Our premium CBA fabrics are impregnated with an exclusive TEXgard nano-tech coating that repels both dirt and water.

A 14+ degree pitch ensures rain water runs off the fabric with the added advantage of cleaning surface dirt at the same time.

A dedicated sheltered space to enjoy your terrace, even in the rain.

Our premium CBA fabrics are impregnated with an exclusive TEXgard nano-tech coating that repels both dirt and water.

A 14+ degree pitch ensures rain water runs off the fabric with the added advantage of cleaning surface dirt at the same time.

A dedicated sheltered space to enjoy your terrace, even in the rain.

UK MADE WATERPROOF RETRACTABLE AWNINGS

Our Waterproof Awning Models

Anguilla Awning

  • Full cassette casing with end fixing points
  • Up to 5m wide x 3m outward projection
  • Twin cable tensioned folding arms
  • 100’s of water-repellent fabric designs
  • Manual gear box or motorised remote control
  • Face fix & bespoke mounting brackets
  • Wind resistant upto 24mph (Beaufort 5)
  • From £3,995 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee
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Tortola Awning

  • Full cassette casing with end fixing points
  • Up to 5m wide x 3m outward projection
  • Twin cable tensioned folding arms
  • 100’s of water-repellent fabric designs
  • Motorised remote / app control operation
  • Wind & sun sensors (optional)
  • Optional LED lighting & infra-red heating
  • Face fix & bespoke mounting brackets
  • Wind resistant upto 24mph (Beaufort 5)
  • From £4,695 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee
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Cuba Awning

  • Full cassette casing with multi fixing points
  • Up to 14m wide x 3.75m outward projection
  • Quadruple cable tensioned folding arms
  • 100’s of water-repellent fabric designs
  • Motorised remote / app control operation
  • Wind & sun sensors (optional)
  • Optional LED lighting & infra-red heating
  • Face fix & bespoke mounting brackets
  • Wind resistant upto 31mph (Beaufort 6)
  • From £5,495 inc vat, installation & 5 year guarantee
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Hardware Mechanism
Operation
Why CB?
Hardware Mechanism

At Caribbean Blinds, we take pride in offering flexibility and reliability, ensuring that all hardware mechanisms supplied with our waterproof patio awnings are of the highest quality. While some of our waterproof patio awnings, such as our Anguilla Awnings, are manually operated, our Tortola awning and Cuba awning are both motorised with app control operations.

Our awnings feature a streamlined fully enclosed cassette casing, providing a neat, protective hideaway for the awning fabric. Each awning includes twin spring-loaded retractable arms, tensioned via high-grade stainless steel sheathed cables, ensuring optimal arm tension to withstand winds up to 24mph.
For our manual control awnings, the operation is via an easy-to-use gearbox and detachable (1.4m high) crank handle, allowing maximum flexibility as the awning can stop at any position – partially or fully extended, as desired.

Our Tortola & Cuba awnings are both operated via a motor and can be controlled through an easy-to-use app on your phone. The motor features an integrated radio receiver and can be operated using a handheld remote or a wireless wall switch, typically covering a range of 200 meters in open areas or 20 meters through two reinforced concrete walls. Upon receiving a command from the transmitter to either open or close, the motor rotates in the specified direction at a steady speed (usually 17 revolutions per minute) to ensure smooth functioning. It is designed to automatically halt at the fully extended or retracted positions, although it can be stopped at any point by pressing the stop button on the transmitter.

Operation

Electric patio awnings, renowned for their ease of use, are the predominant choice, activated effortlessly with the push of a button, eliminating the need for manual operation with a gearbox and crank handle.

There is often confusion surrounding the distinction between waterproof awnings and ‘regular’ awnings. In reality, a waterproof awning simply refers to a folding arm awning adjusted to an appropriate pitch (angle) to effectively divert rainwater during showers or heavy downpours, preventing pooling. Ensuring the fabric is of high-quality material treated to repel water and that the arms can support the additional load from rainwater are key factors in creating an effective waterproof awning.

Our waterproof awnings feature a sealed tubular motor within the roller tube, where the fabric neatly winds around. Extending from the motor on the selected side at the back of the cassette casing is a standard 3-core power cable, offering flexibility for connection to a domestic socket using a 3-pin plug or direct wiring to a fuse spur.

To ensure smooth operation, a secure rolling code changes with each use, while built-in thermal overload protection prevents motor damage from continuous use. The motor can be controlled via remote control, wall switch, or smartphone app when connected to a smart hub and home broadband, enabling global operation and scheduling for automatic opening or closing.

Additionally, the system integrates various sensors, including a wind sensor that automatically retracts the awning in high winds to prevent damage. These sensors communicate with the motor via radio signals, with periodic checks every 15 minutes ensuring proper functionality. If a sensor fails to respond, the motor initiates awning retraction, signalling the need for sensor inspection—a proactive safety measure.

Our motorised awnings feature top-quality components from Somfy, ensuring durability, reliability, and seamless operation for years to come.

Why CB?

At Caribbean Blinds, we redefine external shading solutions by crafting innovative designs infused with cutting-edge functionality, enhancing lifestyles while ensuring tangible energy savings.

Carefully crafted by our expert craftsmen utilising state-of-the-art machinery, our products guarantee durability and adhere to the highest standards of precision and quality. We take great pride in our innovative range, meticulously designed to exceed expectations in both performance and longevity. Our commitment to detail, from bespoke color coordination to seamless installation, sets us apart, ensuring a superior finish that enhances your space. With tailored guidance, we offer the perfect shading solution customised to your specific needs, all proudly manufactured in the UK and installed by our dedicated team.

