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Standard Awnings

Traditional Window Awnings help keep the harsh Australian sun from heating your home and fading your furnishings. These attractive and functional external window shades are available in a variety of materials designed to improve your home's energy efficiency and curb appeal. Whether you want modern or traditional looking standard awnings, Amaru has got your windows covered.

Fabric Choices

Amaru custom-make our standard window awnings in our Melbourne workshop using a variety of quality outdoor shade materials. Our standard awning team will ensure you achieve the look, level of light control, privacy and durability you desire for your home or business.

Standard Awning

Blockout Standard Window Awning

  • Block light from penetrating through
  • UV, mould and weather resistant
  • Offers an excellent shade factor when closed
Mesh Standard Window Awning

Mesh Standard Window 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
Translucent Window Awning

Translucent Standard Window Awning

  • Allows light to filter through
  • UV, mould and weather resistant
  • Offers an excellent shade factor when closed


Standard Awning Styles

In the past, standard awning fashion tended toward wide striped fabrics with scalloped edge trim; however, the trend is toward simple plain single colour awnings in modern homes. Traditional striped awnings can instantly add a touch of retro flair to your home, while neat and stylish neutral coloured awnings are perfect for contemporary facades.

Plain Standard Awning

Plain Standard Awning

  • Enhance the home’s other colour features or make a bold statement of colour
  • Blend into the wall colour for a less obvious look
Striped Standard Awning

Striped Standard Awning

  • Vertical stripes can make the home or window appear taller
  • Gives a more traditional awning look

Control Options

Our custom standard awnings can be operated using a number of opening combinations:

Spring Loaded

Spring Loaded

  • Manual operation only
  • Tug on the bottom rail to lower awning
  • Tug on the bottom rail to release and retract awning


  • Manual operation only
  • Turn the handle to raise or lower the awning
  • Easy to use and position awning
Fixed Guide

Fixed Guide

  • Manual operation (spring loaded rope & pully or crank)
  • Motorised operation (remote control or control panel)
  • Rigid side guides to hold awning steady at any point

Suitable Areas

Standard awnings can be used on pretty much any exterior window of the home and are particularly useful for protecting and shading windows exposed to full sun or a lack of privacy. If you have a double-storey home, motorised fixed guide awnings are the perfect solution for shading those hard-to-reach windows. Modern residential window awnings are a simple and affordable way to increase your home's energy efficiency and curb appeal. Commercial standard awnings can provide additional sign frontage; however, be aware that there may be restrictions on coverings protruding over public footpaths.

Living Room
Second Story
Custom Standard Awnings
Protecting and Shading Windows

Colour Choices

To ensure the best custom window 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 designer patterns. Need help deciding on the perfect shade for your outdoor window 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 traditional window awnings for sale in Melbourne or Canberra.

Features & Options

We have a variety of additional features and options that can be added to your home window awnings to enhance their use. Speak with your consultant to see what is possible with your choice of fabric and operation.

Energy Efficient

Energy Efficient

Before air conditioning, window awnings were a common fixture on many Australian homes to combat our scorching Aussie sun. Today’s modern awnings offer a passive home enhancement that cuts home energy consumption as we try to keep our homes cool through summer and warm during winter and can reduce your household carbon footprint.

Interior Protection

Interior Protection

Like when we slip, slop, slap on some SPF 30, Awnings act as a sunscreen for your home, protecting your windows and interior furnishings from UV damage and fading.

Light Control

Light Control

Available in blockout, mesh, and translucent fabric, awnings give you great control over how light enters your home. Leaving an awning down can completely block or limit sunlight and create privacy. Raising an awning partway will provide shade while still allowing plenty of sunlight, views and airflow through your windows.

Awning Sensors

Awning Sensors

If you choose to motorise your standard awnings, we can install sensors that will automatically open and close the awning based on the weather. Sensors make the most of seasonal sunshine, helping to cut your home heating and cooling costs.

Reduce Glare

Reduce Glare

When closed, awnings limit the amount of sunlight entering your home. Reduced glare improves picture quality, letting you watch television or work on the computer during the day with less distraction and eye strain.

Solar Powered

Solar Powered

If you select solar-powered motorised awnings you can use the sun's own energy to beat it at it's own game for ultimate mastery over the sun's rays.

FAQs about Standard Awnings

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Are standard awnings manual or automated?

Traditionally awnings are manually operated using a crank or spring mechanism; however, if you select a fixed guide style awning, these can be automated, making them ideal for second storey windows.

How durable are standard window awnings?

Amaru's custom exterior awnings are designed specifically with the Australian elements in mind. They can withstand sun, wind and rain; however, we recommended they be retracted during extreme weather events such as storms and hail to ensure they aren't damaged.

What areas do you service?

Amaru are a proud custom window 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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