Opening Roof Specialists is a family owned and operated company. The company was originally founded as Steelbond (Sydney) Pty Ltd in 2000, operating from a factory in Milperra. In 2014, the company changed names to reflect a new focus and specialty in high quality, long lasting, aluminium opening roof systems. Today, Opening Roof Specialists operates from a new facility based in Minto, NSW Australia which is approximately 50km from the Sydney CBD. Customers can book an appointment to visit the factory showroom and discuss their requirements for a complete, custom opening roof system.

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Meet Our Team

Not all opening roof companies are made the same

We have an experienced team dedicated to sales, installation and support

The first point of contact

The term ‘peace of mind’ gets thrown around a lot. So, what does it really mean when it comes to making a substantial investment in an opening roof system?

The first point of contact is important. Opening Roof Specialists have a dedicated team of reception and administration staff to take your phone call, answer your email or welcome you at the factory showroom door. Whether you’re making an initial enquiry to get a quote on an opening roof, following up an order or requesting technical support for your installed opening roof and accessories – knowing there is a professional team available to greet you during business hours is a small peace of mind that goes a long way to ensuring a positive customer experience.

Building a long term solution

Business longevity is another thing to consider when choosing an opening roof installer. The way Opening Roof Specialists have sustained and grown their company over 30 years is through proper consultation and planning throughout each stage of the sale, installation and support of your opening roof system. Before any kind of commitment is made to purchase and install an opening roof, you will speak to a highly skilled design consultant who has years of specialised experience in custom roof installations. The design consultant will discuss your needs in detail, provide thoughtful advice and help to narrow down the most feasible options for your particular installation. Helping the customer to make informed decisions about their opening roof is just as important as the installation itself.

Before your opening roof is installed, your existing structure (house, flat, apartment, office or commercial building) is analysed, with all dimensions, angles and materials recorded. Opening Roof Specialists create a custom design for each project, so the end result is a perfectly integrated product, with neat joins, matched styles, matched colours and accessories. The opening roof system is fabricated in-house and installed by Opening Roof Specialists employees. All accountability for the finished product is the responsibility of Opening Roof Specialists.

Quality assurance, warranty and support

This sets up an established relationship between the customer for after-sales warranty, maintenance and support of the newly installed opening roof system and accessories. Opening Roof Specialists handle the entire end-to-end process, for product quality assurance and high customer service standards.


Builders Warranty

HBCF Insured


No Sub-Contractors

Only our own expertly trained and employed installers


Australian Owned

Founded in Sydney since 1987


We Do it All!

Opening roof and all accessories installed to completion


Council Approval

We handle the whole process from enquiry to approval

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Alex Pataky

Managing Director

After a couple of decades in the manufacturing industry, Alex Pataky founded ORS (then called Steelbond Sydney Pty Ltd) over 30 years ago and became excited about opening roofs in 1989. The company has grown on the dependence of its products and its people.

Our ability to still service the first Eclipse Opening Roof ever built emphasises the value we place on after sales service. Like all mechanical products, after care is so important.

Also, the business can’t depend on only one person and I am proud of the team today that shares the simple philosophy of team effort – together everyone achieves more!

Each opening roof installation receives the same attention to detail as any other and we stand behind all installations.

Lance Calvert

Construction Manager

With an accomplished trade career, Lance gravitated to administration and sales roles. After twelve years with a well-known company in the patio industry, Lance joined Alex at Opening Roof Specialists. Alex’s enthusiasm for both the product and the company was infectious and Lance initially came on board to build sales.

After a number of years, Lance made the natural progression into the Construction Manager role. He enjoys the challenge of designing and doing the take off detail for the final look and feel of the project. One of his strengths is the natural ability to envisage the appearance of the finished product to ensure the best outcome for all our customers.


How we work with different clients

Opening roof at pool area

Homes & Commercial Buildings

The vast majority of work we do is with residential home owners in Sydney and surrounding suburbs between Sydney’s North Shore, Western Suburbs, Eastern Suburbs and as far south as the Southern Highlands and Illawarra. The Eclipse Opening Roof is capable to cover small alfresco areas up to large outdoor areas for shopping centres, hospitals, restaurants, apartments and more.

