Folding arm awnings

Be outside? Live Outside.

markilux offers the best retractable and extendable awnings in various modern styles and colours to suit your home entertainment and outdoor areas. We provide an extensive range of folding arm awnings from motorised, retractable patio awnings, open space and conservatory awnings as well as screens and blinds. 

Made in Germany with the highest quality materials, markilux awnings are custom-designed for the Australian climate and love for the outdoors lifestyle. Our awnings are durable, providing resistance from extreme weather – shielding all underneath from rain and harmful rays from the sun with a protection factor up to SPF 50+. Installation is exclusively handled by our team of professional, trained installers with upmost safety and to seamlessly blend with the surroundings of your home. 

 Discover our markilux range and call us now to find out more. 

  • markilux MX-3

    The awning with both elegant curves and clean lines.

    If you like shapely curves in combination with a straight­ forward design, you will love the new MX-3 and you can set the tone yourself when it comes to the colour scheme: fully in line with your own preferences, you can achieve minimal architectural impact or be stylishly distinctive.

  • markilux MX-1

    The technology of tomorrow.

    Even at first glance, the markilux MX-1 Galaxy makes an immediate impact with its unique mix of shape and functionality. Retracted, the tapered full cassette with a depth of 62 cm makes a deep impression on...

  • markilux MX-1 compact

    Delivering beautiful protection, any time of year.

    The “petite” markilux MX-1 Galaxy with all the technological innovations and with the variety of features typical of markilux. It offers you spectacular ambient lighting, brilliant LED options in the front...

  • markilux 6000

    A designer awning with many faces – each one more beautiful than the next.     

    A designer awning with many faces - each one more beautiful than the next. Create your own personal and unique model from a wide range of awning frame colours, decorative elements and available accessories....   

  • markilux 5010

    Enjoy happy hour, 24 hours a day.

    The markilux 5010 effortlessly extends to provide one of the most unequaled shading areas available in the markilux range. The cocoon is elegantly designed and robust, this fully enclosed cassette is...

  • markilux 970

    Urban chic for a clean, sleek appearance.

    Who loves pure design will be enthralled by the cassette awning markilux 970 Kube. Its shape is simple. Material and colours are a play of subtle elegance with adept hightlights. The slim housing ideally protects cover and folding arms from wetness and dirt. A strong bionic tendon in the arms makes the awning silent and very robust.

  • markilux 990

    Create a carefree ambience.

    The 990 kinder cocoon is small and practical, but impressive at the same time! You will be surprised how much technological sophistication there is in this 125 mm flat cassette. The compact construction with...

  • markilux 3300 cube

    High Impact. Low Maintenance.

    Can an awning visually be merged into the architecture of a house? The markilux 3300 cube proves that it can. Depending on the structural situation, this design awning, with its smooth front profile...

  • markilux 1710 classic cassette

    Slim, compact shading all year round.

    The markilux 1710 classic cassette interprets the classic awning shape in a contemporary manner. The visible round torque bar merge organically with the round cassette to form an elegant design feature. Due...

  • markilux 1600

    Perfect functionality meets award winning design.

    This awning was awarded the IF product design award for its harmonious, semi-circular design. As a semi-cassette awning, the markilux 1600 jellybean is open to the bottom and still looks unique when it’s...

  • markilux 930

    Perfect for balconies or eaves.

    When retracting the 930 moves slightly different compared to other markilux products. When the awning retracts it pivots into a horizontal position and disappears below the soffit or eave fixture. When...

  • markilux 1700

    Open your mind to life outdoors.

    Whenever you would like to enjoy life outdoors, the open design of the markilux 1700, will create comfortable shading on your patio or balcony. Its organic design is elegant and timeless, and thanks to the...

  • markilux 1300

    This is how attractive simple can be.

    The 1300 Basic open-style folding-arm awning sets exacting standards. Its robust folding arms with double steel-link chain, with stainless steel pivot bolts Teflon-coated bushes ensure optimal cover tension...

  • markilux 790

    Always by your side.

    There are few outdoor seating areas that are protected on all sides from sun and inquisitive glances. At markilux we are always looking to improve your quality of life and with the 790 side screen this is...

The numerous markilux options available set new standards for the stylish shading of your favourite spot in the garden.

markilux Shadeplus

Simply block out the glare from a low-lying sun and the glances of inquisitive neighbours and capture the warmth of the day in the evening. The additional awning cover is lowered vertically downwards from the front profile to create a wonderfully private room outdoors. Depending on the model, it is also available with a hard-wired motor or with remote control.

» markilux pergola

» markilux MX-1

» markilux MX-1 compact

» markilux 6000

» markilux 5010

» markilux 970

» markilux 1600

» markilux 1300 basic

» markilux 779 / 879

LED lighting

Suspended from the cassette, on the wall or in the front profile: LED spotlights that can be pivoted and dimmed create a lovely atmosphere on your patio in the evening.

