When the weather takes a turn for the worse, can your outdoor spaces and entertaining areas still be utilised? Thanks to the remote-controlled retractable fabric roof system from Shadeform, now they can.
With the advent of the increasingly popular retractable fabric roof systems, outdoor spaces can now be used year-round, with controlled protection from sun, wind and rain at the touch of a button.
Shadeform was engaged to install a superb Helioscreen ‘All Seasons’ Novo retractable waterproof roof system to the forecourt area of a Port Broughton beachside residence. The Novo retractable roof system provides the ultimate in retractable weatherproof shading – whatever the weather.
With a high-quality waterproof fabric cover, integrated gutters and concealed downpipes within the front columns, the retractable roof system effectively provides protection from the rain, sun and wind on demand. When sunlight is required, the retractable roof can be pulled back, either fully or partially as required.
This particular system is 8.25m wide x 6.6m projection, which has three rafters and columns as standard at this size. As the area required vehicular access, Shadeform factored this into the design and the supporting gutter beam was upgraded to a heavier duty profile, which enabled the central post to be offset and positioned behind the wall corner, and therefore not obstructing the driveway.
The heavy-duty gutter can be utilised to support the Helioscreen rafter without a column directly beneath. Helioscreen’s robustly designed and interchangeable components enable greater design flexibility, providing a solution that best suits the area.
The Helioscreen ‘All Seasons’ range includes a series of retractable waterproof roof solutions designed to suit a variety of applications. From the private residential entertaining area, to hotels and restaurants that wish to maximise the use of valuable commercial space in the cooler seasons, the Helioscreen ‘All Seasons’ range has the solution. Shadeform has installed countless retractable waterproof roof systems over the years, vastly improving the usability of a range of outdoor spaces, from small courtyards right up to the largest beer gardens and alfresco spaces.
Using the latest European design and engineering, the ‘All Seasons’ range of Retractable Waterproof Roofs features architectural grade aluminium framework and stainless-steel fixtures that have been developed to ensure smooth operation and high durability. Able to withstand winds up to 117km/hr, the Helioscreen range is custom made to suit each application and is available in sizes up to 13m wide x 10m projection as a single system.
The remote-controlled system utilises a high torque Somfy motor drive, ensuring the fabric is kept under the correct tension. Optional weather sensors are also available – such as wind or rain sensors – providing the added benefit of automatic control, even when the user is away. The Helioscreen range can be further customised with the inclusion of optional recessed dimmable LED down lighting, providing an integrated lighting solution.
Utilising an easy-to-clean waterproof fabric, the system offers 100 percent rain protection to create an operable outdoor room feel for an ‘all-seasons’ alfresco lifestyle. With 120 different frame colours and 100 different fabric colours available, the design options are endless.
Why not contact Shadeform today to discuss your Helioscreen Retractable Roof project?