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Dutch Hood & Canopy

A Dutch hood canopy is a practical and charming small fixed awning primarily used to protect doorways, walkways and windows from the elements. Fixed hoods and canopy awnings mount to the wall above an opening; they extend outwards and do not obstruct access. Dutch hoods add instant European styling and are extremely popular canopy awnings for shops and commercial properties.

Style Options

You can choose a fixed hood awning in several iconic door and window canopy designs that offer different shapes and styles to create the exact look you are after.

Dutch Hood Canopy

Dutch Hood Canopy

  • Front is rounded while sides are flat
  • Huge range of colours and designs
  • Traditional and contemporary look
French Canopy

French Canopy

  • Right-angled triangular in shape
  • The angled edge of the triangle faces outwards
  • Excellent for commercial applications
Eyelid Canopy

Eyelid Canopy

  • Rounded or elliptical in shape
  • Resembles an eyelid blinking, hence its name
  • Offers vintage appeal

Trim Options

Hoods and canopies are available in various finishes and a choice of two styles of trim. The 'trim' refers to the edging of your hood and can change the look of your finished product significantly. Both of our trim options allow you to customise your hooded awning, especially when coupled with different shapes, colours and materials; you can create a truly unique and personalised doorway canopy.



  • Distinctive wave pattern
  • Can be lined with a colour banding that stands out or matches the fabric colour


  • Straight, uninterrupted clean line
  • Offers a contemporary or commercial look

Fabric Choices

Dutch hoods and canopies can be manufactured using a variety of different materials, ensuring that you can achieve the look and level of durability that you desire. You can be confident the finish will be uniquely yours, complementing your home or business with awnings that stand the test of time.

Acrylic Hood Awning

Acrylic Hood Awning

  • Allows limited light through without sacrificing privacy
  • Protection from the harsh Australian climate
  • Offers an excellent shade factor when closed
  • Range of colours to choose from
Canvas Hood Awning

Canvas Hood Awning

  • Block most light from penetrating through
  • UV, mould and weather resistant
  • Offers an excellent shade factor when closed
  • Traditionally striped
Mesh Hood Awning

Mesh Hood Awning

  • Allows light and airflow to filter through
  • UV, mould and weather resistant
  • Some options are also flame retardant
  • Offers a good shade factor when closed
PVC Hood Awning

PVC Hood Awning

  • Clear option offers protection from the elements whilst maintaining views
  • Tinted option offers protection from the elements and glare
  • UV and water resistant
  • Allows full light

Control Options

Most of our Dutch canopy awnings are fixed, which means that they remain in place once they have been installed. Some hoods, however, can be made to retract when required.

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Suitable Areas

Although fixed dome awnings add a touch of European charm to residential homes, we supply most of our Dutch hood awnings to commercial, retail and hospitality premises. This is because they can easily be personalised with business signage and provide some protection from the elements for window shoppers without encroaching too much on the footpath.

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Colour Choices

To ensure the best custom Dutch Hood awnings in Melbourne are a perfect complement for your home or business, Amaru offers an extensive range of colours across our awning shade fabric options. From neutrals through to bold colours and traditional stripes. Need help deciding on the perfect shade for your window canopies? Our professional home décor consultants are here to help.

* Actual fabric colours may appear differently due to variations in monitors and browsers. The best way to ensure your colour choices are correct is to view a physical sample by booking a free measure and quote or visiting our showroom to see our Fixed Small Canopy Awningsfor sale in Melbourne or Canberra.

Features & Options

There are a number of additional features and options that can be added to your outdoor canopies to enhance their use. Speak with your consultant to see what is possible with your choice of fabric and application.

Commercial Signage

Commercial Signage

Doorway hoods and window canopies are suitable for signwriting allowing businesses to further promote their marketing message and brand.

Aluminium Frames

Aluminium Frames

Our fixed canopy awnings are made with rust-resistant aluminium frames to ensure that they can withstand year-round continuous weather exposure.

Powder Coating

Powder Coating

Customise the canopy frame to match your property or brand with most Dulux powder coat colours.

Durable Fabrics

Durable Fabrics

All of the awning fabrics that we use in our Dutch Hoods are water, fade, bacteria and mildew resistant to ensure they will stand the test of time.

Weather Protection

Weather Protection

Dutch Hoods create an island of protection from sun and rain for those standing on doorsteps and peering into shopfront windows. They can also be extended to create an attractive domed covered walkway.

Residential Use

Residential Use

Dutch hoods are also suitable for domestic use and are a charming and welcoming means of shelter and protecting exposed windows and doors and will provide some shade to assist with light control.

FAQs about Dutch Hoods & Canopies

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What size Dutch Hood Canopies are available?

All of our custom Dutch hoods and canopies are made-to-measure to your requirements. There are limits, hooded canopies can be made up to 6 meters in width and can project off your wall by up to 1.8 metres.

What areas do you service?

Amaru are proud suppliers of Dutch Hood and Canopy Awnings in Melbourne and Canberra. We have showrooms in both Melbourne and Canberra or you can book an in-home measure and quote for Melbourne Metro & Surrounds - including the Mornington Peninsula and Canberra & Surrounds.

How do I care for my Fixed Hood Awning?

Your Amaru awnings have been custom manufactured from the highest quality materials; whether you've selected Sunscreen Mesh, Acrylic, Canvas or PVC fabrics, they will provide many years of outstanding service if cared for properly.


The good news is that most window canopy designs are relatively easy to look after, particularly if you regularly dust them to remove built up debris. This can be achieved with a hard bristled brush or broom. For a more thorough clean, the window canopies can also be hosed down. Spot clean stains and other marks using a brush and mild detergent solution. If the hood is retractable, be sure to retract it during inclement weather to avoid damage.

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