Pergola landscape design is a unique and outstanding yet simple structure built with wood pillar posts and cross beams. Pergola is simply at the wood-made outdoor overhead roof that can be built alone or attach to a house provides shaded outdoor space that is suitable and widely used in Malaysia. At the same time, it can enhance landscape design and could be a main focal point of the house. Pergola fits into every garden landscape regardless of size and style.
Two of the most common pergola designs in Malaysia is an enclosed flat top or an open-top roofless top. Roofed Pergola designs create a great relaxation and cool space at your garden from the sun and rain with polycarbonate roof, while roofless pergola creates a more natural landscape look as it provides maximum sunlight and airflow into the garden.

The glass roof is another popular choice, it is a hybrid design of both roof or roofless pergola where open skyline view concept is kept and sunlight is at maximum but at the same time it creates a relaxation space from the rain.

Pergola can further enhance the view of a garden, where the archway is covered by climbing plants and hanged with some potted flowers. Moreover, design of patio and pond design fits well and creates a better space with a pergola around it.

Modern pergola design is design in such way that it only has a cross rafter or roof and no walls to provide an airy space room. Pergolas is suitable for people who like to relax, dine or even have a great space to rest if a BBQ party is held. Arbores is another alternative for a mini pergola, it can provide shade and grow climbing plants but it has lesser space compared to pergolas. Arbores can help you save money as it is less complex and smaller and do not connect to the house.

Designing pergolas

Designing pergolas roofs are simple. Timber is widely used for this purpose. First, you have to determine how much shades you want. More shades can be provided by adding timber with lattice to prevent more sunlight.
The beauty of pergola depends on the wood selection and the theme of the landscape. The common wood choice available would be jati, cengal and rubberwood. Cengal is the most popular choice in a building, it is high quality and have better stability and durability.

Wood cutting also cannot be left out as it is key to the uniqueness of a pergola design. Malaysia traditional craft feature is popular and commonly used to provide the original “kampung” feel.

Pergola design can be designed flexibly to match any size and individual preference. It can be built in any shape such as square, triangle, circle or even L-shape or T-shape. In cases where space is too small, it can still be designed to attach to the house such as side yard.
Pergolas are able to enhance the visual of the landscape especially when it is filled with greens and florals. Also, there are other ways to dress up, for instance, having an all-season fabric drape to cover all sides of pergolas for a more beautiful look. Pergolas are different from other outdoor brick and mortar construction, as normal construction will steal away the greenery. However, pergolas are able to preserve the greenery by providing air and light into it. At the same time, it complements very well with the garden.

There is nothing better than having a patio with pergola, overlooking the fish pond in your garden landscaping. Pergola also works well with artificial grass; artificial grass provides a level ground and non-abrasive surface for kids to play on.


Therefore, with so many available pergolas-designed landscaping, it is always wise to engage a professional landscape consultant. Let the landscape expert consult and advise you on the suitable design with your current available space, budget and preference. We definitely have the experience in guiding our customer achieve their best landscaping effect, whilst working within their available budget.
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