July 29, 2012 04:00 ET

Get Ready for British Summer at Hillarys

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 29, 2012) - Gardens are fast becoming an extension of the home with more and more people embracing a European lifestyle by eating, relaxing and entertaining outside.

Temperatures are rising year on year, making the garden the perfect place to realise our al fresco aspirations. If the garden is your summer haven choose from the collection of awnings from Hillarys to really enhance your outside space - ideal for some al fresco relaxation.

Sarah Quilliam, head of product design for Hillarys says: "We're keen to do what the Europeans do and spend more time eating and entertaining in the fresh air. Which is why we are seeing a significant growth in the sales of made to measure awnings.

"Although the traditional stripy fabric awning still has the edge, contemporary styles and fabrics such as linen effect are becoming more popular, especially in period or more traditional properties."

An awning is the perfect place to shelter from the sun during the warmer months, but if the weather drops in the evening; opting for integrated lighting and heating will ensure you can still enjoy your garden when the sun goes down.

Hillarys awnings are fully motorised, available with sun and wind sensors and available in a choice of over 60 stylish yet durable fabrics. In any width from 2.5m to 12m with free measuring and fitting, prices start from £1,595.

To view Hillarys complete collection of window dressings visit http://www.hillarys.co.uk/

Notes to editors

  • Hillarys is the leading made to made blinds, shutters and awnings specialist, with over 40 years experience making and fitting the best quality made to measure options for homes all around the country

  • Whether your home is contemporary or traditional, choose Hillarys for a unique way to enhance any room by effortlessly combining practicality with style

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