Folding Arm Awnings in Melbourne

Folding Arm Awnings provide protection from the sun and rain and retract neatly out of the way when not required leaving no unsightly structure. They are a modern alternative to a permanent structure and are suitable for both home and commercial applications.

The awnings maximize the sun when you need it in the winter months and make a great feature to any courtyard, balcony, deck or seating area.

All our folding arm awnings are custom made. They can be built in sizes up to 18 meters wide and 5 meters in projection.

Because of a wide variety of fixing brackets, an awning can be installed in a wide range of situations. They also have a variable pitch control option so you can alter the angle (height) at any time to suit your requirements.

These awnings can be motorized or manually operated. They can also be installed with motion sensors, wind sensors, sun sensors, timers or connection to c-bus to make your system fully automated.

With the large number of manufacturers in our industry, there is a wide range of options available for most awning applications. Some of the products we use in folding arm awning installations are listed below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All our folding arm awnings are custom made, this means that there is no set price as the folding arm awning does not come at a set size. As we have over 40 FAA in our range, as a guide for price it will cost between $2500 and $8000 depending on size for a mid-range unit ranging from 2meters to 7meters wide.

Purchasing a folding arm awning is a big value add to your property. From as little as $650 you can operate your external folding arm awning with an entry level motor, better quality European motors are approximately $1000 depending on size of your awning. With popular add-ons such as motion and wind sensors, hand held or wall mount remote controls, knowing you can operate your blind with a click of a button. You have even add the blind to your existing home automation setup!

As each folding arm awning is custom made to measure, you can mostly choose the projection (extension) that you are after. The smallest projection that is possible is 1600mm at a 1500mm width. We can have one of our awning go out as far as 5100mm this is a commercial grade awning and is suitable for sturdy steel structures. The standard maximum projection that is achievable before hitting any engineering restrictions on a residential structure is 4000mm.

We will not sell folding arm awnings that have to be replaced next year! We sell quality built European awnings that a designed to last 30+ years. Fabric life expectation is between 10 – 15 years and can very simply be replaced.

Rule of thumb, if you do not want to get wet, so doesn’t your folding arm awning! The folding arm awning is designed to be a shade solution, in saying so it will take a light drizzle of rain, but water cannot pool on the fabric. The awnings are a shade solution not a weatherproofing solution – check out our Roofing Systems Page for Retractable Waterproof Roofing Systems.

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Manufacturers Of Folding Arm Awnings

Below, we list some manufacturers whose retractable awnings we have used very successfully in various applications. Click on the manufacturer links below for more information.

Manufacturer Comparison

TurnilsWeinorGlobalAAGLukrisAcmedaAluxor
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Turnils

As one of the oldest folding arm awning suppliers in Australia the Turnils brand of awnings has an extensive range of high quality products spanning the full spectrum of awning types from full cassette down to entry level small set units. We fabricate Turnils awnings in house and have been using these systems for 30+ years.

  • Pricing: Mid range
  • Quality: High-mid range
  • Weather Resistance: Very high

Some information about their products as shown below.

Cabrera XL

The Cabrera XL full cassette folding arm awning system sports the narrowest profile on the market. Designed for smaller spans and projection the Cabrera XL is a motorised only model that due to heavy gauge internal journals in the extrusion is able to be mounted almost anywhere.

Sirocco FA22 Piccolo

The new baby in the range, the Piccolo folding arm awning is our entry level open-style model that is compact and offers great value for money.

Sirocco FA42 Classic

Our classic looking open-style folding arm awning. Swedish designed and rated to winds up to 49 km/hr (6 on the Beaufort Scale).

Sirocco FA44 Design

Just like the FA42 but with pressure die casted end brackets that have both European style and design finishes.

Rated to winds up to 49 km/hr (6 on the Beaufort Scale).

Sirocco FA45 Cross-Over

The perfect solution for a narrow space. This folding arm awning features a unique and cleaver cross-over arm system which enables larger projections with narrow width awnings.

