Retractable Awnings | Retractable Patio House Awnings | Made to Measure Garden Awning (2022)

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If you appreciate being outside as much as possible enjoying your patio, terrace or garden with family or friends, or simply as your own space, then a fully retractable fabric awning is a great addition to help control the sun, shade and rainfall.

Create your perfect outdoor living space with any of our retractable awnings and take control of the very diverse weather we have to deal with in the UK.

Here at Samson we supply a wide range of products, purpose made to measure with a huge selection of fabric designs to choose from. However, if time is of the essence we are now holding limited stock of the most popular awnings from the best selling Erhardt collection. These high quality awnings are available for fast delivery and installation.
The Samson range of retractable patio awnings for your home extends to over 40 high quality models, all from the world’s leading manufacturers.

Retractable Awnings | Retractable Patio House Awnings | Made to Measure Garden Awning (3)We have over 20 years experience and are consistently providing the very latest technology and highest quality awnings, fit for purpose in our climate, and offering the widest range of additional accessories to further enhance the use of the awning.

They are all manufactured from aluminium (apart from 1 stainless steel model) and only use the very highest quality engineered components and the latest fabric technology.

Most of our models are bespoke and made to measure sizes which ensures you are guaranteed the perfect fit for your outside space.

There are over 500 fabrics to choose from in total, with different makes having different fabrics.When looking for a retractable awning for your home, you should take care in ensuring you choose the right size, colour, fabric and features to ensure it provides the shade or protection you want.

It should be a careful investment to help you extend and spend valuable time outside on your patio and in your garden for more of the year.

A retractable awning can be used for anything from creating controllable sun and UV protection in a particular room and larger sizes to an outdoor area to sit underneath, or, for many people a retractable system to enable some protection from rainfall in our very changeable British climate.

Control the intense heat of the midday sun with ease, adjust the projection to deal with the rising and setting sun patterns.

Keep several degrees cooler when the sun is at its most intense and then keep several degrees warmer at night with latent heat trapped under the fabric cover with further enhancements with add ons such as the drop down valance or the pull our side screens, all designed to protect from annoying draughts and also provide privacy.

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Enjoy many hours in a comfortable atmosphere directly under your awning. Entertain friends and family longer into the evenings with optional lighting and heating options added. Most of our self supporting awnings can be ordered up to 14 metres wide if required and up to a 4 metre projection! With supported systems we can offer up to 8 metres in projection.

All of the wall mounted, traditional, self supporting retractable arm awnings available can be broken down into three basic categories, and it is mostly down to their design and not the cost that determines the category – Full cassette, semi cassette and open cassette are tears you will see used.

A full cassette awning is not necessarily better or even a lower price option than a semi cassette or open cassette.

A semi cassette awning can be a better option than a full cassette awning, all depending on your requirements for purpose and also size, accessories required, and possibly the support bracket position on the wall.

The open cassette awnings can be used in the UK, but are ideally specified with a cover above them to protect the fabric which is exposed.Retractable Awnings | Retractable Patio House Awnings | Made to Measure Garden Awning (4)

Effortless Electric Operation With In Built Safety

Retractable Awnings | Retractable Patio House Awnings | Made to Measure Garden Awning (5)Control your awning effortlessly with a hand held remote control capable of multi channel options when required to control the awning cover, lighting and dimming, drop down front valance, infra red heating and other electric awnings or blinds as well.

Nearly every awning we supply has a built in motion sensor or wind speed sensor to retract the awning if the wind speed gets too disruptive.

Awnings can deal with varying degrees of wind depending on the model but all have a maximum wind speed tolerance and should never be left open and unattended ideally and this is where the sensor is a great option to include.Retractable Awnings | Retractable Patio House Awnings | Made to Measure Garden Awning (6)

Modern Designs – Modern Fabrics

Retractable Awnings | Retractable Patio House Awnings | Made to Measure Garden Awning (7)The quality and colour of your awning fabric can make the ambience on your patio and in your conservatory special. Colour nuances, patterns and textures succeed in creating that uniquely special effect by virtue of their brightness and hue.

Our leading manufacturers have more than 250 patterns in coordinated colour families, you are certain to find the perfect design for you and your home.

