Architect Newsletter: Outside Comfort Zone (May 2020)


Welcome to the Spring 2020 edition of Outside Comfort Zone; your quarterly dose of building design solutions for you and your clients. This months’ issue brings you a selection of solutions to help your clients adapt to the new normal and a big Kier project we recently completed in five phases over six months. We also discuss the big upgrade UK holiday park owners are making to the facilities on their sites. Read the full newsletter here: OCZ Spring 2020 We’re sorry, your … Continue reading

Outside Comfort Zone Winter 2020

Welcome to the Winter edition of Outside Comfort Zone. This edition involves two detailed case studies on two bespoke recently completed large installations. How to add colour to your playground with some coloured polycarbonate and some interesting statistics on our Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy.   Read the full newsletter here: OCZ Winter 2020     You Can Build a Rainbow As we supply many of our structures to schools and nurseries, we therefore offer a range of colourful canopy upgrades to make the outdoor … Continue reading

Outside Comfort Zone Autumn 2019

Welcome to the Autumn edition of Outside Comfort Zone. We’ve installed some impressive canopies in the last few months and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share them with you in this months’ newsletter along with a focus on the Grasmere Timber Clad Cycle Shelter which has been a big hit with Architects and Contractors since we launched 7 years ago. We also have a special feature on BIM including the 3 C’s of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and … Continue reading

Outside Comfort Zone Summer 2019

Welcome to the Summer Edition of Outside Comfort Zone. In this edition, we have shared some ‘first look’ progress photos of a big project we are working on at Lexden Springs SEND School in Essex for Morgan Sindall. These photos haven’t been shared on any other platform so be sure to take a look. As you may or may not be aware, we have managed to secure exclusivity from Ali Deck who have designed and manufactured an exciting aluminium decking … Continue reading

Outside Comfort Zone – Spring 2019

It’s been a while since you last received an edition of OCZ and I can assure you, it’s been worth the wait. After our love with timber in the last issue, we have restored normal service with a good mix of installs and guidance to help you design and plan your next canopy installation. There is a bit of a ‘back to basics’ feel with this edition. It’s easy to lose sight of the core purpose of canopies as we … Continue reading

The latest edition of Outside Comfort Zone is available now

This edition of Outside Comfort Zone (our informative newsletter for all those interested in transforming outside space with high quality weather protection) has a bit of a theme running through it. It wasn’t until we sat back and looked at the layout that we realised we have gone a bit crazy for the timber installs. It’s all by circumstance rather than by design (it just happens that a lot of timber projects have finished at a similar time), but it … Continue reading

The November edition of the Outside Comfort Zone should have just landed on your desk!

In this latest edition, we talk about our recent install at Bournemouth University. This ground breaking project uses energy generating solar canopies to help the University develop a green and sustainable dynamic to its new transport hub.  There is also an informative case study which talks about the brief, solution and installation at Jo Richardson Community School. If you are looking for a solution to cover a large space then this will be of interest to you. We also discuss … Continue reading

Outside Comfort Zone – August edition out now!

The August edition of our dedicated newsletter for architects, Outside Comfort Zone, has just been finished. Watch out for it landing on your desk soon! This month we look at how the benefits of solar energy can be harnessed by clever use of panels in canopies and carports. Recent government announcements to develop battery technology and end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 add further impetus to the adoption of solar as a central energy source for … Continue reading