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Domestic & Commercial Awnings


Awnings Supplied & Installed by SBI Ltd.

Our aim is to provide new awnings, repairs, servicing, and cleaning. Not just in Kent but across England and Wales.

As with any purchase, there are countless options and accessories to choose from. This is where our knowledgeable, experienced awning advisors come into the equation.

When you contact us we will pass your details on to your own dedicated awning advisor. They will answer any of your questions and work out what awning will best suit your needs.

Our advisors do not need to visit your home to provide you with a price. So you have no pushy salespeople in your home trying to make you buy there and then!

“Call us now 0800 074 2721 to find out how our range of superior quality domestic & commercial awnings can benefit you”

Really pleased with our awning. Very easy company to deal with. Got exactly what we wanted with some extras like the built in lights which we love! Installers were also great, all done on time, very little disruption and great attention to detail. And very competitively priced. Thoroughly recommend.
Nicola Pinder, Kofi & Co.

How much does an awning cost?

Our prices start from as little as £1399* inc VAT for our non-branded budget range of manual awnings.

The electrically operated version of the non-branded model starts at £1499* inc VAT.

*Please note that both price options are for our standard build and a standard installation.

It is also very easy to spend in excess of £5000 on our range of luxury awnings. from Markilux and Weinor.

There are so many factors that make up the price we have listed some of them below:

  • Size width x projection
  • Brand, SBI own brand, Markilux, Weinor, or others
  • Model of the awning, full cassette, semi cassette, or open awning for example
  • Manual or electric operation
  • Sun, wind, and rain sensors
  • Built-in lighting
  • Infra-Red Heaters
  • Home automation
  • Awning cover material, polyester or acrylic
  • With a valance, variable drop valance (shade plus), or no valance
  • Framework powder coated colour and finish
  • Side screens manual hook on or pull out the cassette
  • Standard fixing bracket or custom made brackets
  • Freestanding or attached to a building
  • Signwriting for commercial awnings
  • The complexity of the installation
  • Servicing, cleaning, and maintenance

If you have a fixed budget this can be taken into account when working out the price. Our pricing policy is simple we keep our operating costs as low as possible. This enables us to keep the price we charge you as low as possible!

The price we charge for Markilux and Weinor awnings is set by the manufacturers. We use their (RRP) Recommended Retail Pricelist to work out the price of the awning. You may require special fixing brackets and you will be advised if they are required.

Once the awning and accessories have been chosen the only other cost is our installation charge. Having been trading for over 20-years and carried out thousands of installations across the UK. We know that our prices are very competitive for quality bespoke awnings.

5-Star Veranda & Awning Review from Francesca Mckinlay

Wow! I had a glass veranda installed in my garden as my garden was a sun trap. The electric awning is fantastic and blocks out all the sun. Not only is this a perfect place to relax it looks first class too. I would recommend having the light bar, this finishes the look and provide ambience at night. The guys who installed this were professional and polite. I now have a garden I love. Thanks so much Francesca

Francesca Mckinlay, 5-Star Veranda & Awnings Review on Google
  • Reply to Veranda & Awnings Review from SBI Ltd. – Hi Francesca, thank you for the fantastic comments! I must concur your new Veranda, Veranda Awning, and Spot-light bar certainly have the WOW factor. Now your garden furniture is under the Veranda it looks perfect. We hope the Veranda provides you many years of shelter and shade for you and your family. Thank you again for your custom. All the very best from James and the team.

5-Star Awning Review from Peter Davies


Peter Davies, 5-Star Awnings Review on Google
  • Reply to Awning Review from SBI Ltd. – Hello Peter, thank you for the 5-stars, I’m glad we got your awning working again with a service, new motor, remote control and wind sensor, in time for summer. All the best the SBI Team.

Awnings Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Butterfly Awning?2021-08-11T16:10:25+01:00

This is when two or more awnings are bolted to a free-standing goalpost framework at the top on either side. When both are extended out the appearance is of butterfly wings.

Are you a main Weinor awning supplier and installer?2021-08-11T16:09:47+01:00

Yes, we have access to the whole Weinor range of awnings and accessories.

