Types of Awnings

By Betta Blinds and Awnings - 10th December 2023

Elevate your outdoor experience with our versatile Betta Range of Awnings!

When it comes to enhancing your outdoor space, our Betta Range of Awnings stand head and shoulders above the rest. With seven unique options tailored to meet your specific needs, you'll find the perfect solution to transform your space into a haven of comfort and style.

In this article, we're breaking down the different options so you can pick the perfect Awning for your home.

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Awning Max Width Max Drop Operation Cassette Valance Side Channels
Betta 1000 3900mm 1800mm* Manual Yes No No
Betta 2000 3900mm 2700mm Manual Yes Yes No
Betta 3000 3900mm* 2700mm Manual Yes Yes Yes
Betta 4000 5000mm 3000mm Crank/Motorised Yes Yes No
Betta 5000 5000mm 2700mm* Crank/Motorised Yes Yes No
Betta 6000 5000mm 2700mm* Crank/Motorised Yes No Yes
Betta 7000 5000mm 2700mm* Crank/Motorised Yes Yes No
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*Available beyond these limits without warranty

spring operated awnings

1. Spring Operated Awnings: Function Meets Value!

Betta 1000

Introducing our Spring Operated Awnings, the epitome of affordability and value. These Awnings offer a budget-friendly option without compromising on quality.

Crafted with precision, they provide reliable shade exactly when needed, ensuring you enjoy your outdoor oasis without breaking the bank. Betta 1000s use stainless steel hooks at the bottom to secure the Awning to the ground, the Betta 1000 is either opened or closed.

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Spring Operated Awnings are a popular option to mount on deck rails as you can mount multiple Awnings side by side without obstructive channels or wires.


  • Affordable 

  • Simple Operation

  • Easy to Clean


  • Either open or closed

  • Motorisation not available

  • Light gaps will be present

window awnings

2. Window Awnings: Tailored for Perfect Window Coverage!

Betta 2000

When it comes to windows, our Auto Lock Arm Awnings are in a league of their own. Engineered to provide impeccable coverage and protection, these awnings are the go-to choice for those seeking to shield their windows from the elements. Elevate your space with this specialised option, designed with your windows' needs in mind.

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The Betta 2000 is one of the best-suited options for shading your windows. While other Awnings are also great for this purpose, the Betta 2000 can shade your windows from direct sunlight while still maintaining comfortable airflow.


  • Great for outside windows

  • Maintain airflow

  • Durable guide bars


  • Can be a little harder to operate

  • Light gaps will be present

  • Motorisation not available

multi stop awning

3. Multi-Stop Awnings: Affordable Excellence!

Betta 3000

Side Channel Awnings are one of the most popular styles of Awnings on the market but are often reserved for bigger budgets. The solution? meet the Multi-Stop Awnings where affordability and excellence converge.

These awnings offer a versatile solution for various spaces, ensuring you get the most bang for your buck. With multiple stop positions, you have complete control over the shade and sunlight entering your space, providing you with unparalleled value.

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Betta 3000 Awnings are a versatile option that is suited to a range of different shading applications. They are most commonly used for shading decks and patios. 


  • Great value

  • Simple and easy-to-use design

  • Stylish side channel design


  • Operation can be challenging in wider Awnings

  • No side retention

  • Motorisation not available

drop arm awnings

4. Drop Arm Awnings: Comfortable Airflow

Betta 4000

Experience the best of both worlds with our Pivot Arm Awnings. These innovative Awnings allow the refreshing breeze to flow through your home while still providing ample shade. Perfectly balancing comfort and functionality, these Awnings are a fantastic option for use over windows or in spaces where comfortable airflow is necessary.

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Betta 4000 Awnings are another popular option for shading windows. Thanks to the larger widths they are also suitable for shading wider outdoor areas.


  • Motorisation available

  • Good for airflow

  • Durable arms ensure good wind performance


  • May not be suitable for all areas

  • Only three extrusion colours available

  • Light gaps will be present

crank handle awnings

5. Crank Handle Awnings: Effortless Operation, Elevated Comfort!

Betta 5000

Say goodbye to bending down to operate your Awning with our Crank Handle Awnings. Designed with ease of use in mind, these Awnings provide a seamless operation that puts comfort at your fingertips.

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Great for shading outdoor spaces while creating an unobstructed view when retracted.


  • Easy Crank Operation

  • Heavy-duty design

  • Minimalist and stylish design

  • Can be back-tensioned


  • Will swing in the breeze when partly extended

  • Crank operation can be a little slower

  • Light gaps will be present

side channel awnings

6. Side Channel Awnings: Uncompromising Durability!

Betta 6000

For those seeking durability and a heavy-duty design, our Side Channel Awnings are the pinnacle of outdoor excellence. The robust side channels ensure your Awning stands strong against the elements, making them an ideal choice for spaces that demand nothing but the best.

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Our Betta 6000 Side Channel Awnings are a popular option for shading outdoor areas thanks to their 5m span and sleek side channel design.


  • Heavy-duty design

  • Crank or motorised operation

  • Slide bolts allow the Awning to be locked in place


  • Less affordable than other Betta Awnings

  • No side retention

wire guide awning

7. Wire Guide Awnings: Minimalistic Style, Maximum Installation Versatility!

Betta 7000

Elevate your space with the chic and versatile Wire Guide Awnings. These Awnings boast a sleek and minimalistic style while offering installation possibilities that surpass traditional options. Where side channels fall short, wire guides step up, ensuring your space gets the attention it deserves.

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Betta 7000 Awnings are a fantastic solution in spaces where structural posts are not available.

This makes them well-suited for use on patios and balconies. The slim wires allow you to install them side by side without obstructing your view.


  • Stainless Steel Wires

  • Heavy-duty design

  • Versatile installation options


  • Not a fully sealed system

  • Light gaps will be present

  • Might not suit all design styles

The Bottom Line

If our Betta Range Awnings aren't the right fit for your application consider stepping up to the more advanced Ziptrak and Zipscreen systems that can span longer openings and have a wide variety of premium features.

In conclusion, our Betta Range of Awnings promises to transform your outdoor experience. With seven distinct options, each catering to specific needs, you're bound to find the perfect fit for your space. Elevate your comfort, style, and value with our exceptional Awnings. Embrace the outdoors like never before!

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