Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a selection of our frequently asked questions. If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

What are the benefits of having a pergola?

A pergola adds style and function to your outdoor space, offering shade and shelter for outdoor activities. Our 100% aluminium pergolas are highly durable, low-maintenance, and resistant to the elements, rust, and corrosion. They are available in various sizes and styles to suit your needs and can create a cosy outdoor living area while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your garden

Are your pergolas easy to install?

Our pergolas come with clear installation instructions to guide you through the process. Additionally, we offer installation services for those who prefer to have our team handle the installation. Our team will typically take between 3-5 hours to assemble the pergola, depending on its size.
Our pergolas can be installed on a variety of surfaces, including concrete, wood, and tiles, and you have the option of attaching them to a wall or leaving them freestanding. However, please keep in mind that installation services are subject to terms and conditions. Our installation service requires a flat and level base to be in place beforehand.

Can your pergolas be customised?

Yes! Like much of our product range at Olympian, our pergolas can be customised to fit your unique needs and preferences. For instance, you can choose between manual or electric roof control, and opt for side screens to enhance privacy and wind protection. At Olympian, we strive to provide flexible solutions that fit your outdoor living requirements.

How do I maintain my pergola?

Our pergolas are designed with low maintenance in mind. They can be easily cleaned with mild soap and water. To ensure longevity we recommend occasional inspections to check for wear and tear, and lubrication on all moving parts in early Spring and later Autumn.

What is the warranty on your pergolas?

Our pergolas come with a three-year warranty on the frame and a one-year warranty on slide screens and louvres.

Can the pergolas be used in all weather conditions?

Yes, our aluminium pergolas are designed to withstand various weather conditions. For example, the reinforced roofs are fully waterproof when closed and built to withstand up to 80 kg/sqm of snow which is then drained away into an internal gutter system.

Do I need to get a permit to install an aluminium pergola?

Our pergolas are 2.5m high and so fall under ‘permitted development’ status. In any case, please refer to the Planning Portal for advice if you’re unsure on your specific location requirements.

What is the difference between a pergola and a gazebo?

While similar, pergolas and gazebos have some key differences. A gazebo is more enclosed with a closed roof, whereas pergolas are typically more open and airy with an open roof.