Duncans Canvas Limited Hamilton,

Project Details

Fabric 1

Ferrari 502
Producer: Serge Ferrari North America Inc.
Supplier: W Wiggins Ltd

Fabrication Name

Fabrication Company

Project Manager Name
Jeff Bailey

Project Manager Company
Duncan's Canvas

Installation Name
Jeff Bailey

Installation Company
Duncan's Canvas

Please describe the project specifications

A retractable roof covering a deck overhanging the Waikato River. The roof structure has built in lights and is fitted with retractable walls as well and is fully motorised. It has a high wind loading so is suitable for use in all weather.

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

The client has a riverside property but had no outdoor living as his property was so close to the river. He had a deck built, cantilevered out over retaining walls on the river bank. He then wanted to turn the deck in to an all-weather outdoor entertaining area. It had to provide shade protection and protection form wind and rain.

What is unique or complex about the project?

Foundations for this project were a challenge as a large part of the deck was built over thin air.

Also, the client's neighbours objected to the structure saying it spoilt their view so our business representatives had to become the mediators between neighbours.

What were the results of the project?

An idyllic all-weather outdoor living area with many options - view the stars by night or enjoy the sun on a cool day, or at the touch of a remote pull over a roof and have a party in the blazing sun or pouring rain. Drop down the side screens for wind protection. It was complete in time for summer Christmas parties where you felt like you were sitting on the river. And even the neighbours were happy.

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