Awnings: How they can maximise your time outdoors

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We all know the British summertime can be confusing – one moment we’re basking in the summer sun, only for a drop of rain to force everyone indoors.

This is the perfect example for why you should reinvent your outdoor living space with the addition of an exterior awning – helping you to enjoy the great outdoors, whatever the weather. However, it can be difficult choosing the right one, so what features and functions should you be on the lookout for?

Opt for a product with plenty of extras

Many retailers manufacture their awnings with manual mechanisms and very few additions. These products are time-consuming to put up an

d don’t necessarily provide any extra added value to your property or outdoor space. Instead, try choosing an option that’s bursting with supplementary extras for ease of use.

Our range of Haus awnings are motorised meaning they can open and close at the touch of a button, and include the option to be integrated with our ULTRA® PLUS technology – which can be controlled via your smartphone, tablet, Amazon Alexa or Google Home devices.


Perfect for maximising your enjoyment in the great outdoors, this range also includes additional benefits such as:

  • Your Haus awning can be set to extend and retract at any time of the day to suit your lifestyle
  • Timing features: the awning can be set to track the changing sunset and sunrise times, perfect for those who are early risers – or night-owls
  • Pre-set scenarios: For example, ‘Al fresco dining’ – all with the touch of a button, your Haus awning can extend, dim the LED lights and switch on the infrared heating to make things cosy

Safety is key

Enjoying your time outside with a product that showcases lots of smart & clever features is great, but additionally, choose an option that contains lots of safety features too to withstand the changing weather conditions.

It’s a good idea to choose a product that has automatic weather sensors; the Haus awning range will instinctively react in severe winds and will tuck itself away into the cassette, offering protection from any damage.

Furthermore, the awning will react to strong sunlight and will open to protect your carpets and furnishings from the sun’s damaging UV rays.

Pergola perhaps?

If an awning isn’t to your liking, we also offer a range of Haus Pergolas that are perfect for transforming your outdoor living area.

An ideal solution for offering maximum protection from both fierce sunlight and relentless rain, they provide an abundance of comfortable and usable outdoor space with incorporated telescopic legs designed to easily shed any heavy rain that might fall up on them.

When not in use the Pergola can fully-retract into the cassette, and is also loaded with additional benefits such as automatic weather sensors and LED lighting.

Colour yourself happy

Our inclusive range of Haus awnings are available in over 150 different fabric patterns – all finished with a Teflon EXTREME® coating that ensures fabrics are water and dirt repellent. They are also created using the Spinneret dyeing process, locking colour pigmentation into the fibres for a brilliant finish for years to come.

In addition to the fabric, the frames of the Haus range are available in 209 different colours varying from standard to textured colours in neutral tones.

Customer support throughout the entire journey

We always strive to uphold the Appeal promise, and great customer service isn’t something a customer should overlook.

Here at Appeal, we’ve obtained a five-star rating with Feefo, proving we put our customers’ needs first, so when it comes to exterior shading products it pays to go with a specialist company that offers a comprehensive level of consultation. Having experts on hand throughout the process, from the initial design plan to installation and aftercare, ensures we meet all your requirements.