best retractable awning

Best Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings give owners the ability to control the weather at their convenience. Whether it’s scorching heat or an unexpected wind storm, retractable awnings can withstand harsh conditions, provide protection and style any residential or commercial outdoor space.

Which Retractable Awning is Best for You?

There are plenty of retractable awnings available on the market, but the best awning for you should be durable, stylish and customisable to your needs. Helioscreen is Australia’s leading retractable awning supplier, combining industry-leading cutting and welding machinery with craftsman-like attention to detail.  

Some of our most popular models include:

 Rubix Cassette

The Rubix Cassette combines durability with the finest architectural finish to provide premium functionality for decades. Its slimline cassette with colour matched end caps encases the awning within a cast aluminium to provide robust protection from the elements.  

With European engineering with chromatised aluminium, Dulux powder coating finishes and high-grade stainless steel screws, the Rubix cassette offers a long-lasting shade solution. 

Proven and tested over 70,000 cycles, the Rubix Cassette uses the Multiflex 4-cable arm system to ensure an extended lifespan. Suitable for tough Australian conditions, the arm system ensures durability tautness of the fabric with daily, extensive and heavy use.

Its sleek design is suitable for seamless integration onto any modern facade and comes in a range of fabric and frame colours for a clean and elegant finish. 

The Rubix Cassette specifications include: 

  • Max width: 6000mm
  • Max projection: 3500mm
  • Installation angle: 5 – 40°
  • Standard operation: Motor (gear until & hand crank possible) 
  • Fabric colours: 100+ 
  • Frame colours: 120+ Dulux & custom powdercoat
  • Cassette dimensions: 154 x 212mm

Its modern, rectangular design is more suitable for modern geometric buildings to mount on a flat surface. With an enclosed cassette, the awning is kept secure in a sleek encasing that perfectly blends with the building structure when not in use. 

Cocoon Cassette

The Cocoon Cassette pairs modern architectural finishing within a slim, compact design for the perfect sun control solution. Its minimalist design also includes the option to have dimmable LED lighting integrated into the bottom of the cassette without the need to increase the size of the mounting. 

Characterised by its elegant design and durable performance, all hardware and components ensure functionality throughout demanding conditions. Using high-quality aluminium profiles with robust cast and drop-forged components ensure strength and safety with extreme capacity. 

It has a specially developed Mutliflex power band consisting of four tear-resistant steel cables with flexible plastic material to protect against corrosion. This ensures adequate tension of the awning while allowing flexibility during windy conditions. 

With rigorous testing, the robust Multiflex 4-cable arm system provides long-lasting durability with an extended lifespan. Built to withstand harsh Australian conditions, the Multiflex arm system optimises the fabric tautness under heavy and extended use.

The Cocoon Cassette specifications include: 

  • Max width: 5500mm
  • Max projection: 3500mm 
  • Installation angle: 5 – 50°
  • Standard operation: Motor (hand gear possible) 
  • Fabric colours: 150+ 
  • Frame colours: 120+ Dulux powdercoat colours 
  • Cassette dimension: 230 x 145mm

The Cocoon Cassette is suitable for courtyards or small spaces in need of a discreet awning with an elegant and elliptical design.

Helioshade Cassette

The Helioshade Cassette is at the forefront of the Helioshade series, offering a superior model with German technology and a stylish Italian design. Able to withstand tough weather conditions, the Cassette perfectly encloses the fabric and all working components to protect against damage. 

With precision European engineering, the Helioshade Cassette offers high-performing functionality and durability with extruded brackets to ensure seamless fixing on any facade. It also comes with the option to be automated with wind, sun and rain sensors. 

With premium aluminium profiles and robust cast and drop-forged components, the Helioshade Cassette provides optimal safety under rough conditions. It has a specially developed Mutliflex power band consisting of four tear-resistant steel cables with flexible plastic material to protect against corrosion. This ensures adequate tension of the awning while allowing flexibility during windy conditions. 

The Cassette awning range specifications include: 

  • Max width: 8000mm 
  • Coupling system: up to 12000mm 
  • Max projection: 4000mm 
  • Installation angle: 5 – 40°
  • Standard operation: Motor (gear unit & hand crank possible) 
  • Fabric colours: 100+ 
  • Standard frame colours: 120+ Dulux and custom powdercoat colours 
  • Premium frame colours: 50+ Dulux Duratec & Electro commercial colours

The Cassette offers the highest level of protection for your outdoor area, offering the perfect solution for large outdoor areas requiring a robust shade solution.

Helioshade Fabric Cassette

The Fabric Cassette offers complete fabric and motor protection from the elements and a smooth architectural finish within a compact fabric-cassette awning. 

Mounted via an integrated torque bar, the Fabric Cassette comes with several attachment options suitable for a versatile range of outdoor settings and applications. It’s extremely resistant to corrosion due to its chromatised aluminium working parts and has marine-grade stainless steel nuts and screws. 

Characterised by its elegant design and durable performance, the Fabric Cassette ensures functionality tried and tested under demanding conditions and loads. Using high-quality aluminium profiles with robust cast and drop-forged components ensure strength and safety with extreme capacity. It also has a specially developed Mutliflex power band with four tear-resistant steel cables with flexible plastic material to further protect against corrosion.

The Fabric Cassette specifications include: 

  • Max width: 8000mm 
  • Coupling system: up to 12000mm 
  • Max projection: 4500mm 
  • Installation angle: 5 – 45°
  • Standard operation: Motor (gear unit & hand crank possible) 
  • Fabric colours: 100+ 
  • Frame colours: 120+ Dulux and custom powdercoat colours 

The Fabric Cassette comes with a uniquely adjustable head to ensure a seamlessly closed system after every use.

Helioshade Classic

The Helioshade Classic offers an open style awning with all components are visible with the fabric roller remaining open. These are suitable for installation underneath a slab, eves or balconies. Its compact design provides an aesthetic, architectural finish and protection from environmental conditions. 

Mounted via an integrated torque bar with several attachment options suitable for a versatile range of outdoor settings and applications. With all components manufactured using chromatised aluminium parts and marine-grade screws and nuts, the Helioshade Classic range is also extremely resistant to corrosion. 

The Helioshade Classic retractable awning specifications include: 

  • Max width: 8000mm
  • Min width: 1980mm 
  • Max projection: 4000mm (4500mm when from 5 – 6m wide) 
  • Installation angle: 5 – 45°
  • Standard operation: Motor (gear unit and hand crank possible)
  • Fabric colours: 150+ 
  • Frame colours: 120+ Dulux and custom powdercoat colours 
  • Premium frame colours: 50+ Dulux Duratec and Electro commercial colours 
  • Valance option: Fabric valance and Vario-valance 

Awning extensions are also powered by a SOMFY motor backed by a five-year warranty with the option of automated wind, rain and sun sensors.  

The Helioshade Classic can be installed on the wall with its protective cover for additional protection to the fabric when the awning is not in use. Overall, the Helioshade Classic is a popular choice for both residential and commercial outdoor spaces as a high-strength and cost-effective shade solution.

 

Choose Australia’s Quality Retractable Awning Supplier

It’s important to prioritise a durable and functional retractable awning that will provide a long-lasting shade solution custom made to any residential or commercial outdoor area. Helioscreen is Australia’s leading supplier of retractable awnings, contact us for more information on choosing the right retractable awning for your needs.

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