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Choose your Solution for commercial awnings and blinds

There are two main solutions for commercial external awnings and blinds

  1. Horizontal Protection for Sun or All weather Protection – Create comfortable outdoor spaces all year round
  2. Vertical Protection – Stop Low Sun – External Shading to reduce heat on buildings

Awning Worx provides an extensive range of products to give a wide range of customisation to solve these two situations. Explore these solutions and see how retractable systems can enhance the quality of indoor and outdoor living.

Where we work

Our team deliver custom commercial awnings and blinds projects to Brisbane, Queensland and internationally. Our goal is to strive to provide an unparalleled experience through the design, selection, commissioning and support of our roof systems, awnings and external blind systems. Our range of commercial awnings and blinds can be customized and integrated to individual project requirements and we work closely with local Architects, Builders and Designers as well as many around Australia and internationally. Our specialists are dedicated to delivering the best quality engineered systems and solutions to compliment design and further customers like these to help their projects and businesses be successful.

Easy guide for understanding Commercial Awnings and Blinds

Find out below guidance to product project design and the installation process; quick links to our products links to specific product models with specifications and drawing files. When you need more help get in touch and we can assist you with 3D Models and Project Specific CAD files to assist with design and approvals.

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Guide to Retractable Awnings and Roofs

Part One - Horizontal Sun and Weather Protection
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Summary of Commercial Awnings and Retractable Pergola Systems

With the growing popularity of renovation and new home design in Australia centred around the outdoor living space there is an opportunity to increase the use, flexibility and effectiveness of these spaces in all seasons. Find out how you can integrate commercial awnings and blinds other retractable awnings and louvres into Pergolas and outdoor spaces to enhance the business benefits of customers dining and relaxing outside. Each Product outlined has different advantages and serves slightly different functions and purposes. For the following main features differentiate each product. At Awning Worx the has combined their knowledge from Australian, Asian and European Markets to give a comprehensive guide. It is a small technical team designing and installing technical commercial and high end residential projects around Australia and Asia.
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Key Benefits of Awnings and Retractable Pergola Systems

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Year Round Weather Protection
For many for our client utilisation of their outdoor space is business critical.If they can use their outdoor area the business doesn't function as it should. They can afford to loose profits, Functions and patrons. Retractable systems can give them piece of mind.
2
Easy Integration with Buildings
Retractable and Operable Pergola systems can be fitted to existing buildings or integrated into the overall design of new buildings in conjunction with the design team. This allows the designer to use matching materials from the existing design around the pergola or new materials which highlight the overall design.
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Capitalise on Customers desire to relax outdoors.
With Australia's great outdoor climate customers like to be outdoors as much as possible. An outdoor terrace is very marketable and can be as reliable for weather as a fixed roof.
4
Automated Operation
Awning Systems can be automated to react to the weather. Closing in the rain, Extending in Sun or Retracting at night to dine under the stars. Staff can do their job while the awnings do theirs
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Create a Unique Design Feature
With the flexible design solutions using awnings and retractable pergolas you can create modern and traditional designs to suit your businesses style.
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Integrate Lighting, Heating and side screens.
With the roof covered you can further enhance your retractable pergola for low sun or winter weather. Combine heating and glass or fabric screens to keep your space comfortable all year round. Change the mood with comfortable LED and RGB lighting.
Design and Installation Guide

Retractable Roof Systems

Designing and need a retractable roof solution?

Find out all you need to know about planning and installing a retractable roof system. Get all the right information to integrate one of these systems into your project.

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Folding Arm Awnings

Commercial Folding Arm Awnings are the slimline sleek shading solution. See how it can benefit your projects.

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Design and Installation Guide

Conservatory Awnings

Conservatory Awnings provide reliable shade over glass and pergolas. Their low profile is unobtrusive and stable in high winds.

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Louvred Roof Pergola Systems

Bio- Climatic Louvred Roof Pergolas give ventilation, sun protection and wet weather cover in one systems. Also with a sleek finished appearance they are the ultimate tilting or retractable roof solution.

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Heating

Enhance one of our retractable roof solutions or awnings with gas or electric heating for comfort all year round. Take the edge off winter and keep your family, friends and customers cosy with these designer heating solutions.

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Lighting

Choose from our range of integrated LED lighting options. Change outdoor mood easily with our integrated light options. Change colours and light levels easily.

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Compliance

Structural Design and Compliance

Retractable Roof Systems should carry the following Australian Design and Construction Standards

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National Construction Code 2016 (NCC)
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AS/NZS 1170.1:2002 Structural Design Actions: Part 1: Permanent Imposed and Other Actions
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AS/NZS 1170.1:2002 Structural Design Actions: Part 2: Wind Actions
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AS/NZS 1664,1:1997 Aluminium Structures: Part 1 Limit Design State
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AS 3600:2009 Concrete Structures
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AS 4100:1998 Steel Structures
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Guide to Vertical Shading with External Blinds and Screens

Part Two - Vertical Shading Solutions
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Summary of External Blinds

With the growing popularity of large glass windows and doors in building design in Australia there is now a growing need to have external shading screens and blinds to compliment air conditioning and ventilation systems to reduce energy footprint and increase living and working comfort.

