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The Australian Do-It-Yourself Awning

Welcome to Sundowner Snap-Lock Awnings




Sundowner Snap-Lock Awnings are 100% Australian owned and made in our factory in Tamworth, NSW.

Sundowner Snap-Lock Awnings give complete year-round protection from the harsh Australian sun, helping to keep your home cool in summer, and protecting your home, furnishings and blinds. Sundowner's patented extendable Snap-Lock awning design is ideal for do-it-yourself domestic installation or for commercial applications.

Sundowner awnings provide shade and shelter for windows, patios, doorways, wall-mounted air conditioners, caravans, relocatable homes, and barbeque areas.

The design caters for awning widths of 0.9m to 3.6m in steps of 0.3m, and for projections from the wall from 0.75m to 1.8m in 0.15m steps. For some of the possibilities, look at our gallery! Each awning is carefully packed to your choices of width, projection and colour.

At present, Sundowner Snap-Lock awnings are only available in Australia.


* Save $$$ on custom-made awnings
* Easy to assemble with common tools
* Versatile and easy to maintain
* Save on your energy bill
* Tested to withstand tropical wind conditions
* Available in a range of attractive colours

Awning Colours, Colour Chart


Australian Made for Australian Conditions


Easy Awning Assembly


Do It Yourself Installation and Assembly Instructions

Components included with your Sundowner awning

1. Weatherstrip

Awning Panels
2. Awning panels

Front & Back Channels
3. Front & back channels

Wall to arm bracket & bolt
4 (a). Wall to arm bracket & bolt

Front channel arm bracket & bolt
4 (b). Front channel arm bracket & bolt

Adjustable arms with thumbscrews
5. Adjustable arms with thumbscrews

Plastic end caps for front & back channels
6. Plastic end caps for front & back channels (left & right)

Panel end cover strip
7. Panel end cover strip

Aluminium wall plug attachment to brickwork
8. Aluminium wall plug attachment to brickwork

12mm screws for attaching front adjustable arm bracket
9. 12mm screws for attaching front adjustable arm bracket to front channel & back channel to weatherstrip

32mm long thread screws for attaching weatherstrip
10. 32mm long thread screws for attaching weatherstrip & arm brackets to wall

Front & back channel joiner
11. Front & back channel joiner

Installation & Assembly Instructions

Read ALL instructions thoroughly before starting assembly

1. a) Position and centre weather-strip at top of window. Mark with a pencil line.

1. b) Mark and drill required holes in weather-strip with a 6mm drill. (Seek stud beams or suitable solid mounting) Position screws in weather-strip at approximately .400 centres.
Note 1. Drill Brickwork with a 6.5mm tungsten drill and use supplied aluminium plugs.
Note 2. Drill timber with 3mm drill and use supplied 32mm screws.

2. Attach and screw weather-strip to wall. Curved lip face out and to bottom. If exposed, apply weatherproof sealant along top back edge of weather-strip.

3. a) Lay out skin panels to selected colour scheme.

3. b) Assemble and clip panels together with panels face down on flat soft sufface prevent scratching) keeping level. Push Lip - Marked X - on both front & back of panel inward to underside of awning panel.
This allows channel to lock onto the awning panels.

4. a) Slide front and back channels onto assembled panels Channel will protrude up to 10mm each end to allow for fitted end caps.
b) For skin projections over 1.050 fit the 19mm x 19mm square white mid beam under the centre of the skin panels. (The black centre line on the mid beam is to line up with the drilled rivet holes in the centre of the skin panels.)
c) Drill holes with 3mm drill and affix matching pop rivets.
d) Fit mid beam end caps.
NB - Front channel will need to be tapped on with rubber mallet. Assistance is required to lift panel edge as channel is tapped over each panel.

5. a) Mark arm wall brackets at selected position on either side of the window under weatherstrip and measure down to bottom of wall brackets at selected position.

5. b) Drill and fit brackets to wall with 32mm screws as per weather strip.
Note: Wall brackets may require higher positioning for clearance if fitting awning over an external opening door.

6. a) Take measurements each end from centres of fitted wall brackets out to end of weather-strip and note measurements. -and also intermediate arms if required .

6. b) On back edge of awning front channel, transfer the noted measurements olus 10mm in from each end and mark.

7. a) Slide arm channel brackets into channel till centre of bracket hole aligns with mark. Drill 3mm hole and fit 12mm screw.

7. b) Clip P.V.C. end cover strip over both end panels of awning.

8. a) Fit adjustable arms to awning channel brackets (30mm bolt and nut) with thumb screws facing inwards.

8. b) Fit PVC end caps to both ends of front and back channel.

9. Hold awning flat against wall, aligned with weather-strip. (Adjustable arms hanging down from awning) Lower awning backchannel into weather-strip groove. (If wall is uneven awning can be slid onto weatherstrip from side)

10. a) Swing awning outward and lift adjustable arms into wall brackets and fit bolts.(3Omm bolt and nut)

10. b) Tighten nut and bolt on each end of both arms.

11. a) Loosen thumb screws and adjust awning to required position.

11. b) Tighten thumb screws tightly.

12. To stop awning slide - drill 3mm hole into bottom of weather-strip and backchannel and fit 12mm screws in 100mm from each end.

Special Instructions for joining additional awnings

Note: Lay assembled awnings on a smooth flat surface for joining operation.

1. Tap awning joiner half way into front and back channel of existing fitted Awning.

2. Slide away from front and back channel for new additional awning, leaving exposed 3/4 of the panel to be joined.

3. Lower Awning into backchannels, slide new awning panels to meet existing awning panel. Snap lock together.
Note:If extending to the right side of existing awning, slide extending panel over fitted panel.
If extending to the left side of existing awning, slide extending panel under fitted panel.

4. Tap new front and back channels tight up to existing fitted awning channels.

5. Cut off excess front and back channels if necessary.
Note:leave 10mm excess to allow for fitment of end caps.
Fit end caps and fit to backchannel as per instructions. Adjust and lock awning to required position.

Contact Sundowner Awnings

Call us or send an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

02 6762 2143


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