The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne
The Chaser Inn is a traditional British pub set in the heart of the Kent countryside. The property featured an irregular shaped outdoor area which had previously been partially covered by a marquee. Unfortunately not even the covered section was entirely successful in keeping the elements at bay. As a result the space was unpractical to use during much of the year.
Loca Shading Designs proposed a retractable roof system offering full coverage for the area. A special translucent roof fabric enables light to filter through whilst still maintaining an effective barrier against the elements. Glass roof infils further enhance the airy feel and a wood burning stove effectively heats the space, while also creating a warm welcoming atmosphere. The finished design successfully combines engineering ingenuity with a contemporary aesthetic.