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Technical details

Operation Crank mechanism or motor
Fabric Premium acrylic awning fabric in more than 120 colours (light-fast and weather-resistant). Also optionally available with water-permeable or fireproof fabrics.
Frame 200 RAL colours for masts and struts
Mast Aluminium mast with 84 mm diameter and 5 mm wall thickness
Struts Power struts 40 x 20 mm with extra long U reinforcements
Options Including protective cover

The benefits for you

  • Professional large parasol spanning up to 7 m
  • Can close over tables and patio furniture thanks to telescopic system
  • Extreme wind stability due to solid mast and hub made of high-grade aluminium
  • Many extras: motor operation, radiant heater, LED strut lights and more

 

Shapes
Max. size 6 x 6 m 5 x 7 m Ø 7 m 6 m
Max. shading 36 m2 35 m2 38 m2 16 m2

 

   
Shapes Size Height open Height closed Headroom Closing height Weight*
200 x 300 cm** 281 cm 355 cm 225 cm 164 cm 38 kg
200 x 350 cm** 287 cm 369 cm 225 cm 156 cm 42 kg
200 x 400 cm** 292 cm 383 cm 225 cm 147 cm 46 kg
250 x 300 cm** 285 cm 365 cm 225 cm 158 cm 42 kg
250 x 350 cm** 290 cm 377 cm 225 cm 150 cm 46 kg
250 x 400 cm** 295 cm 391 cm 225 cm 142 cm 51 kg
300 x 350 cm 294 cm 387 cm 225 cm 144 cm 51 kg
300 x 400 cm 299 cm 400 cm 225 cm 137 cm 55 kg
300 x 450 cm 304 cm 413 cm 225 cm 129 cm 58 kg
300 x 500 cm 309 cm 426 cm 225 cm 120 cm 61 kg
300 x 550 cm 314 cm 438 cm 225 cm 113 cm 70 kg
300 x 600 cm 319 cm 452 cm 225 cm 104 cm 75 kg
350 x 400 cm 303 cm 409 cm 225 cm 130 cm 58 kg
350 x 450 cm 307 cm 422 cm 225 cm 123 cm 61 kg
350 x 500 cm 313 cm 435 cm 225 cm 115 cm 64 kg
350 x 550 cm 317 cm 446 cm 225 cm 108 cm 75 kg
350 x 600 cm 322 cm 460 cm 225 cm 100 cm 80 kg
350 x 650 cm 328 cm 474 cm 225 cm 91 cm 85 kg
400 x 450 cm 311 cm 432 cm 225 cm 117 cm 64 kg
400 x 500 cm 316 cm 444 cm 225 cm 109 cm 68 kg
400 x 550 cm 321 cm 455 cm 225 cm 103 cm 80 kg
400 x 600 cm 326 cm 468 cm 225 cm 95 cm 85 kg
400 x 650 cm 331 cm 481 cm 225 cm 87 cm 90 kg
400 x 700 cm 336 cm 495 cm 225 cm 79 cm 95 kg
450 x 500 cm 323 cm 458 cm 225 cm 100 cm 80 kg
450 x 550 cm 324 cm 465 cm 225 cm 97 cm 85 kg
450 x 600 cm 329 cm 477 cm 225 cm 89 cm 90 kg
450 x 650 cm 334 cm 490 cm 225 cm 81 cm 95 kg
450 x 700 cm 340 cm 504 cm 225 cm 73 cm 100 kg
500 x 550 cm 328 cm 475 cm 225 cm 91 cm 90 kg
500 x 600 cm 333 cm 487 cm 225 cm 83 cm 95 kg
500 x 650 cm 338 cm 500 cm 225 cm 76 cm 100 kg
500 x 700 cm 343 cm 513 cm 225 cm 68 cm 105 kg
550 x 600 cm 340 cm 505 cm 225 cm 80 cm 100 kg
300 x 300 cm 289 cm 375 cm 225 cm 151 cm 51 kg
350 x 350 cm 298 cm 398 cm 225 cm 137 cm 55 kg
400 x 400 cm 307 cm 420 cm 225 cm 124 cm 59 kg
450 x 450 cm 316 cm 443 cm 225 cm 110 cm 64 kg
500 x 500 cm 325 cm 466 cm 225 cm 96 cm 70 kg
550 x 550 cm** 333 cm 486 cm 225 cm 83 cm 100 kg
600 x 600 cm** 342 cm 508 cm 225 cm 69 cm 105 kg
Ø 300 cm 274 cm 336 cm 225 cm 176 cm 50 kg
Ø 350 cm 280 cm 351 cm 225 cm 166 cm 53 kg
Ø 400 cm 287 cm 368 cm 225 cm 156 cm 56 kg
Ø 450 cm 292 cm 384 cm 225 cm 147 cm 59 kg
Ø 500 cm 299 cm 400 cm 225 cm 137 cm 63 kg
Ø 550 cm 305 cm 415 cm 225 cm 127 cm 67 kg
Ø 600 cm 311 cm 431 cm 225 cm 117 cm 71 kg
Ø 650 cm*** 317 cm 446 cm 225 cm 109 cm 105 kg
Ø 700 cm*** 323 cm 462 cm 225 cm 99 cm 112 kg
300 cm *** 280 cm 351 cm 225 cm 167 cm 39 kg
350 cm *** 288 cm 370 cm 225 cm 155 cm 40 kg
400 cm *** 295 cm 388 cm 225 cm 144 cm 42 kg
450 cm 302 cm 406 cm 225 cm 133 cm 45 kg
500 cm 309 cm 425 cm 225 cm 121 cm 48 kg
550 cm 316 cm 443 cm 225 cm 110 cm 52 kg
600 cm 324 cm 462 cm 225 cm 99 cm 56 kg