Do you install Markilux awnings?2021-08-11T14:13:52+01:00

Yes, we have access to the whole Markilux range of awnings and accessories.

Are awning motors all the same?2021-08-11T14:04:55+01:00

No, there are different strengths of awning motors and the strength depends on how many arms the awning has. The diameter of the awning barrel and the projection of the  awning. The power of the motors torque is measured in Newton metres.

Where is the awning motor on an electric awning?2021-08-11T13:59:06+01:00

The awning motor is tubular and inserted in the steel barrel that the material rolls around.

If I have more than one awning installed, do I need extra remote controls?2021-08-11T13:58:39+01:00

No, you can have one remote control that can operate several awnings, heaters, sun and wind sensors and even the lights.

Will an awning gives some extra space?2021-08-11T13:58:10+01:00

Yes. An awning effectively extends your living room into the garden, by giving you an outdoor space that is protected from the elements.

What is the largest size you can make awning?2021-08-11T13:57:37+01:00

We have manufactured an awning up to 24 meters wide. The maximum projection for a conventional folding arm awning is 5 meters.

Do you have insurance?2021-08-11T13:57:15+01:00

Yes, due to the size of some of our projects we have in place £10 million pounds of public liability insurance and £5 million pounds of employers liability insurance.

Why should I use a BBSA member to make and install my awning?2021-08-11T13:56:52+01:00

BBSA members are fully insured. Committed to ongoing training. Committed to child safety. Abide by a code of conduct. Access to a free mediation service. Up to date with regulations and best practices.

When are you contactable?2021-08-11T13:56:21+01:00

We can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through our freephone number 0808 1891 252. Leave your details and request with one of our customer service advisors. In turn, your details will be passed on to a dedicated designer who will call or email you back.

Can you install an awning onto a conservatory roof?2021-08-11T13:55:49+01:00

Yes, we can and we offer both awnings the can be installed above the glazing or below the glazing.

Do you make and install Approach Canopies (Walkway Covers)?2021-08-11T13:55:15+01:00

Yes, we do and offer Apex and Bull Nose shapes plus custom shapes.

Do you make and install Dutch Canopies and French Wedges?2021-08-11T13:54:48+01:00

Yes, we do and our Dutch Canopies can be fixed or retractable. Wedges are fixed as standard.

Do you make and install Traditional “Victorian” Awnings?2021-08-11T13:54:24+01:00

Yes, handcrafted from quality hardwood timbers, mild steel, and cast iron fittings. They can be manually or electrically operated. Finished in beautiful hard-wearing Docril covers.

What is the difference between a Drop-Arm Awning and a Folding-Arm Awning?2021-08-11T13:53:59+01:00

The drop-arm awning has arms on each side of the awning that can be extended nearly flat against the wall. This provides lots of shade and privacy. Folding-arm Awnings the arms are in two parts and fold up under the cover of the awning.

What is the difference between a full cassette, semi cassette, or an open awning?2021-08-11T13:53:25+01:00

Full cassette awnings off maximum protection to the cover when retracted. Semi cassette awnings provide a medium level of protection to the fabric. They protect the fabric from above but are normally exposed from the underside. Open awnings have no protection to the cover and the mechanism is exposed. These are normally used if there is an overhang to install the awning under.

Do you belong to a trade association?2021-08-11T13:52:54+01:00

Yes, we are proud to be full members of the BBSA: British Blind and Shutter Association.

Can I discuss my awning ideas with a designer?2021-08-11T13:52:26+01:00

Yes, as with any home improvement it is always best to discuss your ideas with experienced designers. You will gain vital advice on how to create a shading solution for your home or business. They will be happy to provide you with a free quotation to consider – and all without any obligation.

Who are your customers?2021-08-11T13:52:02+01:00

We carry out work for homeowners and businesses alike. Some of the companies and charities that trust us to carry out the work are Canary Wharf Management, Shepherd Neame Brewery, RSPCA, Salvation Army, Age Concern to name but a few.

How long has your company been installing awnings?2021-08-11T13:51:37+01:00

Over two decades SBI Ltd was established in 1998 all be it the installation Director has been in the trade for over 35 years.

