Historically, awnings were popular in Ancient Rome where it was used to provide shade to the spectators. Back then, these shades were made from canvas, linen or cotton which were attached to spokes of rope.

Awnings became common during the first half of the 19th century and more so in the years after the Civil War.

Nowadays, awnings can be found above windows and doors of most:
  • restaurants
  • cafes
  • hotels
  • outdoor dining areas
  • functions and events
  • reception
  • entrance ways
These roofing systems are available in either manually operated models or motorised (retractable) models, and in various fabric types.

When it comes to choosing the right awning, it's important to consider the following factors:
  • application
  • awning type and style
  • standard or custom made configuration
  • budget
With various awning types available in the market today, Aluxor Awning Systems has done all the hard work for you to make it easier for you to specify it for your next project.

Folding arm awnings
Retractable folding arm awnings allows you to create an outdoor room that provides protection for sun or light rain. It is also suitable for creating cosy and private ambience.

This retractable roof system is ideal for patios, verandahs, balconies and commercial applications, and the absence of structures or poles from its design, allowing for clear, unobstructed areas.

Conservatory or pergola awnings
The Sundream conservatory awnings are especially designed for mounting above glass roofs or pergolas to stop sun and heat from filtering inside the room. The awnings runs in sturdy aluminium guide tracks designed for durability and maintenance free operation.

The Noblesse range incorporates the use of a frame mounted on-guide tracks that operate using a gas compression system.

The Sundream and Noblesse range are available as manually operated or motorised models.

External vertical awnings
Also known as sun screen systems, these vertical awnings block solar rays before it reaches windows, providing the most effective solution to reducing internal room temperature.

Aluxor currently offer four vertical awning models: Aluxor VS, Aluxor Windfast, Pivot Arm and Markisolette.

Aluxor have a range of awning fabric types providing:
  • solar or UVB protection
  • weather resistance
  • air circulation
  • resistance to sagging, fraying or tearing