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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