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Host the perfect summer BBQ with a retractable roof pergola

By July 26, 2022 No Comments
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Barbeques have long been a popular summer celebration in the UK and, with the hot weather approaching, there has never been a better time to start planning your perfect BBQ setup. At Designer Shade Solutions, we have put together some useful tips to help you host the summer BBQ of the season.

Start small

There are some simple and small ideas that you can start with when planning your BBQ, with an obvious one being the BBQ itself. There is a huge variation of BBQs available from gas to coal, big to small and those that are easier to clean than others! Consider which barbecue is right for you before you invest and start planning.

Next, it is important to think about where your guests will sit. Again, the options available for garden furniture are endless, you could purchase a complete outdoor dining set with tables and chairs, an outdoor sofa or even some sun loungers for comfort and relaxation.

Increase the comfort factor

At Designer Shade Solutions, we understand that outdoor comfort goes much further than just the furniture you are sitting on. Being comfortable outside also includes warmth, shelter, aesthetic design and visibility. That’s why we’ve created a range of retractable shading solutions to help you maximise comfort, from  retractable and tilting louvre roofs to retractable awnings.

Our retractable louvre roofs are bioclimatic, meaning they can adapt to whatever weather condition we may be facing, such as trapping heat during the warmer months and changing to a waterproof material when the rain hits. So, don’t worry about having to cancel your BBQ plans due to the rain, our retractable roof structures provide the perfect solution!

Additionally, our retractable awnings are also a great solution. These provide further UV protection and have been known for their visual appeal.

Another great shading option is the retractable fabric roof system, which also carries the same advantages as the retractable louvre roofs while providing further UV protection. These are available in a wide range of colours and materials, allowing you to match the design aspect of your garden. Take some inspiration from the retractable fabric roof at N11 @ the Ashford House, where our team installed the Cedrus retractable fabric roof system over their outdoor dining space.

Why not customise?

Take it a step further by integrating customisable features to your pergola with retractable roof, such as heating, LED lighting or additional glass side screens to extend the element of warmth and shelter even more. Alternatively, you can explore our smaller shading options such as our outdoor parasol umbrellas, pergola canopies or even outdoor heating systems to keep your BBQ party going all night long!

Hopefully, this article has offered some new and exciting ideas to keep in mind when planning your BBQ this summer. Contact us today to find out more about our options and get a quote on the different shading solutions that we offer.

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