Dutch blinds installed at Chestertons, Kensington


Dutch blinds or Dutch canopies have  been a common on our high streets for many years though it seems the reason for prefix seems to be lost, in fact in some parts of the country it is known as a “French” canopy but then in France they are an “auvent” and in Holland a “luifel” so the real origin would need a Time Team effort to discover. However, in the UK we refer to them as Dutch blinds or Dutch canopies and these are typical examples which we have installed at the Kensington branch of Chestertons . Dutch blinds were originally fabricated in wood with canvas covers we now manufacture our Dutch blinds in powder coated aluminium which removes the need for regular painting.

The special awning covers used today feature UV fading properties  and are also treated with soil resistant coatings to keep their new look for longer.  On this particular installation at Chestertons the use of multiple units presents a striking and recognisable statement on this prominent corner.  We have  also applied graphics  to the canopies through the means of our own  RAGS®  branding process.

Chestertons, in Kensington, are specialists in providing property for sale and lettings in and around the W8 area. The branch deals with a wide range of properties, from stylish period conversions, lateral apartments in sought after mansion blocks to large family houses. Areas of particular note include the ultra exclusive Kensington Palace Gardens, often referred to as “Billionaires Row”, the Phillimore Estate, Duchess of Bedford Estate, and popular garden squares including Kensington Square, Edwards Square and Camden Hill Square.

Kensington is a wealthy district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in the West of central London. The area focus  is Kensington High Street, with  Kensington Gardens nearby. Other significant features include the  Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery and Speke’s monument. Imperial College London and  the Royal College of Music are notable Education establishments and culture is the byword at  the Royal Albert Hall, National Historical Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Science Museum.

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