Recent Gazebo Guides & Tips

We like to give back to our readers. So we’ve written guides revealing some of the best kept industry secrets and tips to help you get the most out of your outdoor furniture. Here’s some of the most recent gazebo guides and tips.

How Much Wind Can a Gazebo Withstand

Gazebos are a popular backyard addition for homeowners who want to enjoy the outdoors without being exposed to the elements. Gazebos can be used for …

How to Decorate a Gazebo for a Wedding Ceremony

Follow this guide to learn how to decorate a gazebo for a wedding ceremony. You have lots of options available to you, so whether you’re …
how to install cedar shingles on a gazebo

How to Install Cedar Shingles on a Gazebo

Wondering how to install cedar shingles on a gazebo? ….You know it will look gorgeous, but is the process hard? The process isn’t particularly difficult, …
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How to Take Down a Pop-Up Gazebo

Putting up a canopy is fairly easy work, but do you know how to take down a pop-up gazebo? Even if you weren’t the one …
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How to Put Together a Gazebo Frame

A gazebo is an attractive and affordable way to extend your living space into the outdoors. However, if you don’t know how to put together …
How to anchor a pergola to the ground

How to Anchor a Pergola to the Ground

Understanding how to anchor a pergola to the ground is an important first step to building your structure. It’s imperative that you properly anchor your …
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What is the Point of a Pergola?

This is a bit of a weird one. But we know you’re curious about this topic. …”​​​​What is the point of a pergola?” You may …
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Do I Need Planning Permission for a Gazebo?

If beautiful weather often sends you outdoors, you might consider installing a gazebo. These types of outdoor buildings offer you protection from sun and rain …

Recent Gazebo Reviews

Read reviews on specific models and brands to understand the pros and cons. We tend to review types of gazebos, new brands, pergolas, marquees and awnings. Occassionally, we also give our advice on outdoor accessories such as gazebo lights and leg weights.

4 Best Gazebo Weights (For Legs)

There are 3 main types of gazebo weights. Cast iron, sand bags and fillable plastic leg weights. These weights can anchor down your gazebo and prevent it …

Maximus Gazebo Review

The Maximus gazebo is a high-quality pop-up tent that offers sun and weather protection in just minutes. You can set it up almost anywhere, from …
outsunny swing chair review

Outsunny Swing Chair Review

The Outsunny swing chair makes it easy for you to enjoy spending time outdoors. Whether you need a spot for chatting with friends, reading a …
palram gazebo review

Palram Gazebo Review

If you like spending time outdoors but don’t like having too much sun in your face, you’ll find that a Palram gazebo offers you an …
gorilla gazebo review

Gorilla Gazebo Review

Whether you’re planning an event or need shelter for outdoor sports or other activities, a Gorilla Gazebo offers the shade and weather protection you need.  …
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5 Electric Teppanyaki Grill Plates to Simplify Outdoor Cooking

Are you tired of cooking in the same old way? If barbecues are getting old and you’re looking for a new cooking challenge, we’ve got …
deuba 3x3 gazebo

Deuba Capri Gazebo 3x3m Review

With outdoor furniture, it’s an absolute minefield. If you were to search for a 3×3 gazebo on certain online shops, you would return get 10,000+ …
coleman event shelter

Coleman Event Shelter Review

There is no better setting for an event, barbeque or party than nature itself. Being surrounded by the refreshing open air, freshly trimmed grass and …

We review the most popular gazebos available in the UK. We also spend plenty of time discussing what features you need and how to choose the right model for your garden, and how to get the most out of your gazebo, awnings, shelters and pergolas.

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Windproof Gazebos Team

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We test out new models from online retailers, or buy and sell them new or second hand so we can review a wide range of models and put together the best advice on which gazebo is right for you.

So if you are looking for a cheap gazebo for a festival, an exhibition quality gazebo to showcase your work outside, or something in-between we can point you in the right direction.

We are based in Northampton and focus on gazebo models available in the UK. If you would like your product reviewed by our team, please get in touch

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What to Look for in a Gazebo?

Some gazebos come in dimensions and weights which are more suited to permanent fixture in your garden or patio; others will have nothing but the very basics and are perfect for events, festivals and camping. It’s useful to know what features of gazebos are important for you.

Think about the following factors before you buy:

  • Temporary or permanent – For example, pop-up gazebos are often temporary, while wooden pergolas are permanent fixtures
  • Sides or no sides – Will it be used for wind protection (sides) or as a free-standing canopy (no sides)?
  • Weatherproof – Offering protection from the elements of wind, rain and UV – (otherwise, use in combination with a decent gazebo heater)
  • Budget – Are you looking for the best value, best premium or commercial grade?
  • Dimensions of the gazebo – If you are tight on space or will be moving it regularly
  • Additional features – such as mosquito nets, UV resistant side panels, ventilation for smoking etc.

Types of Gazebo & Shelters

All Seasons Waterproof Gazebos

all seasons gazebos

All Seasons gazebos are extremely strong, well-made, fully waterproof and very reliable.

Airwave Pop-Up Gazebos

Airwave Pop Up Gazebo 2.5x2.5m

Airwave Gazebos are good value for money, simple to build and available in lots of shapes, sizes, and colours.

Wooden Gazebo Kits

Wooden Gazebos

Get the traditional gazebo look. Our team have hand picked a few of the best wooden gazebo kits that you can build yourself. All on this list are well made & solid, from reliable brands, come in kit form and are just great for relaxing in.

Polycarbonate Roof Gazebos

polycarbonate gazebo

Polycarbonate gazebos are trending at the moment because of their stylish look, UV resistant panels and durability. If you want to upgrade your patio and impress the neighbours, we have 4 hand picked models which we can vouch for.

Cantilever Parasols


The fastest selling parasol in 2021 so far. Cantilever Parasols are perfect if you want to adjust the shade and get a wide coverage without a gazebo.

Coleman Event Shelters

coleman event shelter

The Coleman shelter is different in style than most other canopy’s available, however, its extremely popular and outsells most brands of gazebos. They are strong & sturdy, stylish, waterproof and reliable.