How to choose the right shading system

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Whether you want to make the most out of your outdoor space all year round or want to prepare for the sunny days of summer with a new shading system – picking the right shading solution is essential.

At Designer Shade Solutions, we have a plethora of shading systems available, from retractable roof pergolas and custom tension fabric structures to external blind systems and outdoor parasol umbrellas. But, which one is the right shading solution for you?

Retractable roofs.

If you are looking for an outdoor shading structure that will give you the flexibility of using it all year round, our retractable roofs are the solution. We can install a wide range of retractable roof systems including retractable roof pergolas, such as retractable and tilting louvred roof system with frame, which not only have a retractable roof that can easily open and close but also feature tilting roof slabs that can quickly tilt to offer shade.

In addition to our self-supporting retractable and tilting roof structures, we can also install retractable louvre pitched roof systems, frameless retractable and tilting louvre roofs, retractable fabric roof systems and retractable glass roofs. These are some of our most versatile outdoor structures.

Plus, the beauty of our systems is that these can be fully customised to meet your requirements. So, if you are looking for a bespoke shading system, look no further. Our shading systems can be customised with outdoor heating, lighting and vertical glass systems to create the ultimate outdoor room with the comfort of an indoor space.

Retractable fabric awnings.

If you simply need shade for your balcony, terrace or patio, our retractable fabric awnings are a great choice. These provide some weather protection but mainly shade to your outdoor space. These are compact and minimalistic systems perfect for those looking for modern shading solutions.

Some of our retractable fabric awnings include square cassette folding arm awnings, round mini cassette folding arm awnings, conservatory zip awnings with posts and conservatory awnings. Our retractable fabric awnings feature high wind resistance and can be customised to be waterproof.

Outdoor parasol umbrellas.

Our outdoor parasol umbrellas are the perfect shading solution for commercial spaces, such as cafes and restaurants. However, can also be used in residential areas. We can supply light duty parasol umbrellas and wind rated parasol umbrellas. These high-quality parasol umbrellas feature a high level of stability and durability. Plus, can be fully customised with your company’s colour and logo.

Custom tension fabric structures.

Custom tension fabric structures, such as shade sails, waterproof custom structures, retractable rolling four-pole structure sails, are elegant, flexible and light structures that are ideal for a variety of outdoor spaces.

Interior shading systems.

If you require shade inside your property, you have two options: external blinds or internal blinds. External blinds maximise space, offer great light control and heat protection whilst internal blinds are high-quality and affordable blinds that provide good light and heat control. Our blinds can be manufactured from a variety of fabrics, including fire-rated, blackout and more. Contact our team today by calling 0203 978 2450 or emailing

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