About us

Able Canopies design, manufacture and install quality canopy, shelter and shade systems to schools and commercial organisations throughout the UK.

Able Canopies Ltd, based in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, began trading over 15 years ago offering a high quality bespoke canopy service mainly to schools and colleges.
Our very first product was the Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy, a commercial grade aluminium and uPVC system which created cost effective and efficient weather cover. A range of free standing canopies and shelters followed, all based on the continuing ethos of quality and longevity.

Able Canopies Ltd. - The Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy - Outdoor PlayOver the years we have increased our client base to include the construction, leisure, healthcare, hospitality and retail sectors and we continue to build high quality working relationships with local authorities, head teachers, site managers, architect and contractors.

To allow us to better serve the needs of our customers we have opened three additional branches across the UK: Able Canopies (South East) based in Dover, Kent, Able Canopies (Central) based in Maidstone, Kent and Able Canopies (Wales) based in Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
Our mission:

Our mission is to create attractive and functional shelter for all our customers, tailoring each installation to each of our customers individual needs. Our dedicated team are committed to providing superior quality products to you with a personal and friendly customer service that is second to none.

As "The Canopy Experts" we constantly review our products and service to ensure we exceed our customers' expectations, from initial contact right through to installation and beyond. You can rest assured that by working with Able Canopies you will not only benefit from our expertise, but also receive a service and product of the highest quality.

"Fantastic service from the first time we contacted you to the completed installation. Fitted by a brilliant team who are great ambassadors for your company. 

100% professionalism. 100% satisfaction".

- Stafford Sports College, Staffordshire

Meet the Team

Able Canopies Managing Director - Mark Wood"At Able Canopies, our team are dedicated to ensuring you receive nothing but the very best canopy products and services available throughout the UK. Please click the link below to meet the team."

Mark Wood - CEO

Meet the Team

What We Offer

Able Canopies are proud to provide:

  • The finest canopy and shelter systems available in the UK
  • Free No Obligation Site Visit from an our trained Surveyor to offer you expert guidance on the ideal solution for you.
  • Free funding and fundraising advice
  • Planning assistance to help you navigate the complicated planning and/or building regulations process
  • Minimum disruption to you; canopies can be installed in just 1 or 2 days. We also have extensive experience with installing during the school or working day and so will work to ensure we cause as little disturbance as we can.
  • Quick lead times - most of our products have a 4-6 week lead time
  • Efficient, non-intrusive installation by DBS Registered, expert fitting teams.
  • We are CHAS and Constructionline Approved
  • We offer a complete service, including: design, supply and installation
  • Over 15 years of experience

If you are interested in having a new canopy or shelter at your site call us today and we will help you to find the right product for you, conducting a thorough site survey for free, to find out your exact needs. Once you have decided on your product and received your quote from us, if you the want to order, our experienced teams will guide you throgh the ordering, planning (if needed) and delivery and installation, of your order, whilst always keeping you informed of developments along the way.

Our product range currently includes wall mounted canopiesfree standing canopiesentrance canopieswalkwaysshade sailscycle shelterscycle compounds,waiting sheltersbuggy shelters, and bin shelters. These are sold to sectors including schools, local authorities, sporting, leisure, hospitality, health and care.

Offering a personal and friendly service, we ensure that each canopy is tailored to your individual needs and that you get the most from your investment. 

Press Releases

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Our Charities

Charities we Support - Macmillan Cancer Support Able Canopies supports Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity who provides practical, medical and financial support to people diagnosed with cancer. Able Canopies' regularly donates and supports the Colchester Macmillan fundraising group who organise fundraising events for Macmillan in Colchester.


"From quote stage through to installation your service has been outstanding and I would highly recommend you to other schools." 

- Hartley Primary School, Kent.

What Our Customers Say About Us

Here at Able Canopies, we are dedicated to ensuring that all of our customers receive nothing but the very best customer service and the highest quality of products.

When our customers from the last 6 months were asked why they chose us this is what they said:

Why our customers chose us between July 2017 - December 2017 - Able Canopies Ltd.

Head Office:

9-11 Faraday Close
Gorse Lane Industrial Estate
Clacton on Sea
CO15 4TR

Regional Offices:

South West
Eastern England
Northern England
Southern England

Contact Us:

Free phone:
0800 389 9072
Email: sales@ablecanopies.co.uk
Office hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm

Twitter: @ablecanopies

Facebook: AbleCanopies