Everybody loves to relax in the sun, but we can only handle so much of it — especially in the ever sunny Nelson. The Felicia is a premium retractable awning system designed to protect outdoor entertainment areas from sunlight or passing rain showers. With a maximum width of 5.9m and an extension of 3.5m, the Felicia awning can cover a sizeable area.
This retirement village in Nelson utilises the Felicia awning to protect the residents’ outdoor area, as well as control how much sunlight reaches the interior of the homes. Being able to manage the amount of shade means that on colder, overcast days residents can retract the awning and allow sunlight to flood into their homes, or keep things shaded on a hot Nelson day while enjoying the fresh air or hosting guests.
Remote wireless controls are available for installations with electric motors, which makes the Felicia awning incredibly easy to use. It’s also possible to include a wind sensor to retract the awning if bad weather hits.
The Felicia is a unique European design that is custom powder coated to match the styling of the building and assembled by Juralco here in New Zealand. Juralco also sources a wide range of mildew and UV resistant acrylic fibre materials locally, with over 40 options to choose from.
With a retractable awning, residents get a choice over how much sun or shade they wish to have, thereby increasing the usability of outdoor areas and helping manage temperature levels in their homes.
Juralco supplies awnings nationwide that can be installed on new builds or retrofitted to existing buildings.