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 tool and fixing items 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.


  • 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


  • 2 (4” by 4”) square posts x 8' (10' if concreting in)
  • 10 (6” by 1 1/2”) rafters x (3m) lengths (1 for the cross braces)
  • 2 (4" by 4") Fence Post Spike (Metpost)
  • Fence Spike Driving In Tool
  • Screws - Turbo Ultra 4.5mm x 60mm
  • Fischer Nylon Hammerfix 8 x 120mm (minimum) *
  • 2 Round Head General Purpose Coach Bolts - M8 x 110mm
  • Flat Washers - A4 Stainless Steel M8
  • Clear Preservative


For standard screw fixings to ledger board:

  • Fischer Original Nylon Plugs 4.5-6mm (for 8mm hole)
  • Screws - Turbo Ultra 6mm x 100mm (minimum)
  • Wood Stain/Wood Colour/Coloured Wood Preservative/Exterior
  • Wood Paint

*  These 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 2.5cm + 1cm = 3.5cm so 100mm or more.

For a 2" ledger, that's 5cm + 1cm for the washers = 6cm so you will need at least a 120mm length fixing

See how to use the Hammerfix 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.

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

Have all the things you need? Let's get going then.

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