Why Choose to Install Motorisation Systems for Your Home Awnings & Blinds?

Innovative technology continues to impress by making everyday activities much more efficient and convenient. Even when it comes to blinds and awnings, the latest in digital technology has created automation systems to help enhance your living environment.

At Mal Glanville & Co, we stock home motorisation systems from two of the leading brands: Somfy & Alpha Motors. In this blog, we explore why investing in products from either of these brands can help increase the functionality of your window coverings and offer flexible solutions unlike manual systems.

Ease & Convenience

There is nothing quite like being able to control the lighting in your home simply with the touch of a button or with a voice command. Brands like Somfy and Alpha Motors make this possible. Somfy offers one single remote to control all Somfy products, the option for controlling your blinds and awnings with your smartphone as well as voice control features that are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Alpha Motors has even created an app called Alpha Neo which allows you to control motorised products individually, by area or across the entire house from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet connection. Having better control of your living space has never been easier.

Energy Efficiency & Time Saving

Motorised blinds come with sensors and timers that can be used to control when the blinds open and shut without you even thinking about it. You can set up your blinds to open when the sun is at its brightest to allow more heat in during winter. Or you can set timers for blinds to close as soon as the sun goes down, so you don’t have to worry about privacy in your home as soon as it gets dark. Somfy and Alpha Motors both have a range of sun, wind and temperature sensors that can manage this.

Longer Lifespan

Opening and closing blinds manually can have a negative effect on the blinds and cause damage more easily. With mortised blinds the power exerted on the blinds when opening and closing them is much more controlled. This in turn offers maximum functionality for the blinds while also increasing its lifespan.

Let Mal Glanville & Co. help you pick the perfect home motorisation product

Whatever home motorisation system you need, our team can help you out. Our Alpha Motors products come with a 7-year replacement warranty and all products are fully compliant to Australian standards. To find out more, give us a call on (02) 4323 1500.

How To Maintain Your Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings are a wonderful addition to your home and outdoor area. Offering shade and protection from the elements, all while looking great, they allow you to spend more time outside.

To keep your retractable awnings in good shape and to ensure you can enjoy them for many years to come, we have compiled a range of maintenance tips to follow.

Handle with Care

Whether you manually open and close your retractable awnings or simply click a button, you must handle with care. Rough usage of the awnings can damage the material and function, which greatly affects performance over time. It’s also important to note that awnings need to be opened and closed in regular intervals during off-seasons. This will help maintain the awnings mechanism and save you from having to battle against a shade that won’t open properly when you need it to.

Retract in Wind

Designed to shade you from the sun, retractable awnings are not made to protect you from strong wind. Therefore, it is always recommended that you close your awnings during storms, hail and excessive winds. Using your awnings for their intended purpose will save you in the long run, but if you happen to use them during strong winds, be sure to check for damage before retracting. Look for holes in the material, malfunctioning joints and general irregularities.

Protect from Vegetation

Maintaining a safe distance between your retractable awnings and vegetation such as flowers, shrubbery and vines is essential. Such vegetation can creep into the mechanism and play havoc with the function of the awnings. They can also produce acidic contents that can damage the material, so, make sure you place your retractable awnings in a safe, clear space.

Find Awnings You Love

Adding retractable awnings to your property is a great way to enjoy your exterior spaces and add value to your home, so it’s important that you seek out high quality awnings and expert advice if required. And our team at Mal Glanville & Co can assist you in just that.

If you are looking to replace your existing awnings, or want to add a new style to your outdoor area, browse our varied selection of awnings from Mal Glanville & Co.

We are more than happy to help you find the perfect solution for your unique property. Contact us today.

Pivot Arm Awnings

ALPHA PIVOT ARM AWNING

Alpha Pivot Arm Awnings are a functional system designed to protect Windows & Patio Areas from harsh UV rays & heat protection.
Designed to protect all internal furnishes that can fade due to high UV rays whether it be Carpet, Timber Floorings or Leather Furnishings.
All Fabrics can be used in the Manufacture of these blinds: P.V.C, Canvas, Acrylic & External Sunscreen.

