Tag: Awnings

Simplicity with style at Johns of Instow

Author: Deans Admin | Date: 17 Apr 2021

Our awning installations are often quite dazzling in their complexity and competitors  ask themselves – just how did Deans do that? However, on occasion, a job is completed even we take a step back ourselves and just say “wow!” This installation of four Deans Greenwich commercial awnings at the Johns […]

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Recovering the awnings at Northern Goldsmiths

Author: Deans Admin | Date: 12 Apr 2021

The recovering of awnings is a cost effective way of giving your awning a fresh look and return it to the pristine appearance it had when first installed. A perfect example can be seen on this installation at the beautiful Northern Goldsmiths building in Newcastle. The recovering of awnings is […]

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Awnings refurbishment at Le Pont de la Tour

Author: Deans Admin | Date: 30 Mar 2021

The renovation  and recovering of awnings is an essential element of the service Deans offer to their customers. A perfect example of this is the awning installation seen at Pont de la Tour restaurant, located on the Thames with stunning views of Tower Bridge.  Le Pont de la Tour have […]

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Traditional Deans Awnings at The Roebuck

Author: Deans Admin | Date: 13 Mar 2021

Deans Traditional Awnings, installed here at the Roebuck, are a perfect complement to our history. The beautiful building was constructed on Great Dover Street in the 1890’s at about the same time as John Dean was establishing his blinds business, Deans Blinds of Putney. The four awnings follow the same […]

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Traditional awnings with Junction covers

Author: Deans Admin | Date: 08 Mar 2021

Fitting junction covers to  Deans Traditional Awnings, when installed in multiple units, is the craftsman’s way of ensuring continuous cover to patrons socialising outside in fair or less fair weather. These six Deans Traditional Awnings which we have installed on the sophisticated 108 Brasserie on Welbeck Street, Marylebone, have all […]

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Rags® branding on Traditional awnings

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 24 Jan 2021

RAGS® branding has been used to apply the amusing Tonteria logo on the  two Traditional Deans awnings we have recently installed at the Tonteria night Club in the Knightsbridge,  Sloane Square Hotel. RAGS® is a system of graphics branding we have developed at our London facility which enables us to […]

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Project completion at Sunnydown

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 19 Jan 2021

These Classic folding arm awnings have recently been installed at the Sunnydown school in Whyteleafe, Surrey, completing our ongoing project. They are in addition to the RIB® Apex entrance canopy which we had already installed last year. The Classic folding arm awning is available in widths up to 13.50 meters […]

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The Greenwich Awning® for Cafés and Restaurants

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

The Greenwich awning® is one of our most popular awnings systems and is perfect for use on street cafes, bars  and restaurants. The Greenwich Awning® has been developed by our in-house design team and is manufactured entirely in our London workshop. The Greenwich  awning has clean elegant lines that are […]

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Greenwich awning with sliding arms

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

What looks like a conventional, simple, awning we have just installed at the Little Teahouse in Greenwich is, in fact quite interesting. For a start the awning itself is called the Deans Greenwich awning as a consequence of it being manufactured in this very same borough of London. This Greenwich […]

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Rib® apex entrance canopy at Sunnydown School

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 19 Jan 2021

This new RIB® Apex style entrance canopy, has been installed recently at the Sunnydown special school in Caterham, Surrey. This type of Apex entrance canopy serves both to draw attention to the venue entrance and to shelter visitors. The Apex canopy has been constructed using the aforementioned RIB® system, which […]

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Classic Commercial awning for Rolleston Gallery

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 19 Jan 2021

To have a large expanse of cover with an awning it is imperative that you specify a robust commercially rated system. This Classic commercial awning we have installed at The Rolleston Gallery is one such example where a large area in front of the business needed to be covered in […]

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Rib® Wedge canopies at Signorelli

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

Five RIB® Wedge canopies have been installed by us at Signorelli in the East Village, East London. Of particular note with this RIB® Wedge canopy installation is the precise way that the canopies have been  fitted within the window reveals, creating an uncluttered appearance in tune with the sophistication of […]

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Classic Dutch canopies with practical style

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

Residential canopies and awnings are a speciality product from  Deans and, in addition to our own in house designs,  we are authorised UK installers of many of all the  most sophisticated systems available in the UK. Our installers have been specially trained in the unique features of all our many systems. […]

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The Deans Traditional Awning – A work of art

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

Within the blinds and awnings industry the Deans traditional awning is, in its own way, a work of art. From the crafted hardwood used in the construction of the traditional awning box, which has been patiently hand painted, through to the perfect alignment of the authentic galvanised cover tacks there […]

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Rib® Wedge canopies at Noorjahan II

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

These RIB® Wedge canopies, installed here at the Noorjahan II Restaurant in Sussex place, London, are in a  style which creates a Parisian ambience seen more commonly on the streets of the French capital. The RIB® wedge canopies have been specially constructed to extend around the building in this continental […]

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Deans Victorian Awnings – The Original!

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

Deans Victorian awnings have been manufactured by us in much the same way since the company was founded in 1894. Using the very same casting patterns to produce stronger, forged, components and manufacturing methods, unchanged by time, the Deans Victorian is not just a replica, it is “the real thing”. […]

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Rib® Wedge canopies at La Gelatiera

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

RIB® Wedge canopies by Deans have a simple yet stylish look and can be of simple single element construction or, as here at  La Gelatiera in East walk of custom bespoke design. In this case we have specially constructed the RIB® wedge canopies to extend around the building in an […]

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Commercial folding arm awnings at The Blue Posts

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

These two Markilux Model 1600 commercial folding arm  awnings, installed at The Blue Posts, Kingley Street, have been boldly branded in the logo style of the client to make a clear visual statement. The branding has been carried out using Deans unique RAGS® graphic process which can handle logos of […]

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Traditional shop blinds at The Farmhouse

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

Deans original shop blinds have been made in almost  the same traditional way they have since we started manufacture back in 1894. However, today we are able to take advantage of some modern technology without compromising the traditional  look of the Deans original shop blinds which our clients value so […]

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Classic folding arm awning at Motcombs

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

This large Classic folding arm awning installed at Motcombs restaurant on Motcomb Street in Belgravia has given guests of the restaurant to enjoy their refreshment outside the restaurant and occupy themselves with the time honoured pursuit of people watching. The Classic folding arm awning is available in widths up to […]

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Classic original shop blinds for Mikkeller

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

Deans original shop blinds have been made in virtually  the same way they have since we started back in 1894. However, today we are able to take advantage of some modern technology without compromising the traditional  look of Deans original shop blinds which our clients value so much . The […]

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Dutch blinds installed at the Kensington branch of Chestertons

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

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” […]

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The Kenley Commercial awning, Wimbledon

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

The Kenley commercial awning is Deans’ Premier cassette awning system, available in over 300 fabric colourways both plain or striped, as in this example seen here at the popular Light On The Common restaurant in Wimbledon. The fresh canary yellow design chosen for this Kenley commercial awning has been used […]

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Traditional awnings in Kensington

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

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 […]

