French Canopies have been popular in the UK now for over twenty years and provide a more modern and classy look to a shopfront than the traditional Dutch Blind or Wet-Look Canopy.
They are constructed from powdercoated or anodised aluminium extrusion in a similar way to a Dutch Blind, utilising a lateral front and back frame, but substituting the intermediate frames with vertical bars, hence making this fixed triangular framework a non-retractable canopy.
For a Dutch Blind to retract correctly, the projection needs to be the same as the height, e.g. as in a perfect quarter-circle, or "pram hood". However, because French Awnings are non-retractable, we can create a significantly greater projection than the height, therefore enabling a greater degree of sun protection to a shopfront that may only have a limited height.
This makes French Awnings most practical for installing below the fascia sign, and they can be made either with or without the fixed sign-box section at the bottom, which is custom built to height specifically to take the signwriting detail in order to promote your image in a bold and stylish manner.
Very attractive and popular shape/design
Frame can be powder coated
Wide range of acrylic fabrics or PVC colours to choose from
Logo branding can be applied to the cover or signbox
Fixed frame (non retractable) up to 6 metres wide