Versatile operable ceiling louvres turn outdoor spaces into outdoor rooms

Sun, shade or shelter – whatever the weather versatile concertina Sky Louvres, invented by Johnson and Couzins, are the stylish way to transform your outdoor environment instantly

Versatile operable ceiling louvres turn outdoor spaces into daylighting, house, outdoor structure, real estate, roof, black
Versatile operable ceiling louvres turn outdoor spaces into outdoor rooms

A sprawling deck or outdoor dining area is a great place to spend the afternoon, or to hold a party – that’s unless the sun’s too hot or it rains. Now, there’s an easy way to make the most of your outdoor area – come rain or come shine.

Established in 1866 and a recognised leading louvre specialist in this country, Johnson and Couzins has now re-branded its pioneering concertina retractable outdoor louvre system as Sky Louvres, says director James Adair.

“There‘s a lot of competition out there and we wanted to make sure our clients knew what to ask for. We are very proud of this louvre system which is the first of its kind for New Zealand and as such offers a major point of difference for homeowners,” says Adair “While some other systems rotate to admit or block the sun or keep out rain, we specifically invented the Sky Louvre to take things a step further. “When the weather is fine, you can rotate the blades remotely but also with a push of a button actually concertina the whole louvre ceiling off to the sides. So, one minute there’s a dependable sun shade or rain cover in place – and next minute the sky is clear overhead.

”Sky Louvres also boast clean-lined architectural good looks, with no visible moving parts except the blades rotating or retracting – making them ideal for both contemporary and traditional homes. Plus their sleek looks and rugged construction make them equally suited to commercial environments, such as eateries and bars.

And Sky Louvres certainly are rugged. Johnson and Couzins has matched the finest quality European motor units with locally engineered extrusions to create a highly durable product that takes everything our variable weather can throw at it. Sky Louvres are custom-manufactured in Johnson and Couzin’s advanced Christ-church or Auckland factories to the precise specifications of architects, designers, or homeowners. Sky Louvre systems can be powdercoated in any colour and are available in two styles, Concertina and Silencio. Johnson and Couzins has a full range of accessories, as well, such as automatic screens and awnings, infrared heating and bluetooth sound units. In addition, the company carries the latest high-tech wind, rain and snow sensors that automatically adjust the louvres to suit the occasion.

For more detailed information, contact Johnson and Couzins, phone: (03) 366 4083. Email:, or head online:


May 10, 2018






Similar stories

How to reap rewards from your under-utilised section

If you own a house and section, home expert GJ Gardner offers some valuable advice on how to unlock your site’s potential Read more


Ascale takes advantage of the latest technological advances and adapts to new lifestyles to produce the highest quality and innovative surfaces on the market.See HERE our full range Read more


Made from high quality marble, the strength of the granite hardly needs any mention. Excellent choice for kitchen benchtops, floors and other heavily used surfaces. See HERE our full range Read more

Latest books

Home Trends 3306

Renovating a tired and dated kitchen will not only add to your enjoyment of cooking – it can also totally transform the way you use all of your living spaces, indoors and out. But where do you start and what's actually possible?To... Read more

Home Trends 3305

Your new bathroom should be a place that's a pleasure to spend time in, whether that's at the start or end of the day. But what style of bathroom are you looking for – bright white contemporary or one with a more moody ambience?To... Read more

Home Trends 3304

Home is where the heart is, but what we love about a house varies for person to person. Is your ideal home one with classical Georgian elegance ... or a family home for relaxed suburban living ... or maybe an expansive coastal hol... Read more

Related profiles

Aber Living

With more than 35 years’ experience in the wholesale and distribution business, Aber Living are leaders in the home heating and cooling area. Read more

Architecture Smith + Scully

Architecture Smith + Scully is an award-winning, New Zealand Institute of Architects registered practice. We aim to create contemporary architecture that enhances and enlightens our clients’ daily lives with engaging ... Read more