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Buying a quality gazebo for your home, garden or business is a big decision.
Our guide helps you get it right.

tim's top tips on buying any gazebo

“Before buying a gazebo in any style, at any price and from any manufacturer, you need to know if it’s the right one for you.”

“Far too many gazebos sold in the UK are poorly designed, frail and often cheap, and some are nothing more than a glorified tent, which is fine if that’s what you want. However, you plan to get the best from your outdoors and want more than just an occasional use gazebo. You do not want to keep spending to replace a tatty embarrassing gazebo. Then you need to consider my top tips below.”

“Disappointed and frustrated after experiencing two failed gazebos, I designed ‘how it should be done’ and started my company. With 14 years of gazebo design experience and the success my company has in selling more than 2,500 gazebos, check out my top tips you should consider before buying any gazebo from anyone.”

“You may decide not to buy from us, but at least you’ll know to help you make the choice that’s right for you.”

Tim Burdekin | The Gazebo Master

Follow these top tips and make sure this your last gazebo purchase.

The less you pay, the less use you get:

Sadly, this is true of all gazebo’s, because of quality costs. But how much you plan to use your gazebo can affect this. If you want a gazebo you use only every once in a while, then spending less might be the way to go. Alternatively, if you want a gazebo that creates a unique outdoor space you can use no matter the weather, then you are going to have to spend more on a quality gazebo. A White Pavilion Gazebo is a luxury premium quality product, made from the best long-lasting materials.

A budget gazebo is not designed to last:

That’s why it’s the price it is, made from poor quality materials. Spending money every year or two replacing your tatty embarrassing gazebo is poor value for money, and more expensive in the long run. Your White Pavilion Gazebo has a 5 Year Guarantee and looks fabulous.

I’ve found a similar-looking gazebo that cheaper than yours:

Don’t be fooled by a rip-off copy of a White Pavilion Gazebo. A ‘rip-off’ copy of a successful product only sells because it fools the buyer into pretending they have bought the real thing and its apparent low price. But it’s grossly overpriced, made from the usual poor quality materials. Cheap is the only way they can sell it, and you will pay the ultimate price!

Quote from HG, London: “Two years ago I bought a cheaper copy of yours, now it’s in the bin. I’ve learned my lesson!”  Your White Pavilion Gazebo will last and last and last.

A premium quality canopy for your gazebo is a must:

And should not need replacing for 20 years or more.  White Pavilion Gazebo canopies are made from the same long-lasting material as used in the commercial marquee industry.

Are Gazebos only for summer? 

Most gazebos are designed for good weather use only and are unable to withstand high winds and torrential rain. What’s the use of only being able to use your gazebo on those few lovely summer days?   Your White Pavilion Gazebo is designed for all year round use – ask my customers in Scotland.

99% won’t do:

Weatherproof / Showerproof / Water-resistant canopy descriptions are not waterproof and claims of 99% waterproof, which means it leaks. Don’t accept anything less than 100%. Your White Pavilion Gazebo canopy is 100% waterproof.

The chase is on:

Windy day? Don’t spend it chasing your gazebo. Your White Pavilion Gazebo is built to last and easily capable of withstanding 100 mph winds. We guarantee your gazebo will survive 100 Mph storms! We have never lost one to weather … ever! Our record in the UK is surviving 115 mph winds – check out our guarantee –  Surviving Hurricane Winds in Florida.

Mr Muscle:

Save yourself a lot of hassle and elbow grease with a White Pavilion self-clean canopy; it’s a simple choice. White Pavilion Gazebo canopies self-clean in the rain. If you need to keep it pristine, just a light clean with washing-up detergent. No chemicals, no abrasives, no pressure washer – just a squirt with a hosepipe to finish.

Made to Measure?

Do not get carried away by focussing on a very specific sized gazebo. Close enough will give you the area for the enjoyment you need. A bespoke design for any product will cost you more, will take longer to arrive and is a gamble. We can only supply our standard sizes. Don’t miss out on the unique, valuable features of our White Pavilion design.