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Greenwich Traditional style awnings for Hai Di Lao

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

Traditional style awnings have an important place on many of our historic shopping streets and this site at the famous Trocadero building, where the Hai Di Lao  is located, is fairly typical. For these traditional style awnings we have used our Greenwich awning®. An all British  design  we have created […]

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Markilux awnings refurbished at Unicorn School Beckenham

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Feb 2021

Renovating awnings is a major part of Deans’ business and customers who come back to us time after time for this sort of work have been a staple of Deans work since we first started to blinds and awnings  back in the 1800s. This job at the Unicorn Primary School […]

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Greenwich Awnings® for Geo Café in Caversham

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

Greenwich Awnings® have been created by us to provide the  an ideal awning for the smaller installation; they are especially suitable where there is an element of historical interest associated with the building. especially where the building has some historic significance. The elegant, yet uncluttered, lines of our Greenwich Awnings® […]

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Wedge style Rib® canopies, Haringtons, Maidenhead

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

Wedge style RIB® canopies are one of the Deans products which are being used in the refurbishment of a number of Haringtons hair stylists around the south of England. The  modern design of Wedge style RIB® canopies provides a  rigid structure and the opportunity for clear branding on its flat […]

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Powder coated awnings for Haringtons Beaconsfield

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

Powder coated awnings in special colours is a sevice we can offer at Deans through the use of our in house powder coating facility. Awnings are, of course, powder coated as standard for a robust finish but, by having our own in-house facility, we are able to offer customers  any […]

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Traditional Residential Awnings

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

Traditional residential awnings is a phrase which can almost be seen as an anachronism in these times of automation and remote control. However, at Deans we retain the skills and expertise to provide awnings of a traditional nature but with a modern twist. Traditional residential awnings of the type shown […]

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Kenley commercial awnings for The Bedford Hotel

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

These three Kenley commercial awnings, which  we have recently installed at the well known  Bedford pub and music venue in Balham have been powder coated in our own plant to a client specified RAL reference to match the refurbished facia. The green awning fabric covers  have received branding and a smart […]

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Panel Canopies, a simples awning solution

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

Panel canopies, like the one installed here at the Norfolk Street Bakery, present a simple, yet stylish, contemporary solution for shop fronts which may not have suitable fixings for heavier canopies or awnings. Panel canopies create a  branding opportunity, which boldly highlights the business name. The client branding here has […]

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Kenley commercial awning at The Photobook Café

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

This Kenley commercial awning, which we have recently installed at the Photobook cafe in Leonard Circus, Central London, is an example of how a large area may be covered by an awning, of the right commercial quality, in one unbroken span. Clearly, to achieve this the awning has to be […]

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Outside dining solutions

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

The recent COVID-19 pandemic  has required businesses to take a imaginative  look at how they will react to the need for social distancing. Outside dining and entertaining are clearly one option for maintaining business levels whilst still complying with new regulations. Restaurants and other leisure industries  have already had to […]

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Spring is a great time to choose your new awning

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

Spring is an excellent  time to reflect on how best we might make use of our homes and so many of us have been doing odd jobs around that we previously had no time for. Recent sunny weather has also meant more time spent in the garden and many barbeques […]

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Markilux and Deans – Awning partners for over 30 Years

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

Markilux and Deans have enjoyed a partnership in the UK stretching back for over thirty years and we are accredited suppliers and installers of the entire comprehensive Markilux awning range.  The Markilux range of awnings extends across a wide range of domestic solar control from small pivoting awnings, such as […]

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22 Carat Traditional awnings for George Hotel, Cheltenham

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Gold leaf has been used for bespoke branding to the valances of these two  traditional awnings installed by us on the elegant George Hotel in Cheltenham. The 22 carat Gold Leaf has been expertly created, using our unique RAGS® branding process and  hand applied, by our skilled in house applicator.  […]

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SQ2 recessed commercial awning at José Pizarro’s

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

The SQ2 recessed commercial awning is a brand of awning which we have developed for installation into new or refurbished shopfronts where the need for an integrated appearance is preferred.  The Deans  SQ2 recessed commercial awning has a number of similarities with other commercial awnings of this type but with […]

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The Deans shop awnings at The Alpaca Islington

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

The Deans shop awnings, as seen here on the new Alpaca pub on the Essex Road in Islington, provide a multitude of benefits. They are at one time an aesthetic statement on a traditional building, a shelter for customers enjoying the outdoors and a reminder of how the street would […]

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Shop blinds installed at The Butcher’s Hook in Fulham

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Shop blinds have been traditionally installed on butchers shops and often these shop blinds are actually referred to as “butchers blinds”. The description of the shop blinds  on this Fulham public house is particularly apt as it is the popular Butcher’s Hook on Fulham Road in South West London. It can be […]

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The Marlesbury awning for All Bar One, Covent Garden

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

The  Marlesbury awning, installed here at the Henrietta Street branch of All Bar One, has an additional feature in its use of our Deco Box which is styled with shaped end cheeks; a common site on awnings in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The arms of the Marlesbury awning have […]

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Traditional Deans shop blinds at Eastcheap Records

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Traditional Deans shop blinds have been installed by us  on this fine old Eastcheap venue and have been recessed in such a  way that they appear as though they have always belonged there. Our expert surveyors have ensured that these traditional Deans shop blinds fit neatly within the shop front […]

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Greenwich Awnings® for Story Coffee

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Greenwich Awnings® are a design of our own and they are an ideal awning for the smaller installation.  The simple, yet elegant, lines of our Greenwich Awnings® are perfectly suited to boutiques, hotels and historic buildings and can be operated either manually, via a gearbox, or electrically, using wireless remote […]

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Deans shop blinds for Windfall, Battersea

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Deans shop blinds have been a familiar sight on our high streets since the late nineteenth Century and Deans Blinds, founded in  1894, have for all this time been a primary manufacturer and installer of this iconic awning. The Deans shop blind  is still constructed to the same timeless standards […]

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SQ2 recessed commercial awnings at Spitalfields

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Recessed SQ2 commercial awnings are the smartest awning solution when your up market city venue is having a complete shop front refurbishment. The Deans  SQ2 recessed commercial awning is unique amongst similar products in that the front profile has been designed to merge completely with the shopfront facia. With this […]

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Parasol refurbishment for The Old Thameside Inn

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Parasol refurbishment and awning recovers are a cost effective way to protect your long term investment and gain maximum commercial benefit from the resource. This parasol refurbishment has been carried out at the famous Mitchells and Butlers pub, The Old Thameside Inn, located alongside the River Thames and adjacent to the replica […]

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Traditional awnings with a craftsman touch

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

Traditional awnings can be a challenge to the awning maker and this example of the craft at The Lobster & Grill Restaurant, Sutton, is no exception. Close study of the images will show an almost serpentine shape to the traditional awnings side arms. It would have been possible to have […]

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Panel canopies for Le Cordon Bleu

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Panel canopies by Deans are a simple, contemporary and cost effective solution for shop fronts which require a fixed permanent three-dimensional sign system which emphasises a particular elevation or feature on the building. At the new Cordon Bleu Head Office on Fleet Street in Central London the panel canopies we […]

