Permanent hard top gazebos with a polycarbonate or steel roof
High-quality and stable hard top gazebos can be left outside right through the winter. They are our only truly permanent gazebos, using a fixed aluminium frame and either a polycarbonate or steel roof.See more See less
Our hardtop gazebo top sellers
Forest Deluxe & Superior garden gazebos
Sunset Deluxe garden gazebos
Rendezvous Deluxe garden gazebos
Permanent gazebos for all weather conditions
When you buy a permanent gazebo, you're investing in an all-year-round gazebo that is strong enough to withstand all sorts of conditions. Of course, all of our heavy-duty all year gazebos are completely waterproof and can withstand up to gale force winds. There's no need to dismantle your year round gazebo in the winter because the roof is windproof and waterproof and can accommodate snow.
Our permanent metal frame gazebos can support snow loads of up to ca. 110 kg/m². For safety reasons, however, we still recommend that you remove snow as soon as it falls on the permanent gazebo. That's easily done with a soft-bristle broom or brush.
Hardtop gazebos with sides
Naturally, if you're planning to use your outdoor permanent gazebo well into the colder months, you will need an all year round gazebo with sides. The majority of our hardtop pavilions come with a full set of curtains. A steel or polycarbonate roof gazebo with sides protects against cold winds, rain entering from the sides, and retains heat in the gazebo. We also have a selection of hardtops without curtains for you if you don't need curtains for your permanent gazebo. And if you change your mind at a later date? No problem, replacement side walls can be bought in a range of colours and sizes.
Gazebo roofs in comparison: steel vs polycarbonate
In our online shop you’ll find not just garden gazebos with a fixed roof, but also models with a soft top canopy. Both types of models provide shade and shelter, even on stormy days - but where exactly are the differences? Which canopy is suitable for which purpose?
Steel roof gazebos
- 100% waterproof & stable
- extra robust
- max. snow load 110 kg/m²
- shatter proof, even in severe hail storms
- provides complete sun protection
- 100% waterproof & stable
- allows refracted light to enter the gazebo
- max. snow load 50-80 kg/m²
- light weight and easier to handle
- 50+ UV protection
Polycarbonate gazebos: strong and durable roofs
Polycarbonate gazebos are suitable for outdoor use year-round. They're ideal for providing shade on the patio over long summer days or as rain protection in the colder seasons. Thanks to their heavy-duty roof material, gazebos with a polycarbonate canopy can be used as an all-weather shelter for garden furniture, a BBQ or a hot tub.The polycarbonate sheets are tinted, which reduces light transmission and blocks harmful UV light.
Polycarbonate is an ideal material for UK conditions because it offers a high impact resistance and heat resistance. The strong plastic sheets are much lighter than glass and more resistant to breakage. We have hardtop gazebos in our online shop that can bear a snow load of ca. 80 kg/m².
All of our product lines are available with a polycarbonate canopy. That means you can select polycarbonate gazebos from either our stylish Rendezvous line, modern Sunset line or natural Forest line with wood finish.
Metal roof gazebos: steel roofs built to last
A metal roof gazebo exhibits high weather resistance and stability. Steel in particular is an incredibly sturdy material for the canopy. A steel roof gazebo has a very high load bearing capacity. Just like the polycarbonate garden pavilion, the steel-roofed pavilion can be used all year round in the garden or on the terrace. A steel hardtop gazebo is also very easy to care for and doesn't require much maintenance. The steel gazebo roofs are made of ca. 0.7 mm galvanised steel and have an integrated metal hook for attaching outdoor lighting and decorations.
Our gazebos with a metal canopy all have aluminium leg posts that are particularly resistant to weathering. The 16 x 16 cm square aluminium posts have a natural wood finish. The combination of the convincing wood-finish frame and steel roof delivers a striking impression.
Hardtop gazebo sizes
We offer gazebos with steel or polycarbonate roofs for all our designs in sizes 3x3 m, 3x4 m and 4x4 m. Hardtop gazebos in the size 3x4 tend to be our most popular. Possibly because it's the perfect size for brunch or an evening meal outdoors. A 3x3 gazebo with hardtop roof meanwhile is the best option where space is limited. There's still plenty of space to relax with family, but it won't dominate smaller gardens.
