Markilux Awnings at Aquarius Blinds

Escape from the beating sun, the drizzle and the winds this year with one of Markilux’s awnings.

They offer a range of awning types and designs to suit the requirements and budgets of every customer. Aquarius are the South East's leading Markilux stockists that can offer discounts and promotions straight from the manufacturer.

Choose Your Ideal Markilux Cassette awning model

We are familiar with every Markilux model and have listed the products in order of popularity as defined by Aquarius and from customer reviews. We are a Markilux main dealer.

 


Markilux planet

 Like a planet orbiting the sun, the new markilux Planet freestanding frame for folding-arm awnings provides continuous shading as the sun moves throughout the day.

This unique freestanding shade solution is ideal for both home and garden as well as for commercial applications such as beer gardens, hotels and leisure facilities.

Used primarily in open areas where shade is difficult to provide, the Planet comes up trumps.

 Its unique design and elegant appearance make it the ideal way to uniquely personalize your favorite spot.

 The new Markilux Planet freestanding shading system can be rotated by up to 335 degrees, enabling constant shading as the sun moves throughout the day.

 Available in two different versions – fixed or rotating – the Markilux Planet offers even greater flexibility for tough-to-shade areas. 

Available with all models of Markilux folding-arm awnings, Planet can shade areas up to 610 cWindow232m × 300 cm, or 510 cm × 350 cm. Whether manually operated or fully motorized with remote control operation, Markilux folding-arm awnings combine outstanding design with practicality and functionality. 

  • Suitable for all Markilux awning systems
  • Suitable for both domestic and commercial applications
  • Available in all standard frame colours with optional bespoke colours
  • Can be used as a fixed or rotation option
  • German designed and engineered

 Available options are detailed in the individual awning model including the valance plus for maximum protection.

The system can be used as a fixed unit or a rotation design of up to 335 degrees making this an easy to use product.

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Markilux Planet Prices

Instant Prices: Includive of installation, delivery, any colour or fabric. (excludes valance). For colours and fabric range click here for colour and fabric choices.

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There are many optional additions you can add to your awning but these are best discussed with one of our consultants as they are not all relevent to everybody. Please call our team on 0800 953 0199 for assistance and costs. * Please note that installation costs vary. For more information Click here.

Markilux planet

List of optional extras

 

DESIGN

  • The perfect system for large area coverage
  • Protection for both sun and rain
  • Slender posts and track guides give an elegant, modern look
  • Vertical protection by way of the optional shadeplus
  • German engineered
  • Fabrics and frames with self cleaning technology

Specification

TECHNICAL

  • Suitable for all Markilux awning systems
  • Suitable for both domestic and commercial applications
  • Available in all standard frame colours with optional bespoke colours
  • Can be used as a fixed or rotation option
  • German designed and engineered

Application

The markilux planet system is the ultimate in design and technology.

Any area where shade or protection is required now has a simple solution.

Suited to all markilux models the planet system is not only for the home, it can be used for terrace or garden areas for outdoor revellers.


Why not add lights and heaters for the ultimate experience.

Colours and Fabrics

Markilux awning covers are appealing products because of their quality and appearance.

With the purchase of a markilux awning cover you have chosen a high-class quality product. All fabrics are manufactured on state-of-the-art weaving mills. Meticulous checks also ensure that we only ever supply functionally flawless covers.

 

Available colours

However, awning covers do not only serve as effective protection from the sun. They also have a decisive impact on the colour ambience and hence the atmosphere under an awning. For even greater enjoyment of the colour provided by the shade of an awning, markilux has created an extensive collection of more than 250 fabrics made from innovative, high-tech polyester yarns.

The certificate "Öko Tex Standard 100" guarantees that no harmful dyes or chemicals were used in the making of markilux awning covers. If you would like to know more about available colours and fabrics please call 0800 953 0199 and we can arrange samples etc.

Effective protection against UV radiation

Due to the increased strength of UV radiation, healthcare during our leisure time is gaining in importance. Therefore it is important to know just how many harmful UVA and UVB rays will pass through the cover when purchasing an awning. markilux fabrics in dark colours afford 100 per cent protection. Lighter colours (right through to plain white) stop up to 97 per cent of UV radiation.

These figures are based on research conducted by the Hohenstein Research Institute as well as the manufacturer of our fabric yarns. All fabrics made of sunsilk snc and sunvas snc achieve the highest possible solar protection factor for textiles (UPF 50+). The UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) specifies how much longer one can be exposed to sunlight when protected from it by the given UPF without suffering sunburn. Fabrics with an ultraviolet protection factor of 50+ would enable you to sit out safely in the sun fifty times longer than you would otherwise be able to do without suffering sunburn, if you were to rely solely on the protection provided by your skin.

In order to ascertain the sun protection factor required, you need to know what level of protection is provided by your own skin, as well as the length of time you wish to sit in the sun (your own protection time x sun protection factor = maximum sunbathing time). It is essential to bear in mind here that the sun protection (awning) fabric is only able to reduce the effect of direct sunlight and not that resulting from reflected UV radiation (from water, for example).

The best light and weather fastness values.

Our covers made from sunsilk snc and sunvas snc achieve the best results (marks 7 to 8) when rating their light and weather fastness values.

Bonded fabrics lend a vastly improved appearance.