With a passion unmatched in the industry, our dedication to external shading has flourished over more than 35 years, solidifying our position as leaders in shading solutions. Since our inception in 1987 as Caribbean Blinds, a cherished family-owned UK brand, we’ve undergone a remarkable evolution, elevating ourselves from humble beginnings to the forefront of luxury external shading. Proudly serving both private residences and businesses nationwide, our commitment to excellence remains unwavering.

Explore our exquisite selection of external shading systems, each promising unparalleled benefits:

  • Unmatched Quality: Leveraging decades of expertise, we ensure each system offers superior durability and performance, guaranteed by our direct manufacturing control.
  • Enhanced Energy Efficiency: Designed to optimise thermal comfort, our systems reduce reliance on air conditioning, thus lowering energy costs and promoting sustainability.
  • Customisable Solutions: Our versatile range caters to various sectors, offering bespoke adaptations to perfectly suit any outdoor area, whether residential, commercial, or trade.
  • Elegant Designs: With an array of styles and fabrics, our shading systems not only perform flawlessly but also elevate the aesthetics of any space, blending functionality with sophistication.

 

Proven Expertise: With a legacy spanning over three decades, our reputation as the UK’s leading supplier is well-earned, evident in our recognition as finalists in prestigious industry awards.

Durable Waterproof Rain Awnings - Made in Britain

It is a common misconception that waterproof awnings are different to ‘regular’ awnings. A waterproof awning is simply a folding arm awning set to an appropriate pitch (angle) to ensure when either there is a persistent rain shower or a sudden heavy downpour that water runs off the material and does not pool on the fabric. Of course, a waterproof awning needs to be equipped with a high-quality material suitably treated to ensure the water does not absorb in the fibres and if a folding arm type awning that the arms can withstand the additional load the rainwater will create.

All Caribbean brand awnings are constructed from the highest quality materials, using super-strong extruded aluminium for the framework, hi-tensile double coiled springs and stainless steel cables or belts for the tensioning devices along with exclusive CBA fabrics from Sattler treated with the unique TEXgard coating, which offers outstanding water repellency (similar to that of a marine boat cover) along with preventing dirt adhering to the surface.

When our patio awnings are set with a pitch of 14 degrees (or greater) which corresponds with a slope of 25cm per metre, which is determined by the European Directive that all electric awnings must adhere to, water does not pool on the fabric, it simply runs off, with the added advantage, thanks to the unique TEXgard coating that our materials are impregnated with, that the rainwater takes all surface dirt and debris off with it, generating a self-clean effect. So not only do our rain awnings protect you from the wet weather, they clean themselves at the same time – clever!

Pergola awnings due to running on a fixed framework which offers additional rigidity can be equipped with a lesser slope, as little as 15cm fall per metre projection, whilst still ensuring rainwater will run off and thanks to the combination of the fabric being locked within the side guides and a grill to the inside of the leadrail, water runs down the fabric, into the leadrail out water evacuation points at each end of the leadrail into the supporting posts and exits from the bottom of the posts.

At survey, our knowledgeable surveyors will discuss with you the use and requirements of your awning, ensuring the correct awning is specified, manufactured and installed with the optimum pitch to meet your needs.

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  • Head Office, Factory & Dream Gardens Showsite
  • Woodhall Business Park
  • Sudbury
  • Suffolk
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  • Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm
    Friday: 9am – 4pm
    Weekends: Closed
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Waterproof Awning Reviews

It looks really lovely

Just a short note to thank you very much for my awning.  It looks really lovely and it was great, just came in time for the hot spell.  I must say that the two workmen came and were very good and made a good job of fitting, and clearing up and leaving everything tidy.

Ann - Southampton

110 out of a 100

I am writing to say how lucky I was to select Caribbean Blinds to carry out the project at my house. The team were brilliant a nice group of lads and so friendly. Your office staff were great also. Had the 1st-floor awning out all afternoon as was streaming into my study. Overall 110 out of a 100… well impressed. And that is not easy to achieve from me.

Cobbold - Winchester

Very professional

The 3 gentlemen were very professional and did very well to protect the patio walking glass and tiles, despite dreadful weather. I am very happy with their job, and I am looking forward to trying it out once we are getting the scorching sun!

Zhou - Fulham

Highly recommend Caribbean Blinds

Excellent customer care and service from all aspects. Quick job and good quality product. I would highly recommend Caribbean Blinds.

Loizou - London

Wonderful efficient local company

We are very happy with our new Cuba awning and may it provide us with many years of pleasure. Your workmen were very polite, tidy and contentious, with the right amount of being sociable. Totally happy with everything from beginning to end. I know it was quite long winded but we needed to be completely happy that we was choosing the right product as it is a lot of money and there are so many people on the internet selling for a lot less. Thanks once again and we will certainly spread the word when our neighbours see it about your wonderful efficient local company.

Bates - Suffolk

Everything we hoped for

The canopy is everything we hoped for and came in use for the first time this weekend when we had a dinner party. We were able to sit outside until the guests departed at 2 am! Your company has been very professional throughout, at each stage and with all your staff. Even better that it’s British. I would recommend you to anyone who asked.

Henson - Woodford Green

Pleased and impressed

We are both very pleased and impressed with the installation of our awning and the professional way in which you and your team processed our order in such a short space of time. We used it for the first time today, a far cry from gazebos and parasols and looking forward to many more hours of sophisticated comfort. Many thanks for a great service and product.

Buck - Suffolk

Very happy with the product

Very happy with the product and the fitters – everything went very smoothly and the awning looks great.

Boaler - Harpenden

Very impressed with the service

I am very happy with the awning, it has given our courtyard a wonderful feel, plus will provide the shade we need. I have been very impressed with the service your company has provided, right from meeting you at Grand Designs to the fitting today by two great guys who done a lovely job.

Pooley - Essex