Markilux 1600 - Electric Semi Cassette Awning


One of the best selling retractable electric operated awnings for larger sizes and mainly because of the overall strength and stability of this superb awning. Being a semi cassette awning makes this no less than a full cassette, this is simply a design constraint and the 1600 awning has super strong folding arms which are attached to a carrying bar inside the semi cassette design. The fabric is protected when closed along with the arms, all neatly folded inside the aluminium housing. This awning has won awards in Germany and is a great awning for larger terraces and patios, both commercial and domestic. It is available up to a massice 7100mm wide and 4000mm projection and can also be ordered as a coupled unit for sizes up to 14m wide..

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A semi cassette awning for the very highest demands. with a semi circular design and advantageous 'torque bar' design, offering greater stability when extended and in use. Made to measure as standard and available in 7 standard cassette colours with over 200 fabric choices, you will not be stuck for choice when deciding. The awning cover and arms can be adjusted anywhere between 5 and a 50 degree pitch if required on site. Depending on the final size of the awning, the wind speed class rating is between 28 - 48 km/h. This is a serious awning for more exposed locations and applications and a favourite awning of ours. Markilux make some of the very best awnings in the world and this one has been a winner for many years now..


Award Winning Style
If you are the owner of a Markilux 1600 awning, you are being shaded from the sunlight with elegance of an award winning, industry-leading standard. The superb style of the semi-cassette awning has been credited with the highly prestigious IF product design award, paying respect to the quality and excellent craftmanship.

This electric operated version of the Markilux 1600 allows for the easiest and smoothest operation; when the sun is too much, at a press of a button the awning will open and offer that much needed shading. The polished chrome fittings equipped to the awning's front profile enhance the overall sleek aesthetic, and with various additional features such as LED spotlights, or LED linear lighting in the folding arms, the very smartest of appearances can be achieved to enhance and compliment your outdoor living space.

Markilux 1600 Detail
The Markilux 1600 has a round 50mm torque bar and is extremely resistant to twist and deflection. The roller tube is 85mm in diameter, whilst the awning is equipped with double steel-link chains as standard providing the strength alongside drop forged knuckle arm joints. The cassette cover top section is fitted with a brush, which removes most of the dirt and debris as the awning is being retracted.


Cassette depth is 254mm and the height is 223mm
Size range is between 7100mm width and 4000mm projection and nearly double the width for a coupled awning version.

Face Fixing Installation - Other fitting positions are available. Contact Us for more information

markilux 1600 awning dimensions

The cassette and arms are factory powdercoated in the following standard colours:
Traffic White - RAL 9016
Metallic Aluminium RAL 9006
Anthracite Metallic 5204
Stone Grey Metallic 5215
Off White Textured Finish 5233
Grey Brown (similar to RAL 8019)**
Light Ivory RAL 1015**
Havana Brown Textured Finish 5229**
**extended lead-times may apply

Electric Motor Drive Operation:
Radio Control Motor + 1 Channel Transmitter (most common method) with optional wall mounted remote control accessories to choose and multi channel handsets for multiple awnings.
IO motor for connection with Somfy Tahoma and smartphone operation via Somfy app. other control accessories also available for use with this specification.

The Markilux Vibrabox sensor reacts to movement in the awning front profile. It can be fixed to the inside or outside of the front profile (depending on the awning model) without requiring a power supply cable. You can choose from three different levels of sensitivity. Battery powered so no power supply or cabling required.

Installation Instructions available on request.
Any of the Markilux awnings require at least 2 people for installation. They are a very heavy item to lift and the fixings for the brackets must be appropriate for the type of structure they are being fixed to. Although it is possible to install these yourself it is advised to engage the services of a professional installer.

Measuring for an Awning..

When measuring for an awning, the width, projection from the wall, height of the awning from the ground, the pitch of the canopy cover and the lowest height for the front profile when fully extended, are all the dimensions you should consider.

A ‘standard’ size and currently the most common size in the UK is a 4000mm wide awning with a 3000mm projection. On a standard house wall this awning could be installed at around 2800mm high from the ground, with a pitch of around 15 degrees on the canopy, so when fully extended the front of the awning would be at around 2000mm from the ground. The 3000mm projection would be less now, because of the angle of the canopy.
To guarantee a good rainwater run off from the fabric canopy a typical self supporting awning should be set at a minimum pitch of 14 degrees, but preferably greater than this if possible.
You can install and set a lot of retractable awnings to be at zero degrees of pitch, but then these should bever be used in the rain..At less than 14 degrees you should never leave the awning unattended when open and manage accordingly with rainfall.

Each awning brand and model will have a different and specific standard bracket position, so when measuring for an awning, please be aware of certain awning models which have fixed bracket positions.Many have brackets which can be repositioned but mostly the brackets tend to sit where the awning arms meet the cassette and mechanism.
Please check the specific model of awning and the fixing positions and be aware of limitations if you maybe have on the structure you are fixing to.

Dimensions and their Meaning
The ‘Ordering Width’ measurement refers to the overall width of the awning cassette or end to end dimension of any mechanism, when it isn’t a full cassette awning model. The fabric cover will ALWAYS be narrower than the awning width simply because of the physics, please check for exact fabric canopy width if this is important to you.
The ‘Projection’ is the length from the back of the awning brackets to the front of the leading profile and is when the adjustments in the arms are fully extended. Most awnings will be offered with the projections in 500mm increments, whilst the width is an exact millimetre dimension and most of our awnings are made to measure as standard.

Installation Considerations
When you are measuring for an awning and you have obstacles such as downpipes or maybe brickwork features so the wall isn’t totally flat you can choose to ignore these and focus on the width you need for the greatest shading. All the awnings have their standard fixing brackets but you can always order ‘stand off’ or ‘pipe’ brackets which enable the awning to be fitted away from the wall and in front of any obstacles. You might also discover unsuitable sub structure for fitting, such as single skin brickwork or maybe the awning position sits right over a lintel? In this case you can also spread the loading of the awning down, up or across your wall using spreader brackets.
Please email or call us with details of your obstacles and issues and some dimensions and we can advise if it isn't obvious from options given already.

Some Basic Advice
We have never known anyone to complain about any awning being too large, but a few people have wished they ordered something slightly bigger once they realise they had plenty more room and needed more shade and cover with the awning. 
You create outdoor protected space with an awning for relaxing, entertaining and dining so covering your tables and chairs with enough overhang at the sides and front to deal with the moving sun is essential. The direction your patio, terrace or garden faces is also a huge factor to the awning size. Maybe take a long stick and at various times of the day hold it out from your building wall to show exactly where the shadow sits and this will show you what the awning will also do.. Of course have the stick or rod at the length you think your awning should be and also hold it at about 2m, but angling up to the height where the awning position will be - usually somewhere between 2.5 and 3m in most cases. You might be surprised how little shade you get at certain times of the day, but whatever your reasons are for an awning you will find other benefits other than just sunshade.

We offer many awning models with manual or electric drop down front valances and these are perfect to protect from low lying sun (West facing gardens) and also provide privacy and protection from cooling breezes. Many have a maximum extension of 2.1m to give total cover from ground to awning font profile…

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