Awnings are a great shade solution for your outdoor space. They are perfect for providing a shaded area so you can still enjoy your garden on the hottest of days. There are many sizes and shapes of awnings available so it can be difficult to choose the ideal fit for your space.
We’ve put together a handy guide to help you decide.
How do awnings work?
Awnings consist of a metal framework that’s covered with hard-wearing fabric. The framework is normally mounted directly to the brickwork of your house. They can be opened and retracted either manually, with a hand crank or with an automatic electronic system. They provide instant shade or can be conveniently rolled up when you don’t need them, and they’re not a permanent structure on your patio.
Awnings can be installed easily on most patios. The brackets are mounted to the frame that supports the weight of the awning. The structure is solid and will last a long time. There will be a space between the patio and the eaves and gutters, while an allowance is made for clearance from any light fittings and electric points.