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“Before, this was completely exposed,” explains Patrick, describing the spacious outdoor seating area at Jack Tar, a popular Viaduct venue. The owners at Jack Tar decided to install an Oztech retractable roof last summer to provide a waterproof outdoor space for their customers.  

“With commercial clients like this, seating space is a big concern, especially in the busy summer months when they want to take big reservations confidently.”

At home, you may not be hosting dinner parties with over 100 guests. Your basic requirements, however, are virtually the same. You have a deck and you want it covered. Homeowners might also be more selective about the final look - you prefer a roof that is attractive and in line with your home’s aesthetic. In this case, a special solution is needed.

“Before, this was completely exposed,” explains Patrick, describing the spacious outdoor seating area at Jack Tar, a popular Viaduct venue. The owners at Jack Tar decided to install an Oztech retractable roof last summer to provide a waterproof outdoor space for their customers.  

“With commercial clients like this, seating space is a big concern, especially in the busy summer months when they want to take big reservations confidently.”

At home, you may not be hosting dinner parties with over 100 guests. Your basic requirements, however, are virtually the same. You have a deck and you want it covered. Homeowners might also be more selective about the final look - you prefer a roof that is attractive and in line with your home’s aesthetic. In this case, a special solution is needed.

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The importance of the right membrane textile

“At home, people are often really hesitant about completely filling in their outdoor space. You don’t want to cut out the main source of light, especially in New Zealand where most of our decks are north-facing. That direct light and warmth is essential in cold, winter months and people feel a walled-in roofing system will eliminate that.”

With the right solution, however, this doesn’t need to be the case. “Using nice, soft white textures, you don’t lose the light and are able to create an outdoor, alfresco space. Essentially, it’s an outdoor room but you can pull back the walls and let the sun in when you want. Homeowners have the ability to completely control their outdoor environment.”

Oztech retractable roofs feature the world’s best membrane textile: Serge Ferrari Precontraint. Serge Ferrari Precontraint is made of a variety of coating polymers, including PVC, PU, Acryl and Silicone, woven together using Smart Lam, an exclusive technology where material is pre-stretched, leaving it highly durable in New Zealand conditions.

The importance of the right membrane textile

“At home, people are often really hesitant about completely filling in their outdoor space. You don’t want to cut out the main source of light, especially in New Zealand where most of our decks are north-facing. That direct light and warmth is essential in cold, winter months and people feel a walled-in roofing system will eliminate that.”

With the right solution, however, this doesn’t need to be the case. “Using nice, soft white textures, you don’t lose the light and are able to create an outdoor, alfresco space. Essentially, it’s an outdoor room but you can pull back the walls and let the sun in when you want. Homeowners have the ability to completely control their outdoor environment.”

Oztech retractable roofs feature the world’s best membrane textile: Serge Ferrari Precontraint. Serge Ferrari Precontraint is made of a variety of coating polymers, including PVC, PU, Acryl and Silicone, woven together using Smart Lam, an exclusive technology where material is pre-stretched, leaving it highly durable in New Zealand conditions.

“Serge Ferrari is the undisputed leader in architectural PVC, which is a real point of difference for Oztech. It’s a design-focused product, which is why it’s really the only choice for projects like the Cloud or Westlake Girls Stadium. With this membrane, you get 100 per cent waterproofing and UVA/UVB protection, but you still have really beautiful light translucency.”

Tips for selecting a retractable roof for your home

Despite Serge Ferrari’s reputation, Patrick has found Kiwis are still somewhat hesitant about PVC.

“It’s a soft, flexible membrane, so people are still a bit weary of the product’s lifespan. It’s not a material like say, aluminum, that consumers already have a great deal of trust in. Serge Ferrari isn’t any PVC though, this is a very well-known product that comes with a 10-year warranty. Regardless of it being white, it requires almost no maintenance - just spray it down the same way you would the rest of your house.”

Great looks, excellent performance - but what else should you look for in a retractable roof for the home? According to Patrick, go for a full system approach.

“Serge Ferrari is the undisputed leader in architectural PVC, which is a real point of difference for Oztech. It’s a design-focused product, which is why it’s really the only choice for projects like the Cloud or Westlake Girls Stadium. With this membrane, you get 100 per cent waterproofing and UVA/UVB protection, but you still have really beautiful light translucency.”

Tips for selecting a retractable roof for your home

Despite Serge Ferrari’s reputation, Patrick has found Kiwis are still somewhat hesitant about PVC.

“It’s a soft, flexible membrane, so people are still a bit weary of the product’s lifespan. It’s not a material like say, aluminum, that consumers already have a great deal of trust in. Serge Ferrari isn’t any PVC though, this is a very well-known product that comes with a 10-year warranty. Regardless of it being white, it requires almost no maintenance - just spray it down the same way you would the rest of your house.”

Great looks, excellent performance - but what else should you look for in a retractable roof for the home? According to Patrick, go for a full system approach.

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With comprehensive systems, you get a well thought out addition to your home; a retractable roof that has been tested and proven in New Zealand conditions. The Oztech system stands out in several key areas, including:

  • Waterproofing - Oztech retractable roofs are 100 per cent waterproof.

  • Wind rating - The strongest retractable roof on the market, Oztech roof systems can withstand speeds up to 150 km per hour.

  • Automation - Fitted with your choice of a Somfy or Becker motor, Oztech systems stand out in terms of reliable automation.

  • Connection points - All connection points are made of marine-grade stainless steel or aluminum.

  • Lighting and customisation - In addition to using the attractive Serge Ferrari Precontraint, Oztech roofing systems are also available in a variety of Dulux colours, allowing homeowners to match the roof system with their existing colour scheme. Bespoke in-built LED lighting solutions are also available.

“It’s important to look for a strong, architecturally focused system when you’re shopping for the home,” says Patrick. Oztech is that system.

Think a retractable roof could be just what your home needs this summer? Check out Oztech on ArchiPro today or reach out to Patrick and his team directly.

With comprehensive systems, you get a well thought out addition to your home; a retractable roof that has been tested and proven in New Zealand conditions. The Oztech system stands out in several key areas, including:

  • Waterproofing - Oztech retractable roofs are 100 per cent waterproof.

  • Wind rating - The strongest retractable roof on the market, Oztech roof systems can withstand speeds up to 150 km per hour.

  • Automation - Fitted with your choice of a Somfy or Becker motor, Oztech systems stand out in terms of reliable automation.

  • Connection points - All connection points are made of marine-grade stainless steel or aluminum.

  • Lighting and customisation - In addition to using the attractive Serge Ferrari Precontraint, Oztech roofing systems are also available in a variety of Dulux colours, allowing homeowners to match the roof system with their existing colour scheme. Bespoke in-built LED lighting solutions are also available.

“It’s important to look for a strong, architecturally focused system when you’re shopping for the home,” says Patrick. Oztech is that system.

Think a retractable roof could be just what your home needs this summer? Check out Oztech on ArchiPro today or reach out to Patrick and his team directly.

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