Safe in the Summertime

One of the first things you learn when you work with canopies is that weather protection isn’t just about providing shelter from rain and snow. In fact, supplying shade from the sun in the spring and summer is a way more important service than keeping people dry as they dash between buildings. Here’s the reason why. There are over 15,000 new cases of melanoma skin cancer in the UK every year and they are expected to rise 7% by 2035. … Continue reading

Staying Safe in the Sun – It’s a Job for Shade Man

We are all pleased to see the sun at this time of year and to enjoy the warmth and long summer evenings. For schools the opportunities for outdoor activities and learning must be tempered with the need to manage exposure to harmful UV rays and to make sure children stay safe in the sun. To build that understanding we have developed our Sun Safe Activity Pack. This collection of learning and fun includes quizzes, creative activities and games that will … Continue reading

How to choose your summer shade system

It is noticeable how many more enquiries we receive about sails, awnings and umbrellas, or our Fabric Collection as we like to call it, once the sun starts shining. People’s thoughts naturally turn to enjoying the outdoors once the weather improves. For schools and hospitality outlets the key is to give access to the outside but to do that in a way that is safe for pupils and customers. That means UV protection and solid installations that will last. There … Continue reading