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Patio Awnings and External Blinds from London's best known Manufacturer and Installer


domestic exterior sunblind

Patio awnings are a fairly recent phenomenon

in the UK despite having been in vogue in Continental Europe for many years.

Some of the oldest depictions of external sunshades can be seen in  paintings from the Italian masters centuries ago. Wikipedia has good content on awnings.

You can see lots more on our home site here.

Awnings from Deans - call us now to find out more 020 8947 8931

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

Today retractable awnings are becoming a much more common site in the UK and products such as Markilux and Weinor patio awnings and the Deans Traditional Victorian patio awning are being used to extend entertainment areas from our sitting rooms out on to the patio. These quality shade structures can either be manual or electrically operated and increasing fully automated controls systems . External sunblinds for patios are steadily becoming popular.

Awnings offer several benefits to a home. Having a patio awning makes your patio or deck feel like an outdoor room. You can enjoy the view and spending time outdoors in the fresh air, while staying protected from the direct sun and rain. Many homeowners find they use the terrace more often after installing a deck awning or patio cover.

Deans Blinds offer several options to fit the decor of your home and your personal preferences. Home awnings are available in several shapes, colors and fabrics. Browse our online catalog to see the various patio cover styles that are available.

Our awnings are produced in our London factory by skilled employees, many of whom have been assembling these products for 20 years or more. The manufacture of these products is done in partnership with some of the most renowned European manufacturers and Deans are an accredited installers for Lewens, Markilux and Pratic All weather patio awnings.

Products supplied by Deans

On this site you will find links to all types of awnings from the most sophisticated electric awnings with automated climate control to the traditional Deans Victorian awning still manufactured to the same patterns as that by the original staff employed by John Dean more than a century ago.

We do not employ high pressure sales staff; when you ask a Deans awning representative to call, he/she will be an employee of Deans trained to a high level and our sales staff have an average length of service with Deans of over fifteen years.

Benefits of Patio Awnings and Canopies from Deans

  • Patio Awnings and Canopies can control the amount of light indoors.
  • They reduces both indoor and outdoor temperatures by as much as 20 degrees.
  • Patio Awnings and Canopies protect people and furnishings from damaging UV rays, glare, sun and heat.
  • They add a colourful touch of style that fuses with any architectural style.
  • Electric Awnings and Canopies add property value to your home or business.
  • They increase your outdoor living space.
  • All weather awnings are significantly less costly than most permanent construction, and it's like adding an extra room.
  • They provide protection to keep rain off your barbeque, deck, patio, balcony, hot tub or poolside

Call the experts – call Deans Blinds and Awnings for your patio awning today 020 8947 8931

Product brochure downloads

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Patio awning which can handle Beaufort scale 10 wind force

All Weather Awning

The Deans all weather patio awning from Deans by Pratic will withstand almost all the weather our climate can throw at it. Rain proof and wind proof, your barbeque need never be spoiled.



Markilux Model 6000

Markilux 6000 patio awning_t

Winning the 2006 awning design award, the model 6000 is the true "Rolls Royce" of awnings or, with it's German heritage perhaps we should say "Mercedes Benz". With arm sizes up to 4.00 meters and heaters and lights as options.This is real luxury.



Markilux Model 1650

Markilux m1550 patio awning with lights

Lights in the front rail of this awning give it a unique advantage. Combine the awning with lighting or heating options to enhance your outdoor living


The Markilux Model 990

Markilux 990 patio awning


This is designed for smaller installations where only end fixing is available - choose the model 990 where you only need a width up to 5.00 meters but still want the advantage of a full cassette


For the traditional home

Traditional awning

Deans still make the traditional Victorian awning in the same way our craftsmen learnt from our founder John Deans nearly 120 years ago. Seasoned harvested timbers are used and all are from renewable sources.



For smaller glazed areas

markilux 730 drop arm awning

For maximum shade for minimal outlay the model Markilux M700 series pivot arm awning is light enough to fit on the conservatory and is ideal for the smaller window.




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