* Weight in kilos for a standard parasol without extras.
** These parasols have 10 struts.
*** These parasols have 12 struts and a twelve-cornered wind roof.
**** Not available with integrated wiring for radiant heaters at strut ends.

Acrylic awning fabric (standard)

The tried and tested acrylic awning fabric is manufactured from 100% spinning nozzle dyed brand acrylic fabric. That means that the colour pigments – unlike in classic yarn dyeing – are applied during the fibre production. This ensures reliable protection against damaging UV radiation and permanently guarantees brilliant colours / constant weather and light-fastness. Furthermore, the acrylic fabric is especially tear-resistant and also dirt and water-repellent thanks to its impregnation with a special protective agent. The reliable solution for long-term outdoor use.

 

  • Water-proof up to 300-370 mm water column, EN 20811
  • High colour and weather fastness (7-8) of 8
  • Water and dirt-repellent
  • 100% acrylic 285–300 g/m²
  • Commercial printing possible on canopy and valance

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Acrylic awning fabric LUMERA

The innovative Lumera acrylic fabric is woven with the special CBA fibre (Clean Brilliant Acrylic). Along with all the benefits of the acrylic fabric, this provides even more bonuses. The acrylic multifilament fibre has a smoother and denser surface. This means that the colours turn out richer and more radiant and the fabric’s luminance is increased for a long time.

 

  • Water-proof up to 460 mm water column, EN 20811
  • High colour and weather fastness (7-8) of 8
  • Water and dirt-repellent
  • 100% acrylic 290 g/m²
  • Commercial printing possible on canopy and valance

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Swela Sunvas Uni

This 100% polyester fabric has an innovative and effective dirt and water-repellent SNC impregnation. This makes the fabric air-permeable, weather-proof and resistant to rooting. The fabric also has a high elasticity without permanent stretching. It is therefore optimally suited for outdoor use.

 

  • Water-proof up to 350 mm water column, EN 20811
  • High light and weather fastness (7-8) of 8
  • Chlorine fastness (4-5) of 5
  • Polyester mesh with SNC impregnation
  • Surface weight approx. 310 g/m²
  • Water and dirt-repellent
  • Excellent sun protection (UPF 50+)

Frame colours for masts and struts

You can find over 200 RAL colours here.

Motor drive with remote control

The motorised Big Ben offers top-class convenience! With the press of a button on the remote control, several parasols can easily be opened or closed at the same time – and in only two minutes! An unbeatable advantage for restaurant owners – it's never been so easy to use large parasols.

Elegance – Integrated strut light

With the integrated Elegance LED strut light, you can make any patio shine. Designed to be elegant and unobtrusive, the modern LED strips provide pleasant light. The lights are easily switched on and off via the central switch on the mast or via remote control. The latter also allows you to dim the lights. Also available with coloured LED light strips.

