4 Ways to Customise Your Garden Awning

Discover the perfect blend of style, functionality, and personalisation with our range of electric awning options. In this guide, we’ll explore key aspects to consider when customising your awning, including fabric design and colour, accessories, controls, and sizing.

Fabric Design and Colour

Our collection of fabrics offers a wide range of options so you can customise your electric awning according to your specific needs, preferences, and design tastes. When considering your choices, assessing the fabric’s performance and aesthetics is essential to ensure long-lasting durability and visual appeal. Not all awning fabrics are created equal. Lower-quality, inexpensive options may deteriorate quickly, whereas our premium awning fabrics are resilient and resistant to fading. The appearance of your awning is also a significant factor to consider, so select a material that complements your outdoor space, whether it’s a solid block colour or a pattern that enhances the overall aesthetic. If our existing fabric swatches don’t meet your requirements, we offer the option to colour-match fabrics to any RAL number, ensuring a truly customised solution.


When selecting accessories for your awning, it’s important to consider your specific requirements and how you plan to utilise your awning space. Enjoy delightful alfresco dinners with an energy-efficient LED light bar designed specifically for awnings. These light bars emit a soft and inviting glow, creating a warm and cosy atmosphere beneath the canopy. To further elevate the ambience, consider adding extra LED uplights around your patio or garden, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal. Additionally, for cool summer nights, combat the chill and extend your outdoor enjoyment with an infrared awning heater. These highly efficient heaters ensure minimal impact on your electricity bills and provide instant warmth, allowing you and your guests to enjoy being outdoors for longer periods.

Weinor Semina Life Electric Awning Fitted by Awningsouth - Under Canopy


When it comes to awning controls, prioritise convenience and user-friendliness. Opt for a motorised awning with effortless operation and various control options. You can choose from remote controls, wall switches or even integrate your awning with your smartphone for seamless control. You can also take advantage of automated features such as timers and sun and wind sensors, which simplify the operation of your awning. For instance, an Awning Vibration Sensor detects high winds and automatically retracts the awning to safeguard the fabric from potential damage. Similarly, a Sun Sensor detects intense sunlight and automatically extends the awning to provide much-needed shade. This wireless unit, equipped with solar cells for power, can be easily installed on any facade, enhancing the convenience and functionality of your awning system.


Ensuring the right size for your awning is vital to achieving optimal coverage and functionality. Off-the-shelf options may not provide the ideal fit for your outdoor space, so a customised solution is superior. For this reason, all of our awnings are tailor-made to measure, guaranteeing a perfect fit. We will personally visit your home to assess the designated shaded area and carefully measure the width and projection required to cover the space adequately. We’ll also consider the sun’s position, the desired angle of shade, and potential obstructions. Additionally, we understand the importance of architectural coherence, so we’ll ensure that the awning blends in with the features of your home or building. Lastly, we’ll assess the need for additional support for larger awnings and consider weight-bearing capacities to ensure a structurally sound installation.

Electric awning fitted in Christchurch - Awningsouth

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Want to find out more about our customised awning options? Please get in touch with our friendly awning sales team: call 02381 290170 or email sales@awningsouth.co.uk.

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