Markilux 970 - Electric Operated Retractable Awning


The Markilux 970 is a confident, urban style, electric operated awning, with bold and defined lines for modern and contemporary properties, defined by its angular rectangular appearance. Simple lines and elegance in this full cassette awning presented here in electric operation for those using their outdoor area and wanting the easiest operation and also the benefit of the optional motion sensor to retract the awning in bad weather, even if you forget or are out. This awning, available up to 6000mm wide and 3000mm in projection will look good with any modern architecture, being unrecognisable as an awning when fully closed. The usual very high standards from a leading German manufacturer are present in this awning.

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This Markilux retractable awning can cover up to 18 square metres of your outdoor space with a maximum size of 6000mm x 3000mm. This is an electrically operated version with options on the control and safety accessories available. A manual version is in our shop if required. This awnings is rectangular in shape and uses the bionic tendon system within the drop forged allow arms for maximum stability when fully open. It was launched in 2017 and immediately won 2 awards for design in Germany. If you have a modern angular property then this awning is one to consider for sure. The cassette is 266mm deep x 140mm high and has the ability to adjust between 5 and 30 degrees for the main cover when extended. This awning is made to measure as standard.


Markilux 970

The 970 retractable awning by market-leaders Markilux is one of both designer qualities and appearance. The significant qualities to recognise are the fresh shape of the front panel and the LEDLine that is integrated into the cassette, allowing the awning to not only provide shading, but a wonderfully more comfortable environment for those evenings sat outside. Sleek and neat in appearance and popular for many domestic applications, you are sure to appreciate the urban elegance of the 970.

The electrically operated edition of the 970 allows for additional convenience as the awning can project and the touch of a button.


The award-winning, impressive design of the 970 features a bionic folding arm to allow for the spanning dimensions.

The 970 is also equipped with various features that make for luxurious outdoor living, including the LED lighting. This awning is also eligible for ShadePlus where required, offering additional shading from the sun particularaly when it is lower; this consists of a vertical valance that hangs from the front profile.

Like every Markilux product, the cassette and front panel of the 970 can be customised to your taste, along with an extensive choice of colours for the fabric. 


Maximum Width: 6 metres

Maximum Projection: 3 metres

Face Fixing Installation - Other fitting positions are available. 

Installation Instructions available in our PDF downloads and also come with the awning when delivered.

Any of the Markilux awnings will 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.
This is prbably the easiest full cassette awning for installation using only 2 end fixed brackets. The most important factor is a good anchor fixing to the wall structure and it must be determined the wall is capable of taking the forces an awning can apply when there is even a light breeze.

A retractable awning should never be fitted to the top of a single storey brick structure without the addtional use of 'spreader brackets' to take the fixing pressure down the lower part of the singlel storey structure and not just to the top section where there will be no compression and therefore no strength in the wall for a downward or upwards force applied.

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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