Retractable Awnings

In Out, Up Down

Whichever way you need shade, we have the awning for you - in Nelson, Marlborough & the West Coast

Lateral Arm Awnings

Lateral Arm Awning
Lateral Arm Awning


These awnings retract and extend via a spring-loaded system which ensures a smooth, taut finish to your awning. They can be manually operated with a removeable handle or electronically.  Wind and sun sensors are also available to ensure the awning is there when you need it but retracts when winds reach sufficient strength whereby the awning could be damaged.


We can supply rechargeable motors, solar powered motors & hard-wired motors. Remote control or hard wired switches.


We supply French made, commercial quality, all aluminium lateral arm awnings, Horizon by Franciaflex.


Horizon by Franciaflex

The Horizon by Franciaflex is a premier folding arm system, providing complete protection from the elements.  Horizon awnings are custom-made using high quality components with European technology & styling.


They can be motorised or with a gearbox & crank handle.  When motorised, wireless sun & wind sensors & motion sensors can be added to extend or retract the awning as conditions change.


Your Horizon awning can be covered using acrylic canvas or PVC sunscreen mesh for light shading.  There are a wide variety of colours available in both.


Franciaflex has a long history of producing high quality components for the European shade & window furnishing markets.  All Horizon components are aluminium or stainless steel making it the perfect system to stand the test of time in the harsh New Zealand environment.  Horizon awnings have a five year warranty & are built tough.


  • Commercial quality
  • Easy to operate
  • Suitable for windy conditions
  • Modular up to 15m wide
  • Awning slope up to 45 degrees
  • Can be remote operated with electric motors, rechargeable motors or solar motors
  • Available with an optional hood kit


Available in the following sizes:


3.0m wide x 1.5, 2.0 or 2.5m projection

4.0m wide x 1.5m, 2.0m, 2.5m or 3.0m projection

4.5m wide x 1.5m, 2.0m, 2.5m, 3.0m or 3.5m projection

5.0m wide x 1.5m, 2.0m, 2.5m, 3.0m or 3.5m projection

5.5m wide x 1.5m, 2.0m, 2.5m, 3.0m or 3.5m projection

6.0m wide x 1.5m, 2.0m, 2.5m, 3.0m or 3.5m projection


They are modular up to 15m wide.


We have a motorised Horizon awning in the showroom if you would like to come in & see it in action.

Drop Arm Awnings

Vertigo Awning by Franciaflex

Vertigo Spring Arm Awning
Vertigo Spring Arm Awning

The Vertigo drop arm awning is a great solution for window shading & interior privacy, having been designed with interior climate control & solar protection in mind.  Sunscreen mesh allows natural light & acrylic canvas provides a private finish. Can be motorised or manual.  Motion sensor is available.


Increased Privacy

Vertigo awnings can be lowered to give your window privacy from neighbouring properties & main thoroughfares.


Solar Protection

Vertigo awnings are an excellent way to protect your carpet & furniture from harmful UV rays.  Using window awnings i the warmer seasons can significantly reduce cooling costs by blocking sunlight from entering  through the window.


Width & Extension

Two Arms

Minimum (mm) 500 x 750

Maximum (mm) 5850 x 1500


Three Arms

Minimum (mm) 5850 x 750

Maximum (mm) 10640 x 1500



Acrylic Canvas

Shadeview Mesh



Frame Colours

Warm White Pearl

Silver Pearl




Franciaflex Horizon Awning Brochure
Franciaflex Horizon Brochure.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.1 MB
Sauleda Plain Acrylic Canvas
Sauleda Plain Acrylic Canvas Swatches.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.2 MB
Sauleda Striped Acrylic Canvas
Sauleda Stripe Canvas Swatch.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.4 MB
Docril Acrylic Canvas
Docril Swatches.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.5 MB


Talk to us now about how we can make a difference for you.

Showroom and Factory

143 St Vincent Street


New Zealand


Telephone 03 546 6809

Freephone 0800 665 506


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