Arrangement of the yard or suburban area implies the creation of a certain level of comfort. For example, it may be the presence in the pool, a small garden, a shed with barbecue or gazebo. As for the latter, there are many building materials and technologies for the manufacture of gazebos. In the article we will tell you how to make a polycarbonate gazebo with your own hands, consider the options using metal and profile, demonstrate the drawings, photos and video instructions for building a simple gazebo to give.
A polycarbonate structure has several advantages, among which:
So, by itself, polycarbonate has a large number of positive sides. Due to this, such material can become almost indispensable in the manufacture of arbors. Below are the positive sides of polycarbonate:
As can be seen, the construction itself and the material used have a large number of positive sides. All this can overcome doubts and fears when choosing the best option.
Having decided to use polycarbonate for the construction of an arbor, you should think about many other issues. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with those nuances that should be considered when creating drawings and a project, respectively.
The type of arbors are:
Closed gazebo made of polycarbonate
By the way setting :
By the complexity of the construction :
By the equipment :
By functionality :
Round gazebo made of polycarbonate
Now it is worth solving some details concerning the arrangement of a summerhouse on the summer cottage. And the chosen place will play an important role. It is necessary to take into account such details:
Regardless of the location chosen, it is important to carry out all the preparatory work for its cleaning and preparation.To do this, also think about this:
It is important to think through all these details in advance, because it will be influenced by the choice of a specific material for the manufacture of the frame.
You can use different materials for the manufacture of the frame. For example, it could be:
In this article we will consider the sequence of manufacturing arbors, using different building materials for the arrangement of the frame.
For the construction of a tree arbor with a combination of polycarbonate, you can build a columnar foundation. For the construction of the foundation, it will be necessary to perform work in the following sequence:
In the process of solidification of the foundation, it can be watered from time to time with water. But do not pour the foundation, just wet it slightly. This is especially true during hot weather.
After the base has dried, you can proceed to the construction of the frame.
At this stage it is worth deciding what type of roof will be installed. For example, it can be single slope, gable or hip. We consider an example of the manufacture of a simple design - single-sided.
Upon completion of the construction of the roof, it is necessary to paint the entire structure or varnish it. It all depends on your choice.
Arbor from wood and polycarbonate
As for the manufacture of walls, it all depends on the type of construction. If it is an open arbor, then it will be enough to build a railing and later install benches. If closed, the need for the manufacture of the frame will depend on the size of the gazebo. If the gazebo is small, it is enough to fix the polycarbonate to the uprights of the building supports. But for reliability it is better to install additional supports.
When attaching the cellular polycarbonate, install the sheets vertically. It will not provoke the accumulation of moisture inside the sheet.
At this stage you can assemble individual elements inside the arbor. For example, a table, chairs, benches, bar counter and so on. In the manufacture of furniture, it is important to use high-quality material, since such gazebos are not heated. As a result, at low temperatures, poor-quality material will quickly become unusable. So every season will have to engage in the manufacture of new furniture for the gazebo. Consider whether the backrest will have benches or chairs. It also affects the usability of the facility.
Exterior works on the arrangement of the exterior play an important role in creating a comfortable resting place in the summer cottage. This includes a whole range of works:
According to this scheme, it is possible to build a polycarbonate gazebo on a wooden frame.
Such a structure will have a sufficiently high strength. For manufacturing, you can use metal corners and pipes. To put it in a nutshell, the process of building such an arbor is as follows:
The principle of work for the manufacture of arbors of metal and polycarbonate is similar to the method of manufacturing structures made of wood. We will discuss some of the subtleties when working with metal.
Required tool and material
If the project is ready then take care of the following:
As for the tool, prepare:
If you do not have the skills of a welder, you can rent a welding machine for a day or two and hire a professional welder.
The first step is the marking, after which the installation locations of the supports will be determined. After that, work in the following sequence:
The brazier can be installed in the metal arbor. For this, the selected area is sheathed with refractory material. A concrete screed with a thickness of at least 400 mm is poured into the base.
As an option, you can use the budget option by filling the floor with pebbles or sand. But for this purpose, it is necessary to install a side around the perimeter of the arbor, up to 150 mm high.
When the frame of the walls and roof is ready, it must be painted. It is recommended to use anti-corrosion compounds that prevent rust.
Finally, it remains to make the fastener of polycarbonate. For this, the sheets of material must first be cut to the required dimensions. At this stage, you should decide what to cover the roof. You can use the same polycarbonate, and you can build a roof of another material, for example, decking or slate.
For fastening polycarbonate, make holes in the metal corner in advance. After using special self-tapping screws with heat washers, fasten the sheets. At the same time, check that the screws do not hold the polycarbonate tightly. As for the material docking, it is better to use special plastic profiles for this. To achieve tightness, process the joints with silicone or other similar sealant.
This option for making a gazebo is similar to the process of mounting a metal structure.Only in this case, the basis of the frame is completely made of profile and polycarbonate. Therefore, for the construction of gazebos should buy a profile pipe, square or rectangular cross-section. For the arbor is best to use a square profile. For the arrangement of the arbor, you can use both aluminum and metal profiles. The profile is more resistant to stresses and stronger.
To perform the work, you need the following tool:
Aluminum profile is a relatively light material. Polycarbonate is also lightweight. From here it becomes clear that you should not build a heavy-duty foundation. You can make shallow deeper ribbon foundation.
It is very important to lay metal parts in concrete. An aluminum profile will then be attached to them, for the manufacture of a frame.
If you plan to build a large arbor, then, of course, make the foundation more powerful by digging up to a depth of 700 mm.
An important part of the arbor of the profile is the base. Therefore, everything should be done exactly according to the drawings. So, the details are cut into the necessary segments. It is also necessary to prepare supports for which the roof will be mounted. Alternatively, they can be concreted or attached to embedded parts. The last option is not very reliable.
Fastening the roof
The entire frame can be assembled by means of a bolted connection. But this design will be less durable. Another thing if you use a metal profile. Then all the connections can simply be welded together. For the construction of the roof, as in all other cases, you can lay polycarbonate. The main thing is to carry out its correct installation.
For the sake of objectivity, an arbor made of aluminum is not as reliable as of metal. Plus, the material itself in the cost is quite expensive.
So, we learned with you how to make a gazebo from polycarbonate using different materials for its base. Below we suggest you to familiarize yourself with the drawings of the arbor.
In the provided video, it is shown how to make a polycarbonate gazebo:
Below you can see a number of photos, in which the arbor from polycarbonate in different execution is represented:
Arbor from metal and polycarbonate
Polycarbonate gazebo at the cottage
Gazebo with the brazier
Of polycarbonate with paving
Cascade with polycarbonate
Frame for the gazebo
Portable arbor of polycarbonate
If you decide to make a polycarbonate gazebo on your own, diagrams and drawings will help you with this. :
Drawing of the arbor
Polycarbonate and wood
Drawing of a simple canopy for a gazebo
Project of an arbor
Poly mounting scheme carbonate
Polycarbonate mounting scheme through the split profile