Samson Retractable Awnings for home

Retractable Patio Awnings

If you appreciate being outside as much as possible enjoying your patio, terrace or garden with family or friends, or simply as your own space, then a fully retractable fabric awning is a great addition to help control the sun, shade and rainfall.

Create your perfect outdoor living space with any of our retractable awnings and take control of the very diverse weather we have to deal with in the UK.Erhard stock awnings


Here at Samson we supply a wide range of products, purpose made to measure with a huge selection of fabric designs to choose from. However, if time is of the essence we are now holding limited stock of the most popular awnings from the best selling Erhardt collection. These high quality awnings are available for fast delivery and installation.

Markilux Awnings

The Samson range of retractable patio awnings for your home extends to over 40 high quality models, all from the world’s leading manufacturers. We have over 20 years experience and are consistently providing the very latest technology and highest quality awnings, fit for purpose in our climate, and offering the widest range of additional accessories to further enhance the use of the awning.

They are all manufactured from aluminium (apart from 1 stainless steel model) and only use the very highest quality engineered components and the latest fabric technology.

Most of our models are bespoke and made to measure sizes which ensures you are guaranteed the perfect fit for your outside space.

There are over 500 fabrics to choose from in total, with different makes having different fabrics.When looking for a retractable awning for your home, you should take care in ensuring you choose the right size, colour, fabric and features to ensure it provides the shade or protection you want.Markilux Awnings

It should be a careful investment to help you extend and spend valuable time outside on your patio and in your garden for more of the year.

A retractable awning can be used for anything from creating controllable sun and UV protection in a particular room and larger sizes to an outdoor area to sit underneath, or, for many people a retractable system to enable some protection from rainfall in our very changeable British climate.

Control the intense heat of the midday sun with ease, adjust the projection to deal with the rising and setting sun patterns.

Keep several degrees cooler when the sun is at its most intense and then keep several degrees warmer at night with latent heat trapped under the fabric cover with further enhancements with add ons such as the drop down valance or the pull our side screens, all designed to protect from annoying draughts and also provide privacy.

Enjoy many hours in a comfortable atmosphere directly under your awning. Entertain friends and family longer into the evenings with optional lighting and heating options added. Most of our self supporting awnings can be ordered up to 14 metres wide if required and up to a 4 metre projection! With supported systems we can offer up to 8 metres in projection.

All of the wall mounted, traditional, self supporting retractable arm awnings available can be broken down into three basic categories, and it is mostly down to their design and not the cost that determines the category – Full cassette, semi cassette and open cassette are tears you will see used.

A full cassette awning is not necessarily better or even a lower price option than a semi cassette or open cassette.

A semi cassette awning can be a better option than a full cassette awning, all depending on your requirements for purpose and also size, accessories required, and possibly the support bracket position on the wall.

The open cassette awnings can be used in the UK, but are ideally specified with a cover above them to protect the fabric which is exposed.

Effortless Electric Operation With In Built Safety

Electric Operation With In Built SafetyControl your awning effortlessly with a hand held remote control capable of multi channel options when required to control the awning cover, lighting and dimming, drop down front valance, infra red heating and other electric awnings or blinds as well.

Nearly every awning we supply has a built in motion sensor or wind speed sensor to retract the awning if the wind speed gets too disruptive.

Awnings can deal with varying degrees of wind depending on the model but all have a maximum wind speed tolerance and should never be left open and unattended ideally and this is where the sensor is a great option to include.

Modern Designs – Modern Fabrics

Modern Fabric OptionsThe quality and colour of your awning fabric can make the ambience on your patio and in your conservatory special. Colour nuances, patterns and textures succeed in creating that uniquely special effect by virtue of their brightness and hue.

Our leading manufacturers have more than 250 patterns in coordinated colour families, you are certain to find the perfect design for you and your home.

When it comes to making your choice, allow yourself to be inspired, enthused, speak with our specialist sales team for more information or download our manufacturers Fabric Brochures below

Markilux Fabric Collection

Weinor Fabric Collection

Erhardt Tibelly Ambiente Collection

Erhardt Tibelly Classic Collection

Erhardt Tibelly Screen Collection

LED Lighting

Markilux LED LightingUse your awning into the evening with various LED lighting options all controlled from the touch of a button or via a smart phone app using the Somfy home automation system.

High quality and powerful LED spot lights and light bars offer very good lighting for outdoor areas and are positioned in various places depending on the awning model used.

LED lights positioned externally on the awning can also be used as a light bar without the awning even in use, ideal for the winter months.

The Toughest Materials

All Samson awnings are manufactured either in Germany or Holland by the very leading awning manufacturers. Components are of the highest quality with forged aluminum knuckle joints on every awning arm used for the very strongest overall results and performance.

Full cassette awnings are encased in the highest quality aluminium and we have many examples of customers with awnings well over 15 years old and still fully functional and pristine in their finish.

