10 Models of Awnings explained

Budget

Standard

Half Cassette
(1.5m - 4.5m width)

Half Cassette
5m-6m width
(also 3.5m - 4m projection)

Full Cassette

Drop Arm

Free-Standing

V-Line

U-Line

Wind Breaks

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Great value economy model at a cracking price. Made to a slightly better specification than most other ‘budget’ awnings on the market but not as strong as our Standard model. Best-selling awning without a cassette. Made to a much higher specification than other ‘non-cassette’ awnings on the market (stronger torsion bar, thicker arms, heavier fabric etc). Mid-range awning, offering a cassette and the option of an electric motor, all at a very good price. Mid-range awning, offering a cassette and the option of an electric motor, all at a very good price. Top of the range, ultra- modern heavy duty awning, ideal for residential and commercial use. The strongest of all our awnings; thick steel cables enable them to withstand strong winds. Ideal for domestic balconies, cafes and restaurants. Designed to shade the window and prevent internal glare / fading of furnishings. Not so good for sitting under. Freestanding, no need to fix to a wall or secure to the ground. Consists of two retractable awnings mounted on a central frame. Residential and commercial use. State of the art, contemporary design, with superior quality materials.
Great value for money.
Option of an electric wireless motor - no need for remote receiver box or additional wiring.
State of the art, contemporary design, with superior quality materials.
Great value for money.
Option of an electric wireless motor - no need for remote receiver box or additional wiring.
Effective way to deal with constant, prevailing wind and low-lying sun and offers additional privacy.

Stylish and simple, they are a popular choice for both domestic use as well as restaurants.
No Cassette No Cassette Half Cassette Half Cassette Full Cassette Half Cassette No Cassette Cassette (open back) Cassette (open back) No cassette
Manual only Manual only Manual or Electric Manual or Electric Manual or Electric Manual only Manual only Manual or Electric Manual or Electric Manual only
2.5m - 4m 1.5m - 4m 1.5m - 4.5m 5m - 6m 2m - 6m 1m - 3m 3m - 5m 2.5m, 3.0m, 4.0m 2.5m, 3.0m, 4.0m 1.5m only
300gsm PU coated polyester 300gsm PU coated polyester 300gsm PU coated polyester 300gsm PU coated polyester 300gsm PU coated polyester 180gsm PU coated polyester 300gsm PU coated polyester 300gsm PU coated polyester 300gsm PU coated polyester 300gsm PU coated polyester
Plain green
Green and white
Ivory
Multistripe
Choice of 17 colours Choice of 17 colours Choice of 16 colours Choice of 17 colours Plain green, Green & white, Ivory, Multistripe, Terracotta, Yellow and Grey, Blue and White Plain green, Green and White, Ivory, Multistripe Plain Green, Green and White, Ivory, Multi-stripe, Terracotta, Yellow and Grey, Lime Green, Charcoal Plain Green, Green and White, Ivory, Multi-stripe, Terracotta, Yellow and Grey, Lime Green, Charcoal Ivory or Multistripe
Detachable valance Detachable valance Detachable valance Detachable valance Detachable valance Detachable valance Detachable valance Detachable valance Detachable valance No valance
0-35° 0-35° 15-30° 15-30° 15-30° 0-90° 0-90° 15-45° 15-45° N/A
Powder Coated Aluminium Frame Powder Coated Aluminium Frame Powder Coated Aluminium Frame Powder Coated Aluminium Frame Powder Coated Aluminium Frame Powder Coated Aluminium Frame Powder Coated Aluminium Frame Powder Coated Aluminium Frame Powder Coated Aluminium Frame Powder Coated Aluminium Frame

A brief summary of the options

The main difference in style is the cassette. The cassette is the casing into which the awning retracts - half cassette awnings have a 'half' cassette which sits on top of the fabric roll, thereby protecting it from rain and dirt. The valance does not retract back into the cassette. Full cassette awnings have a 'full cassette' the awning retracts completely back into the cassette and is therefore fully protected against the elements. Standard and Budget awnings have no cassette.

Full cassette awnings are significantly more expensive than the other models. In general they are a heavier duty model, able to withstand 'robust' use. As well as residential use, they are ideal for commercial use* in shops and pubs etc.

Budget versus Standard

Our Budget awnings are a "no-frills" entry level awning at a cracking price. They're great quality, but not quite the same strong spec as a standard manual awning. For example the Budget manual awning contains a back torsion bar 35mm x 35mm instead of the stronger 40mm x 40mm bar on a standard manual.

The standard manual awning comes with two additional easy adjustable eyelets. You can use the winder handle to adjust the desired slope/angle of the awning within seconds. With the Budget awnings you will have to adjust the slope/angle by loosen the locking nuts and alter jack bolts.

Cover change is possible on standard manual, half cassette manual, half cassette electric, full cassette manual and full cassette electric awning models - a great idea if you fancy a change of colour half way through the summer.



*Note: Warranty doesn't cover commercial use.

Our half-cassette and full cassette awnings have a cover which protects the roll of fabric from the elements when the awning is retracted.

A half-cassette partially encloses the fabric, protecting it from above.

A full cassette fully encloses the fabric. Budget and Standard awnings do not have a cassette at all.

All styles are available as manual only awnings. They are operated by a winding handle on the side of the awning.

In addition our half and full cassette awnings are available as electric awnings. In general, an electric awning costs between £75 and £100 more than the same model without a motor, depending on whether you want operation by wall switch only, or by wall switch and remote control. Including a wind sensor will add a further £75.

How are the electric awnings operated?

The awnings can be operated by a wall switch or by remote control. We offer the following options; the price depends on the option selected.

Option 1:

Awning with indoor wall switch only.

Option 2:

Awning with remote control kit containing a receiver box and two remote controls. Fix the receiver box to a wall indoors. The remotes are radio controlled and can be operated indoors and outdoors. The receiver box also has its own switch.

Option 3:

Awning with remote control kit as above and a wind, sun and rain sensor. The wind, sun and rain sensor opens the awning automatically when the sun comes out and closes it automatically in high winds.

The remote control receiver box can be mounted externally by purchasing our waterproof housing. All electric awnings include a winding handle for use in the event of a failure in the power supply.

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  • Yellow and Grey Stripe
  • Lime
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  • Plain Dark Blue
  • Charcoal
  • Blue Stripe
  • Green Stripe
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Silver
  • Yellow Stripe
  • Blue and Orange Stripe

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