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Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings, also known as folding arm and cassette awnings, are the perfect solution for extending your alfresco and entertaining areas and offer exceptional protection against the elements. Folding arm awnings anchor to a building or structure and extend outwards over the space instead of downward; as such, they require no posts or beams, leaving your outdoor living open and clear to enjoy.

Fabric Choices

Amaru's custom-made retractable 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 Retractable Awning

Acrylic Retractable 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 Retractable Awning

Canvas Retractable 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 Retractable Awnin

Mesh Retractable Awning

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

Control Options

Our retractable folding arm awnings can be operated in a choice of two opening combinations:

Crank Retractable Awning

Crank Retractable Awning

  • Standard operation
  • Pull the cord one way to open and the other to close
  • Cord controls can be either left or right
Motorised Retractable Awning

Motorised Retractable Awning

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


Suitable Areas

Retractable awnings extend your living space and provide all-weather protection for alfresco entertaining areas. Our made-to-measure folding arm awnings can be manufactured with a massive span to ensure your family has ample outdoor shelter from sun and rain. Because they extend out from a structure, they make an excellent awning choice for uncovered balconies and courtyards, shading swimming pools and for creating covered outdoor areas around your home or business.

Alfresco Areas
Second Storey

Colour Choices

To ensure the best custom water proof retractable awnings 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 folding arm awning? 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 folding arm awnings.

Features & Options

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

Gradient Pitch

Projection + Gradient Pitch

Not only can we project our awnings up to 4 meters from a structure, but we can also control the gradient pitch by up to 90 degrees for extra control over light, privacy and weather.

Suit Large Areas

Suit Large Areas

Cassette awnings are the perfect choice for large uncovered outdoor areas, as they can be made up to a massive 15m wide.

Temperature Control

Temperature Control

Home retractable awnings are ideal for providing outdoor areas with shade and UV protection. When positioned close to the house, they can dramatically reduce summer heat both indoors and out.

Trade Qualified Installers

Trade Qualified Installers

Amaru only employ reliable trade qualified installers in Melbourne and Canberra to fit our custom blinds and awnings, so you can have complete confidence they will turn up on time and know how to install your retractable awning safely and correctly.

Wall or Roof Mount

Wall or Roof Mount

Retractable awnings can be mounted on a wall or off a roof, depending on the size and layout of your outdoor area.

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.

FAQs about Retractable Awnings

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What sorts of finishes are available?

Our folding arm awnings are powder-coated to protect the frame and cassette against corrosion. Powder-coating can be done in a variety of colours to ensure that your home is complemented perfectly.

Can I use my retractable awning year-round?

Awnings are not just for summer protection; our folding arm and cassette awnings have been designed for use in all weather conditions. Even heavy winds can be easily managed by installing a wind sensor to retract the awning in extreme conditions.

How do I care for my awning?

Cleaning motorised or manual retractable awnings preserves and extends their looks and service life. You can clean the top and underside using a soft brush or broom to remove any accumulated debris. For a more thorough clean, you can rinse the garden hose over the top of the home retractable awning – being very careful to keep the stream of water away from the motor if you have one. Ensure that you allow the fabric to dry completely before retracting the 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 retractable 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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Book an appointment for an onsite quote. Showroom visits are by appointment only.

1300 362 670

Unit 1, 198 Princes Highway, Dandenong North VIC 3175

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

1300 362 670

95 Freda Gibson Cct, Theodore ACT 2905

Areas We Service - Canberra & Surrounds
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