About us

Welcome to Able Canopies

Able Canopies are the Canopy Experts. We provide safe and stylish weather protection solutions that serve to transform outside spaces. We design, manufacture and install quality canopy, shelter and shade systems for schools and commercial organisations throughout the UK.

Based in Clacton on Sea, Essex, we have supplied and installed thousands of shade and shelter structures within schools and commercial settings, leaving them with high quality, long lasting structures that look great. You can view these installations here: UK Canopy Installations

Since we began trading 19 years ago, we were mainly focussed on the canopy and shade market however, in the recent years we have become more and more involved in the running of larger and more complex projects, so we have rebranded and become Able Canopies and Outdoor Projects. This makes our project management services more known and readily available to everyone who requires the service.

The very first product we introduced into our range 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 later followed, all based on the continuing ethos of quality, longevity and overall, exceptional 'value for money'.

Our canopies provide schools with effective shelter and areas for outdoor learning and dining. We also work extensively with the Education Sector, including universities alongside the retail, leisure & hospitality sectors to effectively transform their outside spaces.

Our team of canopy experts work with customers, architects and contractors to ensure on time, on budget, project completion. To maintain our consistently high quality we control the design, manufacture and installation process of our canopies.

We hold all the major quality and safety certifications including ISO, Acclaim and Construction Line (Gold Standard). For more information on these certifications click here.

School Canopies installed at Lexden Springs SEN School in Colchester, Essex

Our mission

Our mission is to create attractive and functional shelter for all our customers, tailoring each installation to individual needs. Our dedicated team are committed to providing quality products with a personal and friendly customer service that is second to none. Our projects service enables us to manage our customers whole outdoor project, making the process much easier and simpler as they only have one company to deal with.

School Canopy Testimonial - Able Canopies Ltd.

What our customers say about us

We are dedicated to ensuring that our customers receive nothing but the very best customer service and the highest quality of products. To ensure that we achieve this goal we monitor the feedback from our customers and ask them about why they chose Able Canopies to be their canopy provider.

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 Jan 2020 and June 2020 - Able Canopies Ltd

Why we are the Canopy Experts

The design, manufacture and installation of stylish, effective and safe canopies involves many processes and commitments to ensure a high-quality service and a finished canopy that will last. Here are some of the activities and endorsements that make our service and products stand out.

  • The finest canopy and shelter systems available in the UK
  • Quality materials that are independently audited through our achievement of the CE mark that is required in all steel and aluminium structures
  • 10 year guarantees and 25-year life expectancies on most of our products
  • ISO certification for quality and environmental standards
  • Constructionline Gold status
  • Acclaim Accreditation approved
  • Products available on the NBS BIM Library
  • Our own specifiers site for architects and contractors
  • An efficient project management service, covering soft play safety surfacing, fencing, all new aluminium decking systems, artificial grass and more
  • A free no obligation site visit from one of our trained surveyors to offer you expert guidance on the right solution for you
  • Minimum disruption to you; many of our canopies can be installed in just 1 or 2 days
  • Extensive experience of installing during the school or working day and to do that safely and efficiently
  • Efficient, non-intrusive installation by DBS Registered, expert fitting teams
  • Free funding and fundraising advice
  • Planning assistance to help you navigate the complicated planning and/or building regulations process

School Canopy Testimonial - Able Canopies Ltd.

We are committed to quality

This is not something that we just say. Our processes are geared up to deliver the highest standards. We are audited to ensure we meet the requirements of ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001. Our supply chain has achieved CE marketing meaning our canopies are safe and fit for purpose. For more information click here

We transform outside space

School Canopy Transformation - Able Canopies Ltd.

A big part of our continued success is our understanding of why schools, universities, retailers and leisure outlets want to be able to use outside space and what benefits it brings them.

The ability to use the outdoors for teaching, dining and other activities is crucial to schools. That is why we focus on the key issues of position, flow of people and expected use when we come to survey. That way we make sure schools get exactly what they need.

The same applies to commercial operations. If you want more covers at your restaurant then some canopies will work better than others. If you need a functional, yet stylish entrance canopy for your office building, shop or hotel then a thorough investigation of your requirements will make sure you get weather protection that does the right job.

Our product range includes wall mounted canopies, free standing canopies, entrance canopies, solar canopies, walkway canopies, shade sails, cycle shelters, cycle compounds, waiting shelters, buggy 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.

Able Canopies Ltd - Meet the Team

Meet the team

The Able Canopies team are a group of dedicated professionals working to ensure you receive nothing but the very best canopy products and services available in the UK. All experts in their own fields, the team survey, plan, manufacture, manage, install and service hundreds of projects each year across the UK. Please click the link to
meet the team.

Our charities

Charities we Support - Macmillan Cancer SupportAble 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 charity by holding coffee mornings.

St Elizabeth Hospice IpswichIn 2018 we supported the fundraising efforts of St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich. We took part in the annual Midnight Walk put on by the Charity and we raised over £3600 to help them to continue to deliver their care and support for patients and families.

School Canopy Testimonial - Able Canopies Ltd.

Contact us:

Head Office:

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

Free phone: 0800 389 9072
Email: sales@ablecanopies.co.uk

Office hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm

Twitter: @ablecanopies
Facebook: AbleCanopies


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