We have rediscovered the beauty of balconies, terraces and gardens. But perhaps the numerous potentials of these areas still elude us. For example, they are so precious that they can turn into useful and enjoyable square meters every day. Pergolas undergo a whirlwind evolution: if until a few years ago they simply had to serve to shelter us from the sun by creating shady areas, today they not only have improved materials in terms of insulation and resistance, but they are much more beautiful and also enhance the architectural context.. If we choose one bioclimatic we don’t even have to fear the winter months: “it is capable of improving the energy efficiency of the house because it optimizes the heat exchange between the microclimate of the building itself and the surrounding environment”, he explains Barbara Mandellimarketing manager of BT Group, a brand specialized in this branch. «Another advantage is that of economic savings.
Superbonus: the expert replies
by Francesca Gugliotta
Suffice it to say that in the case of the bioclimatic systems leaning against the building, the pergola protects the wall of the house from the sun, also cooling the interior and allowing you to spend less on internal air conditioning“, points out. And they can take advantage of tax incentives: «The pergolas can enjoy the Superbonus 110 per cent or the Ecobonus 50 per cent. To take advantage of the first, it is necessary that the solar shading be integrated with wider-ranging interventions, the so-called “driving” works, ie interventions that involve the improvement of at least two energy classes “.
The various legislative changes, the different local regulations but also the possible condominium restrictions and prohibitions, however, arousing doubts and questions. The fear is of getting “stuck” in the regulatory mess. But there is good news. «The publication of the Single glossary for free construction works in the Official Gazette, Ministerial Decree of 2 March 2018, has made it clearer, “he explains. «In fact, it establishes which works are included in the free building category and which therefore do not require permits for their installation. Among these we also find pergolas and bioclimatic pergolas ». But be careful: “In any case, it will always be necessary to inquire with your local Municipality to verify the presence of different municipal regulations and subsequent to that decree”, warns the expert.
Once the bureaucratic skein has been unraveled, what must be evaluated before buying?
“The functional aspect: if the need is to create a space that can be used all year round and in any climatic condition, the choice must be directed towards a bioclimatic pergola or retractable canopy”, he replies. “Moreover, today this structure is conceived and studied as a real extension of the house capable of defining its style”. Also for this reason, personalization becomes an important keyword for the creation of the new room en plen air in the sign of continuity between inside and outside. “A characteristic of all BT Group projects is that no one pergola is the same as another, precisely because the taste sought by each one is a very personal element,” says Mandelli. «While the starting point is the same, a simple, light and resistant structure, the possibilities and the final results are endless. For example the R203 Pergolife it can be made with a load-bearing structure or set against the wall to transform one side of the house into an elegant portico. Just as, as far as colors are concerned, the company is able to guarantee a choice of 62 shades ».
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