2014 Autumn News

I can’t believe it’s time for another newsletter – where has the last 3 months gone?! Here at Able Canopies we have been extremely busy installing canopies, shelters and shade sails at schools, nurseries, academies, hospice’s and commercial organisations across England and Wales.

The summer holidays have been jam packed with installations that have kept our fitting teams extremely busy. We have installed two large span canopies this summer, one was a Double Grange Free Standing Canopy that we installed at RSA Academy in the West Midlands and the other was a Hamilton canopy that we installed at White Spire School in Buckinghamshire, you can read more about this installation in the Big is Beautiful news story below.

Please click the links below to read our top stories from the last 3 months including funding sources for a new canopy or shelter and the launch of our new timber shelters!

Kind Regards
Mark Wood
Managing Director


Big is beautiful

white-spire-school-hamiliton-01-small 02We have just finished installing another big span canopy – The Hamilton. We finished installing the large structure that is finished in Yellow Green at the start of September at White Spire School in Buckinghamshire. Because this is a large structure is can cover a wide range of different outside areas.

Read on to find out what White Spire used their canopy for and what else the Hamilton can be used for.


10 Signs your school or nursery should invest in a canopy

Ten signs your school or nursery should invest in a canopy - Able Canopies LtdIf you find yourself relating to many of the ten situations or issues outlined in this helpful blog, then a canopy structure may well be the answer for your school or nursery! We have included the 10 most frequent reasons that our previous customers tell us they need a canopy for.

Read on to find out what the reasons are and if a canopy would make your school day run more smoothly.


View our exciting new curved timber cycle shelters

New curved timber cycle shelter - Able Canopies LtdWe have launched two very exciting new structures to our range of cycle shelters: the Pembroke Timber Cycler Shelter and the Denver Timber Cycle Shelter. When designing these structures, we worked closely with timber specialists to ensure they would be contemporary and stylish structures that benefit from high quality and durability.

Read on to see images of our fantastic new shelters and to find out more about them.


Funding sources for your new canopy or shelter

Does Your School Need Funding for a Canopy or Shelter? - Able Canopies LtdWe have been searching the internet for the latest funding sources for schools, nurseries and community projects to help you fund your latest canopy or shelter dream. In this post, we have provided links to 5 main funding providers and you can also download our free funding guide!

Read on to find out what grants are available and if you are eligible for them!


My favourite retail installation

Able Canopies' MD's favourite retail canopy installation so far!After a lot of toing and froing, I have finally chosen my favourite retail canopy installation! It’s a wall mounted entrance canopy that we installed earlier this year at the well known supermarket chain Lidl. We installed it at their new store in Waterlooville in Hampshire.

Read on to find out why this is my favourite retail installation and see what you think of it too!


Three great outdoor play blogs!

3 Great Outdoor Play Blogs - Able Canopies Ltd.I love coming across blogs and websites that contain lots of fresh outdoor play ideas and inspiration and what’s more, I love to share these with my customers! I have put together a small collection of my current favourite outdoor play blogs which includes crafts that can be made outside and how to create play items using things you would usually put in the bin!

Read on to find out what outdoor play blogs are my favourite and take a look at them yourself!


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Able Canopies Ltd. design, manufacture and install commercial grade canopies, shade sails,
awnings and shelters across the UK. We specialise in servicing the education, leisure,
healthcare and retail sectors and have extensive experience working with
schools, councils, architects and contracting firms.
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Mark Wood

Managing Director at Able Canopies Ltd
Mark Wood Is the Managing Director of Able Canopies Ltd and is passionate about providing schools and commercial organisations with covered outdoor areas that can be used all year round. He is also dedicated to providing his customers with the best customer service experience possible.

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