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Patio Awnings3rd April 2013

The Garage Door Centre can offer many sun and rain protection systems for outdoors and is a leading specialist supplier and installer for the complete Markilux, Winsol and Lakeland Awning ranges.

We supply retractable awnings, conservaotory awnings, Patiola terrace covers and a range of medium to very large Umbrellas, side or central pole mounted.


Retractable Awnings

  • Fully cassetted, semi cassetted or open cassette options from leading German and Dutch manufaturers
  • Acrylic or polyester fabric in over 200 designs and colours
  • Up to 14m wide, up to 4m projection
  • Manual or electrically operated


Remote control electric awning fully cassetted

The Pavillion Retractable Awning

  • Adjustable centre hinged lead bar that can be raised to create a front gable - the ultimate rain use awning!
  • Particularly suitable for properties with restricted  height limiting the level of pitch of normal awning 
  • Water will still run off even when the awning pitch is set at 0 degrees 
  • Manual or electrically operated options


 Patio awning with gable feature

Retractable Awnings with Drop Down Valances

  • Full or semi cassetted awning with  twin chain arms 
  • Manual or electric options 
  • Up to 3.5m wide, 3m projection with up to 2.1m drop 
  • Weighted at the bottom to hold steady in light winds - ideal for privacy and preventing cool breezes in the evening spoiling your outside pleasure.


 Shade plus optional extra for retractable awning

Retractable Awnings with Integrated Lighting 

  • Remote controlled, semi-cassetted awning with gas struts 
  • Powerful 35w halogen lights built into the front profile or cassette section
  • Lights are adjustable up to 90 degrees 
  • Up to 5 lights per awning dependent on size of awning


 Integrated halogen lights built in to the awning

Conservatory Awnings 

  • Outside or inside mounted, with a high tensioning system to hold fabric tight 
  • Retains heat in the winter -  reflects heat in the summer 
  • Adjustable positioning by remote control 
  • Electric operation as standard 


 Conservatory awnings to control the temparature


  • Self-supporting powder coated framework 
  • Sizes up to 36 metres square 
  • Manual or electric operation 
  • Particularly suitable for schools, public houses and cafes 


 self supporting awnings for pubs, cafes, etc


  • The ulimate tracked awning system for all year round use with fixed framework for strength 
  • Purpose made units up to 36 square metres that can be linked together with rain guttering 
  • Remote control electric operation as standard 
  • Waterproof fabrics and  frameworks available in a wide range of colours 


 Patiola - the ultimate awning all year round

Retractable Side Screens 

  • Easy to use retractable screen in choice of attractive fabrics for privacy and wind reduction.
  • Available at 1.7m or 2.1m high extending out to 4m 
  • Powder coated aluminium cassette and post 
  • Removable post and easy dismounting of main cassette 




Paraflex Wall Mounted Umbrellas 

  • Multi positioning with nearly 360 degrees of movement in each arm 
  • No pole required in the centre of a table - huge choice of umbrella supports
  • Optional lighting and heating can be incorporated into the umbrella and arm support
  • Suitable for commercial or home applications with umbrella sizes up to 2.7metre diameter and a choice of fabric colours.


 Umbrellas and Jumbrellas in all sizes

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Complete Markilux patio awnings range manual (15.12Mb) in colour >



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