A pergola should not just be designed to shade us in summer, but capture the light and provide protection in Winter.
A fixed louvre patio or pergola blocks the afternoon summer sun but allows full light to filter through in winter.
The timber patio can be made water proof to provide protection from winter rains by the addition of some twinwall polycarbonate sheeting.
The Louvres can be left as natural timber or can be painted. Light coloured paint will help reflect the sunlight keeping the patio and house interior light and bright.
For those liking a Hampton’s style alfresco, a louvred sun shade can match in seamlessly with the coastal Hampton’s style.
It can equally match a more traditional style patio or a modern outdoor structure.