Underperforming rooftops transformed into stylish venues.
Rooftop bars are hitting the headlines. Rooftops that have traditionally been basic smoking areas or simply an outdoor plant room for throbbing air handling units, are now becoming patrons’ favourite places to unwind.
Architects and interior designers are increasingly being given the license and the budgets to create jaw-dropping alfresco spaces that not only activate underperforming (and sometimes forgotten) venue real estate but to also provide another function space option or dining area option. In other words, a new rooftop bar can be as good for a venue’s bottom line as it is for its Instagram feed!
Patron comfort is key to the success of an alfresco space and outdoor heating is essential in maintaining patron comfort year round. Heating allows patrons to linger longer; heating allows afternoon drinks to segue into snacks and a meal when the cool of the evening might otherwise curtail the enjoyment of a gathering. Cooler months now need not preclude the enjoyment of alfresco eating and drinking.
There are two categories of outdoor heaters, gas and electric, and each has its place and many rooftop venues will combine both.
Bromic has an extensive range of both gas and electric heaters for your rooftop.
Larger spaces lend themselves to gas heating. Here’s why:
- They’re more wind resistant.
- They’re highly efficient and radiant.
Bromic’s gas range has a variety of models and mounting options. They’re class leaders in their efficiency.
Bromic’s electric outdoor heating range is renowned for being low profile and versatile. The Bromic electric heaters range from 2kW to 6kW – so matching the heat output to the location and elements is easy. Heaters can be installed on walls or directly onto structures – allowing heat to be positioned where it is needed. The heaters have a fully adjustable heat output – simply use the Bromic dimmer to fine tune the temperature and optimise your patrons’ comfort.
Whether you’re renovating or embarking on a base building construction project, venue owners are increasingly relying on Bromic’s design expertise to specify the appropriate rooftop heating plan. Bromic has experienced consultants ready to work with you and your architect on the very best heating design right from the planning stage. And when heating is considered early, the results speak for themselves.
One such new build is a venue called Untied in Barangaroo. Designed by Technē Architecture + Interior Design, Untied combines relaxed party vibes with amazing views of the harbour in leafy surrounds — little wonder city workers and urban dwellers arrive in droves. “We wanted to create a rooftop haven that would accommodate a variety of patrons and provide respite from the urban surrounds,” says Technē project interior designer Kate Archibald. Mission accomplished.
Kate Archibald went onto single out Bromic not only for its high-performing product but also for its next-level consulting services: “Working within a base build there were quite a few constraints. It’s important the heaters we used were really efficient and we were limited in the space we could install them — there were mounting height constraints, especially. Bromic was very helpful when it came to choosing the right options.”
As any hospitality designer will attest, not only is it important to specify efficient outdoor heating in the best locations, they need to look great too. Again, Bromic is the market leader in this regard.
- On March 20, 2018