When it comes to making your choice, allow yourself to be inspired, enthused, speak with our specialist sales team for more information or download our manufacturers Fabric Brochures below

Markilux Fabric Collection |Weinor Fabric Collection|ErhardtTibelly Ambiente Collection |ErhardtTibelly Classic Collection|ErhardtTibelly Screen Collection

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LED Lighting

Retractable Awnings | Retractable Patio House Awnings | Made to Measure Garden Awning (9)Use your awning into the evening with various LED lighting options all controlled from the touch of a button or via a smart phone app using the Somfy home automation system.

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High quality and powerful LED spot lights and light bars offer very good lighting for outdoor areas and are positioned in various places depending on the awning model used.

LED lights positioned externally on the awning can also be used as a light bar without the awning even in use, ideal for the winter months.Retractable Awnings | Retractable Patio House Awnings | Made to Measure Garden Awning (10)

Highest Quality Retractable Aluminium Awnings

All Samson awnings are manufactured either in Germany or Holland by the very leading awning manufacturers. Components are of the highest quality with forged aluminum knuckle joints on every awning arm used for the very strongest overall results and performance.

Full cassette awnings are encased in the highest quality aluminium and we have many examples of customers with awnings well over 15 years old and still fully functional and pristine in their finish.

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Rain Protection

Retractable Awnings | Retractable Patio House Awnings | Made to Measure Garden Awning (14)Although most awnings are sold for sun protection and providing a comfortable area to sit beneath we also have to deal with the rainfall, as we are in the UK after all.

It isn’t necessary to have a waterproof fabric for rain protection in an awning as the real trick is to not have water sitting on the fabric cover in the first place and hence why we insist on a minimum of 15 degrees pitch if an awning is to be used in the rain, preferably more if possible.

Awnings used for rain protection should be carefully specified and always have a steep pitch for rainfall run off but also be one of the sturdier models with larger arms.

The wind and motion detection systems should also be used in every case when the intention is to use the awning in more unstable weather.

Generally most awnings will deal with light annoying rain as we often see in the summer and autumn months but common sense is the order of the day and never leave an awning unattended in rain.Retractable Awnings | Retractable Patio House Awnings | Made to Measure Garden Awning (15)

Additional Shade and Privacy

Retractable Awnings | Retractable Patio House Awnings | Made to Measure Garden Awning (16)We offer an optional manual or electric drop down valance on several awning models to provide shade from low lying sun but also providing additional privacy and warmth on cooler evenings by preventing a cool breeze in your outdoor area.

The drop down valance is available with many more fabrics including tough perforated fabrics to provide some vision out but still protect from the sun and rain.

Add even more shade with a Side Screen with the ability to simply disappear into its cassette cover when not in use, retractable side screens can remain a low-key fixture on any building yet still be ready for use by simply extending the fabric from the pull handle.

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The Manufacturers

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Use your patio and outdoor area later into the evening

Cooler Spring and Autumn evenings are not a problem anymore with our range of integrated infrared awning heaters and variouslighting solutions, as well as side screens and drop down valances to deflect the cooler evening breezes.

By having a large fabric cover over you will usually trap warmth anyway and it is certainly more comfortable sitting underneath a cover as the temperature drops.

Prevailing winds can be dealt with in several ways dependent on the awning model used and the size required to protect.

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Our range of LED lighting options is continuously expanding, our newest addition to the collection being LED lines that are integrated in the arm of a retractable awning, as seen in the two images, above. This stylish and convenient new option is available for Markilux 1700, 1600, 1710 and 1300 retractable awnings, and is sure to make an impressive statement for every patio!

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Looking for something all year round?

If you need an outdoor cover system that you definitely know is required to deal with more than the odd rain shower then you need to look at our range of retractable terrace coversoffering far higher wind ratings and capable of staying extended during heavier rainfall most of the year round to create a truly usable outdoor covered area.

Our unique and robustWeinor Pergotex or Gibus Med systems can give you far more of a ‘room outdoors’ with the entire design meant for use in all weathers – even snowfall! Take a look for yourself or even consider the fixed roof system options we have to offer such as the Terrazzaor our own range of Samson Canopies

There are so many highly developed fixed and retractable products now available to truly create an outdoor area capable of being used for most of the year round.

Retractable Awnings | Retractable Patio House Awnings | Made to Measure Garden Awning (34)Come and take a look in our Wellingborough showroom to see some of these fantastic products.

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Address

6-8 Meadow Close

Ise Valley Trading Estate

Finedon Road

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Wellingborough

Northants

NN8 4BH

Opening Times

Monday – Friday:9.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm (appointment only)

Sunday: Closed

Please note that our showroom has reopened and is running on an appointment system, for everyone’s safety and the best experience.