Rated to winds up to 49 km/hr (6 on the Beaufort Scale).

Sirocco FA46 Fabric-Beam

Just like the FA42 but with a fabric-beam (support beam) that lifts the fabric to create an awning with greater ground clearance under the inner workings of the arms, allowing space for doors to be opened.

Rated to winds up to 49 km/hr (6 on the Beaufort Scale).

Sirocco FA48 Semi-Cassette

Our sleek stylish semi-cassette folding arm awning was designed with fabric protection and a streamlined finish in mind.

Rated to winds up to 49 km/hr (6 on the Beaufort Scale).

Viento Semi-Cassette FA58

The latest arrival in the Turnils family is the FA58 Viento Semi-Cassette folding arm awning. With a smooth curved hood for a compact streamlined look while providing additional protection to both componentry and fabric.

Rated to winds up to 38 km/hr (5 on the Beaufort Scale).

Weinor

Simply the best. When price is no object and our client just wants the best ….. Weinor.

Completely made in Germany this high end range of stunning awnings is utterly impressive. Design awards, industry awards and our experienced eyes are the recommendations you need to step up to the design sensitive Weinor range. Check out our stunning display of this unique range.

  • Pricing: High range
  • Quality: High range
  • Weather Resistance: Very high

Some information about their products as shown below.

Cassita II

With its slim, purist design, the Cassita II is in perfect harmony with modern home interior trends. Despite its ultra-slim design, the cassette is packed with a whole range of technological innovations.

The minimalist look of the two-point installation system underlines the contemporary design. Its dimensions make the Cassita II the ideal sun protection system for most patio sizes.

Dou Fix

When it comes to sun protection for larger social gatherings, Weinor’s Duofix fabric shade roofing is the perfect solution. Different types of awnings can be fitted to both sides of the free-standing structure – choose from Opal Design/Lux, Topas with hood or Plaza Pro.

2000 Series

The sturdy Weinor awning with its support pipes can be used almost anywhere. As the decor on the front rail and the end caps suggest, the I/K 2000 tends towards a more traditional design. The optional LED light bar makes the awning part of any stylish evening. The N 2000 is an awning designed especially for niche fixing. With it’s unique flat front rail the awning disappears almost completely into the facade – with simple straight lines it is designed for a specific need, and is very common for installation above shop-fronts.

Livona

The Weinor Livona open awning shows more fabric than ever. The basis of the puristic, minimalist design is intelligent technology: an almost invisible carrier bar and particularly slim front profile. Up to a width of 6 metres the Weinor Livona needs only two fixing brackets for a floating appearance.

On the LED version of the Weinor Livona, the unique light rings on each end of the awning and the slim LED light bar emit a fascinating and warm LED light. The Weinor Livona is available with or without the protective aluminium roof an in a wide range of options.

Opal Design II

The new Opal Design II cassette awning stands out for its timeless, classic design hand in hand with groundbreaking weinor technology. Made to shade large areas, it blends in harmoniously with its surrounding architecture, the attractive shape of the cassette adding a sophisticated element. A wide range of tempting and practical optional extras make it easy to operate and wonderfully convenient while also extending its lifetime.

Semina Life

The Semina combines a fresh, youthful design with proven technology and reliable quality. The semi-cassette provides for safety, the safe protection of the fabric and technology and therefore also for an exceptionally long service life. The functions, look and profitability of the Semina have been systematically optimised and coordinated down to the very last detail. For a consistently intelligent solution made by Weinor.

Semina

The Weinor semi-cassette folding arm awning is in a class of its own. Designed for easy use, from manual operation to one touch Somfy RTS (remote controlled) motorisation, Weinor has you covered. With over 150 fabric colours, styles, and 50+ frame colours to chose from, there is a semi-cassette waiting for you.

Semina – The Semina combines a fresh, youthful design with proven technology and reliable quality.

