Timber Pergolas

After something a bit more traditional? We not only deal in metal and aluminium, but can also design and construct a custom timber structure to suit your needs.


A timber pergola doesn’t always have to be painted. In fact, we are big advocates of exposed timber finishes!

A popular alternative to painting a timber pergola frame is to use heavy duty laminated merbau (merbau is a species of wood) and simply oil the timber to keep the exposed finish.

The benefits of merbau is that it is a highly weather resistant hardwood that is also resistant to rot and termites – and it looks great!

We can work with you to fully customise a design that suits you needs.

Timber pergola location: Greenhills Beach, Sutherland Shire


Another great option is to combine some of the new innovative pergola roofing products, such as an insulated roof panel, with a timber pergola frame. This works if you wish to minimise busy framework while still keeping a more traditional pergola feel .

Timber pergola location: Bulli, Illawarra

Our merbau timber frame can also be combined with Stratco Horizon metal roof sheets, in addition to fibreglass translucent roof sheets for additional ambient light below. 

Timber pergola location: Cordeaux Heights, Illawarra

No matter what style you prefer, we can come up with a design to suit your taste – whether that be a modern insulated roof pergola, to a country-style rustic look, or a Balinese entertaining area (pictured).

Opening roof pergola location: Heathcote, Sutherland Shire


Timber Pergolas FAQ

What is a timber pergola?

A timber pergola is an outdoor structure made primarily from wood, designed to provide shade and enhance the aesthetics of your garden or backyard. It consists of vertical posts supporting crossbeams and an open lattice roof.

What are the benefits of a timber pergola?
  • Natural Aesthetic: Offers a warm, natural look that blends seamlessly with outdoor environments.
  • Versatile Design: Can be customised to suit various architectural styles and preferences.
  • Eco-Friendly: Wood is a renewable resource, making it an environmentally friendly choice.
  • Customisable: Easily tailored with different stains, paints, and finishes to match your specific taste.
How do I maintain a timber pergola?
  • Regular Cleaning: Clean the structure with mild soap and water to remove dirt and debris.
  • Stain or Seal: Apply a stain or sealant every few years to protect the wood from moisture and UV damage.
  • Inspect for Damage: Periodically check for signs of rot, insect infestation, or structural damage and address them promptly.
Can I customise the design of my timber pergola?

Yes, Signature Pergolas and Decks offer various customisation options, including different styles, sizes, colours, and finishes to match your specific needs and preferences.

How much does a timber pergola cost?

The cost of a timber pergola depends on factors such as size, design, type of wood, and any additional features. For an accurate quote, please contact Signature Pergolas and Decks for a consultation.

Can a timber pergola be attached to my house?

Yes, timber pergolas can be designed as freestanding structures or attached to your house, depending on your preference and the layout of your outdoor space.

Will a timber pergola increase my property's value?

Adding a timber pergola can enhance your outdoor living area, improve your home’s aesthetics, and potentially increase its market value by providing an attractive and functional space.

Do I need a permit to build a timber pergola?

Permit requirements vary by location. It is advisable to check with your local council or regulatory body to determine if you need a permit for your timber pergola project.

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