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Deans Traditional awnings for Pomona’s, Paddington

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Deans traditional awnings have been supplied by us to Pomona’s, the popular restaurant located on Hereford Road in London’s Paddington area. These stunning awnings are exceptionally large for this type of product but, through the use of  the very best harvested hard woods in the construction of the awning boxes, […]

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Rib® Wedge canopies in Chelsea Harbour

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

RIB® Wedge canopies by Deans have a simple yet stylish look but one the RIB® Wedge canopies, seen here at the Colefax and Fowler premises in Chelsea Harbour, has a surprisingly novel feature. One canopy has been recessed so that the left side of the canopy aligns perfectly with the […]

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Kenley commercial awning for Mother Kelly’s Stratford

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

These two Kenley awnings have been installed at the latest location for the growing chain of Mother Kelly’s beer and wine emporium.  The Kenley awning is one of the  strongest of our significant range of retractable folding awnings  and these particular units have been powder coated in our own plant […]

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Traditional restaurant awnings for Franco’s

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Traditional restaurant awnings have helped businesses  to adapt to the changing demands of well travelled diners who have travelled abroad and experienced the pleasures of eating and drinking outdoors and want to enjoy this experience when they visit their favourite eating place at home. Traditional restaurant awnings by Deans have […]

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Eight canopies renovated for The Dorchester Hotel

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Renovating canopies or awnings can be as basic as installing one  new cover on a residential patio awning or providing new covers and renovating the frames of the eighty Dutch style canopies which can be seen from Park Lane and are located on the frontage of the iconic Dorchester Hotel. […]

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Rib® Wedge canopy at Parquet Flooring NW11

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

This RIB® Wedge canopy, we have recently installed at The Parquet Flooring Company in Golders Green, North London presents an ideal unencumbered flat surface on which to apply the customers striking graphic design. This has been achieved through the use of our bespoke branding process which we call the RAGS® […]

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Deans Traditional shop awnings for Savills

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Traditional Deans shop awnings have been supplied by us to Savills the Estate Agents for a number of years and these two shop awnings we have installed at the Barnes branch of Savills are typical of these sites. The shop awning boxes are painted, using environmentally safe water based paint, […]

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Panel canopies for Chris Dyson Architects

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Panel canopies are an interesting, yet intriguingly simple solution for providing shade signage to buildings on multiple elevations and where there is little in the form of substrates to provide a fixing. These panel canopies, which we have recently installed at the Chris Dyson Architects in Commercial Street, Spitalfields, central […]

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Markilux 990 and Deans shop blinds for Brewmaster

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Traditional Deans shop blinds and Markilux 990 awnings have been installed here at the Greene King Brewmaster pub site in Cranborne Street, Central London and they demonstrate how modern and traditional awning systems can be combined effectively on one site. The traditional shop blinds have been installed on the street […]

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Traditional Deans shop blinds at Ember Yard

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

These two Traditional Deans shop blinds demonstrate particularly the skills employed by our factory craftsmen who, through the traditional skills employed in  timber “springing” have been able to maintain a flat front profile for the front awning laths despite the great length on these particular shop blinds. Deans have built […]

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Kenley retractable commercial awning – Waterstones

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

The Kenley retractable commercial awning is frequently specified for corporate clients who require a robust retractable commercial awning system which can extend across larger widths. This  Kenley retractable commercial awning we have recently installed at the Bridport Hill branch of Waterstones has been powder coated in our own plant to […]

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Recessed commercial awnings for The Good Fairy

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Recessed commercial awnings are the neatest awning solution when you are having a complete shop front refurbishment and it is a good idea  to involve the Deans Design Team at an early stage to ensure a sufficient substrate is available for a recessed commercial awning. The Deans  SQ2 recessed commercial […]

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Deans shop blinds Bentley and Skinner

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

These five Traditional Deans shop blinds have been recently installed by us at the Bentley and Skinner Flagship store on Piccadilly in Central London. The shop blinds have been decorated with the well known Bentley and Skinner type-style through the means of the RAGS® branding process; a system  which has […]

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Traditional Deans shop blinds – Sekforde

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

Traditional Deans shop blinds are not just for shops! The name has remained since we started to install these shop blinds in London back in the nineteenth century but the design has also become synonymous with other types of Victorian establishments, such as public houses. The job here at The […]

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Kenley commercial awning for Itsu Restaurant

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 21 Jan 2021

This Kenley commercial awning which we have recently installed at the Notting Hill branch of Itsu Restaurant has been powder coated in our own plant in the special corporate Itsu colour to match the awning fabric which has also been especially sourced for this long standing client of ours. The […]

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Signature awning – The Station House Pub

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 22 Jan 2021

The Signature awning by Deans is  the  strongest  of our folding-arm awnings range. On this large Signature awning, installed on the Station buildings in West London, the awning frame has an integrated cover board thereby ensuring the fabric cover is enclosed within its own housing which provides complete fabric protection […]

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Traditional awnings for Coach and Horses

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 22 Jan 2021

Traditional is one word you can really associate with both Deans Blinds and Shepherd Neame. Though this traditional brewer is two hundred years older than us our one hundred and thirty years still qualifies Deans as a true Traditional blind maker. This traditional Deans shop blind, which we have just […]

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Markilux 990 commercial awnings – The Hop Pole

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

Markilux 990 commercial awnings are a small and compact manual or electric  awnings system, ideal for installation to either wall or soffit. The front profile fits snugly into the cassette, when retracted, providing a weatherproof seal. Markilux 990 commercial awnings are kept rigid, when extended, via bionic tendon elbow joints […]

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Markilux 730 cafe awnings at Story, St John’s Hill

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

These markilux 730 square cassetted pivot awnings  installed at Story Coffee in St John’s Hill are a neat solution to providing shade and a focal recognition point for the business. Whilst not suitable for very large widths the Markilux 730 awning has a number of special advantages not the least […]

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Rib® Wedge canopy – Cheshire Oaks

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

This RIB® wedge canopy by Deans has been installed at The Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet located on the Wirral, Cheshire. The RIB® wedge canopy is constructed using our bespoke  system of manufacture which is a rigid assembly technique, unique to us. This particular  canopy demonstrates the extreme rigidity of construction […]

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Restaurant awnings restoration at Spaghetti House

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

Restaurant awnings restauration is a key element of Deans work and 130 years of experience has given us the skills and experience to tackle virtually any type of awning, whether traditional or modern.  This complex job at the Spaghetti House flagship restaurant on Goodge Street in Fitzrovia is a fine example […]

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Greenwich awnings for Wahlburgers, Covent Garden

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Feb 2021

Greenwich awnings are a modern version of a traditional system with the advantage that the awning can be operated either manually, via a gearbox, or electrically, using wireless remote controls.  These two Greenwich awnings which we have installed at the new Wahlburgers in Covent Garden have an unusual feature in […]

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Rib® Wedge canopy at Rudd’s, Blackfriars

