Install an awning in the winter time? Why not?
During the winter, you are most likely spending more time indoors and may ignore any outside property improvements. You may be thinking about adding a new awning next spring, but by planning and ordering an awning in the winter, you may discover that you can enjoy some unique perks. Here are several reasons why installing a patio awning in December, January, or February is a good idea:
The rise in popularity of retractable awnings and retractable pergolas in both residential and commercial properties across the world is directly tied to the appeal of outdoor living spaces.
The advantages of constructing a retractable pergola or retractable awning are nearly unlimited, ranging from expanding space to protecting structures from the elements, saving money on energy bills to improving a property’s curb appeal.
Especially when summer is coming, you might wonder about changing up your garden with an awning.
Here are some reasons why you don’t want to miss the ERHARDT K retractable K awning this summer:
Discover the ‘smart art’ range
The Samson team are excited to be bringing inspiring art straight to your patio in the form of new and creative fabrics, aligned with our mission to offer the very best bespoke and innovative services.
Awnings Designed to Last
Markilux offers sunsilk and sunvas, both of which are made with high-tech polyesters, offering fantastic UV radiation protection. These materials are the future of awning fabrics, with impressive longevity and fantastic self-cleaning properties.
Developments in the dying process have also meant that the range of colours is now much wider. Previously, colours would have to be dyed in huge quantities, meaning only a few colour options were available, however colours can now be printed in much smaller quantities, making them far more cost-effective.
Both the sunvas and the sunsilk materials are environmentally friendly, and completely non-toxic. All Markilux fabrics are certified with the ‘Okotex’ label, confirming that they adhere to Oko-Tex Standard 100 regarding harmful materials. All technical values have been tested in Germany by the manufacturer, but also independently to confirm the technical characteristics.
Markilux’s ‘ultrasonic bonding’ process is a marked improvement on other styles of joining fabrics, particularly for the purposes of awnings and blinds.
Markilux also refer to a ‘holohedral’ bonding process, which has replaced the older method of stitching panels together, offering a number of benefits. By bonding the panels together, the lifespan of these awnings is increased, as the thread that weathered and perished over time is no longer used. This thread was also susceptible to wearing when coming into contact with the bearings, which is no longer a concern.
The bonded panels also no not let water or light through at all, which the stitching join did. Being bonded instead of stitched also means the finish is smoother, which leads to less wear when being operated, extending the lifespan of Markilux awnings even more.
Note: If you wish to have your fabrics stitched rather than bonded, it must be made explicitly clear when ordering. Some conservatory awnings cannot be bonded, and are stitched as a result.
The Verano verandas allow you to enjoy the outdoors for longer and enrich your living environment, with stylish and luxurious design.
There are two models to choose from, both coming with a wide range of optional extras, such as glass walls to create an outdoor room, halogen or LED lighting and sun protection.
The Verano verandas are provided with a CE-mark, which means they are produced according to European specification, ensuring they are structurally safe for your garden.
One of these unique verandas will soon be installed in our Wellingborough showroom, for you to come and visit and more information on these products will be on our website soon.
|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.
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
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
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.
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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.
VertiTex vertical blind offering translucent shade
Our textile and extendable weather protection system for professional users goes by the name Weinor Plaza Pro
This is an almost completed installation for a stand alone retractable roof system by Gibus for a prestigious client in the London area providing a large protected outside area in a walled garden.
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Samson Awnings have just completed the roof top installation of a Weinor Pergotex system on the 7th floor of an office block in central London. Due to the high and exposed location the Pergotex was chosen as it has a tested capability to deal with winds up to Beaufort scale 8 and with the PVC cover coupled with lateral support bars the system has a high level of fabric tension enabling it to withstand heavy rainfall too.
The location is stunning and the area has been designed for corporate hospitality for the clients offices.
This attractive addition to the London skyline can be viewed from every major central London building.
The Weinor Pergotex is one of the products Samson Awnings regularly install for all year round weather protection but with the added advantage of being able to fully retract the fabric roof system when the weather dictates. The fabric roof is fully automatic with various control systems for operation and safety systems in case of extra high wind conditions.
The tough PVC fabric roof is further strengthened with aluminium support struts along the width and in this installation 2 units were coupled together for a large cover of approximately 70 square metres!!
The front and sides can be filled with various optional systems such as vertical blinds, sliding glass doors and so on to truly create an outdoor room area for many people to use all year round.
The aluminium framework is prefinished in a choice of colours and the rainwater is directed into a front guttering profile where the water is dispersed down one or some of the support legs and out to clear the covered area.
With the fabric roof fully retracted the Pergotex still looks smart on any building, gone are the days of multiple support tubes across the width making the framework overpowering and unattractive when not in use.
The Markilux Pavilion, also known as the Markilux 1600 Skylife 2 semi-cassette awning, has been discontinued and will no longer be in production.
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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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