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 3012+ reviews

When it comes to our full cassette, semi cassette, and no cassette, we have a range of fabrics and colours available for you to choose from! Because of this, we are certain to supply you with some of the best awnings Dorset has to offer!

With minimal maintenance and electric open and close functions, our garden awnings and other residential canopies are guaranteed to provide you with the most efficient outdoor experience for your property!

Here at Insignia Shade and Shutter Company, we boast over 25+ years’ experience and pride ourselves on supplying quality patio awnings across Dorset, Hampshire and surrounding areas! Perfect for both residential and commercial use, our awnings come with a variety of benefits.

Residential Awnings

What are the benefits of awnings?

  • Low maintenance
  • Reduce Energy Costs
  • Protection from all-weather types
  • Expanded living space.
  • Reduces the need for fans or cooling equipment.
  • Range of colours and fabrics available to suit your property.

Frequently Asked Questions About Awnings

A hood functions as the same was a hood on your coat. It is an optional aluminium cover for an awning to protect your awning from the weather when fully retracted into its cassette.

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 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 residential 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 having an awning installed on a commercial property it is more likely you will require 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 health problems such as cancers.


Contact Insignia Shade and Shutter Company

We understand choosing your awning is a big decision. This is why we are on hand to offer you expert advice to ensure you get the right awning. Give us a call on 01202 741671 to organise your no-obligation quote for your product today.

Alternatively, why not visit our showroom at Ashley Road in Branksome to view our range of shading solutions.

Classy professionals who do a proper job

Accurate quote, properly specified, turned up for fitting exactly when they said they would, respected our property, solved problems positively, cleaned up after themselves and we ended up with a well fitted awning. Happy customers

Customer in Poole - August 2023

Vertical blinds fitted

I have had 3 vertical blinds fitted in different rooms during this year all fitted fully and well. The Service was excellent .The team at Insignia were very friendly and professional .

Customer in Poole - August 2023

Beautiful shutters and fabulous service

Cannot recommend Insignia enough Brian came along on a bank holiday to measure up and gave us a good price and realistic delivery date. The shutters arrived bang on time and Pav and Matt came to install them. Lovely guys who were polite, friendly and didn’t leave a speck of dust behind. We now have beautiful shutters in five rooms and could not be more pleased!

Customer in Poole - August 2023

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