About Shadewell

An introduction of our company:

Mr. Philip Mills established Shadewell Awnings in July 1994, as a small one-man operation, however after being in business for a couple of months, he realised that there was a gap in the market place for custom made awnings and shadeports and expanded the business.

In August 2011 we changed our logo and moved to new offices. Our awnings are manufactured from imported acrylic canvas, PVC or UV Ultra Block Knittex shadecloth and local ripblock 500 (Cedarbrook) PVC with clear PVC.  We guarantee our workmanship for a period of one year.  Our shadecloth has a five year manufacturer’s guarantee.  Our canvas used is a technical fabric, manufactured with solution dyed acrylic fibre that, thanks to its chemical composition, is mould-resistant by nature.  The canvas fabric is covered by the manufacturer for an eight year guarantee and is valid for only colour loss and physical properties after normal exposure to the sun, salinity and general atmospheric conditions.  The guarantee does not cover damage due to factors beyond our suppliers control, mechanical problems or misuse.

Pergolas are manufactured from laminated pine, meranti or aluminium which can be used in conjunction with our retractable canvas PVC or shadecloth patio shades.  We could also slope pergola and add either polycarbonate or chromadeck roof sheets.  This would create a waterproof outdoor living area.

Shadeports are manufactured with the highest quality galvanised steel poles and galvanised steel components and covered either in standard or waterproof shadecloth.

Fall and folding arm awnings are manufactured from locally made and designed aluminium arms, with stainless steel fixtures and covered with imported acrylic canvas, PVC or sunworker fabric.

Aluminium awnings and fixed or adjustable louvres are supplied by Hulamin aluminium.  Philip has had 10 years’ experience with well- known Kool Aluminium, before starting Shadewell, so you, the client, will be able to receive sage advice, sound ideas and extremely competitive prices.

We are one of the leaders in our field in Cape Town, surrounding suburbs, Boland, West Coast and Overberg areas.  We offer a variety of awnings to suit our client’s specific requirements.  Due to the versatility of the Shadewell systems, home-owners and architects can ask for exactly what style, shape and colour they might require and be guaranteed of satisfaction.

In a commercial application, the correct Shadewell system can produce a highly individual awning which is eye-catching from a distance, with the signwriting and or a logo to help attract more business.  Whatever the installation, the simplicity of a Shadewell awning, coupled with the high standard of materials and finish means that a quality job is done everytime at a remarkably reasonable price.

We could also give your “old, tired, saggy” awnings a “face-lift” by recovering them in new canvas material.  Your friends and family might think you spent a fortune, but you will know better because we will use your existing frames and fittings, if possible, so the saving is passed on to you, the client.

Shadewell systems are versatile, we can manufacture an awning for just about any particular location, whatever the style or shape for  your home or business.  It can be square, rectangular, elliptical, convex, concave, bell-shaped, even curving walkways or complete domes.

A high quality Shadewell awning can enhance the exterior of any building.  It can bring a light, airy Mediterranean atmosphere and add value to any home or business.


Our Happy Customers...

Shadewell did our awnings for our shop at the Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, one word, magnificent. Tops Liquor


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