Awnings Canopies

Finding a small awning for your titchy garden

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 2:23 pm

If you have a very small back garden but there’s just enough space for a seating area and you’d like to have the option of an awning to offer protection to your guests from sun and rain, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are many different options out there. One of which is a 3x2m awning or canopy and these are widely available at garden centres and popular furniture stores. This size is just about perfect for those who have a small lawn or a titchy slabbed garden in a city, but they’re strong and durable and made of the same materials as large awnings, depending on the brand of course. With an awning of this size, it is ideal for most occasions like barbecues or familiar get-togethers, so just because you have a small garden, doesn’t mean you have to let it ruin your party with friends or family members.

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The Main Differences Between Awnings and Canopies

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 6:44 pm

There are several differences that help distinguish awnings and canopies from one another. These differences are important to note, as awnings and canopies are often mistaken for the same thing, even by fabricators and designers. It’s these differences that are also the deciding factor in deciding if an awning or canopy is right for the job.

Awning and Canopy Features

Awnings are created in such a way so as they are supported entirely by the building they are attached to. Unlike canopies, they don’t require any additional support struts or poles. This makes them well suited for providing cover over windows since their design doesn’t get in the way of the view.

Canopies, on the other hand, tend to be larger than awnings and are often used to cover doors and entrance ways. Because of their larger design, they often need extra support poles, this also allows them to extend further than awnings providing cover for the walkway leading to the door of a building.

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