We first started crafting our Deans shop blinds and shop awnings in 1894. They have gone on to become icons on the British high street and instantly recognised all over the world. Back in the 19th century, the Deans shop awning, also referred to as a shop blind, was seen as the perfect product for the variable British weather and is still the only awning that may be confidently used in all but the most severe weather conditions.
Our shop awnings are Manufactured in our own London factory by expert craftsmen; in the same manner they were in Victorian times, over 130 years ago. The timeless design of shop awnings and shop blinds means that they fit well in both classic and contemporary settings. Stylish shop awnings have superb durability and provide great branding opportunities to ensure your business has a professional and stylish fascia.
Deans still craft the wooden Victorian shop awning boxes in traditional style in their London traditional carpentry shop. The boxes are constructed from hardwood sourced from approved harvested forests and receive a primer, followed by an undercoat and appropriate coats of hand applied high grade environmentally safe paint.
Special orders are taken for timber in specific woods e.g. oak, if required.
Black, powder coated iron shop awning arms are formed by our own engineers to follow the contours of the building; these link the awning to the wall via cast iron sockets called “Canons”. There are various ways of operating the awning including automated control.
We have the knowledge and skills to replicate any awning from a Victorian or Edwardian era to provide an authentic finish to a serious restoration project on shop, restaurant or even a special private house.