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Forged gazebos — an overview of all the advantages of the design. Placement options on the site + 140 photos.

Modern design of a suburban plot is a creative task, which includes not only gardening, but also the organization of a comfortable and attractive outdoor space for recreation. Wrought—iron gazebos for cottages look great — they have an expensive and refined look, besides, they are not just a useless decorative element on the site, but will really serve for recreation — and serve for a long time, because they are made of durable materials: steel, iron or copper.

If we look at various photos of wrought-iron gazebos, we will see: they differ significantly in size, design, and methods of installation on the surface. Their main advantage is immediately noticeable: it is easy to find an option that is suitable for any available surface — concrete, gravel, lawn grass.

Some require a concrete foundation, others are dug into the ground or, most simply, mounted on top of it. Other advantages:

  • They fit perfectly into any landscape and look organically both among garden vegetation and near other buildings, do not spoil, but on the contrary, decorate the landscape.
  • Perfectly combined with other materials — wood, glass, stone, plastic, which allows you to create original versions of the design.
  • Easy to care for: painting — that's all the repairs they need. In addition, you can change the appearance of the gazebo at any time — it is enough to paint it in a different color. They are painted with alkyd paints, and there is full scope for imagination: you can, for example, paint a metal structure in a color that imitates platinum, bronze, gilding.

Painting will also protect the structure from corrosion. In production conditions, metal is painted with powder paint, which is considered the most durable. But you will be able to cope with the coloring yourself — it is better to use "hammer" paints, which can be applied without a primer even on rusted elements.

Depending on the size, the gazebo can serve for both individual and family holidays, even a whole company of your friends can fit in a large one.

If you like food cooked on an open fire, you can arrange a gazebo with a barbecue, barbecue or even a fireplace — as a rule, these are large structures, covered, sometimes with side glazing, which allows you to operate them all year round, real holiday houses. Unlike their wooden counterparts, they are not flammable.

You can choose a product of any price category — there are quite budget options with forged elements, but at the same time welded from rebar.

Beautiful gazebos perfectly "work" as a background for holidays and family celebrations, for example, weddings, anniversaries, children's birthdays. Their reliability plays an important role here: even if the party goes into a stormy stage, it is unlikely to damage the metal structure! Also, a nice structure can be used for spectacular photo shoots.

The disadvantages of wrought-iron gazebos are much less than the advantages: firstly, they rust, so you should take into account the climatic conditions and protect the thing from corrosion by painting, secondly, in the heat they can get very hot - it is better to install them in the shade of trees, houses or other buildings.

Beauty, unfortunately, requires sacrifices — an open openwork building looks very airy, visually does not clutter up the space, but the absence of "solid" walls makes it impossible to operate it in rainy and windy weather. If you want to use it in any bad weather, you will have to install a more capital structure with glazing.

Which gazebo to choose?

There are several types of modern gazebos:

  • garden gazebos-altanki, always installed on the foundation;
  • belvedere — open structures that are installed on a hill;
  • pergolas — with lattice walls, which can be decorated with climbing plants. It is better to use perennials, such as Bougainvillea, Actinidia nosata, ipomoea, campsis, unpretentious maiden grapes;
  • rotundas are round in shape, with a dome—shaped roof, usually on a foundation.

Arbors with an arch look very elegant, but at the same time "friendly" — an arch can decorate a product of any kind. In addition, gazebos differ in the method of production: there are products of cold and hot forging. What does this mean?

Cold forging is metalworking at a low temperature. As a rule, iron and mild steel are used for it. In fact, this is the process of cutting blanks (otherwise it is simply called "stamping").

The finished fragments of the structure are assembled into a single whole by welding. Such a gazebo will cost much cheaper than a "hot" one, but it will also have, frankly, not an exclusive appearance.

In general, the cost of the product directly depends on the manual labor invested in it: truly unique design elements are not made by machine tools.

Professional craftsmen are able to create real works of art: the output is intricate, "openwork" and "lace" creations that look light and airy — when you look at them, it's hard to believe that this is a very durable metal construction!

As a rule, the masters already have a catalog of ready-made gazebos, from which you can choose the most favorite option. If more than one is not satisfied and you want a real exclusive, you should turn to the services of a professional designer who will create a sketch taking into account all the wishes of the customer.

Economy option - gazebo with your own hands

If ordering a metal gazebo — ready—made or exclusive — hits the budget too seriously, you can order not a whole structure, but several nice forged elements - they can decorate a budget option, which can be done independently if you know how to work with welding.

It is very easy to save money on the development of a future building project now: you can find a ready-made drawing with dimensions on the Internet (or, taking it as a basis, calculate the dimensions yourself). The most reasonable and simple option is to make a frame of profile pipes. It is advisable to take pipes of rectangular or square cross-section, with sufficiently thick walls (a thickness of at least 2 mm is recommended).

Why is the cross section important? The finished design will look neater and more elegant than created from a channel or pipes with a round cross section.

For the roof, you can use boards or a galvanized profile. If you want your garden house not to look heavy, you should think about using transparent or translucent materials for the roof — for example, polycarbonate. The metal corner is suitable for various partitions.

Forged elements are welded — with them the design will look more interesting. The cheapest option for flooring is wooden. Boards should be treated with drugs that prevent rotting. A more expensive and time—consuming, but also more beautiful, durable and easy-to-care option is a tiled floor.

You need to attach the tides to the finished gazebo. Don't forget about painting. Then you can already organize the space inside and around it according to your taste: install benches, a table, a barbecue or a barbecue (you can build it yourself from bricks or buy a factory one that is suitable in size), lay out or pour a gravel path, think about a possible floral design.

Photos of wrought-iron gazebos