If the designs presented in UK construction stores seem monotonous and not interesting to you, you can build your own. Moreover, the arch can be made with your own hands from wood, metal, plastic and even natural materials — the choice is really wide.

Design Rules

When designing a future product, it is also important to take into account a number of points:

  • Its height should be at least 2 meters so that the support does not look squat and cramped. And more than 3 meters, otherwise it will be too bulky and high;
  • Width — not less than one and a half meters. Otherwise, when the flowers grow, the arch way will narrow, and the structure will have an unkempt, neglected look.

Wooden Arch

Wooden arch
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The wood is very soft, it is easy and pleasant to work with it. Therefore, even a beginner can cope with such a model.

It will be enough to dig 4 support beams into a specially prepared place for this. The structure can be reinforced with crushed stone, and the beams above the surface can be treated with resin.

After the 4 support pillars are installed, you can start creating the frame of wooden arch.

  • Cross beams are attached to the support using screws or bolts.
  • After installing the transverse crossbars, the longitudinal ones are attached to the same screws or bolts.
  • Next, the upper cross beams are attached. Their number and size depend on the size of the product.
  • Do not forget about the spacers, they will add stability to the product.

Metal Arch

Metal arch
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Almost every fan of roses dreams of a forged flower arch in the garden, but it is very difficult to make it with their own hands. Corrugated reinforcement can be used as an alternative material.

Metal is stronger than wood and will last longer, besides it requires much less care. There are also fewer worries with a brick arch, but it is easier to build it yourself. It is enough to make a foundation and lay out the bricks.

An arch with gate can be made using brick and metal. The bases are made of brick, and the gates will be in the form of arch trellis made of metal. The use of wood and metal is also popular, but it is not so practical.

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