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

RIB® wedge canopies are a popular design of commercial canopies due to their rigid structure and the opportunity for clear branding on the flat surfaces. This RIB® wedge canopy we have installed at  Rudd’s Bar, Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4 is constructed using our bespoke  system of manufacture, which is […]

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Commercial awnings installed in Stratford

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

These two Kenley commercial awnings have been installed at the new Chop Shop Restaurant in East Village, Stratford East, London. The Kenley awning has been a first line commercial awning of Deans for over twenty five years and continues to be a play a significant role in  the commercial awning market. […]

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Gold Leaf awnings application – The Fox Club

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

Gold Leaf and gilt decoration is not confined solely to historic monuments and the bindings of precious books. In this case the branding on this traditional Deans   awning has been applied by our craftsman to provide dignity and longevity to the fabric on this fine old establishment, The Fox Club […]

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Greenwich restaurant awning at L’Amandine Cafe

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

This Greenwich restaurant awning,  which we have installed at the popular L ‘Amandine coffee and sandwich shop in Parkleys Parade, Richmond,  has an unusual flat top to the awning box  due to the overhang which removes the need for a pitch. The restaurant awning itself is operated via a simple […]

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Panel canopies installed in Copenhagen

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

Canopies do not always have shade and solar control as their primary function.  We had previously installed fixed panel canopies for H&M Home at Westfield White City and the client was so pleased they asked us to repeat the project, but this time the panel canopies had to be installed […]

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Traditional shop blinds at Daylsford Farm Shop

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

Traditional shop blinds have been made by Deans since the end of the nineteenth Century in our London workshop. Today they are part  of  the British high street and instantly recognised all over the world. The awning is ideal  for the variable British weather and is still the only awning […]

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Traditional Deans restaurant awnings at AOK

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

Traditional Deans restaurant awnings have been installed at a new restaurant and bakery; AOK Bakery, who provide foods free from gluten , dairy and refined-sugar.  These Traditional Deans restaurant awnings are based on the well known Deans shop blinds we have been manufacturing since our beginnings in 1894. The awning […]

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Deans Marlesbury awnings: Boutique 1 on Sloane Street

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

It is impossible to have a Company with such a track record as Deans, which spans three centuries, without it having the most enviable reputation. It is reputation which encourages repeat business and recommendations emanating from these old customers is what keeps our order book full. These Deans Marlesbury awnings […]

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Classic commercial awnings for the Elephant & Castle

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

These Classic commercial awnings, installed at the Elephant and Castle pub in Holland Street, Kensington replace a similar system we originally installed some twenty years ago; is an indication of just how long Deans have enjoyed the patronage of the Mitchells and Butler portfolio of pubs. The Classic commercial awning […]

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Traditional Deans shop blinds for Knight Frank

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

These Traditional Deans shop blinds, recently installed at Knight Frank Estate Agent in Mount Street are branded, using our RAGS® Graphics application process with the well known Knight Frank Logo. The shop blind has been installed carefully within the pillars and decorative lintel of this listed building  and are in […]

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Bespoke canopy for Rev JW Simpson

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

Bespoke canopies or awnings are something that Deans really look forward to tackling and this bespoke canopy in a wedge style is particularly unusual. Rather than the usual fabric covered RIB® framing system we constructed this bespoke canopy entirely from aluminium.  It is still light but remarkably strong and able […]

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Awnings for pubs – a Deans speciality

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

The complex Nicholsons graphic which you see on these two traditional Deans pub awnings, recently installed   at The Feathers Public House on the Broadway, Victoria. have been  created, using our RAGS® Graphics application process. These pub awnings have been installed carefully within the complex moulded pillars and decorative lintel of […]

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Traditional awnings and barriers for Waxy’s Little Sister

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

These four Deans traditional awnings have been installed at the vibrant Waxy’s Little Sister pub in Wardour Street. The crimson red of the covers is complimentary to the ambience of the Chinatown location and this theme is carried through to windbreak barriers that we have also installed. The barriers are […]

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Traditional shop awnings at Bala Baya

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

These two Traditional shop awnings have been installed at the Bala Baya Bakery and restaurant in Southwark. Of special note is the very complicated arrangement of the traditional powder coated steel  shop awning arms which have had to be carefully sculptured in such a way as to support the awnings […]

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Deans awnings are now available in Australia

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

For all Deans products and services in Australia our sole authorised  Distributor is Awning Republic, based in Perth and who can be found on this link Awnings in Perth WA In just under 10 years Awning Republic have grown to become Australia’s most trusted commercial specialists in awnings, umbrella’s, retractable roofs, outdoor […]

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Historical exterior awnings renovation

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 17 Feb 2021

Deans Blinds has been manufacturing awnings and blinds since 1894 and this 135 years of experience  has enabled us to be able to replicate/refurbish any type of historical awning.  Where appropriate we will match a new awning to an existing awning in order to retain consistency of style though we […]

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Traditional shop blinds at The Sports Bar & Grill, Islington

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 16 Feb 2021

Deans traditional shop blinds have been made in pretty much the same way since we first started making them back in the late nineteenth century, however, today we are able to take advantage of some modern technology without compromising the traditional look which our clients value. The hard wood traditional […]

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Valances add style, protection and branding opportunities

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 16 Feb 2021

Valances are an additional feature which can be fitted to an awning or canopy or even to one of our giant parasols. Our valances come in all shapes and sizes and are useful, both for additional sun shade, and for the application of a branding message which is applied using […]

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Rib® Wedge canopies at Miller & Carter

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 16 Feb 2021

RIB® wedge canopies are a modern design of commercial canopies benefitting from a  rigid structure and the opportunity for clear branding on the flat surfaces. These fifteen RIB® wedge canopies we have installed at  the popular Miller and Carter family restaurant at the Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village, Ellesmere Port, are […]

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Residential awnings in time for summer

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 16 Feb 2021

Deans residential awnings have been manufacturing and installed across the UK for over 125 years and we provide a custom made product, installed by our own teams of skilled technicians. Based in our  London factory we hold large stocks of components from which we are able to create stylish, high […]

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Markilux 700 window canopy at The Roxy Club

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 16 Feb 2021

This Markilux 700 window canopy, with its square cassetted style and pivoting arms, has been  installed at The Roxy Club in Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia,  providing a focal recognition point for the business. Whilst not suitable for very large widths the Markilux 700 window canopy has a number of special advantages […]

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Golden Greenwich awning at Mimi Holliday

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 16 Feb 2021

This Greenwich contemporary awning,  which we have installed at the Mimi Holliday lingerie  boutique in Regents Park Road, London,  reflects the elegance of the well known designer’s style. The traditional appearance  of the Greenwich  awning is supported  by its robust construction and, in this case, the  front profile has also […]

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Entrance canopy at Doggett’s, Blackfriars Bridge

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 16 Feb 2021

An Entrance canopy does more than just protect visitors from the weather when entering a location, possibly from the road or a car park; they also act as a signpost to the very point at which the business wants to direct customers or guests. The apex shape of this entrance […]

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Traditional commercial awnings for Jackson-Stops

