We are proud to have been declared as finalists for the 2019 British Blinds and Shutters Association BBSA Industry Award in the category of “Best External Shading Installation” with our project for Hovarda restaurant. We installed for them two of our unique product, the Greenwich awning, and three bespoke RIB umbrella canopies, all with applied gold leaf branding.
The Greenwich awning is a modern version of a traditional system with the advantage that the awning can be operated either manually, via a gearbox, or electrically, using wireless remote controls. The unique nature of the design means that the awning is immensely strong yet the careful use of modern materials has avoided the more cumbersome look of other pivoting awnings.
The canopies, which are installed at the first floor elevation are a bespoke “umbrella” design for this particular project and were manufactured by us in London utilising our unique RIB® method of construction. The RIB® system uses no nylon nor plastic parts and is entirely constructed from aluminium on to which the awning fabric is stretched and secured without the use of the normal plastic sealing tape, which is notorious for holding dust and dirt.
Graphics for the awnings and canopies are in 22 carat gold leaf which has been digitally produced using our bespoke RAGS® application process which has ensured a sharp and focussed definition of the client logo and text.
The award for which we are categorised measures the efficacy of the project, a measure of the desired or intended result, the technical expertise to carry out the project and the challenges which had to be overcome, and finally the overall aesthetic result.
The British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA), established in 1919, is the only national trade association for companies that manufacture, supply and install interior and exterior blinds, awnings, security grilles and shutters and associated motor and control systems. The Association takes a leading role to ensure high standards of product, service and fair trading throughout the trade. Each member must adhere to a Code of Practice and is kept updated with changes to standards, requirements and best practice via regular communications.