What areas do you cover?2021-08-11T13:51:10+01:00

All areas of England and Wales including the Isle of Man. We have a strategic network of surveyors and installers located across the UK. This means you get the security of dealing with a specialist awning company., combined with the reassurance of a local service.

Why should I choose SBI Ltd (Sun Blinds Installations) to carry out the work?2021-08-11T13:50:37+01:00

We are a family-run business that has been trading for over two decades. We have access to one of the largest selections of awnings in the Country. We are dealers for some of the largest awning manufacturers in the World. Our installers have carried out thousands of installations across the UK. Our company is used by other blind companies to install awnings they sell. We are one of only a few companies in the country that offer awning servicing and maintenance. It is important to protect your investment in a new awning by having it professionally maintained and cleaned.

Where is your awning company based?2021-08-11T13:47:40+01:00

The Garden of England in the county of Kent.

My Thomas Sanderson Awning sticks out and will not fully close?2021-08-11T11:26:56+01:00

The awning has inward and outward limits on the motor. Adjusting them may solve the problem.

My Thomas Sanderson Awning is coming away from the wall?2021-08-11T11:26:32+01:00

If the fixings are working lose this is very dangerous and you need to close the awning. DO NOT USE IT CALL 0808 1891 252 ASAP!

My Thomas Sanderson Awning is down on one side?2021-08-11T11:26:06+01:00

Either the awning has been caught in a gust of wind or it is coming away from the wall – it needs to be serviced by our installation team.

Do you repair tears in Thomas Sanderson Awning covers?2021-08-11T11:25:43+01:00

No, as repairs are temporary and look unsightly – we would recover the awning.

Can you relocate my Thomas Sanderson Awning?2021-08-11T11:25:16+01:00

Yes, we can relocate the awning in most cases.

Can you replace Thomas Sanderson’s remote controls?2021-08-11T11:24:50+01:00

Yes, some models we can but some are no longer manufactured send us a picture to

The remote control will need programming into the motors receiver and this should be carried out by an engineer.

Why is important to service an Awning?2021-08-11T11:24:18+01:00

Awnings get blown around in the wind and this can loosen wall fixings and brackets. Moving parts should be cleaned and lubricated.

How often should my Thomas Sanderson Awning be serviced?2021-08-11T11:23:46+01:00

In an ideal world every year. Generally domestic awnings 1-2 years and commercial awnings annually.

Why can’t you replace the broken arm?2021-08-11T11:23:21+01:00

The arms should all be replaced for health and safety and we need to guarantee them for 5 years.

Can you replace a broken arm for Thomas Sanderson Awning?2021-08-11T11:21:26+01:00

In a lot of cases, we can still obtain arms. If your awning has 2, 3 or 4 arms we replace all of them. If your awning has a gas piston fitted on top of each arm, these are now obsolete. Some models effected are in the Geneva range.

Can you repair a broken arm for Thomas Sanderson Awning?2021-08-11T11:20:53+01:00

No, if the arm has snapped or the bolt has sheered off you need new arms. We can still source some of the arms so check with us what model you have.

Can you get parts for Thomas Sanderson Awnings?2021-08-11T11:20:30+01:00

Yes, we can still source some parts for awnings that were installed in the 1990s.

Is my Thomas Sanderson Awning under warranty?2021-08-11T11:19:57+01:00

No,  if your awning was one of the last to be supplied it will be at least a decade old.

The original warranty was for 5 years.

Do you recover Thomas Sanderson Awnings?2021-08-11T11:19:34+01:00

Yes, we have access to hundreds of awning covers and can get specific colours if required.

Can you clean my Thomas Sanderson Awning?2021-08-11T11:19:04+01:00

Yes, we clean covers and valances using low power pressure washers and chemicals. Do not let anyone clean the cover with high power jet wash!

Can you service my Thomas Sanderson Awning?2021-08-11T11:18:42+01:00

Yes, we offer a comprehensive service to help maintain your awning into the future.

We issue you with a service certificate detailing the work and parts replaced.

Thomas Sanderson Awning will not open?2021-08-11T11:18:17+01:00

This normally happens when the motor has stopped working.

