Ocean Grove

outdoor transformation

This two-storey apartment was transformed from almost unlivable to cool and inviting. With the apartment being six storeys up, north and west facing and in close proximity to the ocean, we needed to address heat, high winds, dampness, and salt spray.

Prior to A’besco’s transformation the balcony was in fact completely unusable in Summer; the tiles were so hot they couldn’t be walked on, and temperatures inside had been known to reach 50 degrees.

For the balcony area, a Renson Camargue with two built in external Fixscreens was installed along with the Lineo Linea LED lighting system and Somfy motorised timers. Wind and rain sensors were fitted to protect and prolong the life of the shade system. In the bedrooms, Renson fixscreens were chosen, not only for their paired back style, but also because they would be able to withstand the high winds, salt and rain that the great outdoors would subject them to. A timer operates these on a daily basis.


• Renson Camargue louvred roof
• Renson Fixscreens
• Linea LED lighting system
• Somfy Connexoon motorisation
• Automation – wind sensor, rain sensor and timer

The Como Project

outdoor transformation

This project revolved around an outdoor entertaining area, which was south facing and therefore didn’t get a lot of sun. We were asked to come up with a solution that would allow the entire deck area to be enclosed when the weather grew chilly, but also one that wouldn’t block out too much sun when the deck wasn’t in use.

A retractable folding roof system – the Renson Toscane – enclosed on all sides with external blinds was the perfectly engineered, and impeccably finished, answer.

With the roof fabric being water-repellent, and sensors being fitted for wind and rain, this covering will be protecting the family all year round for years to come.


• Renson Toscane Folding retractable roof
• Renson Vertical Fixscreen sunscreens
• Somfy motorisation
• Automation – wind sensor, rain sensor and timer