The semi-cassette provides for safety; The safe protection of the fabric, technology, and therefore for an exceptionally long service life. The functions, look, and profitability of the Semina have been systematically optimised and coordinated down to the very last detail. For a consistently intelligent solution made by Weinor.

It is quite a compact little unit with optional LED light bar for entertaining all year round.

Topas

The Topas is a classic entry-level awning for anyone wanting to save money without sacrificing quality. Its uncomplicated technology makes it stable and wind-resistant. When open, the awning stands out for its extreme flexibility: with or without a waterproof top profile, it can be installed in various ways to fit into all kinds of different structural situations.

Global

An Australian distributor of fine BAT products from Italy, Global Awning Accessories are a household name in the Australian awning industry. Having a wide variety of external products catering for multiple aspects and retractable designs Global have 6 models of folding arm awnings in their range.

  • Pricing: Mid range
  • Quality: Mid range
  • Weather Resistance: Mid range

Some information about their products as shown below.

Australia System

The Australia folding arm awning is a versatile median priced unit packed with features. These are a great awning with good life span of 20 + years.

It is constructed around a 40mm x 40mm galvanised square bar and has a streamlined heavy duty aluminium front rail. Its arms are constructed from extruded aluminium and is tensioned via stainless steel arms chains.

The awning comes as a fixed pitch (installer adjustable) or operator-adjustable pitch control where the user can vary the angle from 5 degrees – 60 degrees simply by rotating a crank handle. Arm tension rating is 15 kg.

The unit comes with an optional extendable front valances or vario valance as commonly known. Once the awning is extended, the valance can be wound down for increased protection.

Australias come in projections from 1600mm up to 3600mm and by way of a special joining feature the awning can almost span any width. Its standard framework colours are white, ivory and grey however this unit can be powder-coated to any colour in the Dulux colour spectrum.

Its mounting positions are almost endless with a wide variety of fixing brackets available and of course we custom build mountings to suit individual structures. We apply a custom folded Colourbond steel cover as a sleek pelmet option to protect the unit when retracted.

Armony Plus

This is a full cassette system. Cassette meaning when the awning is fully retracted you only see a capsule rather than the working mechanism of the awning.

Armony plus is a very sleek looking unit and is priced on the higher end of the price scale. It is a high quality unit with an expected life span of over 20 years.

It is constructed from extruded aluminium and sports a galvanised roller tube. Its standard colour choice is white with the ability to powder-coat to any colour in the Dulux colour spectrum.

The Armony comes in projections from 1600mm up to 3600mm and uses the same arms as the Australia system. It is Italian born and imported and carries a 5 year warranty. It has a maximum width of 7m and with the new hood profile it seals the unit against the mounting position for a tight seal against the elements.

They can be manually operated or remote controlled for ease of use and and suits most mounting applications including marine environments.

Palladio

The Palladio is an Italian semi cassette folding arm awning that comes in a wide variety of colour options.

20/20

The 20/20 open style folding arm awning offers customers a compact awning without compromising on size ability. With its top mounted roller tube it has a minimal standout when retracted.

Australian Awning Group

A local Melbourne distributor of Italian designed and made folding arm awnings, AAG have 5 models of folding arm awnings in their range. With high stock levels and great local support the AAG range of awnings will surely impress.

  • Pricing: Low-mid range
  • Quality: Mid range
  • Weather Resistance: High-mid range

Some information about their products as shown below.

Siena

The Siena open style folding arm awning is an Italian designed versatile awning with full powder-coat options available. With variable pitch control the user can adjust the angle at any time. This is a very popular median priced awning that is sure to last.

Lukris

Based in Melbourne this young distributor of quality Brustor awnings from Poland has hit the market running. Sporting 4 different models of folding arm awnings the Lukris brand incorporates shade and weather protection products across many designs and configurations.

  • Pricing: High-mid range
  • Quality: Mid range
  • Weather Resistance: Mid range

Some information about their products as shown below.