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 16 Feb 2021

Traditional commercial awnings have more uses than shade and general weather protection, they also act as three dimensional signage; pointing the way to a particular establishment and making it stand out from the general High Street scene. This is particularly important to multiple businesses where brand recognition is paramount. Once […]

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Marlesbury Commercial awning for The Gonville Hotel

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 16 Feb 2021

Greenwich awnings are a modern version of a traditional system with the advantage that the awning can be operated either manually, via a gearbox, or electrically, using wireless remote controls.  The unique nature of the design means that the Greenwich awning is immensely strong yet the careful use of modern […]

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Deans blinds are BBSA Industry Award Finalists

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 16 Feb 2021

We are proud to have been declared as finalists for the 2019 British Blinds and Shutters Association BBSA Industry Award in the category of “Best External Shading Installation” with our project for Hovarda restaurant. We installed for them two of our unique product, the Greenwich awning, and three bespoke RIB […]

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Greenwich awning at Martha’s, Soho

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 16 Feb 2021

Greenwich awnings are a modern version of a traditional system with the advantage that the awning can be operated either manually, via a gearbox, or electrically, using wireless remote controls.  The unique nature of the design means that the Greenwich awning is immensely strong yet the careful use of modern […]

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Traditional Deans blind at Espresso, Lincoln’s Inn Fields

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 15 Feb 2021

This traditional Deans blind  at Espresso, of Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London,  provides more than shade and general weather protection, it also acts as a  three dimensional sign; pointing the way to the establishment and making it stand out proudly  on the corner with Gate Street. Using our bespoke RAGS® […]

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Classic commercial awnings, installed at Lewis’s Fish and Grill

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 15 Feb 2021

These Classic commercial awnings, installed at Lewis’s Fish and Grill in Loose Lane, Maidstone,  have been combined with a corner mounted RIB® wedge canopy to present a striking and cheerful aspect to this popular and friendly local venue. The fabric covers have all been decorated, using our bespoke RAGS® branding […]

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Rib® Panel canopy for Boki Coffee, Wembley

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 15 Feb 2021

RIB® Panel canopies are a modern design of commercial canopy benefitting from a  rigid structure and the opportunity for clear branding on its flat surfaces. This  RIB® Panel canopy we have installed at  Boki Coffee in the Boxpark centre at Wembley has been selected because of the limited fixing available […]

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Traditional shop blinds for Knight Frank, Cirencester

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Feb 2021

Traditional shop blinds have been manufactured by us in London since our formative tears late in the Nineteenth Century  and our founder, Mr John Dean, would have been able to recognise these five traditional shop blinds we have just installed at the Knight Frank offices in Cirencester.  At Deans we […]

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Dutch blinds installed at Vintage Cellars

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Feb 2021

The Dutch blind or Dutch canopy has been a staple on the 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 […]

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Bespoke blind solution for country pub garden

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Feb 2021

Bespoke blind systems have always been a speciality for Deans and these bespoke blinds at The Golden Retriever Pub in Bracknell, near Wokingham,  Berkshire are no exception.  The attractive garden area was always a popular place for outside dining and drinking but the evenings could be chilly so the requirement […]

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Traditional shop blind for Ydbmf Cafe in Hither Green

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Feb 2021

Traditional shop blinds have been manufactured by Deans for over 130 years  in London and this traditional shop blind we have installed at  You Don’t Bring Me Flowers cafe and florist in Hither Green, South East London,  is  no exception. The hard wood awning boxing and front lath is carefully […]

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Traditional shop blind for Uni Restaurant, Belgravia

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Feb 2021

This traditional shop blind at Uni restaurant in Ebury Street, Belgravia features branding at either end to reflect the styles of food on offer.  This branding  has been applied to the traditional shop blind through the use of our bespoke  RAGS® branding process which permits accurate logo reproduction in a […]

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Traditional shop blind at the Roasting Party Cafe

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Feb 2021

This traditional shop blind at The Roasting Party Cafe on London Wall in Moorgate, London, features branding to the valance applied with our unique RAGS® application process to highlight the name of the business.  The traditional shop blind is an awning type which has been manufactured in accordance with our […]

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Traditional awnings at Soho House Farmhouse, Oxfordshire

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Feb 2021

Traditional awnings have been installed by us over the years at numerous Soho House premises. and these three traditional awnings  are the latest additional to an extensive portfolio of work we have carried out for the iconic Soho House International private members club. Installed at The Soho Farmhouse, near Great […]

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Traditional Deans shop awnings, Kyseri, Fitzrovia

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Feb 2021

These two Traditional Deans shop awnings are installed at the new Kyseri restaurant, located on the corner of Grafton Way and Whitfield Street, in London’s Fitzrovia district. The pair of traditional shop awnings  are installed on the corner site just beneath the decorative lintel and have been neatly set back […]

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Deans shop awnings recovered, Haymarket Hotel

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Feb 2021

Traditional Deans shop awnings are one of our most popular products and one which we have been manufacturing and installing for nearly 130 years. Deans shop awnings have hardwood boxes and front laths which are painted, using environmentally safe water based paints, often the same colour as the shopfront. The […]

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Traditional shop awnings, Josie’s, Petersfield

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Feb 2021

These Traditional shop awnings are installed at Josie’s; a restaurant and bistro situated on Saint Peter’s Road,  Petersfield, in East Hampshire. This building, along with much of the Petersfield architecture dates for the eighteenth and nineteenth century and the traditional shop awning chosen reflects perfectly on the corner site of […]

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125 years of quality without question

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Feb 2021

Over the past 125 years since Deans have been making and installing awnings every now and then something pops up to remind us of how just how far back our story goes. For example being reminded how Mr John Dean, our founder, took over Fulham Football club at the turn […]

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Patio awnings and external sunblinds

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 05 Feb 2021

Patio awnings and external sunblinds and are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. In the last 50 years, blinds of new styles and types have appeared, made of aluminium components, with rot-proof and fade-proof fabrics and Dean have always been at the forefront of these developments. In Continental Europe, residential […]

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Illuminated Markilux 6000 awnings at Momo Mayfair

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 05 Feb 2021

These Markilux 6000 model heavy duty cassette commercial grade awnings, installed here at Momo Restaurant in Heddon Street, London have a number of unique options fitted. Firstly, the three awnings are linked to provide over sixteen meters of cover and are controlled by a wireless remote switch thereby limiting any […]

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Kenley Commercial awnings, Darkhorse Restaurant, East London

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 05 Feb 2021

These two Kenley commercial awnings with their neat integrated cassettes have been installed at the new Darkhorse restaurant in Bethnal Green , East London. The Kenley commercial awning is available with electric or manual controls and  a menu of automatic control options including sun and wind response. The frames on […]

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Shop blind for The Palomar Restaurant in Soho

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

This traditional Deans shop blind at The Palomar restaurant, in the heart of Soho, has a distinctive difference from most of the Deans shop blinds we install in that it has been neatly recessed within the facia of the shop beneath the distinctive Palomar sign. The shop blind extends out […]

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Marlesbury awnings for the Juno Rooms, Watling Street, London

