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The Pros and Cons of Folding Arm Awnings

The Pros and Cons of Folding Arm Awnings

Installing awnings can be a difficult decision, especially when considering the price. This article will look at why awnings are expensive, how much it costs to install awnings, and whether or not planning permission is required to add an awning to a covered patio. 

Why are awnings so expensive?

When getting quotes for awnings the price may be staggering. It is important to consider the inclusions in that price. For example: 

  • Removal of any awnings or other fittings

  • Fixtures

  • Manufacture to the exact specifications

  • Installation

  • Labour of the person completing the installation

Custom made awnings are expensive because they have to be precise and are seldom able to be “off the shelf” measurements.

How much does it cost to install folding arm awnings?

Awning installation costs will vary depending on the size of the folding arm awnings and the amount of manufacturing and labour required to complete the project. On average, you should allow for about $2,000 as a minimum to complete the project. 

Do I need planning permission for a covered patio?

The short answer is yes. Any solid roof needs planning permission and approval from your local council, which may involve a building permit. There is potential that a shade sail or cloth may not need permits or approval, however, it is always best to check with your local council. 

As can be seen, awnings can be costly but have a variety of factors included in the cost, which may or may not include the potential planning permission required.