If you require shade for a large open space or simply an area not adjacent to a wall, then a free-standing awning (also known as the Twinns awning) could be the perfect product for you.
Our striking selection of free-standing awnings are manufactured using the highest quality materials including world class fabrics, in an array of colours, electronics by market leaders, aluminium casings for durability and are also fitted by our own experienced installation teams.
Our fabrics are designed to reduce the impact of heat, creating a cool and comfortable area for you to enjoy the outdoors on the hottest of days. We choose only the highest quality fabrics providing the maximum UV protection. The fabrics have special self cleaning properties and are impervious to rot and mildew. In addition they provide maximum colour fastness which means your awning looks brand new on every occasion.
Our free-standing awnings are the perfect solution for those with larger gardens and are becoming ever more popular in schools, nurseries, restaurants and pubs. The Twinns awning consists of two awnings mounted back to back. This special design can provide areas of up to 56 square metres of shelter at the press of a button. When not in use, the awnings can be rolled back in their cassette to remain protected from the elements ready for the next operation.
Our standard Twinns awning is manufactured with a steel frame with posts that are sunk on the ground. We also now can provide a “Twinns on wheels” which allow the awning to be positioned wherever you choose and can even be wheeled away to store the awning should you choose.
The flexibility of free-standing awnings extends to their usage in all many types of weather, as they can be set up to shield from the suns glare on a searing hot day or tactfully positioned to protect against light rainfall. Incorporating our range our outdoor heating and lights, the outdoors can be enjoyed in the UK’s colder seasons.
Our free-standing awnings can be installed in a variety of locations to fulfil a range of functions.
Whether it be to improve the aesthetics or accessibility of your outdoor commercial exploits, such as a café front or beer garden, or to enhance your home and garden, one of Nationwide’s free-standing awnings will provide you with the perfect shelter solution. Here are some of the locations we install free-standing awnings on a regular basis:
Nurseries and Schools, are obligated to provide their pupils with suitably large areas of shade for them to play in. As such, one of our free-standing awnings are an undoubtedly cost-effective way of tastefully covering an area in shade in order to protect children from lasting UV damage.
Awnings can provide commercial premises with another dimension to their business endeavours, quite literally opening up areas through which they can seek profit.
Restaurants with unused outdoor space can establish an al fresco dining area, underneath a vast free-standing awning, instantly increasing the allure of their business. This can even be used all year round with the installation of outdoor heaters & lights to preserve a warm atmosphere during the winter, whilst it could clearly see a splurge of extra custom during the summer months.
Pubs could also benefit from awnings, as drinking isn’t getting any less fun; a warm, outdoor spot for a tasty drop is an attractive prospect indeed during cold climate, whilst a free-standing awning will protect customers from the sun’s heat throughout summer.
Thanks to our free design consultation service, we can visit your location and offer expert advice on choosing the most suitable product for your needs.