About us

On rare occasions, patio canopies, awnings, blinds, skylights, and patio enclosures are installed for the aesthetic contribution they will make to the look and feel of a home or office. But, in the majority of cases, such items are added to architecture for their ability to protect property from rain, hail, and harsh sunlight.


To fulfill both requirements – aesthetics and function – they have to be strong and weatherproof but also lightweight. They must enable you to control the amount of light and heat that enters a room. Frequently, this means they must be retractable or able to open and shut, entailing smooth-working mechanisms. And, yes, they need to have colour and texture options.

Taken together, these are quite challenging design and installation specs, especially if you consider that every building is different and, therefore, most items have to be customised in some way.

Customisation calls for a high order of both design and manufacturing skills. Manufacture calls for engineering expertise, specialist equipment, trained and experienced technicians, and in-depth procurement and project management capabilities.

Installation, whether of customised or standard, off the shelf items, requires very similar specialisations and experience.

And that’s where The Finishing Touch excels. Between them, partners Dave Hobbs and Clive Peaston have 40 years’ experience in the business. Dave is a civil engineer with decades of design and contracting experience. Clive earned his spurs in production planning, procurement, and logistics for large corporates.


Most of The Finishing Touch production and installation crews have been with the company for at least seven years and are, therefore, the most experienced in the Border region. They’re also the best equipped.

A comprehensive workshop on The Finishing Touch’s Gonubie premises ensures that all products manufactured in Gonubie as well as those from suppliers are pre-tested and quality checked prior to installation.

In other words, everything about The Finishing Touch is geared towards ensuring that the client gets not just the very best product but also the very best service.

Whatever you need, we will ensure that it’s made to the highest standards, looks good, and does the job it’s intended to do.

And, because we’re efficient, productive, and understand how to extract synergies and economies of scale from procurement and logistics, we are extremely competitive on price.

We’re experts in:

Awnings – aluminium, canvas, and shadecloth, fixed and retractable
Blinds – vertical, roller, venetian, bamboo, and shadecloth
Car ports – aluminium
Conservatories – aluminium and glass (by our Alu-King division)
Folding doors – wooden, in a range of finishes
Patio covers – aluminium, polycarbonate, polyethylene ‘eco’ sheet
Patio enclosures – aluminium and glass (by our Alu-King division)
Shadeports – glavanised steel tube framed, with high density shadecloth and waterproofed shadecloth covers
Skylights – standard and custom-made domed, pyramid, and tubular – and flat roof windows
Sun louvers – aluminium

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