When you require an awning in an extra large size (in particular over about six metres wide) then the options can be greatly reduced. However, there are still many models all capable of widths up to a giant 14 metres wide! Samson offer various semi and full cassette awnings purpose made up to this size for patios and terraces requiring a lot of shade and cover.

All of these ‘extra large’ awnings are what we call ‘coupled’ awnings, when the width is generally over seven metres wide, and this effectively means two units are combined together with one motor drive operating both awning covers for maximum efficiency.

Markilux large green awning

Samson blue commercial awningThe maximum projection for a self supporting awning is 4 metres. This fact will never change, purely because of the stresses involved in this type of mechanism. We do however offer awnings with greater projection than their widths.

If any more than a 4m projection is required then look towards 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 and pergola systems for ideas on what is available, but sizes up to six metres in projection is no problem, with these products providing far greater structural integrity at larger projections.

White awning restaurant dining area outdoors

Three Markilux retractable awningsThe larger or coupled awnings are perfect for both domestic and commercial use. Larger gardens or patios can now be covered more efficiently and cost effectively for example, whilst for businesses it provides an incredibly easy way to allow customers to use a larger amount of outside space. This can allow you to seat more customers outside your cafe or restaurant, provide a covered outdoor social area at your pub or bar, or maybe simply

Samson Awnings offer a variety of different awnings which can be coupled or have larger widths, and you can read more about these below.

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Markilux 1300Markilux 6000Samson 7000


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How can I order? Our approach

For many years we’ve helped our domestic and commercial awning and canopy customers.

How can I order? Our approach

1. Take several pictures of the area where you are looking to create an outdoor space.
2. Send your images with your details.
3. Tell us a little about what you want to achieve e.g. sun protection, rain protection, all year round use of space and so on.
4. If you have any preferences already, things such as retractable, fixed or both in one system. Don’t worry if you haven’t as we can advise and guide you later if needed. Read more

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