The Increasing Demand for Alfresco Dining

How Architects and Contractors can help their clients make the right choices when it comes to cover from the weather In recent years, alfresco dining has become extremely popular with UK residents opting for an outdoor lifestyle, particularly in the warmer months. This has seen an increase is demand for restaurants, pubs, café’s, hotels and holidays parks to provide outdoor spaces where their visitors can relax and enjoy spending time outside with family and friends. It’s a familiar picture; on a hot summers’ … Continue reading

Canopies for Holiday Parks

Holiday camps in the UK may seem like a thing of the past to some however, for the majority they are an annual tradition and are best loved by young families and elderly couples. That’s why holiday park owners are always modernising their parks to keep them fun, fresh and safe. Like many restaurants or hotels, the shade and shelter structures at holidays parks tend to consist of collapsible umbrellas that do not provide protection from the rain and can … Continue reading

A Premier installation

PDR Construction approached us to tender for the entrance canopy works at a brand-new building they were constructing for the Premier Inn hotel chain in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. The canopy requested by the architect working alongside PDR Construction was of a similar specification to our Kensington Wall Mounted Entrance Canopy, so we therefore put this product forward in our tender. The Kensington Wall Mounted Entrance Canopy features a galvanised steel frame which can be powder coated in any RAL … Continue reading

Protection above, below and around

Eating outdoors is one of the great pleasures of life. And it’s an excellent way for hospitality businesses to maximise the potential profits of the summer months and beyond. Being able to extend that ’outdoor season’ will be a big boost for many hospitality and leisure outlets. We had this opportunity in mind for customer service businesses when we created the ultimate outdoor weather protection pack for hospitality and leisure businesses. This combination of three complementary products will let bars, … Continue reading

An Awesome Awning

Our awning offer just got bigger and better with our new 12 metre span Langton awning. The Langton is the perfect option for restaurant, retail and leisure environments. It provides big shade for big spaces. The maximum projection of 4.35 metres means that it can protect large areas of tables, people and bar areas with ease. It is this extensive coverage which makes the Langton stand out. Its size makes it a cost-effective way to cover dining, drinking or social … 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

Our Top Tips to Make Your Wedding Venue Stand Out From the Competition

There are of course many ways that you can make your wedding venue stand out from competitors which includes indoor décor, customer service and packages to suit all budgets. But, have you considered how making more use of your outdoor area and making it a bigger feature of your venue can attract more bride and grooms to be and make them choose your venue over others? Weddings generally have a high number of guests and it can get quite busy … Continue reading

The Coniston – Ideal in any Setting

The Coniston canopy is a real favourite amongst our staff and customers alike. Here at Able Canopies we love how versatile it is and how it can help our customers create their ideal outdoor area at a reasonable price. Our customers love it due to its versatility as well – due to its design it can easily be fixed around corners, or cover uneven ground and incorporate alcoves and other building design features. Our Coniston canopy is very popular with … Continue reading

3 Key Considerations When Planning an Al Fresco Dining Area

With the rise in popularity of “cafe culture” in the UK many eateries and bars are finding customers are looking for attractive outdoor areas to socialise and enjoy food and drink. An outside eating area at the front of your cafe or restaurant can have many benefits, providing extra space for the lunch time rush, providing customers with the choice to eat whilst enjoying the outside and it can also be a free advert promoting your establishment’s goods by displaying … Continue reading