Auto Guide Awnings

Cover and protect your windows and patios from the sun with our retractable shade awnings.

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.

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.

The largest range of Adelaide Outdoor Blinds

Our range of outdoor blinds is the largest in Adelaide. Come and discover the options at our Campbelltown display centre, only 10 minutes from the CBD, or talk to one of our consultants about finding the right shade blinds for your home today.

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    The latest range of Barrington Canvas includes a selection of colours with a grey back, rather than the traditional green back canvas. This, combined with on-trend block colours and stripes, creates a contemporary look for a traditional product.

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    Instead of choosing the traditional scalloped or wave trim along the bottom edge of the flap, consider a square or straight flap to give a cleaner, modern look. Combine this with a single block colour fabric, such as a dark charcoal, for the current in-fashion look.


    Our range of outdoor blinds is the largest in Adelaide. Come and discover the options at our Campbelltown Display Centre, only 10 minutes from Adelaide CBD, or talk to one of our consultants about finding the right shade blinds for your home today.

    Galvanised Steel Guides
    UV Protection
    Large Range of Fabrics

    Auto Guide Awning Features

    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.

    Our Auto Guide Awning fabrics offer UV protection, reflect up to 95% of solar energy, improve airflow, and are highly durable.

    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.


    Customer Reviews

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    I had three sets of day-night blinds installed and a Veri-shade. Very happy with the total experience from Stan Bond. Professional advice, personal assistance, on time, easy to deal with. I benefited from the suggestions and care taken by each staff member. The blinds and shade look lovely and perform exactly as I had hoped.

    Lisa Lavan

    It is so rare these days that a company offers such wonderful service and quality of product. From the very start to the very end, nothing short of pure excellence. Jenny was amazing with her suggestions and ideas, her patience very much appreciated and her ability to get the job done within limited timescales very much appreciated. This is my second experience with this company, internal shutters and curtains to go to complete my home and I will not even bother to get quotes elsewhere. Thank you Jenny, and all the team at Stan Bond - don't ever close your doors please!

    Sharon Burton

    We found Stan Bond to have really friendly, knowledgeable staff, they were reasonably priced, had fast turnaround and the installer was efficient and cleaned up after himself and was of minimal disruption to our office staff who were all working throughout the installation process. Very happy with the service, we would definitely use again.

    FN Riggall

    Recently had Plantation shutters installed. Very pleased with the finished product. Installers were professional, friendly and cleaned up when finished.

    Anne Suttie

    Called Stan Bond out to replace 2 broken/frayed cords on some older roller shutters. The jobs went very smoothly and the operator, Rob, was excellent - friendly, professional and a real credit to the Stan Bond team. Thanks Rob.

    Mako Fin

    Excellent service and installation. Very happy with the quality and prompt service, would not hesitate to recommend.

    Marilyn Baker

    Just wanted to say - I have had roller shutters, awnings & screen doors fitted today by Monte & Jayrus they were not only efficient, they were quick with the installation and cleaned up nicely after themselves...

    Ria Darby

    I have been using Stan Bond for the last 9 years. Most recent experiences were excellent right from first contact with Craig, then Jan whom inspected the works to be done and his assistance in…

    John Princi

    Great product with quality installation. Friendly and professional. Thank you.

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