  • Operated as an Internal or External Tape Winder System, Crank Control or Motorised with Somfy & Alpha Motors
  • Durable & suitable for all Seasons
  • A Modern look with no Valance
  • Now with Operational Side Channels for adjusting the Arms up and down the Wall Face ideal for Sliding Door Areas
  • Square Headboxes and Bottom Rails are available in 6 Standard Colours & can be powder coated in additional Colourbond or Interpon Colours
  • Headboxes are ideal for keeping all operational hardware concealed and protected from the elements
  • Available with the Open Headbox option allowing increased circulation around the roller minimising heat build-up for PVS Skins
  • Designed to stop at any height making it practical to allow more airflow or additional light to filter in
  • Backed with a 5 Year Warranty

Want to find out more? Call us today and speak with one of our friendly staff to arrange an obligation free in home consultation.

 

Trinidad Awnings

Trinidad Awning

The Fixed Louvre System is ideal for Patio Areas with the Louvres set at a 45 degree angle offering privacy and allowing filtered natural light to the entertaining area.

The Adjustable Louvre system is suitable for most windows offering complete control of light, privacy and airflow with its manual winder operation.

  • Durable & suitable for all Seasons
  • Available in a Variety of Colours
  • Backed with a 5 Year Warranty

Want to find out more? Call us today and speak with one of our friendly staff to </strong

arrange an obligation free in home consultation.

Aluminum Awnings

CARIBBEAN AWNINGS

Caribbean Aluminium Awnings are both durable and stylish.

Designed for creating shaded spaces for Patios and above doorways.

The pitch can be varied for these awnings with the placement of the Arms when Installed.

Available in 8 Standard Colours with patterns available on request

  • Available with the option of Standard Arms or Support Posts.
  • Durable & suitable for all Seasons
  • Caribbean Awnings can be manufactured with enclosed sides and can be mitred to suit cornered patios.
  • Manufactured with Wide and Narrow Vertical Panels.
  • Backed with a 5 Year Warranty

Want to find out more?  Call us today and speak with one of our friendly staff to arrange an obligation free in home consultation.

 

BAHAMA AWNINGS

Bahama Aluminium Awnings are a durable and economical way for covering doorways and Patio spaces.

The pitch can be varied for these awnings with the placement of the Arms when Installed.

Available in 6 Standard Colours.

  • Available with the option of Standard Arms or Support Posts.
  • Durable & suitable for all Seasons
  • Bahama Aluminium Awnings are manufactured with wide horizontal panels.
  • Backed with a 5 Year Warranty

Want to find out more?  Call us today and speak with one of our friendly staff to arrange an obligation free in home consultation.

 

KINGSTON AWNINGS

Kingston Aluminium Awnings are a durable and fully waterproof way for covering doorways and Patio spaces.

The pitch can be varied for these awnings with the placement of the Arms when Installed.

Available in 8 Standard Colours.

  • Available with the option of Standard Arms or Support Posts.
  • Durable & suitable for all Seasons
  • Kingston Awnings can be manufactured with enclosed sides and can be mitred to suit cornered patios.
  • Manufactured with Wide and Narrow Vertical Panels.
  • Backed with a 5 Year Warranty

Want to find out more?  Call us today and speak with one of our friendly staff to arrange an obligation free in home consultation.

Straight Drop Awnings

All Fabrics can be used in the Manufacture of these blinds: P.V.C, Canvas, Acrylic & External Sunscreen.

