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Patio awnings, commercial awnings and electric blinds

Patio awnings for homes, commercial awnings for shops and restaurants, retractable awnings and canopies, sun blinds of all types for both the commercial and domestic markets. Deans are a privately owned blinds and awnings manufacturer who provide the very highest levels of service and quality combined with sensible, sound, advice. All types of sun shade and all weather canopy solutions are supplied in addition to electric interior blinds for skylight lanterns and bifold doors. Our qualification for being the best in this field is based on over 120 years of manufacture and installation of  canopies and blinds products in London and across the UK at factory prices direct from our manufacturing unit in South London.

Deans are main distributors and approved of the Markilux awning range and Pratic all weather cover system.

20 years of the Investors In People training standard, IIP, holders of CHAS, SAFE Contractor and Construction Line health and safety Assurance and founder members of the British Blinds and Shutters Association, BBSA, assure you of the very best expert advice and best value prices.

Manufacturer and Installer since 1894

Since 1894, Deans Blinds and Awnings, who were originally called Deans Blinds of Putney, London, have been synonymous with all types of awnings and blinds. From the simple traditional Victorian shop blind to the latest modern external retractable electric awning or canopy with solar control. The name Deans Blinds and Awnings says it all. We have been manufacturing and installing the highest quality external blinds and sun shading systems for customers since the year 1894! These type of sun shade canopies or structures have been used  for solar control for centuries. Deans have been making these for over 120 years. The latest additions to Deans portfolio of products has been electric blinds for skylight lanterns and bifold doors.

Deans Blinds and Awnings are a London based, owner managed, manufacturing business. The London factory includes a custom graphics department, fabrication and carpentry, meaning 90% of the work is done in-house. Despite being based in London, Deans also manage contracts for their quality awning products nationwide for a number of major retail and brewery chains. Deans are also specified by LEAs and Councils for school installations around the country.


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The benefits of your awning

  • Retractable blinds and awnings reduce indoor temperatures by as much as 20 degrees
  • Patio awnings reduce potential fading of furnishings by as much as 90%
  • Commercial awnings and school awnings reduce unwanted light and solar gain - ideal for nurseries.
  • They protect you and your furnishings from damaging UV rays, glare, sun and heat
  • Awnings add a colourful outdoor ambience that blends with any architectural style
  • Blinds and sun canopoies can add value to your home or business
  • Patio awnings can increase your outdoor living space
  • All weather wind proof awnings are significantly less costly than most permanent structures, it can be like adding an extra room at a fraction of the cost.
  • Awnings usually require no planning applications, but seek advice from your local council if unsure.
  • Awnings provide protection to keep light rain off your terrace, deck, patio, balcony, hot tub, poolside, or driveway

Quality assurance

Quality in blind and awning manufacture is assured in our 12,000 square foot factory in Wandsworth, South London. Right from the most modern, sophisticated, electronically controlled, streamlined retractable cassette motorised awning all the way to traditional Deans Victorian awning and Victorian shop blinds, which are all made for you in our carpenters shop to the same exacting standards the customer demanded back in the 19th Century.

Repairs and renovations

Deans also provide replacement awning fabric and renovation services. You may perhaps be re-branding your awning and want a new colour or graphic, or your old patio awning may be in need of a new fabric to freshen things up. Your exterior blinds may need servicing by an expert from time to time to ensure their safety and reliability.  Deans can arrange this repair and renovation service in London and the home counties.

Expert advice about the product

You deserve the best possible advice on awnings, canopies, and blinds.  With an average length of service of over 19 years at Deans all our staff are well qualified to offer the very best advice about them. Deans are holders of the 18-year Investors In People Certificate.  You may find some of the advice under the Information section helpful in making decisions about  buying blinds and awnings.  You can contact Deans Blinds and Awnings of London for your awning needs for your patio or for business by calling FREE on 0800 919117 for a free quotation.

Safety and the environment

Deans are IIP Investors in People, CHAS health and safety qualification and Constructionline H&S accreditation and Safe Contractor we are proud to re-cycle 100% of waste through "Greener World". All our timber is sourced from approved suppliers


New commercial awnings for Wickford regeneration scheme

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High Street regeneration schemes feature highly on the agenda of a number of forward thinking councils across England and no more so than in the Basildon area including the commuter  town of Wickford, Essex.

A feature of these regeneration schemes is always the retail shop fronts and an integral part of the shop front are  the commercial awnings. On this particular scheme there were a number of shops requiring different specification awnings from the recessed Deans traditional Victorian awning through to the Classic Topas awning by Weinor.   Working with a number the noted architectural practices including  Jan Kattein of London a number of these regeneration schemes have been completed in the recent past in areas as diverse as, Sutton, Tottenham, Lambeth, Cardiff, Croydon and many others.


markilux 990 commercial awning at winerack

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markilix 990 commercial awning

The Markilux 990 end fix retractable commercial awning seen here installed on to a wine rack store.

The 990 is deal for the smaller shop blind specifically where fixings are available at the ends only. Electric and manual options are available and any graphics can be applied in our in house graphics department. 

Wine Rack have been wine, champagne and spirit specialists since 1987. The ethos of the business has been since then to  pride themselves on their range, the knowledge of their teams and exceptional customer service and the same is true today. In the Wine Rack stores   and online you’ll find a range of interesting and unusual wines, champagnes and spirits, in addition to the brands you’d expect.


traditional shop blinds at Walters of Oxford

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traditional commercial awning blind

Walters, the famous exclusive University outfitters in Oxford, have given their High Street frontage a fresh look, whilst retaining the traditional patina of the building, by refurbishing their existing Victorian commercial awnings with new, bold red and white block stripe canvas type covers.

The traditional Victorian awning has been manufactiured in our London factory in the same traditional style since 1894 and no compromises are made in order to retain the integrity of the origoinal product


SHY Zip electric roof lantern blinds

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SHY Zip blinds are the perfect solution for solar and light control for your skylight lantern - operated simply with just the touch of a button.

A number of different roof light and skylight installation electric blinds systems are available and these can be fitted inside or outside the glazed structure to provide the desired level of light ingress and solar control. The extension of living areas in London through underground structures is becoming a feature due to the high cost of land and a skylight lantern is and essential addition to give natural light to the living area


Deans Blinds and Awnings UK LTD
Unit 4
Haslemere ind Estate
Ravensbury Terrace Earlsfield
London SW18 4SE

Tel: 020 8947 8931
Fax: 020 8947 8336

Company registration number - 395298 VAT - 318142774


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