Free Standing Awnings

Free Standing Awnings

Radiant Blinds can even offer the perfect solution for covering an open area even when you do not have a wall to fix an Awning too, both Markilux and Weinor offer a Free Standing Frame that any of their Awnings can be fitted too, sizes start from 4000mm wide right the way up to 13900mm wide with a coupled unit. If you have a Free Standing Frame at 7000mm wide and we fit an Awning or Pergola on either side with a 3000mm projection you then have a huge 42 SqM of coverage, this is ideal for any residential or commercial application. Bearing in mind you can also add Lighting and Heating and you have a complete Free Standing Outdoor Area, ideal for any social gathering, pub, bar or restaurant.

These Free Standing Frames do need a solid base for us to fix into, we are happy to help with builders, landscape gardeners or groundworks teams to make sure adequate provision is made depending on the sizes of system required, if the awnings are motorised or you are adding lighting and heating then a power supply will also be needed.

So what can you do if you do not have a solid base to fix the Free Standing Frame too? Then don’t worry we can also off the same Free Standing Frame with Ballast Boxes, the Frame Legs are dropped inside the Ballast Boxes and then these are filled to add the weight required to safely anchor the whole system to the ground, you do have limits on the sizes on this option again starting from 4000mm wide going up to 7000mm wide.

Butterfly Awnings

If you have an awning fitted on each side, it’s referred to as a Butterfly Awning.  One of the systems we recommend is the German Markilux Syncra.  It’s a stable unit so popular for schools, restaurants, cafes, bars and homes. The framework has stabilisation boxes so there’s no need for you to have ground works undertaken.  Some of our clients have chosen to have seating on top of the boxes for their customers’ use.  Have a look at an installation we carried out at Thyme & Tides in Hampshire.

Other Free Standing Awning Systems

If you only want an awning on one side of the freestanding unit, this is also available. The Markilux Syncra Uno is a good quality unit supporting one awning.

Should you require additional stability, we recommend the Markilux Syncra Pergola which has posts to provide extra stability.


Should you be concerned about your customers or yourselves sitting outside on a chilly day we can fit heaters underneath the goal posts.  Therefore, your outside space can become an area to be used all year round.

Free Standing Awning Controls

With regarding to operating your free standing awnings, you can choose either manual or electric controls.  Remote controls are becoming increasingly popular since they are so easy to use. If you have awnings on the butterfly system, each one can be operated independently.


All of our awnings are covered in high quality fabrics.  You can choose from an extensive range of colours and patterns.  If you would like the framework powder coated to match, we can offer a wide selection of colours.

If you’d like any further information, please contact us.