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Real innovation: new products and upgrades in 2017 Real innovation: new products and upgrades in 2017  10/05/2017
During the cooler months of the year, it’s worth taking the opportunity to consider how your recently deployed shading solutions might benefit from some changes and improvements. Keeping your home protected and private while also adding to its visual and design appeal is an ongoing part of home ownership, so it’s critical to ensure that any funds you invest in improving your home in this regard represent money well spent.... See More
Designs developed for waterside locations Designs developed for waterside locations  30/12/2016
Many Australians aspire to waterside living, particularly in the summertime, when living along the coastline represents an enticing reprieve from the heat. Overlooking the picturesque vista of the Australian ocean is a reality for some, however, living near the water does have minor drawbacks, such as the issue of corrosion and damage to your window coverings. If you live near a waterway or in a coastal town, you may want... See More
Markilux 879: a perfect summer addition Markilux 879: a perfect summer addition  23/12/2016
Christmas is fast approaching and many of us have already started the yearly countdown to the big day; bring out those chocolate calendars! In Australia, Christmas also signifies the start of summer and the need for shading solutions to make the most of the hotter months. Once again this year, the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted that this December will be warm, dry and subject to less than average rainfall.... See More
Get summer ready with the Markilux 970 Get summer ready with the Markilux 970  12/10/2016
As spring approaches, it’s no surprise that many Australians are once more turning their attention to that much talked about lifestyle addition, the outdoor room. Alfresco living is becoming increasingly alluring as the old-school back yard morphs into something a little more versatile and sophisticated, and adding the latest awnings or shade structures to your exterior space is key to creating this vibe. German engineered, the Markilux 970 is a... See More
Case Studies: Outdoor Blinds Brisbane Case Studies: Outdoor Blinds Brisbane  05/04/2016
“We refer to them as the Mercedes Benz of outdoor blinds in Brisbane . They have the quality and of course the fact that they are made in Germany,” Cuchi Window Coverings representative Christian Wexselblatt says. As a strong market for outdoor blinds Brisbane provides many examples of homes that have been enhanced by the addition of Markilux awnings or similar shading solutions. And with an extensive range of colours,... See More
Outdoor Blinds Perth - Shading and climate protection Outdoor Blinds Perth - Shading and climate protection  17/03/2016
The WA climate demands a range of different shading solutions and this is certainly one aspect Markilux can assist with. Whether it’s shading your balcony, patio area, garden or pool area Markilux offer a range of outdoor blinds and awnings to meet all of these requirements. Free standing awnings With Perth’s recent heatwave indicating long term temperature rises in Western Australia, it seems shading solutions including free standing awnings look... See More
FOUR insider tips and tricks to maintaining your folding arm awnings in Melbourne FOUR insider tips and tricks to maintaining your folding arm awnings in Melbourne  25/02/2016
When it comes to folding arm awnings Melbourne is undeniably one of the strongest markets for these versatile products. With the arrival of March signalling the onset of autumn, however, many Melbournians will be looking ahead to cooler days when their awnings/outdoor blinds get aired less often. With that in mind, now is a good time to think about maintenance, rather than putting this off until spring decides to come... See More
More space and innovative awnings: the latest for Markilux More space and innovative awnings: the latest for Markilux  18/02/2016
An aerial view of the Markilux factory New R + D Department promises further innovation Markilux have embraced a new research department which has become the mastermind for further innovation in leading edge awnings and associated market products, developed in line with consumer requirements. The department researches current consumer trends and responds to demand with creativity. Kieran Keen of Markilux Australia says the new location of the R+D department has... See More
Outdoor blinds Adelaide - making the most of your exterior space Outdoor blinds Adelaide - making the most of your exterior space  01/02/2016
Summer is in full swing in South Australia, and as Adelaide residents plan for summer weekends and trips to the beach, an undeniable iconic Australian pastime is having a barbeque outside with nearest and dearest. But over the colder months our outdoor spaces are not given much time and care so it could be the case that your outdoor space needs a bit of sprucing up to get it ready... See More
The transparent benefits of Solarlux glass canopies The transparent benefits of Solarlux glass canopies  29/01/2016
Most people think of awnings or outdoor blinds as being made of soft materials such as acrylic or canvas and traditionally we tend to think of awnings as flexible, lightweight structures, or structures that can be folded up and put away if required. However there is also a case for using other forms of protective structure that use an alternative, more permanent philosophy and can be made from hard, more... See More
