The Grocery Post on West End Lane, Hampstead (corner shop deluxe by their own admission) was the grateful recipient of these three new traditional Victorian awnings this week. We at Radiant Blinds Limited specialise in traditional Victorian awnings as we have been making them here, by hand, for a very very long time, although we have improved this design of awning over time to ensure they can cope with the inclement British weather. For example, we have replaced some of the boxing with a more resistant aluminium casing at the top and the back. In the old timber version, the water or snow would rest on the wood and slowly eat into it, however, we still use hardwood cheeks and a timber front lath and tacker. The arms are designed to suit the exact requirements of the building and are bent specifically for this exact purpose. The awning is operated by a traditional pull down pole. I have to say, they are still my favourite design of awning; traditional and hand made by a family run business….