Outdoor Eating Areas Upgrade for Kava Restaurant, Todmorden
The main objective for this small vegetarian restaurant was to improve their existing outdoor area. A raised deck overlooked the canal but an awning was the only protection from the elements. Furthermore a significant updraft meant that even on a fine day, al fresco dining could be a chilly experience. Secondly, the owners wanted to improve access from the restaurant itself.
Customer comfort was the primary consideration but it was also essential that the view across the canal wasn’t compromised. Loca Shading Designs firstly created a new access through a full height glass door, replacing an existing window. In addition, the deck was insulated using a combination of fixed glass and vertical blinds to provide an effective wind break whilst maintaining the view. Finally the retractable roof completed the transformation, providing complete flexibility for either indoor or outdoor seating.