Modern, Timeless Wooden Garden Gazebos
Entertain outside under cover, relax and enjoy.
Entertain outside under cover, relax and enjoy.
All of our Wooden Gazebo designs are made-to-order, so if you can't quite find what you're looking for, our in-house designers will be happy to work with you to create your design, or you can try your hand at designing your own Garden Room with our easy-to-use configurator.
A typical made-to-order Lomax + Wood Gazebo will cost from around £.3.5K to £7K. However, they are made to order so the prices vary in relation to the size and specification.
Generally, the wooden Gazebo falls under the same rules as timber garden rooms and planning permission is not required if built within the permitted development rules. However, these rules vary if, in a conservation area, the main building is listed. For more information visit our planning permission page.
A Gazebo will add value by creating additional outdoor living space and helping your home and garden to stand out from others.
If your timber-framed Gazebo is maintained, it will most likely last a lifetime.
A Gazebo naturally lens itself to summer use but can be used throughout the year as a dry space with a view of your garden; heaters can be introduced if required.
A typical Gazebo on a pre-formed space will take 3-5 days to assemble.
The Gazebo should be inspected annually with an overall re-paint every 3-5 years, this varies in relation to where it is in the UK and where it is positioned in the garden.
Quite often, Gazebos act as an outside gathering place for a private function; this can happen in the summer, and if required, in the winter heaters are used to provide warmth for its users.
A wooden gazebo adds both style and functionality to your garden. And when it is supplied and fitted by Lomax + Wood Garden Rooms, you know that top-quality materials and workmanship come as standard. As well as looking stylish, a gazebo provides the shelter you need to get the most enjoyment out of time spent in the garden – whatever the time of year or the quirks of the British weather.
In summer, you are guaranteed a shady spot out of the sun's glare, while if the weather turns, a timber garden gazebo ensures you, your garden furniture and your guests have protection against the wind and the rain.
A timber gazebo will blend in with the natural beauty of your garden, adding style, luxury and value to your property.
A gazebo is defined as a free-standing outdoor structure designed to provide a sheltered area. The word is thought to have been coined sometime in the 19th century as a humourous derivation of the Latin word meaning gaze. When you combine this with the fact that the earliest gazebos were described as ornamental additions to pleasure gardens, the idea behind them becomes apparent. A gazebo is a wooden garden shelter designed purely for pleasure to enhance your enjoyment of time in the garden by providing a place to rest and watch the world go by.
All wooden gazebos have some basic shared features, but when it comes to the finer details, there are endless possibilities. To start with the common factors, gazebos are constructed from wood with a roof that can be either flat or pitched and could be constructed from various materials. Conventionally, a gazebo is open at the sides, but you could choose to have a wooden patio gazebo positioned directly alongside a permanent wall. Another alternative is a corner gazebo, where two sides are effectively walled off.
A wood gazebo with a roof does not generally have its own walls, although anything is possible – we would probably call a gazebo with walls a summer house, though! An alternative to permanent walls is to fit yours with screens to keep out insects or particularly determined weather!
The great thing about a gazebo is that we can develop a design that will be perfect for your garden. Large or small, traditional or modern, subtle or chunky, with a hot tub or outdoor cooking facilities, there is complete flexibility and a world of choice.
We firmly believe that everyone deserves to have a gazebo in their lives! Here are just a few reasons why.
You can fit one anywhere
Rectangular, oval, and octagonal - gazebos come in any shape you choose and a comprehensive range of sizes. A small gazebo that tucks into a corner can be as little as eight feet in diameter. If, on the other hand, you are looking for something straight out of a Victorian period drama, it can be as wide as 30 feet. Just imagine, you could throw a garden party for the ages and still not have to worry about the weather!
