About Us

Our Business

Shades of Comfort Limited were formed in 2005 by Tony Peters and Barrie Evans to provide outdoor solutions following the smoking ban to pubs and restaurants. The company has expanded rapidly, servicing many major groups such as Whitbread, Admiral Taverns, St Austell Brewery’s, and Young’s, as well as members of the leisure industry, notably Drayton Manor Park with whom we installed a unique Pavilion for their Thomas the Tank Engine Area. Shades are also particularly proudd to be the sole supplier for umbrellas and awnings for Costa Coffee.

Shades' product range started with us providing umbrellas to pubs and restaurants. As our customers' confidence in us grew, we sourced cafe screens, giant umbrellas, garden and patio furniture, robust terrace awnings, and terrace screens which goes to show our flexibility and philosophy – sourcing the latest and most innovative products in the market place.

Shades have seen a maturing marketplace in the last year as the customers we serve now start to go across all market sectors. Blue chip companies, councils, government bodies, and utility companies all provide outdoor facilities for all their employees. Large organisations such as theme parks, zoos, hospitals, stately homes, leisure chains, shopping centres and museums also show an increasingly keen interest in the services we provide, both within the UK and abroad.

Outdoor Trading Solutions

In recent years there has been a growing appreciation of the benefits of outdoor trading at licensed premises. Just as homeowners are increasingly looking upon their gardens as extensions of their homes, publicans, restaurateurs, hoteliers, shops and leisure centres are realising that their outdoor areas offer the ability to extend their trading floor-space by providing a comfortable environment for all their customers. Not only can your external spaces be turned into assets to attract new customers with our extensive range of products, you can also entice back existing customers who were previously alienated by the smoking ban.

One-Stop-Shop

The many stages involved with planning and organising an appropriate outdoor trading area is an onerous task for busy professionals. The selection of a specialist supplier such as Shades of Comfort, who can take care of this for you, is extremely important. Whether you need a one off umbrella or furniture supplied, you need someone to work with your appointed project manager, or you need a competant team to manage the scheme with your designers to deliver the requirements as a one-stop-shop, you will find Shades of Comfort the perfect company to work with.

Aftersales, Maintenance & Warranties

Shades of Comfort's after sales and maintenance service is a comprehensive cover. On installation we provide operating instructions for our products and are happy to discuss any issues that you may encounter, as well as help to stop potential future repair works with our expert knowledge.

Guarantee

Shades of Comfort's ethos is to be a quality company providing quality products. This is to ensure that when you purchase our competitively priced products or services, you will receive a high return on your investment for many years to come. Guarantees on products we sell are some of the best in the market place, and our long term servicing to meet your needs ensures the protection of your outdoor assets comes from Shades whenever you buy from us.

BSI 9001

Shades of Comfort have held our ISO 9001 qualification for several years now and continue to improve the quality control and environmental management system in place. Click here for more information.