Can I use a pergola as a carport?

Can I use a pergola as a carport?

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.

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. 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.

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.

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 and add value to your property.