Dakota by Soltex

Full-cassette Folding Arm Awning ideal for small or low clearance spaces.

Elegantly extends your living space.


Manufactured in Perth and taking into consideration our harsh summer climate, the Dakota by Soltex Folding Arm Awning provides optimum sun protection and is the perfect solution for tricky to shade spaces. The Dakota by Soltex Folding Arm Awning stylishly extends your living area by acting as a retractable, roll out roof. Its elongated headbox is fully enclosed giving a neat compact appearance that is beneficial for smaller areas or low clearances. With its world leading Somfy RTS motor and slimline Situo remote, the Dakota by Soltex Folding Arm Awning creates a cooler environment at the touch of a button – while optional features including wind, sun and rain sensors provide peace of mind.


Suits a variety of applications
Elongated shape for low clearances
Optional auto rain sensor
Adjustable angle from 1 to 45 degrees
Over 100 standard and custom colours
Fabrics include light filtering and waterproof

Awning Style: Full-cassette awning (full protection of the fabric and mechanism from the elements)

Max. Width x Extension: 5m x 3m

Operation Options: Hand-held remote, smartphone app, CBUS

Country of Manufacture: Australia

Warranty: 5 year installation & manufacturing


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The Soltex Difference

Somfy smart home technology
available with this product.

Before you decide…


Soltex specialises in customised shade solutions, ensuring the product we recommend ticks all the boxes – including those you didn’t think about. With factors including orientation, building layout, and the size of your space affecting product selection, it’s essential to have us visit your property first.


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    Frequently asked questions

    Great news! You do not require council approval for a Folding Arm Awning, saving you time and additional cost.

    Semi-Cassette awnings, also known as back bar awnings, allow for multiple fixing points and is the preferred option when mounting to rafter backets or in front of a gutter. The back bar also gives the awning more strength and can generally cover larger areas. Full-Cassette awnings offer complete protection of the fabric when retracted into the headbox but are only suitable in flat mounting situations, such as a brick wall or beam. Your Soltex representative can assist you with awning selection for your unique area.

    Yes. By using custom made rafter brackets with a plate that extends up in front of your gutter, we can mount to your eave using the roof rafters for cantilevered support.

    If a Folding Arm Awning is installed at angle of 15 degree or more then yes – it can be used for light shower protection. Keep in mind though that it may be hard to achieve a 15-degree angle in most situations and that strong winds are often associated with rain. A Folding Arm Awning is designed to be more of a shade solution.

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