Different Types of Awning Installations
It is often the case that there is not a flat wall for us to install our Awnings to. There may be pipes or other obstrutions, or maybe just not enough brickwork or even no brickwork at all. Either way, our teams of experts can usually design a solution to facilitate an Awning installation. Below are some of the common installation methods we use.
If you have a single story building then you would mostlikely be looking to install your Awning within the top few courses of bricks. This is not advisable because the bricks are likely to pull away, causing damage to the wall and making the Awning installation unsafe.
Spreader plates spread the fixings down the wall, allowing the awning to sit along the top courses of bricks, but bringing the actual fixing points down to lowever, stronger positions.
Gutter brackets are used where you need to bring the Awning out and up. Common places that these would be found are on bungalows where there is a low soffit. These brackets would mount to the wall and bring the Awning out to sit in front of, or above the guttering.
Gutter brackets can also be used where the upper floors are tile hung or cladded. The brackets mount to the wall but bring the Awning position to in front of the tiles/cladding.
Pipe brackets are used when the Awning needs to clear an obstruction. Generally this is down pipes and soil pipes though the same principle can be used for any obstruction preventing the Awning being mounted direct to the wall.
Support posts are used when there is insufficent brickwork to mount the Awning on. The posts are sunk into the ground making the Awning installation totally independant from the brickwork.
Support posts are used a lot for mobile homes, and in front of busildings with primarily glass rather than brick.
Our Awning Installation Teams
At Nationwide, we like to maintain as much control over the whole order process as possible. This is why we choose to not use sub contracters to install our products.
Each of our dedicated teams of installers will arrive in a Nationwide vehicle, with Nationwide clothing making them easy to identify.
Before considering new installation teams, we require them to have a minium of 5 years experience in installing Awnings. Currently all of our fittings teams have been with us, installing Awnings for over 10 years so you can rest assured that you will be receiving a top class Awning installation.
Our Patio Awnings generally take between 2 - 5 hours hours to install, depending on the size. If independent frameqork is required or you are choosing a Freestanding Awning then the installation will take the majority of the day. In almost all circumstances, you can expect the installation of your Awning to take no longer than one day.
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