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TILT Operable Roofs

TILT custom designs operable roofs to create flexible and functional spaces across a range of commercial and residential projects.

Our roofs are unique to each project and designed specifically to suit the architectural intent.

We also take care of the manufacturing, installation and maintenance of our roofs to ensure you receive the highest quality product that operates reliably and stands the test of time.

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  • Create flexible indoor/outdoor spaces with just the touch of a button
  • Make the most of the weather conditions
  • Increase venue capacity
  • Manage noise and weather issues
  • Maximise space in small/restricted sites

“Having the operable roof gives us a point of difference to most venues – it has that wow factor and changes the whole dynamic of a small venue. We’re able to book out the entire venue without having to worry about it raining, while having the flexibility to offer an ambient open-air courtyard space during fine weather.”

Michael Fegent, Director, Tequila Mockingbird

Case Studies

Tequila Mockingbird – Sliding Roof

TILT delivered an operable roof for Sydney’s new Tequila Mockingbird restaurant, enabling the venue to transform its fully enclosed dining space into an open-air courtyard, with just the touch of a button. Read on..

Hornsby RSL – Sliding Roof

As part of the Hornsby RSL Club refurbishment, a custom retractable roof was designed to provide a solution to the establishment’s alfresco dining requirements. A smart control system constantly monitors the sliding roof’s position and speed, providing the operator absolute control at the touch of a button. Read on..

Mosman – Dual Sliding Roof

The client’s desire for an innovative inside/outside room was satisfied by this dual layer, retractable sliding roof in Sydney. When sunlight is required, the ceiling slides back allowing natural light and warmth into the courtyard whilst providing protection from rain and wind. With the glass roof completely open, the space becomes an open-air courtyard. Read on..

Bronte – Tiered Sliding Roof

TILT was engaged to design and construct an operable tiered sliding roof system for the outdoor deck and entertaining area for a residential property in Bronte, Sydney, allowing sunlight into the inside living areas of the home with the flexibility to block out the hot western sun in summer. Read on..

Naremburn – Sliding Roof

TILT custom designed and constructed two operable sliding roof systems to improve the functionality of this outdoor space, providing control over the sunlight onto the deck and living areas. The retractable roofs operate independently to provide maximum flexibility and control over light and heat. Read on..

La Boheme – Sliding Roof

TILT custom designed and constructed an operable glass sliding roof for La Boheme restaurant in Glebe to match the client’s request of being fully operable, weatherproof, trafficable and enabling increased natural light into the restaurant’s dining areas. Read on..

“The new glass sliding roof at Hornsby has provided a stylish alternative to traditional louvre products, aiding us in taking advantage of our alfresco area whether it be during rain, hail or shine whilst maintaining natural light to the surrounding area. Our customers are now happy to use the area even when it is raining, enabling us to use the space 100% of the time.”

Mario Machado, CEO, Hornsby RSL Club

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