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 waterproof louvered roof
- Up to 6m length x 4m width
- Motorised remote / app control operation
- Built under windproof side screens (optional)
- Optional LED lighting & infra-red heating
- 100’s of hardware & screen fabric colours
- Freestanding, lean-to or roof only modules
- Wind resistant upto 78mph (Beaufort 12)
- From £18,990 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee
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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
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