Rota Louvered Pergola 3.6 x 5.3m
Create a versatile space to spend time outdoors with the Rota Pergola. Whether soaking up the sun, relaxing in the shade or sheltering from the rain, this is the ideal solution for a weatherproof garden haven.
You can choose to add side screens to the sides of the Pergola, so you can relax in the sun, take some shade or shelter from the rain. For more information on screens, please refer to the ‘Screen Options’ tab below.
Some images show the middle leg replaced with a bracket.
Pre-order product available Spring 2023.
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The sleek and innovative design of the Rota Pergola gives you the best of both worlds providing a quick and simple control of the weather all year round, the louvered roof shutters create a fully weatherproof space come rain or shine by a turn of the handle. Any rain water is seamlessly drained off and down specially engineered channels on the inside of the legs and then out the bottom into the ground it’s anchored to, then draining away with the natural fall of the existing surface.
The robust aluminium powder coated frame construction ensures longevity through its rust-free, weatherproof and UV protected properties, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space for years to come.
The Rota stands 20cm taller than the Maranza Pergola and so makes it a perfect overhang above bifold doors. The construction of a terrace roof is no longer a complicated and long-term building project, this is a smart solution with a long lifespan.
This model is available in eight different sizes offering a wide variety of options and potential to combine multiple together to work within your space. With optional deluxe screens that can be fixed to the Pergola to create an enclosed space protecting you from the sun, wind and rain.
The Rota is resistant to wind up to a wind force of 120 km/h and boasts a 5 year warranty.
Full height of the Rota is 250cm at the top of the roof beam increasing to 257.5cm when the louvres are open. And 235.5cm at the underside of the roof beam across all sizes.
The post width is 11.1cm x 11.1cm and the footplate width is 19cm x 19cm.
*Outside length is the measurement from footplate to footplate, these can be removed if needed. Please refer to the drawing for further dimensions, found in the ‘Assembly Instructions’ below.
The optional side screens selected above are the SUNS Lifestyle Deluxe Screens, which are the only screens compatible with the Rota Pergola. Note that the screens are designed to be retracted when the Rota is not in use for longevity.
These screens, made from Textiline allow the light to shine through whilst creating an area of shade and protecting you from the wind and rain as they’re fixed to the Pergola legs.
To read more or purchase additional Deluxe Screens please click here.
If you would prefer a Pergola which can be fully surrounded with screens or mix and match with screens and vented panels the Maranza Deluxe Pergola is a perfect choice! Click here to find out more.
All of our Pergolas come with full assembly instructions and can be easily self fitted with basic DIY knowledge, as well as ideally two more people to help, plus an array of tools.
Estimated build time varies for each size model and ranges from 1-5 hours.
We always recommend anchoring the Pergola to the ground and ensuring you have something substantial enough to anchor into before the build begins. Please be aware that your warranty will not cover you for damage caused to a Pergola that has not been adequately secured to the ground.
If you would rather not assemble your Pergola yourself, then please tick the box above to add the install to your order. Please click here for more information regarding the installation and the pre-installation guide agreement.
A natural fall of ideally 10mm is required to allow the water to drain away as designed and for the screens to be fitted correctly, which by building regulations, your patio likely already has. Our install team can use packers under specific legs to ensure the complete gazebo works correctly should the fall of the patio level be different to the above, and by using our installation service you are agreeing to our team using packers under the footplates in such instances.
You can find assembly instructions for the 3.6 x 5.3 model here.
You can also download the floor plan here.
Links below to each size screen
|BOX SIZE||BOX WEIGHT|
|Shutters – 1 of 3||359.5×37.5x19cm||73kg|
|Shutters – 2&3 of 3||359.5×37.5x19cm||67kg|
Before you complete groundworks or book a pergola installation, please see our foundational guidance below to support you in discussions with your landscaper or builder.
The pergola must be fitted on to a solid surface and beneath the finished surface must be something for the pergola to be secured safely such as a concrete pad.
This would need to be completed before our installers arrive as they do not offer any groundworks, a local tradesperson would be able to assist you.
We can provide a floorplan indicating where the floor plates of the pergola will sit based on your chosen size and orientation, the floorpan can also be viewed on the relevant product page on our website.
We advise for concrete pads of approx 40x40x40cm beneath any tiles, if you have decking then we advise the same or alternatively extra structural joists below the decking.
You should then finish your surface completely with the tiles or decking on top, so that when our installers arrive they can drill through the tile/deck and into something extra secure below.
