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Pivot Arm Awnings

A Pivot Arm Awning projects outwards from the window top and is kept at an angle via a set of arms. Adjust pivot arm awnings for angle or pitch to control sunlight and shade while still allowing open windows and airflow, even when fully extended. Amaru makes custom awnings in modern and traditional colours and styles to suit any home.

Style Choice

Amaru offers two distinct pivot arm awning styles. Choose from our Melbourne-made awnings built specifically for Australian homes and climate or our modern European designer range. We can cover all budgets and design needs for any residential or commercial pivot arm awning application across these two systems.

Australian Made

Australian Made

  • Designed exclusively for the harsh Australian climate
  • Made right here in our Melbourne based facility
European Designed

European Designed

  • Enjoy the sleek minimalism of European design
  • Imported from Europe exclusively for our customers

Fabric Choices

Amaru's custom-made pivot arm awnings can be created from various materials that perform different functions depending on the elements you wish to block and the aesthetic you desire.

Acrylic Pivot Arm Awning

Acrylic Pivot Arm Awning

  • Allows minimal light through the fabric
  • Protection from the harsh Australian climate
  • Offers an excellent shade factor when closed
  • Extensive range of colours to choose from
Canvas Pivot Arm Awning

Canvas Pivot Arm Awning

  • Block most light from penetrating fabric
  • Offers an excellent shade factor when closed
  • Traditionally striped with a green backing
  • Improves home energy efficiency
Mesh Pivot Arm Awning

Mesh Pivot Arm 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

Control Options

Our pivot arm window awnings can be operated in a choice of two opening combinations:

Crank

Crank

  • Manual operation only
  • Turn the handle to lower or raise the awnings
  • Crank handle installed to either left or right of awning

Motorised

  • Choose from remote control or switch systems
  • Control multiple awnings with one remote control
  • Power for mains or solar

Suitable Areas

You can install pivot arm awnings on most styles of window and other openings around the home. They are well suited for use with casement windows that open outwards at a similar angle to the awning. They can also shade and shelter doorways and bi-fold and sliding doors. Pivot arm awnings can be motorised, making them an excellent outdoor blind for multi-storey and hard to access windows.

Alfresco Areas
ALFRESCO AREAS
Balconies
BALCONIES
Windows
WINDOWS
Bifold Doors
BIFOLD DOORS
Sliding Doors
SLIDING DOORS
Doors
DOORS
Second Storey
SECOND STOREY

Colour Choices

To ensure the best custom pivot arm awnings in Melbourne are a perfect complement for your home, 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 pivot shades? 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 pivot arm awnings for sale in Melbourne or Canberra.

Features & Options

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

Excellent Airflow

Excellent Airflow

The angle created between the wall and the awning lets you open windows even with the blinds lowered. Air flows freely under the blind while direct sunlight is kept from reaching and heating windows

Powder Coated Head Box

Powder Coated Head Box

Standard pivot arm awning installation includes a headbox, which protects the awning and roller mechanism when not in use. Awning headboxes are colour-matched to your home guttering or custom powder-coated to the colour of your choice.

Child Safe

Child Safe

Pivot arm awnings are operated via crank or motorised control, eliminating the need for cords or chains making them completely child and pet safe.

Solar Powered

Solar Powered

For the ultimate poetic feedback loop, Amaru can install solar-powered motorised awnings that let you harness the suns energy to block sunlight, keeping your home cooler in summer, improving your home’s energy efficiency and carbon footprint.

Environmental Sensors

Environmental Sensors

If you have chosen to motorise your external blinds and awnings, you can also add an environmental sensor that can detect wind, UV levels and rain and open or close automatically as programmed. A sensor powered awning can help you make the most of passive solar energy efficiency, keeping your home shaded in summer and making the most of the winter sun's warmth.

Interior Controls

Interior Controls

Motorised pivot arm awnings remove the need to battle the elements to adjust them. Your exterior blind controls can be located conveniently and comfortably indoors, away from the weather.

FAQs about Pivot Arm Awnings

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Where are your awnings manufactured?

All Amaru made-to-measure awnings are manufactured in Melbourne. Even the European designed pivot arm awnings are fabricated in our Melbourne factory.

What finishes are available for the frame?

The arms, hood and front rails are available in two finishes – sleek anodised aluminium or powder-coated aluminium. Our décor consultants can help you to determine which finish will best complement your overall look.

How do I care for my Pivot Arm 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.

 

Please Note: If you have chosen one of our motorised awning products, always ensure any electrical connections are isolated and switched off before cleaning.

  • Always keep the awning taut when extended to avoid pools of water gathering on the fabric. Prolonged water exposure can cause your awning to lose its mould and mildew resistant coating and leave stains or fading.
  • Regularly inspect and clean the awning to keep it free of dirt, dust, grime, leaf-litter and bird droppings as these may cause stains and bacterial growth to develop if left unattended.
  • Clean your awnings with a sponge, warm water and a mild non-abrasive soap. Always rinse thoroughly to remove any remaining suds. Never use scrubbing brushes or scourers on the fabric. We also recommend hosing down your awnings on hot sunny days to remove dirt and dust. Never use sugar soap, concentrated soaps, harsh detergents, industrial cleaning fluids or bleach as these will strip the fabric of any protective coatings and cause damage and discolouration of your awning.
  • Keep insecticides, solvents, fuels and flames away from the awning.
  • Occasionally fully extend, then retract the blind to maintain the awning mechanisms and even out the material, especially if you usually keep your blind in one position.
What areas do you service?

Amaru are a proud custom pivot arm awnings supplier in both 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.

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Showrooms

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Melbourne

1300 362 670

Unit 1, 198 Princes Highway, Dandenong North VIC 3175

Areas We Service - Metro Melbourne & Surrounds, including the Mornington Peninsula
Canberra

1300 362 670

95 Freda Gibson Cct, Theodore ACT 2905

Areas We Service - Canberra & Surrounds
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