Tag Archives: awnings

Are you wondering Over or Under?

Are you wondering Over or Under? You may be wondering which is best for your conservatory, over or under glass. If it is possible for both to fitted to your property then you need to decide what the awning is looking to achieve. The over glass awning stops the sun rays entering the room. If […]

Latest Projects – Awnings

Latest Projects – Awnings Have a look at this, it’s awning we put up just last week. Check out our post about Awning Terminology here. What they have here is an awning to provide shade to the house, as well as the heater so that they can enjoy their outdoor space longer. The heaters are just […]

Can I get awning fabrics it match?

Can I get awning fabrics it match?   Awnings Fabrics are not like other fabrics but there is still so much choice. While the fabric is UV protective and protects your family from the harmful UV rays, you want the fabric to last for a long time. The way the fabrics are made – in […]

You might be on holiday but they’re not

You might be on holiday but they’re not

“You can tell if folk are on holiday ‘cos all the blinds are closed or there’s mail in the letterbox, papers sticking out or sometimes milk on the step. I just look through a window to see if I can see mail on the floor. If the blinds or curtains are closed a few days on the trot you know they’re away.” – a convicted burglar

 

Electric Bi-Fold Door Blinds

Electric Bi-Fold Door Blinds

Premier Blinds recommends motorising your curtain tracks and blinds incorporating timers or dawn/dusk sensors. If your blinds and curtains open and close at slightly different times each day, and your lights are also on timers it would be all but a dedicated thief who would realise that your home is empty. Great justification to your other-half for upgrading your window décor!

Who’d have thought it?

We recently went to a training day by Weinor who manufacture awnings. They have an exclusive collection of fabrics from Para – one of the leading two weavers in the world, and they showed me this video:

Who’d have thought it?
I was amazed at some of the facts and figures:
1. They spin enough yarn each year to get to the moon and back 173 times, weaving 18 million square metres of fabric per year
2. The Italians lead the way in this type of fabric production
3. Our awning fabric comes from the same mills as the fabric used in Ikea products
4. They use nanotechnology
5. Fabric has a memory, and different materials have different grade memories

I will never look at awning covers in quite the same way ever again!