Ideas To Improve Outdoor Living Areas

Ways To Improve Your Outdoor Living Area

We all love the outdoors and most of us miss it after a long winter here in New Zealand. So, with the cold weather beginning to draw to a close, it’s time to get prepped for the start of spring and coming summer. Now is the time to think about your backyard area and what improvements you could make to ensure you can enjoy the hot seasons to the fullest, now and for years to come.

Sun Louvre systems

Number 1 on the summer agenda should be shade. We all know the sun is hot and harmful down under. If you no longer want to cut your garden parties short to protect kids and family members from the midday sun, consider including an Airfoil Sun Louvre system  to your outdoor living area. Louvretec’s Airfoil Sun Louvres are available in  8 different sizes and a large range of powdercoat and anodised colours are available for you to choose from. These can be motorised or hand operated to have adjustable control over sunlight protection to block out rays of light or allow the sun to penetrate through. Use them as overhead or vertical configurations. Great for privacy too.

Opening Roof

Go a step further and ask us to install one of our award-winning Opening Roofs to provide an outdoor space which will become an outdoor room for family gatherings and everyday relaxation. You’ll enjoy shelter and shade and stunning design. Be protected from the extreme weather of New Zealand.. Blades are motorised to open up to 180 degrees. When closed enjoy the new room in your home.

Retractable Roof

If you want the option of retracting the louvre blades completely, check out our new retractable opening roof. Enjoy the blue skies in all their glory at the touch of a button. The perfect way to enjoy the best of both worlds.

One of the most stellar ways to upgrade your home is to improve your indoor/outdoor flow. By blurring the lines of where the inside ends and outside begins, you’ll achieve a larger living space and a more welcoming feel to your outdoor living area. Once you have added an Opening Roof, you can think about enclosing the sides of your deck to create a fully-functional and liveable outdoor room. Here’s how:

Frameless Sliding Glass Doors

Using toughened glass designed specifically for New Zealand’s sometimes rugged environment of coastal living, strong winds and heavy rain, our sliding glass doors offer protection from the outdoor elements without having to compromise on your view.


Demanding environmental conditions require dynamic solutions. Our aluminium shutters come in sliding, bi-folding and hinged shutter systems to deal with even the toughest weather conditions. These super slick and stylish shutters can provide you with infill sides for your opening roof.

Outdoor Blinds

Choose from motorised Mesh Shade Blinds or hand operable PVC outdoor blinds. A fantastically functional finishing touch.

Get in touch with us today to enquire about our products and upgrade your home before summer comes.