Partnering for Success: Why Trade Installers Love Our High-Quality Patio Awnings

Here at Caribbean Blinds, we pride ourselves on offering the best products, at the best price, with the best service and subsequently the best value proposition to our trade installer network.

A highlight of our offering is our Installer Academy which provides trade installers with real hands-on training at our HQ in Sudbury, ensuring they fully understand how to correctly survey, install, adjust and commission our products.

Quality & craftsmanship

As a company, we continually invest in machinery, processes and personnel so we can consistently deliver both an exacting service and products, including industry-beating lead times of just 2 weeks. This helps our trade installers win more sales whilst ensuring the end customer receives the product in the shortest possible time.

We manufacture all our solutions here in the UK, including full set up and testing so when our trade installers receive their product – delivered on our own vehicles to ensure no damage – time on site is minimised as the product is ready to go, meaning they can carry out more installations per day and therefore make more margin as a result.

Diverse product range

Both practical and stylish, our versatile range of retractable patio awnings provide instant shade from sunlight (both heat and glare), outstanding UV protection (typically 95% minimum UV block) and shelter from the elements, resulting in the ultimate al-fresco living space – making them ideal for both residential and commercial properties. Compatible with both single and two-storey façades, thanks to standard and bespoke mounting brackets they can be designed and installed for every application and requirement.

Four models, available in an endless range of colourways for both the hardware and fabric which is both corrosion and fade resistant, allow a completely unique design which can match or contrast the features of a building, Operation can either be manual (using a handle) or motorised (using a remote control), or even an app on your smartphone with optional sensors for automatic positioning. Plus lighting and heating options allow users year round comfort and higher average sale values.


Exclusive trade installer benefits

A tiered discount programme designed to encourage loyalty, product promotion and sales incentive is open to all trade installers. Spend is reviewed on a quarterly basis and if trade installers meet the next tier (discount field), it is automatically applied to their account.

We also run seasonal promotions to help further support trade installers – these are communicated via our quarterly newsletter which keeps our trade installers up to date with our latest products, innovations and promotions, as well as any relevant news and developments within the wider industry.

Comprehensive support

Our extensive range of sales aids including our product sample kits that allow end customers to see and feel the quality of our products, subsequently make the sales process easier. Our products are not only UK manufactured, but fully set up for trade installers to ensure a swift and effortless installation, and our own delivery vehicles guarantee damage-free delivery to both trade installer premises or direct to site. Our dedicated technical department offer near 24/7 support during office hours and outside, when our Technical Manager can be contacted directly.

Innovation & customisation

Europe is ahead of the UK when it comes to external shading – both in terms of innovation and volume – so we work with European partners to design and develop solutions with the future of the marketplace in mind, based on European industry trends.

Our range of fully customisable patio awnings allow all types of outside spaces to be utilised throughout the seasons – even more so when equipped with additional accessories such as LED lighting and infra-red heating – ensuring a cosy and pleasant environment all year round.

Our Managing Director, Stuart Dantzic, said: “Whilst external shading systems are not exclusive to Caribbean Blinds, the attention to detail in terms of the finishing touches, coupled with unique and exclusive features, sets our products apart.

“This has been actively recognised by Real Homes, where our most sought-after terrace covering – the Cuba patio awning – was awarded ‘Best Garden Buy’ in 2020 after being acknowledged for having more unique features, greater comfort, enhanced durability and better value for money than our competitors.”


Trade installer testimonial

Malcolm Saul from The Green Styling Company said: “We have dealt with Caribbean Blinds for several years and the thing that strikes me most about the company is that they consistently go the extra mile in supporting us as trade installers, and in turn, the retail customer. The products are excellent, well designed, high-quality and very durable, so you can recommend and fit them with confidence. But behind that, is a solid support in the form of professional training, advice, marketing materials, sample packs and so on.”


To find out more about becoming a trade installer and adding our premium range of retractable awnings to your range, contact our dedicated trade team on 0344 800 1947.

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