Who doesn’t look forward to the longer days of our glorious Kiwi summer? But you can get too much of a good thing, especially with our harsh New Zealand sun.
When it comes to enjoying our outdoor spaces, we also need to think about how we protect our furniture and furnishings from our harsh Kiwi sun. So, if you’re looking to create UV sun cover and shelter but maximise your ability to enjoy the sun when you wish, our Retractable Awnings are possibly the most versatile option available: giving you the best of both worlds.
This sort of flexibility means a New Zealand made Retractable Awning, provides sun shade and UV protection, allowing you to enhance your outdoor living. Retractable Awnings provide sunshade just when you want it or give you the option to have full sun by retracting automatically or manually, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space just the way you like it.
The fabrics we use and overall finished solution of a Retractable Awning has our Kiwi weather specifically in mind. Which means an awning from Lidgard not only withstands our harsh UV rays, but gives protection and durability to last year on year. Even better still, it’s available in a wide range of modern fabric colours as well as exterior mesh or architectural PVC to suit your home’s aesthetics.
Our awnings will perfectly fit any New Zealand property that can be fitted with an awning – whether that’s a house, unit, apartment, or penthouse. Whatever style of home you have, a Retractable Awning is a great idea if flexibility and functionality to you are key. So whether you’re looking to provide cover to backyard patios, decks, windows, entrances or other outdoor spaces, we have a Retractable Awning to match your needs.
All awnings are fully retractable but come in two key styles which can operate via automation or with easy manual crank. Our Ra is a classic open awning with a huge maximum extension of 13,792mm x 4,000mm providing up to a massive 50sqm of shade! The Ra can be wall, soffit or roof mounted and there is an option to add a hood or custom flashing to provide weather protection as well.
The Helios and Apollo are full cassette awnings so can be fully enclosed when retracted. Very low maintenance, they can be wall, soffit or roof mounted and their full enclosure makes them an excellent option for soffit mounting, lending a particularly sleek look for the most design conscious. They have maximum extension of 5000mm x 3000mm and 7000mm x 4000mm respectively.
Thankfully, Retractable awnings can create the extra living space you crave almost immediately – and for a fraction of the cost of a permanent structure or louvre roof. This makes them a highly cost effective solution, providing both visual appeal and value to your property for very low cost compared to a traditional build.
We know that style is high on your wish list but your budget is key too. That’s why we provide several different options to meet your needs; from the classic open retractable awning to high-end French developed cassette awnings. The cost of a retractable awning can vary from $3,000 for a classic open awning up to $10,000 for a full cassette awning fully installed.
Automation can be added to customise your awning, operated by remote control. Automatic retractable awnings cost approximately $500 and important to note that the electrical work is required to be carried out by a registered electrician.
An added bonus with automation: you can install wind or motion sensors and protect your awning from damage in severe weather conditions (that the changeable New Zealand weather sometimes throws at us!)
Our Retractable Awnings are built to last and constructed with high grade aluminium and feature stainless steel components. They can be powder coated using highest quality Dulux coatings and boast a generous 5 years warranty. To ensure our awnings’ longevity, we only use marine grade acrylic canvas, which comes with a 10 year UV warranty.
Because of the quality, a little care and regular cleaning (please don’t leave them up in very high winds or heavy rain!) Lidgard retractable awnings can last many years and will prove Retractable Awnings are well worth the investment.
Lidgard quality flows through our design, build and installation processes – and continues through our after sales care. But we prefer to let our customers speak for us, so you can check out our customer reviews to see why they believe Lidgard Retractable Awnings design, quality, durability and installation is second to none.
All Lidgard retractable sunshades are made to measure, ensuring that they are customised to perfectly fit your deck or patio area, so if you’d like to enhance your home with a Retractable Awning, contact one of your local design and installation experts for a free consultation and quote.
We take UV sun protection seriously and Lidgard Shades are proud partners of Melanoma New Zealand.
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