Awning fabric

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It’s not just about the correct choice of the fixings and working components, the textile is also a very important part of the awning.


The right Awning and Sun protection is down to having great knowledge of the harmful effects of the Suns rays UVA UVB. How long the side of the house that is proposed for having Sun Protection is going to be needed to be protected. At the time of day is very important.


I would just like to point out that Kover-it offer many Sun and weather Protection systems some of which are independent such as Parasols, Teri sol, Patiolo, Gazebos, Mini Marques and Bespoke fabricated systems.


Under the names of Dickson and Vachet we market high-tech textile products designed for outdoor use acting as a real shield against UVA and B radiation, the outdoor awning is an optimal protection against solar radiation. It gives a soothing and regular light to the patio (cutting out glare) and guarantees a fresh and constant atmospheric temperature. Our awning fabrics undergo exclusive treatment processes that make them resistant, give them long lasting colors, long life, and protect them from stains.


We recommend solution-dyed acrylic fabric. Colours are impregnated in the heart of the fibre at the production stage, which is not the case for other dipped-dyed fibres. Solution-dyed acrylic fabrics ensure long-lasting bright colours hence why we offer a unique five year anti spot fade guan tee.


It’s as simple as a radish and a carrot.


Traditionally dyed Fabrics the yarn is like a radish. It has a bright colour on the outside, but is white on the inside. The Acrylic fabrics we use are solution-dyed like a carrot. It is the same colour all the way through. Because the colour is added to the acrylic at the beginning of the process. When the acrylic is in liquid form. Then it is converted into acrylic fibre, spun into acrylic yarn and finally woven into acrylic fabric. So the beautiful colour you see on the outside of the fabric is also the colour on the inside.


A series of exhaustive tests have proven the effectiveness and superiority of the fabrics we use on our awnings.

Waterproof tests, including the Schmerber, Bundesmann and spray tests, test the water resistance of the fabric.


Cleangard treatment based on fluorine nano-molecules. This gives the fabric unbeatable resistance properties to stains, fatty stains and water. It enhances the water repellent features and prevents deposits of foreign bodies.


Oil/acid tests measure the ability of the fabric to resist absorption of oil and acid.


For those seeking extra waterproofness, for example, awnings exposed to more punishing environments, such as the coastline, where the salt air and rain can be very aggressive it is a must to use our awning fabrics.


Picture shows solution dyed yarn before it is loomed this how the fabric never loses its colour.

spools of thread

dickson factory



Please note Kover-it are currently phasing out from the awning industry, and no longer have a public awning showroom.  Blog posts and information on awnings are being kept on our website to help educate and share useful insightful information, but note some information may be dated.  Since we have over 25 years+ of carrying out thousands of successful awning installations within the Berkshire/South East England Area as we phase out of the awning industry we continue to look after any historical awning customers.  Our main focus as a business is about manufacturing and supplying high-quality, long-lasting waterproof covers and gazebo side panel covers, which we can supply to all over the UK and internationally.  Our background and experience with awnings, structures and awning textiles subsequently means we have a vast extensive knowledge which is advantageous in the design and manufacture of outdoor covers and side panels.

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