Court Yard Pergolas for Your Home

Patio Design Ideas

With the invent of more compact style living the ever great Aussie dream of a big backyard has also dwindled into non-existence.

From Joondalup in the north, Rockingham in the south to Midland and Fremantle on the coast there are more units, strata complex’s and subdivided blocks appearing as we put the squeeze on each property to make the most of every bit of land.

Inherently these small blocks leave little for outdoor entertaining let alone a space for a pergola. So if you are wanting a pergola for your courtyard what could best suit your limited space?

5 of The Best

It's important to consider each space is going to be different and depending on the available area your design options may be varied. You will also need to consider what this pergola may be used for? Such as entertaining guests, your own personal getaway, cover for your beloved pets, a place to store extra items or simply to protect the washing from the elements.


Having a small courtyard does not mean all is lost when it comes to the style of the pergola.

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A gable pergola is still the one of the most requested and in it can still provide the cover you need without forgoing the style.

A gable pergola will give you height, the feeling of space and they look great.

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They can complement not only your courtyard but also the side of the home and voids.

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The tried and tested flat pergola is still very common today. It is great for oddly shaped courtyards or on the side of the home where all you need is to store extra belongings or just to cover your washing.

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It is still a popular choice for those on a budget or not wanting something to over the top.

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They are a great option especially with the range of premium roofing now available.


A pyramid pergola is a fantastic option if you courtyard area is square.

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It gives you the height and style of the gable and provides a more enclosed feel.  

Visually stunning a pyramid pergola is a great investment for your courtyard.

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Raised Flat/Skillion

Taking the average flat pergola and turning it up a notch by simply raising it on the house side. This can provide a great option for extra height while not being to overstated.

A raised flat pergola is a very popular choice amongst homeowners, especially where a gable patio will just not work.

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A skillion pergola is just the reverse of the flat pergola, instead of the fall running away from the house it now falls back towards the house.

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This is a great looking patio that can really open up the home, allowing great natural light to still filter into the home.

Skillion pergolas have seen an increase in popularity with premium roofing options making these more of a designer pergola.

Premium Roofing

No matter the design or shape of your pergola adding a premium roofing product will add a further dimension to the appearance.

Much like adding the final touches to your favourite meal, adding a premium roof option to your pergola will increase its appeal.

Premium roofing options such as Bondor’s Solarspan, an insulated roofing panel

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Palram’s Sunglaze, a thin flat polycarbonate that looks  like glass 

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or Multicell polycarbonate, another flat roof sheet that is 10mm thick and diffuses the light 

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Fielders C-dek, a roof sheet rolled from Colorbond® steel that gives your pergola a modern touch

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and in more recent times

Colorbond® Matt, a new range of colours available in super modern matt finishes

All these premium roofing options will add a touch of class that really can define the style of your outdoor living space.

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Each space will be different but with experienced design consultants, we can help guide you to get the right pergola for your home.

Give our friendly staff a call today to discuss your project or to book a free onsite quote on 94937115, or email us at We look forward to hearing from you.

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