FAQ: What is the difference between using timber and steel when building a pergola or verandah?

The main difference between steel and timber pergolas and verandahs is the way they look.

What is the difference between using timber and steel when building a pergola or verandah? FAQ by Australian Outdoor Living

Timber has a much more traditional look and feel, while steel is often more modern and contributes to a more contemporary aesthetic.

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On top of this, steel is more durable and weather-resistant than timber, but a lot of people prefer the traditional look and feel of a timber pergola or verandah.

You can find out more about the difference between timber and steel structures here.

Australian Outdoor Living can only offer steel pergolas and verandahs in selected states – please check with your local branch to find out if we can offer steel in your location.

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We offer five different designs – the Gable, the Gazebo, the Flat, the Retreat and the Open
The main difference between steel and timber pergolas and verandahs is the way they look
Installation time can vary depending on a number of factors, but it will usually take between 10 and 12 weeks
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