E-mail us viaenquiries@samsonawnings.co.ukor call us on 01933 448844 to get booked in to the showroom.

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Any of the Samson Awnings are a solid investment for your home that will last for many years to come. You can relax knowing you have the very latest in material and construction technology where only the highest quality components are used when manufacturing your awning.

Your patio awning will become part of your home and serve to enhance your outdoor area whether for quieter relaxing moments or large gatherings of friends or family. Various options on many of the awnings provide extra protection and comfort, items such as the ‘drop down front valance’ or pull out side screens to prevent annoying droughts from one side. For most electric retractable awnings you will have a wind sensor to ensure the awning retracts fully if the wind speed becomes too high and dangerous.

Many of the bespoke awnings we sell are not suitable for normal DIY installation but we do have various standard awning options which are far simpler to install with minimal bracketing involved. Once you have decided on a rough size and the intended use please call us and seek advice on the best options. We can offer surveying and professional, guaranteed installation for a large proportion of the UK.

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FAQs

How far out can a retractable awning extend? ›

How far out can my retractable awning go? Most retractable awnings can project from 5 feet up to 10 feet.

How do you measure a garden awning? ›

To get a rough idea of width, use a tape measure in a horizontal line across the wall. Measure straight across any gutters as if they weren't there; brackets are available to sit the awning in front of them. You will see widths are rounded up to the nearest 0.5m on our website.

How are retractable awnings measured? ›

PLEASE NOTE: The projection of a retractable awning is the distance from the wall down the fabric slope to the front bar, not the distance from the wall straight out. For example: having a 10' projection installed with a 15° inclination will provide approximately 9'8" horizontal coverage on the ground.

How much clearance is needed for a retractable awning? ›

Your retractable awning must be at least 8 feet from the ground, depending on level elevation, and how far your awnings would project, or extend. If your retractable awning is to be mounted over a swinging door, add another 10-12 inches for clearance space.

Is a retractable awning worth it? ›

In addition to the cost savings on energy bills, the return-on-investment for retractable awnings is great since the initial cost is minimal compared to adding a roof over your deck or patio. They also provide protection from the heat and sun, increasing how much time you'll want to spend outdoors.

How long does it take to install a retractable awning? ›

Once they are made, standard awnings can take anywhere from two hours to two days to install. Pre-assembled retractable awnings are generally lightweight and simple, so these awnings usually take less than one day to install.

What is the standard awning size? ›

On average, the width of most awning windows ranges from around 2 inches to 3 feet 10 inches. The height frequently falls between 20 inches and 7 feet 8 inches, ensuring both large and small windows can be installed on your property.

How big of an awning do I need? ›

A standard projection (B) would be approximately half the height of your window. For example a window that measures 60" in height would have an awning that has a 30" projection. You can choose either projection, this will change the height of the awning and how far it projects out from the wall.

What size is a size 17 awning? ›

Caravan Awning Size Guide
Dorema
SizeMeasurement
161025 to 1050
171050 to 1075
181075 to 1100
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How much space is needed to install a retractable awning? ›

You'll need 8 feet of clearance for your retractable awning over your patio or deck. If you're installing an awning over a door, you're going to need 10 to 12 inches of clearance space between the awning and the door frame.

How long should awnings be? ›

Many homes with an east or west exposure find that an awning with a 10-foot projection perfectly suits their needs. For homes with patio sets or areas away from the house that need to be covered, 12- or 13-foot projections work well.

How much room do you need above awning door? ›

The awning should be fixed at least 36cm (or 4 bricks) above any door opening or window frame.

How much wind can a retractable awning withstand? ›

Retractable awnings are made from fabric which, on its own, would be blown away even in minor (3 to 4 on the Beaufort Scale) wind conditions.

Can I install my own retractable awning? ›

Yes, it is perfectly possible, but most of the awnings are very heavy and require a minimum of 2 people for installation and lifting into place.

How do you attach a retractable awning to a house? ›

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What is the average cost of a retractable awning? ›

While the cost of retractable awnings varies depending on the model, they generally range from about $800 to over $4,000. Retractable awning prices often reflect the quality and warranty that come with the cover products.

How much does a 12 foot awning cost? ›

Awning Size and Style

A smaller canopy will almost always be more affordable. Installing a 10-foot by 12-foot awning can cost between $1,200 and $3,000.

