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James Robertshaw launches exclusive retractable awning system


Bolton-based James Robertshaw has launched the A101 SmartBox - a universal, full-cassette, folding-arm awning designed for terrace, balcony and patio spaces.

James Robertshaw launches exclusive retractable awning system


"Although we have only just launched the A101 SmartBox, we are delighted to have completed our first two installations, which show just how versatile and popular this product is set to become."
Matthew Garnett, Sales Marketing Director



Bolton-based James Robertshaw has launched the latest addition to its awning portfolio, which is an exclusive offering to the UK market. The A101: SmartBox is a universal, full-cassette, folding-arm awning designed for terrace, balcony and patio spaces – ideal for commercial, hospitality and residential projects.

An ultra-modern, weather-sealed cassette, the A101: SmartBox boasts an elegant and superior design, which can be tailored and manufactured to suit any colour scheme, including patterns and branding for commercial clients. The product is designed with key features to provide a flexible and reliable solution for different outdoor spaces, with maximum widths up to 5,500mm and a maximum projection of up to 3,500mm, wind class 3 and magnetic caps for easy removal.

A single bracket allows for three installation options, the multi-flex power belt provides more than 70,000 guaranteed movement sequences and the double spring in the arm ensures optimised, long-lasting tautness of the fabric. The A101: SmartBox can also be supplied with James Robertshaw’s unique embedded LED lighting strips.

Having only launched to the UK market in January 2017, James Robertshaw has already manufactured, supplied and installed the A101: SmartBox for two projects; the Blandford Comptoir, a new bistro opened by celebrated master sommelier Xavier Rousset in the heart of the West End, and a high-specification residential new build in Prestwich, Greater Manchester.

Matthew Garnett, Sales & Marketing Director at James Robertshaw, said: “Although we’ve only just launched the A101: SmartBox to the UK market, we’re delighted to have already completed our first two installations, which show just how versatile and popular this product is set to become.

“For the domestic installation, a key part of the brief was to provide an awning solution that aesthetically matched the strong architectural look of the property, while also being practical and reliable enough to complete the outdoor entertaining space, enabling the homeowner to make better use of their patio, decking or garden.

“For the Blandford Comptoir bistro in London, we needed to make a strong impact which would be consistent with the rest of the building, as well as looking smart and attractive to passers-by. The A101: SmartBox was supplied in hard-wearing anthracite grey, with matching fabric, which looks stylish against the building. Not only does the product look the part, but it also provides shade and shelter to outdoor diners and even increases the bistro’s covers. The quality and durability of the A101: SmartBox will help the awning withstand the fumes of the city centre location, keeping it looking good and in perfect working condition for many years to come.”

For more information, please visit: www.jamesrobertshaw.co.uk.

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