commercial retractable awnings for restaurants, pubs, hotels

Retractable Awnings

Samson Awnings & Terrace Covers offer a wide range of made to order retractable awnings, all built to an extremely high standard to withstand water, wind and prolonged exposure to sun – perfect for commercial use.

All of our patio awnings fall into three main categories as follows:

commercial-full-cassette-awningThis is an enclosed awning where the roller, fabric cover, and arms are completely protected and stored in a closed cassette when retracted.

These awnings are the right choice for exposed installations and for anyone wanting maximum protection all year round, even when the weather turns bad. The cover fabric will stay cleaner a lot longer if used sensibly.


commercial-semi-cassette-awningsThere are varying degrees of protection given by semi cassetted awnings as the casings from manufacturers differ in design.

Generally the protection is given from the top and the front only by an aluminium or steel coverboard. Where complete protection is not a requirement such as underneath a soffitt,  these awnings can be particularly useful.


commercial-open-cassette-awningIf the location for installation is well protected then open cassette awnings are a good economical way of shading.

The mechanisms and roller tubes are left completely exposed to the elements, but are all manufactured in aluminium as standard.


A Samson Awning Will Protect you from the Weather

An intense heat, combined with the blazing light from the sunshine on a British summer day, is enough to dehydrate & exhaust even the most heartiest of souls. UV rays can destroy and fade so many building materials and finishes. Protect your building and provide colour shade for the customers and staff.

Even at the opposite end of the weather spectrum, our retractable awnings can still cope. Nobody likes spending time in the rain and our awnings can also act as a waterproof shelter.

Schools & Nurseries are possibly affected the most, when dealing with young children unfamiliar with the harsh consequences of being exposed to the suns UV rays and particularly susceptible to rain induced colds. Outdoor and interesting learning areas have been proven to be a key factor in learning for children, and these areas are sorely lacking from many schools and nurseries. Samson have provided large awnings and parasols for many schools and nurseries over the years to provide years of trouble free effortless sun control and rain protection.

Pubs & Restaurants profit most when the weather is hot and the beer garden is full, but what happens when it gets a bit too hot? A lack of shade could lead to plenty of hot customers (and warm beers) who are seeking the shade. Some of our retractable awnings can remain hidden under eaves, but stretch as far as 8m wide with a 3.5m projection when needed; this means more people can sit and take retreat in the shade under cover on a terrace and enjoy the weather without the risk of burning.

In the cooler spring and autumn months we have retractable supported awning systems such as the Pergola or Plaza offering even larger sizes but more importantly greater wind speed ratings and at the right pitch perfect for rainfall protection.

Shops & Offices feel the magnified heat of the sun through glazing which results in hot rooms – less than ideal when concentration is needed. Retractable patio awnings not only act as sun shading protection for users sitting directly underneath, but they can also be used to block the sun coming through doors, windows and other openings or glazed areas, managing the temperature and lighting inside.

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Restaurant, Pub, Bar or Club..

Our overhead protection products allow commercial entertainment businesses such as restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs to continue with service throughout the sweltering heat in the summer, bitter cold in the winter and even long into the night. Perfect for creating new profit opportunities and opening various money making avenues. We can work with you and create very large areas if required with varying levels of all year round protection depending on your business requirements.

High Quality For Long Term Protection

All products supplied and installed from Samson Awnings & Terrace Covers are constructed using the best materials, and manufactured by skilled craftsmen to the highest quality. This ensures that the awning retains its strong qualities throughout the years, and can cope with the relenting impact of the harsh British weather.

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With some careful thought and planning you can create fantastic outdoor covered areas for use most of the year round and certainly create extra seating and increased revenue and interest in your establishment. Imaging not having too worry too much about a fully booked summer venue being ruined by rain or wind.

Supported awnings with drop down retractable valance