Can retractable awnings be used in the rain? ›

A retractable awning is pitched to allow rain to run off. Light rain should not be a problem, but heavy rain might be. If puddles of water are accumulating on the awning, you should retract it to allow the water to run off and to prevent damage to the awning.

How much does it cost to have an awning installed? ›

The average cost of installing an awning will sum up to $2,459. Most homeowners spend around $1,261 to $3,691 after the awning installation. The canopy alone will range between $250 and $3,500.

What are the different types of retractable awnings? ›

Types of Retractable Awnings
  • Lateral Arm Retractable Awnings.
  • Semi-Cassette Awnings.
  • Side or Drop Arm Awnings.
  • Drop-Down Shades (Solar Shades)
  • Pergola Shade Awnings.
  • Limitless Canopies.

How do you measure for a new awning? ›

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What size is a porch awning? ›

Most porch awnings are designed to fit a standard height range of 235cm – 250cm. There are motorhomes and small caravans that fall outside this range which will also narrow down your choices. To measure the height, you need to measure from the floor to the awning channel at its highest points D-D.

What size awning do I need for a 18ft caravan? ›

Caravan Awning Size Chart
Size of ScreenSuits XXX awning size ** Note awning size is measured from post to post**Type of Awning
4.6m XDFor 16ft (4.88m Awning)Roll out awning
4.9m XDFor 17ft (5.18m Awning)Roll out awning
5.2m XDFor 18ft (5.49m Awning)Roll out awning
5.5m XDFor 19ft (5.79m Awning)Roll out awning
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What size is a 990 awning? ›

Bradcot awning size chart
LengthBradcot Awning size
984-998cm990
999-1013cm1005
1014-1028cm1020
1029-1043cm1035
15 more rows

How far should an awning project? ›

Awnings should project a minimum of 3 feet and a maximum of 5 feet from the building façade.

How far does a Sunsetter awning extend? ›

Projection: : Our Motorized Model extends out up to 10 feet 2 inches from your house (the 10 and 11 foot awnings extend out 9 feet, and the 8 foot wide size projects out 7 feet). The Motorized XL model extends out a full 11 feet 8 inches from your house.

What size awning is a 1025? ›

Awning Size Guide
Kampa Full AwningsDorema & Sunncamp
SizeMeasurementMeasurement
10251013 to 1038950 to 975
10501038 to 1063975 to 1000
10751063 to 10881000 to 1025
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What size is a 390 awning? ›

The Rally 390 is a generous 250cm deep and 390cm wide, perfect for the larger caravan and in many instances an ideal replacement for the traditional caravan awning where ease of set up, weight and storage are taken into consideration.

Does a caravan awning need to be exact? ›

Does the awning have to be exact? It's important to try and get your awning measurement as precise as possible, however it doesn't always have to be an exact fit as the manufacturers make their products to fit a range of sizes.

How are retractable awnings supported? ›

The awning is supported by the secure mounting and spring-loaded lateral arms.

How are awnings measured? ›

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How do you fix an awning on a brick wall? ›

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How long do patio awnings last? ›

With proper cleaning and care your awning fabric will generally last 5 to 15 years and many will come with a warranty. The life span of your awning will depend greatly on how it is treated.

Are awnings difficult to install? ›

There are many different types of awnings, including retractable, portable, or even motorized. Installing an awning can seem intimidating, but as long as you measure carefully and make sure your brackets are level, you can put up your awning safely and enjoy some shade the very same day.

How do you attach an awning to a house? ›

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How much does a retractable awning weigh? ›

A retractable awning weighs 9 – 18 pounds per foot of length. So if you're awning is 18′ wide it will weigh from 160-320lbs! That's a lot of weight that you don't want to have come crashing down on your head.

At what wind speed should you take down the awning? ›

Many awnings are manufactured and tested to withstand a steady wind of 20 mph, not gusts; or a wind Class 2 (Beaufort 5) rating*. Unrated awnings failed to withstand a 12 mph steady breeze, and awnings rated wind Class 1 withstood a sustained breeze of 12mph.

Should I take my awning down in high winds? ›

Take your awning down as soon as possible

Even if medium strength winds are forecast it may be a good idea to take your awning down to avoid damage as an awning can cause massive amounts of damage to your caravan should it become loose, or even detach completely and hit other caravans, cars or structures.

At what wind speed should I retract my awning? ›

Generally a self supporting retractable awning wil stand up to wind speeds of around 20mph.

