Everyone is pleased when the summer arrives and we can enjoy the sunshine but sometimes this can become too intense and that's when Rowlinson's Venetian Canopy can provide relief from those harmful rays.

The canopy is freestanding and the showerproof polyester fabric cover can be retracted to a lesser or greater extent at any time. To protect it over winter, the cover can be removed completely.

Stylishly grey, the canopy has a powder coated finish which is very durable and protects the structure from deteriorating. It's very strong and can be colour co-ordinated in a contemporary theme with other garden items.

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Please note: Accessories are shown for illustration purposes and are not included. This product is supplied in flat pack form including all fixtures and fittings. Replacement canopies are available but fabrics, sizes and variable stock levels mean it is best to e-mail us separately for you requirements including your order number. 

Important Information

Please ensure that the canopy is erected on a stable, level and sturdy surface. Ideally, the canopy should be fixed to a level concrete patio base using appropriate fixings. If the canopy is to stand on grass, it is important that the canopy is level in order to ensure a smooth retracting mechanism, and the canopy should be secured into place using fixing pegs (supplied). When erecting the canopy frame, judgement should be used to determine the most appropriate fixing component to attach the metal plates to the exterior wall, bearing in mind the strength and condition of the wall. If deemed so appropriate, substitute the included wall fixing. Please note that the Canopy is not designed to be used as a rain shelter, despite the polyester canopy being shower proof. We recommend that the polyester canopy be fully retracted when not in use. The polyester canopy should be fully removed in anticipation of strong winds and during the winter period. The polyester canopy must be completely dry before storage. Eyelets in the canvas are drain holes to prevent water collecting and stretching the canvas.


To clean the polyester canopy, sponge clean using a mild soap and water solution and leave to dry naturally. Do not use bleach, acid or other solvents. Do not machine wash. Do not tumble dry. 


In order to gain the most from your new canopy, attention should be paid to the following safety precautions:

  1. Periodically check bolts and fittings for tightness as they may work loose over time, taking care not to over-tighten fittings as this may damage the metalwork. For this reason, we do not recommend the use of power tools to assemble the canopy.
  2. Please note that the metal frame is not to be used as a climbing frame.

Key Features

  • Free Standing Canopy
  • Retractable Grey Canopy
  • Showerproof Polyester Fabric
  • Fabric Removable For Winter Storage
  • Aluminium Construction
  • Gunmetal Grey Powder Coated Finish


Base Depth: 263cm (8ft 8in)
Base Width: 362cm (11ft 11in)
Brand: Rowlinson
External Depth: 300cm (9ft 10in)
External Height: 235cm (7ft 9in)
External Width: 396cm (13ft)
Frame Material: Metal
Height To Rafters: 220cm (7ft 3in)
Roof Type: Flat

PDF Downloads

Venetian Canopy Assembly Instructions

Venetian Canopy Footprint

Delivery Information

Fast Free Delivery within Mainland UK*

We offer fast and free delivery within mainland UK.
Sorry, we can't deliver this product offshore or to some remote areas including but not limited to the following postcodes: BT, GY, HS, IM, JE, EIRE, KW, PA20-78, PO30-40, KA27-28, IV41-56, TR21-25 and ZE.

If you're unsure on whether we can deliver to you, please contact us today for a personalised quote.

Delivery Period
Delivery will typically be made within 5 - 7 working days. Please allow a few more days for parts of Scotland, and note that delivery times may be extended during busy times of the year. For larger products, the carrier will call and book in a convenient delivery date. For other products, a delivery date will be provided by email from the carrier, which will include a link to allow tracking online.

Vehicles We Use
Items will be delivered on larger lorries which can get to most places it's typically, a 7.5 ton lorry which is about the size of a dustbin lorry, this will depend on the item that is being delivered and should you have any concerns with restricted access to your property we ask you to contact us prior to placing an order.

Unloading Of Your Delivery
Due to the nature of this product, delivery will be made to the front of the property to the nearest location. Our drivers will not carry these items inside your home or back garden. When the item is delivered on a pallet, the pallet and packaging are non-returnable and the goods can only be manoeuvred on a flat and level surface (i.e. not a gravel driveway) by a pallet truck. On some occasions the driver will split the package to assist with manoeuvring of the item. Once you are happy, we will ask you to check the condition of the goods and sign for the delivery. Assistance with unloading may be required.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating 4.5 / 5 Based On 2 Reviews

Delivery 5 / 5
Quality 5 / 5
Price 5 / 5

Great pergola

Delivery was fast. Pergola good quality and relatively straightforward assembling, but you definitely need 2 people. The bolts attached were for concrete/slabs, so we had to go and purchase some suitable for decking, not an issue. It has provided good shade and we are very pleased with it.

Delivery 4 / 5
Quality 4 / 5
Price 4 / 5

Just As I Expected

This canopy has proved very useful for the time that I've had it that has included some sunny weather, so the shade has come in very useful. Quite easy to assemble if you have a little help and once installed looks quite smart, thanks for the quick service and the delivery time wasn't too long.

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Questions and Answers (3)
Jeanne Evans Asked:

Does the Rowlinson Venetian Grey Canopy Pergola have to be fixed to a concrete patio base with appropriate fixings or can you use spikes instead?

We Replied:

Dear Jeanne Thank you for your question. There are holes in the foot plate that allow you to drill or bolt the product onto concrete or paving slabs. Regarding the feet they are not removable and are fixed to the legs. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren

Monday 08th, April, 2019
Nicola Sawyer Asked:

Is it possible to have two of these canopies standing next to one another for a wider patio area?

We Replied:

Dear Nicola Thank you for your question. Yes, it is possible for these canopies to be assembled next to each other. We would just recommend you be careful of the rafters because they do stick out but you could always slot them both together so they would interlock or place them next to each other but there would be a gap. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren

Thursday 09th, May, 2019
Helen Jones Asked:

How does the water drain off please, is it slightly sloped?

We Replied:

Dear Helen Jones, Thank you for your question. There are eyelets in the canvas which allow water to pass through so that it does not build up. However, the fabric canopy is only classed as shower-proof, not fully water proof and so should be retracted during heavy rain and windy weather conditions. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind Regards, Gaby.

Tuesday 13th, July, 2021

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