The requirement here was to provide a robust shade system that could be opened and closed as required and would be in-keeping with the rustic style of the property.
Every Wooden Pergola we construct is custom-built to fit the clients property. In this case an integrated Concertina Awning was added to provide the shade. All of the metalwork was ordered in a colour (brown) to match in with the wood and in this case the door form the stairs. The awning was also specially made and fitted so that when retracted the access door would not catch on the fabric.
At a later date the client also chose to add a drop roller awning on one side of the pergola to shelter from the wind and also add privacy (not shown).
Also note that the wooden pergola is fitted without any fixings to the terrace floor at all, avoiding any potential future rainwater leakage to the floor below.