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    Surrey Hills – Opening Louvre Roof Pergola

    Structures By Design and Louvre Lux were approached by the  home owners of  beautiful Californian Bungalow style home located in the leafy burbs of Surrey Hills. The owners were a delight to deal with through the whole process and were given our contact details through a previous Louvre Roof client. The home had an existing large decking area to the back of their home facing North. The back windows would be hit with heavy sunshine through the warmer months so they were after something that would minimise this. They were also after a customised bespoke retractable shade structure which could open and close enabling them to add a new room to the back of the house.

    Our design team drafted some design renders for our customer which consisted of around 36sqm. Our Louvrelux operable roof system can span a maximum 3.9m between beams so the structure had to be split in to two louvre bays. The owners wanted it to fit in seamlessly with the high roof line of their existing back room. To enable this we decided that a pitch louvre roof which blended in with the shape of the second story windows was the way to go. Check out the photos below showing the complete construction process from design phase through to project completion.

    Once the design for the customised pergola louvre roof system was approved it was time for our engineer to certify the structure. Engineering done it was time to submit our plans for permit application. All our shade structures require permits and we offer this service as a one stop shop with full procurement of all our projects.

    The build consisted of firstly demolishing the existing add on which went down smoothly. Our beams all spanning around 6m from the house were held by large timber posts away from the house. For extra stability of the timber structure and due to the height above ground we concreted the posts as well as fixing into the existing bearers. Once the timber pergola was completed we have sign off from the surveyor and next we paint. Three coats of paint follows and time for the plumbing and flashing works. Last but not least the Louvres and components are installed. The whole process took us around two weeks so it was a real credit to the on site crew, well done.

    ​Operable Louvres or Opening Roof Pergola have given this iconic home the stunning lifestyle versatility that Opening Roofs give to an outdoor entertaining area. Opening Roofs such as Louvre Roofs were the perfect choice to compliment this decking area. Louvres

    ​Our team got the job completed on time and on budget and we are wrapped that how client are pleasingly satisfied with the end product. Client and builder are very pleased with the end result.

    Client:​ Residential (Private)
    Location: ​Surrey Hills, VIC
    Cost: $​45k
    Programme: ​4 weeks design engineering and permits. 2 week build


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    Structures by Design Director, Sam Conlan, gained extensive experience working in a high-level position at one of Australia’s top tier Commercial Builders. He worked on and delivered an array of premium developments throughout the Melbourne CBD. Sam has an RMIT University degree in Construction Management and is a Qualified Registered Builder. All Structures By Design staff are specifically developed and trained to deliver each and every project on time and on budget. Learn More