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ALUMINIUM PERGOLA WITH OPENING ROOF

How our rotating louvered roof pergolas work

Our pergolas with opening roofs, more often referred to as louvered roofs or Outdoor Living Pods, feature a series of extruded aluminium louvers that form the roof, each interlocking (overlapping) with each other to provide a watertight covering. The louvers are connected via hi-tensile stainless steel pins in each end, into punched slots within the front and rear cross beam of the pergola. Additionally, a second pin to the rear of each louver connects to an aluminium drive arm. This drive arm is subsequently connected to a linear actuator motor, the type used to open large skylights and rooflights, with the motor positioned either on the inside of the cross beam (Deluxe model) or to the top of the cross beam (Classic model).

The pergola motor is connected to a receiver built within the structure framework that enables it to be activated by radio transmitter – a handheld remote control. When a command is sent from the remote control to open the motor, the motor drive shaft extends at an angle, pushing the louver drive arm it is connected to, subsequently causing the roof louvers to rotate on their pins. The motor automatically stops at its fully extended position, which positions the louvers at 150 degrees, however, it can be stopped using the remote control at any position in-between, enabling the louvers to be perfectly positioned based on the angle of the sun to provide sun or shade under the pergola.

Furthermore, a rain sensor can be connected to the motor configuration, wired into the circuit board built within the pergola framework which senses rainfall (like an automatic car windscreen wiper) and sends a close command to the motor, with the motor shaft retracting subsequently rotating the louvers fully closed, where they will form an entirely watertight roof covering. Like all of our external shading systems, it is possible with the aid of a smart hub, connected to the broadband router, to function our pergolas using an app on all smartphones, from anywhere in the country or world.

Pergola - Opening Roof Models

Deluxe Pod

  • Rotating louvered roof
  • Up to 7m length x 4.5m depth (can be linked)
  • Motorised remote control operation
  • Integrated windproof side screens (optional)
  • Optional LED lighting & infra-red heating
  • 100’s of hardware & screen fabric colours
  • Freestanding, lean-to or roof only
  • From £10,950 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee
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Classic Pod

  • Rotating louvered roof
  • Up to 6m length x 4m depth (can be linked)
  • Motorised remote control operation
  • Built under windproof side screens (optional)
  • Optional LED lighting & infra-red heating
  • 100’s of hardware & screen fabric colours
  • Freestanding or lean-to
  • From £9,950 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee
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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

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

No problem recommending this product

The innovation of this product is amazing. The flexibility the Deluxe Outdoor Living Pod offers is great with light and air when required or partial or total shade also. The concept of being able to sit outdoors also in the Spring, Autumn and Winter also appeals with the heating option and the windproof motorised shade sides. We are delighted and have no problem recommending this product.

Caribbean Blinds are also a company that give back to the Community with their active support and participation with their local football club AFC Sudbury

Mick - Bury St Edmunds