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Freestanding Awnings

Offering a huge area of shelter from the weather Nationwide's freestanding Awnings are an ideal solution for both residential and commercial premises.

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:

Freestanding Awnings for Schools

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.

Freestanding Awnings for Commercial Premises

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.

  • Choice of electric or manual operation
  • Installed within a day
  • Large UV Protected areas
  • Aluminium frame for strength and durability
  • Hundreds of colour choices
  • Only the highest quality materials are used.

Why Freestanding Awnings?
Freestanding awnings are the versatile shading that can be positioned anywhere, either in your garden or over your patio area. As the name suggests, it does not need any wall fixings and is totally freestanding. Two posts are sunk into the ground using concrete. The awning is then mounted to these posts and opens out each side. In effect this is two Sun Awnings, mounted back to back to give the maximum shade possible. Every sun awning or freestanding awning is personalized to suit your particular requirements. Once you have chosen the colour, the fabric, and the style, your outdoor awning is tailor-made by a team of skilled craftsmen. The best thing is that you also get the option of manual, electric, or remote control. You can choose from a basic level of automation right up to a climate controlled system with sun and wind sensors. All their motorised awnings provide you a smooth and effortless control. You also can go for a wireless range of smart motors for use with modern cassette sun awnings.
What Type Of Product Installations Do They Have?
Twinns Awnings This versatile form of Freestanding Awnings can cover more than 50 square meters. This provides maximum coverage and shade to sit beneath it on hot summer days. With the help of these exterior awnings, one can beautifully convert and create a spare area into a great outdoor room to enjoy dinner parties or cover up a garden for barbecues. Besides being extremely practical, the Sun Awning can make an extremely pretty addition to anyone’s home. Patio Awning on Posts If you think your property can’t have awnings, think again. If there is no wall space to mount the awning on, support posts can be used to make the awning a freestanding structure.
Where Can I See Samples Of These Freestanding Awnings?
Nationwide has installed these types of Awnings in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, as well as other places in the UK.


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