How Much Does It Cost to Build a Gazebo?
$2,933 - $9,331
$2,933 - $9,331
Published January 10, 2022Written by HomeAdvisor.
On average, building a gazebo costs just above $5,675. Most homeowners pay between $2,933 and $9,331. Pre-built structures or kits are $1,500 to $7,000, while custom-built alternatives average $5,000 to $10,000. A residential pavilion comes in between $8,000 and $20,000.
If you want to create a beautiful addition to your property, a gazebo adds shelter, elegance and a lovely place to sit and enjoy the outdoors. Because of the complexity of the build, you should hire a pro for the project. Several factors affect the price of building a new gazebo.
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|Typical Range||$2,933 - $9,331|
|Low End - High End||$450 - $15,008|
Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 140 HomeAdvisor members.
Expect to pay $2,000 to $8,500 for its components. Gazebos can consist of distinct material types. Each has a different price point. Which material you choose will be a key factor in your budget.
Gazebos can consist of wood, metal or synthetic materials like vinyl. Wooden gazebos are often redwood, cedar or bamboo, which hold up well in wet conditions.
Metal alternatives are either lightweight, affordable aluminum or heavy, durable steel. Long-lasting, low-maintenance vinyl options can resemble wood or metal.
|Wood||$4,000 - $7,000|
|Metal||$3,000 - $8,500|
|Brick||$2,000 - $3,500|
|Vinyl||$4,000 - $7,500|
Expect to pay $4,000 to $7,000, depending on the wood you choose:
Pine: lowest price, low durability, significant maintenance requirements.
Tropical hardwood and redwood: higher price, long durability, less maintenance.
Cedar: potentially significant maintenance, long durability, adds aroma.
Bamboo: environmentally friendly, inexpensive, potential structural problems because of shrinking and cracks.
Wooden gazebos add to your backyard's visual appeal. But maintenance needs, especially for the lower-priced might lead you to consider other alternatives.
Pricing for metal materials typically falls between $3,000 and $8,500. Your options range from aluminum to solid steel and wrought iron.
Aluminum: low-cost, high durability, concerns in harsh weather conditions and few style options.
Iron: traditional style, low-cost, few modern style options.
Steel: structurally sound, low-maintenance, high-cost.
All three alternatives offer less protection from the elements and fewer roofing options than wood and vinyl.
Choosing brick means your project will average $2,000 to $3,500 for materials. The finished project will be durable. It can also retain heat well in colder climates.
Homeowners in earthquake-prone regions should stay away. Seismic events can cause the mortar to crack and crumble.
Choosing vinyl requires a budget between $4,000 and $7,500. Vinyl's biggest advantage is its versatility. It can be built to look like wood, brick, or metal.
Vinyl tends to last longer and requires less major maintenance than wood. But when something goes wrong, it will be more difficult to fix. This material can also grow mold, requiring regular cleaning in humid climates.
|Type of Product||Unit Price||Shipping||Assembly & Installation Cost|
|Gazebo Kit||$1,500 - $4,000||$80 - $150||$300 - $800|
|Pre-Assembled Gazebo||$2,000 - $7,000||$140 - $250||$200 - $600|
Labor accounts for $4,000 to $9,000 in a custom project. That includes general construction, land preparation, roof installation, and any extra features. The size and shape of your structure will also affect your construction budget.
A gazebo is any outdoor structure with a round, full roof and a floor. Beyond that, many common and standard gazebo shapes and sizes exist. Standard octagonal, hexagonal, square or oval shapes can come in kits or pre-made forms that will allow for a lower price. A custom shape needs a higher budget.
|Structure Shape||Average Price|
|Fully Round||$1,500 - $8,000|
|Oval||$1,500 - $8,000|
|Rectangular or Square||$2,000 - $12,000|
|Hexagonal||$3,000 - $8,000|
|Octagonal||$3,500 - $8,000|
|Dodecahedron (12-sided)||$7,000 - $10,000|
|Size (in feet)||Average Cost|
|8x8||$1,500 - $5,300|
|10x10||$2,500 - $6,500|
|10x12||$3,000 - $7,500|
|12x12||$3,500 - $8,000|
|10x20||$6,000 - $10,000|
|14x20||$7,000 - $12,000|
|15x20||$7,000 - $13,000|
|30x30||$17,000 - $25,000|
|30x50||$20,000 - $27,000|
Construction plans cost between $15 and $40 for standard sizes. If you want a custom plan, expect to pay 10% to 20% of your total budget (between $670 and $1,250).
