Modern streamline aluminium design with no visible fixings.

Play with light and shade thanks to the motorised rotating roof louvers.

Step into your shaded oasis.

Modern streamline aluminium design with no visible fixings.

Play with light and shade thanks to the motorised rotating roof louvers.

Step into your shaded oasis.


Our modern and budget friendly aluminium louvered pergola

The minimalist design of the Classic Outdoor Living PodTM makes this louvered pergola a favourite on the terrace or in the garden. The streamline louvers which form a perfectly aligned watertight roof when closed, rotate up to 150 degrees, stopping at any position, allowing you to enjoy as much light or shade beneath the structure as you desire along with providing ventilation from heat build-up beneath. For larger outdoor spaces, multiple modules can be linked together.

From £11,990 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee.

(based on 3m wide x 3m deep, motorised operation, special offer hardware colour and standard freestanding mounting to load bearing base – Classic Pod)

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Key Features & Options

Rotating Louvers

Roof louvers rotate through 150 degrees, stopping at any position to provide precise sun control and ventilation and are completely water, wind and snow tight when closed.

Integrated Guttering

A concealed guttering system built within the cross beams, connects to downpipes within both front post uprights for effective water drainage from the roof.

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Constructed from corrosion-resistant, polyester powdercoated, extruded aluminium finished in a choice of over 200 RAL colours for durability and longevity.


Clean lines, with no visible screws or fixings, including galvanised steel supports contained within the post uprights for a discreet and seamless attachment to the ground.

Easy Functioning

Operation is via built-in, powerful and reliable radio controlled Somfy motors operated from a handheld remote control or smartphone app for ease.

Windproof Screens

Mounted beneath the cross beams, side screens (optional) which are locked into channels on the uprights lower to provide additional protection from the elements.

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Lighting & Heating

Optional warm white dimmable LED light strips integrated in the roof louvers, along with infra-red heaters create a cosy environment.

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Available upto 5.95m wide x 4.5m deep (span) in a single module, as either a freestanding unit or lean-to structure attached to the property.

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  • How much does the Classic Pod cost?

    All our louvered roofs are bespoke, made to measure to your exact requirements and therefore the cost varies significantly depending on the specification (size, hardware colour…), configuration (freestanding, lean-to…), and mounting detail, along with any options (lighting, heating, side screens…).

    Our Classic Pod starts at £11,990 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee upto £35,000+. To obtain a budget cost for your specific requirements is really simple using our estimate form, where you simply need to upload a photo of your application and some approximate measurements and then one of our estimators will be able to provide you with an accurate cost indication.

  • In the majority of instances, planning permission is not required to install a louvered roof at the rear of a residential property, as these fall under permitted development rights. There are some exceptions however, including where your property is located in a conservation, green belt or AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty), your property is listed and where permitted development rights have been removed (usually in historic locations to protect the character of an area).

    Additionally there are certain stipulations on sizing for pergolas under permitted development, which vary dependent on whether the structure is freestanding or lean-to, attached to the property, which limit the height to 2.5m or 3m respectively, when within 2m of the boundary. Furthermore the structure should not take up more than 50% of the overall outdoor space (including all other structures such as garden buildings).

    As every local authority regulations vary, there is no one rule for all, so if you are unsure it is always recommended to check with the local authority.

  • Yes. The roof louvers on our louvered roofs overlap and interlock with each other when closed to form an entirely watertight along with wind and snow tight covering. Water drains from the roof louvers to the internal guttering system built within the cross beams and to the nominated posts for effective water evacuation.

    It is important to make sure that the internal guttering to the front and rear of the Classic Pod is cleaned regularly to allow the water to free flow and prevent water splashing over the guttering in heavy, persistent downpours.

  • Yes. It is perfectly safe to use a coal, wood or gas fired BBQ or fireplace beneath the louvered roof. In fact it is extremely common for outdoor kitchens to be installed beneath the structure. The only stipulation is that any flues from for example pizza ovens be positioned a minimum of 0.3m from the underside of the roof louvers and that if the Classic Pod is fitted with side screens any heat surfaces are kept a minimum of 0.5m from the screen fabrics.

    Additionally with the roof louvers open at 10 degrees, this will allow for ventilation from heat build up and smoke beneath whilst still offering rain shower protection from downwards rain.

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Outdoor Living Showsite | Caribbean Blinds

Main Showsite

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  • Caribbean Blinds UK Ltd
  • Head Office, Factory & Showsite
  • Woodhall Business Park
  • Sudbury
  • Suffolk
  • CO10 1WH
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  • Showroom Opening Hours
  • Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm
    Friday: 9am – 4pm
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
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Louvered Roof Reviews

Thank you for a great service

Our Outdoor Living Pod is now complete and we are very happy with it. The two guys who erected it, were very pleasant and worked hard. They took time showing us the controls and were very patient with my husband’s questions. I think we had the best of your bunch. Thank you for a great service.

Eileen - Hornchurch

Very happy with the quality of the installation

Thank you for a fantastic product and service. I am very happy with the quality of the installation. I also want to commend the installation team – forgot the names now but they were extremely professional and friendly. This is the best ever service I received – from the quote through to the installation.

Really just excellent

Your service team were just so impressive. A refreshing change when in London. On time, completed tasks (service and checks) super efficient,  smiled all the way through…gave me feedback on how to maintain system.  Really just excellent.

Dennis - London

A great professional and friendly service

We just want to say how pleased we are with our Outdoor Living Pod. Your installation team were friendly, focused and work hard in the sub zero temperatures. We are looking forward to spending many years enjoying our new space. Thank you to all the team for a great professional and friendly service throughout.

Jono & Kim

Transformed our swim spa area completely

The outdoor living pod has transformed our swim spa area completely. We are now able to use our swim spa all year round. With the automated louvered roof and blinds, it has provided us with so many options to accommodate the typical British weather.

Wylsie - Hockley

A wonderful construction which adapts to all weathers

We couldn’t be more delighted with our wonderful new Living Pod, we now have an amazing space outside to sit, relax, cook & entertain. It is a wonderful construction which adapts to all weathers and we never have to cancel a barbeque again due to the rain. Caribbean blinds have been superb throughout the whole process and we cannot recommend them highly enough.

Beverley & Andrew - Ipswich

Brilliant addition to the garden we designed

We introduced our client to Caribbean Blinds whilst we were working on a large scale garden landscaping project. Our client was very impressed with the service he received and the quality of the product. On site we found the installation team to be fantastic – they were courteous, hardworking , knowledgeable and very efficient. The canopy was a brilliant addition to the garden we designed and featured heavily in our finished photos which were incredibly popular on our social media. We look forward to the next install of Caribbean Blinds on one of our projects.

Limebok Landscaping - Hemel Hempstead

Without doubt the feature of our garden

When designing our garden we appreciated that the UK isn’t something we can reply on. We wanted somewhere we could enjoy in the sun, but relax in the rain. After a lot of research we decided to purchase a Caribbean Blind Outdoor Living Pod. They came and surveyed it and when surveying we decided to add a central leg to split the blind up and create a doorway. It was something I’m told they hadn’t done before but was so accommodating. The end product is without doubt the feature of our garden and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

Peter - Hemel Hempstead

Previously it was a no-go zone

We had this installed earlier in the summer outside our southwest facing bifold doors. It has transformed our kitchen. Previously it was a no-go zone on hot summer days. Now it is cool and shady when it’s hot and we can open up the roof when it is overcast so we still get the light. A much more environmentally friendly solution than an air con system. We are really pleased.

Tom - Guilford

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