Awning & Canopies
A great way to improve the your garden and patio is to install an awning or canopy. They are available in a range of different designs to suit all tastes and homes. Installing a canopy will provide shade on sunny days as well as shelter when it is raining shelter when it is raining.
Canopies & Awnings
If you love spending time in your garden, installing a new awning can be a stylish and practical addition to your home. Adding a canopy will provide a useful outside space to relax without having to worry about the glaring sunshine or sudden rain.
Compare Awning Prices
Are you looking to install a patio awning, or do you need a canopy over your front door? We can help you find a great deal by comparing prices of local awning and canopy installers. To find out how much a canopy costs in your area, simply use the price calculator below.
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Patios are one of the most popular places awnings for homes are installed. A patio awning is a great way of increasing the usability of your outdoor space all year round. When the sun is shinning, it will provide some much needed shade, and if an unexpected rain shower rolls in, you can still enjoy your patio.
Electric Patio Awnings
If you have a little extra budget for your canopy, you can upgrade to an electric awning. The electric function takes the hassle out of extending and retracting your new patio awning. Some electric patio awnings even have built in sensors, which will automatically retract your awning to keep it safe if the winds become too strong.
Many home owners are concerned that installing an awning will block light from entering their home. Whilst awnings for houses can reduce the amount of light flowing inside, there is a simple solution – choose a retractable canopy, rather than a solid design. Most retractable canopies are manually wound up and extended, but as we mentioned above, you can also choose an electric canopy.
As well as patio awnings attached to your home, you can also install a garden canopy. Whilst they have the same benefits of providing shade from the sun, as well as shelter for unexpected rain, they are normally free-standing. This provides far greater flexibility to where you can install a garden canopy, and also shouldn’t impact the light that fills your home.
The main reasons most home owners install a sun canopy is for the shade it provides. The sun can be glaringly bright and uncomfortably warm during summer, but you want to spend time enjoying the outdoors. A sun canopy will provide the shade you need, whilst still enjoying the benefits of being outdoors.
Awnings in the UK can be made to fit your unique requirements. Whether you need a certain colour, pattern or size, you are sure to find the perfect canopy. They are even available in different levels of transparency, depending on how much you want the sun to filter through.
If you are looking for Awnings UK, then Primrose Awnings are likely to be on your list. Primrose Awnings are a popular choice for home owners due to the long warranty, high level of UV protection and waterproof design. The collection of Primrose canopies is available in a large selection of colours and designs, including cassette, dutch and drop-arm.
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Money Saving Tips
We love helping UK consumers save more on their home improvements. To ensure you receive the cheapest supply and fit deals, we have put together some helpful tips and tricks.
Compare Awning Prices
One of the best ways to ensure you are receiving a great value for money awning installation is by comparing prices. With our awning price estimator, it only takes a moment to fill in your requirements and work out the best deal for you.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#81d742″ content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_font_color=”#2d2d2d”]
Look for Sales
If you are looking to do a DIY awning installation, you can save big by purchasing your patio awnings or canopies during a sale. In some cases, savings can be more than 40% off the retail price. Top tip: Look out for flash sales on the social media pages for UK canopy suppliers.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#81d742″ content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_font_color=”#2d2d2d”]
Promo & Discount Codes
Promo codes for awning installation, really? Yes, you may be surprised that many installers have promo codes and deals that can help you save on the cost of your fitting. We recommend you find local suppliers first, then check to see if they have any discount codes available.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#81d742″ content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_font_color=”#2d2d2d”]
Ask for a Discount!
Getting a better deal on patio awnings can be as easy as asking for a better price. This is an extremely easy, fast and simple money saving tip. And, it actually works more often than you might think. The home improvement industry is very competitive, and many suppliers and fitters will be willing to provide a further discount to secure your business.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#81d742″ content_font_size=”desktop:16px;” content_font_color=”#2d2d2d”]
If you are an OAP, work in certain industries (armed forces, NHS, etc.) or hold another concession, you may be able to receive a discounted rate from your canopy installer. Not every supplier will provide discounts, but quite a few smaller installers provide a discount to certain concession holders.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few questions our visitors regularly ask about garden awnings and canopies. Our answers below will hopefully help you, but if we have missed anything, please get in touch.
In most cases, you will not require planning permission to install an awning on a home or residential property. However, for commercial properties, it is likely that planning permission will be required, especially if the awning will extend into public areas. There are also rules regarding branded awnings and canopies. You can find out more about planning permissions for canopies from your local council – Hammersmith & Fulham have a useful overview.
Installing a new awning can be a great DIY project. Most larger home improvement stores sell awnings and canopies, and you can also buy them online at stores such as Amazon and Tesco Direct.
It is important to always follow the instructions to ensure the awning is safe and will last for many years to come. If you are installing an electric awning, it is advisable to use a qualified electrician to carry out any wiring that may be required.
Installing an awning is a very quick process. For basic designs, the installation should take less than 2 hours, and all work is carried out externally. You will not need to vacate your property during the installation of canopies or patio awnings. If you are installing a large or electric awning, the installation time may take longer due to the additional work required.
Asking questions is a great way to better understand the quality and service you will receive. Below are a few questions that you can ask potential installers to gain a better understanding of their experience and services.
- How long have you been installing awnings and canopies?
- Do you have any example photos of your previous work?
- Can you provide testimonials or references?
- Do you have public liability insurance?
- How long will the installation take?
- Do you supply everything needed for the project?
- Are there any additional costs I should be aware of?
- Does your pricing include VAT?
- Will you take away any rubbish?
- Do you provide any discounts of concessions?
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