Covered Outdoor Waiting Areas for Healthcare Practices

Many healthcare settings such as doctor and dentist practices have fairly small waiting rooms which can only hold a handful of patients at a time given the 2-metre rule. This would have been fine during the summer months as some patients could wait outside however, as we are now in the colder, rainier months, more patients will be looking to book appointments; and they won’t be so keen on sitting outside whilst bearing the wintery elements. It’s important that patients … Continue reading

Filling in the Gaps

Lakes Meadow, a care home in Coggeshall, Essex had an area that was an awkward shape within their grounds which they wanted to utilise by storing mobility scooters and keeping them sheltered from the rain. The area in question was in between two buildings and was 7.19m in length, 1.98m at the smallest opening and 6m at the largest opening. Because of the odd shape, the canopy would need to be bespoke to be able to over the whole area … Continue reading

Made To Measure Canopies

Your company’s building and outdoor space is unique. How you use them is going to be different from other organisations; even those in the same industry. This individuality makes you special and is the reason why your customers pick your products or services over those of your competitors. Offering a variety of products and services enables you to provide different experiences for your customers so they can choose the best option for them. Offering this variety is a necessary challenge … Continue reading

Our Process from Enquiry to Quotation

We often have enquiries where customers would like a quotation without a free site survey, but in order to be able to offer you a quotation that is as accurate as possible, a site survey will nearly always be required. A site survey allows us to see not only if your area is suitable to fix your chosen structure to, but also to see if there are any obstructions that may affect the quote, the type of wall we are … Continue reading

Discover the potential of your hospital’s outdoor area

Whilst the internal facilities of your hospital are extremely important, an area which can be a huge benefit to both your staff, patients and visitors is a pleasant outdoor garden or seating area. The benefits of fresh air and engaging with nature are well documented, with more and more reports showing that even just looking at a natural environment can improve people’s wellbeing, for example research has shown that patient recovery rates improve if even the view out of their … Continue reading

Awnings for Care Homes – The Benefits

A much needed facility that may be overlooked within care homes is an outside shelter structure to provide shelter to their residents when enjoying the outside. Creating an accessible, comfortable and relaxing outside area for residents is important as the outside can offer a lot to those that can no longer pop here and there as and when desired. A relaxing outside area can give elderly and less able residents freedom. Whether it is giving them a hobby such taking … Continue reading

Improve Patient Experience at your Clinic

Most healthcare settings provide car parking spaces for their visitors, however there are other useful parking facilities for patients and visitors which are sometimes overlooked, such as cycle and buggy parking facilities. Cycling is becoming a more popular form of transport, particularly in inner city locations and so it is good practise to cater for those who choose to cycle to your healthcare clinic, providing them with a safe and secure area for them to leave their bike whilst they … Continue reading

How a Canopy can Enhance your Hospital’s Exterior

Improve your patients’ experience by providing shelter into your A&E department. Having an accident is an incredibly traumatic time for both patients and their families. Getting treatment for their emergency is no doubt the most important requirement of a patient, however ensuring that their time at the hospital is as comfortable as possible can help make the patient more relaxed during this distressing time. A simple way to improve patients’ experience is to provide shelter for patients when they are … Continue reading

Providing Covered Disability Access to your building

If your organisation is open to the public it is important that provision is made to enable anyone who has a disability to enter the building. This is also the case if you have a private building yet have members of staff who have disabilities which prevent them entering the building easily. Adapting your building to provide means of entry for all levels of mobility often involves installing a ramp – particularly if you are modifying existing buildings. As using … Continue reading

Walk this way – the benefits of covered walkways

A covered walkway can often been seen as a luxury product, particularly by schools and organisations with limited funds. This is a fair observation and it certainly is true that your site will be able to function without a walkway. However, the benefits a walkway brings to a site often far outweigh the initial cost. Not only can it link your site together, providing an integrated feel to your setting, it can also improve the experience of your staff, students, … Continue reading