Shade & Style: Choosing the Perfect Patio Awning for Your Home

Residential awnings have the ability to provide a quick, easy and affordable solution to transform and enhance any outdoor space. Not only do they protect our skin from harmful UV rays, but they also provide a much-needed cooling effect to the indoor room adjacent to where they are positioned, ensuring a comfortable living space during both the summer and winter months, whilst preventing fixtures and furniture from fading.

Personalised aesthetic appeal

Awnings are continuing to grow in popularity as more homeowners are seeking quality personalised products that allow them to utilise their garden by helping blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living.

It’s important to consider the overall aesthetic of your home and garden when choosing an awning design – your colour and fabric choices, including patterns and textures,

should complement and create a harmonious blend with your existing home exterior. A full cassette casing design will provide a neat hideaway for the awning when retracted, whilst a flush-fitting cassette casing is the most visually appealing and will appear as an integral part of the façade.

Exploring fabric varieties

An awning is more likely to stand the test of time if the cover is manufactured from acrylic fibres. Fit for purpose and dimensionally stable, acrylic will not fade, warp or stretch when under tension.

Treating the material with a nano tech coating such as TEXgard essentially generates a self-clean effect by preventing dirt and debris from settling, whilst also repelling water. The latest generation of acrylic, CBA (Clean Brilliant Acrylic), ensures up to 50% less dirt adhesion in comparison to regular acrylic.



Considered to be more versatile than gazebos and parasols, our retractable patio awnings are manufactured from powder coated aluminium – a super-strong, corrosion resistant and highly durable material that will withstand the harshest of weather conditions.

Designed to be an extension of your outdoor space, awnings are easy to use and offer instant shade and shelter from the sun as well as rain showers, whilst also withstanding wind speeds of up to 31mph – resulting in the ultimate al-fresco dining space all year round.


Operation can either be manual (using a handle) or motorised (using a remote control) – or even an app on your smartphone. If you opt for a motorised awning, it will extend and retract at just the touch of a button, providing a welcome roof that protects you from both the sun and rain showers.

Motorised operation not only allows for consistent movement and an effortless extension and retraction process, enhancing your outdoor experience, but it also lengthens the lifecycle of your product as a result.

When equipped with accessories including LED lighting and infra-red heating, a warm and pleasant environment is provided year-round. Wind protection sensors are highly recommended as they can allow for closure of the awning when left unattended.


Our Managing Director, Stuart Dantzic, said: “Not only do our retractable awnings offer an abundance of benefits when socialising, entertaining and relaxing outdoors all year round, but they are a quick, easy and affordable way to help create a comfortable, sustainable home with lower running and maintenance costs.

“Ideal for family BBQs and gatherings, retractable awnings act as an extension of the roof of your property, providing instant shade and shelter from direct sunlight; both heat and glare (bright light), outstanding UV protection (typically 95% minimum UV block) and shelter from unexpected rain showers.

“Attention to detail is key, so finishing touches such as concealed fixing brackets and colour co-ordinated stitching on the fabric will ensure an elegant installation that provides exemplary cover and fully transforms your outdoor space.”


To find out more about our luxury range of retractable awnings that can be designed and built to each application’s exact requirements, contact one of our knowledgeable experts on 0344 800 1947.

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