Melbourne Outdoor Blinds & Awnings
At Undercover Blinds, we are experts in the production and installation of folding arm awnings and blinds in Melbourne. We take pride in our amazing selection of high quality retractable folding arm awnings, designed and engineered by the very best manufacturers in Australia and Europe; namely: Turnils, Weinor, BAT and Rollease Acmeda.
Custom-measured and assembled to spec by our expert shade technicians in our Melbourne factory, our folding arm awnings come in a variety of colours and shades, with powerful powder-coated extendable arms engineered to perfection. Supported by a plethora of luxury add-ons and accessories such as LED lights for evenings out on the veranda or heaters when cold spells kick in, they can be fully automated via Google Home, Apple Homepod or Alexa smart home functionality with industry-leading Somfy home automation controls.
European designed and engineered, Turnils provide quality Folding Arm Awnings made from the finest materials and engineered by experts with impeccable skills and experience.
Weinor awnings feature exceptional German craftsmanship, durability, and award-winning design. Bring life to your outdoors with beautiful Weinor awnings bring your outdoor area to life.
We custom measure, assemble and install Acmeda’s stunning automated folding arm awnings Melbourne-wide. For a complete measure, FREE quote and professional installation, trust the experts!
BAT Awnings an Italian success story since 1983, BAT designs and manufactures innovative folding arm awning systems that are both stylish, hardwearing and innovative designs
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Simply The Best Melbourne Folding Arm Awnings
Folding arm awnings provide complete shade and are easy to use. They offer Melbourne homes and businesses with patios, terraces, or alfresco entertainment areas the opportunity to enjoy outdoors living and extend their live-in or retail space in style. Custom measured, expertly assembled and installed by our shade technicians, they are a wonderful addition to any home or business!
Built to last and to withstand heavy usage by consumers, our retractable folding arm awnings feature manual or motorised options. They can even be operated via the latest smart home features with voice commands, automatic strong wind retraction, or on a timer – so you can enjoy the privacy and respite from the sun’s glare when you need it.
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All of our awnings, blinds and shades come with a 5-year warranty. Our Awnings team can help you choose the best system for your home.
All our materials not only look great, but can survive the harsh Australian sun.
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Custom Outdoor Awnings For Any Occasion
Beyond Melbourne folding arm awnings, Undercover’s team can source for you a multitude of alternate shade options from retractable and glass roofs, alfresco blinds, pleated patio blinds and sun blinds to dutch hoods for a retail store or hotel canopy.
We are by far, Melbourne’s most experienced outdoor awning manufacturers, custom-fitters and installers. Compare our range and expertise to our competition and read our many 5-star reviews.
Rain or shine, no matter the season, our friendly staff can recommend the very best outdoor awning to suit your needs.
Visit us at our Carrum Downs Showroom or contact by calling us on 1300 742 013 for any enquiries or for a free quote regarding awning installations.
Excellent products, good communication and super friendly installation staff. I would definitely recommend this company.
Anthony and Dallas were delightfully easy to deal with and very efficient.
Frequently Asked Questions on our Folding Arm Awnings
We custom build and fit our outdoor blinds directly from our base of operations in Melbourne. Here are some answers to common questions from customers on our custom outdoor builds and installations of folding arm awnings Melbourne wide!.
How much does a Folding Arm Awning cost?
How much does it cost to motorise a Folding Arm Awning?
From as little as $650 you can operate your awning with an entry-level motor, better quality European motors are approximately $1,000 depending on the size. Popular add-ons such as motion and wind sensors, hand held or wall mount remote controls. You can also add the blind to your existing home automation setup!
How far can a Folding Arm Awning extend?
The smallest projection that is possible is 1,600mm at a 1,500mm width. Our Folding Arm Awning can extend as far as 5,100mm. The standard maximum projection that is achievable before hitting any engineering restriction on a residential structure is 4,000mm.
How long do Retractable Awnings last?
We will not sell Folding Arm Awnings that have to be replaced next year! We sell quality built European-designed awnings projected to last 30+ years. Life expectations for fabric is between 10 – 15 years until a replacement is required.
Can I leave my awning out in the rain?
Rule of thumb, yes your awning is able to handle a light drizzle of rain, but water should not pool on the fabric. The awnings are a shade solution, not a weatherproofing solution. Check out our Retractable Roof System page for waterproof shade solutions.
What's the difference between Full Cassette, Semi Cassette and Open Style Awnings?
Full Cassette Awnings
Folding arms components that make them move. Alloy castings and arm brackets connected to arms project out to offer the shaded space underneath.
These mechanics are visible when extended but when the awning is retracted you can see those mechanics. A full Cassette awning hides the mechanics for a more aesthetically pleasing and slimline finished result.
Semi Cassette Awnings
Semi Cassettes are just that, semi encapsulated. Generally, Semi Cassette awnings have an extruded aluminium hood or pelmet and a broadly shaped front rail. Sometimes these front rails can wrap themselves significantly under the mechanical components of the awning and offer almost a Full Cassette look. Semi Cassettes are visually appealing and are a very modern looking awning still applicable for design-sensitive areas.
Open Style Awnings
Open Style Folding Arm Awnings are a more traditional awning look. On older homes, the Open Style can be quite beneficial. They have an exposed fabric valance that can be cut straight or can come in a scalloped pattern to help them stand out. Open Style awning can also suit the ultra-modern home with modern colours and sleek trims.