Before you buy
What uses does a Gazebo have?
Our Airwave® Gazebos create the perfect outdoor area for entertaining and protection from the weather, come rain or shine. They make an amazing centrepiece at ceremonies or garden parties, creating a lasting impression, and are also ideal for regular use at barbecues. With our wide variety of sizes and types of attractive Gazebos available, you can choose the most suitable dependent on your needs and how much space there is. Why not use as a relaxation pod for yoga practice or some peace and quiet? Take a snooze in a hammock or create a reading area and cosy up with a good book. During the summer months, the Gazebos are ideal to put up as a play area for children to keep them in the shade so they have reduced risk of over-exposure to the sun. As they are easy to collapse and transport, you can even take a Gazebo to the park with you. If you’re fed up of working from home indoors while it’s sunny outside, simply swap your desk for a seat in the garden.
What are you using the Gazebo for?
Count up how many people will be using the Gazebo to ensure you’ve got the correct size for your gathering. Nothing is worse than being all crammed in on a humid day or leaving a few people out in the rain!
How much space do you have?
Measure the area you are wishing to place your Gazebo so your facilities aren’t too busy. The smallest size is suitable as a hang out area for cosier gatherings and the largest size is great for marquee style events with lots of guests. Choose an area of flat ground so your Gazebo will stand straight and if you wish to put the Gazebo on decking, see if you have the correct accessories to secure on this type of surface such as Leg Weights.
Where are your access areas?
Ensure you aren’t going to block off a fire escape or entrance where people will need to come through. The easiest way to do this is to take a tape measure, measure out where your Gazebo sides would come out to and mark out the middle of the Gazebo, taking a good look around to see if there’s anything that hinders your privacy or your enjoyment.
Where will it be stored?
Try not to leave your Gazebo up for long periods if you aren't using it so it stays in good condition. Simply collapse it correctly as per the product instructions so it’s compact enough to keep in your shed, garage or store room.
How to style your Gazebo
Once you’re all set up, start thinking about how you will use your Gazebo and personalise it. Side panels can be drawn back for a curtain-like effect, adding sophistication to your garden. Accessories such as netting or shades help to keep pestering insects out. Add temporary resting areas to your Gazebo such as deckchairs, an ornate bench or a rattan lounge set so you can start to enjoy your new space. Pretty garden lights, flowers and cushions will welcome your guests to your temporary structure.