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The First Verano Garda Installation

As part of our Great British Glass Off offer, Verano’s fantastic Garda glass roof system has recently been installed for the first time by Samson Awnings.

An exceptional glass roof system, it can have either a glass or polycarbonate roof, allowing for different needs and budgets, and can also have an awning style fabric system installed either above or below the roof. Alongside this, lighting can be requested as either halogen or LED spotlights. It is also a modular system, allowing the sides to be filled in at a later date with glass elements such as wall panels and doors.

This particular Garda roof was fitted to a domestic property, and was erected so easily and unobtrusively that the customers wife actually missed the system being set up!

Finished in anthracite, this system blends perfectly with the colour of the bi-folding doors that are underneath. This system is fitted with 8.8mm glass, which offers superb vision combined with fantastic durability, with the added benefit over polycarbonate options of being much quieter in the rain.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Benefits of an Awning and Glass Room Combination

The Ulimate UK Weather Protection!

Awnings and glass rooms both have their advantages and disadvantages. Awnings are adaptable, yet unable to cope with heavier wind and snow. Glass rooms meanwhile are more fixed, however lack natural shading, merely rain and wind protection.

Perhaps this is why it has become an option with many glass rooms to have an awning attached. Often fixed to the roof of the glass room itself, the awning extends via runners and this adds stability to the awning itself. These can be placed either above or under the glass, with each having advantages. Outside shading is perfect for keeping the sun from heating up the glass, increasing the temperature, whilst inside shading prevents wind or heavy rain from becoming an issue.

The benefit of this means that not only can you shelter from the rain and wind, and even snow in the summer, but you can also provide shade from the summer sun. This transforms an already impressive glass room into a truly year round all weather system.

The benefits of this are obvious. When combined with sliding glass doors, you can create an area that can be entirely closed off, with a shaded roof, yet can also be completely opened up, with a glass roof and no walls.

Examples for suitable systems:

Weinor Terrazza

The Terrazza is a glass and aluminium roof structure, designed for us on a terrace or patio in any domestic or commercial environment.

The Terrazza can have shading added, with a product called the Sottezza, an under-mount anti-glare screen that blends in perfectly and shields the area underneath from the sun.

The Terrazza has a couple of different roof models and shapes, meaning that every need is catered for, and sides can be personalised to make them more stable or transparent.

An elegant and appealing design, the Terrazza has a number of different options to suit different needs, and can be fitted with lights to extend usability.

Weinor GlasOase

The Weinor GlasOase is designed to be the ultimate in roof protection. It has a high quality aluminium profile, and a roof that is similar to that of the Terrazza, but is designed from the ground up to be transformed into a glassroom.

Sides can be filled in with a variety of options, such as glass panels, sliding or folding glass doors and more, and the sides include minimal posts, offering a truly panoramic view of the surroundings with a possibility for full-surface glazing, with no restrictions to the view.

The GlasOase can also have both inside and outside shading, making it an incredibly versatile system. Alongside this, both LED lighting and infrared heating systems are available, both of which are energy efficient.


Verano Riva

The Verano Riva is a stylish and sturdy glass roof system, which when filled in at the sides uses exceptionally high-quality glass to create a fantastically clear veranda, which offers protection from all sorts of weather conditions, from sun shading, to winds and rain, and even light snow.

There is also the option for polycarbonate to be used, and whilst this is cheaper, it does make it much noisier in wet weather conditions. Alternatively, you can also fill the sides with zip screens as well as the standard glass partitions or sliding glass doors.

Similarly to the glasOase, the Riva has minimal posts, which allows for fantastic views, without losing any of the structural integrity. The Riva only needs two supports to span 6.5 metres, and does this with ease.

Both halogen and LED lights are available built into the structure, which can save up to 30% on energy costs, whilst shading is placed above the roof.

For more information on these options, please contact us.

Weinor Product Awards

 

Weinor Product Awards
In recent years one of our manufactures, Weinor have won numerous design prizes for the superb design of its patio products. The awards confirm that the products we offer are not only high quality in technical terms, but also set high standards from a visual perspective.

These weinor products have won prizes:

  • The under-mounted conservatory awning Sottezza II
  • The Livona open folding arm awning
  • The avant-garde cassette awning Zenara
  • The timeless and classic cassette awning Opal Design II
  • The sleek cassette awning Cassita II
  • The extensive Pergola awning Plaza Pro
  • The light-flooded Glasoase
Zenara

Zenara

The sleek and modern design gives it a stylish appearance and it sits seamlessly on the wall as it only requires two wall connections, even for the largest 6.5metre sizes

  • Reddot Award 2014 – Winner
  • Product Design Award 2014
  • Good Design Awards
  • German Design Award- Special mention 2014
  • Focus Open Silber 2012

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Cassita-II

Cassita II

The Weinor Cassita II LED is structurally identical to the regular Cassita II patio awning except this is an awning with a built in lighting system

  • Reddot Award 2014 – Winner
  • Focus Open 2014 – Silver
  • Product Design Award 2014

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OpalDesignII

Opal Design II

The Weinor Opal Design II is the  ultimate jewel for your home. Standing out among the crowd for their exceptional aesthetics, superior technology and striking looks, this awnings combines technology and appearance with long lasting quality.

  • Product Design Awards 2014
  • German Design Award – Special Mention 2014

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Livona

Livona

  • Design Awards 2015
  • Reddot Award 2014 – Special Mention

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Glassroom

Glasoase

All year round protection with an almost frameless view of your garden- spend hours of enjoyment in your garden glass room and let a place filled with light and transparency work its magic on you.

  • Reddot Design Award 2009 – Winner

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VertiTex

VertiTex

VertiTex vertical blind offering translucent shade

  • Reddot Design Award 2008 – Winner

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PlazaPro Plaza Pro

Our textile and extendable weather protection system for professional users goes by the name Weinor Plaza Pro

  • Product Design Award 201

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Pergola Upgrade

Samson have just finished an upgrade on several existing Markilux Pergola systems.
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Gibus Med Twist soon on Display at our Showroom

Samson Awnings will have one of the largest displays of retractable roof systems in the UK very shortly and the Gibus Med Twist is a featured product for the future of outdoor living.
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New Outdoor Terrace and Patio Cover Products for 2014

There are always new products launched in February for the coming year from major manufacturers and this year the focus is definitely on the larger terrace and patio cover systems whether they be retractable or fixed systems.
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Patio Roof and Glass Room on Sarah Beenys TV channel 4 programme

Our very own glass room and patio terrace roof systems were featured on Sarah Beenys ‘Double you House for Half the Money’ ¬†TV programme this week.
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Completion of Retractable Garden Roof at The Wig and Pen Pub

Samson awnings have just completed a large retractable roof system at the Wig and Pen in Northampton
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