Our client was building their new house and had limited outdoor space. They needed to create an undercover area that would still feel open and give them a sense of being outside. Also, having polished concrete inside meant they wanted to get as much sunlight inside in winter to get maximum energy efficiency.
The solution was louvres.
We were able to cover the needed area and still give the flexibility of an operable roof. This allowed the thermal mass of the exposed slab to still be utilised whilst creating a fully functional area all year round area to entertain and relax in.
Our client wanted mottled sun and full ventilation of their outdoor area whilst creating a more intimate space to take in their views.
We created a slat screen to achieve an elegant look and make the space feel open, yet intimate. Our client can still see the sky and their views clearly and heat will not get trapped. They also have the option of growing an ornamental grape of similar over it if they choose without worrying if it will deteriorate as the structure is all powder coated.
Our client had a small courtyard that she wanted to make more user-friendly all year round. While she had a lovely northern aspect, which she wanted to keep, she also wanted weather protection. There was a temporary structure in place that really was not fit for purpose.
We worked around the design constraints and council regulations and managed to incorporate all the elements that our client wanted. The result is a winter and summer space that she can come home to and a little haven to relax in.
Project of the Month Creating Comfort – October 2018
Our client had a deck but wanted to extend their entertaining area to make it more comfortable. They also wanted to create a smooth transition between their new pool, their alfresco area, and their existing house.
We created a fully engineered deck upstairs to extend their space. Adding a LouvreTec roof system provided controlled coverage so they can comfortably use the deck all year around. Replacing fencing with a glass balustrade created the seamless transition to the pool that our clients were looking for. It also finished off the alfresco space beautifully.