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Welcome to Able Canopies

Able Canopies specialise in providing quality commercial canopies, canopy awnings, walkways, shelters and shade systems designed to help you to use your outdoor space more effectively, creating an attractive exterior space whilst offering cost effective weather protection.

We have installed thousands of canopies and shelters to schools, nurseries and local authorities throughout the UK, as well as to the sporting, leisure, hospitality, health and care sectors. With this extensive experience, you can rest assured we will deliver a service and product of the highest quality, tailored specifically to your individual needs.

All our products are designed to create versatile and usable shelters which are suited to your environment. Our products make perfect playground shelters, outdoor classrooms, entrance canopies, alfresco dining areas and seating areas.

We're proud to be known throughout the industry as "The Canopy Experts". In addition to providing the finest canopy systems in the UK we also offer a free no-obligation site survey carried out by our expert surveyors, to ensure you receive the ideal canopy solution.

To find out about our entire product range click the links in the menu above, the information below is an introduction to some of our most popular products:

Shade SailsShade Sails

We provide a fantastic range of stylish and versatile shade sails, which are perfect for creating shaded areas around playgrounds, parks, picnic areas and commercial buildings. There are a wide range of colours to choose from to suit your building or environment and we provide a full design, manufacture and installation service... Find out more

Cycle SheltersCycle Shelters

Our cycle shelters are manufactured from quality materials and installed using our experienced fitting team; we have a standard range of shelter models and we can also manufacture to your bespoke requirements. All of our bike shelters and compounds can be made to BREEAM specifications. … Find out more

How to buy one of our products

So you've arrived at our website, which is great! Maybe you've had a look around as some of our products and decided which one you'd like. Maybe you can't decide?! Give us a call, or drop us an email, and chat to our friendly team and we'll help you through the whole process.

Here's a quick overview of what will happen when you pick up the phone or send us an email.

1. Call 0800 389 9072 or email sales@ablecanopies.co.uk and let us know what type of product you are interested in. If you're not sure, don't worry! Our friendly sales team will go through different options with you explaining their different features and benefits to see which is right for you. We'll also ask you whether you think you will need a planning application-  find out more about our Planning Help here
2. Book a survey - Our sales team will also check where you are in the country and whether your requirements are something we think we can help with and then it's time for us to get out there and meet you face to face! We will organise for one of our Surveyors to visit you at a time convenient to you and complete your free site survey.

3. The Survey - Our Surveyor will chat with you about your requirements, whether you had a product in mind and what they recommend for you. They will also go through your Quotation Pack which contains lots of background information on Able Canopies. They will take careful measurements of the area and all this information will be sent off to our pricing team for them to create your free quotation/s. 

4. Design - If you require a bespoke design, our Design and Build team will then work to create your unique vision, once you are happy with the design we will price this up for you.
5. Over to you - Once we have put your quotation together we will send this over to your via email and also post a copy to you - you can then add this to your Quotation Pack to keep all your canopy information in one place. We will then contact you a few days later to make sure you received your quote and to check whether you have any questions. Once you have reviewed your quotation let us know your thoughts and any changes required - we are happy to amend quototions to better suit your requirements if needed. 

6. Ordering - When you have decided if you want to place an order - let us know, we shall then send out your order form and you will be assigned your dedicated Project manager to oversee you installation. If you require planning, our Planning team will also contact you to guide you through this process- at no extra charge to you. 

7. Installing your product - Your Project manager will work with you to find the best time for your installation. School holidays fill up fast so if you want a holiday booking let us know as soon as possible so we can reserve a space for you. We have extensive experience of installing during term time, or your organisation's opening hours, and we make every effort to cause as little disruption as possible, so term time installations are always a great option too.

6. Aftercare - Once installed, our fitters will check you are happy with the finished product and ask you to complete our Satisfaction Note so we can collect all your feedback an ensure we continue to develop our service to meet your needs. We will then send out your After Sales pack which will include your guarantee, if applicable, your maintenance schedule which advises on how to care for your canopy product and your £250 voucher of your next canopy.

7. Enjoy your new shade and shelter product!