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SWR Were the Perfect Choice for This Impressive Home

Bernwood is a large property located in the beautiful Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire.


This dream home has five bedrooms, a driveway and an outdoor space with a seating area that boasts breath-taking views of the surrounding fields. It’s been the home of Richard Stone and partner for over 10 years and has seen a series of gradual improvements to both interior and exterior over the years.

Two recent improvements include a Markilux Vertical Awning and two Hörmann Sectional Garage Doors. In the case of the vertical awning, Richard admitted it was initially a struggle to find a high-quality product for their requirements:

He said: “We needed the vertical blind to enclose a seating and BBQ area. All our outdoor furniture is under cover but still exposed to the weather so a blind that comes down automatically seemed like a good idea.

“We were looking for the right product for a long time and there didn’t seem to be much quality in the UK.”

Richard also needed two garage doors for his newly built garage situated to the right of the property. It was the challenge of finding an installations company that could carry out two different jobs that led to the customer giving SWR a call.

The Products

Richard popped into our Showroom to discuss his options. After an informative chat with one of our knowledgeable sales team, we decided that a Markilux 625 Vertical Cassette Awning in Anthracite Grey would be the best solution for his property.

The Markilux Vertical Awning offers complete protection from the sun and the elements. This is due to the exclusive Sunvas Transolair fabric, which copes with the unforgiving Australian sunshine. The fabric is also perforated so can manage heat and glare without compromising the view thanks to its transparency.

The 625 Vertical Awning retracts fully inside its cassette so is inconspicuous when closed. Put simply, it offered a practical solution to Richard’s problem without compromising the look of his property.

Richard also decided on two M-Ribbed Sectional Garage Doors in a tasteful Decograin Winchester Oak finish for a more organic appearance. They open vertically upwards, which allows Richard to make full use of the space inside his garage.

After choosing the right products with help from the SWR Sales Team, a home visit was booked to measure up and give the customer an estimate on price.

The Installation

Everything was installed on time and to exact specifications. Richard loves the products and thinks they only enhance their property.

“Your installers were very professional and efficient. We love the awning as we can see through the fabric. It also fully protects the furniture from the outside weather. The garage also looks amazing with our new doors. We are very pleased with the products and we would have no problem recommending SWR. In fact, we already have on several occasions.” Mr Stone

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