Radiant heater

With integrated heating for Big Ben, you can provide comfortable temperatures even on cold days. All wires are securely concealed inside of the frame. The detachable radiant heaters are simply plugged into the connections at the strut ends.
Lights and heating can be switched on and off individually using the central switch at the top of the mast.

Parasol bases

Here you will find a parasol base to suit every parasol. CARAVITA offers a wide range of models for all purposes in many different colours and shapes. Learn more…

Ground sleeves and pole fittings

Ground sleeves are parasol bases to be set in concrete. Depending on the quality of the ground, ground sleeves are available in different lengths. The upper part of the ground sleeve can be removed. The part remaining in the ground is then at ground level. Learn more…

Features

Durable design

Only the best materials and extra strong aluminium profiles are used in the robust design of Big Ben. The solid mast has a diameter of 84 mm and a wall thickness of 5 mm, making it stronger than most others in its class.

Practical alignment guide

This guide greatly simplifies the erection of large parasols. Simply screw adjusting screws into ground sleeve or mobile base. Position the parasol. Thread the alignment guide into the screw and push the parasol up. Then simply screw in place and it's all done.

Wind-stable up to 100 km/h!

Its solid design makes Big Ben extra robust. To prove this, the professional parasol was tested by structural engineers in a wind tunnel, where the 3 x 3 m version can withstand even strong winds of up to 100 km/h!

Telescopic system

The advantage: the telescopic system extends the mast when closing! Tables and patio furniture can stay where they are.

The 2019 catalogue is available!

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Multicube

The Gabione Multicube is made up of robust steel cages with wood covering and is the ideal replacement for conventional parasol bases with flagstones. The mobile Multicube creates a comfortable atmosphere for additional guests and ensures flexibility when arranging your outdoor area – without having to install ground sleeves.

 

 

 

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References

The Big Ben is as versatile as you need it to be.

“Reiter” café, Donaueschingen, Germany
Samara Classic parasol (3 m round, fabric U202 yellow) with wind hood and Big Ben parasol (5.5m round, fabric Dickson Max yellow 6316), frame RAL 9016 traffic white, edge trimming yellow.
Learn more...
Café Leffe, Lille, France
Big Ben 4 m x 5 m round and 4 m x 4.5 m round, fabric 6020 Dickson Orchestra, frame RAL 7044, with heating and lighting.
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Hotel “Neue Post”, Bodenmais, Germany
Big Ben parasol 4 m x 4 m, fabric U901 grey, edge trimming E902 grey, frame RAL 7001 silver grey, with integrated “Elegance” lighting.
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Hotel Kempinski, Frankfurt, Germany
Big Ben parasol 5 m x 5 m, frame RAL 9006 white aluminium, fabric U804 light beige, with “Solamagic” heating and integrated “Elegance” lighting.
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“La Stella” Italian restaurant, Salzburg, Austria
Big Ben parasol 3 m x 4 m, frame RAL 7016 anthracite, fabric U804 bordeaux, with integrated “Elegance” lighting.
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My Father’s Moustache, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
Big Ben parasol 5 m x 5 m with integrated “Elegance” strut light, frame white, valance and fabric with screen printed logo.
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“Sternbräu” restaurant, Salzburg, Austria
Big Ben parasol 2.5 m x 3 m, fabric U406 red, frame RAL 7016 anthracite, with integrated “Elegance” lighting.
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“Zum Murnauer” restaurant, Murnau, Germany
Big Ben XXL parasol, 4 m x 6 m, fabric acrylic pink U412, edge trimming E414 pink, frame RAL 9006 white aluminium, sewed-on valance.
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Retirement home, Germany
Big Ben 5 x 5 m, fabric S492 Acapulco, edge trimming E407 cherry red, frame RAL 7035 light grey.
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Big Ben parasol, private installation, Germany
Big Ben parasol, 5 x 5 m, fabric 7560 wheat, edge trimming 10 wheat, sewed-on valance.
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“The Italian” restaurant, Recklinghausen
Big Ben parasol 5 m x 5 m, frame RAL 9006 white aluminium, fabric 6550 ivory, with commercial screen printing.
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* 5 years according to our warranty conditions