Patio Awnings
  • Patio awnings, if set with a suitable pitch, can be used to provide shelter from rain showers. To guarantee rainwater runs off and does not pool on the material, patio awnings must be set with a pitch of 14 degrees (or greater), as set out in European Directive EN13561. As an additional benefit, thanks to … More
  • Single storey buildings, including extensions and bungalows, pose two main issues when it comes to installing patio awnings; limited mounting space above the top of the patio doors/window and lack of structural strength at the top of the wall where the awning needs to be attached/positioned. However, with specially designed brackets, these obstacles can be … More
  • Our patio awning fabrics are produced from 100% spun dyed acrylic fibres. This simply means that as the acrylic fibres are spun into yarn, they are dyed in a chemical bath to give them their colour. This solution dying (also referred to as dip dying) process colours the fibre all the way through to the … More
  • Our patio awnings have been designed and constructed from high-quality materials with premium coatings and concealed elements, meaning the only maintenance required is a little TLC (cleaning) from time to time. Corrosion-resistant aluminium profiles and stainless steel components featured on our patio awnings do not rust. Integrated motors concealed within the fabric barrel stay protected … More
  • In the majority of instances, planning permission is not required to install a patio awning on the rear of a residential property, as these fall under permitted development rights. There are some exceptions however, including where your property is located in a conservation, green belt or AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty), your property is … More
  • The correct installation of a patio awning is as important as the quality of the patio awning itself. Containing powerful spring-loaded arms and weighing in some instances more than 100kg, a patio awning, in essence, is like a sail on the side of your property, exposed to gusts of winds and all kinds of strains … More
  • Our exclusive patio awning fabrics are impregnated with the most advanced TEXgard coating; an invisible protective shield around each individual fibre which creates a surface structure similar to the microstructure found on a lotus leaf. Closely arranged NANO chemistry carbon fluoride chains prevent dirt and water from clinging to the fabric surface generating a self-cleaning … More
  • All our patio awnings are bespoke, made to measure to your exact requirements and therefore the cost varies significantly depending on the model, specification (size, hardware colour, operation type…) property type (house, extension, bungalow…) and subsequent mounting brackets, along with any options (lighting, heating…). The chart below details the typical from and to prices for … More
  • Our patio awnings are designed and built to withstand the elements, including strong breezes and occasional gusts of winds. European Directive EN13561, which all patio awnings must be certified to, details different wind classes (class 1, 2 & 3) and confirms the suitability of a patio awning in different wind conditions. The chart below shows … More
  • The CE marking is a declaration by the manufacturer (in this instance us – Caribbean Blinds UK Ltd), that their products meet all the appropriate provisions of the relevant legislation implementing certain European directives. It is a form of safety tests to give the purchaser peace of mind that the product they are purchasing meets … More
  • Our patio awnings are built to last a lifetime and we are pleased to offer therefore an industry-leading fully comprehensive 5-year guarantee covering parts, labour and our workmanship. The guarantee covers the complete patio awning system including framework (hardware), mechanism (folding arms), fabric (material) and electronics (motors, transmitters and sensors). All accessories including under awning … More
  • The mounting height of a patio awning is determined by the required leadrail (walk under) height and the pitch the awning is required at. Subsequently, the pitch is determined by the use of the awning. Patio awnings along with being used for sun protection are also used to provide shelter from rain showers. To ensure … More
  • Dating back to the Victorian times (mid-1800’s), awnings were initially used, before air conditioning was even invented to shade what was at the time elaborate glass shop frontages, passively cooling the interior of buildings and today still serve the same purpose in a commercial environment. Nowadays patio awnings along with passively cooling the adjoining interior … More
  • The pitch (angle) of a patio awning is set at manufacture/installation and can be as little 0 degrees (completely horizontal) up to as much as 45 degrees (dependent on model). The pitch is determined by the leadrail (walk under) height when the awning is fully extended and the mounting height of the awning on the … More
  • Our electric patio awnings with or without LED under awning lighting draw around 1.1amps, although at start up (activation of motor) this draw can double circa 2.2amps. The tubular motor, which is built inside the patio awning contained in the rollertube to either the left or right-hand side, has a sealed standard 3 core, (live, … More
  • The width and depth (projection – arm size) of a patio awning are vital to it serving the function it is required for. There are a number of considerations that should be taken into account including use (outdoor dining, internal shade), property aspect, surrounding factors (trees, fences), obstructions (soil pipes) and aesthetics. however, as a … More
  • Our patio awning fabrics are high-performance materials designed to provide both a functional and decorative role, however, despite meeting the highest European standards and laboratory tests, they can only be manufactured to a limited degree of perfection even with today’s state of the art machinery. Waviness and rippling occurs both around the seams (where the … More
  • Our patio awnings feature between 2 – 6 (depending on model & width) folding arms each containing 2 heavy-duty double coiled internal springs. These springs are stretched (put under tension) when they are folded back and therefore want to push the patio awning open so they can return to their natural (un-stretched) positions. This is … More

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