Awning Installations in Richmond

AQ Blinds are specialists in creating beautiful outdoor living spaces to enhance your lifestyle. Our range of premium retractable, patio and garden awnings are designed to let you make the most of the fresh air, so you can entertain and relax at home whatever the weather.

We are the leading installers of Markilux awnings, one of the largest German brands in home and garden awnings. As a Surrey-based family business with 30+ years in the industry, we’ve been installing waterproof Markilux awnings in Richmond, Surrey and South London for as long as we can remember!

There’s a wealth of options covering the awning’s design, operation, fabrics and finishes, you can customise your awnings to your specific tastes, preferences and according to your exact needs. Why not pop into our local showroom to see for yourself? Our friendly, knowledgeable team will be on hand to go through all the options with you.

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

Expert awnings installers at your service

At AQ Blinds, we prioritise customer service above all else. We are extremely proud to have a highly skilled team of in-house installers to carry out professional awning installations in homes in Richmond-upon-Thames and the surrounding areas in Surrey and Sussex. Our fitters are highly trained, experienced and certified by IPFA, PASMA and CSCS, and we never resort to the use of sub-contractors.

Every garden is different and we are able to position awnings into a wide variety of outdoor locations. From patio awnings to large terrace awnings, or freestanding awnings over seating areas away from the house, there are manual, electric and fully automated systems available.

With our premium products and expert installers, you can rest assured of a job well done and a result that you’ll be delighted with for many years. For your ultimate peace of mind, all awnings installed by us come with a 5-year warranty. All that’s left to do is for you to enjoy the fruits of our labour and make the most of the alfresco lifestyle!

Specialist Blind and Awning Suppliers

We’ve been in the business of supplying and installing high quality sunshade solutions to homes and businesses in the South East for over three decades. We are a one-stop shop for all blind and awning needs. Whether you are looking for premium garden awnings, pergola awnings, skylight awnings, electric roof lantern blinds, or electric blinds for windows and doors, please don’t hesitate to get in touch so we can share our specialist knowledge and expertise.

What’s more, we can supply a range of accessories including patio heating and outdoor lighting, for the finishing touches to your garden. Have a look at some recently completed garden projects below and get inspired for your Richmond home.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which brand of awnings can you supply and install?

At AQ Blinds, we have been supplying and installing a wide range of robust, waterproof garden and patio awnings by Markilux, the leading German awnings brand. There are different options for retractable, manually operated, electrically switched and remote controlled operation. Some models have rain sensors for automatic opening and closing, and all our awnings are compatible with home automation systems.

Where in the garden should my awning go?

You can specify a wide range of outdoor locations for your new garden awning. The majority of our awnings customers prefer them to be installed over a patio or large terrace, but seating areas away from the house can be covered by a freestanding awning. Wherever you decide to place your awnings, it will enhance the usability of your garden space, come rain or shine.

How should I measure up for my garden awning?

Clearly, accurate measurements are a key requirement to produce a garden awning that fits your space perfectly. It’s a great responsibility and we’re happy to take it on, so you don’t have to worry. We will send one of our in-house surveyors to provide a free on-site measuring up service, so you can be sure that the measurements taken are accurate and that your quote will be based on the correct size of awning.

What fabrics and finishes can I choose from?

Our Markilux awnings come in a wealth of different colours, patterns and design options. From plain colours and smooth textures to bold graphics, textured fabrics, flame-retardant materials or UV resistant properties, your awning can be tailored to your exact preferences and needs. We can also provide a bespoke colour match with your existing room scheme, and there’s a choice of frame colours too.

Do you supply awning accessories?

Yes, we do. In addition to fabric, finish and design choices, you can customise your awning further. Do you have a home automation system and would like to add remote-controlled garden awnings? No problem. Solar powered awnings, complete with outdoor heating and lighting? Of course. Simply get in touch with our team with your wish list or specifications and we will be delighted to help.

Do you install awnings in the Richmond area?

Yes, we do. Our specialist in-house fitting team carries out professional awning installations in Richmond, Surbiton, Epsom, Cobham, Weybridge and all over Surrey and Sussex. Get in touch with AQ Blinds with your awning installation query or any questions you may have and we will reassure you of our outmost professionalism and highest standards of workmanship.

Is it possible to get a quotation over the phone?

Should you be unable to visit the AQ Blinds showroom for whatever reason, we are now able to book your initial consultation as a video appointment. If you are interested in a video call, please contact the AQ team and request a virtual appointment, or alternatively fill in the form on the contact page, and we will be in touch shortly to book you in at a mutually convenient time.

Which geographical areas do you cover?

We have over three decades’ worth of professional experience manufacturing, supplying and installing awnings and blinds all over the South East. From our base in Mitcham on the South London/Surrey border, we cover South London, Surrey, Sussex and anywhere in the South East. For major garden installation projects, we will also travel further. Contact AQ Blinds today to share your ideas for your garden awnings, blinds or other sunshade products.

AQ Blinds have you covered!

If you’re looking for luxury awnings or blinds for your home in Richmond-on-Thames, AQ Blinds should be your first port of call. We are a long-established family business with an unrivalled reputation for quality and customer service.

We deal with some of the latest technology and leading industry brands including Markilux awnings, Yewdales blinds and shading, and Somfy smart home controls.

Our professional team will guide you through the entire process, from a free home survey all the way to a professional installation service. For further details, please get in touch.

Why Choose Us?

  • 30+ Years Experience
  • Manufactured in the UK
  • In House Installation Teams
  • Huge Choice of Brands
  • Competitive Prices
  • CHAS Accreditation

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