If you are looking to make improvements to your garden and have a large budget, there are a wide range of projects that can be undertaken such as completing major landscaping projects through to building a new swimming pool. However, if you need to make garden improvements on a budget and are looking for more cost effective ideas, one of the most affordable materials is timber and as such erecting a wooden garden structure in a variety of styles is fast becoming popular with the budget conscious homeowner.

As such, the following article is designed to provide an insight into some of the most popular timbers structures that will not only increase the design and usability of the garden but also offer great value for money.

Wooden Arbours

A garden arbour is the perfect alternative to a simple garden bench as they offer far more aesthetic appeal. Available in a variety of styles, they generally feature a covered roof to provide protection from the sun and rain. With most designs featuring lattice sides, they provide the ideal structural support to train climbing plants such as clematis to grow up thus forming a natural canopy over the top.

Wooden Pergolas

Wooden Pergolas

This form of garden structure will add height and character to any boring garden space. Ideally located over existing patio areas to ensure the base provides a dry seating area, the vertical uprights support horizontal timbers to form an open canopy. To soften the look of the structure, plants can be grown up over the top to create a natural canopy that will provide shade on hot days making it the ideal space for outdoor entertaining and alfresco dining.

Wooden Garden Arches

If you are looking for a basic structure to add some interest to your garden then the addition of a simple wooden garden arch is the perfect affordable solution. Available in a range of styles to suit your individual tastes and existing garden features, the addition of this form of structure will add charm and character to any boring pathway.

Wooden Gazebos

Where space permits, the addition of a wooden garden gazebo to your garden will make a magnificent design statement that will prove a real hit with all the family. Perfect for providing shade and shelter, a gazebo forms the perfect outdoor relaxation and dining area for all your family and friends to enjoy. Available in a range of styles in both modern and traditional styles, there is sure to be the right design to meet your requirements.

Wooden Summerhouse

The addition of a wooden summerhouse will in effect create a whole new room that can be used for a variety of purposes ranging from outdoor hobby room to alfresco dining area. Available in a range of sizes, styles and designs to suit all sizes of garden and homeowner budgets, the inside of the structure will remain dry at all times thanks to a felt roof whilst security is provided by locking doors and windows making it suitable for storing garden valuables inside when not required.

In conclusion, if you are looking to make some improvements to your garden but have a limited budget, be sure to consider one of the above wooden garden structures as they offer great value for money yet achieve stunning results.


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