It is a good idea to choose your pergola size before doing any groundworks however if you have already laid the patio/deck then we do advise for you to check what is beneath the surface. Is it secure enough? Type1 or sand would not be suitable. Composite decking without something solid below would not be secure enough, unless you already have structural beams underneath where the footplates will sit. If this is the case, installing would successful as long as all footplates are sitting on structural beams wide enough for the footplate to be bolted into fully.
Should you have any questions before completing groundworks or booking a pergola installation please speak to our team on 01277 321888.
The Pergola is manufactured from high-quality aluminium which has been powder coated in the eye-catching Matte Royal Grey or Matte White colour which is UV protected, meaning that not only will the colour not fade over time, but it also protects you and your family from harmful UV rays.
There is virtually no maintenance required as the weatherproof aspects and the toughened aluminium ensures durability allowing for many years of outdoor use.
The optional side-screens are made from the highest quality Textilene. Unrivalled for strength and beauty, Textilene is made of PVC coated woven polyester non-stretch yarn which is flame retardant, heat sealable, mildew resistant, and stable under either hot or cold temperatures. Textilene is also a superb contract fabric in terms of durability, specially formulated from yarns developed to withstand wear and tear and has been tested up to wind force 4.
Can I Build the Pergola Myself?
All models come with instructions and can be self-fitted with basic DIY knowledge, as well as ideally two more people to help, plus an array of tools. Estimated build time varies for each size model and can range from 1-5 hours. This does not affect the 5-year manufacturers’ warranty on the frame or the 2 year warranty on the sun & weather screens.
Do the Pergolas have a warranty?
All of our aluminium products have a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty as standard. The sun and weather screens have a 2-year warranty. Please refer to the warranty here.
Is the Pergola Roof Weatherproof?
When the louvres are fully closed, the roof is completely weatherproof in standard conditions. Rainwater runs from the roof louvres, into the guttering and then drains down internally, through the legs. During extreme weather conditions and severely heavy rain, there may be a slight leakage as excessive water cannot flow through the drainage quick enough and can spill over, just like guttering on a home or an external drain.
Are the Pergolas wind & storm resistant?
Our models are semi-permanent structures, meaning they a secured to the surface and not below, this makes them very sturdy and durable, yet still with the ability to move, if required. They are wind resistant up to 120km and then beyond this when secured to your surface. Always keep the roof louvres slightly open during extreme weather conditions to allow the wind to pass through the structure.
Can the Pergola be dismantled & reassembled?
Yes, this is possible.
Does the Pergola Require Maintenance?
These models require very minimal maintenance. The frame can be washed with cleaning materials and also jet washed. The gutters can also be cleared with a jet wash.
You can find our range of cleaning and maintenance products here.
What’s the difference between the Rota & Maranza Pergolas?
The functionality is the same on both models. The key difference in models is the height. The Rota is 20cm taller, so it makes a great overhang above bifold doors. In addition, the Rota louvres open slightly different from the Maranza, venting fully vertical and towards the shorter length. With the exception of models with six legs (which have a roof system split in two), the Rota works on one roofing system so all louvres open in one movement, whereas dependent on the frame size of the Maranza, it has multiple roof sections, so one section could be closed and another open. The Maranza louvres open towards the longer length, making this model ideal for south-facing gardens.
What surface can the Pergola be installed on?
Our professional fitters can install and secure onto any flat, solid surface as long as the dimensions of the area are correct.
My surface has a slope, can you install a Pergola on this?
Aluminium louvered roof pergolas work on the natural fall of your existing surface to allow the rain to drain meaning a slight fall is necessary. Please take care to ensure you have measured the area correctly and have a flat surface with a max of 1:80 fall (which, by building regulations your patio should already have). For anything more than this, we would need prior notification, as it means we would need to fit the pergola with packers. Our installers can adjust the legs to sit flat, using spacers up to 50mm; this does not affect your warranty. A 1:80 fall over a distance of 3410mm is 42mm. For best fitting of the deluxe screens a fall of 10mm is best suited to ensure smooth operation, please note that packers or adjustments may be required if the fall is beyond this.
Can the Pergola be connected to our building?
The outside legs of the frame are always required and cannot be removed. However, we can place the footplates flush to the wall and add flashing to close the gap between the building and the top of the roof beam. This would then keep the structure watertight to your building. Please get in touch to enquire about this option.