alfresco365 is the trading name of Sherlock and Watson Ltd

The company

Alfresco365 specialise in high quality, long life, design led Rain & Shade Solutions

Alfresco365 bespoke canopy

alfresco365 Markilux awning

alfresco365 Markilux awning

Alfresco 365 Gibus Med Pergola awning

School shade : Gibus Mediterranea

Alfresco365 window awnings

Shade sail, alfresco lifestyle

alfresco365 bespoke shade sails


Alfresco365 is a trading name of Sherlock and Watson Ltd,  bespoke rain and shade solutions for the Isle of Wight,  New Forest, Hampshire, London & beyond.

Jon Clapham , Managing Director , with extensive experience in the construction industry established the company in 2009 with a mission to bring a fresh approach to creating the perfect alfresco dining area. Bringing the outside in and the inside out .

“ Awnings and Fabric Canopies have moved forward . Design led high tech companies have re energised the fabric canopy product with stylish models, new high quality traditional and fashion derived fabrics , full automation, sensors and ambiance options .”

Based in the Isle of Wight we design, supply & instal bespoke rain and shade solutions to customers on the Isle of Wight, New Forest , Hampshire, Dorset , through out the South , London and beyond.

Alfresco365 have selected particular products from trusted manufacturers for their discerning clients.

Markilux Awnings which are of the highest quality and innovative design. Markilux products by Alfresco365 are suitable for garden awnings , deck awnings,  shop awnings , cafe awnings and restaurant awnings.  Markilux have excellent Pergola Awnings which are perfect for shading rage areas , and the UK climate as they have a high wind capability.

markilux awning

Gibus Mediterranea pergola style canopies  have Italian design flair combined with  all year round  use and are particularly useful for the Hospitality and Educational sectors.

Drop awning, alfresco lifestyle


Our internal shade sails for shading Conservatories , Residential & Commercial glass buildings are designed & fabricated by Inshade. These sails are second to none, with beautiful sail shapes and a modern and efficient way to control heat gain and glare in any glazed space.

interior shade sails

Our external bespoke tensile Shade Sails and Waterproof Sail Shades are designed and built in the UK to the highest possible standards using world class fabrics .

We design and manufacture a wide range of stainless steel posts and bracketry for our bespoke fabric canopies

Contact Alfresco365 for a bespoke rain and shade solution.

We also have an E Commerce site where we have a wide range of top quality garden parasols for residential and commercial purposes. Visit HERE





What we do

Bring the outside in and take the inside out • Supply & Instal Awnings & Retractable roof systems • Supply & Instal Infrared Heating for Indoor and Alfresco use • Design , manufacture and installation of bespoke tensile fabric structures • Design & Instal Interior shade sails for Conservatories and any glazed space • Design & Instal Exterior shade sails and Tensile fabric canopies • Supply & Installation of Commercial Parasols.

The Alfresco365 team includes Jon Clapham ( MD, design & sales) , Liam Bignell ( Design , Sales & Installation). Manufacturing and back up support from Kemp Sails Ltd , SDSails Ltd, Fusion Fabrication Ltd, Vortex , and our European manufacturing suppliers.

For an independent opinion on how to maximise the use of your outside space please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone.


Why choose us?

Alfresco365 have designed and built a wide range of bespoke canopies.

Read a few of our customers testimonials with pictures of each completed project.

From first making contact with Sherlock and Watson T/A Alfresco365 with an enquiry re an awning to final installation has been a hassle free and seamless process. They really know their products and we are very pleased with the quality, performance and look of the awning. We would recommend them without hesitation.alfresco 365 markilux pergola awning


JL - Markilux Pergola Awning, South Bucks

Before we get to the sail, the attention to detail, timeliness of appointments for measurements, concept development and delivery were thoughtful and altogether excellent. The sail itself is a perfect compliment to the building and atmosphere and exactly what we asked for and had in mind. They are a great team for design, implementation and after-service.Rain & Shade solution, ferrari 502 fabric shade sail

MH - SW London - Tensile Sail, SW London

Thank you very much for the installation of the sails. We are very happy with the end result as well as the way the whole project was driven.conservatory sail blinds, interior conservatory sails, commercial canopy design Alfresco Lifestyle shade solutions by Alfresco 365


CH - Conservatory Shade Sails, Hampstead, North London

We used this company for an ambitious canopy at our house in London. The owner Jon Clapham is clearly passionate about his creations and oversees each one personally. The result is elegant, effective and beautifully made. The stainless steel fittings are of the highest quality and the whole exercise was a text book in delivering quality and value with no fuss. I can’t see how anyone would want to go anywhere else once one has discovered him.alfresco lifesyle

RR- Tensile Sail, SW London

The sail was designed and built during our very busy refurbishment, and we are delighted with the result. Staff, management and especially our customers love the ambiance under the Schooner Sail. The Wood-fired Pizza Oven and Bar facilities are very popular and extend our hospitality areas during the Spring & Summer seasons.


Pig on the Beach, Studland, Dorset

We chose Sherlock and Watson Ltd t/a Alfresco365 as they were prepared to go the extra mile, literally, to bring these storm rated parasols all the way up to the Highlands. Loch Ness is often a very windy and wet location, and we have many visitors to our Historic Castle and award winning visitor centre, these parasols will provide cover in all weathers. The portability of the units means we can maximise the investment, and reduce the impact of a permanent structure.Alfresco 365 vortex storm parasols

EF - Historic Scotland | Vortex Storm Parasols, Urquhart Castle, Lochness

Jon Clapham at Alfresco 365/Sherlock and Watson Ltd visited to discuss a retractable canopy over our Gastro pub garden at The Truscott Arms, Maida Vale, London. We wanted to create an alfresco dining area to extend our restaurant seating capacity. We went for the Markilux 110 pergola awning, plus 2 dimmable Hotspot Heat/light combination units. The whole garden make over was a considerable investment, the ambiance is fantastic. One year later it has paid for itself’.

Commercial Canopy. Markilux 110 double pergola awning in red with Hotspot heaters, Maida Vale, London

The Trustcott Arms | Pergola Awning with Hotspot Heaters and Lights, Maida Vale, London
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