Contact us on: 01202 741671

Showroom Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 09:30 - 17:00

Saturday: 09:30 - 15:00

Appointments can be made outside of these attended hours.


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Awnings from Insignia Blinds

Our customers say excellent - 9.96 based on 3055+ reviews

It’s your garden… have it your way!


Do you wish you could make the most of your garden no matter the weather? Or daydream about al-fresco dining all year round? Then look no further! You will be spoilt for choice with a variety of awning styles, each offering something unique at a price point to suit.

Have you been sitting outside enjoying a warm sunny afternoon, but the typical British weather has other plans? Our awnings are designed to withstand showers, with their water-resistant fabrics- letting you enjoy your garden all summer long.

Here at Insignia Shade and Shutter Company, we boast over 30+ years’ experience and pride ourselves on supplying quality patio awnings across Dorset, Hampshire and surrounding areas!

We offer a 5-year parts warranty including on your Somfy awning motor and awning cloth.

Your home is unique and your awning should be too!

Your awning is a beautiful extension of your home and we can customise it to suit you-


  • Different cassette types- Full, Semi or No Cassette.
  • Optional accessories such as sun and wind sensors, lighting, and heaters
  • Motorisation or Manual crank handle options available.
  • Bespoke made brackets for those trickier installation’s.
  • With over 150 fabrics ranging stripes to plains.
  • Multiple awning body colours of White, Cream, Brown, Anthracite and Black* (*black available on limited models only)

Still not decided if an awning is the right product for your home or business?

Why not visit our large showroom and have a chat with our knowledgeable and friendly staff.

We will be able to guide and advise you on your newest shading solution.

Frequently Asked Questions About Awnings

A valance is the pretty bit of fabric which hangs down the front of the awning. A valance does not only look pretty but its function is to block out the sun at certain times of the day.

We understand that it's confusing trying to work out what is what, so here is a quick breakdown of what the cassette types mean for our range of awnings. Not all companies are the same.

Our Full Cassette is designed to fully enclose the fabric, arms, and any mechanical parts giving a simple and clean look while protecting against all weathers.

Our Semi or Half Cassette is designed to fully enclose the fabric and any mechanical parts leaving the arms neatly tucked under the cassette.

Our No Cassette is designed to offer no protection to your fabric, arms, or mechanical parts. They are often entry-level awnings which are used in locations where they have protection from overhanging roofs or balconies.

Regardless of which awning you choose, you will still receive the same level of UV protection from the fabric and all cassettes & mechanical parts are made of powder-coated aluminium.

You can use your awning in most weather conditions there are a few exceptions though. We would not recommend using an awning in strong winds, heavy rain or snow.

Like most things, awnings can be repaired but this is depending on their age along with other factors. Not all awnings have the same components so we may not be able to help if we are not able to get the parts.

Yes, awning fabrics are 100% waterproof. Thanks to their Teflon & Scotch guard coatings they are designed to resist light rain showers. We do not recommend using your awning in strong winds, heavy rain, or snow.

If you need to clean your awnings body or fabric, please only use a clean cloth & water. We would not recommend you use any detergents or chemicals as this can damage the Teflon & Scotch guard water-repellent properties of your awning fabric.

Click here to this will take you to a step-by-step guide. If you are still unsure give us a call at 01202 741671 and we will happily talk you through the process.

Your awning is guaranteed with us for a total of 5 years.

For most residential & commercial properties, you do not require planning permission. If you live in a block of flats you may have to get their approval before purchasing an awning. If you are thinking of having an awning installed on a listed building then you may need to seek planning permission.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to say exactly how strong an awning is against the wind as there are many factors involved, so we would recommend installing a wind or sun and wind sensor.

As we all know, sunshine & UV rays can harm our health, so an awning can help protect you from the sunshine while still allowing you to enjoy your garden. Awnings are great for reducing the risk of Sunburn, protecting your eyes and reducing your risk of more serious skin health problems.


Awning fitting on balcony.

I was very impressed by Insignia (especially as a different company was unable to do the work)

Customer in Poole - November 2023

Supply and Fitting Awning

From visiting the showroom to fitting our awning the service was exceptional. All the staff were very very professional in carrying out the selling, supply, fitting and commissioning and the awning and accessories. I have no hesitation in recommending Insignia for a complete service.

Customer in Blandford - January 2024

Installation of blinds and shutters

Excellent service given by Insignia Shade and Shutter Company, courteous staff and fitters. We are very happy with the recently fitted shutters and also vertical blinds in our conservatory. We will definitely recommend them to others.

Customer in Corfe Mullen - December 2023

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