Use outdoor shading to boost your business' revenue

Commercial awnings Dorset
26/09/2019

Outside space is a valuable asset for any commercial premises but are you really making the most of its potential? Read on to find out how two Dorset companies used innovative outdoor shading structures to boost their business. 

A stunning outdoor structure creates flexible space

A beach front café in Gosport wanted to replace their seasonal marquee with something that had more style and impact so it could be suitable for weddings and other celebrations. After a detailed consultation with the café owners, our experienced team installed the impressive Sunrain outdoor structure. The stunning Sunrain model is not only highly attractive and suitably dramatic for its unique location, but is also tough and durable and able to withstand the trying conditions of the Dorset coastline. 

The fully retractable roof means the café can use the area all year round with guests able to soak up the sun in the summer months and dine in comfort during the winter thanks to the sliding glass panels which make the space totally enclosed (and frame the beautiful view wonderfully). We also added integrated dimmable LED lighting so no matter what the occasion, the tone and atmosphere will complement the event perfectly. 

Shop awnings provide extra selling space

Another example of using outdoor shading to boost business is our partnership with The National Trust in Studland, Dorset. The Trust needed not one but three shading solutions for their shop, information hut and discovery centre. For the shop we installed a Sunrain wood effect structure that maximised their sales space by providing a protected area for extra displays. It also helps shade the inside of the shop from the glare of the summer sun, reducing the inside temperature and making a more pleasant environment for staff and customer alike. 

We installed a canopy on the information hut to shelter staff and queuing visitors from the ever-changing weather of the Dorset coast. Finally, we added a B35 awning onto the discovery centre, a building used for educational visits and private events, to expand its capacity and to offer a sheltered al fresco dining area. 


Broadview Outdoor Shading Solutions have built a reputation as leading providers of bespoke shading solutions in the UK. Whatever style of awning or shading structure your business needs, you'll find the perfect product and solution to help you maximise your available outdoor space. Contact Broadview today for more information on 01202 679 012.