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The shelter is an infrastructure that provides a shelter and has also become part of the garden outfit. It is a cover that serves to repair from the elements and can be made using different materials. Often the classic shelters can be seen at bus stops or at the train station, in reality the model that was decided to integrate within the gardens follows the same line. As a guide, it is always placed above the door of the house to make it easier to enter and leave the house when the days are dreary. Offering shelter could also represent an area of ​​the garden, where you have a covered space to be able to place underneath objects that require special care.


The materials used for the realization of a shelter are: Wood, iron. In this case we refer to the choice of material for the construction of the support structure, in the case of wood, usually it is combined with a rather rustic roof with tiles, in the case of iron the roof can also be more modern using plexiglass. In the case of the shelter with roofing with tiles, the effect of a roof is recreated and in this case it is certainly not possible to admire the sky, the wood used for the structure is always treated with specific substances so that it can guarantee an unlimited duration in time . The substances used are mostly natural so that they do not cover the grain of the wood. The iron shelter proposes a model used in the nineteenth century, which also presented decorative motifs that completed and embellished this structure. Obviously the shelter can also be made of wrought iron if you want to have a customized shelter with special designs and motifs. Modern shelters above all associate steel structures with glass or plexiglass. Transparent materials allow you to be protected but still enjoy the beauty of the sky. They are an excellent solution for roofs, if they are made in the dining area or in the relaxation area.


The shelter can have a rather classic rectangular shape, or, the same structure can give it a more particular shape. The line of the structure is very important because it decisively determines the style to be given to the space in which it is located. It can be enriched with various decorative motifs that certainly contribute to giving it a rather baroque air, and obviously it will be necessary to choose it also in the materials that lend themselves to a particular workmanship and which are rather malleable. For a minimalist style it is better to focus on shelters with a rigorous and essential style.

Where to buy

The wall unit can be purchased and ready to be installed in DIY stores or outdoor furniture stores. Alternatively you can always think of making it yourself by purchasing only the necessary material. In the case of the realization of a wooden shelter, it is necessary first of all to create a design that will be very useful in the design phase and above all to define the dimensions of the same for the purchase of the material. The wood can be purchased at a DIY store or at a woodworking shop, always explaining the use to which it will be made. To be able to install it it is important to have a minimum of skill, and to know the techniques for fixing, since, being exposed to the elements, it must be rather solid. If the wood is sold in its natural state then it has not been subjected to any treatment, then it will be necessary to buy protective substances in order to make it even more resistant to rain. These products must be specific for wood and before using them it is essential to read all the instructions carefully.

Garden shelters: Costs

The shelter has a cost that varies depending on the size and the material chosen. The shelters sold at the shops certainly have a lower cost than a shelter commissioned to a craftsman, as could happen in the case of the realization of a wrought iron shelter. In this case it is certainly necessary to consider rather long times before delivery because the shelter will require a rather considerable effort and the customer will have the possibility to customize it as he sees fit. Only in this way it is possible to insert particular ornamental motifs, which may not be present on the market. Before commissioning it you can always request a quote to see if it can match your budget or buy one that is already ready for installation directly in the store. Obviously then it comes to tastes and personal choices.