FAQs

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Is the Louvre Lounge waterproof?

Yes! The Louvre Lounge seamlessly channels water from the louvres into the internal gutter system and out through the posts.

How many posts does each louvre system have?

ShadeTec has the following number of posts:

  • 3x3m, 3x4m and 4x4m - 4 posts.
  • 5.67x3m and 5.67x4m - 6 posts.

ShadeTec Lite has the following number of posts:

  • 2x2m, 2x3m, 2x4m, 3x3m, 3x4m, 4x4m - 4 posts.
  • 3x5m, 3x5.7m, 3x7m, 4x5m, 4x5.7m and 4x7m - 6 posts
  • 3x8m and 4x8m - 8 posts.

Wall-mounted options require half the number of posts.

What are the wind ratings?

ShadeTec is rated to 120km/h with ShadeTec Lite being rated to 100km/h. During periods of heavy winds, it is advised to keep the louvres open to prevent the pergola from behaving like a sail. Furthermore, our blinds have been tested and rated to endure winds of up to 50km/h. It is recommended to raise them when high winds are anticipated, or when winds exceed the 50km/h rating.

Whats so great about double blade louvres?

Our cutting-edge double blade louvre design boasts several advantages over traditional louvres. Firstly, the double blade louvres create a sleek and streamlined roof appearance. Additionally, they reinforce the structure of the pergola, enabling it to withstand New Zealand's harsh climate with ease. Furthermore, the double blade louvres provide excellent insulation, keeping you cool on scorching summer days.

Thanks to their innovative design, our double blade louvres are highly water-resistant, making them an ideal choice for rainy days, ensuring that you stay dry and comfortable.

How can I add blinds or shutters to my lounge?

Blinds and shutters can be added to your louvre system even once it's installed! These add-ons effortlessly attach to your existing pergola, enabling you to enclose your lounge area and enjoy it all year round.

If you're unsure how to add these to your louvre system, simply contact our team.

Which model is automated?

Our ShadeTec series is fully automated with dimmable lighting meaning you can sit back and relax while the louvres change to your preferred position at the touch of a button.

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Will I require building consent or compliance?

With the louvre lounge being a semi-permanent structure, building consent is most likely not necessary however, you must contact your local council to ensure the pergola complies with all local guidelines and regulations.

Note: We are not liable for ensuring your pergola complies with local guidelines or regulations.

How do I install The Louvre Lounge?

Installation is a 2-3 man job which any keen DIYer could complete. We provide many installation resources which cover installation on a concrete pad however, installation on a deck is more complex.

Please refer to installation help for more information.

Will I require an electrician?

ShadeTec simply plugs into your regular power outlet although a licensed electrician can hardwire the pergola to the power outlet instead as well.

Can I install onto a deck?

You certainly can however, reinforcement of the deck will need to be completed. We recommend consulting a professional to ensure safety.

Please visit Installation Help for more information.

How many power outlets do I need?

For both our 3x3m and 3x4m sizes, just 1 power outlet is required however our larger double bay 4x4m, 5.67x3m and 5.67x4m sizes require 2 power outlets.

It may be possible for a certified electrician to convert the two plugs into a single one.

Do the blinds stay in place?

Yes, the blinds have been designed to remain in place at your desired position. As these are zipped, our blinds won't blow around in the wind.

What is the Recommended Number of Installers for the Louvre Lounge?

Given the size of the structure, a team of 2-3 individuals is recommended for the installation process.

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