How To Use The 3D Oak Venue Gazebo Designer
Designing a monumental oak venue gazebo sounds daunting, doesn't it? Well, you needn't be a proficient architect with our online 3D Oak Venue Designer. Simply adjust the controls and watch your venue gazebo take shape. Furthermore, see the price update in real time so you can keep to your budget. Should you need any guidance, call us. We're happy to help. Here’s a guide to each control and how to use it to shape the venue gazebo for your requirements.
The size is perhaps the most important aspect of your venue gazebo. On one hand, you want it to be big enough to fit your purpose, on the other, you don't want it to impose on your venue's garden space. Measure the area beforehand and peg it out to make sure there are no obstacles.
Then, with the designer, you can adjust it to suit. You can select a width between 4m to 5m. Alter the width at 0.1m intervals for a precise fit.
You can go to town with the depth. Any measurement from 3m upwards is available in terms of depth. Again, this can increase or decrease by 0.1m intervals. The larger the depth, the designer automatically adds more upright posts to make sure the gazebo is structurally sound.
The total height control adjusts the roof height, which in turn changes the pitch of the gable. You can pick a height between 3.5m to 4m.
The thickness is the cross-section size of the oak posts. There are three thickness options: 150mm, 175mm, and 200mm. Thickness is a preference for aesthetics and has no bearing on stability. As a general rule, some customers opt for thin thicknesses as a modern option while thicker posts seem more traditional. Pick your thickness to fit your venue.
Footings relate to the foundations on which your gazebo will sit. There are three options:
Normal Posts have no alterations to the bottom of the upright posts. Select Normal Posts if you're resting your gazebo on concrete pads or paved areas.
Staddle stones are non-porous stone blocks with a steel protrusion. By drilling a hole into the bottom of the posts, the gazebo sits on the staddle stones. They're a good choice to raise the posts out of standing water to prolong the lifespan of the gazebo.
Posts Into Ground
By selecting this choice, we'll add 600mm to the upright posts. The extra length of posts allows you to place posts into the ground or concrete.
You'll install boarding below the roofing and battens. Simply put, boarding will cover the underside of the roofing and battens. So when you look up from inside the gazebo, the boarding is visible. It isn't a necessity but can create a uniform look and you pick between larch, cedar or oak.
Battens secure to rafters at a right angle to create a fixing point for shingles and tiles. You can opt for either softwood or oak battens. Often, when there’s no boarding, oak is a good choice because the battens are visible. That said, if you plan to cover battens with boarding, then softwood is a more budget-friendly choice.
Our venue gazebo has the strength to hold any roofing you choose. Whether you want slate tiles or any other tile material for that fact. We offer cedar shingles to maintain the natural timber aesthetic. You can opt for either treated or untreated. Throughout their lifespan, both untreated and treated shingles will develop a silver colouration from exposure to the sun. That said, treated cedar shingles have a darker colour and will add another 5 years to their lifespan. If you want to use your own tiles or shingles, choose 'No Shingles'.