Now you have the plans for your fabulous lean-to pergola, here's a list of all the tools and materials that you will need to build it from your downloaded plans.
You can find all of the tools here.
Just click on the link and enter the item name in the search box.
Several options may be listed. Choose any that are within your budget. (If you can afford DeWalt, Makita or Hitachi tools, go for those - DeWalt being the best.)
Look in the Clearance section, where they have items listed that are not available through their other pages, as you can get some great bargains here, e.g drill bit sets and tubs of screws.
Screw fixings need to be at least twice the length of the thickness of your ledger + 10mm for the washers.
So for our example with 1 1/2" thick ledger that's 76mm + 10mm for the washers = 86mm, so we will need 100mm or more, as the nearest size.
For a 2" ledger, that's 100mm + 10mm for the washers = 110mm so you will need at least a 120mm length fixing, as the nearest size.
All fixings make for a very strong structure when installed as shown in the plans.
Option 1 - Standard screw fixings to ledger board:
See how to use the Standard screw and rawl plug fixings, for attaching the ledger board, in this short video:
Option 2 - Hammerfix fixings
See how to use the Hammerfix fixings, for attaching the ledger board, in this short video:
Option 3 - Concrete self-tapping fixings
See how to use the Atlas fixings, for attaching the ledger board, in this short video:
If you don't already have these step-by-step plans, you can read about them here.
Now you have all you need, let's get going!
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