A roof for all seasons
In a home designed to follow the sun, an operable roof over this outdoor room seems a logical inclusion. A window wall complete with vertical timber slats further filters the sun's rays
When roof turns to sky
The roof over this outdoor dining area is comprised of automatic louvres, so if the owners want dappled sunlight on their alfresco setting – as seen here – then that can quickly be arranged.
Extended roofing gives this home the edge
The cantilevered roofs on this home protect and define the outdoor living and dining terraces that overlook the adjacent bay.
Hello little echo
This home looks out to a soaring mountain range, a skyline echoed in the gabled roof line. Solar roof panels reflect the home’s green focus
The roof on this home echoes the mountains behind, while cladding choices, such as locally sourced schist rock, also reflect the environment
Living room and master bedroom pavilions stretch out to the views in this lakeside family home – new home, roofing
This home responds to its mountain/lake setting with articulated roofs that avoid snow loading. The sloping roofs also have a rock-like aesthetic, appropriate to the craggy setting
Two-wing family home provides balance of family interaction and future independence as the kids get older – new homes, roofing
Galvanised corrugated iron roofing wrapping down the sides of this house is a nod to an iconic material seen on rural sheds and buildings. And just as with those sheds, it will also gently rust here as it ages
Sculpted steel roof and other passive strategies give this home control over the sun’s rays – new home, roof
Embedded with photovoltaics and lifted at one corner to optimise solar control through the day, this home’s sculptural, sail-like roof is the hero of its passive design strategies.
Lapping up the scenery – modern home with rooftop glass bottom pool in traditional neighbourhood – roofing
Not your cheapest roofing option but it does spell recreation on high! The view from Italian home Casa B's deck and pool over the bay is spectacular – water all but connecting with ocean.
By extending this home's roof all round, architect Tom Rowe has given sun and weather protection to its glazed living room pavilion that's open to the north, south and east.
Float like a butterfly
The butterfly roof design on this home conceals the photovoltaic panels that cover 60 per cent of its surface – plushe roof’s angles, pitches and pleats are designed to collect rainwater for tank storage.
Our most popular new home story of 2020
This property came out tops as our most popular new home story of 2020. Read on to find out more.
New spaces add to your home
Louvretec Opening Roofs transform your patio, deck or balcony into a comfortable, functional outdoor room useable day or night
When you have great lakeside views it pays to make the most of them – an operable louvre roof lets the owners drink in the scenery from their deck year round
Under the weather
New spaces add to your home in so many ways. Create your outdoor room with a Louvretec opening roof
Floor to ceiling
Creative connections. This rear outdoor rooms morphs into the open pergola, while the beautiful wood floors are echoed on the soffit ceiling
From cottage to scenic lakeside home
Take a classic log cabin and add a contemporary addition – on top! See how the architects approached this tricky renovation move. The outcome speaks for itself
Part of a major renovation and extension, floor-to-ceiling sliders open the main living areas up to this rear deck which is sheltered from the street by the carport. Feathered slats on the carport soften its form and admit natural light while a pergola roof defines the deck area
Come sun, come snow
With a fireplace, infrared heaters, and operable louvres for walls and ceiling, this outdoor living space is made for year-round entertaining
Connected to the past, open to the future
A classic sandstone cottage is opened up at the rear with a complementary yet contrasting extension in this light-bringing, sustainable renovation by Sanctum Design
Heart of light
This renovation could have lacked natural light. However with a roof section removed and a skylight in its place, the home takes on a light-filled air
Lean on me
Continuing the tradition of refurbishment of Auckland’s heritage housing stock, this renovation is a re-interpretation of the ‘lean-to’ form. Traditionally used as service spaces, the ‘lean-to’ here is re-cast as living space, opening the house up to the north facing backyard
More space doesn't have to mean floor space
For this ensuite by Hither Consulting, the ceiling was removed to reveal the home’s traditional architectural lines, accentuated by uplighting
Our most popular renovation story of 2020
This home came out tops as our most popular renovation story of 2020. Step inside to see why.
Three-pavilion home connects with mountain landscape through material palette and form – new home, cladding
Want to match your feature cladding with a durable counterpoint? Here, schist walls are set off by sections of the same material on the roof. See more ideas at the Trends Roofing Hub
Three-pavilion home connects with mountain landscape through material palette and form– roofing
A stepped roofline helps define the pavilion design of this home – with the central main living pavilion being the most prominent
Why you should consider an outdoor kitchen
How about adding space and versatility to your home? Plus improved connections to the outdoors and greater entertaining opportunities
Dramatic move transforms cottage
Ruby red brick and oh so pretty but if the ceilings are low and outdoor links limited then a solution is called for. Who would have thought removing a floor could add so much more?