The ultrasonic bonding process lends the awning fabrics a vastly improved appearance. It has been tested for its durability. The high compression bonding process offers many advantages: Under normal conditions the panel joints (formerly seams) are impermeable to light and water and impervious to changes in temperature. Thanks to its smoother surface, the fabric has a longer life-span. In addition bonding avoids the problem of premature ageing of the thread as a result of UV radiation and weathering.

Awning covers on markilux awnings.

We supply our awnings with bonded covers. If you would prefer your awning cover to be produced with the conventional stitched finish, we kindly request you to state this clearly on your order. Exceptions are covers made from perfotex and those from other collections that are manufactured in a stitched finish for technical reasons. Both stitched and bonded awning fabrics show inevitable differences in colour due to the double layer of fabric at the seams and panel joints - the fabric appears to be darker in this area.

Installation

Aquarius Ltd do our upmost to provide a fully included price that does not contain any extras or hidden costs. Installation is priced according to our experience and the data provided by the customer.

What we recommend is a free home survey just so that we can be crystal clear about what is being ordered and the exact costs involved. Please call 0800 953 0199 for more details or send an enquiry here for more details or any questions you may have.

Special fixing alternatives

Special fixing alternatives When fitting to areas such as single story buildings, bungalows or need to sit an awning forward of soil pipes or obstructions, on occasion special fixing brackets will be required. Read More.

Fixing examples:

Example 1

A typical 2 story home similar to this is a very straight forward installation.

Fixing methods can be one of two:

Option 1: Coach screw and plug – Standard fitting charge

Option 2: Chemical fixing - Standard fitting charge plus £40.00 premium for each wall bracket.

A typical 4 meter markilux planet awning would have 2 wall brackets or a markilux 5010 at 6 meters wide would have 3 wall brackets.

 

Example 2

Fitting to a single story extension with a low roof line will potentially require spreader plates unless there is 600mm of brickwork above the awning location.

Exceptions to this are if the wall is a parapet or the wall is block work.

Fixing methods can also be one of two options:

Option 1: Coach screw and plug – Standard fitting charge

Option 2: Chemical fixing - Standard fitting charge plus £40.00 premium for each wall bracket.

Should you need spreader plates, these typically are charged at £90.00 each

A typical 4 meter markilux planet awning would have 2 wall brackets or a markilux 1710 at 6 meters wide would have 3 wall brackets.

 

Example 3

Fitting to a single story extension or bungalow with a low roofline, gutter or outward opening doors will potentially require “Bungalow Z brackets”.

This method allows the awning to be sited at a higher level clear of obstacles while also acting as a spreader plate to lower to torque on the wall.

Fixing methods can also be one of two options but we would strongly recommend the Chemical fixing method for this bracket type:

Option 1: Coach screw and plug – Standard fitting charge

Option 2: Chemical fixing - Standard fitting charge plus £40.00 premium for each wall bracket.

Should you need bungalow Z brackets, these typically are charged at £150.00 each

A typical 4 meter markilux planet awning would have 2 wall brackets or a markilux 5010 at 6 meters wide would have 3 wall brackets.

Example 4

Fitting to an area that requires offset support, we are able to offer our offset bracket.


Suitable mainly for our markilux planet system as this is an end fix awning.

Fixing methods can be one of two options:

Option 1: Coach screw and plug – Standard fitting charge

Option 2: Chemical fixing - Standard fitting charge plus £40.00 premium for each wall bracket.

Should you need spreader plates, these typically are charged at £120.00 each.

A typical 5 meter markilux planet awning has 2 wall brackets

Example 5

Fitting to a double story wall with obstacles such as rainwater or soil pipes can be overcome using our standoff bracket.

Fixing methods can also be one of two options:

Option 1: Coach screw and plug – Standard fitting charge

Option 2: Chemical fixing - Standard fitting charge plus £40.00 premium for each wall bracket.

Should you need standoff brackets, these typically are charged at £100.00 each

A typical 4 meter markilux planet awning would have 2 wall fittings.

5 Year WARRANTY for the Markilux planet

In buying a Markilux planet sun protection system from Aquarius Blinds you have made a conscious choice for quality and safety.

Carefully selected materials and tried and tested technology are the backbone of functional safety and product longevity.

Markilux offers the world's premier architectural shade solutions to enjoy in your home and enhance quality of living.

Each product's engineering and materials meet the highest standards, ensuring problem-free operation for a small eternity. To back up this statement, we offer the industry's finest warranty program to ensure each client's long-term satisfaction with these extraordinary products.

Standard with every Markilux planet shade solution purchased is our Five Year Deluxe Warranty Protection Program. This program provides a 5-year unlimited warranty on parts and materials when installed by Aquarius Blinds and under proper use.

For FIVE years in its original location and to the original owner, every awning is guaranteed.

Covers, frames and electrical components are guaranteed to function free from defects in workmanship and materials under proper use.

Fabric is guaranteed, as long as the awning is fitted with Markilux fabric, to remain serviceable and retain its color and strength in normal exposure conditions, including sunlight, precipitation and atmospheric chemicals if properly cared for.

For more information visit the markilux collection.

There is no warranty against damage due to natural calamities such as inclement weather.

Motors are guaranteed to function free from defects in workmanship and materials, under proper use.

Controls & Electronics including motor controls, switches and sensors are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship, under proper use.

Aquarius Blinds offer a service agreement to maintain your awning at the optimum level for either 3 or 5 years. Agreements available at time of awning purchase

Care tips information available from the markilux care tips page.