Patio and balcony awnings for the more exacting customer: high quality solar protection "100% Made in Germany"
The sun smiles down on an awning. Life smiles on you under markilux retractable awnings. Hours of relaxation and recuperation or get-togethers with family and friends, these are those precious moments when you can live your outdoor life to the fullest with retractable awnings. A luxury retractable awning from markilux not only gives you shade, but it also offers new opportunities to enjoy life. Retractable patio awnings provide protection on hot days and make for a cozy ambience long after the sun has set. In choosing a markilux retractable awning for your balcony, you are opting for the very best quality “Made in Germany” – and for endless hours of light-hearted fun outdoors.
A long-serving, weatherproof folding-arm or pergola awning from markilux, the market leader in awnings, enlarges your living area in an aesthetically pleasing and technically attractive way. by virtue of its stability, even in wind and light rain if set at the correct pitch, our classic patio and balcony awnings as well as our side blinds can be counted on to protect you reliably.
And, fitted with first-class accessories such as well-designed LED lighting or powerful heaters, these markilux awnings create a cosy atmosphere on your patio or balcony even long after the sun has disappeared below the horizon.
The decision to choose a markilux designer awning is a decision to opt for optimum quality - and a stylish shading solution that allows you to enjoy carefree hours in your favourite spot outdoors - your whole life long. Do browse through our range of products and configure an awning that meets your taste and requirements to a T.
markilux cassette awnings, manually or electrically operated When the awning is retracted, the cassette completely encompasses the cover and technology and provides optimum protection against wind and weather.
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Pure. Tension. A whole awning life long.
markilux folding-arm technology markilux Cassette awnings, semi-cassette awnings and open style awning systems are highly durable, virtually noiseless and always perfectly geared to provide optimum cover tension.
The profiles of markilux folding-arm awnings are made of extremely robust, extruded aluminium. They are powder coated in façade quality.
The hinge joints in the folding arms are made of drop-forged aluminium. Consequently, markilux folding arms for patio and balcony awnings are highly resistant to failure.
The pivot bolts in these markilux awnings are made of stainless steel and are seated in Teflon-coated bronze bushes. As a result, markilux folding arms are practically maintenance free, virtually silent and are subject to very little wear and tear.
Depending on the model, the power transference to the front profile which provides optimum cover tension is in many cases carried out by the innovative bionic tendon.. The markilux bionic tendon is made from highly tear-resistant high-tech fibres. It is friction free, silent, non corroding and UV resistant - and independently tested by the Fraunhofer Institute. As an alternative to the bionic tendon, some models are available with twin round steel-link chains.
markilux bionic tendon The bionic tendon made of high-tech fibres, which was developed by markilux and is based on technologies found in nature, ensures the arms deliver optimum power to the front profile while being virtually silent and friction free. Its safety record and long service life are exemplary and it keeps the awning cover in your folding-arm cassette, semi-cassette or open style awning under perfect tension.
Twin steel-link chains On the market for decades and proven in all types of weather: the twin round steel-link chains lie protected in the folding arms.
LED Lines in the folding arms A highlight that provides many an enjoyable moment. The dimmable LED Lines set the scene on your patio long after the sun has retired for the night.
Beauty lies not in size, but in attention to detail.
markilux operation, options and extras A markilux awning meets your individual requirements perfectly. The starting point is your personal preference and the combined amount of light, shade and privacy you prefer. Our motive is to offer you operating technologies which are easy to use, optional lighting features and additional accessories such as heaters. You get only the best under the sun, and can apply your vision to it all.
It is the color and quality of the awning fabric that make the ambience on your patio and in your conservatory special. Color nuances, patterns and textures succeed in creating that uniquely special effect by virtue of their brightness and hue. As a leading manufacturer of top-quality awning fabrics with almost 100 years of experience in the manufacture of textiles, markilux offers an unparalleled variety. Among more than 250 patterns in coordinated color families, you are certain to find your very own and most exquisite fabric between heaven and earth. When it comes to making your choice, allow yourself to be inspired, enthused, advised by your markilux specialist dealer...
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Which awning best suits your patio and / or balcony?
The enormous choice available in patio and balcony awnings very often leads to the question: "Which awning is the right one for me?". We are not able to answer this question definitively here and now, but we are pleased, if by offering you the following tips, we can help you make the right decision. If you intend to buy an awning, you should take the following factors into consideration:
How large an area would you like to shade?
And in which direction does your patio or balcony face? These factors decide how big the awning needs to be and which type of awning from our range is most suitable. We have a solar protection solution for every application: with face, top or roof timber fixture as well as free-standing solutions and which meet different width and projection requirements.
Whether cassette or open style awning, the frame and bracketry of your patio and / or balcony awning will be manufactured by us individually to order. The highly trained technicians of our specialist dealers will take precise measurements on site and take every aspect into consideration before their plans are turned into an awning in our own production facility.
But, if you should wish to know in advance how wide your awning ought to be, the following will give you an indication:
If you are trying to determine the ideal width of an awning then first decide precisely which area you would like to shade. In the case of patios and balconies with a large area, it is conceivable, for example, that only the dining or lounge area is shaded.
