Our Awning overview helps you select a retractable fabric awning for your home, and Samson Awnings have options for all budgets and sizes. We offer three wide ranges of self supporting retractable awnings and nearly all are made to order for a perfect fit and optimal sun shade protection. We have 29 different models to choose from and over 500 variations of fabric colours and designs. Nearly all are available as either manual or electric awnings and most awnings are sold with an RTS motor drive as standard, meaning controls are wireless for easier installation with less cabling involved.
The addition of accessories in the future is also easier with an RTS motor. Unlike so many cheaper awnings offered in the UK Samson only offer awnings which have been designed, tested and manufactured in Northern Europe, meaning the mechanics and unique fabrics will withstand the very diverse and aggressive UK weather. Cheaper awnings, mass produced, will only be useful on the calmest of sunny days and have a shorter shelf life too.
All our awnings have a minimum five year guarantee on the motor drive units, with most components manufactured from aluminium, whilst using the very latest fabric technology, the main part of any awning. The awning overview covers basic retractable awnings to luxury awnings with built in LED lights, drop down valances and a wide range of control accessories….
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We have a wide range of awnings with the very latest LED lighting either built into the front profile of the awning or the cassette of the awning. The integration within the actual awning framework gives the neatest overall appearance when not in use, but also gives great flexibility when being used.
There are also a range of stand alone LED light bars available in various lengths for mounting wherever is most suitable and these can be retro fitted to any awning. The LED lighting in the awnings can be dimmed and switched on and off using the appropriate hand transmitter, and the same transmitter (with sufficient channels) can also be used to control the awning itself as well as other products such as infra red heating or drop down valances.
LED Product Range
Certain models have the option to have a drop down valance incorporated into the front profile which can be lowered when required either using a manual winding handle or using a motor drive unit controlled by a remote control handset. The drop down valances can be various sizes up to a current maximum size of 2100mm which can provide excellent shade from low lying sun, protection from cool breezes, or provide privacy from neighbours.
The drop down valance can use the same fabric as the main cover on the awning or one of the perforated fabrics available, offering some vision if required whilst still providing weather protection.
Combine the drop down valance with one or two of the superb side screens available and you can protect yourself on all three exposed sides underneath your awning making the cooler months of the year less of a problem when sitting outside.
When you require an awning over about six metres wide then the options are reduced, but there are still several models all capable of widths up to 14 metres wide!! All awnings are ‘coupled’ when the width is over 7m wide and this effectively means two units combined together but with one motor drive operating both awning covers. The maximum projection for a self supporting awning is 4m and this won’t ever change because of the stresses put onto the brackets. If any more projection is required, then you have to look at systems with supporting posts at the front and side channels to further support the fabric cover. Take a look at our range of retractable roof systems for ideas on what is available but sizes up to 6m in projection isn’t a problem with these products.
Occasionally there is simply either nothing to fix to or maybe shade is required over an area away from any supporting structure? We can offer a variety of aluminium support systems to support either an awning or one of the pergola systems as a totally self supported shading product.
We have gifted various ‘butterfly’ awnings into domestic properties as they make perfect sense, especially as the coverage is massive. With these there is an awning either side of the support structure. With 2 awnings either side at 4m projection and say 6m wide each you have 48 square metres of covering when extended fully!! The Markilux Syncra system is a tried and tested framework system to support any of the Markilux retractable products for either a single or double awning installation and one of the beauties is this can be a fixed system or free standing using extremely heavy ballast filled stabilisation boxes. This means effectively the system can be moved when required and no groundworks are required to install.
Not such an unusual request but difficult to execute the mechanics properly. Markilux have the 1300 model and the manual pitch adjustment mechanism means you can adjust the angle of the entire main cover and arms between 4 and 54 degrees, or another range between 35 and 85 degrees (set up during installation). This means you can have the awning at the shallowest pitch during midday when the sun is above and then later in the day or if it begins to rain, the pitch can be made steeper to deal with either scenario. The simple turning of a winding handle is all that is required with either a manual winder or electric motor drive to bring the awning in and out as required.
Quite a common request is for an awning with a projection which is further out than the width of the awning and with a normal awning this is physically impossible as the arms would not close if their length was longer than the width. However is the arms are offset so one can go underneath the other then you can have what Markilux affectionately call a ‘stretch’ awning. This means if you have limited width but want a good level of shading, you can look at one of these awnings models as a solution, with the only requirement being a good depth being available for the increased awning height requirement against the wall it is fixing to.
More and more architects are designing facades into domestic or commercial properties where an awning can be installed into a cavity specifically designed for the awning. There are awnings designed and built specifically for this purpose, with a flat front profile which acts as the cover plate for the awning when closed to blend in with the rest of the wall detail. The niche created for these awnings becomes the cover cassette such as in the Weinor N2000, the front plate acts as the cover to seal the awning into the niche.
There are a few awnings whose features and design stand alone and high above the rest.
The very design of the cassette has been specific to modern architecture, and offers many options in not only the finish but also in areas such as the end cap finish or the brackets supporting the awning. Attention to detail is high on the priority, but so are things such as super quiet motor options, integrated lighting on the outside of the front profile and hidden support brackets to leave an awning looking like either a canopy or an architectural feature when closed.