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Welcome to GardenStructure.com

 

Structure Designers &  Exclusive Quality Outdoor Builders

GardenStructure.com has been designing outdoor structures for 3 decades now and has become renowned for our pergola plans and designs. If you are in the Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, Landscaping, or Deck business, please drop in from time to time. We would be happy to be a source of design inspiration. 

Our Designers are second to none.  We train our builders and impart the knowledge that they need to create long-lasting outdoor structures. They get the outdoor structure designs right. Our team is gaining a reputation for stunning and functional pergolas and buildings. 

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Architects tell you that what they do ends at the front and rear door.  We recognized this gap early, in the past 30 years, we have been creating our own unique structure details and designs both inside and outside the home.

Those Dream Yards and Outdoor Living Areas you see on TV?    That is What We Do.

 

We are always looking for talented people, so if you know a great builder, please refer them.

Pergola plans and Shade Structure Specialists

Shade structure designs and pergola plans are a subject not fully examined in architecture courses. Who has time– There are a million plant species to memorize! Generally speaking, most courses invest a week or two into structure design.  Most rules for houses go out the window when you expose everything to moisture, freeze-thaw cycles, and wind. That is why we set out to create our own specifications and details that help all our pergolas and cabanas last longer, and, look better.

A Turned Column Pergola Design with lighting

Our company designs and builds some of the most stunning cabanas you will find. GardenStructure.com’s founders started out as high-end residential builders with a focus on trim work, so, the transition to showy exterior design was a natural path. Our building crews could be building houses, but we love the outdoors too much. Our builders prefer to be outside in the fresh air to being cooped up year round. 

Our pergolas and shade structures have been featured in many magazines over the years such as Canadian House and Home, Southern and Coastal Living and Canadian Gardening. We are still designing and building new pergolas and various shade structures to this day. 

Cabana Builders and Pool House Designers

Everyone dreams of a beautiful cabana or pool house beyond the pool. What to build is usually the question, and, of course, How much will it cost? We try to work with you. Our designer will very gently give you a realistic range and then help you design a pool house that fits your chosen budget. Our cabana builders are experienced renovators and home builders–Who better to build your dream cabana?  

A Cabana Design in Aurora - We design the finest cabanas

When it comes to cabana designs, look no further than our competitors. Many feature our cabana designs in their galleries. Since we have been designing pool houses for 20 years, we couldn’t help but design a few for the pool companies. If you are looking for an inspired cabana design, please give us a call first. We are the most creative cabana company in Toronto. 

Our Story

Our founder “Lawrence Winterburn”, studied woodwork and started reading books on Japanese temple building as well as Taunton’s Fine Homebuilding.  These foundations gave him a unique perspective and design sensibilities. 

At the age of 25, he was building custom homes with glass roofs and integral solariums, restaurants, cabinetry and managing commercial projects up to 50,000 square feet.

He grew impatient waiting for Architects to design interesting projects to build, and, began working with landscape designers and landscape architects. These designers were often creating more unique structures and offered him the chance to stretch his wings a bit.

Within a few years, GardenStructure.com was supplying shade structure details and pergola designs to Architects and Engineers and Dozens of Builders across North America.

GardenStructure.com was Born.

DIY Plans and Photorealistic Renderings

We built our reputation on DIY Pergola plans. We are presently converting our plans to a 3D format. This new series will be easier to visualize and build. Pro versions are working drawings with a scalable template if required. Our DIY plans include Step by Step with Material Lists.

Our pro plans enable Designers and Architects to specify the details, without having to guess at the structure or dimensions. It’s just part of our culture of sharing and we keep trying to keep them affordable.

Garden Architecture - A gated garden arbour and destination pergola -- Plans available

If you need plans, designs, or instructional materials please get in touch. The “Western Red Cedar Lumber Association“, and “Lee Valley Tools”  have been utilizing our plan products for over a decade now.

Permit Drawings and Inspections

We get dozens of calls every year from folks that have found themselves on the blunt end of a letter from the building department. “Your deck is not built according to building code”. 

This often happens when your deck builder or friend, or neighbor, or nephew builds your deck without getting permits. It could also be that you bought a home whose previous owner had a nephew or friend that was really good at building decks and now you want to bring it into compliance. In one area we often work, people typically build things and ask for permits after. Whatever the reason there are a couple of steps to getting permissions in order. 

Step 1 involves an inspection by one of our professional deck designers. We have to know what we are working with before we can determine what to fix. 

Step 2 to create the plans and fill out the building permit application. 

We can help you with both if you get in touch!

 

Where do we build Currently?

Toronto and Southern Ontario   

Columbus Indiana

Torrington Connecticut

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“Architects will tell you that their job ends at the front and rear doors of the home– That’s where we take over”

Lawrence Winterburn
Principle Designer/ Founder

 

 

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