Residential Gennius Retractable Roof

Functional & protective

The Gennius Patio system was developed in Europe specifically to meet the growing demand for alfresco living. With greater demands being placed on our out-door life-style, the Gennius belt driven Patio Awning system lends itself to the further enjoyment of our leisure-time here in the Sub-tropical environs of Sydney.

The Genius retractable awning is one of design excellence, incorporating many practical features like the water drainage system, which can deposit the water either over the front of the awning, or to the left side, or to the right side, as the requirement dictates. Guttering can be integrated in the leading edge.


This retractable patio awning system, utilises a number of fold away pleats, so the winter sun, or summer sun, can be enjoyed simply by retracting the canopy. The pleats are variable in size, and as they are individual pieces of fabric, any damage caused to one panel simply means that panel, and that panel only, is replaced.

With a variety of fabrics available for the Waterproof retractable Gennius , the awning can be made fully water-proof, or can become a retractable sun-shade, as desired – simply by the choice of fabrics.
Size is NOT a problem, ranging from a small 3 metre wide x 3 metre projection to sizes ranging up to 18 metres Wide and a  6 metre projection, all supported by wall fixing on the one end, and front posts on the other.


The Gennius Patio Belt Drive system is versatile and simple which includes great features and several options are available:

a: Top Fix brackets
b: Front Gutters and Drains
c: Side Infill (column & wall brackets included)
d: Square Bar fixing
e: Hood Beam

This product uses a Carbon Steel reinforced drive belt, completely enclosed inside the side guides, to drive the crossbars outwards and inwards. For optimum performance from this all weather awning the Gennius is motorized and is controlled with a hand-held remote.

The Gennius can be manufactured in a wide range of sizes, from widths as little as 3 metres and up to 13.5 metres. The standard projection can be as much as 7 metres, but larger projections are available, provided the awning is top fixed.

A variety of fabrics can be used for the pleats including acrylic, PVC coated fabric or screen mesh.

The Hood Beam option covers the retracted section with, preferably, a waterproof fabric that is stretched from a wall attachment to the beam. This provides protection for the crossbars and fabric, from rain and debris, when not in use.

A Side Infill option is available for one or both sides. This enables the attachment of a vertical awning i.e. the Closer or Vertiscreen screen, to provide extra shade and comfort, depending on the fabric chosen.

The Gutter option collects rainwater and drains it away using the post profile as the downpipe. No more concerns about entertaining outside during a rain shower.

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