TEL: 01590 682487 / 07921 574895

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Bringing the outside in , and taking the inside out

“Go undercover with Sherlock !”

Specialising in high quality, long life, design led,

bespoke  rain & shade solutions

Residential & Commercial alfresco rain and shade structures.

Internal Shade Sails, Atrium Sails.

  Shade for  Schools, Local Authority, and  Public Spaces

|Top Quality International and British shade equipment|


Sherlock and Watson Ltd are experts in providing shade solutions and

structures offering rain protection      

We supply & install International branded quality parasols and awnings

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Competitive prices , top quality products & excellent service

Contact Information

Telephone :-   07921 574895 / 01590 682487

E mail :-

Address:-  Boundway Hill , Sway , Lymington . Hampshire  SO41 6EN


Rain & Shade Sails


Awnings & Canopies

Bespoke Rain & Shade Canopies

Rain and Shade sails in London & Southern England
Awnings in London & Southern England
Parasols in London & Southern England
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Commercial Customers & Main Contractors Note 

We undertake a risk assessment for each installation, & produce a method statement for works. We have  comprehensie public, employers & product liability insurances.  Our staff are trained & certified by PASMA for tower erection, and PAL for mobile vertical & boom lifts. All contracts undertaken using  Health & Safety best practices.


When you choose Sherlock and Watson  for your patio awning ,  commercial awning ,  sun parasol , shade sail  , high tensile structure  or bespoke canopy  you  can be sure  that  the final  product will be expertly installed and ready to serve it’s purpose.


The International & British branded shade equipment that we have selected to supply & install for our  customers is top quality,  guaranteed and gives real value for money as they are designed and built to last . 

The Sherlock and Watson shade solution concept is not just about protecting our customers from harmful UV  rays or providing a perfect al-fresco dining area.  We  believe in extending the inside outside and bringing the outside  inside.  This idea is  all about  really enjoying  the combination of both worlds, indoors outdoors and we harness the various design elements of our products to  achieve this  for each individual customer. 

To create this  indoor-outdoor living space and make it work  well   we design a shade solution to blend the existing building and outside spaces. Generally this requires a survey visit to take measurements, photographs and find out exactly what the customer wants. We then design a solution to match the ideas , dimensions and the budget.

We are committed to offering a personal service to our customers

Residential & Commercial Awnings

We are an official distributor and installer of “Markilux” & “Weinor” awnings & the “Gibus Mediterranea” retractable pergola system. Markilux and Weinor  manufacture an exceptional range  of  beautifully designed patio and balcony awnings, conservatory awnings, vertical blinds and awnings in their state of the art factory in Germany to exacting standards. Markilux manufacture  the  “Ambiente” range, Weinor the “Plaza Pro” both systems suitable for larger areas and excellent  for Commercial applications.  These products are of the highest quality , functional , incorporate the latest technical innovations, various  levels of automation,  are hardwearing and enjoy a long life.  All our products are suitable for  residential , commercial and education applications.  Awnings  are  built to order, made to measure  configurations to suit most situations.  

The Gibus Med System is a retractable, framed , rain & shade protection system using pvc fabric.  Made in Italy, stylish and functional able to withstand high winds and rain.  Available with side & front panels this is a great product , the almost instant extra room / Classroom !

Markilux , Gibus & Weinor  offer a 5 year manufacturers guarantee .

Rain & Shade Sails

Shade Sails in the modern form originated in Australia in the 80’s, originally devised as protection from the intense UV rays  were soon adopted by schools and public bodies. The  free forms & sculptured design of the sail now provide shade and designer cover at  a multitude of  locations from the funkiest surf shack to the prestigious champagne bars on the        Melbourne Grand Prix circuit.  

Sherlock and Watson supply and install individual sails  and multi sail  designs. Sails are suitable for shade creation almost anywhere; the private garden, a restaurant terrace or school playground.  Sails are a contemporary, striking and elegant alternative to traditional awnings, our sails are designed and manufactured for the UK climate ,functional  shade ,                        and a focal point for al fresco living. Shade sails & the installation points may be de-rigged & packed away, making the structure “semi-permanent” and “demountable”.    

A shade sail  is a fabric membrane  (cut & stitched to form a shape with tensioning points at corners ) which is then attached to anchor points / fixings .  A simple equilateral triangular sail has three fixings, a bespoke pentagon shaped sail, five fixings .  A sail may be connected to an existing structure e.g:  a building , a tree (by way of velcro straps. We do not harm trees !!) or a pergola. The sail may have it’s own fixings points installed  such as  wooden poles, stainless steel posts, a timber framework or a combination.  Sails may be used  inside buildings to create  shade , a theme , or for pure decoration.

There are two types of sail - flat sails: these are 2 dimensional shapes similar to a large piece of  plywood, the sail may be angled but it will always remain flat, although there is some tolerance for minor twisting. The other type is the 3 dimensional sail which is designed & manufactured to form a three dimensional curved shape, with a minimum of 4 fixings, these structures are rigged to a higher tension than flat sails and require strong fixing points.   

Check out our shade sail pages .


The traditional shade provider is now manufactured world wide by many companies, we have  chosen limited  ranges of top quality tried , tested and much enjoyed parasols to supply to our customers.   From large commercial use parasols to designer residential scroll through our parasol pages & contact us for more details.

Bespoke Canopies& Tensile Structures

Hand made , individually designed , tensile fabric canopies.

World class High Technolology Serge Ferrari fabrics

Rain, UV , All Weather canopies built bespoke from scratch.

Craftsman fabricated 316 marine grade stainless steel components 

Designed  to fit in exactly with an existing building or  designed as a stand alone feature forming a contrast and depth to a landscape . 

We manufacture our own range of  tensile canopies:

The Schooner Canopy

If you want a canopy structure designed & built  to last, to protect you, your family, friends, customers & clients from the elements , in your chosen location then contact us.

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Rain & Shade Cover for Schools

Sherlock & Watson Ltd offer a wide range of  excellent rain & shade products for schools. From simple  one off sails connected to an existing structure  to  electric retractable canopies able to withstand the British winter .  Please contact our offices to discuss your requirements now and be ready for the bright summery days of 2014.