Drop arm awnings

Drop-Arm Awnings

A classic canopy style, manufactured by James Robertshaw for over 160 years.

Drop-Arm Awning key features

Drop-arm awnings date back hundreds of years, they’re a classic design that compliments traditional buildings.

Traditional elegant design

Drop-arm window awnings form part of our traditional range with some designs having changed little in the 160 years we’ve been in business. Elegant and mature, these classic shading products have truly worn the test of time and deliver for businesses time and time again.

Popular for heritage sites

With its classic look, a traditional drop-arm awning really appeals for listed building projects and heritage sites to add functional solar shading without offsetting the architectural backdrop. Aesthetically, these products pair very well with conservation environments and can be sensitively installed where able to.

Highlight your brand

For businesses that want to add some classic style to their window covers or outdoor areas, branding can be applied. We have a huge range of fabric colours to choose from in order to match your existing pallet and can work with you to ensure the final products complement the existing architecture.

Fully retractable

Retractable drop-arm awnings will provide outdoor coverage and protection from solar glare, with the advantage of being able to retract when desirable to do so. A classic awning style that compliments traditional architecture which also neatly folds away.

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Find the perfect Drop-Arm Awning for your outdoor space

We can provide classic style drop-arm awnings as well as more modern variants, all finished to the highest of standards.

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The Microbox-300 drop-arm is a neat, contemporary and versatile sunblind and a very cost-effective method of shading and screening.

  • Operates from a fixed pivot
  • Adjustable pitch settings from 0° to 60°
  • At least 25,000 arm operations guaranteed
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Traditional Victorian Box Awning

The Victorian Box awning remains the quintessence of British awning design and is still handmade today, as it was in Victorian times.

  • Weather protected when retracted
  • Fixed-arm or slide-arm options
  • Complies with CEN standards
Traditional Victorian Box Awning

Questions People Ask About Drop Arm Awnings

Do you make the traditional style drop arm awnings?

We do, as well as a selection of modern variations. We’ve been manufacturing these products for 160 years and the traditional version has changed little in that time. We are very proud of our manufacturing heritage and our master craftsmen use techniques that have been honed over our entire time of trading.

Can traditional canopies retract?

Yes, they can. We manufacture a range of drop arm retractable window awnings that offer the aesthetic qualities to complement traditional architecture, whilst being completely retractable (either manually or via remote automation).

Interested in learning more? Let’s talk.

Whatever your need. Our friendly team will talk you through your options.