But, the width and projection of an awning also play an important role as far as the overall appearance is concerned: As a rule one can say, that a patio awning that spans the whole area of the patio is visually more appealing than a small one that only covers part of it.
By forming a row out of a number of awnings, it is possible to realise solar protection solutions for patios and balconies of above average size.
Make use of our markilux App. This application for smartphones and tablets makes it possible for you to project a patio or balcony awning directly onto the façade of your own home using the latest Augmented Reality technology. The App is free of charge and simple to use. It will visualise the dream awning you have configured for yourself on the basis of global sun trajectory and geo-data and show you the amount of shade thrown by your awning at any time of the day.
The dimensions you have entered will essentially be decisive in determining which awning models from our range are available to choose from. If you are unsure of your options, take any questions you may have to a markilux specialist dealer near you. Using our special sun compass, they will also calculate - aside from the ideal width - the best orientation of your awning and whether an additional shadeplus system, as vertical shading when the sun is low in the sky, is to be recommended.
Folding-arm awning or pergola - decisions, decisions!
The biggest differences between folding-arm awnings and pergola awnings lie in the their different design features and how one intends to use them. While in the former it is robust folding arms that ensure that the cover is completely taut when the awning is fully extended, in the latter it is guide tracks supported by posts fitted to concrete footings or ballast boxes that assume this role.
Depending on the model, in markilux folding-arm awnings either twin steel-link chains or the patented bionic tendon are used to ensure strength and a long service life. Our pergola awnings are more stable and can be used in rougher weather as they are certified to a higher wind resistance class. In this awning type, a guide track system is used to support the cover and assist in tensioning it. The option to choose telescopic posts in our pergola awnings makes it possible to reduce the pitch needed to ensure good water drainage to a minimum.
Face and top fixture are available in both awning types. Equally, in most models, optional accessories such as a vertically descending privacy-ensuring and glare-inhibiting blind (shadeplus), LED lighting and heaters are also available.
Are you are on the lookout for a suitable awning for your conservatory or would you like to fit an awning underneath your glass canopy? If so, send a member of our end consumer service team a mail or give them a call so they can give you the benefit of their expert advice and explain the unique characteristics and advantages of our conservatory and underglass awnings in detail.
Electrically or manually operated awnings?
Electrically operated awnings for patio and balcony: that is pure luxury. The advantages of electrically operated awnings are pretty obvious:
They can be extended and retracted by radio remote control or by smart phone.
Electrically operated awnings that have been fitted with a wind and rain sensor will also retract automatically in bad weather.
In the case of electrical awnings for patio and balcony, any integrated lighting and heating accessories can also be operated remotely.
Some special electric markilux awning models can be fitted with environmentally friendly solar cell-operated motors.
In a few models, particularly quiet motors employing markilux silentec technology are optionally available.
But, should you still want a manually operated awning with crank handle, we are perfectly willing to manufacture this for you as well. And a combination of both operations types is also perfectly conceivable - for example in awnings with the shadeplus system, which is a blind that drops vertically from the front profile and which can be either manually or electrically operated, depending on the model. Our local specialist dealer or the trained in-house personnel in our end consumer service can explain to you over the 'phone or by mail which solution is ideal for you. Just visit the showroom of one of our specialist dealers and allow him or her to give you the benefit of their advice.
Do you mind if it's a little more: Personal privacy as well as sun and wind protection?
Whether you wish to protect yourself against low-lying sun, the wind or inquisitive glances, side screens are the ideal choice. Use our practical side screens as sliding, vertically moving or fixed textile partitions, too.
The markilux range of awnings boasts high quality, aesthetically appealing products perfect for shading you from the side: Our side screens, just like our folding-arm and pergola awnings, are made to measure. For you this means: Whatever size, shape or colour you wish your vertical shading to be, we can manufacture it uniquely for you. Vertical roller blinds with a PVC panorama window are available from us, too.
Configure your own, completely individual awning solution with us now, online!
How much does an awning for a patio or balcony cost?
If you have questions concerning the cost of an awning or its installation, it is best that you ask one of our specialist dealers to give you a personal quotation. Every markilux awning is made to measure and configured to meet your personal requirements so a general price indication is not possible.
Pay a visit to the showroom of one of our local specialist dealers to get an impression of the quality and unique design of our patio and balcony awnings. Our highly competent markilux specialist dealers would be more than pleased to welcome you and give you the benefit of their expert advice. They will gladly answer any questions you may have with regard to the design and technology of our awnings and detail the accessory options available with each model. Should you wish to proceed, he will make an appointment to view the installation site and suggest how the process could be taken forward. Then, he will make you an individual offer which will include the cost of the awning and its installation.
Our trained and qualified partners will offer you a complete service: Planning, delivery and installation. There is only one thing left for you to do: Enjoy to the full the improved quality of life that your new markilux patio or balcony awning has brought you. Now, please do get in touch with us or with your local markilux specialist dealer!