Lugarno Custom Designed Folding Awning with Opening Roof

Residential | Greater Western Sydney
The owner of a water front boat villa was looking for an opening roof that could also be used as a vertical privacy and security screen. Opening Roof Specialists designed, engineered and installed perhaps Australia’s first motor operable dual-purpose Eclipse Opening Roof and Security Screen System. Or, to put it simply - there is no other folding awning like this in Australia!
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Custom Folding Awning Design – Australia’s first dual-purpose Eclipse Opening Roof!

Project Background

An innovative solution was required in order to meet client specifications for this original and creative folding awning project. An owner of a riverside boat villa approached our company seeking to develop a system that would serve as an opening roof when raised and a security screen once lowered.

While simple in theory, the client soon realised no competitor felt confident enough to pull up their sleeves and materialise this creative vision for a custom folding awning. Fortunately, the client had a meeting with our team.

Instead of immediately recommending the Eclipse, we took the time to listen and appreciate the client’s bold design direction. We enjoy being stretched and challenged by complex and unique projects that require an exceptional degree of ingenuity and initiative. We saw this as an opportunity to shine.

The material was all pre-cut at our Milperra factory prior to delivery where it was assembled and integrated to complement the existing structure. To further complicate the brief, all materials had to be ferried to the site via barge. The system’s actuator motors were fitted after the Eclipse was built.

Our professional Eclipse experts engineered a hinged adjustable security screen electrically operated to open outwards to become a solid opening roof. The hinged, hydraulically supported mechanism was engineered to withstand high wind speeds and provide the owner with smooth and reliable operation.
The louvres were designed to rotate almost 180 degrees giving the owner the freedom to be in control of natural sunlight, rain and ventilation when the client was on premises, and the freedom to have an extra level of security when the client was away.

Soon, what was unthinkable became achievable and produced another satisfied Eclipse client. We were not only able to meet the unique brief but also enjoyed sharing the journey and reconnecting our client with the bold dream.

What this means to you

This project serves as a testimony to the promise that we make – If you can envision it–we can Eclipse it!

A combination of outstanding craftsmanship and superb technology blended with team initiative conceived what we believe is Australia’s first operable dual-purpose opening roof/security screen system!

Get Started with a Free Design Consultation by Opening Roof Specialists

Available in all regions of Greater Sydney including the Northern Beaches and North Shore, the Hills District, Sutherland Shire, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Illawarra. Get in touch to book your appointment.

Get a no-obligation free measure and quote, including an upfront design and transparent costing to build your project with Opening Roof Specialists.

Our expert Design Consultant will phone you to confirm your enquiry details and gather some information before booking a convenient time to visit your property.

When we visit you at your property, we'll explain all the fantastic features and benefits of the Eclipse Opening Roof. Plus, we will discuss your main requirements, your must-have features, your design preferences, and answer any questions that you may have about the design, construction, and installation process.

Opening Roof Specialists is different to other pergola builders. Firstly, as the name suggests, we specialise in opening roof systems. We have a team of factory workers who build everything in-house, and a highly-skilled team of experienced roof installers who know exactly how to install our products. This guarantees the best-finished result on all pergolas, awnings, and alfresco roofs installed by Opening Roof Specialists.

Opening Roof Specialists can help you to choose from a range of pergola products and accessories that will elevate the luxury of your outdoor entertaining area, such as Ziptrak® UV SunScreen Blinds, outdoor heating, ceiling fans, LED lighting and more. Book your free measure and quote to get started.

Opening Roof Specialists is Sydney's preferred installer of the Eclipse Opening Roof.
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