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

Marlesbury is one of our bespoke awnings developed especially for the commercial market and is  based on a traditional theme. These four Marlesbury awnings Incorporate fine metalwork and the  elegant design classic lines means that it is especially suited to this type of installation where there is a requirement for […]

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Classic commercial awning for The General Wine Company, Liphook

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

This large  Classic commercial awning, installed at The General Wine Company, Liphook, has been dramatically branded in the logo style of the client with a separate, weighted, valance printed with additional useful text. The branding is carried out using Deans unique RAGS® graphic process which can handle logos of any […]

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Marlesbury awning at the Gonville Hotel, Cambridge

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

This  Marlesbury awning, installed here at the  Gonville hotel in Cambridge hasa number of features worth especial note. The awning box has been constructed in our Deco Box style with shaped end cheeks which were a particular feature of awnings in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The arms of the […]

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Renovating awnings for Save the Children, Richmond

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

Renovating awnings can be as basic as installing a new cover or as complex as producing new parts to replace those damaged by storm or, on occasion, vehicular contact. Renovating awnings is not a job to be taken lightly, the older products, such as the Deans shop blind, contain very […]

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Classic Retractable awnings for the Clayton Hotel, Chiswick

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

The Classic retractable awning by Deans, installed here at the Clayton Hotel,Chiswick High Road, is one of our most robust commercial awnings and is most suited to larger installations even those of a greater width or arm extension. The Classic retractable awning is a robust, heavy-duty system that comes with […]

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Residential awnings by Deans in 2019

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

Residential awnings have featured significantly in our portfolio of installations this year and a few of the residential awnings and canopies we have recently installed, or renovated, are shown here. Our residential awnings cover all aspects of solar control and outside entertainment from the simple Dutch canopy, where the resistance […]

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Panel canopies installed at go.botanica, Haywards Heath

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

Panel canopies of the type installed here at go.botanica are a stylish, contemporary and cost effective solution for shop fronts which require a fixed permanent three-dimensional sign system which also offers an element of coverage for product or customers. In this case the panel canopy also offers shade to al […]

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Traditional blinds for a traditional British restaurant

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

Traditional blinds are a perfect foil for this traditional British restaurant, Saucy, which opened recently on Lordship Lane, Southwark. With its bold red and white striped cover contrasting with the black of the shop front this traditional blind is a reminder of all things British and Southwark in particular. The […]

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Greenwich awnings installed at Kaffee 9 in Berlin

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

The Greenwich Awning® design is based on the classic French window coverings that have adorned the beautiful facades of Europe for centuries. However it has the advantage that the awning can be operated either manually, via a gearbox, or electrically, using wireless remote controls.  The Greenwich awning is a British product […]

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Classic awning for 19:20 Bar Clerkenwell

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

The Classic retractable awning is the ideal solution when an exceptionally large covered area is required for outside dining or entertainment. installed here at the 19:20 Bar on Great Sutton Street in Clerkenwell; the Classic awning is a robust, heavy-duty, system that has an integral protective cover board which sits […]

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Traditional awning installation at Hopper and Bean

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

Traditional awning wooden boxes and laths were originally all painted in one colour, and this is noted in our old invoice and quotation books from the late 1800’s, as “purple brown”. We have no idea what this colour looked like but it certainly does not sound terribly exciting. In addition […]

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Smart Traditional awning for The Soho Hotel, London

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

This smart Traditional awning with its painted hardwood wooden awning boxes and lath has been installed at the Firmdale Soho Hotel in The Richmond Mews, Soho. The clean lines of the pale fabric colour contrast with the special grey of the awning box and the smartly outlined hotel name we […]

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SQ2 Recessed commercial awnings, Manchester

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

Three SQ2 recessed commercial awnings have recently been installed by us at the David M Robinson Jewellers in St Ann’s Square, Manchester. This neat contemporary recessed commercial awning design is unique amongst similar products in that the front profile has the ability  to merge completely with the shopfront facia.  No […]

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Rib® Wedge canopy at Honey & Co

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

This RIB® wedge canopy installed at the tiny Honey & Co Restaurant in Fitzrovia  is a modern design of commercial canopy benefitting from a rigid structure and the opportunity for simple, yet clear, branding on the flat surfaces and valance. The special construction method  we employ comprises a rigid assembly […]

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Classic retractable awnings for The Boathouse

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

These five  Classic retractable awnings have been neatly installed to the separate chalet like dining areas of the historic Shepherd Neame Flagship Boathouse pub/restaurant in Yalding, Kent. The individuality of the location is emphasised by the way the awnings have been installed, providing personalised cover, yet creating a rustic overall […]

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Classic retractable awnings: St Margaret’s, Chipstead

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

Classic retractable awnings are often installed in multiple units and this installation at St Margaret’s in Chipstead, Surrey are fairly typical. The awnings are installed on separate windows of the community hall but the overall impression is to create a constant means of solar control to reduce heat gain into […]

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Shop awnings for the Crystal Maze

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 02 Feb 2021

These two smart  Traditional Deans shop awnings have  been installed recently at the popular Games centre, The Crystal Maze, in Shaftsbury Avenue London. They are covered in a bright blue awning fabrics and the Traditional Deans shop awnings have been decorated boldly in white with the Crystal Maze graphics through the […]

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Traditional Deans shop awning for the Opera Tavern

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

This smart  Traditional Deans shop awning has  been installed recently at the trendy Opera Tavern in Covent Garden, central London. The fresh peach coloured awning fabric contrasts with the crisp black graphics which have been applied through the use of our bespoke bespoke RAGS® branding process. The shop awning has […]

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Two Deans Traditional awnings for Portobello House

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

These two Traditional Deans awnings have been installed recently at the Portobello House boutique style Hotel on Ladbroke grove in the Notting Hill area of West London. The clear, aqua coloured awning fabric has been co-ordinated with the boxes of the shop awnings which, in turn, are constructed from licensed, […]

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Deans Traditional awnings at Farrow & Ball

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

These two  Deans traditional awnings have been installed on the Farrow & Ball corner site on Cross Street, The Angel Islington. Deans have installed traditional awnings of this type on a number of Farrow & Ball sites and the nature of the product fits well with the traditional philosophy behind this […]

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Combination awnings at Heads + Tails

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

This  Classic commercial awning and the Markilux 1700 awning have been installed at Heads + Tails in West Hampstead, London. This is a perfect example of how our huge range of awnings can be adapted, using combination awnings, to fit a wide range of installation situations. The Classic awning shown […]

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Classic awnings with gold leaf branding

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

These two Classic folding arm awnings installed at Butler and Wilson, on the Fulham Road, South London, are impressive examples of the suitability of the Classic folding arm awning to give unbroken cover over a particularly wide shop frontage. The Classic awning is an unfussy design which belies the robust […]

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Traditional Deans Victorian awning in Paradise

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

This fine Traditional Deans Victorian awning fits perfectly into the setting of this old Victorian building in the Kensal Green area of London. The Deans Victorian awning, made in precisely the same way it would have been  back in 1894, is recommended by many local Council Planning offices as the […]

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Traditional awnings at the Marriott Hotel

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

This subdued installation of four Traditional awnings have been installed at the elegant Marriott Hotel on the Plaza Parade, Maida Vale. They have been carefully  designed and manufactured to fit perfectly within the recesses of the four windows. This installation of traditional awnings shows just how important it is that […]

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Greenwich Awnings® for Yoshino, Piccadilly

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

The Greenwich Awning® design is based on classic French window coverings that have featured the beautiful facades of Europe for centuries and has been developed by us to be the perfect foil for traditional British buildings where the classic design is supported by robust construction. The Greenwich Awning® has elegant, […]

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Shop blinds for the beautiful Flower Co.

