Gable Aluminium Frame Pergola fitted with Policarb I. and fixed to the house with Roof Brackets. The polycarbonate lets the light through and reduces heat while the Gable frame on roof brackets provide better air flow keeping the space cooler.
There are four standard way a Pergola Frame can connect to the house. From the wall; the fascia board under gutter; in-front of the gutter using fascia brackets and a under-flashing; or above the gutter line on the roof using roof brackets.
Using insulated roofing panels like Versiclad's Spacemaker for your outdoor living area provides the best way to beat the heat during summer. Sheets can be trafficable and support extras like ultra modern flush-mount LED downlights.
Living the outdoor room. The use of PVC 'Bistro' blinds can help effectively create a weather protected room that does not become classified as a 'Habitable Room'. For Sydney local councils, Pergolas and Patio Covers are classed as 'Non Habitual Rooms', 'Habitual Room' would apply if you affixed any form of permanent walls and doors and the difference between the two classifications can be thousands of dollars in approval fee's. Of course, why create just another indoor room?