The Old Jail

4.5 meters x 3 meters

St Albans,

Project Brief

This bespoke pergola was inspired by the colours and aesthetics of the client’s home, a stunning grade II listed 17th century property set within a small hamlet in St Albans. The brief was to create an outdoor area that would work socially and house a dining/BBQ area whilst providing protection from the elements. We used a small, mild steel profile to construct an elegant frame that supports a flat roof of 16mm twin wall polycarbonate roof which naturally provides shelter in wet weather. We included a 50x25mm Iroko timber batten soffit to introduce horizontal lines as a decorative feature that are spaced apart to let natural light through into the dining area. The inclusion of our bespoke pivoting shutters was to offer solar shading in a variety of positions, especially against the evening sun.

Materials used:

  • 120×60 mild steel section frame
  • 50×25 Iroko soffit battens
  • 16mm polycarbonate roof sheet
  • Bespoke aluminium angle frame
  • 68×20 Iroko shutter louvres
  • Colour: RAL 9011 (Graphite Black)