Standard plans are available at most hardware stores. A custom plan requires hiring an architect. Either is crucial to make sure the project is structurally sound. Some, but not all contractors include drawing or purchasing a plan in their overall estimate.
Building a pole barn building costs $4,000 to $50,000. This type of structure makes sense when keeping costs down for larger structures. Pole barn buildings are rectangular or square and might not include flooring, which means they are sold as pavilions instead of gazebos.
You might have to clear or prepare the construction site for $1,200 to $4,300. This ensures your gazebo is structurally sound. More complex projects might require hiring a construction manager, which raises the budget to $3,200 to $52,000.
Any landscaping will cost between $1,500 and $5,300. When construction is done, it can put the finishing touches on the space.
A custom-built roof for your structure ranges between $1,000 and $3,000. You can also buy a roof kit at home improvement stores for about $600 to $900. Expect the same pricing as installing a roof on your home.
A gazebo can benefit from asphalt shingles, architectural shingles, wood shakes, slate, or tile. Each material will have a different price point. Ask your carpenter about the differences. You can save money with the roofing you choose if that part of the structure doesn't matter as much to you. If you enjoy looking at the stars, you can opt to spend more money and get a glass roof.
You can find a screen kit for your gazebo at your local home improvement store for $500 to $800. It helps to keep bugs out and provide some protection.
Enclosing your structure in the same way you would enclose a patio costs between $8,500 and $23,300. Adding glass walls increases your budget by $5,000 to $8,000 but provides weather protection.
Make your gazebo as luxurious or as simple as you'd like. Create your own seating with lawn or patio chairs. Install benches or a swing. High-end options include electrical wiring, plumbing, cable, and a bar.
|Extra Feature||Average Price|
|Stamped concrete flooring cost||$2,800 - $6,300|
|Cost to build a surrounding deck||$4,000 - $10,000|
|Outdoor misting system prices||$1,900 - $3,000|
|Patio or pathway cost||$1,800 - $4,800|
|Outdoor bar or kitchen prices||$3,500 - $18,000|
|Outdoor TV install costs (including wiring)||$900 - $2,000|
|Cost to install electrical wiring and outlets||$180 - $500|
Any structure in a public space requires a permit. Expect to pay between $50 and $200 and a longer project timeline. Gazebos in public spaces also tend to be larger than backyard options.
You may have to work with a contractor who often works with local authorities, which can increase the project price.
Building a pavilion costs between $3,000 and $12,000 in most cases. Larger structures for public spaces can go as high as $25,000. Materials account for $1,000 to $5,000, and labor is between $2,000 and $7,000. Like gazebos, pavilions come in kits or pre-constructed, but can also be custom-built.
Pavilions are different because of their shape. They are typically rectangular and often larger than gazebos. They provide the same basic shelter. Cement flooring and other add-ons increase the budget.
|Size (in feet)||Average Cost|
|8x10||$1,000 - $4,000|
|10x12||$2,000 - $6,000|
|10x15||$3,500 - $7,000|
|10x20||$5,000 - $9,500|
|14x20||$6,000 - $11,000|
|30x50||$15,000 - $25,000|
Expect to pay between $2,000 and $8,500 for a gazebo you build yourself. That's about $1,500 less than professional construction. Savings are highest with a custom-built structure, which incurs extensive labor costs.
Taking on the project yourself can come with some significant pitfalls. No professional land evaluation means you don't know if it will hold the structure. You might choose the wrong materials. A few missteps in the construction, and your gazebo is not structurally sound. Any extras you add will multiply these risks.
That's why in most cases, hiring a pro makes more sense. A contractor builds the project, but also provides valuable planning advice. They become the go-to resources throughout the construction process.