Cabanas, Gazebos, Pavillions and Pergolas

Building outdoor shelters to complement your garden

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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
Cathy Jones

Trevor and I are both extremely pleased with your landscaping works. It certainly meets all our expectations, and it has been a pleasure to have you all work on our project and design and build our vision for a relaxing backyard to enjoy.

Bruce & Robin

Just want to thank you for fitting us in before Christmas. The team has done a great job of cutting and trimming back where necessary. It is exactly a year since you put in our front garden and I showed the team a photo of how it looked a year ago. Boy has it grown into a lovely garden!

The gardens, Manurewa
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
Bruce & Robin

Your workers have just left, and we want to let you know how extremely happy we are with the way the maintenance team topped the trees out the front . It looks great, and they left the place super tidy.

The Gardens, Manurewa
Cathy Jones

Once again we really appreciate the landscaping that Robert & the team undertook for us. They took our vision of a relaxing semi formal outdoor living room and turned it into so much more. I still get a buzz and much pleasure out of the garden and the changes throughout the changing seasons.

Sandi and Will Baker

We would like to thank the team from Luijten Landscaping for doing such a great job on our new lawn and retaining wall. From the very professional first quote which Greg supplied to the last check completed by Greg, we could not fault the team of guys working here. They were on time, were pleasant and polite, worked tirelessly and actively listened to exactly what we wanted. We would highly recommend Luijten to anyone thinking of landscaping their property. It is often a large investment to get landscapers in so you want to know you are getting a professional company to complete the work. We found that company. Thank you to Gregg, Ellis and Tim to name but a few.

Karaka Lakes
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
Shona & Bill Dando

Thanks for the fabulous job you have done to our garden. It has been a pleasure dealing with you and your professional approach to your work. Everyone has commented on how hard you have worked and what a fabulous job you have done.