We were asked by this lovely publican to make and install three new traditional Victorian awnings for his pub, The New Inn, in St John’s Wood. Radiant Blinds has been making Victorian awnings for a very very long time and over the years we have improved this type of awning to ensure it can cope with the British weather. For example, we have replaced some of the boxing with a more resistant aluminium 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.