Three ways to fight sun damage: be summer proactive with awnings online Three ways to fight sun damage: be summer proactive with awnings online  27/11/2015
Here in Australia, we’re famous for our hot summer sun. However, the BOM in their online climate outlook for November, have stated that this summer we can expect warmer than average temperatures and little rainfall, following the trend over recent years of summers that are hotter and hotter, driving homeowners to scope out shading products and awnings online at this time of year. Homeowners know that hot days aren’t just... See More
Exterior blinds in action: what should be used where? Exterior blinds in action: what should be used where?  06/11/2015
As the market for exterior blinds continues to evolve, their uptake by households is growing. Once viewed as a discretionary ‘add-on’ for higher end homes or a ‘must-have’ reserved only for locations exposed to extreme sunshine, exterior blinds are now viewed as an integral part of many Australian homes. Given the excesses of solar glare in this country, needless to say the Australian market often tends to lead when it... See More
Shading solutions for your home: classic canvas awnings are just the beginning! Shading solutions for your home: classic canvas awnings are just the beginning!  30/10/2015
Nothing says summer like canvas awnings , which seem to conjure images of Mediterranean seaside resorts and cafes, complete with the scent of seafood, hot coffee and ice cream. And with Australia’s summer almost upon us, if you haven’t already invested in a shading solution for your balcony or back yard, now’s the time to do it. When people think of awnings, that typical image of striped canvas awnings is... See More
How motorisation and automation have revolutionised outdoor awnings How motorisation and automation have revolutionised outdoor awnings  21/09/2015
These days, outdoor awnings are available in a huge range of styles, from basic open style awnings that protrude out over windows and doors, to folding arm awnings , conservatory awnings , stretch awnings for narrow spaces with long projections, or straight drop awnings that essentially act as outdoor blinds, covering your windows with a vertical shade. In fact, awnings have a long history; and they weren’t always so sophisticated.... See More
SIX of the best! Tips to complement your outdoor blinds + awnings this summer SIX of the best! Tips to complement your outdoor blinds + awnings this summer  31/08/2015
As winter finally makes its exit, now is the time to think about how to up the cool factor of your home, both in terms of lowering the temperature and injecting a healthy dose of updated style into your domestic ambience. Of course, you won’t be surprised to read here that installing state of the art outdoor blinds and awnings is a great way to reduce temperatures and keep solar... See More
Awning FAQs  your queries and questions answered Awning FAQs your queries and questions answered  31/07/2015
Awning FAQs – your queries and questions answered At markilux , as leading suppliers of awnings, we regularly field all sorts of questions about our constantly evolving range. Here’s a rundown of some of the top queries of 2015, along with our answers. What’s new in awnings? Markilux MX1 awning Key innovations introduced this year are the markilux planet and the markilux pavilion, both free standing shading systems. Other new... See More
Awning glories: from small yard to outdoor room Awning glories: from small yard to outdoor room  28/07/2015
The savvy use of awnings and outdoor blinds can make a huge difference to the liveability of a city pad. Urbanites with smaller courtyards in modern dwellings often face dual challenges – how to optimise their space while also reducing their energy bills; in modern homes where windows are larger, the risks of solar glare entering the home are palpable; at the same time, smaller urban dwellings are often short... See More
A closer look at awning styles A closer look at awning styles  23/07/2015
There’s such a wide range of outdoor blinds/awnings available for property owners who want to create shade and privacy in their outdoor spaces or to protect their interiors from the harsh Australian sun, that sometimes choosing the right awning can be disorienting. Here, to help you make your selection, we’ll take a closer look at some of the more popular awning styles. As their name suggests, folding arm awnings feature... See More
Fitting the bill: how awnings save energy $$$ Fitting the bill: how awnings save energy $$$  13/07/2015
Rising energy costs and tightening budgets are increasingly highlighting the savings benefits of awnings . Earlier this year, as summer heat reached its peak, media reports in January indicated Australian families were facing dramatic increases in the cost of running an air conditioner. Such reports have become fairly common in recent times, highlighting, for example, a massive jump in electricity bills in Victoria, with retailers charging more than triple what... See More
Adventures in awnings: function, fashion + price Adventures in awnings: function, fashion + price  06/07/2015
If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor area in time for spring and summer, there are a few factors worth bearing in mind. The considerations that will help you in your awning purchase span function, fashion and price. Looking at function, remember that awnings can reduce 80 per cent of the heat on windows, creating better cross flow of air and less need for air conditioning. For outdoor living areas,... See More

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