Traditional victorian awning

Where tradition meets high expectations

Our Victorian awnings are crafted using the same techniques that were applied by blind-makers in the 1800’s. Only this way can we guarantee that your shop or restaurant will be traditionally stylish and attractive.

Back in Victorian times, the main purpose of awnings was to shelter clients and
shade the goods sold on the streets. Their design was, above all, functional
and standard, i.e. they were retractable, fabricated from cotton, and
finished with a scalloped edge. They were always roomy and
extended over the side-walk, but they never overtook
the architecture. As such, they were the main element
of the façade.

Unfortunately, many of the principles have been
forgotten and modern awnings are likely to diminish
the character of the building. They are nothing but oversized
boards displaying huge logos. At Shades Awnings we do our best to
break this spell and keep the timeless charm of traditional Victorian awnings. We believe they are wonderfully versatile, and they can be the perfect solution for bars, restaurants, hotels and private houses.

All barrels and arms are made-to-measure in order to fit the space available for the building they are installed upon. As a client, you can choose what colour you want for your case and the front lath, and the fabric that will be the cover of your new awning.

Our Victorian awnings are carefully made in even the smallest detail, using traditional methods.

Thanks to that, we can guarantee that they are both extremely durable and stylish.

  • Traditional wooden structure
  • Original cast iron mongery
  • Perfect for traditional shop front
  • Withstands windy conditions
  • Classic look
  • Full inclosed once it’s shut

Technical details

Case:Hardwood
Arms:Steel with cast ironmongery
Front bar:Hardwood with water drainage grooving
Fabric:100’s of colour fabrics from top European suppliers
Operation:Pull down operation using a custom hook set on an ash wood pole
Sizes Range:Custom made projection: from 1m to 3.5m
Width: from 1m to 6m in one piece
Handcrafted sign-writing on main section and valance
Paint finish or stained and varnished
Manually operated
Straight or scalloped finish valance


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Open cassette retractable awning

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Technical details

Frame:Aluminium frame and components in white as standard
Arms:Aluminium arms with double springs and twin coated cables
Type:Retractable, Waterproof, Electric
Front bar:Designed with water gutter and elegant end caps
Aluminium hood:Aluminium cover with side caps, in white finish as standard
Fabric:100’s of colour fabrics from top European suppliers
Operation:Strong reliable motor with emergency manual override and remote control or manually operated
Light and wind Sensors:Automatically protect your awning when wind detected or the sun’s intensity increases
Sizes Range:Projection: arms available in 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 &3.5 metre projection. Width: smallest awning size 2.5 metres and up to 6 metres in one piece. (We do assemble 7m awning on special request)

Full cassette retractable awning

Full cassette  

Technical details

Frame:White aluminium frame components
Arms:Aluminium, double springs, twin coated cables with LED lights
Type:Retractable, Waterproof, Electric
Fabric:Very broad selection of colours, provided by leading European companies
Operation:Durable, effective motor with remote control
Light and wind Sensors:Detect wind and sun intensity and autonomously adjust to conditions
Sizes Range:Projection: arms come in a selection of 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 &3.5 metre projection. Width: From 3 to 6-metre awning units.

Traditional victorian retractable awning

Traditional victorian  

Technical details

Case:Hardwood
Arms:Aluminium, double springs, twin coated cables with LED lights
Type:Retractable, Waterproof, Manual
Front bar:Hardwood with water drainage grooving
Fabric:Large selection of colours from reputable European brands
Operation:Pull down operation using a custom hook set on an ash wood pole
Sizes Range:Custom made projection: from 1m to 3.5m Width: from 1m to 6m per unit




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