Alpha M Awnings

Introducing Alpha M Awnings

The Turnils Alpha M is the next evolution in external awnings, Australia’s first & only magnetic retention system, delivering 200kg^ of pull force keeping fabric taut and neat inside channels.

Developed for diverse weather conditions and adapted locally for Australia’s harsh climate, Alpha M offers unparalleled strength and performance.

Advanced Technology

Pairs of Neodymium Magnets, in both the side channel and the screen guide, provide powerful pull force on either side keeping fabrics taut within the channel. Fabric snaps into position as the awning is lowered, raised or moved with push force keeping the awning looking beautifully smooth, flat and taut.


Featuring a tube-in-tube design for unrivalled strength and minimal deflection via a 60mm octagonal tube nested within a uniquely shaped 102mm rounded tube. The specially engineered design enables the awning to hang straight at ultrawide sizes extending up to 6.5 metres wide.


Alpha M has the smarts to self-correct fabric blow outs back into position without a service call. Simply raise the awning above where the skin has come out and lower the awning completely. The powerful magnets effortlessly return the Stance Fibreglass Sunscreen fabric into the channel and pulls it tight eliminating the appearance of creases or folds.


Motorised with Merger, the awning can be paired with the Neo Smart home automation solution for control anywhere in the world via an easy to use app. 

Getting sunny? Planning a pool party? Simply control your Alpha M from your smartphone for the ultimate in outdoor comfort.

Alpha M also pairs with the Merger Sun and Wind Sensor, offering peace of mind. In the event of extreme weather conditions the sensor will automatically retract once a high wind level is reached.

It is recommended that all awnings be retracted in windy conditions.


Alpha M has been designed to fit in with the current range of Alpha awnings for a seamlessly coordinated home solution across all design options: Pivot Arm, Straight Drop, Cable Guide, SRS and Deep Channel.

Available in 6 colours coordinating with popular Colorbond® and Dulux® colours or mill finish for custom powder-coating.

The Alpha M Awning has been engineered and tested in Australia to specifically handle our diverse and unforgiving conditions all year round. Independent testing by James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Station, in accordance with AS 4040.2, has shown that the Alpha M Awning (3.5m opening span width) is able to withstand pressures up to 185kph*. This makes the Alpha M Awning the strongest Straight Drop awning that has been wind tested in Australia.


* Report No. TS1166 of James Cook University Cyclone Testing Station, College of Science and Engineering dated 12 March 2020.

Despite the Alpha M Awning’s performance in high wind loads, it is recommended that all awnings be retracted during wet or high wind conditions.

Refer to our manufacturer’s guide for full limitations, width, projection and wind rating information.

Performance is dependent on adequate fixing to a solid structure.

Tested in accordance with AS 4040.2 with constant wind pressures held for 1 minute.

The representations made by Hunter Douglas Limited in relation to the Alpha M Awning are based on the testing conducted, and the report prepared, by James Cook University Cyclone Testing Station, College of Science and Engineering dated 12 March 2020 (Report No. TS1166 ). Hunter Douglas Limited is not responsible for verifying or confirming any of the information contained in the Report and you must exercise your own care and skill to assess the relevance, reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information contained in the Report.

You acknowledge that the findings as to the strength and durability of the Alpha M Awning set out in the Report are based on testing conducted within a controlled laboratory environment. As a result, the findings set out in the Report may not accurately reflect the uncontrolled nature of the outdoor environment or your use of the Alpha M Awning.

Hunter Douglas Limited therefore does not accept any responsibility or liability for any costs, expenses, loss or damage suffered by you in connection with your reliance on the Report and or use of the Alpha M Awning including for, but not limited to, any failure to follow installation, use or care instructions, exposure to corrosive environments or extreme weather conditions, deterioration, discoloration or general fair wear and tear or any other act of God such as floods, fires, cyclones, hurricanes, earthquakes, explosions and other events outside Hunter Douglas Limited’s control.