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No More Glare Thanks to This Stylish Awning


Lina Avanzato and her husband Vicenzo have lived at their home in North West London for over 40 years.

The large patio in their back garden was perfect for al fresco dining but, as it was south facing, glare from the sun became an issue for guests. The unreliable nature of British weather also meant showers were an issue, not ideal if you’re caught in a sudden shower when having lunch.

“We needed an outdoor canopy so we could dine and entertain outside on the patio. SWR had previously carried out work for our friends so were recommended to us,” Lina Avanzato said.

“We drove to the SWR showroom in Hemel Hempstead and knew exactly what we wanted once we saw the product.”

The Avanzatos identified the Markilux Pergola 110 as the best solution for their back garden. Following a chat with a member of our team, they arranged a home survey to get a better idea of the cost involved.

The Product

The Markilux Pergola Awning is made to shelter large areas from the sun – perfect for the Avanzatos needs. The acrylic fabric is also water resistant, dirt proof and non-fading to ensure protection from the elements.

The awning’s two slender posts are unobtrusive yet strong enough to provide excellent stability, even during harsh wind. In addition, Markilux’s Tracfix technology ensures smooth operation – whether remotely or manually – without a gap between the cover and guide track for a better overall appearance.

With a range of colours, lighting options and post variants available, there is real potential to customise the Markilux Pergola the way you desire.

The Installation

The customers required the awning to be six metres wide and four metres long to cover the patio area in front of their bi-folding doors. They also decided on remote control to extend or retract the cover back into the cassette at the touch of a button.

The fitters carried out the installation smoothly, on time and with no major issues. Now the Avanzatos can entertain guests on the patio, whatever the weather!

“The service and installation was excellent, very professional. The installer did an excellent job and we are very happy and satisfied. We would definitely recommend SWR to friends and family.” Mrs Avanzato

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