Cabanas, Gazebos, Pavillions and Pergolas

Building outdoor shelters to complement your garden

luijten landscaping

Custom Build Outdoor Shelters

Adding a semi/sheltered structure into your outdoor space is a unique way to create a special living and entertaining area in your garden. Depending on what will best complement your desired garden aesthetic, we can design and construct pergolas, pool cabanas, gazebos and pavillions to provide both a relaxing and comfortable space.

Shelter Design and Build

Whether you are looking to create a shelter near a swimming pool, a covered outdoor dining area or something in between – our expert designers are happy to think with you to create the perfect customised structure. Our fully qualified tradespeople, working with the most sustainable and durable types of timber, can build it as per our designer’s technical design drawings.


Pergola, Cabana, Gazebo or Pavilion? All of these structures are made from timber, with timber poles and open sides. The main difference? It’s all in the shape and size!


Gazebos are typically octagon-shaped, sheltered sections found in parks and large landscape properties. They always have a round roof structure and are known for their romantic classical appearance.


A pergola is the most often used term for a semi-sheltered timber structure. Pergolas are used to cover walkways and to provide a climbing structure for plants or some shelter for seating areas. Characteristics of a pergola are the rectangular shapes, the four legs and the roof made of horizontal beams laying halfway in on the resting risers.


Pavilions are the largest variety of sheltering timber structure, and have defined architectural structures. Pavilions are best known for their wide-spanning roof systems which cover seating or outdoor entertaining areas. They are great for hosting large events like dinner parties or weddings as they cover large areas, allowing plenty of space for sitting, dining, and dancing!


Cabanas, which are often situated near swimming pools (pool cabana), are sheltered structures providing a smaller area for lounging or outdoor dining. These stand-alone structures are mostly seen in tropical countries at the beach or pool, and they can provide a garden with an exotic feel.


They trust us every single day

Steve Davies

Robert and his team have never failed to provide the required synergy of time, quality and price on our contracts, which is why Luijten Landscaping remains to this day our preferred landscaping subcontractor years after originally using their services.

Senior quantity surveyor
Helen Baker

The discovery garden is awesome!! It is such a clever use of the limited space and I can’t believe what a difference it makes to such a dull unused corner of our playground. The children are also very much in awe of this new space and lots were using it yesterday.

Drury School

Robert was great to deal with before, during and after our big project. We had a difficult site and had to work together to find some solutions to tricky problems encountered during the 10 month project. All the Luijten team on our job were fabulous so a big shout out to Jonas (PM), Danny, Alberto, Kyle, Rhyse. Communication is everything on a big job like ours and Luijten’s delivered. Now my garden is completely done, I actually miss having the guys around.

Remuera villa garden
Nadine and Anthony

We have had a very positive experience with your company and would not hesitate to highly recommend you to others.  We have already had so many compliments from family and friends on the outside space you have created. Greg – thank you for all your teams and your hard work on our project from start to finish.

John and Caroline

We are very happy with how the job looks and wish to compliment the whole team on their work: Steven, in particular, provided very good customer Service. We look forward to winter to see the drainage in our garden working.

Pinehill School

We would like to thank you for our lovely new gardens. We are very impressed with your maths skills, as well as your gardening and building expertise. Thank you for being such friendly landscapers too. We will treasure our new garden space.

Pinehill School
Jane Milner

Redoubt North School has contracted Luijten Landscaping for the past four years. They have completely transformed the school grounds with both redesigning of the gardens and maintenance of them. A major design project has just been completed of a landscaped area/gardens in honour of Hon. Mr George Hawkins. There was considerable consultation regarding the design and its ever-changing requirement. Both Robert and the team worked closely with myself and the architect to ensure all parties were involved in its development. Budgets were adhered to and timeframes were met for completion. I have found Robert and his team to be approachable and always willing to assist the school, often with short notice. Anyone wishing to view our school grounds/gardens are welcome to make an appointment at the school on (09) 263 9060. I would recommend Luijten Landscaping without hesitation.

Principal, Redoubt North School
Manurewa West Primary School

Congratulations on winning this wonderful award for the newly created gardens, well done, it makes me very proud. Our beautiful gardens do make our school standout, thanks to Dave’s foresight and passion for outdoor spaces and your amazing talent and creativity as a landscaping company.

Manurewa West Primary School
Peter Bishop

Euroclass have used Luijten Landscaping for over 5 years and found them professional and pleasant to work with. Prior to project commencement, the Luijten team provides excellent advice on plant selection and durability. On completion, they leave the project immaculate. The success of a landscaper is how the development looks in several years time and Robert along with Angela and the team prove that quality landscaping is money well spent.

Director, Euroclass Design and Build.
Barry Gillard

Everything looks great. We are very happy with the end result. You and the team have done a great job. It’s been a pleasure.