How To Use The 3D Oak Veranda Designer
You can choose from our standard bay ranges and sizes or you can select the custom option which allows you to input the
width and length as well as the total number of bays you want. The number of bays you can input depends on the size of
your Veranda as each bay needs to be between 1m and 4m long.
The size controls allow you to adjust the front clearance and the rear height of the structure. This helps you to reach up
to the part of the building you’re leaning against as well as adjusting the angle of the roof to a steeper or shallower
Post Settings | Mono Trusses
This option allows you to decide whether you want rear posts or not. When the structure has rear posts it is free standing
so you are less limited on where it goes. If you decide against rear posts you will have to fix the structure to a wall.
The "Thickness" control allows you to choose the section sizes of your posts and headplate. We offer square sections of
150mm, 175mm and 200mm.
There are multiple options for the feet of your posts, you can choose to have them going into the ground, sat on staddle
stones (provided to match your posts) or have normal posts if you want to choose you own feet. For example you can buy
metal shoes to fix to the base or you can stand them on metal rods that are concreted into the ground.
If you choose, we can provide mono trusses for your lean-to on top of every post. This is for both structural and
Rafters & Plates
You can choose how you want the ends of your rafters and headplate finishing. You can either leave them square or have
them chamfered, rounded or carved into an Ornate profile.
You can choose the overhang of your wallplate and headplate, up to 1m either side of the end posts. The more you overhang
the more room there is for extra rafters if you want them.
Boarding | Battens | Roofing
Unlike a pergola which has a flat roof, you do have the option with these structures to have a roof on your frame.
If you don’t want to look up and see battens and the underside of your shingles you can choose to see Larch, Cedar or
Oak boarding instead.
You can choose between softwood and Oak fixing battens. The Oak battens are only normally used if they are seen.
We can also provide cedar shingles (either treated or untreated). The treated are slightly darker in colour, although over
time both sets will fade to a silver grey colour.