Horizontal Louvre Systems Counteract the Adverse Impact of Summer Heat

Aluminium louvre systems offer an architecturally pleasing and effective sun control solution to counteract the harsh glare and heat of South African summer months. These louvre systems are available in various shapes and sizes and can be adapted to enhance the quality of both indoor and outdoor living.

Aluminium louvre systems

Louvre panels can be attached to the exterior of a building, adding aesthetic appeal and keeping interior spaces at comfortable temperature levels. Louvre systems also significantly reduce the cost of running energy-consuming cooling systems.

The versatility of aluminium louvres is what makes them so attractive to property owners wishing to expand their outdoor living footprint. For example, louvre panels can be strategically placed in outdoor locations to provide cool shade and filtered sunlight around pools and patios. Add potted plants, with bursts of colourful flowers, for an inspiring and satisfying outdoor living experience.

But the creativity of these versatile temperature control louvre panel systems does not stop there – they can be further enhanced with an adjustable louvre roof to create an ideal enclosed poolside or patio entertainment area. Construction of an outdoor living space encapsulated by louvre systems is low-impact, efficient and quick to erect.

Horizontal screens offer excellent protection from the summer heat and glare and are guaranteed for a full 10 years. These lightweight roll- formed all-aluminium louvre systems are coated with a specially formulated paint to protect against all climatic conditions. 

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These sun louvre systems:

Horizontal sun louvres are available in bold or light profiles. They are custom-made in varying lengths to suit all architectural styles. 

Do You Need Planning Permission for Louvre Awnings?

Louvre awnings offer various benefits, making them the ideal choice for extending outdoor entertainment areas and providing shade and sun filtration. However, due diligence is necessary to ensure you adhere to the appropriate regulations and obtain permission before installation. Always consult with your local authorities or relevant Body Corporates for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the requirements for louvre awnings in your area.

The rules and regulations regarding louvre awnings can vary, depending on the local council and body corporate guidelines. In many cases, louvre awnings are regarded as awning structures – they may not require planning permission if specified criteria are met and complies with local building regulations. However, it is essential to liaise with your local council or Body Corporate, where necessary, to ensure compliance.

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If planning permission is necessary, you may need to submit plans and obtain approval before installing the louvre awnings. In such cases, contact Awning Warehouse for help. As professional awning service providers, Awning Warehouse can help you with the planning and approval process.

Louvre awnings fall into the category of an awning structure. The framework is attached to the building, with the ‘structure’ resting on mounted poles. Louvre awnings provide shade and protection from the elements, especially windows, doors, or outdoor spaces like patios and decks. The adjustable aluminium louvres can be opened or closed to control the amount of sunlight and airflow entering the covered area. An increasing number of residential and commercial property owners are opting for louvre awnings to extend outdoor entertainment areas.

Awning Warehouse Offers Adjustable Louvres, Pergolas and Retractable Awnings for Outdoor Living Extensions

If you want to extend your outdoor living area, there is nothing to beat the service and range of products offered by Awning Warehouse, a Johannesburg-based roofing solution company. Whether you are considering louvres, pergolas, or retractable awnings, Awning Warehouse has the ideal solution to transform under-utilised outdoor living spaces.

Why Choose Louvres?

Adjustable louvres are an ideal temperature-control outdoor roofing solution. Aluminium louvres are durable and allow you to control airflow and light. The louvres are designed and manufactured to meet international standards. With a simple manual or automatic adjustment of the louvres, you can filter thermal flow, keep out the rain or open up the night sky. The louvres have a baked enamel finish, guaranteed against chipping, peeling, or rusting, offering a long-life and maintenance-free roofing solution.

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Pergola Awnings

Pergola awnings are available in three different types of material to suit individual needs. Manufactured in aluminium, timber or imported canvas, pergola awnings are ideal for both private residences or commercially for businesses such as restaurants and pubs. The advantages of the canvas range of pergola awnings are that it is available in a wide variety of colours to suit individual aesthetic demands. The material is also professionally treated against fading and staining.

Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings remain an ideal and popular solution for extending outdoor living areas.  Operated by a fold-arm mechanism, retractable awnings provide shelter and shade on balconies, decks, patios, pool areas and terraces. The retractable awning option offers a visually attractive enhancement that will increase the value of any property.

Appreciate Advanced Materials and Design

Awning Warehouse awnings are engineered with high-grade components, guaranteeing durability and quality. Awning Warehouse caters to the South African climate and is a leading South Africa supplier of retractable awnings, canvas awnings and other awning options.

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Prerequisites for selecting the right awning company to enhance your outdoor living space are uncompromising standards of excellence, and a range of sophisticated products that stay abreast of changing market-place demands. This will ensure that your awnings will be flawlessly integrated into your property.

Awning can be a gorgeous extension of your home. By taking advantage of Awning Warehouse design team’s expertise, you can create a stunning indoor/outdoor environment that will add to the daily enjoyment of your property, as well as increasing its value.

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Awning Warehouse offers an excellent and comprehensive range of products that allows you to control the creation of a luxurious outdoor lifestyle.  The superior quality products are designed and manufactured in South Africa, adhering to meticulous and industry-specific manufacturing sophistication. To cater for all budgets, the awning product range can be controlled either manually, or remotely, while also offering integrated LED lighting systems, downlights and spotlights.


Choosing an awnings company with excellence and sophistication in their team ensures seamless integration of the newly created outdoor living area into the rest of your home. Awning Warehouse offers a range of products that can be customised to suit your needs.

To get in touch with Awning Warehouse and discuss your requirements or receive friendly advice, you can contact them via email, phone call, or by completing the online Contact Us form on their website.

