425% Increase in Demand for Holiday Park Canopies

Over the last couple of years, we have seen a whopping 425% increase in the demand for canopies at UK Holiday Parks and a 25% increase in restaurants. Is this surprising? Of course it’s not. Has the pandemic got a part to play? Of course it has. Is the beginning of a new trend? Of course it is – the benefits of being outside have been proven time and time again. Here’s a few reasons why we think holiday parks … Continue reading

Beat the Rain and Safeguard Your Plans

Make sure your event goes ahead whatever the weather. The weather so far this summer has been a varied mix of just about everything with a little sunshine thrown in here and there. However, it’s the time of year when we’re all making plans outside, and yet it seems most plans are being rained off last minute due to the unpredictability of the weather. Beat the Rain and Safeguard Your Plans There is a way that you can safeguard your … Continue reading

Cornwall Holiday Park Extend their Dining Facilities into the Outdoors

With the go-ahead for self-contained holiday accommodation in the UK from April, Holiday Parks and hotels are looking forward to opening their doors to their much-loved guests, none more so than Lizard Point Holiday Park in Cornwall. In 2020, Parkdean Resorts invested over 1.8 million into the popular holiday park which was previously known as Mullion; part of those improvements included the addition of alfresco dining facilities. Able Canopies supplied and installed a 17 metre x 9 metre Tarnhow Dome … Continue reading

Canopies for Restaurants

As I’m sitting here tapping away on my laptop, the sun is shining through the windows and the guys on the local radio station are talking about children enjoying the start of their Easter holidays at the beach. It’s only March so it may not a big deal that we’ve hit the hottest day of the year so far however, it is pretty hot out there and they have just announced that it’s officially the hottest March day since 1968. … Continue reading

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