Your outdoor shading solution options – A guide 

Garden awnings Dorset
14/08/2019

When it comes to making the most of your restaurant, café or pub’s outdoor space, versatile shading is a must. Not only does it give you extra table space by creating an outdoor area protected from the elements but also offers much greater flexibility than an extension as it can be adapted to suit the weather. Not sure which option is best for your needs? Read our outdoor shading solution guide to discover more...

Outdoor shading option number 1: Awnings 

If your restaurant, café or pub has a patio or outdoor area directly outside your establishment, a garden awning is a great choice. Garden awnings offer a versatile outdoor shading solution that packs away neatly against the wall when not in use and is quick and easy to extend when the sun is shining or for protection against a passing shower. 

At Broadview, a well-established, leading provider of outdoor shading solutions, our range of awnings are made using the highest quality, waterproof and fade-resistant fabrics which are available in a variety of colours and patterns to suit your business. For the height of ease and convenience, our awnings can be operated via manual crank handle or remote control. 

Outdoor shading option number 2: Giant umbrellas 

When you think of a beer garden or café courtyard, you’ll no doubt picture a pretty collection of tables with colourful umbrellas. That’s because umbrellas are a fantastic outdoor shading solution as they allow each of your customers to adjust the amount of shade available depending on their individual preferences. 

Unlike other designs, Broadview’s giant umbrellas are incredibly strong, so are able to stand up against strong winds, and achieve a large amount of coverage. We are able to create bespoke designs so you can promote your business at the same time as protecting your customers from the ever-changing weather. 

Outdoor shading option number 3: Outdoor structures

For a truly impressive and versatile outdoor shading solution, Broadview’s outdoor structures are the perfect choice. Allowing you to increase your table service without losing precious al-fresco space in the summer months, our outdoor structures can be tailored made to fit your premises exactly and really boost your business. 

Outdoor structures offer you the height in flexibility and style and come with a range of different options to help you make the most of your new dining area and ensure it remains usable all year round. These include rotating and retracting roofs, sliding glass panels, retracting zip screens and even integrated heaters and LED lighting. 


So, if you’re looking for the perfect outdoor shading solution to maximise your restaurant, café or pub, contact the expert team at Broadview today. Simply fill out our online enquiry form or call us on 01202 679 012 and we’ll be happy to help.