Kensington Roof Terrace Awning – Top floor? no problem!

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Posner’s were recently asked to install an electric awning on a south-facing, 5th-floor roof terrace in Kensington to provide shade for a lovely outdoor seating area. We visited the home for a consultation, where we decided with the owners on a Luxaflex awning, and discovered we would have a few challenges to overcome for this installation.

Alfresco living in London can prove challenging, but there is a solution.  Awnings help you enjoy your patio, terrace or garden by providing shade and a place to relax while reading a book when it’s lovely and sunny. Or, as is likely in our British climate, when the weather is not as good as predicted, an awning can provide shelter from the rain (so you can carry on with that barbecue!).

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Different level gutters and door frame

When we visited the home for a consultation, we saw that our first challenge would be how and where to attach the awning and its support brackets. There are two gutters on two levels (you can see these on the image indicated by red lines). We soon realised we would need to have custom steel brackets made.

looking over the edge of balcony, a long way up to bring the awning!

A long way up! View from the edge of the roof terrace

The other challenge we faced was how we would get the awning itself up to the fantastic fifth-floor roof terrace. The stairs weren’t an option as the awning canopy was too big, and this was the view from the edge of the terrace. A long way down as you can see!

Looking up the side of the building where we had to lift the awning using ropes up to the roof terrace

Up and over we go!

The awning arrived within two weeks, and our team headed to the house in Kensington with lots of rope and a plan to hoist the awning up to the terrace from the balcony four floors below.

Custom metal awning brackets on the side of the house to accommodate gutter

Custom Steel Brackets

We worked alongside a steel manufacturing company to get the custom awning brackets made. There are five different fixings on each bracket, giving a very secure fixing to the wall, and as you can see from the picture, they bring the awning out and up to clear the gutter.

And here is the finished awning! Click on the images to enlarge!

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