What is a Retractable Awning?
A retractable awning is a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building. It is typically composed of a canvas woven of acrylic, cotton or polyester yarn, or vinyl, laminated to polyester fabric that is stretched tightly over a light structure of aluminium or steel.
Commercial Awnings UK offers a wide range of made to order retractable awnings that are built to a high standard to withstand water, wind and prolonged exposure to sun – perfect for commercial use.
The intense heat combined with the blazing light from the sunshine on a British summer day is enough to dehydrate & exhaust even the most heartiest of souls. UV rays can destroy and fade so many building materials and finishes. Protect your building and provide colour shade for the customers and staff.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, our awnings are able to withstand rain. Nobody likes spending time in the rain, so our awnings can also act as a convenient waterproof shelter.
High Quality For Long Term Protection
All products supplied and installed from Commercial Awnings UK are constructed using the best materials available and are manufactured by skilled craftsmen to the highest quality. This ensures that the awning retains its strong qualities throughout the years and can endure the relenting impact of the harsh British weather.
With some careful thought and planning, you can create fantastic outdoor covered areas for the majority of the year round, enabling you to create extra seating and interest in your establishment, therefore possibly even increasing revenue. Imaging not having to worry too much about a booked summer venue being ruined by rain or wind.
Our Retractable Awnings are the best quailty from some of the most reputable suppliers.
Types of Retractable Awnings
This is an enclosed awning where the roller, fabric cover and arms are completely protected and stored in a closed cassette when retracted.
These awnings are the right choice for exposed installations and for anyone wanting maximum protection all year round, including during the wetter months. The cover fabric will stay cleaner a lot longer if used sensibly.
There are varying degrees of protection given by semi cassette awnings as the casings from manufacturers differ in design.
Generally, the protection is given from the top and the front only by an aluminium or steel coverboard. Where complete protection is not a requirement, such as underneath, these awnings prove to be the most useful.
If the location for installation is well protected then open cassette awnings are a good, economical way of shading. Such a product would be especially ideal if the cassette is sheltered, by something like a balcony.
The mechanisms and roller tubes are left completely exposed but are all manufactured in aluminium as standard.