Protect your doorway or renovate your windows by installing a custom-built canopy. With many shapes like French canopies, Dutch hoods, wedge canopies, convex canopies, bow awnings, elliptical canopies and custom-built walkways, there is a style to suit all architecture and applications. Covered in either canvas or PVC, a custom-built canopy adds style, class and sophistication.
For commercial applications we do all in house signage for canopies including flat shopfront signage.
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Below, we list some Solare canopies we have used very successfully in various applications. Some information about their products as shown below.
Protect your doorway or renovate your windows by installing a custom built canopy. With many shapes like French canopies, Dutch hoods, wedge canopies, convex canopies, bow awnings, eliptical canopies and custom built walkways, there is a style to suit all architecture and applications. Covered in either canvas or PVC, a custom built canopy adds style, class and sophistication.
French canopies are a stylish addition to any doorway or window area.
Used both commercially and domestically the profile of a French canopy is fully customised to suit the architecture of its application.
Able to be made with wide spans and large projection up to 2000mm they can also provide full cover to balconies, terraces and decking / tiled areas.
Canvas and PVC are the preferred fabrics for French canopies with a signage option available for commercial applications.
Undercover Blinds French canopies are the only fully engineered French canopy available with certification on design to Australian standards. As a result of our quality of product we were asked recently to provide French canopies to the landmark historical site of Flinders street railway station.
After much investigation by Heritage Victoria and Metro, we were the obvious choice for this project due to our high standards and engineering certification.
Wedge canopies are a stylish addition to any property. They are used as a door canopy or window canopies.
Used both commercially and domestically the profile of a Wedge canopy is fully customised to suit the architecture of its application.
Able to made with wide spans and large projection up to 1500mm they can also provide full cover to balconies, terraces and decking / tiled areas.
Canvas and PVC are the preferred fabrics for Wedge Canopies with a signage option available for commercial applications.
Dutch hoods are a traditional window canopy / door canopy with horizontal lines and slight radius profiles on the edges.
Dutch hoods can be made up to 6000mm in width and 2000mm projection and are constructed with custom bent aluminium extrusion not the often-seen cheaper alternative of cast riveted corners.
Larger can be made P.O.A.
As quite a traditional shape the Dutch hood can suitably be installed on period homes with some great results seen on modern architecture.
Canvas is the preferred fabric for Dutch hoods. As the largest manufacturer of Dutch in Victoria we offer two different radius’s of 150mm & 300mm. We have applied Dutch hoods to many heritage listed homes both state wide and interstate.
The convex canopy is exactly that – convex in shape.
It is fully custom built from extruded aluminium and can span great widths and projections up to 2000mm.
Variations on the radius can be achieved to alter the shape right down to a bullnose if required.
A bow canopy can be installed as a window canopy or door canopy.
With its radial shape a Bow canopy can give an entrance way or front façade that extra edge it might need to get away from boring!
Fully customised a Bow awning can be made to almost any size with a basic rule of thumb that the height and projection equals half the width.
Alternate sizing can be made to create flatter or elliptical shapes commonly known as elliptical canopies or eyelid canopies.
With all manufacturing done in house we can create a shape only limited by imagination.
Umbrella Bow Canopies can be installed as a window canopy or door canopy.
With its radial shape an Umbrella Bow Canopy can give an entrance way or front façade that extra edge it might need to get away from boring!
Fully customised an umbrella awning can be made to almost any size.
With all manufacturing done in house we can create a shape only limited by imagination.
Made to almost any size, the Flat Frame is the perfect addition to a commercial premise and can be dressed up with signwriting.
2 Armed Door Canopies are a stylish addition to any property. They are used as a door canopy quite similar to a Wedge Canopy but with slight curves.
Used both commercially and domestically the profile of 2 Armed Door Canopies are fully customised to suit the architecture of its application.
Canvas and PVC are the preferred fabrics for 2 Armed Door Canopies
Walkways can be made in all shapes and sizes starting from little baby window canopies to very large and long walkways.
They are fully customised in every dimension and can be freestanding or attached to an existing structure and are made from extruded aluminium.
Preferred fabrics are canvas and PVC.
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What to consider when buying outdoor blinds
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 blind build and installations.
What role do you want your outdoor blind to fulfil?
With a variety of options, when it comes to outdoor blinds it is imperative to consider exactly what you’d like to achieve in your space. Are you wanting rain protection? Shade in the warmer months? A dry space over your door or a BBQ area? Perhaps you are looking for additional privacy in your outdoor space. Talking to Undercover Melbourne’s outdoor blinds experts is a good place to start. Discuss your outdoor blind project with our team and we’ll work with you to find the perfect outdoor blind to suit your needs and your outdoor space.
To ensure you select the blind that meets all of your needs, we need to consider the environment the outdoor blinds will find themselves in and the times of the year you are going to want to be maximising their use. Are you only planning on enjoying the beautiful summer weather or do you love being outdoors all year-round where a waterproof retractable roof system would suit your project better?
Ease of use
Do you envision yourself using this space over different times of the day or just once a day or a few times a week? Does the ease of being able to push a button to extend and retract the outdoor blinds appeal? Perhaps you would like to have the outdoor blind connected to your smart home system. Or perhaps you simply want to manually wind the blinds in and out as you see fit. We always say, if the blinds are easy to use, you will get more value (and more use) from them!
Type of fabric
When considering fabrics for your outdoor blind, it is best to delve back into some of your climate considerations to ensure you can use them as often you’d like. Are you looking for an acrylic semi-waterproof fabric to maximise your outdoor shade OR are you wanting a see-through mesh?
Once we have established the your basic requirements in terms of outdoor blind fabrics, we can turn our attention to the colour selection. After all, your blind’s functionality and ability to cope with your outdoor conditions is critical, but how it looks is something you’re going to have to live with and enjoy. And that’s where our outdoor blind experts can help. We’ve styled countless Melbourne homes with our outdoor blinds and we will ensure the blinds we supply are beautiful and enhance your property’s appeal.
Not only can your outdoor blinds enhance your outdoor living space, they can also save you energy by retaining heat in the winter (saving you on heating costs) and providing welcome shade in the hot summer months. Custom built to “Melbourne’s four seasons in a day climate,” Undercover’s outdoor blinds won’t simply look good, they’ll help you save energy too!