Thomas Sanderson Awning goes in and out on its own?2021-08-11T11:17:54+01:00

This normally happens when the sensors are faulty or the motor has lost its memory. Call SBI on 0800 07421 721 ASAP!

Thomas Sanderson Awning remote control will not work?2021-08-11T11:17:24+01:00

Try changing the battery in the remote and if that doesn’t resolve the problem get in touch with us.

Can you replace my Thomas Sanderson Awning with a new one?2021-08-11T11:16:58+01:00

Yes as we supply and install luxury top quality awnings, get in touch for information on our range.

An electrician has checked the awning and it has power but will not work, can you help?2021-08-11T11:16:30+01:00

Yes, 1 Replace the motor as it has stopped working. 2 Replace the remote control. 3 The receiver has stopped working and needs to be changed.

My awning is stuck out in a storm, what can I do?2021-08-11T11:16:00+01:00

Try not to panic and if you can and it is safe to do so tether the awning to a heavy object. If you have buckets fill them with earth, sand or bricks. Tie the rope to the bucket handles and around the awning arms.

If this is not possible then only if it is safe to do so. Cut the awning cover all the way only the awning at the front. This will release the pressure of the wind and save breaking the awning framework, arms, and your property! We can recover and service your awning once the storm has passed.

Thomas Sanderson Awning is stuck halfway out?2021-08-11T11:15:27+01:00

This normally happens when the motor has stopped working. Call SBI on 0800 07421 721 ASAP!

Thomas Sanderson Awning is fully extended out, how can I close it?2021-08-11T11:15:00+01:00

This normally happens when the motor has stopped working. Call SBI on 0800 07421 721 ASAP!

Can you replace a manual gearbox on a Thomas Sanderson Awning?2021-08-11T11:14:11+01:00

In most cases, we can replace the gearboxes send us a picture of your awning to

Can you repair my Thomas Sanderson Awning motor?2021-08-11T11:11:51+01:00

No, the motors are sealed units but we can change the motor for a new one.

Thomas Sanderson Awning is making a clicking noise?2021-08-11T11:11:07+01:00

This normally indicates that the motor has stopped working.

Thomas Sanderson Awning has stopped working?2021-08-11T11:10:43+01:00

Get in touch with SBI and we can carry out fault diagnosis.

Who repairs Thomas Sanderson Awnings?2021-08-11T11:09:26+01:00

SBI Ltd (Sun blinds Installations) has been repairing awnings for over 20 years!

How long does it take to install a standard awning?2021-08-08T20:37:24+01:00

Under normal circumstances, our installation teams take between 2-4 hours from start to finish.

Do orders need to be placed in person or can they be done remotely?2021-08-08T20:36:33+01:00

No, our awning advisor doesn’t need to visit you for an order to be placed. All they need to be able to provide you a price is the width that you want and the projection plus a photo of the area where you want the awning installed. They will then give you a fixed price for any work.

Can I order awning fabric samples before arranging a visit?2021-08-08T20:35:27+01:00

Yes, all of our fabric suppliers are happy to send out samples directly to you. Just let us know the fabric number and we will do the rest.

Do you have to carry out a site survey?2021-08-08T20:33:42+01:00

Not in all cases, if the wall is straight and we have seen a picture of what we are fitting to, it may not be necessary. If we need to carry out a survey we will advise you accordingly.

Can the awning be wired up to a light switch?2021-08-08T20:32:55+01:00

No, it must NOT be connected to a light switch only to a 3 pin plug or fused spur.

Can you relocate my old awning to my new property?2021-08-08T20:32:16+01:00

Yes, we can in most instances.

Do I need to pay a deposit?2021-08-08T20:31:15+01:00

Yes, we do require a 50% deposit with your order. If a survey has been booked in and the surveyor says we cannot install the awning, your deposit is 100% refundable!

What cards to you accept?2021-08-08T20:30:24+01:00

We accept Visa and MasterCard debit and credit.

How long from placing my order will I have to wait for my awning to be installed?2021-08-08T20:29:50+01:00

Awnings made in Germany take around 4 weeks from order. Our own brand of awnings can be turned around within a few days if the cover is in stock.

