We recently fitted a number of Markilux 730 drop arm awnings to the McCarthy & Stone development in Kingston, Surrey. We considered the Markilux 730 drop arm system to be the ideal awning for the small windows on this property. With its steep pitch, we knew it would offer excellent shading for the interior of all flats. For those clients who have patios, it also provides them with some shading for the exterior areas. For the framework on these Markilux awnings, we used a RAL colour. This was the closest match to the window frame finish. We used plain grey material for the covers which we fitted without valances. As a result when the clients raise their awnings, it gives a nice clean look. We motorised the Markilux awnings and they all had wall switches. In addition, we fitted vibration wind sensors to some of the awnings.
All of our awnings are made to individual requirements. This ensures the best fit and specification for each site. For example, we made angle brackets for some of the awnings. By doing this we made sure that the mechanism avoided the existing drain pipes. We also made the awnings wider than the overall window opening size thereby ensuring that the fabric covered the whole of the glass area. This provided additional shading when the sun moved around.
The Markilux 730 has a square cassette whilst the 830 has a round cassette. They are both a very neat product which operate with gas piston arms giving a smooth operation.
McCarthy & Stone
McCarthy & Stone’s properties are built to high standards. Consequently they have been awarded the 5-star rating for customer satisfaction in an independent survey by the Home Builders Federation each year since the awards began. By using the Markilux product on this property, we were able to maintain these high standards and complete an installation in keeping with the building.
If you would like any further information on this Markilux product or any other type of awning, please contact us and we would be pleased to provide you with a free, no obligation estimate.