Awnings can cover large areas with shade and parasols, set the boundaries of outdoor living rooms and serve as a shelter from wind, sun and curious views of terraces and freestanding gardens. Remember that retractable awnings are mainly designed for shade but can be used in light rain. Retractable awnings can be operated either motorised or manually, and temporarily shade exterior areas, windows and doors by pressing a button or winding a crank. Water-repellent awnings and patio canopies allow you to enjoy your patio or deck as long as it is safe to stay outside. You may even want to install an awning on your terrace or behind your desk to protect your garden furniture from the sun, light and rain.
Autumn is definitely here. The winds and rains have come and many of us will notice that our outdoor spaces are carpeted with leaves or rain water or in my case, a carpet of very wet leaves. Patios and door steps can become slippery, and the battle with bringing in outdoor gifts such as mud
In Ancient Rome folding, linen awnings known as ‘velariums’ were used above the seating areas in the Coliseum. But it wasn’t until 19th Century that they became a common feature on shop fronts and domestic windows. The first modern type of awning which stretched out on an ‘arm’ was invented in Paris in 1889.
In 2018 the emphasis is on outdoor living and creating beautiful and inviting entertainment areas. Even with our unpredictable British weather, people are investing more money into creating an outdoor living space and are spending more time relaxing and entertaining in their gardens than ever before.
Our adaptable awnings come in a huge range of fabric and frame colours, meaning you will find the perfect shade to harmonise your new roof with your existing architecture.