Architect Newsletter: Outside Comfort Zone (May 2022)


Welcome to the Summer 2022 edition of Outside Comfort Zone – your quarterly dose of building solutions and news for you and your clients. In this edition, you will find information on our upcoming exhibition attendance in June, some information regarding the high demands of holiday park canopies and detailed info on why our customers choose us. Read the full newsletter here: OCZ Summer 2022 Here’s our top news stories from this edition: We’ve Got this Warehouse Covered Earlier in … Continue reading

Play & Learn Outdoors | March 2022 | Issue 2.6


There’s so much sadness and destruction going on in the world right now that we wondered whether we should put our newsletter on hold. However, we felt in some ways that makes it more important to share some positivity, along with fun ideas for better days ahead. So, this month’s newsletter features a whole host of fundraising ideas including events you can hold outside, small ongoing fundraisers and bigger affairs. You’ll also find lot’s of canopy inspiration and features on … Continue reading

Free Tickets to The Inclusive Learning Environments Show

Are you free on the 14th and 15th June? If so, there’s one place you need to be and that’s the Inclusive Learning Environments Show. Never heard of it? You may remember it as the SEND Show, yet it has since been renamed to focus on inclusive learning spaces and environments within special educational needs and disabilities and mainstream schools adapting to special educational needs. This show which is expected to be very popular due to the recent reintroduction of … Continue reading

Summer Science Activities to Inspire Students

Science experiments outside are a great way to inspire students to learn. Outside learning is very beneficial. It is known to improve confidence, increase attention and be more fun for students. So, what are the best summer science activities that you can conduct at your school? Here are some of the options for you. 1. Water Evaporation Levels One easy experiment is to have water evaporation tests across the school. You can place cups of water in various areas like … Continue reading

Staying Safe in the Sun

As the summer months approach, children will be keen to spend more time outside. As a result, children and teachers will be put at risk from the sun and heat. So here are some safety steps to make learning fun and safe outside. The Risks Outside There are numerous risks outside that can be dangerous for you and your students. The major risk is UV damage that can damage skin and cause cancer in the long term. Another concern can … Continue reading

Geography Lesson Ideas for Forest Schools

There are numerous ways that forest schools can enhance learning within classes. Geography can have lots of classes taught within the forest school setting within your area. Here are some classic ideas for you. 1. Teaching About Changes to Environment The first thing to do is to teach about the different environments that forests offer. You can talk about how forests contribute to the local environment, including how they can help with drainage, provide cover from the rain and homes … Continue reading

Musgrove Park Hospital Canopy Completion

Last month I gave you an update of our progress at Musgrove Hospital where while we were installing the first canopy from phase one of the project. As scheduled, at the start of this month (April), we completed the first phase and the end result looks fantastic, As promised, I am therefore sharing completed photos of the canopy installation along with feedback from the Site Manager. I have included the CAD drawing of the canopy see which part of the … Continue reading

Why Our Customers Choose Us

When a customer places an order with Able Canopies, we always ask the question “Why did you choose us?”. This is an important question for us because it helps us to see what is important to our customers and what they are looking for from a canopy supplier and installer. It also helps us to see what is not so important, so we can put more effort into the areas that matter. In 2021, the results were quite varied. There … Continue reading

Summer Fundraising Events to Consider

Summertime is just around the corner and between May and July, there are plenty of ways that you can raise funds for your school. Whether you want to add a new school canopy or refresh the sporting equipment at your school, here are some fun summer fundraising events that you can host. 1. Outdoor Cinema Outdoor cinemas are a great option for those looking to host a single event. You can select a good film that is appropriate for your … Continue reading

Customer Feedback Statistics

Receiving feedback from our customers is so valuable to us. It enables us to see which areas we are thriving and which areas may need more work. I thoroughly believe that all businesses should ask for feedback because the satisfaction of the customers is the number one priority for any trustworthy, customer led business. Our aim is to always ensure our customers are left with a commercial grade canopy that they love, which will last for many years and that … Continue reading

How to Use Social Media for Fundraising

When it comes to raising funds for your education setting, you need to utilise all the available technology. Social media is a great option for fundraising. Here are some options on how to use social media for fundraising. 1. Advertise Events Whether it is the summer fair or a sponsored walk, you can use your social media channels to promote these events. This can improve the exposure of the events and bring in more people to attend them. In addition, … Continue reading