Camargue Skye in small garden above a outdoor kitchen

The Camargue and Camargue Skye

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What are the differences between the Camargue and the Camargue Skye?

IQ Outdoor Living is delighted to announce our partnership with Renson®, and that we are now official suppliers of the Camargue and the Camargue Skye patio roofs.  So, what are the Camargue and the Camargue Skye, and how do they differ? The Camargue and the Camargue Skye are both variants of a garden roofing structure.


The roofing structures share the same louvered design with blades running across the roof of the frame and have a fully automated rotation system. The structures can have from one to four legs, be wall-mounted or free-standing, and come with an array of different options when it comes to colour, material, lights, and additional walls. There is also an option to combine roof structures to increase the overall span of the roofs.


Camargue Next to pool with lights installed

The Camargue and Carmargue Skye also come with the option for a sound and heating bar to be installed into the roofing structure, which maintains a comfortable temperature all year round, allowing for relaxation while simultaneously listening to your favourite song. It is also perfect for the transition from day to evening; as the temperature drops, it does not prevent the utilisation of the garden structure.

Weather can be a serious concern when utilising garden space as the English weather can be extremely unpredictable. With the louvers closed, both systems create a completely watertight roof structure, allowing for the use of the outdoor space all year round, whatever the weather. In addition, both the Camargue and the Camargue Skye have integrated drainage systems and prevent water or snow damage.


Glass walled camargue with seating area and person inside

If the weather is still a concern, there are glass sliding walls available that can be integrated around the sides of the system for complete protection from the elements. The implementation of these walls allows for better protection of furniture stored in the roofing structure.

The main difference between the Camargue and the Camargue Skye is the retractable roof of the Camargue Skye – named due to the increased amount of sky visible.

The original Camargue allows for perfect ventilation of the garden structure that is commonly lost on sheds and conservatories. When closed, it provides watertight protection from the rain, although when open, it only allows a certain amount of natural light through.



Camargue Roof next to pool with sun loungersThe Camargue Skye was designed to allow a more extensive amount of light to flow into the area. Thus, offering all the benefits of the original while making the sun more accessible when the garden structure is in use. This allows the space below to be bathed in natural sunlight, making it ideal for sunbathing spots.

The second difference is the option to implement the translucent lineo luce blades; these are only available on the Camargue. This allows light to flow through the translucent sections of the roofing structure, increasing the amount of light available in the roofing structure.


Another difference in options is the lineo led lights which are also only available on the Camargue. The Lineo lights are integrated into the blades, but as the Camargue Skye is retractable, the lineo lights are not available in this structure.

Wall-mounted Camargue with open louvers looking over a spanish coastline


Although, two options can be installed in either garden roof. These are the UpDown LED lights and The Colomno LED lights. The UpDown lights run around the inside of the frame, which are dimmable. The Colomno LED lights run along the inside of the legs of the Roofing structure, which are also dimmable.


The Camargue and Camargue Skye are both incredibly versatile due to their endless customisations; therefore, they are perfect for residential and commercial use.


Neither system is better than the other; however, each are better suited to different types of outdoor spaces. Which one is best for your project depends on a range of factors, including the use of the space below and the homeowners’ personal preference.


If you are interested in either of the products discussed today, then please contact the team at IQ Outdoor Living.

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