Types of retractable products for your home

Patio Awnings

Add charm and functionality to your patio with a residential retractable awning. Control the amount of sunlight on your patio to suit the demands of the moment, whether you wish to sunbathe or host a garden party lunch. On drizzly days, the awning allows you to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. A patio awning will add personality to your garden, with multiple colourways and fabrics available to complement your aesthetic.

Pergola Awnings

Pergola awnings offer the perfect combination of outdoor freshness and partial coverage, creating a versatile area for entertaining guests. The more structured nature of a pergola makes it ideal for creating a permanent feeling space. The addition of decorative features or climbing plants could be used to add a sense of whimsy to the pergola, if so desired. Pergolas provide a stylish extension of living area which enhances the enjoyment of your outside space, while adding value to your property.

Freestanding Awnings

A freestanding awning allows versatility and flexibility when it comes to positioning your awning. This option unlocks all the benefits of having an awning without the necessity of a supporting structure. Enjoy shade and shelter by installing a custom residential awning in your favourite spot in the garden.

Conservatory Awnings

Conservatories are a beautiful addition to your home, creating a bright, airy, open space to relax or spend time with family. However, on sunny days, conservatories can become hot and create some glare. Shade Space’s conservatory awnings are a stylish solution to create shade in your conservatory over the summer, allowing you to enjoy your space on warm days.

Vertical Blinds

Our outdoor blinds can be seamlessly integrated into your home’s facade, creating a sleek way of creating shade and countering solar penetration.

Residential awning benefits

Installing residential awnings provides you with the opportunity to enjoy your outdoor space, whatever the season. Residential awnings and canopies extend your living area outside, offer shade on sunny days and shelter from the rain. Upgrade your outdoor space with a residential retractable awning.

Modern awning designs

Fabric Options – Our awning fabric options are specially designed to withstand outdoor weather whilst maintaining their stunning, quality appearance. Shade Space fabrics are also reliably functional. Being stain, mould and tear-resistant and incorporating UV and heat protection, they are both practical and easy to maintain. All our awning fabrics are available in a range of colourways. Get in touch to discuss your vision and find the perfect tone to match your aesthetic!

Motorised awning options –  You can control Shade Spaces’ electric retractable awnings with the touch of a button. Control the amount of shade you desire with ease.

Heating and lighting – Our weatherproof heating and lighting systems can be installed with most of our products. Create a comfortable space and maximise your outdoor environment, even in cooler weather. Subtle lighting will add cosiness to your evenings with friends.

At Shade Space, we supply market-leading electrical and gas heaters. The Tungsten Smart-Heat Electric and Gas heaters are crafted to heat your awning space evenly and efficiently. For seaside locations, we recommend the Platinum Smart Heat Electric Marine heater, which is built to handle corrosive environments and prevent rust. Our heaters have a variety of mounting options to complement the style of your space best. Contact us for more information and advice on which heater to choose for your set-up.

We can help you choose

Shade Space are leading experts in the UK awning industry with over 25 years of experience. Get in touch with our knowledgeable, friendly team to discuss how we can help transform your patio or outdoor space with our custom residential awnings. Call us now at 0203 924 0000.


In most cases, residential retractable awnings do not require planning permission. However, it may be applicable if it could impact a neighbouring property. It is worth contacting your council if you have questions about planning permission before beginning your project.

Shade Space stocks a vast range of colours and fabric types, so you can choose the perfect awning style to complement your space. Whether you want your awning to blend seamlessly into the background or create a bold, colourful statement, you’ll find what you’re looking for in our collection.

Our residential retractable awnings are specially designed to be water and dirt-resistant. However, some occasional maintenance will keep them looking fresh and new. Simply mix warm water with a small amount of washing-up liquid and gently wipe down the awning. Allow it to air dry before retracting. There’s no need to use harsher abrasive cleaners as this may damage the fabric.

Our waterproof residential canopies and awnings are the perfect solution for using your outdoor space year-round, providing shelter from the rain.

Installation will normally take between 3-6 weeks, depending on the style and size of the awning you select for your unique property. Give us a call on 0203 924 0000 to discuss how we can solve your specific needs.

A motorised retractable awning can be adjusted to suit your needs, making it an ideal option for spaces with multiple functions. Retract the awning to soak up the sun or extend it at the press of the button to create a shaded area. It is also safer than a manual awning as it cannot be over-extended. In windy conditions, your awning will automatically retract, even if you are not watching it, providing peace of mind.

There are a number of important things to consider when selecting an awning, including local climate and weather. A key consideration is whether your building can support an awning structurally. Get in touch with our helpful team on 0203 924 0000 to discuss your vision for residential retractable awnings and what you hope to achieve, they will be able to advise you on what type of awning will be best for you.

Residential awnings and canopies are ideal in garden spaces, over patios or extending over french doors.

Generally, our awning frames are constructed from durable aluminium with some steel components. This strong frame is then combined with the best quality rolling awning fabrics for a quality finish.

With over 25 years of experience, Shade Space is an obvious choice for residential retractable awnings. We are proud to provide excellent customer service and quality products to our customers. If you are considering adding residential awnings and canopies to your home, contact us today at 0203 924 0000.

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