Victorian awnings are our specialty because we’ve been making them for years. We’ve improved this style of awning over time to make sure they can cope with the British weather. For example, we have replaced some of the boxing with a more resistant aluminum casing at the top and back. In the old timber version, the water or snow would rest on the wood and slowly eat into it. 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 by hand as they were when the Victorians designed them. The awning is operated with a traditional pull-down pole. Coffee Matters in Bethnall Green chose a lovely striped fabric to compliment their shop and tied all the colours in with their paint choices and seating area outside and the finished product looks very enticing.