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Traditional Timber Box Awnings

Our Traditional Timber Box Shop Blinds are constructed from sustainably sourced European redwood timber, treated with three coats of exterior paint, and the top then covered in roofing felt. The box houses a spring operated roller to which is attached the fabric, in this instance Para acrylic cloth.


The fabric is fixed to the timber front lath using clout nails, making it therefore very simple to change just the fabric as and when required. The lath is supported by custom designed arms and slides which are forged from 22mm round mild steel and supported by safety chains. Operation of the blind is with a simple pull-out pole. The counter-balance spring roller keeps the fabric taut when extended and holds the blind shut when retracted.

It is common to add a logo to the main cover, and very often a signwriting detail to an add-on valance. The main advantages of these Traditional Shop Blinds over the more modern folding-arm awning is firstly, because the lower arm fixing point forms a triangulation, it makes these blinds a lot more stable in windy conditions, and therefore perfect for shops to use to cover over their pavement produce display, And secondly, because of their more traditional look and construction, many local planning authorities prefer to specify this particular system of sun and rain protection for todays High Street image, particularly in conservation areas.

  • Timber housing box for a traditional appearance.

  • Woodwork painted in a colour of your choice.

  • All steel metalwork usually painted Black.

  • Very strong and sturdy.

  • Best not exceeding a size of 6m width x 2.5m projection.

Discover the traditional timber box awning that the team at Artistic Blinds installed for Baker & Graze in Chelmsford.

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