Opening pergola roof system
Providing the expertise this family business needed to turn their business goals into reality
When Sunscreen approached IDE with an idea to capitalise on a growing market segment and take control of their supply chain, we jumped at the chance to help these brothers grow their business.
Seizing your opportunities
Brothers Ben and Dave at Sunscreen identified that the market for opening pergola roofs was growing at rate which meant that this would soon become a major part of their pergola and patio business and a fantastic opportunity to increase sales. However, they were essentially purchasing opening roof systems from one of their major competitors, meaning poor profit margins and little control over supply of product, especially at busy times of the year.
They wanted to take control.
Engineering first principles
While the vision to design and build their own louvres and drive mechanism was driven by Sunscreen’s desire to make a better product and achieve better margins, they turned to IDE to support them with the technical expertise and design for manufacturing experience they needed to turn this vision into reality.
Research building standards
Supplier engagement, design for manufacture
Concept exploration and evaluation of drive mechanisms
Documenting and testing to specifications