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

The Beautiful Flower Company in Dowdeswell Park just outside Cheltenham is enjoying excellent growth and will shortly be adding a floral school to its portfolio. The Traditional shop blinds which we have recently installed to the authentic timber facia provide an attractive entrance together with enhancing the outside area where […]

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Markilux 5010 Patio awning with Spotline LED

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

Residential awnings have again featured significantly in our portfolio of installations this year and one of the more popular awnings we have installed is the luxurious,  design award winning, Markilux 5010. Available in either electric or manually operated versions this enclosed cassette system can be installed in single units up […]

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Awning design: Stratford International Boardwalk

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

Design and Project Management of entire awning system installations is a speciality service provided by Deans which has been developed from the very earliest work we have done over the past 125 years since we were established in Putney way back in 1894. This impressive installation of the Italian Pratic […]

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Eyelid canopies for Gulshan, Fleet

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

Our canopies are available in many shape and sizes, from the most simple flat panel types right up to complicated shapes with multiple contours and planes. These “eyelid” canopies at The Gulshan in Fleet are one of the more basic styles though they still present a striking exclamation mark to […]

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Traditional Deans awning for Trove

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 01 Feb 2021

This Traditional Deans awning, installed at Trove on the Golborne Road, Notting Hill, fits in with the shop front in an unobtrusive way. With its recessed hardwood box painted to match the shopfront and even the arms, powder coated by us in our own facility, it has been colour matched […]

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Wedge canopies for Waitrose

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 25 Jan 2021

Wedge canopies are a modern design of commercial canopy benefitting from a rigid structure and the opportunity for simple, yet clear, branding on the flat surfaces and valance, when specified. The special construction method  we employ in the manufacture or wedge canopies is based on our RIB® system of manufacture […]

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Greenwich Awnings® for Louis Vuitton

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 25 Jan 2021

Greenwich Awnings® are often installed on prestigious and historic sites in series as their classic appearance can enhance the location without imposing upon it. In addition, the way in which our Greenwich Awnings® retract, within a traditional awning box, the mechanism can be hidden from view and the elements. It […]

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Bullnose canopies for Lina stores

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 25 Jan 2021

Branding is all important to our corporate clients and our unique RAGS® system of graphics application ensures continuity of design and accurate colour representation on all of our commercial awning installations. Frequently  the branding is client specific with unique logos and colours which we are able to faithfully replicate. However, […]

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Rib® Wedge canopies at Bagatelle

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 25 Jan 2021

This RIB® Wedge canopy, we have recently installed at The Parquet Flooring Company in Golders Green, North London presents an ideal unencumbered flat surface on which to apply the customers striking graphic design. This has been achieved through the use of our bespoke branding process which we call the RAGS® […]

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Another Traditional Deans awning at Espresso

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 25 Jan 2021

This Traditional Deans awning is the latest in a series of similar installations we have done for the Espresso room sites in and around london. On this occasion the  recessed hardwood box, painted to match the shopfront, has been neatly inserted within the decorative pilasters just as it would have […]

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Markilux residential awnings from Deans

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 25 Jan 2021

Markilux residential awnings are a speciality feature from  Deans and we are authorised UK installers of many of all the  most sophisticated systems available in the UK; our installers have been specially trained in the unique features of these elegant shade solutions. Our residential awnings cover all aspects of solar […]

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Wedge canopies: Richmond

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 22 Jan 2021

Wedge canopies, are an ideal vehicle for applied branding. Wedge canopies, by reason that they have large flat surface can accept branding in a bold fashion which gives prominence to a business. As can be seen on these seven wedge canopies we have installed at The Grill off the Green […]

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Commercial Parasols for Beckenham pre-school

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 20 Jan 2021

Classic commercial parasols, as shown on the units installed here at the Brick By Brick Pre-school in Beckenham, show how they can act to provide solar control enabling children to enjoy the outdoors play areas without danger of sun burn which is especially an issue for younger children.  These particular […]

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Deans Victorian awning with Rags® branding

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 19 Jan 2021

The Deans Victorian awning has been manufactured by us in much the same way as it was when the company was founded in 1894. Using the very same traditional manufacturing methods, improved over time, the Deans Victorian awning is not just a replica, it is “the real thing”. Constructed from […]

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Awnings and snow are not good campanions

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

We haven’t had much of the white stuff so far down south this winter but the weather doom mongers are now saying it may not be far away. If this is indeed the case then we should make it clear – sun awnings and snow do not make good partners. […]

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Awning to extend teaching in schools to outside areas

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Within a health promoting school, opportunities to learn outdoors and to interact with the natural world make a vital contribution to a whole school approach to health. Education outdoors can involve working with others, practicing new skills, undertaking practical conservation and influencing society. Learning outdoors can include the following, all […]

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Qualified advice on shading

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

We are often asked to provide expert advice to architects, specifiers, contractors, and building owners and users as to the best solution for any solar shading situation. Blinds and awnings come in a huge range of styles, colours and finishes. Virtually any style can be motorised for convenience or even […]

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Screen fabrics available for bifold doors

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

We have a specialist range of screen fabrics designed to reduce heat and glare from any bifold door or large glazed area. These screen fabrics allow you to enjoy the maximum light afforded by your new blinds without the unwanted gIare. If you are planning an extension which incorporates large […]

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Markilux awnings to reduce workplace temperatures

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

This Markilux 990 model  retractable  awning  is a compact awning system. Perfect to face fix or top fix. The small size and weight are due to the smart u-shaped front profile which encompasses neatly both the folding arms and roller tube: the markilux 990 is an ideal solution for balcony […]

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Awning graphics by Deans

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Recovering commercial awnings with new awning graphics is a valuable service which Deans offer to all new and existing customers. Recovering commercial awnings is a cost effective way of preserving your existing awning by changing  the appearance  or even creating a completely new logo or text  or colour update when […]

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Classic electric commercial awning

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Classic electric commercial awning installed at the Tannin and Oak wine specialist in West End Lane, North London,  is a German awning system manufactured to full TüV assembled at our factory in London and installed by our own Deans skilled site installers. The  Classic electric commercial awning is assembled from […]

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Commercial awnings on new developments

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Commercial awnings on new developments are a feature of many shops and other high street premises by virtue of their multiple benefits including shade for the sun, protection for customers in rain showers and of course the many promotional opportunities offered by the advertising potential  of applying graphics to the […]

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Contract awnings for shopfitters