Do you charge for an awning site survey?2021-08-08T20:25:49+01:00

No, not if you have placed your order and paid the deposit.

Where are the awnings manufactured?2021-08-08T20:24:43+01:00

Our own range of awnings is manufactured in Kent. Markilux and Weinor awnings are manufactured in Germany. Arquati SPA and Frigerio awnings are manufactured in Italy.

Do I need planning permission for an awning?2021-08-08T20:23:20+01:00

In most cases, planning is not required, with the exception of listed buildings.

How long will my awning last?2021-08-08T20:23:48+01:00

If you purchase a good quality awning and have it regularly cleaned and serviced, it should last for many years. We have awnings that we installed over 20 years ago still going strong!

What happens if my awning breaks after the warranty period?2021-08-08T20:21:12+01:00

We will diagnose the problem and advise you on any cost for the part. We will carryout the repair work to keep your awning going after it’s warranty has finished.

Can you repair an existing awning supplied and installed by a different company?2021-08-08T20:20:14+01:00

Yes, if you purchased your awning elsewhere and the company no longer sells awnings. Or they may have ceased trading we can step in and help in most cases.

Can my awning be repaired?2021-08-03T17:44:14+01:00

In a lot of cases awnings can be repaired. If the awning is a high-quality luxury awning then the chances of a repair are higher. It will work out less expensive to have the awning repaired rather than replaced. On the other hand if the awning is a budget model that only cost a few hundred pounds, the cost of repairs carried out by an awning company will probably work out more than the cost of the awning. In this case you would either invest in a quality awning or simply replace it with a budget awning. If you’re not sure whether you have a quality or budget awning simply send us a picture of what you have and we will advise you accordingly.

How to repair an electric awning?2021-08-03T17:42:21+01:00

The first thing to do check that there is power running to the electric motor. Check that the fuse in the plug hasn’t blown. Check that the remote control battery is working. If you have a spare battery change it over. Once you have done all of that and the awning will still not work. The likely hood is that the motor has simply stopped working.

The motor is built into the awning and it is tubular in shape. The motor is inserted inside the steel barrel that fabric rolls around. As the motor is in a sealed unit it shouldn’t be dismantled. You will need to contact a specialist awning company like SBI Ltd (Sun Blinds Installations). They will carefully remove the motor and replace it with a new one. We use genuine Somfy motors and controls and offer the new motors with a 5-year warranty. For advice on what strength of motor you require or fault diagnosis.

Can you repair an awning crank?2021-08-03T17:37:59+01:00

Identify what crank you have either hook or hook and ball. Let us know how long overall the crank is. We will provide you with a price for a replacement.

How to fix an awning arm?2021-08-03T17:36:59+01:00

If the awning arm has become bent, snapped or a cable has broken. Then a replacement arm will be required. For us to provide you with a guarantee on the arm. We have to replace both or all of the arms at the same time.

Please, do not attempt to repair an arm as they are sprung loaded and dangerous!

Do you repair restaurant awnings?2021-08-03T17:35:38+01:00

At SBI we specialise in both domestic and commercial awnings. We’ll get your restaurant awning ship shape to get your premises looking its best as soon as possible. We also do sign writing and have plenty of experience working with restaurants and similar commercial settings.

How to repair a patio awning?2021-08-03T17:33:30+01:00

Some awning repairs can be simple to carry out. Generally, if the awning can be repaired it will be cheaper than replacing the whole awning. Carrying out awning repairs yourself can be dangerous due to the arms having springs inside them. The arms are very powerful and potentially very dangerous. Get advice from a specialist awning company. Contact us for help and friendly advice.

What if my awning is not longer manufactured and needs repair?2021-08-03T17:28:07+01:00

Our team of advisors, surveyors and installers can carry out repairs to many different makes and models of awnings. If your awning is no longer manufactured we can offer you a suitable affordable replacement. Contact us for more advice by email or phone.

How much does it cost to replace an awning?2021-08-03T17:26:35+01:00

This is a very hard question to answer. There are so many factors to take into ac