Let the sunshine in:

Many gazebos on the UK market have canopies that do not allow much light to penetrate. Or have timber/shingle roofs or thatched, which is fine if you want to be in the dark, even in the summer. Your White Pavilion Gazebo’s unique translucent canopy allows 85% soft sunlight and still gives you 100% UV protection from the sun. We also offer a skylight canopy option to let in even more light.

Back to nature:

Did you know that gazebos with thatched roofs will go green and harbour all sorts of wildlife? That’s great for nature, bad for your gazebo. Also, thatched roofs have to be replaced every few years. A White Pavilion Gazebo’s unique translucent canopy is more robust than nature and will last much longer.

What is it exactly?

If you can’t find out what it’s made of, it makes you wonder why the manufacturer hasn’t told you.  White Pavilion Gazebos are proud of the high-quality materials we use, and we tell you what they are.

‘Any colour so long as it’s black’ * or have it your way:   *quote Henry Ford 

White Pavilion Gazebos can be personalised to your preferred style and requirements. That’s not an option you have with most other gazebos on the market. Your White Pavilion Gazebo can be personalised to your preference, in a choice of 40 non-fade colours, standard canopy or skylight window canopy, side screens in 4 styles, and more.

Side order:

A gazebo with side screens will give you more weather protection, especially from the wind. Most other gazebo companies don’t have that option – but ours do. What is the point of a gazebo without side screens to keep the draughts away? With draught protection, you’ll get much more use from your gazebo. White Pavilion Gazebo side screens are available without windows (to keep nosy neighbours away) or with a choice of 3 windows styles. They can always be added to your gazebo at a later date.


Is it simply DIY? Is there support advice available? Is there an installation service? Can it easily be moved to another location? These are the answers you need to know before ordering any gazebo from any manufacturer. Your White Pavilion Gazebo is designed and engineered for simple self-build installation or re-installation. We supply you with simple easy to follow instructions. Allow 4 – 8 hours to self-install, depending on the size and your DIY skills.

The Guarantee:

Everyone wants their gazebo to last, but will they? A short 12-month guarantee suggests even the manufacturer has little confidence in his gazebo, so why should you? Your White Pavilion Gazebo UK guarantee is 5 years.

The Price:

UK Research suggests that 17% of buying decisions are based on price and price alone. For these people, quality, service and product matter little. But if you’re one of the 83% for whom value matters, then you are in the right place. Remember the adage – buy cheap…buy twice. Or as many of my customers tell me, 3 or 4 times! At least they made the right decision to buy from us in the end.


White Pavilion Gazebos are designed and made in the UK so that you can be sure of their quality. White Pavilion Gazebos are designed in Yorkshire by me.

THE BIG ONE: please read this

This is the most important tip I can give you. Don’t buy from any gazebo company until you’ve read reviews from its customers. Remember, the customer is the true expert, not the salesman.

Now you have everything you need to know to make your decision. Good luck, and if you want to know anything else, send us a message.

Take a closer look at our range of gazebos

3m x 3m gazebos

The Rhodes: 2.4m x 2.4m Gazebo

Our latest addition to the White Pavilion Gazebo range. Our smallest size for those with limited areas.

3m x 3m gazebos

The Tuscany: 3m x 3m Gazebo

A great addition for smaller gardens, and easily takes a 6 – 8 seater table.     This size is also perfect as a hot tub gazebo. 

Provence 3m x 4m Gazebo

The Provence: 3m x 4m Gazebo

Our most popular. A flexible space for families who want to enjoy their outdoor space. Easily takes an 8 seater table and settee or bar area.

Andalucia 3m x 6m Gazebo

The Andalucia: 3m x 6m Gazebo

 A lovely addition to the larger garden. Very popular for the Hospitality trade & a great all-weather enclosure for a Swim Spa.