Shade Plus

Project Details

Fabric 1

Twilight PVC-Free Mesh
Producer/Manufacturer: Contender NZ Ltd.
Primary Use: Main Fabric

Fabric 2

Ziptrak - Rainbow Shade
Producer/Manufacturer: OTHER
Primary Use: Hardware/Findings

Please describe the project specifications

The client was wanting a blind solution that is in keeping with their new home, simple and easy to use, provided protection from the weather, shade from the sun as well as privacy from their neighbours.
The client had just recently moved into their new home, we have done work for them in the past and they wanted us to give them some solutions for shade and shelter at their new home.
They had installed a Louvre Roof and wanted to partially enclose the space so that they could use it more often regardless of weather. Another major reason they were looking at a blind system was to stop the setting sun streaming into their home late in the afternoon.

What is unique or complex about the project?

As is common we were brought in after the Louvre roof and landscaping had been done. Whatever we were to do needed to be in keeping with the high end, modern home the clients had just built. Clients elected to go for motorised blinds but wanted all the wiring to be hidden. This resulted in us dealing with two other trades (electrician and Louvre roof supplier) to figure out how we hide the wires running to the motors. We came up with a plan that required some of the aluminium louvers to be removed so that the wires could be run internally within the Louvre roof, down the Louvre support post and out through our cast bracket for the rollers, which when completed with a pelmet was fully hidden.

We also had to install 2 additional posts, one was rather straight forward however the other one, given the layout of the louvers and the house was a bit more complicated, we needed to install it to give us a place to install the blind track as connecting directly to the corner of the house wasn't an option. Getting the post in place was difficult as the home had a recessed drain between the outdoor patio and the house, right where we needed to put the post. We manged to install the post and designed a custom flashing to hide any small gaps. The finish looked great!

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