  • Operated as a Spring Loaded System, Gear & Crank or can be motorised using Somfy or Alpha Motors
  • Durable & suitable for all Seasons
  • Available in a Variety of Headboxes or Bottom Rail Designs
  • Headboxes are ideal for keeping all operational hardware concealed and protected from the elements
  • Headboxes & Bottom Rails are available in a variety of Standard Colours & can be powder coated in additional Colourbond or Interpon Colours
  • Designed to stop at any height making it practical to allow more airflow or additional light to filter in
  • A multitude of styles available including side tensioned channels, wire guided, standard side channels, caf, sail track systems and many more.
  • Backed with a 5 Year Warranty

Want to find out more?? Call us today and speak with one of our friendly staff to arrange an obligation free in home consultation.

Fabric Awnings Central Coast

Fabric Awnings are a versatile and economical awning option, available in Automatic, Canopy and Pivot Arm styles. Fabric Awnings are designed to last, manufactured with long-lasting, corrosion resistant aluminum to ensure years of efficient performance.

Why choose System 2000 Awnings?

  • Large selection of fabrics a colours
  • A range of styles, including Pivot Arm, Canopy and Automatic
  • Easy functionality.

System 2000 Awnings

SYSTEM 2000 AUTOMATIC AWNINGS

System 2000 Automatic Awnings are a functional system designed to protect Windows & Patio Areas from harsh UV rays & allow heat reduction.

Designed to protect all internal furnishes that can fade due to high UV rays whether it be Carpet, Timber Floorings or Leather Furnishings.

All Fabrics can be used in the Manufacture of these blinds:  P.V.C, Canvas, Acrylic & External Sunscreen.

  • Operated as a Spring Loaded System using a Pole Hook & Guide Rods
  • Durable & suitable for all Seasons
  • Available with the Traditional Look of a Scallop Valance or the Modern look of no Valance or a Straight Valance
  • Arms can be fitted close to the windows or extended to offer optimum privacy
  • Headboxes are ideal for keeping all operational hardware concealed and protected from the elements
  • Headboxes & 5 sided Bottom Rails are available in 10 Standard Colours & can be powder coated in additional Colourbond or Interpon Colours
  • Designed to stop at any height making it practical to allow more airflow or additional light to filter in
  • Backed with a 5 Year Warranty

 

SYSTEM 2000 PIVOT ARM AWNINGS

System 2000 Pivot Arm Awnings are a functional system designed to protect Windows & Patio Areas from harsh UV rays & heat protection.

Designed to protect all internal furnishes that can fade due to high UV rays whether it be Carpet, Timber Floorings or Leather Furnishings.

All Fabrics can be used in the Manufacture of these blinds:  P.V.C, Canvas, Acrylic & External Sunscreen.

  • Operated as an Internal or External Tape Winder System, Crank Control or Motorised with Somfy Motors
  • Durable & suitable for all Seasons
  • Available with the Traditional Look of a Scallop Valance or the Modern look of no Valance or a Straight Valance
  • Headboxes & 5 sided Bottom Rails are available in 10 Standard Colours & can be powder coated in additional Colourbond or Interpon Colours

Ziptrak Awnings

Used for all Seasons whether it be for wind & rain resistance in Autumn & Winter, or UV & heat protection come Spring & Summer. All Fabrics can be used in the Manufacture of these blinds:  P.V.C, Canvas, Acrylic & External Sunscreen.

  • Ideal for creating Enclosed Patio areas when needed
  • Durable & suitable for all Seasons
  • Manufactured in Wide Spans to provide uninterrupted views
  • Can be manufactured up to spans of 6 metres wide & 3.5 metre drops
  • Hardware in 5 Colourbond colours with the option to Powder coat in any additional colours
  • Headboxes are ideal for keeping all operational hardware concealed and protected from the elements
  • Unique Centre Release Control designed to make operating easier
  • Operations can be Spring Loaded, and motorised with Somfy or Alpha Motors
  • Designed to stop at any height making it practical to allow more airflow or additional light to filter in
  • Backed with a 5 Year Warranty

Want to find out more?  Call us today and speak with one of our friendly staff to arrange an obligation free in home consultation.