The London-based outdoor equipment company Breezefree has developed a niche retractable sail awning to keep pub and restaurant customers warm and dry throughout the unpredictable British autumn…
The leading alfresco firm’s patented design provides customers with shelter from the sun or rain, but casts minimum shadow, offering drinks and catering businesses the potential for all-year-round outdoor trading.
By applying its structural engineering principles, Breezefree’s branded awnings have been designed to give maximum coverage, while stopping wind-driven rain from reaching drinkers and diners, using either manual or motorised mechanics to quickly open or close, as required.
Breezefree’s MD, Simon Cotton, says: “Our retractable sail awnings provide an attractive alternative to traditional awnings and parasols, and our price policy and two-year warranties, mean we offer unsurpassed value and peace of mind.”
D’Arrys, a restaurant located on the site of a historic Cambridge Brewery, wanted Breezefree to provide cover to customers in its courtyard, while respecting the integrity of its building and surroundings.
Chris Gerrard, of D’Arrys, says: “The furling sail idea has been well executed by Breezefree with well cut and attractively curved sails and a robust and nicely engineered furling and tensioning solution. The finished article adds value to d’Arrys and we have seen growth in demand for both food and drink despite a gentle summer.”
The company’s patented sail awnings are available in a variety of colours and sizes, with prices starting at around £6,000 + VAT. See www.breezefree.com for more information.
Breezefree have created hundreds of stylish and functional branded alfresco spaces for bars, pubs, hotels and restaurants throughout the UK, and are a leader in delivering top quality alfresco products and services to the hospitality sector. Among its clients are Carluccio’s, The Restaurant Group, JD Wetherspoon, Wagamama and Zizzi as well as the capital’s Royal Festival Hall. Breezefree fulfil orders from bespoke individual projects to large corporate roll-outs.
The firm also offers a comprehensive choice of Café Barriers, Smoking Solutions, Parasols, Furniture, Infrared Heaters, Lights and Decking designed to keep customers dry, warm and happy.