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Deans history spans three centuries as the leading UK manufacturer and installer of blinds and awnings. The company was founded in London by a policeman’s son, Tom Dean, in 1894 and was later taken over by his brother John. John Dean started out making canvas bags, which were in great demand as water carriers by the British forces across the Victorian Empire, especially in South Africa during the Boer War.

Between the two world wars Deans became well known nationally, not only as a major force in blind making but also the owner was chairman of the local Fulham football club during its inter war heyday.

The company is still privately owned and the current owners are just as enthusiastically and directly involved as the family ever were.

Today, Deans manufacture and install a wide range of awnings and blinds including patio awnings, commercial awnings and shop blinds, canopies and many other types of sun  shade products from their 12,000 square foot factory in Wandsworth, south-west London. The operation of these external blinds vary from the most sophisticated electronically controlled automated types to those same Traditional Victorian awning produced  long ago. We also now install the very latest bifold door blinds and skylight lantern blinds as well.

Deans has always been supportive of the blinds, shades and shutters industry and has been closely involved with the British Blinds and Shutters Association since its inception and was a founder member in 1919. Download the BBSA code of practice here.

Deans believe that its employees are key to their continued success and a National Training Award Commendation in 1991 was followed up in 1993 by Deans becoming one of the first UK companies to achieve the prestigious Investors In People standard confirming their commitment to quality and training; This award has been re-confirmed 6 times since 1993. CHAS, Safe Contractor  and Construction Line Health and Safety certificates endorse Dean’s commitment to the safety of it’s staff and customers.

You can contact Deans by calling the company at 020 8947 8931 for advice or a FREE quotation.