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 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 […]
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Are we part of Europe or not? Whatever your political persuasion, window dressing is very different in continental Europe than it is in the UK. Nowhere more so that on the thorny subject of awning valances. Apparently awning valances are an English thing (I was told this by a German!). The traditional shop awning has […]
He could be right this time Veteran weather forecaster Michael Fish has claimed that Britain will enjoy seven times as many scorching summer days by 2100 due to climate change. Now I know he got the hurricane forecast disastrously wrong in 1987, but as I sit here in over 30 degrees heat the thought that […]
The Markilux Planet is an awning and umbrella in one – a great combination. It isn’t available in the UK just yet, but we will be encouraging Markilux to let us have one soon!
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!