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An Introduction to Able Canopies

Imperial Senior Bioclimatic Pergolas

The Imperial Senior is a highly attractive canopy that is available as a free standing or wall mounted structure. It features electronic roof slats that can be adjusted with the Somfy motor and remote control supplied.

You can block 100% of the sun’s harmful UV rays when the roof slats are closed as well as creating a watertight seal and protection from rainfall. Alternatively, when it is a pleasant summers day, you can choose to have the roof slats open at the angle of your choice to allow a cool breeze to flow through as well as provide partial shade.

Made from aluminium and supplied with a 10 year guarantee, the Imperial Senior bioclimatic pergola is the perfect canopy for leisure, hospitality, healthcare and recreation sectors.

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  • Aluminium Frame – The frame is made completely from aluminium extrusions for high strength and weather resistance, ensuring your canopy lasts for many years to come
  • Adaptable Roof Slats – The roof is covered with roof slats that can be electronically adjusted to allow you to create the weather protection of your choice
  • Somfy Motors – The Imperial Senior is supplied with high quality Somfy motors and remote controls so you can adjust your roof slats quickly, easily and conveniently
  • Maximum Size of 7m x 7m – Multiple structures can also be installed together to cover much larger areas, making it perfect for many uses
  • Wall Mounted and Free Standing – Available as a wall mounted or free standing canopy making it ideal for your intended use whether it is beside a building or in the centre of your outside area
  • Offer Cover From all Weather Conditions – The adjustable roof slats enable you to create full shade, partial shade with a cool breeze at adjustable settings or full shelter from the rain with the simple touch of a button
  • Available in Any RAL Colour – The frame and roof slats are supplied in a choice of 7 standard colours, however other RAL colours are available at an additional cost, please see the colours tab for more information
  • Integrated Guttering – Integrated guttering is supplied as standard within the roof profiles and water is dispersed through the bottom of the canopy posts. This creates a smooth, clean line appearance
  • 10 Year Guarantee – The Imperial Senior is supplied with a 10 year guarantee for the frame and roof slats and 3 years for the mechanisms
  • Many Optional Extras Available – You can gain further use from your canopy by adding optional extras to your order, choose from heaters, LED lighting, fabric side panels and sliding glass panels.
Brabies Gate FarmBrabies Gate Farm Our fitting team installed this 8m x 4m Imperial Senior Bioclimatic Pergola to a property in Haywards Heath, Sussex.

Fixing Style

The Imperial Junior can be installed as a free standing or a wall mounted structure and is bolted to the ground into pad stones.

Somfy Motors

The motors and remote controls are the highest quality Somfy products.

Maximum Size

Length: 7 metres
Width: 7 metres

Weather Resistance

The frame and roof slats are made from aluminium which is naturally rust and rot resistant.

Weather Protection

The roof slats block 100% of the Sun’s harmful UV rays when closed and provides a 100% watertight seal when closed, protecting those underneath from direct rainfall.

Adaptable Roof Slats

The roof slats can be adjusted, enabling you to offer full sunlight, partial shade with a cooling breeze or complete shade and shelter.

Wind and Snow Loadings

The Imperial Senior has been tested to, and can withstand the following levels:
  • Rainwater resistance tested 230mm/h
  • Wind resistance tested at 180km/h
  • Load resistance tested to 300kg/m2 

Ideal Uses

The Referenec is ideal for use as a:
  • Spa canopy for treatments outside
  • Leisure canopy for outside exercise, yoga and meditation classes
  • Courtyard shelter within many outside settings 
  • Relaxation shelter within hospitals and carehomes
  • Alfresco dining canopy within restaurants, hotels & bars


Supplied with a 10 year guarantee for the canopy frame and roof slats and a 3 year guarantee for the mechanisims.


Click here to view the Imperial Senior Technical Specification Sheet

Optional Extras

Fabric Side Screens
The fabric side screens are available in a range of different colours and are controlled electronically with the remote control supplied to create privacy or additional weather protection when required.

Sliding Glass Panels
Sliding glass panels can be added to the Executive canopies to completely enclose the structure, making them perfect for storage of furniture out of hours and full weather protection during the winter.

Integrated Lighting
Lighting can be integrated into your canopy in the form of either spot LED’s or strip LED’s to add light to the structure during summer evenings and dull winter days.

Adjustable Vertical Shades
Adjustable vertical shades can be added to your canopy to add additional weather protection in all weather conditions.

Warm up your guests and encourage use of your outside area on colder days or evenings by incorporating heaters into your canopy. The heaters are 1500 WATT and are fully waterproof, making them perfect for outdoor use all year round.

The canopy frame and the roof slats are available powder coated in a choice of 7 standard colours as shown below.

Reference and Elegance Adaptable Canopy Colour Options

Other RAL colours are available at an additional cost. The frame can be supplied in a contrasting colour to the roof slats if required.

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