Toughest Materials used - Aluminum Knuckle Joints Highest Quality Aluminium Full Cassette Awnings

Rain Protection

Awnings with Rain ProtectionAlthough most awnings are sold for sun protection and providing a comfortable area to sit beneath we also have to deal with the rainfall, as we are in the UK after all.

It isn’t necessary to have a waterproof fabric for rain protection in an awning as the real trick is to not have water sitting on the fabric cover in the first place and hence why we insist on a minimum of 15 degrees pitch if an awning is to be used in the rain, preferably more if possible.

Awnings used for rain protection should be carefully specified and always have a steep pitch for rainfall run off but also be one of the sturdier models with larger arms.

The wind and motion detection systems should also be used in every case when the intention is to use the awning in more unstable weather.

Generally most awnings will deal with light annoying rain as we often see in the summer and autumn months but common sense is the order of the day and never leave an awning unattended in rain.

Additional Shade and Privacy

Awnings with Additional Shade and PrivacyWe offer an optional manual or electric drop down valance on several awning models to provide shade from low lying sun but also providing additional privacy and warmth on cooler evenings by preventing a cool breeze in your outdoor area.

The drop down valance is available with many more fabrics including tough perforated fabrics to provide some vision out but still protect from the sun and rain.

Add even more shade with a Side Screen with the ability to simply disappear into its cassette cover when not in use, retractable side screens can remain a low-key fixture on any building yet still be ready for use by simply extending the fabric from the pull handle.

The Manufacturers

Markilux Verano Weinor Erhardt Markisen

Use your patio and outdoor area later into the evening

Cooler Spring and Autumn evenings are not a problem anymore with our range of integrated infrared awning heaters and various lighting solutions, as well as side screens and drop down valances to deflect the cooler evening breezes.

By having a large fabric cover over you will usually trap warmth anyway and it is certainly more comfortable sitting underneath a cover as the temperature drops.

Prevailing winds can be dealt with in several ways dependent on the awning model used and the size required to protect.

LED lighting options integrated in the arm of a retractable awning Markilux LED Lighting Options

Our range of LED lighting options is continuously expanding, our newest addition to the collection being LED lines that are integrated in the arm of a retractable awning, as seen in the two images, above. This stylish and convenient new option is available for Markilux 1700, 1600, 1710 and 1300 retractable awnings, and is sure to make an impressive statement for every patio!

Awnings with LED Lighting Options LED Lighting Options for Retractable Awnings

Looking for something all year round?

If you need an outdoor cover system that you definitely know is required to deal with more than the odd rain shower then you need to look at our range of retractable terrace covers – offering far higher wind ratings and capable of staying extended during heavier rainfall most of the year round to create a truly usable outdoor covered area.

Our unique and robust Weinor Pergotex or Gibus Med systems can give you far more of a ‘room outdoors’ with the entire design meant for use in all weathers – even snowfall! Take a look for yourself or even consider the fixed roof system options we have to offer such as the Terrazza or our own range of Samson Canopies

There are so many highly developed fixed and retractable products now available to truly create an outdoor area capable of being used for most of the year round.

Weinor Pergotex Erhardt PM Pergola Weinor Terrazza
Weinor Terrazza Pure Samson Canopies Weinor Terrazza Sempra

Come and take a look in our Wellingborough showroom to see some of these fantastic products.

Visit our Showroom in Northamptonshire


6-8 Meadow Close

Ise Valley Trading Estate

Finedon Road




Opening Times

Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm (appointment only)

Sunday: Closed

Please note that our showroom has reopened and is running on an appointment system, for everyone’s safety and the best experience.

E-mail us via or call us on 01933 448844 to get booked in to the showroom.

Specify the best

Any of the Samson Awnings are a solid investment for your home that will last for many years to come. You can relax knowing you have the very latest in material and construction technology where only the highest quality components are used when manufacturing your awning.

Your patio awning will become part of your home and serve to enhance your outdoor area whether for quieter relaxing moments or large gatherings of friends or family. Various options on many of the awnings provide extra protection and comfort, items such as the ‘drop down front valance’ or pull out side screens to prevent annoying droughts from one side. For most electric retractable awnings you will have a wind sensor to ensure the awning retracts fully if the wind speed becomes too high and dangerous.

Many of the bespoke awnings we sell are not suitable for normal DIY installation but we do have various standard awning options which are far simpler to install with minimal bracketing involved. Once you have decided on a rough size and the intended use please call us and seek advice on the best options. We can offer surveying and professional, guaranteed installation for a large proportion of the UK.

Call us now on 01933 448844

How can I order? Our approach

For many years we’ve helped our domestic and commercial awning and canopy customers.

How can I order? Our approach

1. Take several pictures of the area where you are looking to create an outdoor space.
2. Send your images with your details.
3. Tell us a little about what you want to achieve e.g. sun protection, rain protection, all year round use of space and so on.
4. If you have any preferences already, things such as retractable, fixed or both in one system. Don’t worry if you haven’t as we can advise and guide you later if needed. Read more

Email us today or call us on 01933 448 844 to discuss your requirements.