How to Move a Gazebo

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Move a Gazebo

When it comes to yard work, a few items are more challenging to move than others. A gazebo, for example, can be quite bulky and difficult to get into place. A gazebo is a popular addition to many backyards, providing a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Gazebos provide shelter from the sun and rain and can be used for picnics, parties, or simply as a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

If you are planning to move your Gazebo to another location in your yard or even to a different location altogether this summer, there are several steps that you will need to take.

Is it possible to move the Gazebo?

Before you begin moving your Gazebo, it is important to make sure that it is actually possible to move the Gazebo. While most Gazebos are portable and can be moved, some are not meant to be moved once assembled.

If your Gazebo was purchased from a store, the Gazebo could likely be moved. However, if your Gazebo was custom-built, you will need to check with the builder to see if it is possible to move the Gazebo.

Some factors that you will need to consider before moving your Gazebo include:

  • The size of the Gazebo
  • The weight of the Gazebo
  • The type of foundation that the Gazebo is built on
  • The type of material that the Gazebo is made from

If you are unsure if your Gazebo can be moved, it is always best to consult with a professional before attempting to move it on your own.

Once you confirm that your Gazebo can be moved, it’s time to start figuring out where and how you want it to be positioned in your yard to eliminate any uncertainty or indecision.

How to move a gazebo by yourself?

If you have decided to move your Gazebo by yourself, there are a few things that you will need to do to make sure that the move goes smoothly.

-Gather all of the tools and supplies that you will need before you start moving the Gazebo. This includes :

  • Hydraulic jack
  • Two 4×6 inch wooden boards
  • Drill with a 2-inch pin
  • Two large dollies
  • 2-inch steel pipe
  • Logging chains
  • Moving straps/chains to safely secure Gazebo to hitch

-Before raising the Gazebo, place the hydraulic jack under the Gazebo and use it to raise the Gazebo about six inches off of the ground.

-Next, place the two 4×6 wooden boards under the Gazebo so that they are perpendicular to the Gazebo.

-Now, use the drill to make two holes in each wooden board. The holes should be big enough to accommodate the 2-inch steel pipe.

-Once the holes have been drilled, insert the steel pipe into the holes and use it to secure the wooden boards to the Gazebo.

-Next, place the two large dollies under the Gazebo so that they are perpendicular to the Gazebo.

-Once the dollies are in place, use the logging chains to secure them to your vehicle’s hitch.

-Follow the same procedure in reverse to remove your old Gazebo and wooden boards. Before removing the Gazebo and wooden boards from beneath, lift them off the dollies and jack them with your hands.

-While a flatbed truck is ideal for this kind of work, not many people have access to a flatbed truck. In this instance, hire a flatbed hitch from any truck rental business and pull your Gazebo from any car you own. Pickup trucks or SUVs are the best options.

-Carefully drive your vehicle forward with the Gazebo on the dollies until it is upright and resting on its new site.

See Also: Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving


How Much Does It Cost to Move a Gazebo?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the cost of moving a gazebo will depend on several different factors, including:

  • The size and weight of your Gazebo
  • The distance that you are moving your Gazebo
  • Whether or not the move requires permits or special arrangements
  • The time and skill level of the person or team doing the work

If you have a gazebo that is less than 11 feet tall, expect to pay between $400 and $500 for it. This cost might differ significantly depending on some criteria.

See Also: The Average Cost of a Moving Company

Tips for Disassembling a Gazebo

There are a few key steps that you will need to follow in order to successfully take apart a gazebo. These include:

  1. Gather all of the tools and supplies you will need, including a hydraulic jack, wooden boards, a drill with a 2-inch bit, nails or screws, a hammer or screwdriver, and a level.
  2. Carefully measure and mark the location of each of the Gazebo’s various components, such as supports, beams, and panels.
  3. Use your tools to disassemble each component of the Gazebo, starting with the larger structural pieces first and working your way down to the smaller pieces. The very first step is to take everything out of the Gazebo. Continue by removing the roof and then disassembling the frame. Remove the posts last, then raise the patio or flooring.
  4. Once the Gazebo is fully disassembled, carefully remove any debris from the site before moving on to the next step.
  5. Finally, use your tools and supplies to reassemble the Gazebo at its new location, following the same process you used to disassemble it. Be sure to level the Gazebo before securing it in place.

