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About our awnings
A great way to make the most of your garden
Pergola, awning, sun shade: what’s the difference and which is best for you? As an awning supplier with over 30 years’ experience, we can help. Our impressive range of awning canopies and accessories opens up a whole world of possibilities in your garden, helping you create a haven of shade and privacy that can be enjoyed through much of the year. Here, you’ll find out more about the types we sell; popular brands; rough prices; and even places you can consider putting one. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.
Types of awnings
Discover are range of awnings to enhance your out door living, with sun shading, waterproof, glass and free standing awnings available. Take a look below to find out more information.
Wall mounted, full cassette and retractable awnings
Our retractable awnings can be extended and retracted at any time. When not in use, they’re simply stored in a cassette, a casing which houses the fabric and machinery and can be exposed or concealed (full cassette). Our cassettes can be customised, with round, oval and square options among the most popular. And you can have wall mounted awnings that extend from the side of your property, such as over a patio or decked area.
Pergolas and free standing awnings
Awning canopies don’t have to be fixed to your property. You can have a freestanding awning anywhere in your garden, like covering a swimming pool or even a patch of lawn. Pergolas can be freestanding too, or attached to your home. These can have a retractable fabric or glass cover but have a permanent, fixed frame. This does mean that they can be more resistant to adverse weather, however.
You might think awning canopies are limited to fabrics like canvas, but you can also have sliding glass doors that create the ultimate ‘indoor out’ conservatory. Of course, there are also fixed glass awnings that can provide some shelter and cool shade all year round.
Sunshades, all weather, rainproof and waterproof awnings
If you’re wanting to make the most of your awning canopy, you’ll want to opt for something as weather-resistant as possible. We’ve a fantastic choice of all weather products as well as those that are rainproof and waterproof. We can also offer sunshades with colourfast fabrics; premium glass awnings; clever wind sensor technology and automatic canopies. Whatever you need, just ask.
Electric, automatic and motorised awnings
If budget allows, an electric awning can be much easier to retract and extend than a manual one. Motorised awnings feature a built-in motor and mechanical arms operated remotely. Finally, automatic awnings use the latest technology to sense adverse weather and retract your awning without any need to intervene.
Why invest in an awning
If you’ve ever wished you could spend more time outdoors, or wanted a place to sit and enjoy socialising and relaxing, an awning could be the perfect solution. As awning suppliers, we advise, quote, supply and install all types of awning canopies in all types of property, including custom awnings. So whatever you’re looking for, wherever you need it, you can trust in our family-run company, quality products and competitive prices.
Benefits of awnings
If you’re interested in an awning, it can help to know their many benefits (especially if you have to persuade your spouse). A fantastic investment in any outdoor setting, here are just a few of the reasons we recommend them.
Create a shady, cool and private space
Choose between fixed and temporary structures
We stock awning canopies from brands like Weinor, Robertshaw and Markilux, known in the industry for their high-quality, yet affordable products. Here’s more about the brands we work with.
German-made, with stringent QC checks and a certificate of authenticity. Each features long-lasting colour brilliance and powder-coated parts.
specialise in bespoke awnings for commercial and domestic buildings. Known for creativity and craftsmanship in every design.
50 awards, 45 models and 50 years trading. Markilux works for homes, architects and businesses alike.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why invest in an awning?
Put simply, they’re for making the most of your outdoor space and using for socialising and recreation. Awning canopies can add value to your property and mean you’re enjoying your garden more, too.
What’s the best kind of awning for me?
First, decide on location (like hot tub, patio, garden, conservatory, commercial etc). Next, your budget (do you need something electronic? Freestanding? Want wind sensors? Looking for in-built heating?). These can help guide your decision-making. Our experts can also help advise you on what works best for your space and budget.
Who will fit my new awning?
Our installers. Every awning installer we employ is NVQ qualified, trained in a variety of areas (asbestos awareness, health and safety, working at heights), and provides the same high standards we’d want for our own homes. It’s just one more way we offer our customers peace of mind with their outdoor project.
How much does an awning cost?
You can expect to pay at least £2500 and perhaps as much as £10,000 for your dream awning. Of course, costs do vary. We’ll always be mindful of your budget to help you get the most for your money. To get started, just get in touch with our team.
Why choose ABi for my awning?
There are so many great reasons!
– We’re accredited by CERTASS, a government body that inspects our team to ensure they can complete work to the highest of standards
– We’re a Which? Trusted Trader. Which? are consumer champions who only endorse reputable traders who successfully pass their rigorous assessments.
– We’ve been in the business for over 30 years. We’re also family-run, so you can trust that we do a good job through the generations.
– We’re a member of the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF). They’re a leading body who provide training and support to businesses like ours, to help make a success of our industry.
Browse our brochure for more information, if your require help or additional brochures please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Raising Standards, Advancing Safety
We’re members of the Door & Hardware Federation and comply with the latest advice on safety and standards.
We stock a range of standard sizes, including 2m, 3m, 4m and 5m projections for our awnings. But, we can also design a bespoke piece for your unique property. We’ll run through this with you during your home visit, as well as the different types of awning canopy we offer.