Retractable Pergola FAQs

Check out our FAQs to help find the right pergola for you.


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Pergola FAQs

Welcome to Shade Space, your trusted destination for bespoke residential and commercial retractable pergolas. We specialise in providing tailored solutions to meet your unique outdoor living or business needs. With a focus on personalised service and expert guidance, we understand that each project is distinct and requires careful consideration. Whether you’re looking to create a luxurious alfresco dining area for your home or an inviting outdoor retreat for your business, our team is here to offer the help and advice you need. Please see our FAQs below to help you find the right pergola for you or alternatively feel free to get in touch with us anytime for further assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are retractable roof pergolas?

Retractable roof pergolas are shading structures that can be opened and closed as needed to provide protection from the sun or rain.

Are retractable roof pergolas suitable for both residential and commercial use?

Yes, our modern retractable pergolas are designed to cater to both residential and commercial projects.

What materials are used for the frames of the retractable roof pergolas?

Our electric retractable pergolas can be provided with either aluminium or timber frames for durability and aesthetics.

What kind of fabrics are available for the retractable roof pergolas?

We offer a selection of resistant and elegant fabrics for our retractable pergolas to suit various design preferences.

Can the retractable roof pergolas be customised to fit specific space requirements?

Yes, our residential and commercial pergolas are available in a wide range of design options to accommodate different space requirements.

Are the retractable roof pergolas easy to operate?

Our modern retractable pergola systems are designed for ease of use, with electric mechanisms for opening and closing the roof.

Do retractable roof pergolas require maintenance?

Regular maintenance is recommended to ensure the longevity of your retractable roof pergola. Cleaning and lubricating moving parts can help keep the system in good working condition

*Are retractable roof pergolas weather-resistant?

Our retractable pergolas are designed to withstand various weather conditions, but it is advisable to retract the roof during extreme weather to prevent damage.

Can retractable roof pergolas be installed in any outdoor environment?

Our retractable pergolas are versatile and can be installed in various outdoor environments, blending seamlessly into different settings.

Can retractable roof pergolas be retrofitted onto existing structures?

Depending on the existing structure and space available, our retractable roof pergolas may be able to be retrofitted for added shade and functionality.

Are there different design options available for the retractable roof pergolas?

Yes, we offer a wide range of design options for our residential and commercial pergolas to cater to different aesthetic preferences.

What is the lead time for ordering a retractable roof pergola?

Lead times may vary depending on the specific requirements and customization options chosen. Contact us for more information on lead times for your order.

Can I add additional features such as lighting or heating to my retractable pergola?

Indeed, we provide optional features like outdoor heating and lighting systems that seamlessly integrate with your retractable pergola, elevating your outdoor space. These enhancements foster a warm and inviting ambiance, perfect for unwinding or hosting gatherings.

How much is a retractable pergola?

The cost of pergolas varies depending on the model chosen. Factors such as model and specifications greatly influence the pricing of pergolas. You can assess how elements like size, operation methods, and lighting impact prices on the dedicated product pages of our website. For a personalised quotation, feel free to contact us today for further details regarding any of our retractable awnings.

Please Feel Free to Get in Touch

For more information about any of our retractable pergolas, contact our team today! Call: 0203 924 0000 or Email:, alternatively send a Message via our enquiry form.

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