Is a Gazebo a Permanent Structure?

A gazebo can be considered a permanent structure depending on its size and the materials used to build it. Typically, gazebos are not intended to be moved or relocated once they have been built, though some types may be modular or portable and easier to move. If you are considering building a gazebo and want it to be a permanent fixture in your yard or garden, it is important to choose high-quality, durable materials that will withstand wear and tear and the elements. This may include wood, metal, concrete, bricks, or other sturdy materials. Additionally, you should consider how much space you have available for your Gazebo so that it can be properly sized and placed. Gazebos come in various shapes and sizes, so there is sure to be one that will fit your needs.


How do you put up a gazebo?

It can typically be positioned nearly anywhere if firmly staked and correctly aligned. On the other hand, building a gazebo can be a large project, but it can also be a fun and rewarding experience. You will need to gather all of the necessary tools and materials before you begin, including lumber, concrete, bricks, metal, or other building materials. Once you have everything you need, carefully measure and mark the location where you will be building the Gazebo. Next, begin assembling the frame of the Gazebo according to your plans. Once the frame is complete, add the roof and then the walls. Finally, finish up by adding any final touches, such as steps, railings, or trim. If you are not sure how to put a gazebo together, many resources are available online or at your local library that can provide you with step-by-step instructions. Additionally, you may want to hire a professional to help you with the project if it is too large or complex for you to handle on your own.

Is it possible for movers to transport a gazebo?

Moving companies will help you assist in moving a gazebo, but it depends on where you are now and where you want to go, and the size of your Gazebo. Contact a local moving company to see if they provide gazebo removal and, if so, obtain an estimate and schedule a pickup date.


What is the weight of a gazebo?

The weight of a gazebo can vary depending on the materials used to construct it and its size and design. Generally speaking, gazebos are fairly heavy and require considerable effort to move or relocate once they have been built. They are typically made from sturdy materials such as wood, metal, bricks, concrete, or other heavy-duty materials. A typical gazebo may weigh several hundred pounds.

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Is it necessary to obtain a permit to relocate a gazebo?

You will not need a permit to move a gazebo in most cases. However, there may be some instances in which a permit is required, such as if the Gazebo is very large or if it is being moved to a new location that requires a building permit. You may need a permit to relocate or build a gazebo on your property, depending on the state, county, or city where you want to move. It’s strongly suggested that you check into the requirements for moving a gazebo in your state.


Moving a gazebo can be challenging, but it is possible with proper planning and preparation. Be sure to collect all the necessary tools and materials before you begin, and take your time to disassemble and reassemble the Gazebo carefully. You can successfully move your Gazebo to its new location with a little effort. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to consult with a professional before starting the project. Happy Moving!


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to disassemble a gazebo?

It only takes one afternoon and should be completed by someone with some building expertise.

How high is a gazebo?

The most common gazebo size is 3m x 3m, which may accommodate small to medium-sized gatherings and events.


Where should I not put Gazebo?

In general, you should put your Gazebo in a location that is free of plants and trees. Placing a gazebo proximately near trees doesn’t make much sense because the tree already provides valuable shade. The structure also has the potential to harm the plant’s development. It’s better to build your pavilion near a location that does not yet have shady locations.


How do you keep a gazebo from blowing away?

The use of leg weights, rope and pegs, anchor kits, polypropylene straps, and threaded rods are some of the most common ways to protect gazebos against the elements.

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Alex Sherr is the founder of My Long Distance Movers, a blog that provides moving information and resources for people who are relocating. He has more than two decades of experience in the moving and relocation industry, and he is passionate about helping people relocate smoothly and efficiently. When he's not writing or blogging, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.