In sunny Bordeaux, life moves effortlessly between indoor and outdoor spaces. However idyllic this sounds, it does pose one great risk: interiors can often get too hot, too soon. With Renson’s expertise in both outdoor living and sun protection, all measures in both of these areas are perfectly aligned in this newbuild villa: uniform in look and feel, but above all, providing ultimate comfort for the residents, both indoors and outdoors.
Controlled indoor temperatures
“Given the orientation of this house, sun protection was absolutely essential,” the residents discovered after three months in their new home. “Even despite the fact our living room faces directly south, suitable sun protection keeps the interior perfectly cool even on the hottest summer days. Thanks to the pergola in the garden, we can choose all year round whether to spend time indoors or outdoors, depending on which environment is most pleasant at any given time of day.”
“We installed pretty much every element of Renson’s sun protection range on this property”, installer Frederic Lacoste of Renson ambassador Portaix Loisirs explains. “There’s a Panovista Max sun protection screen on the sliding corner window (with a zip and without any intrusive profiles or cables in the corner, which doesn’t have a supporting post), there are Loggia sliding panels on the windows and fixed Sunclips awnings above another window.” However much these solutions differ, they all make sure in the same effective manner that the sun never drives indoor temperatures in this well-insulated villa to unbearable levels: they all block the sunrays before they even reach the glass. The owners are certainly delighted with the result: “The main advantage is that we can open or close both the screens and the sliding panels as we wish, depending on the level of comfort we want to create or the amount of light we want to let in.
Comfortable outdoor living
The same applies to the garden, which is a place where the owners spend a significant share of their time in this part of the world. To ensure they can keep enjoying their outdoor space even in a heatwave — and there have been several over the past few years — the Camargue pergola is like a gift from the gods. Thanks to the integrated screens and tilting blades, they can control shade and temperature even on the most sweltering days. Another advantage is that Camargue offers a way to live comfortably outdoors even in spring and autumn. “On top of that,” the owners add, “the Loggia sliding panels not only provide the necessary shade but also allow us extra privacy when we use the hot tub. Yet another fantastic feature!”
Architect Christine Bouchard shares her view: “Right from the earliest design stages of their new home, the owners had a pool house in mind. Renson’s Camargue terrace cover with tilting blades was the perfect fit for how they imagined this space. The builders were also immediately persuaded by the various sun protection solutions. To me, the fact that the owners felt comfortable in their new home straight away is the perfect proof that this was a successful project.”
- Camargue terrace cover with tilting roof blades
- Loggia sliding panels
- Sunclips awnings above the windows
- Fixscreen sun protection screens
- Panovista Max sun protection screens for (sliding) corner windows