An Ultimate Guide to External Awnings and Blinds

An Ultimate Guide to External Awnings and Blinds
3 min read
02 October 2023

Outdoor lounging, entertainment, and dining areas don’t have to be closed off when it rains or if it’s too sunny. With external awnings and blinds, you can create an all-season outdoor space perfect for both commercial and residential settings.

Understanding modern features

An Ultimate Guide to External Awnings and Blinds

Modern external awnings and blinds come with retractable features, allowing you to adapt to varying weather conditions or changes in sun direction throughout the day. Whether it's an overpowering sunny day or a sudden downpour, external awnings and blinds can be adjusted to offer the right protection. Come night-time, retract them to savour the view of the night sky.

Investing in quality products

To ensure you're getting the most out of your purchase, opt for high-quality materials that are custom-fitted to your needs. A poor-quality external awning or blinding might not provide sufficient rain or sun blockage and may even succumb to strong winds. So, let this guide help you make an informed decision.

Selecting top-tier external awnings and blinds

Start your search by identifying established providers specialising in commercial shade structures that offer high-quality, European-designed external awnings and blinds. Renowned companies will have a broad range of products, ensuring you find a solution tailored to your needs.

Exploring available options

Here are some popular solutions from leading commercial shade suppliers:


  • Folding arm outdoor awnings - These awnings can be manually or automatically adjusted. They are self-supporting, eliminating the need for vertical posts. Plus, some come with sensors to detect strong winds or intense sunlight, adjusting accordingly.
  • Cassette drop blinds - A terrific alternative to external awnings, these blinds offer customisable UV protection and transparency by varying the mesh density.
  • Clear PVC blinds - These blinds provide a clear view while offering protection from wind and rain. They can also be tinted to reduce glare and are safe for both kids and pets as they lack cords, wires, or ropes.
  • Retractable roof awnings - Perfect for high-wind areas, these awnings can be customised with all-glass lateral elements and high-powered LED lights for a stylish look.
  • Fixed frame hood awnings - Available in various styles, they are ideal for windows and doorways in commercial establishments. Choose anodised aluminium framing for durability and consider customising them with a logo for a professional touch.

Finding your ideal solution

Versatile Structures is an excellent source for these types of external awnings and blinds, making them a top choice for commercial shade structures in Australia. Contact them today for an estimate.

About the author:

Versatile Structures is a provider of high-quality shade structures in Queensland for commercial, government, council, and domestic clients. They provide an extensive selection of shade solutions, encompassing shade structures, shade sails, commercial shade options, membrane sails, aluminium screens, gates, billboard structures, and specific residential applications. Their main service region encompasses Brisbane, Greater Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Ipswich, and all South East Queensland, with the potential to extend to a broader area based on the project's requirements.


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