The Rising Flat retractable pergola system offers a stylish covering to allow outdoor areas to be used all year round. The system offers a wind rating up to Beaufort class 11 (up to 117km/h) and is designed to stand up to the worst of conditions rain, hail or shine. The system is manufactured to size using high grade 6063 extruded aluminium profiles finished with thermosetting powder coating which provides superior overall performance for exterior product applications. All bolts, screws and pins are high grade The rafter profiles (80mm x 130mm) have been designed with unique water guard side channels and cast aluminium end plates to allow for projections up to 8m per system. Widths are customised according to site requirements and available in any size up to 13m. The system offers up to 91sqm of protection at the touch of a button. Linking multiple systems is also made easy by our patented storm channel joining system that ensures a 100% waterproof join every time. The system also includes an integrated gutter system with internal drainage to carry away even the heaviest rain. Remote controlled motorisation is provided utilising European technology through a custom built direct drive motor system to ensure smooth and quick operation. The optional high powered LED-TEC lighting system provides a touch of class and when combined with a remote dimming controller you are able to change the mood to suit the surrounding environment. The heart of the system is driven by multiple wheel slider carriages. Each slider carriage has a load limit of 600kgs that incorporates a triple layer barrier system and works in conjunction with a timing belt. This has been reinforced with multiple internal stainless steel cables to provide a pulling strength of over 966kg. It’s this tension that is applied to the fabric membrane to allow an angle of 6 degrees fall possible and ensure all water drains away in the internal gutter system. The German manufactured, fire rated and 100% waterproof architectural membrane is available in a range of colours, either opaque or transparent. It provides maximum stability and resistance to temperature, moisture and dirt. It does not shrink or stretch, and the acrylic top coating makes it very easy to clean. When not in use the fabric is neatly retracted under the system’s hood to provide maximum protection. The system also comes with Stormguard soft touch edge sealing made with flexible natural rubber. This sealing provides the ultimate protection against rain and draughts.