Garden Awnings

For those who enjoy a laid-back outdoor lifestyle, our range of beautiful electric, retractable patio awnings lets you enjoy the fresh air and al-fresco dining whatever the weather.

Our range of German-engineered waterproof awnings give years of service, perfect for years of use in the garden. Whether electric or manual, you’ll be able to enjoy full sunshine or shade according to your preference. Our stylish awnings protect you from the elements and offer privacy.

Combine with our sideways sliding door blinds for the ultimate al-fresco experience.

Markilux Awnings

Markilux is one of the largest German brand names in home awnings and we have been installing their products for 30 years. We choose to champion Markilux products because they offer fantastic and innovative designs and high-quality materials. They are the only German manufacturer to produce both metalwork and fabrics under one roof. The quality of the product is why we are confident in offering a full five-year warranty; we know these awnings are built to last.

We stock a huge range of Markilux awnings, blinds, and accessories. View the full Markilux range. Prices exclude VAT.

Every Markilux Awnings has:


100’s of fabric options

Sun and Rain

Sun & rain protection


5 year

Smart Remote

Motorised remote control options

Home Automated

Home automation compatible

Best Selling Awnings

Full cassette awning for protection

Shade or rain protection

Longevity of fabric

Large Terrance & Free Standing Awnings

Freestanding shade solutions

Suitable for all Markilux awnings

Large area coverage

Benefits of Markilux

While we are happy to fit any brand of the garden awning at your home, we couldn’t recommend Markilux more highly. Markilux awnings are weather-resistant, robust and extremely versatile. The Markilux MX1 alone has been presented with three design awards for its innovation in design, reflective of the pioneering nature of the Markilux range. They include intelligent features and offer heat protection, sunscreen and weather protection to make outdoor living a dream come true.

If you love sitting in your garden, having some shade is essential. Our domestic awnings and electric patio awnings allow you to enjoy a fresh breeze and a garden view while giving you the cover you need to stay out of the midday sun. With our unpredictable British weather, waterproof awnings provide you with a covered outdoor space come rain or shine. Thanks to the high quality of our sun awnings, you’ll now be able to protect your beautiful patio furniture from unpredictable weather as well.

Can you use an awning in the rain – are they waterproof?

Awnings can provide protection from the rain, but the extent to which they can do so depends on the model you choose. Retractable awnings and pergolas can be installed with water-resistant fabrics which offer a degree of water protection. However, please bear in mind that your awning can become damaged if used under heavy rainfall.

The material used is important in the weather resistance of your awning or pergola. Canvas awnings can become saturated with water and damaged over time, but synthetic waterproof fabrics such as polyester or acrylic can be used in the rain. If you have a retractable awning, ensure that the material you choose is compatible.

Awnings can be fitted with weather sensors to offer added protection against bad weather, and we can advise you on the best models to choose if you want an extra layer of waterproof protection such as for commercial use.

