With our collection of canopies, you'll find everything you need to create some overhead shelter. From small and specialised door canopies for your front or back porch to verandas to cover your whole patio space, and pergolas that are the same with holes in, we've got you covered.
What's the difference between awnings and canopies?
While awnings and canopies are the same in terms of function, their placement in your garden is what makes them different.
Both offer shade from the sun and shelter from the elements, but awnings are attached to the exterior wall of your home, typically over patio windows, whereas canopies are a freestanding structure that can be placed anywhere in your garden.
What are pergolas used for?
Pergolas extend your living space and provide light shade in the garden. Depending on the type of pergola you choose will dictate what you use them for. For example, a metal pergola with a canopy will provide shade and shelter from sun and rain, whereas a wooden pergola with an open-top is an aesthetic option that allows you to display climbing plants away from the traditional fence and wall spaces.
Do pergolas need planning permission?
Planning permission is not typically required for pergolas. As long as you stay within the land within the boundary of your house and mind to not block any light or views from your neighbours, installing a pergola shouldn’t be a problem.
Exceptions to this would be if the pergola covers more than half the area of your land, if it’s on the front of your house, if it’s in a conservation area, if your building is listed, and if the pergola is above 4m in height.