Growing need for Solar control

External Window blinds and screens have grown in popularity in the last 10 – 20 years in Australia although popular for a longer time in Europe. External screening is far more effective that internal blind systems as the heat, light and UV Rays are stopped or limited on the external of the building before they even enter the building. The results of effective use of External blinds has the following major benefits for the building.

Improvements in Solar Control

All External Shading Systems whether motorised fabric blinds or screens, External Venetian Blinds or External Shutters and Louvres and going to provide a dramatic improvement to heat reduction within a building. Each product is slightly different and each will have different benefits in different installation scenarios. Below we have created a list of all the facade shading systems and given details of there different benefits in different applications.

External Shading

Key Benefits of external shading

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Heat Reduction
The primary benefit for an external blinds is the reduction of heat in to buildings and outdoor spaces. Most of the other benefits are follow on effects. Reduced heat equals increase comfort and reduce energy costs. Reduction of Sun Damage - UV penetration into buildings will result in damage to furniture, pictures and timber floors.
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Glare Reduction
Unprotected windows with sun coming through on a hot and sunny day will make it difficult for live or work comfortably in that area. Even with an internal blind fitted the area may be uncomfortable as the internal blinds then becomes like a heater. The level of glare can be controlled by block out level of a fabric on a fabric system or by angle of the blades on a venetian blind system.
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Air Conditioning and Ventilation Function Improvements
The single greatest power drain on a building large or small is the function of the heating and cooling system. The greater amount of heat which enters a building the greater the energy cost for the cooling system to maintain a comfortable ambient temperature. Building fitted with External Blinds on a typical Australian summer day might mean only having to reduce the internal temperature by 5-7 degrees instead of 15 degrees for example.
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Aesthetics and Privacy
External blinds and screens can add shape and new dynamics the exterior façade of a building as well as the energy reducing functions. With the increasing density of houses, offices and apartments it is often pleasing for occupants to have a level of privacy during the day. Privacy can be varied depending on external blinds or External venetian blinds.
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Solar Control Systems and Design
Improvements combined with technology - Lastly but importantly with the advent of BIM Drawing technology, IOT and more sophisticated building and solar management systems there is now the potential for planning and implementation of a combination energy saving products to reduce the carbon foot print of buildings. Many countries now have planning standards for energy saving products working together in building design.
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Repelling Insects and Insects
The recent introduction of blinds sealed a the sides with "ZIP" Tracks has resulted in greater external wind stability but also as a insect screen. Flies and Mosquitoes are often a problem with enjoying outdoor areas or opening the large bifold or sliding doors on a home. With many Queensland homes being built on reclaimed estuaries and Mangrove tree areas the use of outdoor areas goes up greatly.
Design and Installation Guide

External Fabric Blinds and Screens

Find out more about external fabric blinds with our guide designed to provide technical design guidelines for the use of vertical retractable motorised shading screens systems also known as external blinds in the building and design of windows and building facades for homes and commercial premises.

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Design and Installation Guide

External Zip Blinds

External Fabric Zip Blinds have all the same functions as the standard external blinds with the added feature of an interlocking strip on the sides of the fabric. These strip means the fabric is held from top to bottom in a special aluminium guide thus providing minimal movement of the fabric and higher wind stability, no light gaps at the sides and also insect protection.

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Design and Installation Guide

External Venetian Blinds

External Venetian blinds are the main alternative to fabric blinds both retractable however the external Venetian blinds offer a greater ability to alter the light levels. With an external Venetian blind you can control the light from almost black out to a high level of transmitted light. This gives great flexibility with light through changing seasons.

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Tensioned Fabric Blinds

Tensioned Fabric Blinds are the best solution for exposed outdoor areas where weather protection is as important as sun protection. External Blinds are perfect for low sun but can be limited if the location means then need to be retracted most of the time. Outdoor Venues can’t afford to lose business like this so a windstable tension system is the best solution.

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Drop Arm Awnings

Drop arm Awnings are an alternative to vertical fabric blinds and screens which allow the fabric to project our slightly from the building. This can be preferential for a number of reasons such as allowing greater ventilation under the fabric, they are quite stable in the wind and  they add some shape and articulation to the building.

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Aluminium Motorised Louvre Systems

Aluminium Motorised Louvre Systems are heavy duty architectural solution for shading. Generally used on commercial building on a larger scale but they can also be used on homes for a contemporary look. The aerofoil blades can be positioned for sun reduction and for privacy. Motorisation allows some additional flexibility over sunlight. Aluminium louvres generally come at a higher price however they are very wind stable and low maintenance.

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Solar Control Systems

Solar Control Systems for blinds and awnings make life easy with your sun control. Either with a simple remote control or building management system your systems can be automated for ease of use and to get the best solar control.

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