The Retractable


Light weight and robust the Varioscreen or Varioscreen Pergola will give you the option of allowing the sun in during winter but with the flexibility of an outdoor covered space during summer.


Width: 1500mm-6000mm
Projection: 1000mm-6000mm


5 year manufacturer
5 year installation
10 year fabric



Made in Australia

Retract your roof with the touch of a button. Add bespoke legs to convert the sunroof into a freestanding pergola.

The Retractable Sunroof - Chadwick Designs

Varioscreen over a Sydney deck

The Retractable Sunroof - Chadwick Designs

Custom sloping brackets for a Varioscreen – Garren, Canberra

Quick facts

  • 120 frame colours
  • 100+ fabric colours and patterns
  • 48kph wind proof
  • 14 degree angle for rain run off
  • Couple systems to reduce costs

Two Varioscreens over an entertaining area – Garren, Canberra

How it works

The extension of the awning takes place through the integrated power spring situated in the roller tube which keeps the skin taut while being extended.

Able to operate from 0 to 90 degrees, with a bracket to suit almost any installation location.

The Retractable Sunroof - Chadwick Designs

Helioscreens Pergola system

Chadwick Designs provided exceptional service in the supply and installation of a motorised retractable sunroof. The sunroof itself was installed on an outdoor steel structure and married in closely with aluminium composite cladding. They were meticulous in their attention to detail and the finished product was perfect. We would strongly endorse the capability of both Tim and Belle from Chadwick Designs.

Full Circle Constructions, Canberra

Retractable Sunroof Details


  • 5 year warranty
  • Maximum projection 6m
  • Maximum width: 6m (single units)
  • Exceptional sun protection technology
  • High grade aluminium and stainless steel components
  • Top or reveal mounting
  • Sun and wind sensor option available

Somfy Connectivity Options

Somfy is the world leader in window furnishing automation allowing comfort and convenient operation at a push of a button.

  • Motorisation capable
  • Sunis capable sun sensor

Sunis sensor is an outdoor sensor that will adjust your awning position based on the position of sunlight potentially allowing you to control the sun light entering your house.

  • Ondeis rain sensor

Ondeis rain sensor will retract your awning or sunroof out of harms way once rain is detected.

  • Eolis Wind sensor

Eolis wind sensor is an outdoor sensor that will monitor the strength wind gusts retracting your outdoor product to safety once the wind becomes strong enough to create damage.

  • Telis 6 Chronis RTS capable Timer

Telis 6 Chronis Timer will allow you to set six different times when your window furnishings will operate. Allowing you to drop or raise your blinds while you’re out of the house to fend off the afternoon sun or open the house to light every morning.