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Patio Awnings & Canopies in North London

With our newly refurbished Highgate showroom now open, you are welcome to come and see how an external shade awning could enhance your space. Open by arrangement only please do phone to make an appointment with one of our team. Patio Awnings provide external shade and reduce solar gain rather than use air conditioning to cool a space after it has heated up. An awning also provides the perfect spot for al fresco entertaining. If your are a little too close an awning may offer a little extra privacy. With the British climate you need an awning of good quality, both frame and cloth. Good patio awnings are not cheap, cheap patio awnings are not good, we use top quality frames, UV rated fabrics and Somfy motors ; we don't think there is a better combination.

Below are two photos from a recent installation, we fitted this Patio Awning in Essex and have videos during daylight and after dark. Fully motorised with Infrared heating and LED lighting to extend your seasonal use

Now that Changing Curtains is part of Inspiring Your Home we have a much expanded and specialist fitting team with three of our fitters specially trained on awnings, we can also cover a greater area, all of Central and North London plus East London, Essex and Herts

Patio Awnings are our most seasonal product and most people think of ordering their awnings in July and August (when the sun is at its hottest and our suppliers are at their busiest and waiting times at their longest). If you can order your awning closer to the start of the season we can usually offer you a better deal. We can sometimes offer a free motor, or free heaters or free LED lighting. We can also usually offer a discount if you are getting more than one awning fitted at a time. If you wait till midsummer it's tricky, but if you are ready to order in February or March do ask us to check for the best deal we can get you

Why have a Patio Awning A fully motorised patio awning with heaters and lights is a truly worthwhile investment in extending your summer entertaining season. With the usual British summer you might get mid-May to mid-September approximately four months, but with a good awning you can possibly add six to eight weeks at either end of this and truly make the most of your outdoor entertaining space

Bahamas patio awning with lighting rig and wind sensor installed in Essex
Patio Awning with lighting rig and wind sensor installed in East London


Freestanding twin awning for 36 sq metres of al fresco dining in Herts
Freestanding twin awning for 36 sq metres of al fresco dining

Bahamas patio awning gives shade to this large expanse of glass in North London
Patio Awning fitted in North London gives shade to this large expanse of glass


This Tortola awning fitted in Central London uses crossover arms to extend out more than its width
Tortola patio awning can extend further than its width



Patio Awnings can be installed either attached to a wall or using a freestanding frame.

If the awning is to be mounted close to the roofline or an aperture then spreader plates or bungalow brackets can be used

Awnings can be motorised or hand operated

We can install for you, or supply for you or your builder to install


Bahamas patio awning for al fresco entertaining in East London
Bermuda patio awning for al fresco dining with wind sensor


Dutch canopy neatly matched to building in Herts
A deeper dutch canopy for more shade

Dutch canopies are a neat lightweight solution to shade issues and since they put very little stress on the building they can be used in situations where an awning is inappropriate.


Because the dutch canopy folds out like an umbrella you get more shade at the corners as the picture below shows. If we put an awning on our shop it would protect better from directly in front but because of the travel of the sun through the day this would provide us with less shade overall

Dutch canopy at domestic window in North London
A simple solution to glare and heat gain

Dutch canopy on our shop
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Inspiring Your Home
186 Archway Road, Highgate, North London, N6 5BB
020 3893 7778

Changing Curtains supply and install awnings in Central London, North London, East London, Essex and Herts. East London E1 E2 E3 E4 E5 E6 E7 E8 E9 E10 E11 E12 E13 E14 E15 E16 E17 E18 E19 E20 E1W Central London EC1 EC2 EC3 EC4 WC1 WC2 SW1 SW3 SW5 SW6 SW7 SW10 W1 W2 W3 W4 W6 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 North London N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 N6 N7 N8 N9 N10 N11 N12 N13 N14 N15 N16 N17 N18 N19 N20 N21 N22 N23 North West London NW1 NW2 NW3 NW4 NW5 NW6 NW7 NW8 NW9 NW10 NW11 NW12 NW13 Central London SW1 W1 W2 W8 W9 EC1 EC2 EC3 EC4 WC1 WC2 City or West End Alexandra Park Angel Archway Arkley Barnet Barnsbury Bayswater Belgravia Belsize Park Borehamwood Bounds Green Brent Cross Brondesbury Park Burnt Oak Bushey Camden Canonbury Chalk Farm Chelsea Childs Hill City Cockfosters Colindale Colney Hatch Covent Garden Cricklewood Crouch End De Beauvoir East Finchley Edgware Edmonton Elstree Enfield Finchley Finsbury Park Fortis Green Friern Barnet Golders Green Gospel Oak Hackney Hammersmith Hampstead Hampstead Garden Suburb Haringay Haringey Harringay Harrow Harrow Weald Hendon Highbury Highgate Holborn Holland Park Holloway Hornsey Islington Kensington Kentish Town Kilburn Kingsbury Kings Cross Ladbroke Grove Maida Vale Marble Arch Marylebone Mill Hill Mayfair Muswell Hill Neasden Notting Hill Old Street Palmers Green Ponders End Primrose Hill Radlett Regents Park Shenley Shepherds Bush Soho Southgate Stamford Hill Stanmore Stoke Newington St Johns Wood Swiss Cottage Tottenham Totteridge Tufnell Park West End West Hampstead Westminster Whetstone Willesden Winchmore Hill Wood Green Woodside Park Essex CB1 CB9 CB10 CB11 CM1 CM2 CM3 CM4 CM5 CM6 CM7 CM8 CM9 CM10 CM11 CM12 CM13 CM14 CM15 CM16 CM17 CM18 CM19 CM20 CM21 CM22 CM23 CM24 CO1 CO2 CO3 CO4 CO5 CO6 CO7 CO8 CO9 CO10 CO11 CO12 CO13 CO14 CO15 CO16 EN1 EN2 EN3 EN4 EN5 EN6 EN7 EN8 EN9 EN10 EN11 IG1 IG2 IG3 IG4 IG5 IG6 IG7 IG8 IG9 IG10 IG11
We cover Central and North London as far as the M25 plus areas such as Cheshunt Colney Heath Cuffley Hatfield London Colney Potters Bar St Albans Waltham Abbey Waltham Cross and Welwyn Garden City, which are just beyond the M25. With our new expanded fitting team we now can also cover East London, Essex and Hertfordshire. By limiting our area we feel we can offer a better level of service.

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