We had a S/H Bradcot Classic with an Elddis van and where very happy with it, so when we bought the new Louisiana at the end of 2005 we decided to buy a new Bradcot Classic to go with it.
The quality of the materials and workmanship seems good. They also offer a one year Accidental damage repair service.
Bad points the Instructions are a joke, but if you've had an awning before then you shouldn't really have any problems. The steel poles are very heavy, especially on an awning our size 1080mm. Also, I am not convinced about the adjustable pegging out system. It works well enough, but it makes it more likely that parts will get lost.
See their 2007 brouchure HERE or their main Web Site HERE
Before going abroad in 2005 we bought a 4.4m Fiamma Zip awning, to use as a sun canopy, but this now gets used most of the time as it's so much easier to put up (I can do it on my own). The Bradcot now only gets used for stays of 5 or more nights or if we are taking the Grandkids.
Like Trooper we also had a Bradcot Classic awning which we were very happy with for a couple of seasons, but again like Trooper we swapped to a Fiamma Caravanstore Zip awning because we found ity more versatile and the main part of it stays on the van permanently.
Going back to the Bradcot, ours had the fibreglass frame which is that bit lighter than the metal one. I could not fault the quality of the actual awning, good quality zips and strong seams. We bought ours 2nd hand off ebay and it was 3 years old when we bought it and 5 years old when we sold it - still in excellent condition!
Alan (the kiaman) & Sylvia - recycled teenagers (i.e. over 60!) 2013 Bailey S2 Unicorn Cadiz & 04 Kia Sorento CRDi XS Auto with Griffin Tuning Powerbox (175bhp)