How to Install A Garden Arbour
About Garden Arbours
If you're a DIY novice and wondering how to install a garden arbour, don't worry, it's a relatively straightforward process. Still, getting it exactly right first time will ensure your arbour withstands even the worst of weather and remains a much-loved fixture in your garden for many years to come.
Garden arbours sport a variety of timeless designs, ranging from simple, understated elegance to stunning garden focal points, especially when they include trellis adorned with climbing plants.
Don’t worry if this is the case because all Buy Fencing Direct arbours include full instructions to ensure assembly always remains uncomplicated.
Installing A Basic Wood Arbour
Before you begin, it’s important to make sure you have the necessary tools to hand. These include a power drill, screwdriver, hammer and spirit level.
Also, like with most jobs, it’s a lot easier if you have a friend to help you.
Select A Suitable Location
If you prefer, solid surfaces, such as concrete, decking and paving stones are also suitable; you can simply use plants from containers instead.
Secondly, clear the area of any rocks or weeds, making sure that you will have enough room to add treatment or paint to the arbour over the coming years.
Secure to the Ground
Strong winds can topple some arbours if they’re not properly fixed to the ground, so it’s vitally important that you secure them effectively.
When using concrete or paving, bolt down the post holders. The arbour's struts are then inserted into the holders.
With soil, use post spikes. You can easily drive them into the earth with a hammer.
Assembling the Arbour
To begin with, make sure the posts are level. Next, add the cross pieces so that the structure is solid. After that come the side pieces and, finally, the roof.
Use screws, rather than nails, as they provide a more durable fixing.
Choose Your Arbour Now
Expertly built from superior 12mm tongue and groove cladding, this corner arbour is pressure-treated and supplied with a superb 15-year anti-rot guarantee.
Furthermore, there’s plenty of room for two inside, as well as the Sunday newspapers, on a generously-sized, right-angled arbour seat.
Pressure-treated and backed by a 15-year anti-rot guarantee, this unique wood arbour is inspired by the iconic Whalebone Arch on Whitby’s beautiful seafront.
In addition, the seat includes a hinged lid with storage, whilst the elegantly-shaped arch is perfectly designed to support climbing plants.
Offering you a private, tranquil spot in which to relax, this arbour with bench seat is also pressure-treated and supplied with a 15-year anti-rot guarantee.
Further standout features include under-seat storage and an eye-catching Gothic-style, metal roof.
More Garden Arbours for Sale
As you can see, a garden arbour is an absolutely idyllic place to relax outdoors. Private, personal and always beautiful, very few seating arrangements suit an English garden better than a wooden arbour seat.
Just think, by next weekend you could be relaxing in an exquisite arbour of your own, tucked away in a secluded area of the garden.
To enjoy your dream arbour without delay, make sure you select from our wonderful range of garden arbours today.
Updated 11.05.20 by The Buy Fencing Direct Blog Team
Main image: Forest Limoge Garden Arbour Seat 6x3