Traditional awnings in Kensington


Traditional awnings, just like the fine wines sold here by The Huntsworth Wine Co. in Kensington, will always last the test of time. Deans have been making these traditional awnings for 126 years (it was our birthday in August!) and we still make them in the same way’  with a hardwood box, carefully painted to match the client specification, and robust steel arms in Victorian black. There are some differences however; we now insist on only harvested wood sources, the paints we use are water based (unlike the lead based paints of the 19th century) and the traditional arms are powder coated to a resilient finish in our own powder coating facility.  This particular traditional awning has been further enhanced by the tasteful branding which has been applied to awning valance through the use of our special RAGS® branding process which has ensured accurate colour reproduction and a sharp graphic outline. The fabric cover has been  are treated to be both UV and soil resistant which will ensure a long lasting appearance and both of these properties are accomplished through the means of environmentally safe applications.

The Huntsworth Wine Company is a classic, truly independent, wine merchant, offering wines from across the globe, and specialising in Bordeaux and perfectly mature Grand Cru Classé at sensible of prices. Their shop is in the heart of Kensington, just south of Notting Hill Gate and they mainly look after private individuals who share their interest and love of good, great and exciting wines.

The manor of Kensington in the county of Middlesex, was one of several hundred granted by King William the Conqueror (1066-1089) to Geoffrey de Montbray (or Mowbray), Bishop of Coutances in Normandy. Today, more than 1000 years later, Kensington is the home of such noted places as  Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens; the Royal Albert Hall opposite the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park; the Royal College of Music; the Natural History Museum; the Science Museum; the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Olympia Exhibition Hall is just over the western border in West Kensington.

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