Brustor B-35

The Brustor B-35 is a full cassette folding arm awning with compact dimensions (200mm high x 182mm deep) that make it suitable for just about every situation.

With the choice of 150 colours, the B35 is a stylish and discrete unit which makes it ideal for either modern or traditional architecture. The arms use an integrated draw spring system which requires 4 stainless steel cables due to its superior tension.

The awning is operated by a motor – no manual option is available.

Brustor B-50

The B-50 is a full cassette folding arm awning which is compact and sleek in design. Designed for smaller spans and projection its has a beautiful profile with full powder-coat colour options.

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Rollease Acmeda

lease Acmedas range of folding arm awnings comprises of classic style open and contemporary enclosed cassette solutions. Rollease Acmeda’s award winning European designed folding arm awnings feature the innovative DAT folding arm torsion mechanism, which combines distinctive design and high quality components to deliver outstanding mechanical performance.

  • Pricing: Mid Range
  • Quality: Mid Range
  • Weather Resistance: Entry – Mid Range

Some information about their products as shown below.

FENG

The newest awning in the Acmeda range. Featuring a lovely designed rounded and enclosed aluminium cassette with the option of integrating LED lighting, Feng is Acmedas most versatile awning yet. Only availiable motorised.

Maximum width – 14 meters with a 3.65 meter projection.

PIUMA

The Piuma is an open style awning which has been designed for medium sized applications. European made and designed which features tensioned and spring loaded double stainless steel cable arms which are PVC coated for added protection against corrosion. I can be operated manually or by motorization.

Maximum width – 7 meters with a 3 meter projection.

KLIP

The Klip is an open style folding arm awning is a traditional style awning that features a vertical design best suited for open style wall applications. I can be operated manually or by motorization.

Maximum width – 14 meters with a 4 meter projection.

STEIN

The Stein features a low profile frame and is best suited being installed under roof eaves. I can be operated manually or by motorization.

Maximum width – 14 meters with a 4 meter projection.

KUMO

The Kumo folding arm awning has a smooth round fully rounded fully enclosed cassette. I can be operated manually or by motorization.

Maximum width – 6 meters with a 3.15 meter projection.

SHAN

The Shan is Acmeda’s top of the range folding arm awning offering state of the art performance. Featuring a contemporary enclosed square head box which is sure to impress the architects. The Shan folding arm awning has the seal of approval with quality with Winner of the Red Dot Product Design award in 2010. Only available motorised.

Maximum width – 10 meters with a 4 meter projection.

Aluxor

German made with a full TUV certification on its full range Aluxor is and always has been synonymous with quality.

They use only high quality components in fabrication and each product has been thoroughly tested prior to release to the Australian market. We are proud of the extensive experience we have with Aluxor products and we fabricate them in house on our premises.

  • Pricing: High-mid range / Hi-range
  • Quality: High-mid range
  • Weather Resistance: Mid range

Some information about their products as shown below.

Eco

The Aluxor Eco is a classical awning that protects against the sun or light rain as well as creating a cosy and private ambience. Ideal for patios, verandahs, balconies and restaurants, the retractable roof system creates a large pavilioned space free of structures and poles.

Stratos I

Big brother to the ECO, the Stratos 1 can span larger widths and achieve larger projections. Multiple colour options and the addition of Selectapitch gives you the versatility to change the angle at anytime.

Stratos III

With the same capacities as the Stratos 1, the Stratos 3 runs an elegant front rail and extruded headbox making it a semi-cassette. Beautiful in its profiling it’s a very popular choice for the astute buyer.

Toga

The Toga is a contemporary semi cassette awning that has to be the pick of semi cassettes available in Australia. German designed and engineered it’s the choice of our Managing Director putting one on his own home.

Discus

The Discus is a stylish, full cassette folding arm awning. The awning uses high-grade materials of uncompromising quality designed for more demanding residential and commercial applications. The streamline system enables a compact installation whilst providing optimal protection for the fabric and operating mechanism against dirt, rain and humidity.

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