Project name: Ziptrak to the Rescue
Material used: Shadeview Urban Galaxy
Fabric Supplied by: QCD Ltd, Hiraoka
Components Supplied By: QCD Ltd, Cool Awnings

What did the client request?

The client’s goal was twofold: protect the vulnerable entryway and enclose the entire outdoor area using Ziptrak blinds. The irregularities of the existing structure, namely the rounded end sections. The project entailed the installation of a total of 8 Ziptrak blinds to fully encapsulate the outdoor area. At the far end of the space, we encountered the unique problem of two curved roofs converging. To address this, we engineered two custom powder-coated aluminum flashings to enclose the upper openings above our Ziptrak blinds. We further designed a custom aluminum-framed infill panel, covered in matching material, to seamlessly integrate the challenging end section between our newly installed blinds and the house.

What makes the project unique?

This project was a standout for us due to the sheer number of custom solutions required and its impressive scale. It demanded the crafting of a frame that followed the existing structure’s curve while tapering along one edge due to the peculiar shape of the house. Filling in this entrance space in a way that was aesthetically pleasing, weather-tight, and sealed presented a considerable challenge.

What were the results of the project?

The blinds looked fantastic, they ticked every box for the client who was very particular given this was their brand-new home and was built to a very high-end standard. They went over it with a fine-tooth comb and couldn’t fault the finish! We have done many jobs for this client in the past and have had further work for them over the past year in other areas of their home.