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Australia is known for its beautiful outdoor spaces, and as Australians, we enjoy spending time outside, basking in the sun and taking in the scenery. Whether we’re relaxing on the patio, hosting get-togethers on the verandah, or grilling with loved ones, being outdoors brings us happiness and a sense of community.

However, the unpredictable weather and pesky insects can sometimes ruin our outdoor activities. No one wants to be caught in a sudden downpour or swarmed by bugs while trying to enjoy their time outside.

To ensure year-round comfort and protection from the elements, the right shade solution is essential. Awnings are a versatile option for creating a new outdoor space or expanding an existing one, and they offer both functional and aesthetic benefits.

At Watson, we provide awnings that not only offer excellent functionality but also look amazing. With our awnings, you can enjoy your outdoor living space throughout the year, regardless of the weather.

Product Options

Alpha SRS Outdoor Blind:Rest assured that this awning will provide consistent protection from the elements throughout the year. Regardless of the season, it can be tailored to fit any space, adding an extra room to your home. This makes it an excellent choice for enclosing outdoor areas such as courtyards, patios, or balconies.

Semina by Weinor:The Semina is a versatile and efficient solution for fast installations, with a sleek and modern design. It is also built to withstand even the toughest weather conditions.

Cassita II by Weinor:Crafted in Germany, the Cassita II boasts an exciting feature – LED lighting! Its slender and sophisticated design seamlessly blends in with its surroundings, while its cassette protects the mechanisms and fabric, ensuring durability.

Plaza Viva by Weinor:This German-manufactured awning is a smart and convenient solution, designed to operate with the touch of a button. It is also self-sufficient and tailored to meet all of your requirements.

Sintesi Retractable Roof: This retractable roof combines Italian refinement with practicality. Its mounting frame is elegantly designed to include an integrated rain gutter and downpipe system, providing both aesthetic appeal and functionality in one sleek package.

Sundream Awnings: For those seeking a seamless connection between indoors and outdoors, this product is the answer. Its efficient operating system promises both durability and hassle-free maintenance.

Zipscreen Awnings:Experience the outdoors in style, all day, every day with this alternative to traditional awnings that not only provides protection from the sun, wind, and rain but also from pesky insects.

Window Awnings: Our collection of window awnings are expertly crafted to prevent excessive sunlight and heat from entering your space. These awnings provide protection for windows of all shapes and sizes, and are suitable for use on both ground-level and multi-story buildings.

Folding Arm Awnings: Introducing our Folding Arm series which includes the Discus, Stratos I, Stratos II, and Stratos III. These models offer improved functionality and flexibility by allowing you to retract the fabric when you want to soak up the sun.

Choose Your Awning

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Why Choose Awnings?


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To ensure your awning lasts for years to come and can withstand various weather conditions, it’s essential to choose the right fabric. Different types of fabrics are recommended for different types of awnings, so it’s important to consider the type of awning you have before making a selection.

Our awning fabrics have been specifically designed to withstand harsh Australian weather conditions, and they look great while doing it. For instance, our Folding Arm awnings come in custom colour options to suit your preferences.

While there are various choices of awning fabrics available on the market, it’s crucial to keep the following factors in mind when selecting your fabric:

Air flow

If you’re looking to maintain an unobstructed view without compromising on air flow, Clear PVC is an excellent choice. On the other hand, if you want to enclose your veranda or patio while still enjoying a refreshing breeze, opt for a fabric that has an open weave with around 10% openness. This way, you can create a cosy and comfortable outdoor space while keeping the area well-ventilated.


Outdoor fabrics are constantly exposed to various elements that can damage their quality over time. Fortunately, fabrics that are equipped with DURAGUARD® Fabric Protection are specifically designed to resist stains, prevent odours, inhibit the growth of bacteria, and deter mildew and fungi build-up. This innovative protection system helps to ensure that your fabric stays in top-notch condition for longer, even when exposed to harsh outdoor conditions.

Colour fastness

Choosing a fabric with excellent fade-resistance to the sun is essential for maintaining the original colour of your awning fabric for many years. It’s recommended to select a fabric that has a fade-resistance rating of 6 or higher to ensure that your fabric retains its colour vibrancy over time. With this feature, you can be confident that your awning will continue to look as good as new, even after prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Privacy and view through

It’s important to consider the difference between open and closed weave fabrics when selecting an awning fabric. You should also think about whether you require privacy during the day or at night. While an open weave fabric in a darker color provides excellent visibility during the day, it may also allow others to see inside at night, compromising your privacy. Therefore, it’s essential to weigh these factors carefully to choose an awning fabric that meets your specific needs.


