Benning Canopy

Winner - 2013 OFPANZ Excellence Award - Awnings And Canopies & IFAI- Outstanding Achievement Award – Residential Awnings And Canopies

This home is situated on a bush clad section with very little outdoor living space. The owners approached us as they had decided to re-build and extend their upstairs deck, and wanted to cover part of it to maximise its usability. It was important that they had protection from the sun and rain, and could extend their living space. Being surrounded by trees they were concerned about the light reduction of the roofing material. They had looked at other options – including polycarbonate sheeting, but aesthetically they preferred the look and feel of the PVC cover and were satisfied with the minimal reduction of light into the area.

As can be seen in the photos, this house had a stepped gutter line which had to be factored into the design. Normally in this situation we would follow the gutter line and create a stepped rail, but in this case we elected to extend the canopy over the extra roof line. Technically this was an easier design, and more cost effective. Special brackets and connectors had to be designed to accommodate the canopy roof over this section of the house.

Now the canopy is in place, the customers love their new space, and have decided to enclose most of it with our side curtains to create more of an outdoor room. We are thrilled to have picked up both a local and international award for this canopy.

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One of our sales reps will visit your home or workplace for a free, no obligation quote.Our reps will look at your situation, measure the space and advise how best to proceed. They will show you some fabric samples and steel colours, and discuss side screen options. Within a few days we will come back to you with a quote.

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Thanks everyone for our Fresco Shade, we are thrilled with it, it looks fantastic. The whole process was stress free and indeed a pleasure, from the time Russell came out right through to installation by Steve and Julian. I have and will continue to recommend your product and service to all.

Chris and Pete Henry

We are glad we went with you in the end. We did some serious research and compared the players in the market. Even though there were cheaper options around, the design, the quality of the fabric, and your professionalism convinced us in the end. Thank you very much.

Girard de Soucanton

We have found our whole ' fresco shades experience' to be such a positive one. From the people and their friendliness, professionalism, knowledge and advice, to the beautiful superior finished product. It is by far one of the best and easiest decisions we have made to add value, function and beauty to our home. Thank you again to all the team!

Brenda and Vince Nola

We are pleased we chose the fabric roofing as it is cool to sit under and has not affected light filtration to our lounge. We are thrilled with the end result, and are using the deck even now, being May.

Lois and Alf Sharp

A quality product and service from beginning to end - thank you.

Derek and Sue Ranger

The canopy and curtains have been the icing on the cake for our deck. Thank you so much for all your wonderful help.

Lil and Matt Newbold

I was initially a bit unsure about how the canopy would look, but the end result has blown me away. We hardly used our deck before and now we use it a lot more. It has made entertaining so much easier, no more worrying about whether it will rain, now we can entertain outside in all weather. Thanks so much to the team at Fresco Shades.

Sarah and Paul Conner

We are thrilled with the end result. We are already getting good responses from family and friends. Great service all round, from the initial contact to completion.

Rob and Cecelia Murray

I would recommend a Fresco Shades canopy to anyone wanting to keep the rain and also the hot sun off their deck. The construction is excellent, in fact it is just perfect. The installers and salesman were great to deal with. Thank you Fresco Shades.

Vivian Goh

Steve and Julian have just put up the plastic drop, which now completes our Fresco shade, and I am thrilled with the finished look. We have been very impressed with the quality of the product, the expert advice given by Russell at the outset, and the excellent standard of workmanship by your installation team. Thank you!

Helen and Malcolm Page

Earlier in the year you made shades for me to go over 2 balconies. The reason for purchasing the shades was that my house was leaking with every rain. The shades were not guaranteed to be water tight, but I have not had one drop into my house since they were constructed. I am very grateful for the marvelous workpersonship, and I enjoy my 2 new rooms every day. Thank you!

Diane Ramsay

We are thrilled with our fresco shade! Way exceeds our expectations. It looks fabulous and makes our outdoor living area so much more useable! We found all dealings with staff to be effortless. They were all polite, professional helpful and friendly to deal with. You couldn't ask for more! Thanks so much and keep up the good work!

Tim and Rose Antonio