Renovating awnings

Recovering awnings, renovating awnings and other repairs  is an important service which Deans offer to all new and existing customers. Recovering awnings and renovating awnings is a cost effective way of preserving your existing awning by changing  the appearance  or even creating a complete graphics and colour change when circumstances demand, for example,  when there is a change of ownership.

These traditional awnings at Côte restaurant branches in Westbourne Grove and Tavistock Street, London, are typical examples where our traditional skills enabled us to cost effectively renovate them  by replacing the timber front  laths and tackers.  We used  new hardwood timbers which, naturally , we obtain only from harvested renewable sources. Even the paint we used to match to the corporate Côte colours is selected for its water based environmentally sensitive properties.

Côte is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, championing relaxed all-day dining and serving authentic French classics made from great quality, fresh ingredients. On the menu, you will find brasserie favourites such as steak frites, tuna Niçoise and moules marinières; for dessert, Côte’s crème caramel and crème brûlée are house specialities. The wine list displays an in-depth knowledge and features reasonably priced wines from a variety of producers across France.

North of what is now Westbourne Grove was Westbourne Farm which was the home, between 1815 – 1817, of the actress Sarah Siddons, who lived there with her daughter. The Farm was at the point where the Harrow Road, the Westway and the canal converge. Mrs Siddons was buried at St Mary’s Church, the main church of Paddington, on Paddington Green, where her grave can still be seen.

In the early 19th century, the street was the location of many fashionable shops, such as are now to be found in Bond Street. The congregation of rich carriages there was said to be one of the great sights of London at this time. It then became a centre of publishing of periodicals such as Country Life (no 8, designed in 1904 by Edwin Lutyens), The Stage and Vanity Fair.The auction business Sotheby’s started there as a bookseller


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