When Deans began operation during the 19th century, the traditional awning or shop blind was the only one available. It was the perfect product for the British weather and is still the only traditional Sunblind that may be confidently used in all but the most severe weather conditions.
Deans still craft the wooden boxes for the Victorian awnings in their Wandsworth carpentry shop and they receive a finish comprising 5-coats of hand applied paint.
Our timber for the quality Victorian awnings comes from managed sources and only the most suitable grades are used. Special orders are taken for timber manufactured in specific woods if required.
Black iron arms are formed by hand in the Deans workshop, to follow the contours of the building, and these link the Victorian blind to the wall via cast iron sockets called cannons. The rollers contains steel springs of tremendous strength.
Having been here during the reign of Queen Victoria, Deans is the only blinds company that is still in business who can provide an authentic Victorian or Edwardian awning to complete the finishing touch to a serious restoration project on commercial establishments like a shop, restaurant, or even a special private house.