RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS
THE PERFECT SOLUTION TO PROVIDE SUNSHADE AND RAIN PROTECTION FROM THE EVER CHANGING BRITISH WEATHER
Take a look at our vast range of Retractable Canopy Systems offering the ability to cover large areas of patio or terrace areas, but with the advantage of being able to retract the fabric roof in finer weather for sunlight and more air flow.
The roof systems we offer are designed to deal with the very diverse UK weather and the various options either guide the rainwater off the front or sides or into concealed rainwater guttering channels built into the framework of the structures.
The complete flexibility a Retractable Roof Systems provides can truly be recognised when you specify a system with all the open sides also fitted with products to control the wind and rain ingress as and when required.
Our systems are not meant just for use in a single season, but most of the year round, in most weathers.
We offer standard high quality systems such as the Markilux Pergola, and Markilux Pergola Compact or the Weinor Plaza Viva these systems are designed with retractable fabric roofs where the rainwater is directed to the front or sides only.
The framework structures are all high quality aluminium profiles with powder coated finishing and always made to measure.
All our systems can either be installed directly onto an existing structural wall or steelwork or can be a free standing structure, with 4 or more support posts providing the structure support and drainage.
Any rainwater is directed away from the wall, providing protection for areas adjacent to the building, or provides a specific covered area away from the building with rainwater directed to the sides of the Isola or the front, lower edge of the Pergola system.
All the retractable roof canopies are electrically operated for ease of use, but mainly due to their size and the high tensions involved during operation.
Most of the more sophisticated fabric roof systems have such high tension applied on the fabric that manual operation would be far too difficult.
Having the roof electrically operated also means there are many ways it can be controlled either directly to using various remote control wireless systems, including of course integration into home automation systems if required.
The free-standing or wall mounted aluminium structure and retractable roof system- Markilux Markant, offers sun, rain and weather protection that can be customised to your personal needs.
It is one of very few systems capable of a clear 6m span between the supporting legs to offer the most open and clear views and superb aesthetics with the flat roof design.
Made to measure with the latest heating and lighting technology this product is perfect for most domestic and commercial applications.
The more enhanced structures we offer include products such as the Weinor PergoTex or the Gibus Med Room system. These retractable roof systems have higher specification framework systems allowing the use of additional products to the sides and front such as vertical outdoor blinds or sliding/folding glass doors creating an ‘outdoor room’ where you are protected from the worst weather with no rain ingress from the sides possible.
Another benefit of this type of system is the ability to open the roof only and keep the sides closed when the weather is fine, but it may be windy.
The Weinor PergoTex retractable canopy is a system requiring a structural rear support such as a house wall and is used more for creating an area directly leading from an existing room to extend the use of the room to the outdoors.
The Med Room is more versatile in that it can be free standing if required and the retractable roof options are more diverse.
From the outside a Med room will look like a completely level and flat roof but the roof is actually slanted within the aluminium structure and rainwater collected in channels to be directed down the support posts as required. The retractable PergoTex system also adopts this rainwater channel at the front to collect and direct water away.
These outdoor rooms or retractable roof systems allow for far more engaging interiors with the options of LED lighting in various places, heating using various systems and the ability to also incorporate entertainment systems.
A great many people use these outdoor rooms for entertaining with cooking facilities and dining tables and chairs incorporated, for many it is simply a great relaxing area for reading, listening to music and so on.
For commercial use, the benefits are obvious, extra space for extra customers, who will stay far longer because the weather does not affect their experience.
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FURTHER OUTDOOR ROOM OPTIONS
Another great system for creating all year round covered space is called a louvered roof system, or sometimes referred to as a bioclimatic pergola. These are systems using rotating aluminium blades fixed across an aluminium structure. This system has many various brand names in the UK and we recommend the Biossun and Weinor range because of their pedigree and experience in these types of structures.
The principal is simple with overlapping aluminium flat, or slightly curved sections rotating next to each other to provide either a solid roof when closed or varying degrees of sun and open weather when the blades are tilted at any angle through to 130 degrees.
Rainwater, like in other outdoor room systems is captured in channels running around the roof structure and directed down the support legs and again, these systems are self-supporting or able to be fixed directly to a property to act as an extension of a room.
The roof system can have different LED lights integrated in various places and the frame support structure also takes all the various options of side infills to create the outdoor room again.
All the rotating roof sections, and any options (integrated blinds, led lighting, infra-red heating, etc.) are easily operated from a choice of radio controlled wireless handsets with an informative LCD screen so you can easily select which part of the pergola canopy system you wish to control at any time. Powerful and yet almost silent, integrated electric motors adjust the roof sections and optional integrated blinds whilst built in radio control receivers allow you to turn the LED lighting and optional infra-red heating on and off and also dim if required.
A louvered roof system will enhance any premises with any of the choice of factory finishes available and its tough aluminium and stainless steel construction ensures it will withstand the diverse British weather. Tested to the severest of quality standards, the louvered roofs can withstand wind speeds up to Beaufort 10.