Ivanhoe (Melbourne) – Opening Louvre Roof Pergola

Structures By Design and Louvrelux received and inquiry from the home owner of this stunning triple story traditional cottage style house with an interest of installing an opening louvre roof to accommodate their outdoor living area. The house was undergoing a large renovation with most parts still under construction including the outdoor area which had an existing brick pergola spanning 4000mm wide x 6380mm long. With the client adamant on the product required we got to work drafting some 3d design models/renders and lodging necessary permits along with engineer compliance.

The client pointed out that the brickwork would be wrapped with an alucobond matching the colour of our gutters and flashings which was soon determined as “Woodland Grey”. Once wrapped we quickly began works installing the surrounding colorbond flashings and gutters to accommodate rainfall off the blades along with support tracking and lock angles made out of solid extruded aluminium, situated on the house and opposite side for our louvres to slot into. We were able to minimise the area to one operable bay with our maximum louvre size spanning 4m wide however an actuator motor had to be implemented for extra strength to accommodate the larger size singular bay. Last but not least the louvres which are chromated, powder coated and cut to size on site and components are installed with both motor pins, free end and control pins on either side. Our louvre system gives us and our client flexibility on site being able to cut each louvre specifically to accommodate differing louvre bay sizes.

Once aligned and motorised the opening louvre roof spoke for itself blending seamlessly with the older fashioned house and serving its full purpose for the outdoor area. Rotating open to an almost 360 degrees and allowing plenty of light in however when shut provided complete weather protection and shade. Stunning lifestyle versatility, our louvres where the perfect addition to compliment this family home. SBD team as well as the client where incredibly pleased with the end result completed well within budget and time.

Client: Residential (Private)
Location: Ivanhoe
Cost: $20k
Programee: 4 weeks design, engineering and permits. 2 weeks build

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