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Tony and Stella’s awning has transformed their outdoor space

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by Helen Moore

With a working windmill at the bottom of Tony and Stella’s garden, they love to sit outside and take in the view. But there was just one problem, and that was the lack of shade.

“When the sun came out, there was no shade in our garden. We wanted something to give us shade when the sun came out, but also something that would fold away when it wasn’t needed. An awning seemed perfect for the job.”

They made an appointment with Hillarys and their local advisor visited their home to explain everything they needed to know.

There were lots of lovely fabrics to choose from, but there was much more to it than that. The fabrics had special characteristics that helped absorb and transmit light. Our Advisor was able to explain all about this. She was extremely knowledgeable.

“Apart from all the different designs available, there were added extras like lighting and a wind sensor, which we chose to have. Now we can enjoy our outdoor space into the evening and if the wind gets up, our awning will automatically retract into a neat cassette. We don’t have to lift a finger.”

So how do Tony and Stella feel about their new awning and the Hillarys service?

We love our awning and now we can enjoy time in our garden so much more. Hillarys were really professional. They have a great range, specialist knowledge and expertise. We’ve already recommended Hillarys to our neighbour!

Take a look at our range and discover how an awning can transform your outdoor space.


Choosing a garden awning
Meet Tony and Stella

Meet Tony and Stella

If you’re considering a garden awning for your home, take a look at our short video following Tony and Angela’s story. They couldn’t be happier with their new awning and here they explain why it’s made such a big difference to how they use their outdoor space.