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85 Skelcher Road, Shirley, Solihull. West Midlands B90 2EY


Our awnings provide perfect shade to keep you cool on the hottest days whilst enabling the use of the patio even when the weather is less than ideal.  Having an awning installed over your terrace or patio is quick and easy and considerably cheaper than a conservatory.  

tanawningborderWhen you purchase a Solihull Blinds Awning you are buying 40 years experience in providing customers with the highest possible standards of service, fitting and after sales support. Quality Permeates every aspect of our service, from design and manufacture to delivery and installation all with the security of a 5 Year Guarantee.

With an Awning the patio becomes an extension to your home. Imagine being able to dine outside with friends or family on a warm summer evening or even in showery weather.  Awnings also provide protection from fading for carpets and soft furnishings without having to draw the curtains and lose the veiw. Control the light and add character to the windows.

greenawningborderProtect yourself and your family from harmful UV rays.

The choice is huge, Solihull Blinds awnings are avaliable in a variety of systems providing shade and elegance to all sizes of patio, along with practicality and professionalism to commerce.  The range of folding arm awnings will span up to 14 metres wide and flush fitting cassetted versions provide protection for the fabric and componets.

Innovative ideas will add versatility where space is at a premium or provide an alternative way to provide shade in your conservatory.  Drop arm, canopies, parasols and terrace awnings can provide solutions for almost every exterior space or window.

Our housings and mechanisms are extremely strong but very easy to use. You can have the option of manual or electric operation, or even an automatic control that extends the awning in sunshine and retracts it in strong winds or cloudy weather.

Types Of Awnings

All our Awnings come in a wide variety of finishes, colours, to an almost endless array of specifications. When you choose Solihull Blinds you can be sure we have the products to meet most requirements.

We will not compromise and supply cheap imports, we only supply T.U.V marked Awnings Assembled in the UK with cutting edge technology to provide the perfect systems for you.

Outlined below are just some of the Awnings we have to offer. All carry a 5 year Guarantee. 

Folding arm with cassette

The Awning is finished with flush fitting full cassette, ensuring the fabric and the components are protected from all types of inclement weather when closed away. The valance remains outside and visable or can be removed.
Base Plus
Base Lite

Folding arm with semi cassette

When the awning is retracted, the cover is concealed within the awning cassette box, protecting the fabric, whilst the arms tuck neatly underneath the cassette but remain outside.

Folding arm

There is no casing which means the fabric cover, arms and valance remain visable when the awning is closed. An optional cover is available, which fits over the top of the awning to protect it.

Drop arm

Drop arm awnings (or fall arm awnings as they are often called) have straight pivoting arms which lie vertically flat against the wall when the awning is retracted, ideal for complete shading solutions on the first floor windows.

Cross Arm

This awning has been designed for use in areas where the space is at a premium. The Cross arm system allows the arms to cross under each other allowing for a maximum projection to exceed the width.


Practical, versatile and robust, the parasol collection is available in two models.


Canopies have a practical purpose; they protect the immediate surroundings of a window or doorway by providing shade from the sun and protection from the rain. They help decrease the temperature inside the building from the warm summer months.

Conservatory & Terrace Awnings

An alternative solution to the standard awning system.
Tendal one pro
Tendal eco

The awnings above exceed the requirements of the internationally recognised TUV quality standard for awning systems. TUV is the only independent testing laboratory in the world with stringent standards for retractable awnings.

Where possible we always sell British, in certain situations we may have to look further a field to Europe to solve your shading solution where they have a wealth of sun shading knowledge!

Please download awnings technical specifications here


Add motorisation to your awning and your patio becomes a real ‘outdoor room’ that can be used all year long.

A motorised awning provides extra comfort for the patio or terrace all year round. Add remote controlled lighting and/or heating to continue entertaining well into the night. The Somfy motor gently powers your awning. It ensures your awning closes correctly in its cassette. There is a selection of independent environmental sensors which can control your awning even when you’re not there. An independent sun sensor automatically activates the awning when the programmed sunlight threshold is reached. The wind sensor monitors conditions around your awning at all times automatically retracting the awning in strong winds. Just one remote control for everything on your patio or in your garden. What’s more, it’s shock and water resistant! Extend your living room to the patio with one click!

Lighting and heating

Extend your enjoyment of ‘al fresco’ evenings by adding controllable heat and light.

bluelightsborderThe white powder coated aluminium light box, fits neatly and unobtrusively onto the underside of the awning.  Available on Armony, Base Plus and Arezzo models. Each high quality downlighter can be individually angled to provide the best lighting effect  the lights on motorised awnings are controlled by the same Somfy Telis Solaris R/C unit that controls the awning.

The all weather patio heater is available with an integrated light at each end and can be installed on any model of awning. It can be controlled using a Somfy control system making it ideal for use underneath awnings.

Brackets & Supports

Custom Manufactured Brackets

Modern houses do not always offer a good quality flat brick wall to to fit an awning. Many houses, bungalows and extensions require extra brackets to be made to allow a safe fixing.  We design and install custom brackets to suit your property, creating a safe and neat installation.  Irrespective of the complexity of your home, custom manufactured brackets can make the difference.

Some examples where additional brackets may be required:-
Low soffit bungalows
Single storey extensions
Timber framed properties
Pipes in the way
Split level properties
Gutter Problem
Outward Opening Doors


The Solihull Blinds Awning collection features an extensive choice of fabrics, all designed to block glare, reduce heat and provide protection from UV rays.

Nearly all our fabrics carry a 10 Year Warranty and have Clean Guard Protection.

CleanGuard is a state of the art treatment for awning fabric, based on an assembly of extremely dense nano-molecules, creates a real barrier and repels the dirt long term.

The Dickson Orchestra range is a refined collection inspired by tradition. There are fabrics made up of 78 solid colours and 116 stripes to choose from. Manufactured from 100% solution dyed acrylic which means that that the colour is locked in to the yarn guaranteeing against rotting and fading.

Two new ranges have been added to the collection the Orchestra Max collection is an innovative, self cleaning, heavy duty fabric and Alto FR is a flame retardent version of fabric.

Rhythm and Harmony is a decorative collection featuring 53 inspiring fabrics. Classic stripes with bold patterns, Rhythm & Harmony draws inspiration from the latest trends in interior design.

Sunworker high protection screen fabrics offers you total visibility towards the outside while preserving your privacy and visual comfort, repelling up to 94% of the heat produced by the sun’s rays.

Please download our fabric catalogue here

For Business

Solihull Blinds Awnings and Canopies are a great way to dramatically transform the exterior of your premises. As they project a strong contemporary or traditional statement, awnings are bound to increase awareness of your business. If you have valuable stock on display an awning will also offer protection from the effects of strong sunlight. We are also able to sign write or screen print fabric and powder coat the frames to your requirements.

commercialcollageOur highly experienced team can help to specify and design the right solution based on site conditions, decor, budget, project time frames and regulations/legislation.

At Solihull Blinds and Awnings we pride ourselves on being in tune with designers and architects and are sensitive to the need to integrate our blinds within a building’s existing style.  We have a lot of experience in tackling even the hardest of installations.  Our fitting teams are fully conversant with current legislation and comply 100% with the terms of this legislation.

We are fully approved contractors to many local authorities, police, schools and hospitals and have all the relevant insurance and health and safety policies in place.

We offer a full design, specification, supply, installation and maintenance of shading systems in all types of buildings.  To discuss your requirements please contact us at office@solihull-blinds.co.uk