Lean-To Pergola

Tools and Materials List

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.

Also check out the Fantastic Offers page for cut price, discounted tools and materials, especially good for bargains on DeWalt power tools.


  • Tape Measure
  • Step Ladder
  • Workbench
  • Post Level
  • Spirit Level
  • Mallet
  • Hammer
  • Hand Saw
  • Builders Square
  • Sledgehammer
  • Chisel
  • Combi Drill (for drilling wood and masonry)
  • Drill Bit Set - 2mm - 8mm bits (for wood and masonry)
  • Spanner


  • Extension Reel
  • RCD Safety Plug
  • Reciprocating Saw
  • Jigsaw - for cutting curved rafter tails
  • Screwdriver Set
  • Marking Paint


Lean-To Pergola Ledger Fixings

Screw Options:

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:

10mm x 120mm screw and plug

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:


Wood Stain/Wood Colour/Coloured Wood Preservative

Exterior Wood Paint

Rafters lengths with pre-cut tail ends

If you don't already have these step-by-step plans, you can read about them here.

Copyright image: A fantastic attached lean-to pergola made using the step-by-step attached pergola plans.

Now you have all you need, let's get going!

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