Free Standing Shades
Samson offer a variety of free standing shading solutions – Terrasols, centre pole umbrellas, side mounted/supported umbrellas, large patio umbrellas and butterfly awnings. All awnings are supported on a free standing steel framework manufactured to the size required. Both options are available as manual or electric operated solutions with a range of lighting and heating accessories as an extra.
Butterfly Awnings are a free standing waterproof weather protection system and is the ideal solution to cover large areas as a self supporting structure.
Due to the fact that this unique terrace cover requires very little support space, it is the ideal smoking ban solution for pubs, clubs, restaurants and other premises which require covers over a large exterior space.
A Butterfly Awning terrace cover is also a practical product for large patios, pool sides, pub garden, restaurant terraces or schools and nurseries due to their low surface area requirements.
At its maximum size, it will cover 36 square metres at 6 metres long with two 3 metre awnings projecting at opposite sides. All Butterdfly Awnings are custom made to individual requirements from a 3m x 3m unit up to the 6m x 6m maximum coverage.
The galvanised steel frame structure support can be surface fixed or slotted into an underground sleeve concreted into the ground. The framework is either white or brown as standard but can be powdercoated to any other colour on request. The pitch of the awning projection can be adjusted from 5 to 20 degrees.
Heating & Lighting systems can be easily incorporated into a Butterfly Awning system for added comfort in the colder months and evenings. Again, this is ideal for use during late night service of smoking areas within nightclubs and such.
The operation of a Butterfly Awning is either manual or remote control operated with extras such as wind and rain sensors available to ensure it cannot be left out in bad weather by mistake.
There are over 200 fabric colours to choose from to ensure a worthy enhancement to the surrounding area. View our awning materials section for more information.
Umbrella is perhaps the wrong description when you see an enormous umbrella fully open capable of sheltering many different seating arrangements. However with the name confusion aside, you can fully appreciate the grand scale of the Giant Parasols & Large Umbrellas on offers.
Our Large Umbrella’s are available in 2 types:
- Cantilever Side-Arm Umbellas are supported by an arm which sits to the side of the umbrella. This gives a contemporary design look whilst also providing maximum shade underneath the umbrella.
- Centre Pole Umbrellas are your more traditional umbrella. Supported by a pole erected in the centre, a centre pole umbrella can extend over large distances to offer high levels of shade.
The term ‘Large Umbrella‘ is not just a gimmick – our umbrellas are really that big! Reaching astonishing sizes of upto 50m² in a range of breathtaking designs from award winning manufacturers Poggesi, our giant parasols and large umbrellas can meet your size and design needs.
As well as the large sizes available many of these large umbrellas are tested up to gale force 8 wind speeds. This is essential when looking to purchase an umbrella – moreso in the United Kingdom with the unpredictable British weather causing havoc at every opportunity.
We offer various shapes such as square, rectangular, octagonal or even inverted for trendy cafes or nightclubs.
Logo’s and company branding can be added to these umbrellas to give your company the perfect commercial image to draw your customers in.
Stylish side valances or even full length side walls are available. This offers wind and sun protection from various angles. When more than one unit is used they can in fact be attached using a simple zip connected rain chute to channel water away from the covered area to create a super umbrella.
Heating & Lighing systems give a fantastic ambience underneath the parasols and enable use most of the year round whilst creating a great visual attraction and inviting ambience to draw new customers in to your establishment.