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Patio awnings, commercial awnings and electric blinds

Click here for Patio Awnings for homes  OR   click here for Commercial Awnings for shops and restaurants,

We manufacture and install 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 installed 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 distributors and factory trained installers of Markilux awnings, Weinora awnings and Lewens awning ranges and the Pratic all weather pergola cover system. This has involved our installation teams visiting our partners factories in Germany and Italy for all the latest.

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. We are also strong advocates of the Make it Safe blind cords campaign in the formation of which our Managing Director played a direct role.

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 commercial 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 canopies 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




Retractable commercial awning at Pasta Remoli in Finsbury Pk

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Retractable Commercial awning in Finsbury Park

Here is a picture that Simone, the owner of Pasta Remoli has taken and uploaded to his facebook page.  This is their second location next to Finsbury Park, the first being in Westfield Stratford.  We were able to help them complete the look of this new restaurant/deli by supplying the Kenley retractable commercial awning in black with fabric matching perfectly to their menus and signwriting in an exact colour match a.  Simone is very passionate about his Italian heritage and family cooking of fresh pasta with ingredients direct from Italy.  The awning is lovely compliment to the restaurant.


Wetlook canopies are still available

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wetlook dutch canopy

Back in the 1980's and 1990's we could hardly move in our factory for wetlook canopies of all shapes and sizes - gone but not entirely forgotten - if this is still your "thang" then we'll make one for you. 

Biggest advantage is they are easy to clean and can take any amount of vinyl graphics - just ask us if you feel like going retro.


All weather commercial awning Road Trip & The Workshop

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All weather awning Road Trip

Paul from The Roadtrip and Workshop called us out to his business as he had seen our work at Hoxton Arches where we had fitted a Pratic All Weather commercial awning to a bar/restaurant and he felt this would be ideal for his own establishment.

When we arrived to site survey he already had 3 awnings fitted that were in a pretty poor state mainly due to the fact that strong winds tended to blow straight into his outside eating area which caused him loss of business when the weather was poor.

He wanted something that would keep his customers happy and now we have completed fitting of the Pratic he is over the moon with the results and already this weekend it has been used by his customers.  All in all another satisfactory fitting by the Deans fitting teams


Smythsons and Deans share over 120 years of history

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Victorian traditional commercial awning

Smythsons, with a 125 year heritage share the same feelings about traditional quality as Deans Blinds have during their own 121 year history. Their Bond Street store has been enhanced by the installation of two of Deans finest traditional Victorian awnings.


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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