Finally found someone that had done what I have been describing for years, Pergola with translucent corrugated roofing.
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Great idea for instant shade in your garden. Cut out metal panels.
Roof screen on pergola to front door. Great shadowing effect :)
Photographed when partially completed, this canopy creates a covered courtyard. The canopy was designed so that the gutters either side act as walkways, to allow cleaning and servicing of the glass roof. A cat ladder was included
Michelle - Walkway - I like how this walkway is full of light and scoots along next to a house to keep the rain off, but let the fresh air in.
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