The Most Popular Canopies of 2020

It’s officially here, we have the finalised list of the most popular canopies based on our canopy sales from 2020. If you are looking to invest in a shade and shelter structure and are unsure of what type of structure to choose, this post may help by showing the canopies that other schools and companies have been big fans of. In 2020, we supplied and installed over 30 different products from our range, with each of them installed multiple times … Continue reading

A Canopy So Big You Can See it From Space (Kind off)

Okay, so maybe you can’t see if from space, but it is visible from Google Earth and there’s no wonder, the canopy is a whopper! In 2016 we supplied and installed a 112 metre Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy at Mead Primary School in Romford and it has just come to our attention that it is visible from Google Earth even when zoomed out substantially. As shown in the photo above, the white line that you can see is the canopy … Continue reading

Keep Parents Happy and Children Dry Whilst Dining Outside

You may have already read the article regarding a school in Manchester that received backlash as their pupils were eating lunch outside in the rain; Angry parents say children ‘treated like animals and made to eat in rain’ at school. I don’t know the full details so I cannot personally comment however, I am fully aware of the struggles teachers are experiencing whilst ensuring schools follow all social distancing guidelines, keeping all pupils confined to their own bubbles and teaching … Continue reading

Protecting School Equipment In Winter Weather

As the cold, wet and windy weather comes to the UK, playgrounds will be drenched. Equipment left outside can be damaged by the harsh winter weather and with several storms predicted for this year, it is important that steps are taken to protect it. There are several ways that schools can protect equipment from the winter weather, here are some of the suggestions. 1. School Canopies The most obvious is by placing equipment underneath a school canopy. A school canopy … Continue reading

Forest Schools And Covid-19

Schools have started to return and there certainly have been differences to the start of the year. Students are facing new limitations and experiences within schools. And there have been concerns about how children can get the same high quality of teaching as they have done before. And where does the current restrictions leave forest schools? Transmission Within Outside Settings Lower The advantage of forest schools is that they’re outside. Either within a forest area or under the cover of … Continue reading

Three Ways School Canopies Will Help With Re-Opening In September

As schools re-open in September there are going to be significant challenges to face. One of those is space. While the Government guidelines state that children within a bubble don’t have to be concerned with social distancing, bubbles should be separated and all adults on sites must maintain a two-metre distance between them and others. This does present a space issue. However, there are ways that this can be eased through the use of school canopies. Here are three ways … Continue reading

If You’re Quick, You Can Still Bag a Summer Canopy Installation

If you’ve recently received a canopy quotation from us and you would like your canopy installed in the summer holidays, there is still time but hurry, we’re almost fully booked! The cut-off date to place your order is 17th July, this is so that we can get your canopy components delivered well in time for your installation to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you have any questions regarding your installation, or would like to give us some feedback, please contact … Continue reading

3 Ways a Canopy Can Help with Social Distancing

Canopies for Social Distancing

I’ve been thinking about ways that the human race may change once this pandemic is over and how we will view things differently. I think most of us have decided to appreciate the little things that it turns out are really the big things, and I also think we’ll all be a little more hygiene conscience along with a lot of other things. So, from this, I feel like we may want to keep a little distance from strangers because … Continue reading

Perfecting the Delivery

Receiving positive feedback from our customers is something that we always strive for and love to receive. However, when it comes to projects we work on for contractors, we rarely receive feedback due to the nature of the job and the number of people involved. That’s why we are always so proud when we receive a Perfect Delivery Award from Morgan Sindall. This month we have received not one, but two Perfect Delivery Awards. The first award was for the … Continue reading

Plan Your Outdoor Space

When it comes to educating children, outdoor spaces are really important. They’ve been proven to help students learn more and be more enthusiastic in this learning environment. Plus they offer significant health benefits to all students. However, you can’t just have an outdoor space. You need to carefully plan it so there is a mix of planned, structured learning opportunities and space for unstructured learning for the children. You also need to make sure that children are safe in the … Continue reading