Vergola is Australia’s first complete opening and closing louvre roofing system. With the flick of a switch, Vergola louvres can be adjusted to let light in, keep sun out, enable cross-flow ventilation and protect outdoor areas from rain.
Developed for the harsh Australian climate, Vergola provides a range of adjustable controlled louvre solutions that enable people to control their environment in all seasons, climates and settings. Vergola provides ongoing benefits, such as adding value to capital assets, assisting with energy efficiency and ultimately creating beautiful living and entertaining environments.
Roofing systems with weather protection
Vergola’s unique design ensures that each louvre is torsionally rigid, enabling it to resist gale-force winds. All Vergola louvres are manufactured from BHP Colourbond, which has been tested for corrosion to 1,000 hours of neutral salt spray.
Vergola louvres operate using a 12V DC motor device, which is not only efficient and durable but protects against accidents. A battery back-up ensures a seamless operation during power outages. Specially designed Colorbond gutters are fitted along the inside perimeter of the framework to ensure the Vergola structure is watertight, with water safely running off into pipes.
Double-skinned louvres with thermal insulation
The unique double-skinned louvres provide thermal insulation by allowing air to flow between the top and bottom skin of the louvre, reducing the heat being transposed to the underside and creating a cooler area underneath. This reduction of temperature can reach almost 18ºC when compared to an aluminium roof, while the air gap has the added benefit of sound reduction.
Ventilation and light control
Aerofoil-shaped louvres ensure that airflow can be controlled by opening and closing the louvres. Users can choose maximum natural light, diffused light and full shade by adjusting the angle of the louvres. Once fully open, the Vergola allows 89% of all available light.
Louvres with remote smart controls
The automated control unit ensures that the Vergola system can be operated by an RF remote, with up to eight bays individually or automatically, which allows smooth and secular operation of the louvres. Vergola’s adjustable roofing system can be incorporated into a range of structures and can be either free-standing or part of an existing building.
The controller comes with a state-of-the-art rain sensor that closes the louvre on the onset of rain and can be programmed to stay closed or reopen after rain. Further options include timers, wind sensors, home automation compatibility and fire system connectivity for commercial premises.
Timber, steel, aluminium and customised louvres
The frame can be made of timber, steel, aluminium or any other material that complies with local building codes. Timber allows Vergola to complement pergolas or be integrated into traditional structures. Steel structures enable a Vergola system to be customised in various sizes and architectural styles.
The use of a range of architectural fittings and facilities ensures that Vergola structures fit the most testing and contemporary architectural designs, while still being able to integrate seamlessly into period styles.
Insurance, approval and installation for louvres
Vergola will apply for and take out home owners’ warranty insurance on your behalf. Vergola projects do not always require planning permission but, in the event that it is required, Vergola will make the necessary application on your behalf.
Vergola is committed to ensuring you receive outstanding customer service from the time you first make contact. We will tailor a solution to meet your needs and develop a design and quote that is appropriate. On purchasing a Vergola, we manage the process from obtaining statutory approvals through to completed construction to ensure minimum effort and disruption. Installation generally begins within 24 hours of delivery of materials to your site.
Delivery, warranty and maintenance of louvres
Your Vergola louvre system will be ready for installation in approximately six weeks from the date a building permit is received, although we will naturally seek a specific date as early as possible.
A five-year unconditional warranty applies to the Vergola louvre system and a two-year warranty applies to motor and electrical parts. The louvres are manufactured from BHP Colorbond steel and there are no moving parts in the bearings, ensuring many years of virtually maintenance-free operation, apart from the occasional clean.
(The above applies only in Australia. Delivery dates and warranties vary from country to country).
From its humble origins in Adelaide, Vergola is now not only sold throughout Australia, but exported around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Czech Republic, Israel, Middle East, Cyprus, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.
All Vergola dealers offer a complete service; including consultation with the client to design the Vergola, as well as taking care of all engineering, statutory approvals (if required), manufacturing, installation and after sales service.
Vergola is proud to have won the Prince Phillip Prize for Australian Design in the Building Industry and three Australian Design Council awards for innovation.
Vergola has a 27-year heritage and the support of BHP, Australia’s most reputable steel manufacturing company.