Verona Ardoise Anthracite awning

Verona Ardoise Anthracite awning opening and retracting


Our motorised retractable garden awnings are the bee's knees. They're easy to operate, and with the addition of heating and lighting you can enjoy cosying up outside, even on a crisp winter's day. We take care of measuring and installation so you get the right coverage for your outdoor area.

What makes our awnings special

Helpful advice and measuring

We visit you at home so we can see your space and work out the shade coverage you need.

Always motorised

You’ll get a lovely little remote as standard. Our awnings are smart compatible too, so you can operate your awning with an app or even via voice control.

Safe and secure

A wind sensor comes as standard so your awning will close when the wind picks up.

Everything taken care of

We want you to be happy so we look after the installation, and we offer a five-year peace of mind guarantee

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    What our awnings customers say

    We ask our customers how awnings have transformed their gardens

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    Sally Cullen, Hillarys customer London

    "The installation experience was just so quick. I couldn't believe it. It’s a complicated thing to do but my Hillarys installer was so speedy and efficient."

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    Mo one of our Hillarys influencers who had an awning fitted to his home

    Mo Hussen, Hillarys customer Coventry

    "I’d highly recommend having an awning, it's a great feature to the garden. The quality is excellent and it’s completely transformed how we use this space."

    Be sure it’s made to last

    Looking good – year in, year out. It’s what makes us tick. So we only use the best materials, chosen to stand the test of time and always guaranteed.

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    Window wise

    Little extras that make a big difference

    1. Intelligent sun sensors

      Open your awning when the sun shines

    2. Integrated lighting and heating

      Stay snug in winter and into the evening

    3. Wind sensors

      Retract your awning in windy conditions

    Quality service from the experts

    Precision and expertise

    We'll conduct a technical survey to ensure your awning is well placed to provide shade.

    Everything installed for you

    We’ll install your new awning for you and show you how to use it.

    All guaranteed, for peace of mind

    Our awnings are all fully guaranteed for five years.

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    Awnings buying guide and inspiration

    Ideas on how to create an eye-catching and functional garden space

    Awning buying guide

    Advice on the things you need to consider when choosing an awning for your outside space.

    Answers to your popular awnings questions

    We've answered common questions about Hillarys awnings below. If you can't find what you're looking for, please see our general FAQs.

    Can you use an awning when it’s windy?

    No, we would always advise against using an awning when it’s windy. As a back up, our vibration sensors, which are fitted as standard, will automatically retract your awning for you when the wind picks up. However, to be safe, don't use your awning on a windy day, as this may damage the fabric, or the frame.

    Are awnings good for rain?

    No, leaving your awning out in the rain won’t do the fabric any good, and over time it could even damage it. So it's always best to check the weather forecast before use. If you forget to retract your awning during a rain shower, make sure you leave it out to dry before closing it. This will help to prevent fabric damage and colour bleaching.

    Can patio awnings be used in winter?

    We've accessories including lighting and heating which can be added to your house awning to create a cosy area in the winter months. Please make sure you check the weather forecast as the rain, snow and wind can all cause damage to your awning. Heating and lighting are great additions for summer evenings too and will help you enjoy the al fresco lifestyle even when the temperature drops.

    How to clean awnings

    The best way to keep retractable awnings looking fresh for longer is to make sure they are fully retracted into their protective cassettes after every use. If your awning is in need of a clean, we recommend starting off with a sponge and soapy water. Awning shampoo is available from the high street or online, but please read the label carefully before using it on your awning, then begin with a small, less visible area. Please don't use a pressure washer or bleach on your awning. These will quickly damage the structure of the awning fabric.

    Do awnings add value to your home?

    Awnings bring many benefits to a home. Retractable awnings increase the desirability of your outdoor space, as they provide shade and coverage, for outdoor living. Awnings also increase the kerb appeal of your home, which can increase the value of the property.

    Do awnings need planning permission?

    For residential properties, it's very rare for retractable awnings to require planning permission. Possible exceptions may be if the garden canopy encroaches on another property, or you live in a listed building or conservation area. If you're in doubt, it's best to check with your local authority before buying an awning.

    Is measuring and fitting included in the price?

    Yes, measuring and fitting are included as standard. Even the most competent diy-er could struggle to measure and install an awning, so sit back, relax, and let your local Hillarys advisor transform your outdoor space.

    What colour should I choose for my awning?

    With a wide range of colours and materials available, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a shade for your awning. You can choose to match the awning fabric to your garden furniture, indoor furniture, or even the rendering or brickwork of your home. If you're unsure about colours, your local advisor can make tailored recommendations for your outdoor space. You can also take a look at our website galleries and social media channels to see how other customers have used awnings in their gardens.

    Are awnings available in Northern Ireland?

    Our awnings range is currently unavailable for customers living in Northern Ireland.