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Awnings from Insignia Blinds

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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.

We know you have a choice so why choose us?

We believe in the supply and installation of only the highest quality made-to-measure products. From our showroom through to our fittings team our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help and advise with your blind needs.

Our dedicated showroom showcases all styles of blinds, shutters, and awnings putting you in the driver’s seat to touch and test drive your future shading solution.

So why not take the hassle away and contact us to organise your FREE no-obligation home visit today? It’s so simple to get in touch with us and you can do so by –

1- Phone on 01202 741671.

2- Visit our showroom at Ashley Road in Branksome.

3- Complete the Contact Us form on the website and we will call you back.

We understand that some people want to order their awning straight away and others need some time to reflect. We will never put pressure on you to sign on the dotted line on the day of the quotation.

Our quotation appointments are available during the daytime, evening and weekends just give us a call at 01202 741671 and we will be happy to organise an appointment convenient for you or pop along to our showroom in Branksome to organise yours today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Awnings

All of our awnings come with a 5 year warranty including on your Somfy motor and awning cloth.

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 do 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 a few other factors. Some awnings share universal parts such as somfy motorisation in which yes we can help with but depending on the awning brand they do not share the same components so we are not always able to help.

Yes, our 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 your awning is in need of some TLC please only use a clean cloth & water. We do not recommend you use any detergents or chemicals as this can damage the Teflon & Scotch guard water-repellent properties of your awning fabric and anything containing bleach can stain your awning fabric.

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

Yes! We offer a replacement awning motor service for Somfy motorised awnings.

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 if you live in a area that is normally windy or would like peace of mind we would recommend installing a wind or sun and wind sensor.

Yes we can depending on the age and condition of your awning. If we do not feel it is economic to replace the fabric or your awning is unsafe then our team will discuss other alternatives with you.


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