» markilux MX-1

» markilux MX-1 compact

» markilux MX-3

» markilux 6000

» markilux 970

» markilux pergola

» markilux 779 / 879

stretch

The perfect solution for narrow patios, recesses or balconies: thanks to the two crossover arms even awnings with a narrow width can extend further.

» markilux 1710

» markilux 1700

» markilux 1600

Valance

The short, decorative piece of fabric suspended from the front profile lends your awning a classic look. Different valance shapes are available.

» markilux ES-1

» markilux 1710

» markilux 1700

» markilux 1300 basic

» markilux 930 swing

Wall sealing profile

The slim aluminium profile in the awning colour closes the gap between the awning and the wall, allowing the rain to be discreetly drained off the awning.

Polished chrome fittings

Stylish end caps and fittings in a polished chrome finish add a noble look to your awning.

Colour variants and combinations

Cassettes and front profile panels are available in attractive colours and can be combined at will.

» markilux MX-1

» markilux MX-1 compact

» markilux MX-3

» markilux 970

Coupled units

Connecting two or more awníngs together and operating them simultaneously offers even more shade. In folding-arm awnings a special roller blind in the centre covers the gap between the two awnings.


markilux 3D App

The ideal way to configure your own dream awning.Live on the wall of your own house using the latest Augmented Reality Technology.

Your markilux awning will be as unique as you want it to be. From a wide range of of different models and more than 250 timeless fabrics, you can create the awning that is perfect for you. Install your precisely dimensioned and configured dream awning in virtual form on the wall of your house - You can extend and retract it, examine it in detail and even sit down under it. Oh, you'd like another fabric pattern or a completely different model, after all? No problem! Just change the configuration instantly, live on the screen.

Whether at the breakfast table or after work - the shadow thrown by your virtual, dream awning will be shown - true to date and time - on the basis of actual geographical and sun elevation data.

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Designer awnings for both patio and balcony

Whether you’re simply relaxing or having a gathering with family and friends, these are always valuable moments. markilux designer awnings not only provide shade, they also help create new opportunities to enjoy life. From protection on hot days to a perfect ambience, even when the sun has set, markilux awnings allow you to relax outdoors any time of day. Choosing a markilux designer awning is a decision, to opt for the best available quality and design.

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Q: How far can folding arm or retractable awnings extend/ project out? 

A: Generally speaking, folding-arm awnings have a maximum projection of 4 metres. If you would like an awning that extends out further than 4 metres, an option would be the MX-1 which extends to 437 cm or you could choose to go with a pergola which can extend out up to 6 metres.  

It’s important to note that folding-arm awnings are always manufactured with more width than projection (stretch awnings are the exception to this rule). It may depend on the width available how far an awning can extend.  

For an on-site measure please contact us today on 1300 654 469

Q: Are markilux awnings waterproof? 

A: At markilux, we pride ourselves in the quality of our in-house, German-made fabrics that are used on our retractable outdoor awnings. Learn more here.  

All of our fabrics come with a water-resistant coating. The rating of this coating ranges from 35 millibars (sunvas) up to 300 millibars (sunsilk perla FR). This range of residency makes the term waterproof a relative term. The key criteria for using the awnings in wet weather is the pitch at which the awning is installed. We suggest a minimum of 15 degrees pitch which amounts to about 25% fall over the projection of a unit.  

Q: How much do retractable folding arm awnings cost? 

 A: There is a wide range of retractable folding arm awnings on the market. The cheapest of these are the most inferior and cost around $1,000 to $2,000. These awnings usually come in limited colours and sizes and are very susceptible to breaking, wind damage and corrosion. 

In comparison, when you choose a markilux awning, you receive a bespoke, German-made, high-quality folding arm awning. With a stunning range of colours and striking award-winning design, our modern retractable and fold out awnings are customised to suit your lifestyle. For an average-sized markilux awning (4m x 3m), prices range from $5,000 for an entry model and around $9,000 for a top of the range, seamless, motorised folding arm awning.

Put only the best between you and the sun.  For the best retractable awning for your patio or outdoor living space, contact markilux today on 1300 654 469.  

Q: What are the best retractable folding arm awnings on the market? 

A: Many manufacturers will tell you their awnings are the best. We like to let our products do the talking.  

At markilux, we use only the highest quality materials in our retractable folding arm awnings including drop-forged shoulders, elbows and wrist joints, bronze bushings in the arms and bionic tendon elbows. All of our awnings are completely made in Germany to the highest European standards.  

Still not convinced? Contact your local distributor today to turn your imagination for your outdoor living space into a reality with our stunning product range designed for Australian weather. 

Q: How do you select the best retractable folding arm awning? 

A: The best way to select the best folding arm awning for your application is to contact your local markilux distributor. To be able to provide everyone in Australia with the best service available, markilux partners with local distributors all around the country. Local distributors can help you find the perfect awning for your unique situation, wishes and lifestyle.