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Deans have been installing recessed contract awnings for contract clients since before the Second World War under the banner names of the Deans Compact awning, the Deans Electromatic awning and the Deanmaster shop  awning. Today the contract awnings system we present for installation into  commercial shopfront facias is the Deans […]

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Recovering awnings for another long standing client

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Recovering awnings is a key part of Deans Blinds service commitment to existing customers and Muriel’s Kitchen is a typical long term customer of Deans who has come back to us time after time. Recovering awnings  is a cost effective way of gaining maximum long term use  from your existing […]

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The Deans Greenwich Awnings® – Traditional lines with a modern twist

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

The Deans Greenwich Awnings® is manufactured entirely in our London factory and is specified for use where there is a requirement for a traditional look awning but with modern control options. The simplicity of the design means that the Greenwich awning is of  robust construction yet our careful use of […]

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Drop arm awnings – for priority solar control

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Drop arm awnings are ideal in special circumstances where shade and solar control are a major requisite and large horizontal projections are not, either wanted, nor possible due to the window location. The drop arm awning is retractable so it can be closed when not in use or in particularly […]

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No shortage of classic awnings at Deans

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Classic awnings, are a popular commercial awning system available from Deans Blinds offering, as they do, a cost effective solution to shade and aesthetics through its semi cassetted makeup which can be manually or electrically controlled. Seen here at KFC franchise on George Lane in South Woodford the awnings are […]

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Skylight lantern blinds for more light but less heat

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Skylight lantern blinds are increasingly being included in house renovations, refurbishments and extensions. These  have become more popular over the last few years;   home owners are trying to create more living space in their homes. Larger Kitchens, Family Rooms and open plan living are being favoured.  Many of these extensions […]

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Signage; The key to being noticed

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Signage is important to every business with a high street location and standing out from the crowd amongst a mass of street furniture is never easy. Corporate identity in signage is a key element in any market led business and the adherence to a specific corporate design strategy has to […]

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Springtime awning recovers

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Springtime awning recovers: Finally the cold weather seems to be moving down to the southern hemisphere and the anticipation  for the hoped for long hot summer begins! Time to open the awning, dust it off and, oh dear! it does look a little sad..  Not to worry at Deans we […]

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Overheating and glare

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Overheating and Glare are key issues facing building designers today. Overheating has significant effects on health, well being and productivity in commercial buildings. The World Green Building Council has demonstrated that in offices and other similar commercial environments productivity drops by 10% if the temperature rises above 30 Dec C, […]

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Awareness of risks to health when homes overheat

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

10 August 2018 Deans Blinds are raising awareness of the risks relating to overheating in homes and offering advice on how to keep cool in the heatwave. Deans Blinds are a member of the British Blind & Shutter Association (BBSA), who have spent several years analysing overheating in British homes. […]

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Re-branding packages from Deans

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Re-branding packages comprising a combination of awnings or canopies with cafe barriers is a feature of much of Deans work, especially with corporate clients.  Re-branding packages  can take the form of fixed or retractable systems and, where required, we are able to incorporate such items as heating or lighting into […]

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Heating and lighting your awning

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Adding infra-red heaters to your patio awning, all weather awning or giant parasol can enhance and lengthen the time you and your friends and family spend outside when you enjoying the benefits of outdoor socialising. The heaters we recommend are directional infra-red heaters which use up to 30% less energy […]

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Gold Leaf – Incomparable branding for awnings

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

The Prince of Morocco in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice observed of the beautiful, and wealthy, Portia “All that glisters is not gold”.  This is just one of the numerous sayings and expressions we have adopted in the English language over the millennia, Though in this case we have changed the […]

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Awnings and Canopies for all seasons

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Jan 2021

Awnings and canopies have tremendous practical uses including solar control to provide cooling of interiors,  protection from the rain to enable commercial customers to enjoy al fresco dining and as a focal point to show the entrance to a building. The aesthetic impact of an awning or canopy can also […]

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Exterior awnings renovation

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

Deans Blinds has been manufacturing awnings and blinds since 1894 and this 135 years of experience  has enabled us to be able to replicate/refurbish any type of historical awning.  Where appropriate we will match a new awning to an existing awning in order to retain consistency of style though we […]

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Awnings for pubs – a Deans speciality

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

The complex Nicholsons graphic which you see on these two traditional Deans pub awnings, recently installed at The Feathers Public House on the Broadway, Victoria. have been  created, using our RAGS® Graphics application process. These pub awnings have been installed carefully within the complex moulded pillars and decorative lintel of […]

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Deans awnings now available in Australia

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

For all Deans products and services in Australia our sole authorised  Distributor is Awning Republic, based in Perth and who can be found on this link Awnings in Perth WA In just under 10 years Awning Republic have grown to become Australia’s most trusted commercial specialists in awnings, umbrella’s, retractable […]

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Valances add style, protection and branding opportunities

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

Valances are an additional feature which can be fitted to an awning or canopy or even to one of our giant parasols. Our valances come in all shapes and sizes and are useful, both for additional sun shade, and for the application of a branding message which is applied using […]

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Markilux 8800 solves heat gain challenge

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

The Markilux 8800 awning was the perfect solution to the challenge presented to us by this residential project  on the top floor of a luxury domestic property in Marylebone, Central London. The problem the client was experiencing was excess glare to the rooms below the skylights and, in some ways […]

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Residential awnings by Deans in 2019

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

Residential awnings have featured significantly in our portfolio of installations this year and a few of the residential awnings and canopies we have recently installed, or renovated, are shown here. Our residential awnings cover all aspects of solar control and outside entertainment from the simple Dutch canopy, where the resistance […]

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Residential awnings – Latest

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

Residential awnings have been manufactured and installed by us since 1894 and we provide  custom made product, installed by own teams of skilled technicians. All types of residential awnings are available from Deans but we are especially well known, due to our heritage, for the pivoting residential awnings and  few […]

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Markilux residential awnings from Deans

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

Markilux residential awnings are a speciality feature from Deans and we are authorised UK installers of many of all the most sophisticated systems available in the UK; our installers have been specially trained in the unique features of these elegant shade solutions. Our residential awnings cover all aspects of solar […]

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Deans Victorian awning with RAGS® Branding

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

The Deans Victorian awning has been manufactured by us in much the same way as it was when the company was founded in 1894. Using the very same traditional  manufacturing methods, improved over time, the Deans Victorian awning is not just a replica, it is “the real thing”. Constructed from […]

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Deans new showroom opened in Sutton

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 11 Jan 2021

We are delighted to announce the opening of our greatly anticipated Deans Showroom, showcasing the largest collection of technical awnings in the country. Together with our German suppliers, Markilux, we have created a brand new showroom facility at our Sutton office, within easy reach of the M25 and central London. […]

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ITSU choose Deans blinds for their awnings

Author: Bumblebee Design | Date: 12 Nov 2020

Corporate image is important to all businesses, large and small so consistency of design and colour is paramount. At Deans we acknowledge the importance of this fact and endeavour to always replicate client colours and logos precisely . This awning at Itsu is a prime example of how we have […]

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