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Can I Use a Pergola as a Carport?

26th February 2014

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A carport is a valuable addition to any home. It protects your car from the elements but at a fraction of the cost of building a garage. A carport gives your car extra protection from harsh weather as well as from bird lime, which can be damaging to the paintwork of your car. In addition to providing shelter for your car, a large car port can be used for storing outdoor items such as garden furniture or bicycles.

One of the simplest ways of creating a carport is to use a pergola. One of the advantages of a ready made pergola is that all the parts you need are provided ready to put together, whereas building a carport from scratch requires a good standard of carpentry or metalwork skills and tools which many people don’t have. Our innovative products specialise in combining practicality, innovation and market-leading standards.

Using a Pergola as a Carport

A pergola from Ultraframe is ideal for use as a carport. Ultraframe design and manufacture stylish contemporary pergolas in a choice of two colours – textured grey or white. The frame is constructed from materials chosen for their combination of strength and aesthetics. Each piece of the Ultraframe pergola is designed and formed with precision engineering so that everything fits perfectly. You’ll be able to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with unrivalled quality.

Support poles are made from coated aluminium, with a rainwater downpipe incorporated in one of the poles so that rainwater is drained away rather than forming puddles on the surface of the roof. The pergola roof is made from toughened glass with a depth of 6mm, which enables you to enjoy the ‘outdoor’ feel of a classic pergola whilst still protecting your car from the elements and any other daily debris.

Everything you need for your pergola is provided, from the wall plate to the end stops for the curved beams. Ultraframe pergolas are simple to erect, but if you prefer not to install the pergola yourself we have an approved installer network covering the whole of the UK and we will be very happy to provide details of the recommended installers in your area. We’ll work to ensure you can enhance your home in a way that perfectly suits you.

You will not usually require planning permission for a carport unless your home is a listed building. However, you are advised to check with your local planning department before any work on the carport commences. Ultraframe pergolas are high quality structures, built to last. Creating a stylish carport from an Ultraframe pergola will both prolong the life of your car’s exterior, whilst offering a new, high quality addition to your home that could potentially increase the price of your home at the point of a house valuation.


An Exceptional Pergola Design

Comprising a range of intelligently designed elements, the Ultraframe Pergola expertly combines function and form to offer more as a home improvement solution. This includes a curved beam and end stop detail, combined support post/rainwater pipe, glazing detail, curved beam/integrated gutter and a wall plate. This design has been refined and enhanced over the years to meet homeowner requirements and expectations.

Our Pergolas feature the innovative fusion of engineering excellence and contemporary design, comprising a reinforced aluminium post design to secure an impressive level of inherent robustness and rigidity. Not only does this aspect ensure this system performs exceptionally, it also ensures that it is set to last the test of time. This stands true even with continual exposure to the elements and use over time.

With 9 different styles available, your nearest Ultra Approved Installer will be able to offer you a Pergola design that perfectly suits your requirements. It doesn’t matter if your home is modern, traditional, heritage, period or new build, we’ll be able to supply you a pergola design that accommodates. You won’t have to miss out on the quality that we offer, and you won’t have to miss out on bringing a practical and perfectly suited carport to your home.

To ensure we offer the most technologically advanced systems on the market, we invest heavily into research and development. This means that it is no accident that our range of home improvement solutions stand at the forefront of both performance and appearance, combining both to deliver a standard of quality that is completely unmatched in the current industry. Don’t settle for less than a carport from Ultraframe.


Find Your Nearest Carport Installer

Our Pergola system is the perfect solution for bringing an intelligently designed carport to your property. An Ultraframe specialist will be able to handle the Pergola’s quick to install process to enable you to enjoy market-leading quality sooner, simpler and in a way that notably minimises disruption to your daily life.

Find your nearest Approved Ultra Installer today. All of our specialists are vetted and tested for their competency, professionalism and reliability before they are approved. This means you won’t have to worry about an inferior service, and you’ll be able to bring a new addition to your home that is set to continually deliver outstanding quality.

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