About Sanctuary Pergolas

Sanctuary Pergolas is a family-owned and operated business that strives to achieve the highest quality results on the market. We are based in Auckland but have completed projects in Hamilton, Wahi, Tauranga, and Whangarei.


Founder Bruce, an engineering and design teacher who pioneered projects and courses for secondary students for many years, wanted to build a pergola for himself. Seeing what was available on the market decided to build his own. Once completed and having gone through the process saw the potential for bespoke pergola installations.


With an eye for design and with the philosophy of less is more, Bruce has continued to refine Sanctuary Pergolas to create clean uncluttered and stylish designs, from gutters that integrate perfectly with the minimalistic design to the tinted flat acrylic sheet roofing giving unobstructed views of the heavens. designs that will fit with your surroundings and décor bringing a touch of class. let sanctuary Pergolas add value to your home. Transforming your outdoor area into a living space.

Meet The Team
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Jordan Breetvelt

- M.Arch (Prof)

Jordan holds a Master of Architecture (Professional) degree from the University of Auckland School of Architecture.


Jordan’s sound industry knowledge, combined with a discerning eye for detail and uncompromising design quality was exemplified in his role at Bonham Architecture and Interiors, and W10. 

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Bruce Breetvelt

- Founder & Director

Bruce holds the current day equivalent of a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree from the Auckland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) from Auckland College of Education.

Working across all stages of the design and construction process has honed Bruce's skills in delivering the beauty and clarity of an initial concept through to execution on site. 

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David Hartmann

- Registered Master Builder

David began working as a builder in 2007, after gaining his Licensed Building Practitioner Certificate (LBP) he chose to start his own business in 2016.  David ran his own successful building practice for 5 years before joining the Sanctuary Pergolas team.

An excellent knowledge of materials, and construction techniques combined with his team player attitude and skill in managing allows him to deliver the highest quality outcome for the client.

The Process

We understand that all building projects can be stressful, time-consuming, and sometimes outright painful. That is why at Sanctuary Pergolas we put every effort into making sure that each step of the process is handled with the utmost care. 

We want to make this process as simple and painless as possible. To ensure this, every pergola is drawn up by an architectural designer, manufactured by an engineer, and constructed by a master builder. This way you can rest assured that your future pergola is in the right hands. 

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Pre-design Estimate

Complete the form on the Contact page or give us a call for an onsite consultation to get your free estimate.

Pergola Design

We will then design a custom pergola fitting your unique location and vision. If there is any part of the design you are not happy with, we will do everything we can to make sure we get it right.  

Construction Completed

Our amazing team of builders will then efficiently craft your new pergola to the highest quality. Bringing your vision to life. 

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

As a family-owned and operated company, we stand behind every pergola we make. If our pergolas or any of our other products fail to live up to your standards, we do everything in our power to reach your expectation. If we are unable to satisfy your desire then we will refund you the full amount. 

We want you to purchase your pergola knowing you will be fully satisfied. It's that simple.

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