The inspiration for Yorkshire Pergolas started over 20 years ago, when I went on holiday to the continent. All over the resorts and towns I visited I would see these amazing structures. Beautifully simple louvred roofs that provided shade or opened to let in the sun – just simple aluminium slats but architecturally so pleasing to the eye.

Whilst other people on holiday were just relaxing, enjoying the sun and having a good time I couldn’t take my eyes from these pergolas. All the time I was asking myself “Why don’t we have these in the UK?”.

It took many years but in 2020 after building a successful shutters business I felt the time was right to create Yorkshire Pergolas. It wasn’t an easy start, after all we were just weeks into lockdowns with the pandemic and I wasn’t sure how the business would work in this situation.

I soon realised people couldn’t get enough of them and ironically the fact that we couldn’t travel meant people wanted to create those lovely outdoor spaces they missed from their holidays, right here at home!

We took the idea of the simple aluminium slats further with our adjustable louvred roofs, sourcing from some of the best and most highly regarded suppliers on the continent forming close partnerships to bring the very best in aluminium pergolas to the UK.

With the emphasis on quality, design and reliability our pergola range has something to suit a variety of requirements and budgets. We’ve built a range of accessories that customers can choose from to make each pergola truly unique and we can confidently say no two are the same. With heating, lighting, glazing and our new and very popular aluminium sliding shutters to name just a few we made each unique outdoor space a place customers could relax, work, cook and even dance!

This year we’re looking forward to adding more products and forging more partnerships and bringing more exciting ideas to ever more customers. We’ll be doing shows and adding to our two showrooms with ever more products and ideas as well as meeting customers there and in their homes.

It’s going to be VERY busy but very exciting and I’ll think back to where it started all those years ago as I did on a recent holiday. Of the sun slanting gently through the louvres of a pergola – what could be better?