What is the average cost of a SunSetter awning? ›

A basic 16-foot-wide-by-10-foot-deep SunSetter awning costs about $1,330 with a hand crank or about $1,650 for a motorized version. Retrofit motor kits are about $300.

How does a manual retractable awning work? ›

The arms work because of a spring tension system or gas pistons. Many people assume they push the cover open, but the arms simply automatically follow the cover as it opens or closes. The tension from the springs or pressure of the gas ensures they open and close softly.

Can you attach awning to fascia? ›

Folding Arm Awnings – Installation

Unlike some bulky retractable awnings out there, this style of awning can be fixed to fascia boards or from the rafters of the roof where there are insufficient brick rows in the wall to provide the necessary support.

How wide can a retractable awning be? ›

The folding lateral arm retractable awning width can be:

1 to 15 foot (0.30 m- 4.57 m) wide. 16 to 20 foot (4.87 m – 6.09 m) wide. 21 to 30 foot (6.40 m to 9.14 m) wide. 31 to 40 foot (9.44 m to 12.19 m) wide.

How do you fit awning to roof racks? ›

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How do you fix a retractable awning? ›

It's easy to fix a sagging awning — just crank the handle in reverse until the fabric tightens and be mindful of how the material is rolling. For the best results, make sure the cloth rotates over the top of the roller tube rather than spooling underneath it.

How far out do Sunsetter awnings extend? ›

Projection: : Our Motorized Model extends out up to 10 feet 2 inches from your house (the 10 and 11 foot awnings extend out 9 feet, and the 8 foot wide size projects out 7 feet). The Motorized XL model extends out a full 11 feet 8 inches from your house. Both models can be partially opened in any position.

How wide can an awning be? ›

The folding lateral arm retractable awning width can be:

1 to 15 foot (0.30 m- 4.57 m) wide. 16 to 20 foot (4.87 m – 6.09 m) wide. 21 to 30 foot (6.40 m to 9.14 m) wide. 31 to 40 foot (9.44 m to 12.19 m) wide.

Do you have to fully extend an awning? ›

Each brand and model may have specific instructions that are important to its use and care. It's a good practice to fully extend your awning when it's in use to prevent sagging, which over time could permanently stretch the fabric.

How far should an awning project? ›

Awnings should project a minimum of 3 feet and a maximum of 5 feet from the building façade.

How much wind can a retractable awning withstand? ›

Retractable awnings are made from fabric which, on its own, would be blown away even in minor (3 to 4 on the Beaufort Scale) wind conditions.

Can retractable awnings be used in the rain? ›

A retractable awning is pitched to allow rain to run off. Light rain should not be a problem, but heavy rain might be. If puddles of water are accumulating on the awning, you should retract it to allow the water to run off and to prevent damage to the awning.

What is the best height for an awning? ›

Some industry experts recommend a minimum height of 7 or 8 feet, to allow for people to stand under the canopy without feeling cramped.

What is the standard awning size? ›

On average, the width of most awning windows ranges from around 2 inches to 3 feet 10 inches. The height frequently falls between 20 inches and 7 feet 8 inches, ensuring both large and small windows can be installed on your property.

What size is a size 17 awning? ›

Caravan Awning Size Guide
Dorema
SizeMeasurement
161025 to 1050
171050 to 1075
181075 to 1100
12 more rows

How big is a normal awning? ›

The most common measurements for a patio awning are 3m width and 2.5m projection.

Can I leave retractable awning open? ›

Many people prefer Retractable Awnings because they can move them easily, depending on the weather. On a hot day, you can fully open your awning for optimum shade. As the weather cools, you can leave the awning closed and enjoy the sun. Retractable awnings have many other advantages, however.

What is the best angle for an awning? ›

Forty-five degrees is the best angle for awnings. It is better to retain this angle for houses in all north temperate latitudes and to adjust the length of the awning, making it the right length to block the sun in the summer and allow the sunlight to enter the house in the winter.

What is the pitch of a retractable awning? ›

The recommended minimum pitch for a retractable awning is about 3.5 inches for every 12 inches of awning projection.

How much room do you need above awning door? ›

The awning should be fixed at least 36cm (or 4 bricks) above any door opening or window frame.

What size is a porch awning? ›

Most porch awnings are designed to fit a standard height range of 235cm – 250cm. There are motorhomes and small caravans that fall outside this range which will also narrow down your choices. To measure the height, you need to measure from the floor to the awning channel at its highest points D-D.

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