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Straight Drop

Straight drop awnings are mainly used on balconies or verandahs.

Straight Drop

Straight drop awnings are mainly used on balconies or verandahs. Predominantly manually operated with the combination of a gearbox and crank handle although some applications may need a rope style operation. Straight Drop blinds can be motorised with the use of a Tension limit motor. These awnings are generally shackled at the bottom with the use of straps or clips. ABSOL also have a range of protective head-boxes if required. Constructed from a combination of Powder-coated Steel, Aluminium and Stainless Steel to reduce corrosion.

• Energy efficient
• Manual or Motorised
• Wide range of Fabrics available
• Long lasting
• Easy maintenance
• Good shade and shelter from the elements

When considering the type of blinds for your windows the following points should be noted.

SIZE LIMITSMinimumMaximum
Width (manual)800mm5500mm*
Width (motorized)800mm5500mm*
Length (manual)600mm3500mm
Length (motorized)600mm5000mm
* Consideration needs to be given to the Length and overall weight of the blind.


Somfy Motorisation.

Mesh – The most popular fabric for this style of External Blind our 2 X 2 Weave Mesh fabric come in width widths to minimize the amount of joins in the fabric. Mesh fabrics allow you to maintain your view whilst protecting you from heat and glare. Made from a combination of Polyester and PVC they are hardwearing and easy to clean. Darker colours will give you a better view whist reducing the glare and the lighter colours will reflect more heat.

Acrylic – ABSOL’s Range of Acrylic fabrics offer superior UV protection and have excellent resistance to stretching and tearing. The fabric of choice for Folding Arm Awnings, Acrylic is used to maximize heat reduction and maintain your privacy. Acrylic fabrics are also water resistant and come with a 5 to 10 year warranty.

Canvas – Once the most popular choice for awnings, canvas has now taken a back seat. It is mostly used on west facing windows or traditional style homes where clients want to match their existing Awnings.

Clear PVC – Clear PVC is popular both residentially and commercially and gives you attractive unobstructed view. Although very sensitive, it needs to be carefully looked after in order to keep it looking nice and clear. This means not having heaters or BBQ’s near the fabric at all.

Custom Powder-coating available.