Today's modern life is one of fast pace and technology, so what better way to unwind than in an outdoor room, also known as a pergola, verandah or alfresco area.

In general terms an outdoor room is a space that is a full functional living area – it's just missing a wall or two. It is a space to socialise, unwind, eat, watch TV, relax, read a book or just plain escape from the rest of the family while being in the fresh air.

The outdoor room is an extension to our homes. It allows us to blend the outdoor with the...

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