De Leeuw Ltd has been active in the field of solar shading and glare control since 1983. It all started with desire to do something different, to make something different and above all to do something that was better than anybody else on the market. It started with a highly engineered complete blind system imported from Switzerland and it did not take very long before this 'caught on' in the U.K. This system, it was called Reflex-Rol, in reality it was over-engineered but our idea was that it was better to sit on top of the tree than somewhere near the bottom.
To this day this system is still being installed in the U.K. and indeed around Europe and the rest of the World.
As a side-venture in 1993 the company starting acting as a wholesaler for a French screen fabric. This decision was not taken lightly as we applied the same standards of quality. Within 3 years we became the market leaders in the U.K. and it is still going very strong today.
During 2020 we were approached by one of our clients who also used other screens to see if we can act on their behalf as importers for the Phifer screens from the U.S. Not wanting to 'bite' our other screen range we looked very carefully and came to the conclusion that the two would complement each other very well. Each having their own individual qualities and strength. And so the story began late 2020 and we hope it will last for a very long time.
Phifer Screen under the name of Sheerweave now has proper representation on the U.K. and Irish markets.