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The Markilux 730 is the fully retractable drop arm window awning with gas piston-driven arms. The gas pistons are situated at the drop arm pivot point to provide smooth operation.

Yellow window drop awningThe Markilux 730 range of drop arm retractable awnings are easily adjustable so the desired level of shade can be achieved.

Once retracted, this awning is protected in its small, stylish cassette ready to be used again.

Not only do the drop arm pivots offer smooth operation, but they also allow the awning to manoeuvre into any position upto 140º over the window to provide the perfect shade to any commercial building.

The high quality pivot arms ensure the awning material remains accurately positioned with high tension to fully protect the window.

The Markilux 730 drop arm awnings have a fully self-supporting cassette constructed from extruded aluminium which is only 4″ in height.


The Markilux 730 can be fixed to a wall or ceiling, or fitted inside a window reveal, optionally as a wedge-in awning without drilling for balconies.


The Markilux 730 has been designed to be a non-obtrusive vertical blind,that will fit perfectly into the respective architecture and strengthens its character. This is particularly important when it comes to External Vertical Blinds, which are mounted on the outside of the window and immediately catch the eye.

The Markilux 730 can offer you an impressively wide range of colours: choose a fabric for your new vertical blind in the colour that best matches the style of your home with any of the 250 cover designs with a wide range of fabrics including Sunsilk self-cleaning to Sun-blocking Transolair Materials.

If you can’t find exactly the colour you are looking for? Markilux can produce your very own customised blind cover in any RAL colours.
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The maximum size of a single awning is a width of 23ft with an 8ft drop.

Each awning is constructed to purpose-made sizes to meet your needs.

It is possible to couple units together thanks to an adjusting coupling flange.


The Markilux 730 come with a manual winding handle as standard, however it can be automatically operated with an optional electric motor. This provides a relaxed operation with the use of a handheld remote controlled operator. The Markilux 730 can also be operated using the Somfy TaHoma Switch smart home technology, which enables you to control your drop-arm cassette awning using a smartphone app.

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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

Email us today or call us on 01933 448 844 to discuss your requirements.