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Bespoke Pergolas

Created by craftsmen for your exacting standards

In addition to our standard pergolas that we have offered for some time, we can now offer larger, bespoke pergolas for your next project.

Handcrafted in the South West

Prime Grade Oak

Endorsed by the RHS

Your Pergola Design,
Your Way

Pergolas can be a stunning addition to any garden; an impressive, eye-catching feature that creates a room-like outdoor space—a perfect spot for al fresco dining and barbecues, or just a place to retreat to and unwind after a hard day’s work. 

Each Sitting Spiritually pergola is handcrafted from scratch. Whether it's for a personal project or it's collaborating with garden designs or landscapers, we are able to provide a fully bespoke design; always happy to adapt and coordinate with your own unique vision to create the perfect product for you. 

While our expert team of joiners typically use prime grade, joinery quality oak or larch to build our pergolas, other woods and finishes are readily available.   

This is your design and we will be delighted to discuss each element at every step of the way.

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Something beautiful
for our garden

What a wonderful company to deal with! Every question answered quickly and our beautiful oak pergola with swing seat was delivered on time and the pieces stacked so carefully ready for assembly. We are enjoying planning the planting of scented climbers to grow up and over the frame - a real treat in our little garden.

Amazing craftmanship

We couldn’t be more delighted with our swing seat and pergola. It is now the main focal point in the garden and has created a lovely seating area for relaxing. The workmanship is superb, the pergola design very attractive and the seat so comfy. Martin was a pleasure to deal with - always helpful with any decisions or queries. It is a big investment but it will give us years of pleasure and is clearly a product that is built to last.

An exceptional experience

From our first visit to Martin at Sitting Spiritually in Lyme Regis, right up until the delivery of our wonderful seat and pergola a few days ago, the professionalism and service from everyone involved, has been second to none. The craftsmanship and design is superb, resulting in a work of art and a fabulously comfortable seat. Master craftsmen in these days of mass production are a joy to find.

An inspirational focal point or an integral part of the overall garden design

Optional striking painted finish

A range of finishes and creations

This stunning, stand-out pergola was designed by us, delivered and assembled on-site. Handmade from clear treated (no knots) Douglas Fir using traditional methods, it was painted in Sadolin Super Deck matte black for a super sleek finish.

It was a stunning addition to the space, with the customer fitting lights and a sound system to the structure creating an outdoor area perfect for enjoyment and entertaining.

Interested in a bespoke pergola, or need more information? Make an enquiry today

Weave your wisteria...

In the custom pergola pictured, we used prime grade oak with each component specially jointed and reinforced with stainless steel and plugged to give that traditional look.

 The site where we have positioned the bespoke pergola originally had a structure there, with a mature Wisteria clambering all over it.  Our installation team dismantled the structure, carefully and tenderly untwining the wisteria.  After construction of the new pergola, the Wisteria was gently coaxed onto its new home and we are happy to report is thriving. 

Martin and his team created an exquisite bespoke pergola and swing seat for us this summer

From our first visit to Martin at Sitting Spiritually in Lyme Regis, right up until the delivery of our wonderful seat a few days ago, the professionalism and service from everyone involved, has been second to none. We were kept well informed about every aspect of our commission and responses to any of our queries were swift and always helpful.

The craftsmanship and design is superb, resulting in a work of art and a fabulously comfortable seat. Master craftsmen in these days of mass production are a joy to find.

William Morris’s wish was that the contents of our homes ( and of course our gardens! ) should be either beautiful or useful. Well, with our Sitting Spiritually commission, we have both!

Pauline, Trustpilot Review

Enquire about our 
Bespoke Pergolas

We are always happy to work with you offering any help where needed. We can design and build a pergola just from the dimensions of the space, or we can work from basic line drawings supplied to us by yourself or your garden designer.

If you have something particular and have completed technical drawings, we can build a structure to your exact requirements.

We are also happy to offer an installation service for our Swinging Day Bed & Swing Seat Pergolas, just ask us.

To discuss our pergolas and how we can work together please call on 01297 443084 or fill out the contact form.

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How is a Sitting Spiritually pergola
designed and produced?

Typically, a pergola is designed and built to support itself and the weight of the plants it supports. A Sitting Spiritually pergola is designed to be far more robust. We over-engineer our structures to support the weight of the swing seat and  the people sitting on it. But also, the extra loads created by the lateral forces generated  by the swinging motion. The tolerances we build into the design and construction, particularly the joints, meaning you have a super strong structure that is guaranteed to last.

Frequently asked Bespoke Pergola questions

What wood do you use?

We almost exclusively use oak (see above question) but can use larch as an alternative. In recent times we have built bespoke pergolas in a range of different timbers at a customers request, so do speak to us if you have specific ideas.

How long do they take to make?

Usually 4-6 weeks from the date of commission - subject to scope of project and availability of materials.

What maintenance do they require?

Common-sense looking after. What you must avoid is letting them get dirty or built up with algae, instead keep them clean with a regular scrub with sugar soap or with our recommend cleaning products.

Over time as the natural tannins leave the wood in the weathering process, the wood will get ‘hungry’. We recommend applying a feeding oil.

Further information on maintenance can be found on our aftercare page.

What makes yours the best?

The material that we use is crucial. The oak that we use for our pergolas is typically a prime grade, joinery quality oak. This means that we can reject sapwood and only use heartwood, selecting wood with the least number of knots possible. We make use of modern fixing to make a really efficient assembly, see our video here.

How do I order?

You can order directly through our website, selecting the options you prefer and handling the whole situation online. Once you have made an online order, we will always contact you to discuss your selection so it’s never too late to tweak or amend.

Alternatively, if you prefer you can order over the phone or email. We’re more than happy to work in whatever way you would prefer.

Can you assemble pergolas for me?

Yes we do offer an installation service,we use our own joiners who will deliver and assemble. They’ll assemble the pergola in position for you before inviting you to sit on them for testing and adapt it to your personal height.

Alternatively we can send a DIY install guide with delivery. Both options are available for you to choose when you are checking out online.


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