Traditional awnings with a craftmans touch


Traditional awnings can be a challenge to the awning maker and this example of the craft at The Lobster & Grill Restaurant, Sutton, is no exception. Close study of the images will show an almost serpentine shape to the traditional awnings side arms. It would have been possible to have just put a simple angle into the profile of these arms but that is not Deans Blinds way. Our engineers have faithfully followed the contours of the shop front to give the awning the same traditional craftsman finish our founder, John Dean, would have insisted upon back in the late nineteenth century. The arms of the traditional awnings have been powder coated in our own plant to a white finish contrasting with the grey, hand painted, traditional harvested hardwoods of the awning box and lath. Complex, fine graphics were no problem to our art department who will have reproduced the logo on a CAD design station and the graphics were then applied to the awning fabric through the means of our RAGS® bespoke branding process.

The Lobster & Grill is on an ideal location right next to Sutton station and is a great new addition to the principal town of the London Borough of Sutton. The restaurant is open on weekdays from 7am and on Saturdays and Sundays weekends from 9am. Newly refurbished, the restaurant is now a stylish venue serving a variety of freshly prepared dishes from tasty pastries, breakfasts, lush lunches, huge Sunday platters with  a la Carte options. This versatile venue morphs throughout the day, from a café in the morning, a grill/restaurant from midday becoming the perfect “Live” venue Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.

The route through Sutton to Banstead was, in the eighteenth Century, once a haven for Highwaymen but now it is a thriving commuter town with a large commercial central. the centre area focuses on the pedestrianised High Street which was  formally known as Cock Hill.  Sutton railway station was opened in 1847 and, following this investment and the  new fast link to central London, Sutton’s population more than doubled between 1851 and 1861, establishing the village as a town.

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