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 & rain protection
Motorised remote control options
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.
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