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New Lighting for the Markilux Pergola

The very popular weather protection system from Markilux now has 2 very striking lighting options to enhance to space underneath this superb retractable fabric roof system. The Pergola has been a great product to provide extra protection above what a normal retractable awning can provide.

The Pergola has support posts and a lean-to tracking guide system to take the awning in and out, supporting all the time from the sides as well as being tensioned front to back. The result is a large fabric cover system with extra tension on the fabric to provide strength against higher winds speeds and the option to protect against rainfall (when the pitch is set to 15 degrees or more), which many awnings cannot do.

The new lighting options for the Pergola are either adjustable spotlights on the cover tube sections, or a diffused LED light line in the entire length of the support tube. These lights come with a dimming option, which gives you supreme control over the light and atmosphere under the Pergola.

LED lights have a service life of around 20,000 hours, with 5W bulbs demanding very little power. As a result, this is a lighting option that will last for many, many years, whilst costing very little along the way.

Learn more about the Pergola here

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New Markilux 970

The new full cassette retractable awning from market leaders Markilux gives even better size range options, with up to 6000mm width using only end fixings, rather than inset brackets.

For a compact awning, the 970 offers some huge size options, up to 3500mm x 6000mm.

This cassette is also unique with a classic square edge and oblong design, enabling a range coloured to front panels to be available.

Other options include an integrated drop down ‘ShadePlus’ valance to provide adjustable shade from low lying sun. LED spotlights can be fitted underneath the cassette to provide an illuminated atmosphere, meaning the awning can be used late into the night.

Learn more about the Markilux 970 here

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Markilux Awning Textiles

Awnings Designed to Last

Dyeing

Markilux offers sunsilk and sunvas, both of which are made with high-tech polyesters, offering fantastic UV radiation protection. These materials are the future of awning fabrics, with impressive longevity and fantastic self-cleaning properties.

Developments in the dying process have also meant that the range of colours is now much wider. Previously, colours would have to be dyed in huge quantities, meaning only a few colour options were available, however colours can now be printed in much smaller quantities, making them far more cost-effective.

Both the sunvas and the sunsilk materials are environmentally friendly, and completely non-toxic. All Markilux fabrics are certified with the ‘Okotex’ label, confirming that they adhere to Oko-Tex Standard 100 regarding harmful materials. All technical values have been tested in Germany by the manufacturer, but also independently to confirm the technical characteristics.

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Bonding

Markilux’s ‘ultrasonic bonding’ process is a marked improvement on other styles of joining fabrics, particularly for the purposes of awnings and blinds.

Markilux also refer to a ‘holohedral’ bonding process, which has replaced the older method of stitching panels together, offering a number of benefits. By bonding the panels together, the lifespan of these awnings is increased, as the thread that weathered and perished over time is no longer used. This thread was also susceptible to wearing when coming into contact with the bearings, which is no longer a concern.

The bonded panels also no not let water or light through at all, which the stitching join did. Being bonded instead of stitched also means the finish is smoother, which leads to less wear when being operated, extending the lifespan of Markilux awnings even more.

Note: If you wish to have your fabrics stitched rather than bonded, it must be made explicitly clear when ordering. Some conservatory awnings cannot be bonded, and are stitched as a result.

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Verano verandas coming soon

The Verano verandas allow you to enjoy the outdoors for longer and enrich your living environment, with stylish and luxurious design.

There are two models to choose from, both coming with a wide range of optional extras, such as glass walls to create an outdoor room, halogen or LED lighting and sun protection.

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The Verano verandas are provided with a CE-mark, which means they are produced according to European specification, ensuring they are structurally safe for your garden.

One of these unique verandas will soon be installed in our Wellingborough showroom, for you to come and visit and more information on these products will be on our website soon.

Gibus presents its NEW Med Jeans pergola

Minimal design and practicality for small outdoor spaces

Coming Soon to Samson Awnings

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As summer approaches, spending time outdoors becomes a real pleasure.

To create a comfortable, cosy corner, even in the smallest of spaces, we have designed a totally unique product: Med Jeans, the new Gibus pergola. This innovative product, with its slender, clean lines, has been especially developed to harmonize perfectly with buildings characterized by small outdoor spaces, such as urban homes, terraced houses or apartments with terraces.

Every detail has been designed by the Gibus Research & Development department with this aim in mind, from the light structure, conceived as a lean-to attached to an exterior wall, made of powder-coated aluminium, to the slender profile of the posts and guides, which have dimensions of 60 x 100 millimetres.

The Med Jeans pergola is available in two versions: single module, with a width of up to 450 centimetres, and two modules, which reach 700 cm. Both have a maximum projection of 500 cm and are available with either manual or motorized movement systems.

The strong point of each Gibus product is the perfect balance between functionality and style: even for Med Jeans, the focus on design and attention to detail are elements that make this product efficient and elegant.

The young, minimal look of this pergola is perfect for complementing any architectural style without becoming overly dominant. Thanks to its minimal design and clean, slender lines, this new pergola gives outdoor spaces a dash of dynamism and stylish cool.

This effect is also achieved by the absence of exposed screws, the well-finished wall mount which hides the operating mechanisms, and the retractable PVC cover supported by horizontal profiles with the patented “Quick Block” system with aluminium front bayonet.

