Alpha Awnings

Designed in Australia, the Sunway Alpha Awning Series is a modern straight drop style awning system suited to all exterior buildings.

Alpha Awnings offer 5 Styles which can be mixed & matched whilst still maintaining a consistent appearance for your home.

Reducing Energy

Alpha Awnings proven to reduce cooling energy costs by up to 60%*. Alpha Awnings have been independently tested & proven to significantly reduce cooling energy costs by keeping a standard* home at a consistent & comfortable temperature throughout the summer months. With an Alpha Awning on your home it will reflect heat, keep interiors cool and reduce energy costs by up to:

Perth 48% Adelaide 35%
Melbourne 13% Canberra 35%
Sydney 44% Coffs Harbour 60%
Brisbane 58% Rockhampton 48%
Cairns 47% Darwin 34%

Wind Load

Under European Standard ‘EN 13561 External blinds – Performance requirements including safety’, Alpha Awnings will meet wind ratings of up to Class 2 – wind speed of up to 29-38km/hr (equivalent to 5 on Beaufort scale) – depending on model no. and size.

NOTE: These results will only be achieved provided the awning is built and installed with Hunter Douglas components according to the Manufacturer’s specifications (as stated in the component book) and with a fabric according to the above standard. It is recommended that all awnings be retracted during wet or windy conditions. Refer to our manufacturer’s guide for full limitations, width, projection and wind rating information.

Sleek Finish

Featuring universal installation componetry the Alpha System features no visible screws or rivets on the finished product when used with a headbox.

Side channels provide a neat, clean finish by enclosing the fabric and components. The front channel can be disconnected if required to access the fabric.

Core Strength

Sunway Alpha Awnings feature robust componetry engineered for Australian conditions, offering optimal hanging performance over small or large spans.

Colour Options

Sunway Alpha Awnings are available in seven colour options that seamlessly coordinate home exteriors. Five colours are inspired by popular COLORBOND® colours.


Custom Made

The Sunway Alpha system can be personalised to suit your exact external shading requirements, manufactured in Australia.

Sunway Alpha Awnings feature 5 Styles using common hardware for a consistent appearance irrespective of which awning style you choose.

Straight Drop
Sleek & simple with a modern aesthetic.

Cable Guide
Industrial look allowing privacy & ventilation.

Deep Channel
Complete privacy & eliminates any light gaps. Multiple lock off location at various heights.

Side Retention System
Ideal for high wind areas. Encloses an outside area, with no gaps for dust & dirt to enter.

Pivot Arm
Perfect for outward opening windows to circulate air flow & reduce direct sunlight into the home.

Sunway Alpha Awnings can be customised with 3 different headbox styles.

Closed Headbox
Keeps the fabric clean from rain, UV & dirt enhancing longevity.

Open Headbox
Increased air circulation around the roller minimising heat build up for PVC skins.

Open Roller
A cost effective option offering a modern industrial look.

Sunway Alpha Awnings offer a complete suite of operating options.

Light Lift
An innovative operating option allowing you to raise & lower the awning to any desired position by simply moving the bottom rail by hand.

Incorporating the best of technology & design, control your awning with a touch of a button. A range of premium & cost effective motorisation solutions are available.

Solar Motorisation

Incorporating the best of technology & design, control your awning with a touch of a button.

Merger® Solar Motor is a completely solar powered with no hardwiring electricity required for motor operation, eliminating the need for a certified electrician.
Simple & easy to install saving you money & reducing energy costs.

Merger® Motorisation

Enjoy effortless operation at the press of a button with either remote control or switch operated motor options.

Neo Smart

Centralise and simplify your home with Neo Smart, the tiny but talented home automation hub, compatible with Merger® remote control motors. Control roller blinds and awnings via an easy to use app on your smart phone or partner with Amazon Alexa or Control4 systems for a fully integrated solution.

Wireless Solar Powered Wind & Sun Sensor Option

Operates the awning based on light level, by either raising or lowering the awning depending on the amount of sunlight. The wind sensor retracts an awning in overly windy conditions to avoid any unnecessary strain to the awning.

Manual Crank
The geared crank ensures easy operation that is not dependent on your strength. Available in:

  • 9:1 ratio gear or 4:1 for smaller awnings.
  • Black, grey or white colours and polished zinc in various lengths.

Standard Spring Operation
Allows you to manually adjust the height of the awning & secure using either the sliding bolt system or hold down clip option.

Internal Cord Winch
Perfect solution to operate your awning when the weather is not ideal outside. Only available on 60mm tube.







The Alpha Awning Series Bottom Rail holds the fabric taut & minimises any movement in windy situations. A range of optional accessories are available to personalise your awning to your home.

Weight Bar
An additional weight bar can be inserted into the bottom rail for smaller awnings that require additional weight to reduce bottom rail bounce & increase fabric tension.
An additional 1.2kgs can be added per metre.


Locking Bolt
Secures the awning into the side channel base, cable bracket or breeching staple. As the bolt is inserted inside the base rail, the system maintains its clean aesthetic, and allows the bottom rail to be positioned closer to the ground.


Hold Down Strap
Hold down straps can be used to hold the awning down at various points across the width of the awning. Similar to the locking bolts, the hold down clips insert inside the bottom rail for a clean finish.


Pile Brush & Valance
The floor surface is often not perfectly level. When an awning is installed over a wide width.