Monday, February 17, 2014

Shy Zip Sloping Roof Blind By Deans of London (+playlist)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Deans Blinds and Awnings are celebrating 120 years in business

Deans Blinds and Awnings will be 120 years old this year

London when Deans first started

We are proud to have achieved this milestone in our history. Deans Blinds and Awnings are unique in the fact that we have 120 years of unbroken customer service in London and this year we celebrate being in business since we were founded in 1894 by Mr John Dean.

History with Fulham Football Club

Mr Deans also became famous later as the chairman if Fulham Football Club and worked alongside Sir Henry Norris to bring the club up from small amture beginnings to succesful professional status. Back in the 1920's Fulham football FC players installed blinds and awnings in the off season.

New Products

Deans still manufacture the original Victorian awning in our London factory to the same tried and test methods of yesteryear employing the same traditional craftsman techniques.

In addition to our traditional awnings and blinds we also cater for the more contemporary side of our market with the manufacture and installation of modern alumium patio awnings and commwercial awning products with automated electric operation and weather sensing controls.

Our most recent development is the service we offer in the supply and installation of many different types of electric blinds including skylight lantern Blinds and bifold door blinds - you can find more on this dedicated site 

Call us today for more information on 020 8947 8931


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Advice for using your awning in windy weather conditions

The number one tip will be "don't use your exterior blind or awning in windy weather or in heavy rain unless it is one of our special all weather systems" you can find these on the main Deans Website.

If your awnings is a conventional wall mounted system then follow the following basic steps:

  • Retract you awning if it is windy or such conditions are expected.
  • Retract your awning in heavy rain or such condiotions are expected.
  • Never leave your awning out when you are not present.
  • Do not rely totally on wind control devices as they can be beaten by quick gusts - they are an aid only.
  • Do not allow ice to accumulate on the exterior blind or awning.
  • Do not alolow snow to settle on the awning.
  • Follow the instructions in this guide

Any worries or concerns just give us a call. on 020 8947 8931

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Roof Lantern & Sky Light Blinds From Deans Of London (+playlist)

Deans were asked by London architects Jan Hoch to supply a solution for a basement master bedroom suite in Central London, the overall design of the project was to be minimal and contemporary with emphasis on clean lines. The task was to supply and install a modern electric roof blind that would provide privacy and blackout qualities. The glass roof was 3m wide x 2m and they needed a blind without obtrusive cords or wires when the blind was opened, with the brief in mind Deans specified the SHY Zip roof blind system and as we were in during the building stage it was decided to hide the blind within the roof space keeping with our very particular brief. The client also asked for privacy from rooms above so it was decided that the blind would draw from the foot of the bed up towards the wall, this gives the clients privacy from overhead when required. The fabric chosen was Mermet Flocke in a beautiful bronze colour to make the blind a feature when closed and to tie in with the rest of the interior decor, we also added a further roller blind to the room in the same fabric. Overall the blind looks stunning working effortlessly from a remote control handset and fits within the brief given to us.

If you have a similar roof lantern, roof light or skylight window that needs a blind solution then call 020-8947-8931 or email
Take a look at our dedicated websites below:

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Monday, November 18, 2013

New retractable Markilux 730 awning at Mckennas of London

Markilux 730 enhances Period Jewellery in SW3

There are numerous shops with awnings in Beauchamp Place, London SW3 and McKenna & Co has a distinctive location. However, their old non-retractable canopy tended to attract environmental dirt from passing traffic'; this  has  been replaced by Deans with a new retractable Markilux awning .

Their “Pivot Arm” model, the Markilux 730, has brightened up their window no end. The detachable winding handle enables the awning to be set at any angle up to 90 degrees depending on the glare of the sun or merely to open up the vision of their attractive window display. The gas compressed piston arms ensure a strong fixing and taught cover.

The awning is fully retractable into a protected cassette,  which keeps the fabric cover protected from the traffic and its environmental dust.

McKenna & Co. are a London based family-owned business established in 1982, dealing in fine antique & period jewellery.

Their online gallery includes the current collection, new arrivals and also features printed catalogues. Wherever you are in the world you may buy with complete confidence through their website, with a 14 day refund guarantee if an item is not suitable.

Personal visitors are assured of a warm welcome at the Regency townhouse premises in Knightsbridge, a stone's throw from Harrods.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Electric & Motorised Blinds

Deans Blinds and Awnings have been supplying and installing top quality products in London for nearly 120 years, as well as the traditional handmade products that we still install for many shops and business' in and around London and the South East we are also installing the very latest electric and motorised internal blinds.
Deans have merged the old and the new, with technology and products. We may still hand make many of our awnings and we may also hand paint many logo's onto the fabrics but we now have state of the art printing machines, the results can look even better than hand painted with the level of detail. Alongside this we have the very latest computerised sewing machine, this huge machine means we can make even larger covers but with the skill and accuracy expected of a niche product.
Along with the rise in technology in many homes Deans are also leading the way in electric and motorised internal blinds, like all properties they go through phases where people use space differently. This has been noticed especially in family rooms, alot of Victorian and Georgian properties are being refurbished with the addition of large extensions to the rear of properties, these rooms generally incorporating kitchens, dining and living space within one area, to maximise light large expanses of glass are often used to create a light and airy space. Bifold doors or large patio doors can give a beautiful focal point, roof lanterns and skylights are also used to give you that 360 degree feel of light and space and creates a very contemporary feel mixing the old buildings with the latest interior design.
This can pose some difficult shading solutions, not only do you still want to keep privacy but you will also need to control the heat and the glare that large pieces of glass can attract, so at Deans we have developed some wonderful blinds that will not only complement the interior décor but offer real benefits in Solar control. We also install a range of blinds for roof lanterns and skylights again a difficult area to shade effectively but if you speak to Deans you can be sure that our 120 years of experience shines through.
We have three dedicated websites for internal blinds, click one of the links below for more helpful information or call 020-8947-8931

Bifold door blind solution

Roof lantern or skylight solution

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