Patio Awnings & Garden Canopies – wide choice and totally customisable
Patio & Garden awning solutions – make the most of your outdoor space with our wide range of retractable, fixed or stand alone solutions
Deans Blinds of Putney, London are one of the UK’s largest suppliers of patio awning and canopy solutions to UK home owners. For many decades, we have been delivering awning solutions to home owners that are made to the highest build quality. We have an extensive product range that includes the full Markilux range. Our Sales Team have an extensive knowledge of all the Markilux products and can give advice where it is needed
For home owners with gardens or terraces, we offer a wide choice of patio awnings and canopies, from traditional to contemporary that will allow you to enjoy your outdoor space throughout the year. Our patio awnings and canopies include remote operation retractable awnings, fixed solutions and stand-alone all weather bio-climatic systems like the Pratic Opera and Vision which offers cutting-edge smart technology.
Patio awnings from design to manufacture – create an outdoor living room in your garden
At Deans, we have manufacture quality patio awning and canopy solutions. Each awning is hand-built to your exact specifications and styling choices. The wide range of products combined with the level of customisation give you unparalleled choice.
We have a wide range of colour options and patterns for fabrics, we can even match a bespoke pattern with our RAGs Branding. The metalwork can be powder-coated to match any RAL colour and the wood offers many stained options. We also have a wide range of stylistic finishes like valances, finials and operation.
With all that styling available, you can really customise your patio awning or canopy to your exact taste and make a statement with your new ‘outdoor’ room. And further to that, your patio awning will be British-made to the highest manufacturing standards.
Six key considerations in choosing an awning for your garden
The style of your patio awning or canopy is a key decision you have to make in terms of look and feel. Whether your perfect awning is traditional or contemporary – we have the range. Sometimes there are practical considerations why certain awning and canopy solutions may work better structurally. We are on hand with professional advice to help you make the best choice.
2. British Made Awnings
Deans Blinds are proud that all our classic patio awnings are British made. Each patio awning or canopy is hand-built in our London workshop. We use high-grade hardwood timber to manufacture our housings. The arms and brackets are steel-forged to exact specifications including any curvature. Finishes provide an additional level of resilience. All our metalwork is powder-coated and timber-work is hand-treated. Fabrics are solution-dyed to improve resistance to weather and extend the life span.
3. The Weather
The British weather is one of the key considerations for terrace and patio awnings. Trying to ensure an all weather outdoor experience through the seasons is key to enjoying your outdoor space and creating another living area. Our range of retractable awnings are a popular solution for a terrace and come with remote or manual operation. All our patio awning solutions are robust and are built to handle wind speeds of 8 on the Beaufort scale.
4. Totally Customisable
Your patio awning is a key statement in your new ‘outdoor’ living room and there are several considerations that will allow you to create your style. Firstly, the style, whether that’s contemporary or traditional, then we have the colour choices for fabric, metalwork and wood-stain – and if your imagination is truly fired, you can even have your own design printed on the fabric. Then of course there are the accessories. Valance, finials, fixings and brackets and last but not least, the operation which can be manual, fixed or remote-controlled.
5. Making an ‘Outdoor’ living space
Maximising your garden space has become increasingly popular and important. Creating another room in your home allows you to expand your living space, especially in the summer months. We have a number of stylish patio awning solutions for both large or smaller spaces. We have fixed and retractable awnings, free-standing modular systems, plus accessories like jumbrellas and directional infra-red heaters, which use 30% less energy than gas or quartz radiating heaters.
Sustainability is important to us and we try to ensure that the materials we use come from a sustainable source with the correct accreditations. We also have a dedicated Environmental Manager and their role is to ensure all staff adhere to our environmental policy, both at work and on site.
Did you know Deans manufactured the first ever awning in 1894
John Dean founded Deans Awnings in the 1890s. He pioneered the original awning design, the Deans Awning, which has continued to maintain its popularity for 130 years. The Deans Awning was an instant success with traders and retailers and the design has remained with only changes to materials and finishes. Although originally manufactured for commercial use, patio awnings and canopies have become an important features of gardens across the UK, allowing us to enjoy the summer months to the full.