Discover Germany, Issue 55, October 2017

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Discover Germany  |  Special Theme  |  Safety & Security

Peter W. Schauerte, managing partner at ARIANE.

Aluminium canopies create a welcoming space at the doorstep When thinking about canopies and terrace roofs, many people might not have their emotions running high; but they play an important role in house designs and architecture for creating a welcoming feeling and secure space. ARIANE Aluminium-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG, based in the heart of the German Sauerland, creates canopies that unite quality and design and are suitable for the front door or as a larger version to roof a terrace. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN  |  PHOTOS: ARIANE ALUMINIUM-SYSTEME & CO. KG

“The right canopy over the front door can add value and upgrade the entrance area, can give the house an individual character and also protects the door, entrance and of course people from wind and rain,” says Peter W. Schauerte, managing partner at ARIANE. Using lightweight aluminium, ARIANE has developed a flexible modular system with more than 60 different models that are constantly redeveloped and improved. Size, weight and design are important factors to choose the right canopy. ARIANE customers can use an online configurator to determine profiles, certain measurements and colours for an individual product. Either for a front door canopy or to add a roof to 82  |  Issue 55  |  October 2017

an existing terrace in the garden. “A terrace canopy – I am not speaking about a completely closed conservatory – offers additional outdoor living space and the possibility to use the garden from quite early in the year and until late autumn,” says Schauerte. ARIANE Aluminium-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG was founded in Lennestadt in 1989 and from the very beginning has specialised on developing high-quality canopies from aluminium; later also stainless steel. Today the company is one of the leading European companies in this field. All products are made in Germany. They combine the aluminium

frame with high-quality glass, either laminated safety glass or acrylic glass. With its Pearltec-Technology and lotus effect sealing, the glass cleans itself through rainwater, transporting dirt and dust from the surface without leaving stains. Most of the canopies have additional rain gutters as well. Individual products and personal service are very important factors when choosing ARIANE: “Customers no longer need to compromise, because we are delivering custom-made solutions in the highest quality. But since all our products are individual constructions, people often need a lot of consultation to make the right choice,” explains Peter W. Schauerte. This is why ARIANE only sells its products via its network of specialist traders in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Belgium and France, who advise customers and install the roofs on-site. Specialist retailers can be found online.