Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings keep temperatures cooler inside and can help reduce electricity bills by up to 25% if you run air conditioning.

Benifits include,

  • They can provide shade without shutting out the view
  • Protect floor coverings & furniture from fading in sunlight
  • Are an environmentally friendly way to cool your home
  • Can give excellent privacy when required
  • Can add value to your property
  • Can turn terraces and balconies into airy, attractive extra rooms
  • Provide a sheltered place for children and pets to play, shielded from direct sun

Retractable awnings and exterior blinds reduce thermal heat gain and increase the energy performance of a building. They can reduce solar gain by up to 80% by keeping the sun's rays off the glass. Uncovered hardscape including pavers, concrete and tiles exposed to the sun can create a heat island effect in outdoor areas. By installing an awning/cover over a patio or courtyard area, the reflected heat is reduced significantly in that area.

Thermally windows are the weak link in most buildings, we accept the compromise because we want daylight, views and ventilation. Awnings and external blinds stop the sun from hitting the glass, the best way to reduce solar gain through windows. They can then retract away when not in use.

A retractable awning can extend your outdoor lifestyle and provide shade without shutting out the view. Retractable awnings can give you the control over the weather on your own terms, when the sun gets too hot you can extend the awning to provide instant protection and shade.


Folding Arm Awnings

Australians take great delight in entertaining and relaxing outdoors. With the benefit of a retractable awning, you can create an outdoor room that protects against the sun or light rain as well as creating a cosy and private ambience.

Folding arm awnings maximise the entertaining areas such as patios and decks and are ideal for cafes and restaurants. Folding arm awnings can be operated manually or motorised with optional timers, sensors and remote control. No intrusive posts are required as the cloth is supported on spring loaded arms.

Ideal for

  • patios
  • verandahs
  • balconies
  • and commercial applications such as restaurants

The retractable roof system creates a large pavilioned space free of structures and poles.

We supply custom made Folding Arm Awnings, from Aluxor one of the largest folding arm awnings on the market, extending up to 21 metres wide and 4 metres projection. Aluxor manufactures five styles of folding arm awnings.

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Folding Arm Awnings Examples


Pivot Arm Awnings

Pivot Arm Awnings are a very adaptable window awning that can be designed to suit a wide range of needs. Custom designed and made with many variations and control options, including internal or external tape, gearbox winders or motorised with remote control.

Pivot Arm Awnings - Examples


Cafe Style Blinds

Cafe Style blinds are a simple traditional rope and pulley straight drop awning or blind. This blind has no arms and when fully extended is held down by straps to prevent it from swinging in the wind. Generally made in clear pvc, it can give you protection from the elements without obstructing your view.


Straight Drop Blinds

Crank operated straight drop blind is a modern and contemporary alternative to the traditional external spring or cord & pulley blind.

Able to span larger areas, this system is designed to screen and shade verandahs, balconies and patios and to make outdoor areas more liveable.

A perfect solution for protecting the balcony, verandah or any outdoor area from sun, glare and rain. It can also be used to screen outdoor living areas providing you with privacy.

Using a sunscreen fabric means you can enjoy the view allowing air to circulate through, while still blocking out the harmful rays from the sun.

Retractable Awnings Examples


Ziptrak / Zipscreen Blinds

ZipTrak blinds are an improvement on your traditional straight drop blind. They are easy to use, can stop and stay in any position, without locks, using a special spring balance system.

For ease of use also available with remote operated electric motor.

ZipTrak has a solution for your home or business to guard against high winds, heat and sun as well as UV rays and cold weather.

Zipscreen Blinds

Any where you would use a ZipTrak blind, you can use a Zipscreen blind. Where ZipTrak reaches its limitations, that's where the Zipscreen system blinds continue to exceed.

The Zipscreen system is guaranteed up to 35sqm (that's up to 7000mm wide x 5000mm drop). With a Zipscreen system even larger drops are possible and is fully designed and engineered in Europe.

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Ziptrak Blinds & Zipscreen Blinds- Examples


Auto Awnings

Auto Awnings are an awning ideally suited for windows that get full sun and have easy access. They are operated by a spring system with side guides and locking system with an easy pull down and hook design.