Mesh | Canvas | Clear PVC | Acrylic

Tips 'n Tricks

Creating a checklist can be beneficial when selecting an awning fabric for your home or retail space. It will help ensure that you choose the best fabric that meets your specific needs. As you go through the process, questions are bound to arise; so having a checklist can help you find answers quickly and efficiently. By taking the time to consider your requirements and weighing your options carefully, you can find an awning fabric that meets your needs perfectly:

  • Purpose: Identifying the specific purpose of your awning is crucial to determine the best solution for your needs. Although it may seem obvious, different spaces have different requirements. For example, an awning designed to cover a swimming pool may not be suitable for a storefront. Therefore, understanding the intended use of the awning is key to finding the most suitable solution that meets your specific needs.
  • Space: After identifying the purpose of your awning, it’s essential to ensure that it’s suitable for the intended space. Although most options are compatible, there may be situations that require additional consideration. By taking the time to assess the space and its requirements, you can ensure that you choose the perfect awning for your needs. Remember that our team is always available to assist you in every step of the process.
  • Fabric:To learn more about our awning fabrics and the available options, please scroll up for detailed information. Keep in mind that your choice of fabric should be based on your intended use. For example, if you require a see-through option, clear PVC might be more suitable than a retractable canvas awning.

Here's What Our Clients Are Saying

Steve D
Steve D
Verified Buyer
Very good experience with Watson Blinds. Highly recommended.
Watson blinds were very responsive to quote, very helpful when doing the measurement, quote, and installation of our roller blinds was perfect. We got quotes from others who seemed to rush or weren't helpful. Very good experience with Watson Blinds. Highly recommended.
Peter S
Peter S
Verified Buyer
I'm very happy with the team at Watson Blinds and Awnings and I'm happy to recommend them.
5 stars for Ben H and Ryan. Excellent work installing a large motorised awning. The two electricians that came after to wire it up were very professional and also did a very neat job. I'm very happy with the team at Watson Blinds and Awnings and I'm happy to recommend them. Many thanks from Pete.
Yvonne P
Yvonne P
Verified Buyer
We could not have asked for a better service.
Both installers, Eddie and Troy were very pleasant and polite. They installed the motorised screens in a most efficient manner. They clearly instructed us on the use of the blinds and remote control. We could not have asked for a better service. Thank you!
Ross P
Ross P
Verified Buyer
Excellent service.
Excellent service again. I have used Watson Blinds to install in both the kitchen and more recently the utility room, all working off the same remote. By far the best installation of the alternatives I looked at.
Kim O
Kim O
Verified Buyer
We could not be happier and highly recommend them.
We had honeycomb blinds and sheer curtains installed today and can not fault the process from beginning to end. Loyzek was on time to measure up and help us make decisions on what blinds and curtains would meet our needs and had amazing knowledge about all products. Today, Russell and Merv arrived were professional and courteous and completed the work in a timely manner with precision. Both Russell and Merv were very knowledgeable about the product, from installation to cleaning and safety. We could not be happier and highly recommend them.
Ben T
Ben T
Verified Buyer
Did another really good job
We've had a lot done by Watson's over the years and every time they have been fast, efficient and high quality. Ryan and Ben H did another really good job on our latest install of external shutters.
Steven T
Steven T
Verified Buyer
A very friendly and professional team.
Thanks to Watson Blinds. We received excellent service from showroom, to in-person quote, to installation. A very friendly and professional team. Ben S and Ben H were on time, and friendly and efficient during the installation, and made sure we were happy before they left. Thank you all very much.
Simon E
Simon E
Verified Buyer
The staff are professional and reliable.
From the point of my initial inquiry onwards all my dealings with Watson blinds were a pleasure. The staff are professional and reliable. The quote was competitive. Ryan and Ben H did a top job installing, making sure everything was just perfect.
Debbie R
Debbie R
Verified Buyer
The quality of Watson’s products is exceptional.
Just had blinds & shutters installed. The quality of Watson’s products is exceptional. Installers Eddie & Mick were punctual, their workmanship was excellent, and the work space was left clean & tidy. Our second time using Watson’s & definitely not our last.
Kevin K
Kevin K
Verified Buyer
A tough job done well.
A tough job done well. Drew, Troy and Ben H worked well together to install outside automated blinds despite heights, heat and wasps. The blinds work really well and make a great difference to internal and external looks and thermal comfort. We thoroughly recommend this team