Pergolas, shade and outdoor rooms

One of the most common additions to any existing home is a shade area of some form. Adding a pergola or creating an outdoor room can add style and functionality creating the indoor outdoor flow so many of us want to achieve for our homes. An outdoor space that is well designed, planned and executed can also add value to your home.

When designing your outdoor space; consider the purpose of the space, the theme of your existing home, the comfort level, lighting, prevailing wind directions and whether you want a strong focal point or something that blends into the existing home structure.

To help you with some examples we have shortlisted a few of our favourite design styles that will add shade, privacy, style and comfort. And of course the qualified team here at Call Jack can guide you through the design and build process.

The Classic Pergola

While traditional in form a classic pergola offers charm and character to any outdoor space. This simple structure is well suited to the classic New Zealand weatherboard home and allows you the freedom to style your outdoor space many different ways.

Pergolas and climbing/hanging plants are a match made in heaven. Allow plants to wrap and drape around the pergola to create a seamless transition from your home to garden. Perfect for hanging chairs or festoon lighting.


This contemporary design style features clean lines and creates a striking focal point in your garden or outdoor entertaining area. Complimented by strong landscaping or decking structures this seamless design provides a pleasing finish to any outdoor space.


A retractable canvas offers the best of both worlds in your outdoor living space. Cover up in the midday sun, shelter on a rainy evening or retract it all the way back to see the starry skies at night.


Automated louvres are the ultimate in creating an outdoor space that adjusts to your needs at the push of a button. Determine the amount of shade, breeze and light you want by altering the angle of the louvres to suit the weather conditions.

Interested in adding a pergola or outdoor room to your property? Call Jack on 07 571 0637