The canopy does not just protect against UV rays, but, together with the “Weather Strip” system, it also ensures that the fabric remains waterproof. The Med Jeans solution is therefore ideal for setting up your Place Under the Sun, whether in spring and autumn or full summer, ensuring comfortable enjoyment in any climate.

Variable Light System for Mild Summer Evenings

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When summer’s warm temperatures entice you to go outside, you would like to spend your days preferably until the late evening hours outdoors, or on your own balcony or patio. A possibly variable lighting system is needed for the matching atmosphere, from cosy to well lit.

Here, the shade providers such as the Markilux 6000 show their practical side. According to the manufacturer, the patio awning does not only offer comfortable solar protection for different living areas during the day, but also spot lights integrated in the projection profile offer the possibility to set atmospheric light accents in the evening.

Depending on the size interval of the awning, between two to six new energy-saving LED spot lights (24 Volts/4.8 Watt) can be used. The swivelling spot lights can now also be switched on and off comfortably at the touch of a button using an electronic radio receiver and hand transmitter.

Optionally you can also use the radio system io-homecontrol to control the brightness of the LED spot lights, which have a light colour of 2,700 Kelvin. This permits the creation of warm cosy to bright friendly colour rooms, depending on the awning fabric chosen, which invite to let the evening pass outside protected by an awning roof.

Markilux MX-1

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RedDot 2015 – Winner

 

 

For the third time in only four months that our awnings manufacturer Markilux can look forward to an internationally renowned award for its new design awning MX-1/MX-1 compact. After the Interior Innovation Award 2015 and the iF Design Award 2015, this time the awning received the reddot design award 2015 for its high design quality.

With the reddot design award 2015, the MX-1 received the third internationally recognised prize within a very short time. This does not only ensure good vibes for Markilux, but also for the designer professor Andreas Kramer from Bremen: “If a concept for a new product develops in your mind, it is natural to ask yourself, how this idea and design will be received? If you are then showered with prizes like for the MX-1, this is something truly special!”

Surprise with a new design

This success, however, is possible only as a team. For several years he has been experimenting together with the Markilux product development to find an expressive design. “This process resulted in many award-winning products, and now the most recent one, the new patio awning. We try every time to make an unusual aspect stand out, and we seem to have succeeded in this with the MX-1”, says Kramer happily.

Managing director Dan Schmitz, who provided the impetus for the novel body of the MX-1 with protruding roof function, is also enthusiastic to have won another prize for this design. “We were already able to impress renowned designers and design professors as well as trade journalists with the futuristic look of the MX-1. Now all that remains is that the end customer likes the awning. “However, after a very convincing start into the season 2015 things are looking definitely positive.

According to the Design Centre North Rhine-Westphalia, the reddot design award is one of the largest and most renowned product awards in the world. In 2015, about 2,000 creative minds from 56 countries with around 5,000 design concepts took part in the competition for product design, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Weinor Product Awards

 

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In recent years one of our manufactures, Weinor have won numerous design prizes for the superb design of its patio products. The awards confirm that the products we offer are not only high quality in technical terms, but also set high standards from a visual perspective.

These weinor products have won prizes:

  • The under-mounted conservatory awning Sottezza II
  • The Livona open folding arm awning
  • The avant-garde cassette awning Zenara
  • The timeless and classic cassette awning Opal Design II
  • The sleek cassette awning Cassita II
  • The extensive Pergola awning Plaza Pro
  • The light-flooded Glasoase
Zenara

Zenara

The sleek and modern design gives it a stylish appearance and it sits seamlessly on the wall as it only requires two wall connections, even for the largest 6.5metre sizes

  • Reddot Award 2014 – Winner
  • Product Design Award 2014
  • Good Design Awards
  • German Design Award- Special mention 2014
  • Focus Open Silber 2012

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Cassita II

The Weinor Cassita II LED is structurally identical to the regular Cassita II patio awning except this is an awning with a built in lighting system

  • Reddot Award 2014 – Winner
  • Focus Open 2014 – Silver
  • Product Design Award 2014

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Opal Design II

The Weinor Opal Design II is the  ultimate jewel for your home. Standing out among the crowd for their exceptional aesthetics, superior technology and striking looks, this awnings combines technology and appearance with long lasting quality.

  • Product Design Awards 2014
  • German Design Award – Special Mention 2014

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Livona

Livona

  • Design Awards 2015
  • Reddot Award 2014 – Special Mention

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Glassroom

Glasoase

All year round protection with an almost frameless view of your garden- spend hours of enjoyment in your garden glass room and let a place filled with light and transparency work its magic on you.

  • Reddot Design Award 2009 – Winner

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VertiTex

VertiTex

VertiTex vertical blind offering translucent shade

  • Reddot Design Award 2008 – Winner

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PlazaPro Plaza Pro

Our textile and extendable weather protection system for professional users goes by the name Weinor Plaza Pro

  • Product Design Award 201

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New Displays

Samson have started 2016 with an unbelievable amount of interest in the wide range of glass veranda systems we now have to offer. Our new indoor and outdoor displays will be shortly in place, ready for the spring.
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Pergola Upgrade

Samson have just finished an upgrade on several existing Markilux Pergola systems.
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