MODERN PERGOLA WITH RETRACTABLE ROOF
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
- 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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Louvered Roof Reviews
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
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
We have had ours for several years now and count it one of our better home improvement projects that we use year round. In the recent pandemic it has proved invaluable as an outdoor space usable in all weathers.
Ken & Sandra - Essex
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
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