The ideal gathering spot
Even if you are not big on formal parties, a gazebo is the ideal meeting spot for gathering with friends and family. It’s the perfect place for different generations to spend time together away from modern distractions, perhaps over a traditional board game. That’s something many of us just don’t do as much as we should these days. You could factor in benches with integrated storage built into the design, so everyone’s favourite games are close to hand. If you feel extra brave and think the younger generation could handle it, you could turn your gazebo into a phone-free zone!
Discover the joy of outdoor dining
If your main experience of outdoor dining is sitting on a rickety garden chair balancing a half-cooked burger on a paper plate on your lap, then prepare to have your preconceptions challenged! Even the smallest gazebo has room for a cafe-style table and up to four chairs. As for larger ones – a family meal or dinner party feels all the more special when you dine al fresco. If you think you’ll often be dining in your gazebo, it’s worth getting one with screens. That way, you’ll keep those pesky insects at bay, regardless of the time of year.
Adding style – any kind of style
Gazebos conjure images of Victorian gardens, but if ornate scroll designs topped off with cupolas are not quite the thing for you, more contemporary styles are also available. Whatever you choose, it will add a unique touch of class that will make your garden the envy of your neighbourhood.
Catch up on some work
Flexibility with working from home has become prevalent these days. The good side is not having the cost and stress of a daily commute, but the downside is it inevitably means occasionally working outside regular hours. Work seems far less of a chore if you’re in a peaceful environment, so even if you don’t work from home often enough to need a garden office, you can always temporarily lift the electronics ban and set up shop under the gazebo for a couple of hours on a Saturday.
An extra room
The above is just one example of how functional that extra living space provided by the gazebo can be. Today, the home offers more than just shelter, safety and comfort. It’s not only a place to eat, sleep and spend time relaxing with loved ones. It might also be a place where you conduct business, meet friends, participate in virtual conferences, and even attend online lectures and sit remote exams. For all these reasons and more, the “overspill space” provided by a gazebo adds flexibility. It helps the family cope, with everyone able to do whatever they need to do without distracting others or being distracted themselves.
A wise investment
We mentioned earlier that a gazebo is about pleasure and enjoyment. If you’re dubious about spending money on such decadent luxury, here’s a point to keep in mind. A gazebo is certain to add value to your home when the time comes to sell. That doesn’t necessarily mean you can ask an extra X to the asking price – it might work that way, but estate agents are notoriously vague about assigning a financial value to outdoor buildings. What is guaranteed, however, is that it will add value in giving your property an edge over others on the market. It will also help make your home more memorable, even when talking about unrelated aspects – for example, “I loved the en suite bathroom in the house with the gazebo.”
Nine times out of 10, you will not need planning permission for a gazebo in your back garden. The one in ten exception to this rule is either if you live in a conservation zone, if you want an unusually high roof or if the gazebo will be constructed within a certain distance of other buildings or your property boundary.
If you think any of these circumstances apply to you, read through these tips on the topic in the first instance. If in doubt, we would always recommend checking with your local planning office. In our experience, they are usually very helpful and are eager to help you ensure your gazebo or outbuilding is designed and positioned so that they do not have to get involved.
We are fully aware that there are dozens of gazebos on the market and plenty of people out there ready to sell you one and even install it in your garden. That’s why we go the extra mile at Lomax + Wood Garden Rooms. We’ll provide as much or as little advice as you need in choosing the ideal gazebo design for your home, considering aspects of style, cost and practicality.
Regarding construction, we use only top-quality wood and other materials. We also employ craftsmen who don’t just have skills but who also take genuine pride in their work. In other words, you know your gazebo will be built to last.
There’s a lot to think about when choosing a gazebo, and it can be hard to know where to start. First, it is probably worth looking through our website at existing designs to see what grabs your attention. You could also have some fun designing your own gazebo using the Lugarde configurator. You can get in touch with us at Lomax + Wood Garden Rooms at any time by phone or email, and if you’d like to pop into one of our display showrooms, we’d love to meet you. Drop us a line to book a slot so we can chat without distraction or interruptions.