Suzan Redjeb
Suzan Redjeb
Aquarius Blinds provided an exceptional service from start to finish. The fitters, Kristian & Luke, were meticulous working to the highest standard. The rest of the team, Andrew, Rees and Abby all a pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend Aquarius Blinds to friends and family.
ilevel ilevel
ilevel ilevel
Got our new electric blind fitted yesterday, very good service and done in time and all cleaned before leaving. The service from Aquarius is always brilliant - that's probably why this is the fourth item we have got from them. Can't recommend them enough
James Park
James Park
Blinds look great and work great and were installed on time and very professionally. I can wholeheartedly recommend using this company.
mark pinder
mark pinder
I had 6 x electric window roller blinds fitted, Aquarius provided excellent service through from estimating to fitting. very happy customer.
David Ogilvie
David Ogilvie
We have recently had an awning installed by Aquarius. From start to finish the service was most professional and efficient. From the Surveyor's visit through the Receptionist's calls & to the Installers. Everyone was friendly, slick and knowledgeable. We are very pleased. The components are from Germany and bear out the reputation of German manufacture. Everything was explained in detail before, during and after installation. We highly recommend Aquarius.
Kenneth Kane
Kenneth Kane
We can’t emphasize enough how delighted we were with the entire experience we had with Aquarius. From initial contact through to installation this company is professional, knowledgeable and guided us through every phase of the project. Initially we came to them looking for a skylight blind for a large 2.5x2.5 piece of glass to assist with privacy and temperature control. Having met them and gained complete confidence we also moved forward with 650x300 large Markilux awning. This seemed a daunting element given size and weight etc – but they made us completely comfortable that it could be a great solution. During the initial conversations they took the time to get to know our project and gave us a thorough feedback on available options and what they believed was the optimal approach. This consultation process should not be undervalued as we also approached other vendors that did not want to make this effort is getting to know us. This hands on approach gives the sense you are dealing with a bespoke project manager but at the same time they have the experience of a large operation. The onsite visits allowed us to put various options on the table to discuss as there was not just a hard coded sell and move on attitude. Rather they wanted us to get the best possible solution we could find. They coordinated fluidly with our builder and had direct communication as to technical needs such as supporting structured and electricals. Had they not done this directly it could have led to wasted time and money (which they saved us on both). From fabric colours to support brackets – there was no detail left to chance and they were very granular in showing us how it would mesh best with our other fixtures. All of this in the end ended up enhancing the overall look and feel and blending in perfectly. From ordering to arrival we were kept updated as to lead times and coordinating this with other parts of our building project. All correspondence (emails, phone calls) were met with quick and clear responses which allowed us to focus on other areas of the build. The installation team were world class. Punctual, courteous, hardworking – all the attributes that you hope for at the critical juncture that can define the overall success. They spent a significant amount of time ensuring we were happy with the angles and various aspects that could otherwise be overlooked. We had a comprehensive training and information session with them which again filled us with the confidence that they were invested in wanting their brand to be stamped alongside this product. We have had amazing response from our neighbours on both the skylight blind and what has become the showpiece of our garden – the awning. It has allowed us to enjoy hot summer afternoons and evenings in the comfort of our back patio. Elements like the Shade Plus (very cool) also provide amazing relief to our ground floor kitchen in keeping it from direct sunlight and has had a great impact on our energy consumption. All I can say is – give this company an opportunity and you will not be disappointed.
peter kirk
peter kirk
Great experience from initial contact to installation. Had previously attempted to purchase an awning from another company but the service was dreadful. Glad I chose Aquarius.
Marsha Beresford
Marsha Beresford
I have received excellent service from Aquarius for over 6 years they have installed both internal and external blinds. The latest installing a large 4 x 7 m garden awning. They are prompt efficient and I have recommended them to all my friends who have also used them.
David Camis
David Camis
If you are planning on getting an awning, then this is the place to come. We decided to get one and shopped around. Aquarius was definitely the most competitive on price. We went to their showroom and could see the one we wanted in action. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Andrew came and measured up. Very efficient from start to finish. Done a great job on installing, so thank you Andrew and your team on a great job.

Electric Awnings, Manual or Fully Automated

Choosing the right awning requires a bit of research to ensure that the awning you purchase is right for your space. That’s why we’ve written a detailed guide to help you decide on the right awning for your requirements.

Here at Aquarius Blinds, we offer a fantastic range of options, including manual, electric and fully automated systems. We also offer a variety of lights and heaters, giving you the opportunity to entertain late into the evening. What’s more, each of our products comes with a comprehensive five-year warranty to give you peace of mind.

If you’d like to enjoy a panoramic view of your garden in a beautiful shaded spot, why not speak to one of our experienced staff? Our team can help you decide on the best awning to suit your home, your budget and your lifestyle.

Areas we cover

With more than three decades of experience supplying and fitting electric patio awnings to a wide range of customers in Surrey, Camberley, Guildford, Woking, Weybridge, Sussex, Brighton, Horsham, Worthing, Eastbourne, London, Kent and further afield we are the team to help – whatever your requirements may be.


Awning Features

  • Full Cassette Awnings
  • Semi & Open Cassette Systems
  • Frame Colour Options
  • Hundreds of Fabric Colours
  • Self-Cleaning Fabrics
  • Winding Operation
  • Electric & Automated Operation
  • Home Automation Compatibility
  • Heaters & Lights
  • Over & Under Glass Systems
  • Side Screens
  • Vertical Awnings
  • Systems Up To 18 Metres Wide
  • Projection Up To 6 Metres
  • Five-Year Warranty
  • Suitable for a Balcony

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