Pergolas and gazebos have become a popular addition in many UK gardens in recent years. They tick the boxes for shade and shelter, but they’re also a stylish and contemporary feature!
We know British weather can be unpredictable, so a product that can adapt to different outdoor environments is a plus! If you're thinking about buying a pergola, you may be wondering which brands are best?
In this article, we will review the top 5 brands of aluminium pergolas in the UK and have included the cost, main features, pros and cons of each.
From here you’ll have a greater idea about which brand and model may be best for you.
In this article, we’ve used brand names not affiliated with Jacuzzi Group. You can see the list of the brand owners at the bottom of this article. All information, including pricing and product details, was accurate at the time of writing (May 10, 2023) and may change without notice.
The pergola brands mentioned in this article are listed in no particular order. The imagery used include Pergolas by Jacuzzi®, and imagery that is not reflective of brands mentioned in this article.
What to look for in a quality pergola?
While shopping around for a quality option, there are a few important features to keep in mind. The points that you’ll want to make a mental check of include:
-Made with durable, long-lasting materials – Such as treated wooden pergola or aluminium pergola
-Sturdy– Able to withstand rain and considerable wind gusts (check the wind rating)
-Weather resistant - Posts are powder coated for water and rust protection. They also have UV protection to prevent fading
-Adjustable or pergola with retractable roof – Allows you to stay outside if it starts raining, you want to be shaded from the sun or you want an open roof
-Easy to install and maintain – Saves time. More time to enjoy using the product!
-Built-in lighting (such as LED)– Enables you to use the pergola at night, without switching on extra lighting
-Size– Fits your space and will shelter and shade your desired area
-In-built gutter – Rainwater flows through the posts instead of dripping from overhead
-Warranties– Good warranties, particularly for the structure
Remanso Luxury Aluminium Pergolas
Remanso Luxury Pergolas are manufacturers of quality pergolas which are sold through dealer networks, including Aqua Warehouse in the UK.
Their Remanso range is made with powder coated aluminium, topped with an electric louvre roof and fitted with LED lighting.
Automatic blinds are an optional extra. There are four models within the range. The smallest pergola has dimensions of 3m x 3m x 2.5m (height). The largest pergola has dimensions of 4m x 5m x 2.5m (height).
As an example, Aqua Warehouse pergola prices range in price from £5,995 to £9,495.
- Quality materials used, including heavy duty aluminium
- Electric louvre roof for shade and shelter adaptability
- Four size options available
- LED lighting
- Remote control operation
- Automatic blinds, vented side panels and 1.8kW infrared heater – optional
- 3 year structure warranty
- 2 year powder coat and motors warranty
- 1 year LED lights, electrical components, and fabric material warranty
- Internal drainage system
- Starting price more expensive than other options mentioned in this article
- One colour option available
- Not designed for self-build. Needs to be installed by an authorised dealer.
Suns Lifestyle Ltd is a family business that designs outdoor furniture and shade products, including pergolas in Europe.
Suns Lifestyle offer five pergola collections – Alvaro, Maranza, Rota, Galaxy and Luxe.
The pergolas are made from powder coated and stainless aluminium and come with an electric louvre roof (one option offers a retractable option). One model is available at a longer length of 7.2 metres.
Suns Lifestyle pergolas range in price from £4,000 to more than £16,000.
-Range of collections to suit different style, budget, size and colour options
-Larger sizes can be ordered
-Warranty – 5-year manufacturers’ warranty, 2-year sun and weather screens warranty
-Quality materials – powder coated aluminium
-Offer a retractable roof option
-Wind resistant maximum – 120km/h
-Internal drainage system
-Can pay for installation or self-build
-Different install foundations are an added cost
-One colour option
-Lighting only included on some models
Harbour Lifestyle – PergoSTET pergolas
Harbour Lifestyle is a UK and online-based company offers indoor and outdoor living products. Their PergoSTET pergolas are available in grey, in four sizes and made with aluminium. They range in size from 3m x 3m x 2.4m (height) to 3m x 6m x 2.5m (height).
Harbour Lifestyle pergolas are priced between £3,349 to £6,999.
-Remote controlled LED lighting
-3-year frame warranty
-1-year blinds and louvres warranty
-Customisation options available
-2 colour options – grey and white
-Pergola heater – optional extra
-LED lighting (on some models)
-Internal drainage system
-Roof is manual operated, not electronic
-No showroom (online only)
-No mention of wind resistance
White Stores – Titan, Proteus, Halo, Shadow pergolas
White Stores designs and manufactures garden furniture products, including pergolas, and according to their website, has been in business for more than 15 years.
White Stores offer pergolas across four collections – Titan, Proteus, Halo and Shadow. There are freestanding and wall-mounted options and dimensions range from 3 x 3 x 2.51 metres to 6 x 3 x 2.51 metres.
Depending on collection, some models are made with aluminium and others, a steel mix.
Optional accessories including privacy screens and privacy walls and titan side walls are also available to buy.
White Stores pergolas range in price from£999 to £3,599.
-Price range to suit different budgets
-3 colour options – white, grey and a ‘wood look’
-TIGER Drylac powder coating
-5 year warranty (Titan)
-2 year warranty (Proteus)
-1 year warranty for pergola accessories
-Internal drainage system
-LED lighting (on some models)
-Limited style variation between collections
-Manual louvre operation
-Privacy screen not fully private, still transparent
-Some models are not compatible with privacy screens
Pergolas by Jacuzzi®
Jacuzzi® are world leading manufacturers of hot tubs and recently introduced motorised louvre pergolas to the product range.
The Pergola 3300™ and 3600™ are made with powder coated aluminium, a motorised louvre roof and LED lights that can be operated from a remote.
The stylish and functional pergolas range in dimension from approximately 3 x 3 x 2.93 m to 3 x 6 x 2.93m.
The 3300™ and 3600™ pergolas have a price range of £3,495 to £5,995.
-Motorised louvres can open to 90 degrees, 45 degrees and close for full protection
-Structures are CE approved
-Remote control operation
-5-year structure warranty
-3-year zip screen blind housing
-2-year lighting, motor and electronics
-1-year zip screen blind material
-Option to have professionally installed or self-build
-Wind rating – Can withstand windspeeds up to 190kmh for 3300 Pergola and 150kmh for the 3600 Pergola
When looking for the best pergola in the UK, there are many brands to choose from. Aqua Warehouse, Suns Lifestyle, Harbour Lifestyle, White Stores and Jacuzzi® all offer quality pergolas that will enhance any garden or outdoor space.
We recommend that you take a close look at the pros and cons of each as you weigh up your options. When it comes to what pergola is best, our advice to you is that you choose the highest quality option within your budget.
To recap, if you choose a pergola that’s made with:
-Easy to install and maintain
-Drainage system, such as an in-built gutter
You’ll be on your way to buying a product that covers everything you want to provide shade, shelter and style to your space!
Disclaimer: The following registered trademarks are owned by companies not affiliated in any way with Jacuzzi Group.
Remanso Luxury Aluminium Pergola, Aqua Warehouse, Euphoria Lifestyle, Oyster Pools and Hot Tubs Ltd, Suns Lifestyle Ltd, Harbour Living is a trademark owned by Harbour Outdoor Living Ltd, White Stores Ltd.
Affiliations: Jacuzzi® is a registered trademark of Jacuzzi Group. All rights reserved.