
For more information on these options, please contact us.
The very popular weather protection system from Markilux now has 2 very striking lighting options to enhance to space underneath this superb retractable fabric roof system. The Pergola has been a great product to provide extra protection above what a normal retractable awning can provide.
The Pergola has support posts and a lean-to tracking guide system to take the awning in and out, supporting all the time from the sides as well as being tensioned front to back. The result is a large fabric cover system with extra tension on the fabric to provide strength against higher winds speeds and the option to protect against rainfall (when the pitch is set to 15 degrees or more), which many awnings cannot do.
The new lighting options for the Pergola are either adjustable spotlights on the cover tube sections, or a diffused LED light line in the entire length of the support tube. These lights come with a dimming option, which gives you supreme control over the light and atmosphere under the Pergola.
LED lights have a service life of around 20,000 hours, with 5W bulbs demanding very little power. As a result, this is a lighting option that will last for many, many years, whilst costing very little along the way.