With years of first-hand experience in the field, Awning Warehouse has awnings to suit any shape or size and to meet budgetary constraints. The company offers the services of a professional installation team and caters for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) enthusiasts.

Louvre Systems: Enhancing Architecturally-Designed Properties with Style and Functionality

Our louvre awnings can be custom-made to provide the perfect foil for architecturally-designed homes or businesses. These versatile ventilation solutions offer a seamless blend of aesthetics and practicality, allowing property owners to create an atmosphere that is both visually pleasing and highly functional.

Customised Aluminium Louvre Awnings for Unparalleled Elegance

Whether it’s adding practicality and enclosing an outdoor entertainment area with a louvre roof or adding extra protection with window-mounted sun louvres, the primary goal remains the same – to provide ventilation while protecting against harsh weather conditions such as baking sun rays or penetrating rain.

Harmonizing Comfort and Energy Efficiency with Adjustable Sun Louvres

70Z Sun Louvres are simply effective

One remarkable feature of adjustable louvre awnings is their ability to filter out intense rays and heat gain, while simultaneously facilitating the flow of refreshing air throughout the building. This not only creates a comfortable environment but also helps reduce electricity consumption. By leveraging the power of natural ventilation, property owners can enjoy a cooler space while conserving energy, promoting sustainability in their architectural designs.

Louvre systems are Multi-functional and Engineered

They offer a wide range of functionalities to add aesthetic value to any property. These systems effectively control the entry of natural light, reducing glare and creating a comfortable ambience. Moreover, they act as a shield, protecting furnishings from weather damage. In commercial and industrial settings, louvres are gaining popularity as attractive external screening barriers, effectively camouflaging ventilation ducts, air-conditioning piping, and other unsightly elements.

70Z Sun Louvre Panels for Style and Functionality

Awning Warehouse’s Sun Louvre Panels offer an array of possibilities with their diverse colour range and options for vertical or horizontal configurations. Horizontal sun louvres, with a projection of approximately half the window depth, provide exceptional protection against harsh weather conditions while ensuring uninterrupted airflow. On the other hand, vertical sun louvres can be used to improve the exterior of any building, serving as a stylish cover for piping and ducts while elevating the overall aesthetic appeal.

Meeting International Standards with Enamel-Baked Aluminium Louvre Awnings

Awning Warehouse proudly presents adjustable aluminium louvre awnings that meet the highest international standards. Crafted from high quality materials, these enamel-baked aluminium louvre panels boast durability, require minimal maintenance, and are resistant to chipping, peeling, and rusting. The product quality is of such a high standard that quality is guaranteed for 10 years. Available in an extensive range of colours, the louvre awnings can be tailored to suit various window sizes, architectural styles, and climate conditions.


In the realm of architectural design, aluminium louvre systems have emerged as an indispensable element, combining elegance, functionality, and versatility. Awning Warehouse offers customisable louvre systems crafted to the highest standards, ensuring long-lasting quality and satisfaction.

Discover the Benefits of Installing Adjustable Aluminium Louvre Patio Awnings in Your Home

Our adjustable louvre awnings are the perfect addition to your home, adding both style and functionality to your outdoor space. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss everything you need to know about adjustable aluminium louvre patio awnings.

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What are Adjustable Louvre Awnings?

Adjustable louvre awnings are innovative awning solutions that come with adjustable louvres or blades. These awnings are designed to provide versatility, protection from the sun, and an aesthetically pleasing look. Adjustable louvre awnings can control the amount of light and air that enters your space.

Why Choose Adjustable Louvre Awnings for Your Home?

They provide protection from the elements to help create a comfortable atmosphere outdoors, while also providing extra privacy from neighbours or passersby. The louvres can be tilted or opened up so you can easily control the amount of heat and light being allowed in. These louvre awnings are an excellent choice that can provide year-round functionality with little maintenance required.

There are different options available when it comes to louvre awnings

Louvre awnings come in both manual and motorised options. Manual systems can often be folded away quickly and easily, while motorised options offer homeowners convenience when needing fast operation for day-to-day use.

What colours should I consider for my awning?

White, black (on request), and grey is the current trend within South Africa. The most popular outside shades come in grey and white. Different shades of white, fish eagle, lion white, etc.  is popular too. Some shades work better in the winter while others are best for warmer months of the year. Awning Warehouse will be more than happy to point you in the right direction!

Benefits of adjustable louvre awnings

There are several benefits of adjustable louvre awnings that make them a popular choice among property owners. Here are some of the most notable benefits:

Are adjustable louvre awnings waterproof?

Louvre awnings are well known for their durability, but is it waterproof? Our systems are 98% waterproof, it is a standard in the industry. It’s important to note not all adjustable louvre awnings are waterproof. It’s best to contact a professional for advice before making a decision, and we can help!

If you’re looking for an adjustable louvre awning with maximum waterproof properties then you should refer to a reputable installer like Awning Warehouse as our system includes a gutter system.

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Installing adjustable louvre awnings: What you need to know

Consider the area where the awning need to be installed as well as the objective  – reason why you need an awning. Depending on how much sun exposure your space receives, you may want to evaluate the amount of UV protection you need for the material in your awnings. The design of your louvre awnings should fit in with the existing aesthetic of your space.

Now that you know all about the benefits of installing adjustable aluminium louvre awnings in your home, it’s time to get started on transforming your outdoor living space. We hope this guide has been helpful and inspires you to enjoy many years of fun ‘in the sun’ with your new awning! Head over to our blog if you’re interested in patio awning ideas.

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