|The project was 9 crank rolled drop curtains, later with channel sides supplied and installed on Waiheke Island. We manufactured and installed an aluminium powder coated frame work, mounted to the deck around two sides and braced back to the house. The curtains were around 2.5m wide by 2.1m drop, and retracted into header boxes. The customer requested that the number of posts was minimal but had to be structurally sound. We felt that 2.5m spacing was appropriate for the exposed location.
After our initial site measure with the sales rep and welder meeting on site, we manufactured the framework and three installers went to site to complete the installation of the framework and measure for the curtains. Curtains were then manufactured and three installers once again went to site to complete final installation of the first job. The second job was adding the channel sides and adjusting the curtains to fit the bottom bars. This also took three guys one day to complete.
|The customer wanted three retractable drop curtains that retracted into a cavity, so he would not see the rollers. The customer started the project at the design stage of his outdoor room and spent several months working with us, looking at the different options available for channeled curtains, and confirming the sizes of the channels, rollers and brackets. He decided on a spring controlled system. He then built cavities in the outdoor room to fit the roller and recess the channels.
The installation was very difficult as the hardware had to be installed into the cavities, and it was a tight fit for the guys to get their tools and fingers into the holes. The hardest part was taking the roller in and out when adjusting the tension on the spring.
The front curtain was made from clear PVC giving the customer a clear view from his property. The two curtains on the side of the outdoor room were completed in a translucent PVC, which allowed light through and gave the customer privacy from his neighbours.