Awnings

Whatever your retractable awning requirements, we can help you find the perfect solution!

We offer the following:

  • A full range of retractable awnings suitable for both domestic and commercial applications
  • Choice of cassette, semi cassette or no cassette
  • Option of motorised or manual control
  • Range of extras such as sensors, lighting & heating
  • Expert installation and guarantee

Discover our range of retractable awnings and canopies today!

Our range of retractable awnings and canopies are designed for both domestic and commercial use to ensure that you are making the most of your garden and outdoor space. Whether you have a stylish terrace, want to add a sales message or logo or create an outdoor smoking area, we have a vast number of options for retractable awnings here at Blind Technique, which are all varied and tailored to your requirements. From wind protection, sun protection and privacy to creating an al fresco dining area, we are confident that we’ll be able to find a solution which is right for you. All of our retractable awnings come with the choice of a wide range of fabrics, all of which are fully protected and waterproof.

At Blind Technique, we work with commercial contracts to provide retractable awnings for bars, offices, retail outlets and restaurants, as well as dealing with the requirements of homeowners in London and the South East. External retractable awning and shading systems are particularly efficient when it comes to controlling solar and heat glare and, in this respect, they are extremely effective in south facing applications. Whether you’re looking for a simple shading solution for your home or want to add an all-encompassing motorised solution, we would be delighted to hear from you - get in touch with us today to find out more about our retractable awnings!

 

Different Types of Retractable Awnings

Drop Arm Retractable Awning

    • 1.5 - 5.0m width
    • 0.75 - 1.5m projection
    • Domestic & commercial applications
    • Sturdy & light weight
    • Corrosion resistant powder coated framework
    • Stainless steel components for lasting durability
    • Slim flush cassette to protect the fabric when retracted
    • Download drop-arm awning specification sheet in pdf format

Folding Arm Retractable Awning

  • Swingline awnings are aimed at the domestic market
  • Trendline awnings are ‘designer-style’ high quality and high spec retractable awnings
  • Topline awnings are more heavy duty and aimed at commercial installations
  • An awning with No Cassette means both the fabric and retractable arms are exposed
  • An awning with a Semi-Cassette means the fabric is protected in a cassette when retracted but the folding arms are exposed
  • An awning with a Full Cassette means both the fabric and the folding arms are fully protected in a cassette when the awning is retracted

One of our most popular retractable awnings is the ‘folding arm’ and it comes with a few alteration options. Firstly, you have a choice of a full, semi or no cassette awning. A cassette awning means that the awning fabric and arms are visible when the awning is retracted. A semi cassette awning protects the fabric, but not the arms when it is retracted and a full cassette awning houses both the arms and fabric. You also have the option of whether you would like the retractable awning to be motorised or manual.

If you would like more information or a quotation on the right awning for you, then please speak to one of our advisors who will be happy to talk you through the options.

Pergoline Terrace Retractable Awnings

  • Up to 5m width and 7m projection
  • Ideal study and robust extension to your home or business
  • Wind tested class 3
  • Corrosion resistant powder coated framework
  • Stainless steel components for lasting durability
  • Sign write your company logo or message

 

Retractable Awning Fabrics

All of our fabrics for our retractable awnings are fully waterproof and protected. We have a great selection of materials and are sure to have something which will meet everyone’s expectations. Our sales advisors will be able to show you the full range of retractable awning fabric options we have available.

What’s more, our retractable awning components are thoroughly tested, gaining both CE and TÜV approval. By using only the very best materials, we ensure that our retractable awnings come with a long service life - even in extreme weather conditions. All models can be operated either manually or electrically and can be equipped with wireless Sun & Wind sensors, LED Lighting and remote controlled Tungsten Patio Heaters. In-house signage is available to suit our commercial client’s unique and precise specifications.

For all your retractable awning and canopy needs, please contact us today.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is retractable awning?

    Retractable awning is an adjustable extension that is attached to your home to provide shelter, sun protection and privacy, as well as providing the opportunity to create an al fresco dining area. Used in both commercial and domestic settings, retractable awnings can help to improve both the look and practicality of an outdoor space.

  • How do you clean retractable awning?

    To clean your retractable awning, start by using a broom to remove any cobwebs, leaves or loose dirt. Then, combine washing up liquid with warm water and start by gently wiping the frame. Take a soft bristled brush and gently clean the awning fabric all over, also with a soapy water mixture. Once any dirt is removed, rinse everything well with a hose. Doing this on a sunny day will help it to dry quickly! If you have left it a while between cleans, you may need to contact a professional to have the retractable awning cleaned deeply.  You should clean your domestic retractable awning at least once a year, if not twice. Commercial retractable awnings should be cleaned every 4 to 8 weeks.

  • How long do retractable awnings last?

    The longevity of your retractable awning will depend on how heavily exposed it is to harsh weather conditions. This will depend on the location or positioning of your house or commercial property. However, making sure that you clean it properly and regularly, and also retract it during harsh weather, will increase its potential lifetime. Allowing the fabric to dry and not leave it retracted when wet will also help. On average, the frame section of retractable awnings can last over 20 years. Due to the constant exposure to weather, the fabric element will need to be replaced more regularly.

  • What are the different retractable awning fabrics?

    We offer a wide range of retractable awning fabrics that are all treated to protect them. This means that they have a coating to prevent mould and although not designed for wet weather, will provide protection from light rain. Our experienced sales advisors can talk you through our options to make sure that we find the right material for you.  At Blind Technique, we offer a high-quality range of fabrics from an Italian textile company that specialise in outdoor fabrics. There are plain options across a spectrum of colours and of course the more traditional jacquard fabrics and stripes that are ever-popular choices for awnings. You can also choose to add a matching fabric valance to your awning to provide that extra bit of sun protection from the low evening sun.

  • How long does it take to install retractable awnings?

    The first part of installing an awning is to install the brackets. Due to the heavy weight and loads, all of our awnings are chemi-fixed and depending on the outside temperature, this can take a couple of hours to set. Once the brackets are secured then the awning is ready to be attached and set up ready for your use.  The size and shape of the retractable awning, as well as the shape of the house, will also determine how long the fitting process will be. Generally, the bigger the awning and the more complex the install, the longer it will take.  After a consultation with one of our experts, you will be given an estimated installation time on a particular day. However, as a rough guide, you can expect around half a day to install your awning.

  • REALLY impressed by every aspect of our order with Blind Technique. The staff were, without exception, readily accessible (a big plus these days), friendly, engaged, and professional. We knew what was going on at every stage and the final outcome is superb; the plantation blinds look and feel well made and have added very positively to the look of the front of our house.

    Great Customer Service
  • Keep going exactly as you are. Perfect service and goods, many thanks.

    Ms Sagan, Eastcote Middlesex.
  • Very good service, very nice fitter.

    T. Malorsey.
  • Our new blinds are perfect. Thank you particularly to Ryan your fitter who worked around our schedule at such short notice

    Mr Craven in Surrey.
  • Hooray we can now enjoy sitting in our conservatory. It is amazing what a difference the roof blinds have made to the temperature… we only wish we had found you sooner.

    Mr Hagley, Chiswick
  • A big thank you to all of the team at Blind Technique. Very impressed with the professional service – we will definitely use you again. We are delighted to be able to use our conservatory all year round!

    Mrs Barnes in Watford
  • We are so grateful to you for fitting our shutters in time for Christmas. They look fantastic. Wishing you and all your staff a wonderful Christmas.

    Mr Lindley, London