Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have you got a question about Gazebos? Well your in the right place! Below you’ll find the Garden Gazebo FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). If you’ve got a question that isn’t answered below let us know!

Q: What is a Gazebo?

A: A ‘traditional’ gazebo can be defined as a pavilion structure made out of either wood or metal and usually found in a park or garden. Traditional Gazebos have been around for 100s of years and are thought to be Asian in origin.

When we are talking about Gazebos on this site we are referring to ‘modern’ garden gazebos that are designed to be erected temporarily to provide protection from the sun wind or rain. This type of gazebo tends to be of steel or aluminium construction and covered in some sort of fabric. The exact materials used differed depending on the exact function of the gazebo.

Q: What are the main types of gazebos?

A: On this site we’ve categorised gazebos into three main categories;

  • ‘Standard’ Gazebos – these tend to be constructed of tubular steel or aluminium. The tubular frame comes in parts which have to be assembled to form the shell of the structure. This is then covered with the material to provide sun/rain/wind protection.
  • ‘Pop up’ Gazebos – While these look similar to traditional gazebos, they differ in that they come ready constructed in the box. To erect you simply open up the legs of the gazebo. This form of gazebo is much quicker to put up althouigh tends to be more expensive as it invloves a more complex production techniques.

Q: Are Gazebos Waterproof?

A: Short answer – no. Most Gazebos are designed to provide shade from the sun rather than the rain. Some manufacturers do however produce waterproof models – make sure you check this feature is advertised before buying if waterproofing is required.

Q: Can I buy replacement Canopies/Poles/Parts/Spares for my Gazebo?

A: Yes you can! is the only website we know of where you can buy spare parts for a wide range of gazebos. They stock quite a wide range of spare parts for gazebos – everything from plastic joints to full spare canopies.

Q: I’ve lost the instructions for my Gazebo – are there any replacements? 

A: have copies of instruction books from a good range of common gazebos including those from B&Q, Argos, Halfords, Tesco and Homebase.

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