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Introducing Erhardt Markisen

Coming soon to Samson Awnings is a range of products by German manufacturer Erhardt Markisen. Amongst the products are a range of high quality retractable awnings and a glass roof terrace system.

Founded in 1980, Erhardt Markisen started as a one man operation. Over the last 38 years the company has grown exponentially, and for the past 10 years they have been designing and manufacturing terrace roofs and glazing solutions at their Burtenbach site in the German region of Bavaria.

Focused on high quality products and innovative ideas, Erhardt are a well known and respected name within the industry. They pride themselves on having fast and reliable deliveries and knowledgeable staff.

All fabrics undergo strict testing, both in the sewing room and the weaving plant. The current range of materials spans to over 250 different fabric designs across seven collections.

Samson Awnings plans to sell the following specially chosen products:

 Erhardt BS-System

An awning system with three basic models, available with many extras and variations.

 Erhardt C

A classic cassette awning with flexible installation options to suit you.

 Erhardt J

A proven cassette awning that impresses right down to the smallest detail.

 Erhardt K

A small cassette awning with an installation height of just 13cm, excelling on balconies and terraces.

 Erhardt PM

An aluminium pergola awning that provides flexible protection for domestic or commercial settings.

 Erhardt Q

Modern Bauhaus design incorporating the best in technical advances and LED Lighting.

 Erhardt S

An open-cassette awning with a sleek design and modern fabric choices.

 Erhardt SD

A high-performance cassette awning with sophisticated technology & a low-profile design.

 

The Semina Life, a Brand New Awning from Weinor

A new awning from Weinor, the Semina Life is an extension of the already existing Semina line. The Life is a full cassette awning which not only looks great, but is also technically impressive. A great all-rounder, this awning is incredibly well built, and comes with a host of extras.

Aesthetically, the Semina Life is difficult to beat, with modern clear lines. There is a choice of over 150 fabric patterns, with a state of the art nanotechnology ensuring that dirt simply rolls right off.

There is also 200 frame colours to choose from. 50 of these colours come as standard, howver there are 150 additional RAL colours to choose from as an extra. The powder coating for these is all done at the in-house factory, ensuring the highest quality finish. The stainless steel headplate rings on the side provide a visual highlight and enhance the customised combination of the frame colour with fabric pattern.

The Weinor LongLife Arm has a very high tension force, which protects against even incredibly windy conditions, and allows the awning to have a maximum projection of 6.5 metres x 4 metres.

Alongside this, the Semina Life has a host of extras. The Semina Life LED has warm white LED lighting built into the cassette, which can be dimmed and brightened as needed. Alongside this, there is also the Tempura heating system.

With the motor drive system, and the weinor BiConnect radio control, the system is easily operated, and you can even use the BiEasy app to operate the system via your phone or tablet.

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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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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Weinor Zenara – The Latest in Designer Patio Awnings

Weinor launch the Zenara awning in 2013.  A patio awning unlike any other. Stylish and sleek and even when closed.
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The New Markilux 1700 Awning

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