You’ve probably heard the saying, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing… and the same applies to your roof terrace or outdoor dining area. Summer’s warm weather and long days might typically inspire dinner and cocktails outside, but there’s no reason your roof terrace can’t thrive during winter as well – so long as it’s dressed suitably. That means making sure you’ve got the right parasols, heating and lighting to keep your customers comfortable when it’s cold, dark and blustery outside. Dressing up your roof terrace is the perfect way to expand your bar or restaurant, maximise your covers, and therefore increase your turnover. Plus, in the current climate, lots of people will want to drink and dine outdoors, and getting your roof terrace in shape will also help protect your business if government guidelines for hospitality change again, too. We’ve rounded up eight of our bestselling products and services to help you turn your roof terrace into a winter wonderland this winter: Cantilever parasols Cantilever parasols have a supporting pole and weighted base mounted to the side (as opposed to centrally under the canopy in the traditional market parasol). This can be a great space-saver, making the cantilever parasol much more versatile, as well as looking chic and stylish, too. The Aurora Parasol is elegant and lightweight, but the Eclipse Parasol is hardier, making this high-performance and heavy-duty option a strong shelter choice for the winter months. Paraflex wall-mounted parasols If you’re looking for an even greater space-saver, you could opt for the Paraflex wall-mounted parasol. The bracket easily attaches to a wall or beam, or the side of a building (instead of taking up ground space with a pole and base unit), and the umbrella then simply clips on, making it ideal if you want to transform a smaller space into a drinking hotspot. Wind-rated parasols To really prepare for the winter elements, check out our range of wind-rated parasols (and if hospitality rules go outdoors again this winter, nothing will stop people from drinking and dining outside this time). These exclusive parasols and umbrellas have a minimum 50kmph wind rating, and go up to a 100kmph wind rating, too. So if the winter wind takes hold, these parasols can take it on. LED Rechargeable Parasol Light You’ve sorted shelter – now you need light. The easy-to-use LED Rechargeable Parasol Light has been cleverly designed to hook onto any of our parasols, and once fully charged the light lasts up to eight hours—or 16 hours on half power. And it requires no mains power, making it easy to install and use, whatever the size and shape of your roof terrace. Café Series Parasol Heater Of course, this is a UK winter – so however much you dress up your roof terrace, it needs to be warm to attract and retain happy customers at this time of year. The Café Series Parasol Heater is your simple, smart solution. It fits to the pole of any of our Café Series Parasols, and comes with a remote control, so that each of the three 1kW heaters can be operated independently. Nova Parasol with Heat and Light For an all-inclusive option, the Nova Parasol with Heat and Light is a smart and heavy-duty option with the heat and light elements fully integrated, so you can maintain your roof terrace look without any cables visible. It’s available in five sizes, and comes in a huge range of colours, and the fully telescopic mechanism means it doesn’t interfere with any furniture underneath. The Heatdome While the Heatdome may not be a space-saver, if you’ve got a large roof terrace or outdoor dining area then this could be the ultra-modern outdoor heat and light solution you’ve been looking for… The Heatdome is pure urban style, giving your customers light and warmth while they sip cocktails this winter, and the ceramic heating elements also mean it uses five times less energy than a standard gas-fuelled patio heater. Custom printing Whatever your business’ branding, make sure you’ve personalised your roof terrace by using our custom printing service. We can print your logo, company info, and anything else you like onto your branded parasols, to help you transform your roof terrace or outdoor space into somewhere completely unique this winter and beyond. Start maximising your roof terrace this winter and check out our range of shelter, heating and lighting solutions today.