As all our patio awnings, pergolas, external blinds and pods are made to measure, it depends on your home and garden.

Folding arm awnings have to be wider than they project so the arms can fold away. Pergola awnings can project more than the width – just one of their benefits.

We measure and make our external shading canopies to the nearest cm – totally bespoke to your outdoor space.

Our top tip is to go slightly bigger than you think – as the sun moves across the sky (from East to West and at different heights depending on the season) and you need shade from the sun in different directions. The awning should overlap your doors by at least 25cm, but watching the shadows move will give you a better idea of the best width for your awning.