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Luxaflex External Solar Shading

Retractable Awnings and Solar Screens

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Why choose an external shading solution?

External solar shading solutions come in many guises, awnings, sunscreens and Pergolas to name a few, but why are they becoming so popular?
Here are some of the main benefits in adding external solar shading to your home.

 
Energy Efficiency

External solar shading helps to reduce the amount of heat entering the property helping to cool your home during the Summer months

Solar Heat Reduction

External solar shading in the form of energy efficient awnings or sunscreens can help reduce helps to reduce the amount of heat entering the property helping to cool your home during the Summer months

Comfort

By reducing heat and glare, external solar protection can improve the comfort of a bulding's interior, which makes it a more pleasant environment to live.

Health

Excessive exposure to solar radiation can cause discomfort and health problems such as eye strain and skin damage. External solar protection helps to reduce these risks and improve the health and wellbeing of building occupants.

Protection of Furnishings

External solar solutions can help to protect the interior furnishings of a building from fading and damage caused by the exposure to the sun.

Cost Savings

By reducing energy consumption and also helping to protect furnishings, external solar protection can result in significant cost savings for building owners and occupants.

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Without any window covering 61% of solar heat is transmitted into the interior.

With an internal blind fitted, 37% of solar heat is transmitted into the interior.

With and Awning fitted as little as 10% of solar heat is transmitted into the interior. With an external screen this can be as low as 4%.

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Quality patio awnings from Luxaflex

An option for every property

The team at Nantmor Blinds in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, offers a variety of manual or electric motorised awnings from Luxaflex. Popular models include the folding arm Formosa and Formosa Max, which can be customised to incorporate an additional motorised front valance, LED lighting in the folding arms and even heating solutions allowing you to create the perfect covered area which can be used all year round. Contact us today for a free, no obligation survey and to learn more about our Luxaflex custom-made awnings.

Formosa

Fully Cassetted Awning

The verstaile Formosa can be mounted either on the walls or onto a ceiling. It provides excellent sun protection for terraces, balconies, patios and verandas.

Characterised by it's elegant appearance and modern design features it's able to cover a maximum area of 500x300 cm.

Being a fully cassetted awning, the arms and fabric are protected against the weather when closed.

Click on the button below to download the Formosa datasheet showing additional information including hardware colours, projection figures and mounting diagrams.

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Formosa Max

Fully Cassetted Awning

This fully cassetted Awning impresses with it's elegant appearance and modern design and is capable of covering an area of 600x400 cm.

The Formosa Max comes with the added advantage of being able to incorporate modern LED lighting into the arms of the Awning extending it's use when entertaining into the evening.

The Formosa Max can again be wall or ceiling mounted with the hardware available in 6 fantastic colours.

Click on the button below to download the Formosa datasheet showing additional information including hardware colours, projection figures and mounting diagrams.

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Fully Cassetted Awning

Take your Formosa Max to the next level by opting to include an additional valance giving a level of extra privacy and solar protection whilst enjoying your outside space. This fully cassetted Awning is stylish and extremely practical and is capable of covering an area of 600x300 cm.

Like the Formosa Max, this Awning can also benefit from the added advantage of being able to incorporate modern LED lighting into the arms and front bar extending it's use when entertaining into the evening.

The valance is manually operated as standard, however it can be upgarded to motorised operation for added ease of use.

Click on the button below to download the Formosa Max datasheet showing additional information including hardware colours, projection figures and mounting diagrams, and extra valance information.

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LED Lighting Option

Enjoy your Formosa Max long into the evening with the option of having modern LED lights incorporated into the Awning. Choose from two available options:

 

  • LED lights in the folding arms

  • LED lights in the folding arms and front bar

Modern, stylish, energy efficient and practical all in one elegant package.

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Heating Option

Heating modules can be added to any Luxaflex awning allowing you to sit outside and enjoy your awning even when the sun goes down and it gets a little chillier.

The heating can be controlled using a Somfy control system which makes it ideal for use underneath an awning *picture displayed may differ from the model supplied

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Monobloc

Box Awning

The Monobloc Awning is stylish yet simple in design and has been engineered to cover large areas up to 600x300 cm.

