Awnings FAQs

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The tension from the spring-loaded arms keeps the fabric tensioned at all times.

All folding arm awnings are designed predominantly for shade. Retractables awnings are strong and durable, our awnings can handle different wind speeds depending on the size, projection and application. We always recommend adding a sensor to your awning for peace of mind.

Our Folding arm awnings can be operated manually (cranked) or motorised. We always recommend to motorise all awnings over 4 meters.

Yes, we customize the width and projection of your awning and we also have over 150 different fabrics to choose from and a wide range of powder coat colours. We also custom fabricate all types of different brackets for different types of applications.


We work towards a 6 week turnaround period from deposit to install. This is subject to change at times, depending on the season and/or time of year.


A full cassette hood box is an awning that is protected from the elements in a powder-coated cover.



We supply to both the residential and commercial market. Retractable has been apart of some big projects across Australia, we also provide the same quality of service to the residential Awning market. No job is too big or small.



Depending on the fabric will depend on how waterproof your awning will be. Our awnings to block out rain and our folding arm awnings can be watertight depending on the application and size of the awning. We also recommend winding our awning in heavy winds and rain.

All awnings are designed predominantly for shade. If you require a product that can blook out all rain and withstand strong winds, then we suggest looking at our



We have supplied our Folding arm awnings as a DIY package for those how are confident and have experience in building. We have supplied our awning as DIY to builders, patio companies and to homes in regional areas. We offer support but do not offer our 5-year warranty on the installation of the awning.

We also supply DIY Outdoor blinds.




Folding Arm Awnings are not fixed structures therefore do not require council approval