Louvred roof

Builders' Installations

The Eclipse Opening Roof is a great value-add for owner builders and building companies alike. The functional benefits of having an outdoor entertaining area with controlled lighting and heating practically extends your living area all year round. Our Design Consultants are able to provide all the specifications and technical advice required to complete a succesful opening roof installation.

Opening roof on a sunny day

Architects' Design & Planning

With a top down view of the project and many available options on the market, Opening Roof Specialists make the choice easy for architects who are looking for the highest quality, feature-packed, longest-lasting opening roof solution. Our Design Consultants are experienced working with architects and can answer all your questions.

Company Values

How we care for our customers

Woodgrain aluminium louvres

Quality Materials that Last

We only use aluminium materials in the construction of our frames, louvres and gutters. Aluminium has the superior advantage over painted steel systems in that the substrate will not rust. Where extra strengths is required for fixings we use stainless steel to create a long-term, lasting solution for the customer.

Opening roof over paved backyard area

Locally Sourced & Manufactured

The majority of materials used to supply Opening Roof Specialists come from Australian companies. We prefer to source locally to support Australian industry, and for reliable warranty and quality control through local relationships. All finished products are assembled in Sydney by our team of experts.

Louvred roof on a heavy duty hinge system

Fully Insured Installers

Some roof companies may use sub-contractors to complete the onsite installation of your opening roof system. We don’t use sub-contractors. Our roof installation team is trained in-house and directly employed by us. This ensures the highest standard is maintained and HBCF insurance is valid.


Our Vision

Achieving the pinnacle of high quality, custom designed opening roof systems

Through the passion and dedication of our management team and staff, Opening Roof Specialists will be around for generations to come. Our business is based on trust and the positive outcome of each project we complete.

Testimonials from our customers

Glen from Caringbah South, June 2020

What an absolute pleasure of a Company to deal with ... from the opening quote with Jason and his patience with my many questions and a second re-visit to clarify further some change in plans... to Lance with the final measure & detailed explanation of how they were going to install my roof... to Kerrie & Sharon in the office with payments & updates on where my job was progressing in the queue... even got to chat to Alex the owner who helped facilitate my job a bit quicker to have...

Jeff at Carrs Park, February 2020

Thanks for the great job.  Carl and Tim were fantastic.

Lee from Bulli, February 2020

Louvres look great; guys who installed it were very good to deal with (as were Jason and Lance).

Ellen from Forestville, November 2019

I keep going onto the balcony purely to enjoy the new experience. Dale and Dara not only did an excellent job, they were very pleasant and trustworthy and it was all good fun as well as hard work.

Scott from West Pymble, September 2019

Many thanks to Greg, Sharon and the team at Opening Roof Specialists. Very professional and most helpful in getting our pergola up and working properly. Greatly appreciate your service & expertise.

Peter from Castlecrag, August 2019

We had Opening Roof Specialists install a roof to replace a shade sail we had. We cannot speak too highly of the way they went about the process, removing the sail and installing the roof. Mark was the main installer and he had a couple of on-site improvements that he made to make things fit in and work better. He could not have been more helpful.

Greg from Picnic Point, July 2019

We would sincerely like to thank you for the wonderful job you have done for us. We discovered you at the Home Show and have been impressed with the professionalism every one of your employees has shown. Thank you to Jason (our original contact) and to Carl and Dara (the installers) who were wonderful and so informative. We will highly recommend your services to anyone looking to put in an opening roof.

Rebecca from Bondi, July 2019

Being home with a newborn and having the installation made me a little nervous but the boys were nothing but respectful and courteous! We will definitely be recommending you and the team to our friends and family and want to especially thank Dean and Tim for everything.

Rebecca from Bondi, July 2019

Dean and Tim went above and beyond the call of customer service to deliver not only an exceptional product (we love our roof already!) but also the highest level of customer service. Dean was able to explain progress of the roof throughout the time he was here and the guys seemed to work together effortlessly to deliver on time and leave our premises in an impeccable condition.

Rebecca from Bondi, July 2019

Can I take this opportunity to commend the work that Dean and Tim have put into our installation over the last couple of days. Never before have we worked with such a diligent, hardworking, knowledgeable and considerate team of people.

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