 

This awning can be configured for manual operation or motorised for ease of use.

Modern and sleek, the Monobloc Awning is available in 3 stunning hardware colours as standard:

(Other colour options are available at additional cost)

Click on the button below to download the Monobloc datasheet showing additional information including projection figures and mounting diagrams.

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Drop Arm

Box Awning

The Drop Arm Awning offers a versatile and cost effective alternative to a folding arm awning and are an ideal option if you're shading a smaller room or terrace. They offer great protection as the fabric is projected away from the window at a steeper angle.

The cassette protects the fabric when closed and the slim, durable arms add to the sleek design. This awning can be configured for manual or motorised operation.

The Drop Arm Awning is available in 3 stunning hardware colours as standard:

(Other colour options are available at additional cost)

Click on the button below to download the Drop Arm datasheet showing additional information including projection figures and mounting diagrams.

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Brackets and Supports for Awnings

In some instances your awning installation will require additional or special brackets or supports. These are commonly needed to clear gutters, sofits or to help spread the load of the awning on single storey properties.

A full range of specialist brackets and supports are available for your Luxaflex awning. We'll discuss your options if needed at your appointment.

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Solar Screens

UV Protection

External solar screens can help reflect and block out 30-80% of harmful UV rays. They prevent your interior from overheating with the added benefit of reducing heat loss in the cooler months.

Exclusive fabric technology helps protect the colour of the fabric and contains a UV treatment which helps to block out the sun.

The sun can cause significant damage to interior furnishings and floorings so adding solar screens can significantly increase UV protection.

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RS Classic

Solar Screen

The RS classic solar screen system is distinguised by a box with side guide rails, integrated with PVC or fibreglass fabric which is both durable and resistant to weather conditions such as gusty wind, hail or rain.

Additionally , thanks to the properties of the fabrics they guarantee optical comfort inside the building.

Luxaflex offer a range of shapes and colours of boxes and guide rails as well as a wide range of fabric colours to compliment most building facades.

Click on the button below to download the datasheet for the RS Classic showing additional information including hardware shapes, colours and maximum dimensions.

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RS Smart

Solar Screen

Thanks to the innovative design of the RS Smart Screen, the system allows you to hide the bottom bar in the box. The RS Smart also allows more light in than comparative products.

A box with side guides, integrated with a fabric made of fiberglass and PVC, which is durable and resistant to weather conditions. Additionally, thanks to the properties of our fabrics, they guarantee optical comfort inside the building.
Smart 85 is a compact model that takes up the least space in the window. RS Smart 100 is a universal model, while RS Smart 130 can be used for very large areas - up to 6.0 m x 5.0 m. Another advantage of this model is the possibility of access to the box from below.

Click on the button below to download the Drop Arm datasheet showing additional information including projection figures and mounting diagrams.

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Awning Fabrics

UV Protection

External awnings and screens can help reflect and block up to 96% of the sun’s UV rays. They prevent your interiors from overheating with the additional benefit of energy-saving as there is less reliance on cooling systems such as air conditioning and fans.

Luxaflex's exclusive fabric technology protects the fabric colour so it won't fade or rot and contains a UV treatment to assist in blocking out the sun when you're enjoying time outside under your new awning.

Your home's interiors can also benefit from UV protection to shield furniture, materials, paintings, books and flooring from sun damage.

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Screen Fabrics

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to put an awning up?

This very much depends on the type of awning, the width, the projection and the location of the installation (ground floor/first floor etc). Always best to contact us to discuss your overall requirements.

Do I need planning permission to put up an awning?

Generally, awnings fitted to residential properties do not typically require planning permission, however when fitting to a commercial property it’s likely that you will need to seek planning permission as the awning might encroach on public areas.

Can you leave an awning out in the wind?

It’s not advisable to leave an awning out in the wind to avoid damage. When ordering an awning, you can spec a wind sensor which will automatically retract the awning if it detects wind at a level higher than it’s programmed parameters.

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Start making the most of your garden with an awning from Nantmor Blinds in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Get in touch today to find out more.

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