Our folding arm awning was installed today. At last...some much-needed shade for the sliding door:
The frame comes in limited colours, so we've matched it to the stone beige window frames. The cassette is available in the full range of Colorbond colours, so we matched that to the spouting. I chose the dark blind fabric just because. :)
Because of the western aspect, we've had the awning angled downwards, right to the top of the fence, to block out maximum sun.
Apart from a couple of hours in the evening, the glass should be well shaded most of the day. You can see in the above photo that the sun angles in from the side - once my feijoas grow, that should be less of a drama though.
I'm sure it's going to be much more pleasant in here this summer.