It is amazing Markilux awnings have invented a planet, okay it is not really a planet, it is a free standing awning system that can be turned to provide shade all through the day. They show a picture of it, the awning shading a table and chair setting and proclaiming how it can be swivelled around the main pole to give you a shaded area all through the day. So presumably this means that as the sun moves across the sky you will be periodically turning the awning to keep the shade above your head. It does not do this automatically like a sunflowers but that would be very cool if it could and I am sure it won’t be long before someone comes up with a system that will enable that to be a function of the awning.
It is much better than having to do a lot of furniture arranging during the day as the sun finds you hiding in the shade, you always leave it as long as possible before moving the aluminium cladding http://www.aokbrothers.com.au/aluminium_composite_cladding.html and table into the next patch of shadow, so for a time at least one or two of you are in the full glare of the sun, until everyone grabs their chair and moves about, it is almost like being at the mad hatters tea party.
Make sure when you are getting the Planet installed in your outdoor area that you have the rotating version and not the fixed one, the fixed awning looks exactly the same except it is as the name states, unmovable. The rotating awning can be moved around 335 degrees, so don’t try to force it all the way around, you will need to swing it back the other way once the sun has done its full journey.
Some of the other features of facade maintenance services in Melbourne are an anticorrosive protection for those awnings that are going to be installed in regions along the coastlines and are therefore subject to salt water and sand blasting winds. The company gives you the option of colour diversity in the framework with over two hundred different powder coating colours but the sail or awning itself can only be obtained in seven colours so you will have to do some creative thinking to have a unique system from everyone else.
You could make it a stand out feature that is the first thing you notice when you walk into the space where it is installed or you could have it made to fade into the background and be part of the scenery, using it for its practical purpose and not the aesthetic qualities it possesses. It does kind of stick out like a sore thumb and may not appeal to all, it looks like it is looming in the background and waiting to come falling down on you and your guests, it wont of course, well if it is installed right and would very likely fall away from you anyway should it fall over, let’s hope.