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180 Classic Opening Roof

The 180 Classic Opening Roof features louvre blades with a soft, subtle curve to the underside when in the closed position. Blades open and close up to 180 degrees.

Key Features
  • Designed and manufactured locally for New Zealand and Australian conditions.
  • Opening Roof Louvres can be motorised or manually adjustable.
  • Can be fitted into a frame and posts made of Aluminium, timber, steel or concrete or be fixed directly into a prepared opening in a roof structure. Frame and posts other than Aluminium by others.
  • Engineered to meet relevant AS/NZS standards.
  • All extrusions manufactured in an ISO quality assured environment to AS1866 & AS3902 standards.
  • Plastic injected components (motorised and manual) are UV stabilised.
  • Drive axles(motorised and manual) and all fixings are marine grade 316 stainless steel.
  • Can be powdercoated, anodised or woodgrain finished to large range of colours.
  • Full site measure, design, shop drawing(if required) and installation service provided.
  • All louvre panels are custom made.
  • Low maintenance.
NZ Made
NZ Made
Scope of Use
  • Used as a weather resistant cover over decks/ patios, outdoor restaurants/ bars, outdoor areas, school play areas, smoking areas, pool/spa covers.
  • Suitable for coastal, inland, snow, residential, commercial installation.
  • Opening Roofs are generally installed horizontally overhead. Can be installed on an angle. Can be an irregular shape(refer Louvretec™design office)and can be motorized or manually adjustable using the Louvretec Spiral™Pivot system.
  • The Spiral pivot system allows for 180° rotation of the louvres.
  • Louvre/Beam/Post spans , as per tables 1&2, section 12 of the Louvretec Product Catalogue, are certified by Markplan Consulting Limited(Consulting Structural Engineers) and meets the requirements of AS/NZS 1170:2011, NZS3604:2011, AS/NZ 1664:1997.
Limitations on Use
  • Louvre/Opening Roof spans are restricted by wind zone. Refer relevant table in Louvretec Product catalogue.
  • Minimum depth of frame is required. Refer Louvretec design office.
  • Opening Roofs cannot be used as a weather proofing solution to a building.
  • Supporting structures over 10m high may require specific engineering.
NZS 3604 Corrosion Zone D suitable
Corrosion Exposure Zone D
NZS 3604 Earthquake Zone High suitable
High Earthquake Zone
NZS 3604 Earthquake Zone Low suitable
Low Earthquake Zone
NZS 3604 Earthquake Zone Medium suitable
Medium Earthquake Zone
NZS 3604 Earthquake Zone Very High suitable
Very High Earthquake Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Specific Design suitable
Specific Design Wind Zone
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Refer to attached Engineering notes and PS1 provided by Markplan Consulting Limited (Consulting Engineers) with regard to B1 and B2.

In-Service History

The Louvretec 180 Classic Opening Roof has been part of the Louvretec range since 1997 being used in residential and commercial applications in New Zealand. Off shore it has been used in Australia and many other countries including the Netherlands, Tahiti, Fiji, Hong Kong and the United States (California). 

Other Performance Attributes

Warranty as per attached.

G4 Ventilation compliant
G7 Natural Light compliant
Natural Light
G9 Electricity compliant
H1 Energy Efficiency compliant
Energy Efficiency
Independent Assessment
Independent Assessment
Installation Details
Product Assurance
Producer Statement
Span Tables
Other Literature
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CAD/PDF Details
Section 180 Classic Opening Roof Motorised
Section 180 Classic Opening Roof Hand Adjustable


BIM Objects
180 Classic Opening Roof

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