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2014

Wahoo's Bistro & Patio - St. George's, Bermuda

Model: Monza Plus
Location: St. George's, Bermuda
Type: Commercial - Restaurant
Frame material: Wood frame
Fabric: Ferrari Precontraint 302
Special installation: Had to be certain the existing wooden deck on the water could support the load
Designer: Eric M. Scop & Alfred Konard
Notable: International Achievement Awards 2014 - Industrial Fabrics Association International

Retractable pergola wood deck cover systems project specifications

Six large motorized retractable vertical drop screens using Qualicoat powder coated non-rusting aluminum header boxes with proprietary zippered side channel extrusions and Inox marine grade stainless steel components with clear vinyl “windows” were used to cover the front and sides of a new retractable “roof” deck cover system. 

Retractable pergola wooden deck cover systems purpose

The owner of the Bistro requested some kind of aesthetically pleasing “roof” and “sidewall” coverings that would completely protect from the elements including sun, UV rays, glare, wind, rain, and bugs. Not only was the "roof" covering important but protecting the space from the front and sides was also very important due to the positioning of the sun and wind direction. Since the customer did not want to lose the beautiful views of St. Georges Harbour, the best choice was motorized, retractable vertical drop screen shades with clear vinyl windows to cover the front and sides. The client also wanted to be able to obtain full views of St. Georges Harbour, therefore, having retractable vertical drop screens versus fixed screens was the best choice since the screens could easily be raised and lowered as needed.

Our client the owner of the Bistro stated that he was losing a lot of revenue since his patrons were not able to sit on the deck and eat/drink during times of intense sun, rain, high winds, and hail. We showed the client, using our proprietary ROI (return on investment) calculator, how long the payback period would be based on the cost to completely cover the space. His immediate verbal response with his Austrian accent based on cost and the ROI calculator was “Let’s do it”.

Retractable pergola wood deck cover systems complexity and uniqueness

Two items made this project complex:

  1. The vertical drop screens and retractable patio cover system were installed on to an existing wood floor supported by pylons. The loading needed to be completed to make sure that the existing pylons and wood floor would support the drop screens and retractable patio cover system whose weight was several thousand pounds.

  2. The retractable vertical drop screens needed to be designed with custom made zippers in the vertical guides to prevent the fabric from coming out of the guides from high winds experienced off St. Georges Harbour. 

Retractable pergola wooden deck cover systems results

This deck now has a truly functional design and has proven to be an attractive and popular addition to the outdoor dining deck. Bermuda locals and tourists alike have commented how usable and practical the deck is now that it is fully protected from the elements.