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May Introduce New Colour Options

German umbrella giant May have unveiled that they are widening their selection of LED bars, to include even more colours to brighten up your outdoor space.

Previously you had the option of RGB colours or warm white LED bars, however there is now the option to have both in the same bar, making the system even more diverse.

What’s more, these new RGB-ww bars are available at no extra cost. These new LED bars are even able to be controlled via an app. You can even combine different colours and even save various colours, patterns, combinations and brightness levels.

The free app for the transmitters (operated via Bluetooth) is available for download on the May website. The new RGB-www LED bars can be controlled by an app as well as a hand-held Bluetooth remote control sender. It is recommended to use the app however, as the Bluetooth sender limits it to controlling two parasols maximum.

The regular white LED bars are also still available.

For more information, please call us on 0800 328 6250.

May Umbrella Colour and Fabric Updates

May Umbrellas have adapted their range of colour and fabrics, aiming to update their products for the year of 2018.

May Umbrellas are premium parasols designed to fit in equally amongst the domestic and commercial markets, and look fantastic amongst any setting. With a range of designs that include side-supported and centre pole umbrellas, there are plenty of designs available to choose from.

Discontinued colours

MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 008 ochre
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 019 terracotta
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 257 green/black
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 271 navy blue/black
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 344 multi color (Available at extra cost)
MayTex-PVC, 302 1496 mandarin (Available at extra cost)
MayTex-PVC, 302 1497 rust (Available at extra cost)

Changed from gloss finish to matt

MayTex-PVC, 302 1093 beige becomes 302 544 beige matt
MayTex-PVC, 302 1115 dark brown becomes 302 328 darkbrown matt
MayTex-PVC, 302 056 green becomes 302 814 green matt
MayTex-PVC, 302 390 grey becomes 302 331 grey matt

Additional colours

MayTex-Poly, M 9654 graphite grey
MayTex-Acryl, DA 7244 lime green
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 396 green/apple green, structured
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 007 pure red
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 397 magenta
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 143 mallow
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 851 vanilla
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 402 black/beige, structured
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 028 stone grey, mottled
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 030 light grey
MayTex-Acryl, SA 314 398 atlas grey
MayTex-PVC, 302 378 slate grey matt
MayTex-PVC, 302 165 beige grey matt

Benefits of an Awning and Glass Room Combination

The Ulimate UK Weather Protection!

Awnings and glass rooms both have their advantages and disadvantages. Awnings are adaptable, yet unable to cope with heavier wind and snow. Glass rooms meanwhile are more fixed, however lack natural shading, merely rain and wind protection.

Perhaps this is why it has become an option with many glass rooms to have an awning attached. Often fixed to the roof of the glass room itself, the awning extends via runners and this adds stability to the awning itself. These can be placed either above or under the glass, with each having advantages. Outside shading is perfect for keeping the sun from heating up the glass, increasing the temperature, whilst inside shading prevents wind or heavy rain from becoming an issue.

The benefit of this means that not only can you shelter from the rain and wind, and even snow in the summer, but you can also provide shade from the summer sun. This transforms an already impressive glass room into a truly year round all weather system.

The benefits of this are obvious. When combined with sliding glass doors, you can create an area that can be entirely closed off, with a shaded roof, yet can also be completely opened up, with a glass roof and no walls.

Examples for suitable systems:

Weinor Terrazza

The Terrazza is a glass and aluminium roof structure, designed for us on a terrace or patio in any domestic or commercial environment.

The Terrazza can have shading added, with a product called the Sottezza, an under-mount anti-glare screen that blends in perfectly and shields the area underneath from the sun.

The Terrazza has a couple of different roof models and shapes, meaning that every need is catered for, and sides can be personalised to make them more stable or transparent.

An elegant and appealing design, the Terrazza has a number of different options to suit different needs, and can be fitted with lights to extend usability.

Weinor GlasOase

The Weinor GlasOase is designed to be the ultimate in roof protection. It has a high quality aluminium profile, and a roof that is similar to that of the Terrazza, but is designed from the ground up to be transformed into a glassroom.

Sides can be filled in with a variety of options, such as glass panels, sliding or folding glass doors and more, and the sides include minimal posts, offering a truly panoramic view of the surroundings with a possibility for full-surface glazing, with no restrictions to the view.

The GlasOase can also have both inside and outside shading, making it an incredibly versatile system. Alongside this, both LED lighting and infrared heating systems are available, both of which are energy efficient.


Verano Riva

The Verano Riva is a stylish and sturdy glass roof system, which when filled in at the sides uses exceptionally high-quality glass to create a fantastically clear veranda, which offers protection from all sorts of weather conditions, from sun shading, to winds and rain, and even light snow.

There is also the option for polycarbonate to be used, and whilst this is cheaper, it does make it much noisier in wet weather conditions. Alternatively, you can also fill the sides with zip screens as well as the standard glass partitions or sliding glass doors.

Similarly to the glasOase, the Riva has minimal posts, which allows for fantastic views, without losing any of the structural integrity. The Riva only needs two supports to span 6.5 metres, and does this with ease.

Both halogen and LED lights are available built into the structure, which can save up to 30% on energy costs, whilst shading is placed above the roof.

For more information on these options, please contact us.

Introducing The New Gibus Med Varia

A brand new system from Gibus, the Med Varia is truly a league apart from others.

The system has a roof similar to that of the Med Twist, with aluminium blades that twist and rotate. They open up to an impressive 135°, and can be adjusted to provide just the right amount of shade or heat. When open, the blades create a natural airflow that feels like being outside, yet when closed, the blades form a full roof, with a watertight seal that prevents occupants underneath from getting wet. Rain water is dealt with via an internal guttering system.

The Med Varia comes with zip closures already built into the frame, so blinds to protect from the sun are a large part of the system and can be combined with glass panels or doors for a truly stunning and multi-faceted approach that protects against all weather systems. Alongside this, there is a broad range of extras available for the Med Varia. LED lights help illuminate the system and combined with infrared heating systems, they manage to extend the amount of time your business can use your outdoor space, all whilst saving up to 30% on regular light and heating systems.

Every single Med Varia is a totally bespoke system, made to order to the exact specifications required by the customer. The systems allow multiple units to be joined, allowing for a huge variety in the shapes and sizes of the system. This means that no matter what space you have, this system has you covered.

This system can even have drop awnings fitted onto the side, with minimal intrusion on the design, up to 4 metres wide. The shading options vary, from total blackout blinds to crystal, all of which can be motorised.

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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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.

Markilux MX-1

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Markilux M X-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

 

Weinor Product Awards
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

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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OpalDesignII

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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