Pergola design plans is one of the first steps. The plans are absolutely essential and meet several needs:
- Collecting their ideas in a role.
- Complete your DP or PC tab, file.
- Realize all the technical difficulties.
- Determine the list of subjects.
- Keep a guide during construction.
Find good ideas by means of a draft
At the beginning of your project, you have a vague idea of what you want. You know where you will place your pergola. Plus, you’ve seen some models in magazines, on websites, and even on this site. But this is all quite confusing. So you should start by making some sketches, as an architect would do in front of your client. We are already in the preliminary stage. You don’t look for details.
For that, it is better to have a white paper, a pencil and a rubber in your hands. You don’t have to be an artist made and right. You make the plans for yourself and you understand it. Of course, if you’re able to draw perspective views with your hands hands, it’s better.
Do not hesitate to delete, do, and undo. You’re in a brainstorming phase. make several versions. Keep them all. And above all, don’t forget to give yourself time. Time is your best ally.
When you begin to have more precise ideas, you can begin to make more well-defined plans in the realization of principles.
Make a model:
The realization of a model is common in the world of architecture. They are used planchets, flukes in Balso, a good cutter and a little glue for wood. Materials are handled directly in 3d, but with reduced scale. For the design of a pergola, it is a rather luxurious technique. In addition, you should also be able to reproduce the housing model to see the whole set. But this technique can be used in the case of a complex project, if you don’t have the talent of the designers, or any equipment or software at your fingertips.
The principle plans allow you to define the bases, such as the shape of the pergola, the dimensions and its integration to the existing device. In these plans, you have not yet adjusted details such as parts sections, combination, etc. I advise you not to insist on the details.
The principles plan to assist you in completing your DP or RP reports. The administration can ask for more details, and can even deny the project. So at that stage, you don’t need to give much importance to detail.
For that, you must use a sheet (but millimeter), a draft and a pencil.
The easiest thing is to have load plans of your current home: A mass plan, which indicates the position of the house on the ground and the plans of facades. Make some photocopies and save the originals. If the scale of the plan is too small, make extensions by copying. But try to maintain a simple scale-for example 1 cm: 1 m.
If you have no plans, you must do it yourself. Take into account the size and location of the house and the notable items you want to maintain-parking, road, chalet, trees, existing terrace, etc. and report on a graphic, or better, on a graph paper. It also reports the passages of nets-electricity, water, gas-and the limitations of possible servitude. Also specify the access, including those that give way to the terrace. Make a simple plan and avoid the useless details that would affect the overall plan. Make sure the scale is correct. Make several photocopies of your plan. Now, you have several “blank” plans ready to unleash your imagination.
The ideal thing is to use a software tool on your computer. Those of type Photoshop, Paint or Gimp are useless because they do not allow to modify a shape already drawn. It takes more of a vector-type software, which allows to draw simple shapes, lines, circles, etc. with the ability to change the size.