Markilux Pergola Retractable Terrace Cover
“More than just an awning!”
The Markilux Pergola defines the next stage of outdoor weather protection for your home, when a normal retractable awning is simply not enough. The Pergola is a bespoke, high-tech, retractable, electric operated fabric roof system offering very large coverage.
Slender aluminium posts make the Pergola stand out from the crowd, with lateral guide tracks directing and securing the fabric, maintaining optimum tension on the cover. The strength these guides provide gives the Pergola an astoundingly high wind rating; usable up to Beaufort 6 scale winds. The Pergola can also provide impressive rain protection when pitched at suitable angles.
Available up to 6 metres wide, and with a projection of up to 6 metres, the Markilux Pergola can cover a large area, providing shade and protection for large terraces. Up to 3 units can be coupled together, creating the possibility to cover a staggering 18 metres across!
Manufactured using high quality aluminium, the Pergola frame provides a superbly strong support. The support posts can be set-in by up to 1 metre when installing, increasing the versatility of applications. The aluminium side channels, support posts and full cassette cover will all match perfectly with your chosen colour and finish.
The angle of the fabric cover can be manually adjusted with an optional telescopic post on one or both support posts, which enables the front cover to be lowered by up to 400mm. This can be done to deal with low-lying sun or to direct rainwater in a particular direction.
When 2 systems are coupled together there are 3 posts, meaning if the end two posts are telescopic they can be adjusted to create an apex roof angle (as pictured below).
Posts are available in a round or square profile, supplied at 2.5m as standard, with up to a maximum of 3m available optionally. The posts are cut on site to obtain the correct height required.
ShadePlus is a retractable drop-down valance, essentially a vertical blind, for the front profile of the Markilux Pergola awning. This valance can be lowered by up to 2.3 metres, helping to protect from low sun, provide extra privacy, or shield from unwanted breezes.
The fabric is weighted at the bottom edge with an aluminium powdercoated bar.
Make the most of your Pergola, even when it’s dark! Built-in lighting is available with either LED spotlights on a support tube, or the ‘LED Line’, a diffused light bar system.
Both options create excellent and inviting lighting for entertaining in the evenings, or just enjoying a quiet evening on the terrace. The dimmable lights can be controlled from the same handset as the Pergola itself, for the ultimate convenience.
If support posts cannot be fitted with suitable foundations, then stabilisation boxes are available to provide ample support for the posts. These aluminium boxes are finished in a range of available colours, standing at 450mm x 450mm, 525mm high.
Support Posts with suitable foundations
The Pergola is a bespoke system in size, colour, and operation method, as well as the numerous extras and accessories. When ordering with Samson Awnings delivery will be approximately 4 weeks, from the manufacturer in Germany.
The maximum width sizes refer to the awning, meaning the overall width may be slightly larger when fully installed with guides and posts.
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Please note that the Pergola is not suitable for a basic DIY installation, as technical knowledge is required when installing the fabric cover tensioning system. The cassette is also extremely heavy, requiring a safe lifting method up to the desired installation position on the wall.
The front aluminium support posts require correct installation onto a solid and suitable ground surface, preferably with a concrete pad underneath. This pad is to deal with any levels of stress caused by windy conditions. The stabilisation box is available as an alternative, as mentioned.
Samson Awnings can offer professional installation throughout most parts of the UK, although costings can vary between sites. Please provide details and images of the site, including the intended fitting position, in order for us to provide an accurate installation price.
Listed below are prices for a single unit system, please contact us directly for larger coupled unit price information.
These prices include electric operation with a hard-wired motor and switch. Also included is a choice from a selection of Markilux fabrics (sunsilk range, sunvas range and more), standard frame colour choices, and posts for installation onto a suitable foundation. Wall brackets are also supplied for face-fitting the cassette onto a suitable wall at the rear.
For accessories and optional extras, please contact us directly. These prices do not include VAT, and are correct as of Summer 2017.
When looking for an awning wider than 5 metres and/or with a projection of more than 3.5 metres, the Pergola should always be considered as a front runner.
For single story installations, the Pergola places less pressure and stress on the brackets and cassette, distributing the weight of the system more efficiently. This is favourable when trying to reduce risk for single story applications.
The Pergola is ideal for outdoor commercial spaces, as it bridges the gap between a conventional awning, an umbrella, and a fully enclosed outdoor room. It is also significantly cheaper than the latter. The Pergola will create a pleasant, inviting and functional covered area suitable for use in most conditions, for large portions of the year. It truly is an ‘al fresco’ entertaining area.
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