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How Our Pergolas With Retractable Roofs Work

Like our pergolas with opening roofs, our retractable roof pergolas feature a series of aluminium louvers that lock together to form an entirely watertight roof covering. These louvers are fitted with a stainless steel axle in each end that attach to a series of cogs set on a rollertube inside the front and rear cross beams of the pergola concealed behind cosmetic brushes. Additionally, a hi-tensile belt runs around and is connected to the cogs in each crossbeam. This belt connects to a spindle fitted at each end of a rollertube contained inside the side cross beam (the opposite to the side the roof slides open towards).

The rollertubes are fitted with an integrated tubular motor like our electric awnings, complete with radio receivers that allow them to be wirelessly operated via remote control. With our sliding roof pergolas you have the same function as our opening roof pergolas, for the louvers to rotate, this time from closed to 135 degrees or for maximum sunlight and the complete open-air alfresco experience to completely slide open.

When the ‘rotate’ function is selected, the motor inside the rollertube in the rear cross beam turns, which pivots the axles rotating the roof louvers. The motor is limited to stop when the louvers are rotated to 135 degrees, however, it can be stopped via the remote control at any desired position in-between.

When the ‘slide’ function is selected, the louvers automatically rotate to 90 degrees via the rotate function before the motor inside the side cross beam turns, pulling the belt and subsequently sliding the roof open, with each louver as it opens interlocking with each other, so when it is fully slid open there being a minimum build-up. It is possible as the motor is sliding to stop it on the remote control so the roof is only part slid open.

Clever sensors integrated within the motors ensure the roof louvers do not rotate if a command is sent from the remote control when the roof is part or fully slid open, without the roof closing again first and each louver being correctly aligned/spaced to allow them to rotate correctly. Additionally, before sliding open, sensors ensure each louver is perfectly vertical so they smoothly slide open.

Pergola - Retractable Roof Models

Prestige Pod

  • Rotating and sliding louvered roof
  • Up to 6m length x 4m depth
  • 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 £14,500 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee
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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

Exceeded expectations

I thought I would drop you a line to say how thrilled both my clients and myself are with the end product. The design, build quality and installation far exceeded anything we expected. Even though the project is far from complete, they (Outdoor Living Pods) both look absolutely stunning.

A special thanks goes to the installation team. Their work ethic and commitment to delivering a perfect product was amazing. Brad the project manager has such superb communication skills and a positive can do attitude, everything ran like a Swiss watch.

I would finally like to add that from my initial visit to your head office a few months ago, I knew you were the Company we could trust. Our decision was never based on price, but value for money and giving the business to a Company that could deliver. Having done detailed research on automated pergolas, you were by far away the most professionally complete Company to deal with.

Astill - Derby

Absolutely brilliant

Blown away with our pod! It has exceeded our expectations and Brad and the team are absolutely brilliant- what a lovely bunch of guys.

Turney - Caterham

I am delighted

I am delighted with the results and your team was a delight too! Looking forward to enjoying my extended living space!

Ritson - Halstead

Extremely pleased

The installation was completed today and both Jane and I are extremely pleased with its appearance, and from what we can see so far, the quality of the construction. Your team are a great credit to Caribbean Blinds. They worked hard, were very tidy, courteous and took great care that the installation – particularly the attachment to the house – was carried out professionally.

Warbey - Reigate

A first class job

We had our Outdoor Living Pod installed over the past couple of days and I wanted to write to say thank you and congratulate your team of three fitters for an absolutely outstanding job. We could not be more pleased with the finished result, the work ethic and craftsmanship of the three guys or their continued good humour and light-hearted banter over the past couple of days. I can honestly say that we could not have wished for a better team or a better result. Thrilled is not a work I use lightly but in this case, it is thoroughly appropriate. Thanks to you and the team and all those back in production who built the Pod (and who probably don’t get much of a shout out) for a first class job.

Howell - Milton Keynes

Excellent communication

We are extremely delighted with our new Outdoor Living Pod! It looks great and is exactly what we envisaged. The whole experience from start to finish has been easy and stress-free. From the initial quote and survey through to the installation, everything has been dealt with professionally and efficiently with excellent communication. The fitters did a brilliant job and were friendly and respectful. All in all, we would be very happy to recommend Caribbean Blinds. This is a high-end product but the price is reflected in the quality and workmanship. We cannot wait to start reaping the benefits of our Pod for many years to come.

Jephson - Mansfield

All done very smoothly

Just to say your installation team, were very helpful and a credit to the company. All done very smoothly.

Lance - Hampshire

Very impressed

We are really pleased with how the Outdoor Living Pod looks. We love being able to have meals in the Pod, even when the weather is inclement. We were very impressed with the installation team… who were efficient, considerate and polite. We knew how expensive the Pod would be, so were slightly apprehensive about whether we would be able to justify the cost to ourselves, however, we have been very pleased with it. It certainly came into its own on August bank holiday Sunday, when we had a party here. Our friends were very impressed… with the most common comments being ‘WOW it’s fantastic’ followed by ‘I’ve never seen anything like this- where did you find it?

Brown - Essex

Most impressed with the service

We have been most impressed with the service that we have received from your company, from initial consultation right through to the ordering and fitting process of our Outdoor Living Pod. It has proved even better than we expected and considerably enhances our property. We look forward to ‘needing’ the shade it will provide.

Ryan - Essex