Commercial Canopies and Walkways

Dutch Canopies and walkways provide an attractive and cost effective alternative to traditional wind-out awnings where shading is required inside a building but there may be space or weight restrictions which prevent a folding arm awning from being installed plus Dutch Canopies are particularly suitable to advertise your business and promote your branding.

They are available in a wide range of shapes and styles and can either be fixed or retractable, depending on the particular style and cover material. The frames are manufactured from aluminium in either white or anodised silver and the covers are manufactured using the same high quality Dickson and Sunbrella fabrics that we use for our awning range, plus a range of wet look fabrics are available for fixed canopies. All are finished with a valance (if required), piping and trims to match and contrast the design of cover used, ensuring a neat and attractive overall finish.

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There are 3 types of fabric covering for Canopies & Walkways

Acrylic – The Acrylic cover is available in a wide range of colours and designs encompassing solid single colours through to multi coloured wide stripes, narrow stripes, multi stripes and printed designs.

PVC – The PVC cover as with the Acrylic cover is available in a wide range of colours and designs including solid colours and block stripes.

Wet Look PVC– The wet look PVC cover is only available in solid colours and only for non retractable canopies.
Both Acrylic and PVC covers are available with shaped valances which will be trimmed with a braid on Acrylic and a hydem tape on PVC covers.

Operation of a Dutch Canopy

Operation of a retractable Dutch Canopy is normally operated by means of a pull cord at one end but they can also be operated with a detachable winding handle which is attached to a gearbox or by electric operation using a hand held remote or wall switch.

Ideally a retractable Dutch blind should either be fitted in a recess or have a cover board with end cheeks fitted above the canopy to prevent rainwater from filling the fold of the cover when the cover is retracted.


To personalise or promote your business, all folding arm awning covers and valances can be sign written with your telephone number, personalised wording or printed with your own logo using your bespoke artwork.

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5 Year Guarantee for peace of mind

5 year guaranteeAll our commercial awnings and canopies have a 5 Year Guarantee as standard. Should there be any faults with your blinds within 5 Years from the date of installation we will attend site to rectify any problems.

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Previous Projects

Printed folding arm awning

West Sussex Coffee Bar

Full cassette folding arm awning with printed acrylic cover and valance.

drop arm awning

Hampshire Estate Agency

Drop arm awning with plain acrylic cover and straight valance.

Rigid French Canopy

West Sussex Wine Bar

Non retractable French style canopy with company logo printed.