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What Is a Retractable Awning?

Could One Be the Perfect Addition to Your Home?

If you are a property owner looking to add a retractable awning to your home, you’re in good company! We are the experts in awnings Essex homeowners trust. Here you can find out what they are, how they work, and what benefits they could offer you.

About awnings

First of all, what are retractable awnings? They are adjustable extensions that provide you with all the shade and comfort of a roof – but with the option to tailor the amount of shade to your exact preference. Made in-house by our expert team, our retractable awnings come in a wide range of colours and styles, so you are sure to find an option that suits your property perfectly. They give you so much control over how you use your garden, making it a much more versatile space.

How do they work?

How does a retractable awning work? A lot of awnings can be adjusted manually – but we recognise that this isn’t always convenient. Getting to the crank might be tricky for some, whether that is down to the layout of their patio or their own mobility needs. The solution? A remote control! Using this, you will be able to adjust your awning from the comfort of your chair. Of course, if you prefer manual controls, we are able to fit your awning with those too – we’re all about giving our customers as much choice as possible. That’s why we’re a firm favourite with many property owners.


A retractable awning made by us has a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Protects you from rain and sun, making your garden a space that can be used all year round
  • The sleek, stylish design and wide range of colour options make it suitable for modern and period properties alike
  • We measure up for you, using our years of experience to calculate the best size and positioning for your awning
  • Expert installation is included, saving you time, effort, and stress
  • Awnings made from the highest quality materials, guaranteeing longevity

Discover more today

If you would like to find out more about retractable awnings and our previous work in your area, please get in touch with a member of our team today.