If you enjoy hosting get-togethers, parties, or even outdoor events in your garden or outdoor space, then a large gazebo measuring 4x4 m might be ideal for you. A 4x4 hard roof gazebo is the right size for hosting friends and family on your patio or in the garden. You can comfortably host up to 8-10 people under the polycarbonate or steel canopy of a 4x4 garden gazebo. A 4x4 hardtop gazebo is also big enough to be used as a year-round hot-tub gazebo. It's big enough to accommodate even the largest hot tubs!
FAQ: Frequently asked questions
How do I install polycarbonate roofing?
Polycarbonate sheets are precision-designed to fit exactly within the roof frame. Each sheet is clearly marked showing the side that faces upwards towards the sky. The sheets slide into the frame from the outer edge and are pushed towards the centre. Don't be surprised if the fit is tight - that's to be expected because of the precision design. Edge supports are inserted between the upper and lower sheets, and outer edging made of metal holds the roof in place and protects the polycarbonate material. For more information, consult the instructions which are available for download on the page of the individual product you purchased. In addition, assembly videos can be found on our YouTube channel.
Which gazebo frame material is particularly suitable for year-round use?
We recommend that you buy hardtop gazebos with either a steel or aluminum frame for year around the whole year. Both materials withstand strong winds, are waterproof and are long-lasting. Both options are also easy to care for and robust. Fully galvanised steel is extremely rust-resistant, just like aluminium, but unlike aluminum frames, are also resistant to pest and fungal attack. Steel garden gazebos are available in Classic and Premium quality. Aluminium gazebos can be found in the Premium and Deluxe quality.
How do I clean polycarbonate roofing?
A polycarbonate roof is easy to clean. All that's required is a sponge or cloth and a mild cleaning product. It's important that you don't use a strong cleaning product that could damage the plastic material. Giving the canopy a clean will allow a nice even entry of light into the polycarbonate gazebo and will ensure it looks just like new even after years of use. We recommend giving the polycarbonate roof a good clean once or twice a year, especially following the winter.
Can the hardtop gazebo stand on the lawn as well as on the patio or does a foundation have to be poured?
You can install your garden gazebo on a patio or on the lawn. However, we recommend that you pour a concrete foundation. This is particularly important in respect to the guarantee conditions for these products. If you do choose to anchor the legs of a garden gazebo to a patio, you will need to use heavy duty screws designed specifically for wooden decking. Our tent experts will be happy to advise you personally on this subject.
How strong is polycarbonate?
Polycarbonate is an incredibly strong material. So much so, that it is even used to produce bullet-proof police shields. Our polycarbonate roofs may not be bullet-proof, but they are still very strong. They are suitable for year-round use, being able to withstand a snow load of 50-80 kg of weight per square metre.
How can I replace polycarbonate roof panels?
Although strong, polycarbonate doesn't last forever. A real bonus of buying from a gazebo specialist is that you will be able to get spare parts years down the track when you need them. A general DIY store meanwhile will likely shrug their shoulders even if something should bring within the first year. We have 10 year guaranteed availability of spare parts on most of our gazebos. You can find replacement polycarbonate roofs in our shop and save a lot of money by replacing only what needs to be replaced. We offer replacement roofs for our hardtop pavilions in 3x3 m, 3x4 m and 4x4 m. Please note that only a 1-to-1 replacement is possible. This means, for example, you can't replace your 3x4 m pavilion with polycarbonate roof panels with a steel replacement roof. All our replacement roofs are made to fit our TOOLPORT garden gazebos exactly and therefore cannot be combined with those of other suppliers.
Our expert customer service will help you find the right gazebo!
Are you a little overwhelmed by the large selection of garden gazebos, folding tents or party tents and would like some personal advice? Do you have questions about the assembly of your garden structure or would you like to find out about current offers and prices? No problem! Our tent experts are more than happy to help you answer all your questions and help you find the perfect product. Call us on +44 (0)118 31 50 873 or send an email to email@example.com.
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