auto guide awnings

traditional & our most popular awning

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The most popular of all the traditional style external awnings, the Auto Guide Awning, sometimes known as the Automatic Awning or Lock Arm Awning, is as common in Adelaide homes as a Hills Hoist!The awning is raised and lowered to whatever position you want, by simply sliding the arms on the guide rods. This flexibility lets you control how much light and heat comes through the window.
Auto Guide Awnings let the air in whilst blocking out light
Available in a number of projections, Auto Guide Awnings allow air flow, whilst still sitting close enough to windows to minimise light and heat entering your home. The auto locking arms allow the awning to be secured at any height and can be adjusted by hand or with a pull-stick. Tension in the blind is maintained by a spring that sits neatly within the top aluminium roller tube.Stan Bond Auto Guide Awnings are most often installed on the face of ground floor windows but can also be used on balcony windows or outdoor patio posts. The Awnings also come with the option of matching hooding to provide the finishing touch to your new window feature.
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The Latest trends

What's New In Auto Guide awnings

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What's New

The latest in Roller Blind technology is the Somfy and Automate motorisation ranges, which include iPhone and Android apps to control your blinds remotely. Come into our display centre for a demonstration of these leading motorised roller blind technologies.

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What's Popular

Grey tone fabrics with metal bottom rails and metal chains are currently very popular roller blinds in Adelaide. Adding a white sunscreen fabric behind the blockout blind (which makes it a dual or combo blind) gives you privacy and glare control during the day, then lower the blockout blind in the evening to darken the room.

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What's Modern

Turn a traditional awning into a modern one. We particularly love the look of Auto Lock Arm awnings that use Outlook Mode mesh fabric in a single block colour, which can turn a more traditional looking awning into a modern, minimalist shading option for a contemporary home. The mesh fabric not only looks great, it allows some natural light into the home, creating a more spacious feel.

features & benefits

Visit our display centre to explore Stan Bond’s incredible range of awnings, or talk to one of our consultants about finding the right style for your home.

Galvanised Steel Guides

Large Range Of Fabrics

UV Protection

With over 25,000 Auto Guide Awnings manufactured for South Australian homes by our team, we know what it takes to last in Australian outdoor conditions. A number of years ago, we designed a specialised aluminium top tube and bottom rail, which replaces the traditional galvanised tubes. This reduces the risk of rusting and provides a smoother paint finish. With over 45 years of experience, you can trust Stan Bond to provide a long lasting, high quality product.

With Adelaide’s largest choice of outdoor fabrics, you can choose from our broad range of colours, patterns and textures – including traditional poly-cotton canvas from Hunter Douglas and Brella, the latest generation PVC coated woven polyester mesh and acrylic fabrics.

Stan Bond Auto Guide Awnings can be fitted with:

  • Colourbond steel hood with specified colours
  • Arm projections in either 150mm, 300mm, or 450mm
  • Stainless steel guides, arms and brackets using 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel
  • Long pull-down stick for use when awning is mounted high off the ground
  • A variety of bottom flap trims

Stan Bond also offers the System 2000 Auto Guide Awning, which is similar to the Standard Auto Guide Awning, but uses a different hood, arms and mounting system. It is spring-operated with steel guides fitted to the wall down both sides with sliding lock arms. This system is most suited to positions where the Standard Auto Guide is unable to be installed.

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Stan Bond offer a free no-obligation consultation on awnings. Our expert consultants will help you with your project and provide you with a free quote.



We provide an in-home consultation offering expert advice on all your options, and recommendations based on your personal style, needs, and budget.



We work closely with you to understand your unique needs and provide a customised design solution, ensuring the final product is of high quality and meets your expectations.



Our experienced installers measure the windows, prepare the space, and fit your curtains with precision and care to ensure a perfect fit and a polished finished look.

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