We had just had our second child by the time we could afford to erect a pergola in April 1990. The patio had already been laid for four years, so it was definitely time to enhance the entertainment area.
With some help from a mate, my husband built a fine rectangular pergola, with some laser-lite over the area near the door, for UV and rain protection. Lattice provided some privacy from the neighbours, as there were not many trees or bushes on either block at that stage. Another successful achievement!